Whether you’re spending a day at the beach, having a picnic in the park or gearing up for a pool day at home, finding which sunscreens are best for your kids can be difficult. Protecting children from the sun is particularly essential as cumulative exposure increases the risk of skin cancer and skin ageing signs later in life. Epidemiological studies suggest that the most deadly type of skin cancer melanoma has a higher incidence later in life as a result of a few severe childhood sunburns. Of more concern, recent studies suggest a rise in melanoma during adolescence and even during childhood.
While paediatricians and dermatologists play a pivotal function in educating children and their families about sun protection, mothers and fathers and other caregivers are on the front line implementing sun avoidance procedures.
“Babies and children have 30% thinner skin than adults, they have a lower concentration of melanin and their skins are dry and dehydrated during the early months of their lives. They also have an incomplete skin barrier making them very vulnerable to sun exposure. For children of 6 months and older, current guidelines recommend a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher and ideally it should contain physical filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which causes less irritation to sensitive skin.” – says Dr Webster from Dermastore.
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics range meets the highest photoprotection standards.
With Fernblock®+, specific filters and repairing and active antioxidant ingredients, it protects against the 4 types of radiation (UVB, UVA, Visible and Infrared), neutralise and repairs sun damage. They were tested under paediatric, dermatological and ophthalmological control.
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Mineral SPF 50+
– RRSP R340-00
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Mineral SPF 50+ has been specially designed for babies and children with sensitive and/or atopic skin.
It has very high photoimmunoprotection properties with its exclusive 100% mineral filters which offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, Visible Light and Infrared radiation (IR-A). The ultra-fluid mineral emulsion is easy to spread and absorbs rapidly.
Suitable for face and body in babies older than 6 months and children.
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Atopic Lotion Spray SPF50 – RRSP: R770-00
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Atopic Lotion Spray SPF 50 is a hypoallergenic formula designed to protect babies and children even with intolerant, atopic-prone skin.
Octocrylene-free. Fragrance-free. Alcohol-free. Paraben-free. Hypoallergenic. Tested under dermatological, pediatric, and ophthalmological control.
Perfectly suited for application on the body and can be used by all skin types.
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Lotion SPF 50 –RRSP – R600-00
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Lotion SPF 50 is a lightweight face and body sunscreen specifically developed for the delicate and sensitive skin needs of babies and children.
This ultra-sophisticated fluid lotion protects against the 4 types of radiation (UVB, UVA, Visible light, and Infrared) in a hydrating, easy to apply formula.
Can be used from 3 months of birth.
How does Fernblock® help your skin?
Fernblock® helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of solar radiation in the following ways:
- DNA protection →Fernblock® helps prevent and repair DNA damage caused by solar radiation;
- Antioxidant protection →Fernblock® combats free radicals, which are responsible for cell damage, blemishes, and cutaneous photoaging;
- Immune system protection →Fernblock® helps protect and regulate the immune system;
- Photoaging prevention →Fernblock® preserves the integrity of structural components of the skin, such as fibroblasts, collagen and elastin. This way, it helps prevent wrinkles, loss of firmness, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and visible signs of photoaging.