Sun protection

Sunlight is made up of different types of UV rays. We are aware of the damage which can be caused by getting sunburnt but this is not the only effect of sun damage.

Sunburn is caused by UVB rays. They have a short wavelength which means that they can burn the top layer of our skin but can’t penetrate deeper into the epidermis or dermis.

UVA rays have a much longer wavelength and penetrate much deeper into the skin. These UVA rays degrade the collagen holding our skin together, which leads to wrinkles.

To prevent this damage it is important to wear sun protection but not just when you are in the sun. The longer wavelength of UVA rays mean they can penetrate through glass. The ageing process can be accelerated on your journey to work or by spending long periods sitting by a window.

We recommend the Heliocare 360˚ range as provides unrivalled protection from photo-damage, not only from SPF50 broad spectrum UVA | UVB, but also high-energy visible light.

Heliocare 360˚ is available in four elegant formulations, and is designed to fit easily into your daily moisturising routine. Each product in the range has the most powerful anti-oxidant activity with Fernblock FC; the Fernblock Polypodium leucotomos extract is fortified with additional ferulic and caffeic acid, and combined with a complex of Vitamin C, E and green tea extract to help prevent damage to natural defences. In addition, DNA repair enzymes help to protect the DNA in your skin cells.