BOOST YOUR SKIN'S PROTECTION FROM THE SUN'S DAMAGING RAYS & FIGHT THE SIGNS OF AGING WITH: HELIOCARE Daily Use Antioxidant Formula

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THE POWER OF SIMPLE PLANT....

Have you heard of the golden polypody? It's actually just another name for the golden serpent fern! This plant is native the tropical and subtropical regions all over the world from Florida in the US, to the Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles. It's the only species of fern that you will find here in the US and it's regarded as being one of the most advanced classifications of the fern as it contains 80% of today's species.

This specific fern- the golden serpent fern, has been utilized in Central American folk medicine for man years, often as tonic for cures of various ailments: asthma, heart disease, and stomach discomfort/indigestion. It has been historically used in Europe as a treatment for coughing and to also to treat mental illness.

The Mayans even drank the tea and it is still made today in Honduran culture. The fantastic thing about this wonderful plant is that is has a lot of great things to offer :) A paper written in Drugs of Today by Gonzalez & Alonso-Lebrero, studied the effects of this fern on blocking the harmful UV rays of the sun. What they found was that the plant did indeed prevent cell death that was UV created, making it a valuable tool in regards to photoprotection.

Not only did they find that is was effective for protection of free radical damage, but it could be valid phototherapy option for those suffering from other skin diseases. Another scientific study published 2004 in Journal of the American Academy for Dermatology by Thomas Fitzpatrick MD,PhD and other qualified medical professionals, found that when taken orally, the golden serpent fern [Polypodium leucotomos] was found to be a very effective in protecting the skin from UV radiation. 

I decided that I had to get my hands on a product that would do just this as I have fair skin and it just didn't seem to me that the sunscreen products weren't always working that well for me. With super sensitive skin that is break-out prone as well, I wanted to find something that would aid in providing the best protection from the signs of aging due to the sun's effects.

This wasn't as easy of a task as I thought it was going to be however and I found myself ready to give up. The products I was managing to find just didn't have to seem what I was looking for: the quality wasn't there or the price was extremely high. Then I found HELIOCARE Daily Use Antioxidant Formula and I knew I'd found what I had been searching for :) Check out my verdict below:


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THE VERDICT:

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FIND IT HERE

HELIOCARE

Daily Use Antioxidant Formula

$29.99

Let me say firstly, that this is NOT a substitute for your normal sun protection and it should be utilized in conjunction with it. This product is designed to boost your skin's fighting antioxidant power against UVA & UVB damage caused by sun and the science behind it proves it will do just that.

However, it's not sunscreen and as HELIOCARE advises on their site and labeling that it should not be a replacement for sunscreen. The wonderful thing about this product is that it helps aid in beating those pesky free radicals and does it the natural way with the power of the golden serpent fern [PLE or Polypodium Leucotomos Extract].

There are 60 servings a container and at one capsule per serving, you are actually getting your $30 worth! It does improve dark spots as well and current sun damage too, which is a real plus :) I would DEF recommend this product to anyone of any age who wants to boost their skin protection from the sun, reduce the effects of damage from the sun, or you just want to prevent the dreaded signs of aging! [SCORE A COUPON FOR $3 HERE




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HOW THE FERN CAN PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM SUN DAMAGE:

by Christina in


Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek 

Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek 

REALLY?!...THE POWER OF THE FERN?

You might be a tad bit skeptical- and believe me when I say that I was too. However, I also consider myself to be a fairly balanced open-minded individual and I absolutely LOVE organic and naturally-minded beauty products too :)

I started doing a bit of research on what exactly the fern or polypodium leucotomos can really do for your skin and I was quite surprised! After a few years of study and development on the fern's skin protectant abilities, a company had created an extract called Fernblock[PLE].

This compound is produced as natural extract from the fern that is native to Central America and was put through some pretty rigorous testing as both preclinical and clinical data. These studies conducted resulted in showing how Fernblock's safety and efficacy of protection against damage caused by the sun- while also preventing and even treating sun disorders such as: sunburn, Sun Poisoning, and Skin Cancer! Learn more about Fernblock[PLE] below:


WHAT FERNBLOCK CAN DO FOR SUN PROTECTION:

This unique technology was created and patented in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. It's currently being sold in both oral and topical forms for various sun protection products- in over 60 countries! Fernblock is also known by a few brands names: Heliocare, Heliocaps, Helioral. Not only does Fernblock have the ability to increase your skin's resistance to UV damage, but it helps in stopping photoaging, hyperpigmentation, and DNA harm from occurring as well.

With biological testing, Fernblock has shown significant results in regards to it's antioxidant effectiveness when compared of that of vitamin C and beta-carotene. As for what it can do for sunburn is just as phenomenal: a study at the Dermatology Department at Harvard University  has illustrated that whether topically or orally administered, Fernblock can increase one's tolerance to sunburn :)

That's where the ability of the compound to protect your DNA as well since it has been observed to reduce the number of sunburned cells present after exposure, if administered prior. Since Fernblock is a naturally-derived organic extract, it's been experimentally confirmed to improve skin's elasticity and reduce the signs of aging too. 


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FUN FERN FACTS:

  1. THERE ARE OVER 12,000 SPECIES OF FERNS :O

  2. WITH NO SEEDS OR FLOWERS, THEY PRODUCE VIA SPORES.

  3. GROUPS INCLUDE: HORSETAILS, OPHIOGLOSSOID FERNS, & WHISK FERNS.

  4. UNIQUE NAMES: BIRD'S NEST FERN, OSTRICH FERN, MOSQUITO FERN, & JAPANESE CLIMBING FERN :)

  5. THE STUDY OF FERNS IS CALLED PTERIDOLOGY :O

  6. "PTERIDOMANIA" IS THE TERM FOR THE VICTORIAN ERA CRAZE OF THE COLLECTING OF FERNS AND FERN MOTIFS IN ART & OTHER ART PROJECTS.

  7. THE "AIR FERN" IS NOT ACTUALLY A FERN AT ALL!?! IT'S THE SKELETON OF A HYDROZOAN [SMALL ANIMAL RELATED TO THE JELLYFISH] THAT'S HARVESTED, DRIED, AND DYED GREEN!


LOOKING FOR A Fernblock PLE PRODUCT?

THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

HELIOTOP 360 Sunscreen

$30 [SRP]

This is a wonderful product that works and doesn't have an annoying smell or greasiness to it as many sunscreens often do! What's great is that with this sunscreen in particular from HELIOTOP 360, is that it provides a broad-spectrum UVA-UVB Protection WITH antioxidants! It's also resistant to getting washed away from water for up to 80 minutes before re-application is needed :)

The formula contains an 11.55% Titanium Dioxide, 14.25% Zinc Oxide, and SPF 50+ composition- PLUS Fernblock PLE! This means you're getting a well-formulated sunscreen product that prevents sunburn and skin cancer..with REAL SCIENCE behind it! At around $30 or less depending or where you pick it up at, the product is moderately priced as well and that makes it a good buy for me.

I'm very sensitive and fair-skinned as well and this product was perfect for me, causing no breakouts and preventing me from burning without all of the gross feel or smell! The only drawback that I really found with this product, was that it's really only available through medical practices and skincare providers- which makes it a little more difficult to score. 


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