[Review] Sun Safety with Heliocare 360° Pediatrics range

Schools out and the looooong Summer holiday has just kicked into gear! I’ve had a long-term love affair with the Heliocare Advanced Gel and now I’ve introduced my kids to the phenomenal brand with the Heliocare 360° Pediatrics range that we were given to review!

We’re blessed with phenomenal Summer weather, but with the scorching months ahead comes the need to ensure our children are properly protected. I’m not sure about you, but my children are literally begging to swim every 30 minutes and if they’re not in the pool, they’re soaking up the sunshine running around the garden, having picnic lunches and riding bikes and scooters! Both Oli and Sophie have a fair skin and daily sun protection is a must in our home! Soph has the same sensitive skin that I have – I can’t use certain sun creams or I break out in the angriest of rashes – so the fact that none of the 3 products we’ve been using have irritated her are a huge tick in our books! Also, no stinging, watery eyes!

The Heliocare 360° Pediatrics range meets the highest photoprotection standards with it’s revolutionary Fernblock®. So, what exactly is this much hyped about Fernblock Technology? Fernblock® is the base active ingredient of Heliocare, an extract from a tropical Central American fern with strong protective and repair mechanisms against UV radiation, all the while repairing DNA damage caused by solar radiation!

I wish I had known what I do now about sun damage. Had I known, my childhood growing up under the harsh Botswana sun would have been dramatically different. I can’t change the past, but I can make sure my own kids have the best chance at sun defense.

Heliocare 360° Pediatrics range:

Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Mineral SPF 50+ 

Very, very waterproof

Specially designed for babies and children with sensitive and/or atopic skin (eczema prone)

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

RRSP R340-00
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Atopic Lotion Spray SPF50

Hypoallergenic formula designed to protect babies and children with intolerant, atopic-prone skin

Perfectly suited for application on the body and can be used by all skin types

 RRSP – R770-00

Heliocare 360° Pediatrics Lotion SPF 50

Lightweight face and body sunscreen specifically developed for the delicate and sensitive skin needs of babies and children

This 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

 RRSP – R600-00

We’ve found the entire range were easily absorbed on the skin without leaving a sticky or oily residue. The Lotion Spray is super handy with the trigger mechanism – fab for a quick application on younger babes – but I think the hero of these three has to be the Lotion for us. With a pump applicator, the kids could easy apply it (although I’m there to give them a once-over) and it comes in a very generous 200ml tube!

This is a range we’ll definitely be repurchasing and I highly, highly recommend it!
Heliocare 360° Pediatrics range now available for purchase in South Africa on Dermastore, SkinMiles and you can search stockists by visiting www.genop.co.za!


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