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#1 happy lemon

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:15 PM


Has anyone here used Heliocare sunscreen (gel)?

I have found that there are at least 2 versions available in the market; not the SPF rating nor the consistency (gel or cream); but the packaging and product description (SPF 50 Gel vs SPF 50 Advanced; SPF 90 Gel vs SPF 90 Gel Ultra).

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I don't have the ingredients of all those 4 sunscreen; but do have the list of the regular SPF50 Gel & the SPF 90 Ultra.

SPF 50 Gel

Aqua; Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; Octocrylene; Styrene/Acrilates Copolymer; Cyclopentasiloxane; Glycerin; Hexylene Glycol; Polyacrylamide; PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone; Zinc Oxide; C13-14 Isoparaffin; Polypodium leucotomos Leaf Extract; Phenoxyethanol; Titanium Dioxide; Laureth-7; Cetyl Dimethicone; Camelia sinensis Extract; Tocopheryl Acetate; Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol; Mycrococcus lysate; Tetrasodium EDTA; Alumina; BHT; Simethicone; Triethoxycaprylylsilane; Parfum; Linalool; Limonene.

SPF 90 Gel Ultra
Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, PEG/PPG 20/6 Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Polyacrylamide, C-13-14 Isoparaffin, Polypodium Leucotomos, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Camelia Sinensis, Cetyl Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Mycrococcus Lysate, Parfum, Alumina, Phytosphingosine, HCI, BHT, Simethicone, Linalool, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Limonene.


I have seen some ad lately and they claim that SPF 50 Gel Advanced & SPF 90 Gel Ultra are non white at all and good for oily skin.

From one distributor of Heliocare in Malaysia, the features and advantages of Heliocare suncreen as as follows.



1. Phytobiological Molecules
  • Fernblock & Green Tea (active ingredients in Heliocare Oral)
    Powerful antioxidant, protect skin's cutaneous structure, immunological system and cellular DNA against solar immunosuppression.
2. Photoprotective Technologies
  • Photosomes – Purified Extract of Marine Plankton rich in photoliases. Repairs damaged cellular DNA.
  • Sunspheres increases the probability of the physical and chemical filters to reflect or absorb UV photons, by deflecting sunrays onto chemical and physical filters. Increases the SPF ratio by 60%-72%
3. Physical Filters (UVA and UVB Filters)
  • Z-cote HP-1 – Transparent micronized zinc oxide, excellent cosmeticity and high adherence to the skin. No other sunscreen ingredient provides broader spectrum protection.
  • Nanox 200 – Ultrafine Zinc Oxide.
  • Eusolex T-2000 – Micronized Titanium Dioxide.
4. Chemical Filters
  • Eusolex OCR
  • Parsol MCX
  • Eusolex 6300
Eva, please take a look of the ingredients of Heliocare; do you think they are photostable sunscreen? Do you worry about the chemical filters? Any other comments?



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#2 shadowrun

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 01:29 PM

I would be really interested in hearing more about this.

I've found Heliocare or the active "Polypodium Leucotemos" to be a beneficial addition to my skincare regimine. The cost and lack of long term studies is the only thing really preventing me from using it more often. I wonder if topical application is more effective than ingestion of regular Heliocare.
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#3 Eva Victoria

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:20 PM

Has anyone here used Heliocare sunscreen (gel)?

I have found that there are at least 2 versions available in the market; not the SPF rating nor the consistency (gel or cream); but the packaging and product description (SPF 50 Gel vs SPF 50 Advanced; SPF 90 Gel vs SPF 90 Gel Ultra).

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I don't have the ingredients of all those 4 sunscreen; but do have the list of the regular SPF50 Gel & the SPF 90 Ultra.

SPF 50 Gel

Aqua; Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; Octocrylene; Styrene/Acrilates Copolymer; Cyclopentasiloxane; Glycerin; Hexylene Glycol; Polyacrylamide; PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone; Zinc Oxide; C13-14 Isoparaffin; Polypodium leucotomos Leaf Extract; Phenoxyethanol; Titanium Dioxide; Laureth-7; Cetyl Dimethicone; Camelia sinensis Extract; Tocopheryl Acetate; Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol; Mycrococcus lysate; Tetrasodium EDTA; Alumina; BHT; Simethicone; Triethoxycaprylylsilane; Parfum; Linalool; Limonene.

SPF 90 Gel Ultra
Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, PEG/PPG 20/6 Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Polyacrylamide, C-13-14 Isoparaffin, Polypodium Leucotomos, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Camelia Sinensis, Cetyl Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Mycrococcus Lysate, Parfum, Alumina, Phytosphingosine, HCI, BHT, Simethicone, Linalool, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Limonene.


I have seen some ad lately and they claim that SPF 50 Gel Advanced & SPF 90 Gel Ultra are non white at all and good for oily skin.

From one distributor of Heliocare in Malaysia, the features and advantages of Heliocare suncreen as as follows.



1. Phytobiological Molecules

  • Fernblock & Green Tea (active ingredients in Heliocare Oral)
    Powerful antioxidant, protect skin's cutaneous structure, immunological system and cellular DNA against solar immunosuppression.
2. Photoprotective Technologies
  • Photosomes – Purified Extract of Marine Plankton rich in photoliases. Repairs damaged cellular DNA.
  • Sunspheres increases the probability of the physical and chemical filters to reflect or absorb UV photons, by deflecting sunrays onto chemical and physical filters. Increases the SPF ratio by 60%-72%
3. Physical Filters (UVA and UVB Filters)
  • Z-cote HP-1 – Transparent micronized zinc oxide, excellent cosmeticity and high adherence to the skin. No other sunscreen ingredient provides broader spectrum protection.
  • Nanox 200 – Ultrafine Zinc Oxide.
  • Eusolex T-2000 – Micronized Titanium Dioxide.
4. Chemical Filters
  • Eusolex OCR
  • Parsol MCX
  • Eusolex 6300
Eva, please take a look of the ingredients of Heliocare; do you think they are photostable sunscreen? Do you worry about the chemical filters? Any other comments?



http://www.ifcintern...#cincuentayocho

http://www.neoasia.c...&page=br&menu=1

http://www.neoasia.c...dname=Heliocare


Eusolex filters come from Merck, Parsol from DSM (both are Swiss companies) Z-cote is distributed by BASF (Belgium, Z-Cote originates from Japan; particle size less than 200mm). Nanox 200 (Elementis, Belgium. Particle size: 60nm). TiO2 here is used more like a filler, not as a sunscreen agent. It is in far too low concentration.
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer (Sunsphres, Rhom & Haas now part of Dow) is an SPF-booster with film-forming properties. Polyacrylamide, C-13-14 Isoparaffin are part of the emulsifying system. They also contribute to the film-forming properties and to the water-resistance of the sunscreen.

I think these sunscreens must have a very nice consistency. They contain a good deal of silicone and a state-of-the-art emulsifying system.
I am very much in doubt whether there is enough ZnO in this sunscreen to provide adequate UVA-protection.
I personally don't really like OCR. It is far too oily and there has been reported allergies with it. Though I understand why more and more formulators use it.
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#4 AmericanMe

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:48 PM

Anymore thoughts about this? I've justed started using Heliocare Advanced spf 50 and so far I'm very satisfied.

No whitening at all.
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#5 mustardseed41

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:50 PM

Not near enough zinc oxide for me.
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#6 nupi

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:02 AM

Nitpick: Merck is American or German (there's actually two different companies with that out there, confuses the hell out of me), DSM is Dutch and BASF is German :P. Now where the stuff is made is a wholly different question, of course.

Given I get a lot of Malaysian stuff in this city, I may give this a try. I am also wondering about Sunplay SPF130 (they advertise it like hell) which I cannot find any data on anywhere.

Edited by nupi, 19 June 2011 - 02:04 AM.

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#7 AmericanMe

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:33 AM

Not near enough zinc oxide for me.


How much zinc oxide is the Heliocare sunscreens and how much zinc oxide would you recommend?
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#8 mustardseed41

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:46 AM


Not near enough zinc oxide for me.


How much zinc oxide is the Heliocare sunscreens and how much zinc oxide would you recommend?


Given the fact that they don't tell you the %, would have to be a small amount. Like 3-4% maybe.
I'd use no less than 15%

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#9 AmericanMe

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

I just contacted them now, and I will post the answer when I get a reply.
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