Adding PLE to Traditional Forms of Protective Skin Care Can Help

Everyone knows that visible light (VL) is the light we can see 1. What some people may not know, though, is that excessive amounts of exposure to visible light can contribute to the production of free radicals which may have negative effects on the skin. Some common forms of visible light include sunlight and light from cell phones, tablets and digital screens 2 – things that most people are exposed to daily.

Now, a new study published by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology stipulates that when Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE) is used as an antioxidant, it may be helpful as a secondary line of defense to protect against the effects of VL when used with traditional methods of sun protection 3. Heliocare® Daily Use Antioxidant Formula is a dietary supplement that contains Fernblock® PLE Technology, an exclusive antioxidant extract naturally derived from the extract of Polypodium leucotomos (PLE). Heliocare is clinically proven and dermatologist recommended. The PLE in Heliocare helps to resist free radicals, including those that may arise due to the exposure of Visible Light, and daily use helps to promote younger-looking skin*.

When it comes to skin protection, New York City Dermatologist, Dr. Rachel Nazarian, MD explains how important it is to double down, making sure all skin-bases are covered. “Free radicals attack our bodies every day from a myriad of sources. If we are mindful of how to protect ourselves from the harsh effects of different kinds of radiation, like visible light, then we can at least rest assured that we are taking action. Hyperpigmentation and loss of collagen are two examples of how free radicals can damage the skin. Along with 87% of US dermatologists 4, I recommend Heliocare to all my patients as a simple way to feel they’re taking action to protect their skin.”*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

1 Iltefat Hamzavi, Henry Ford Health System. (2016, September). The Effects of Visible Light on the Skin After Administration of Oral Polypodium Leucotomos Retrieved from:
2 Shiraz, Iran. (2018, December). Can Light Emitted from Smartphone Screens and Taking Selfies Cause Premature Aging and Wrinkles. Retrieved from:
3 J Drugs Dermatol. (2019). Oral Polypodium Leucotomos Extract and Its Impact on Visible Light-Induced Pigmentation in Human Subjects. Retrieved from:
4 923 United States Dermatologists were surveyed, 55% of who take Heliocare each day. Survey conducted between Nov. 2019 and Feb 2020