Hello Sunshine!

Hello Sunshine!

Heliocare® is a sun protection range that South Africans have come to love. The range boasts one very unique ingredient that has become it’s shining star in sun protection – the fern plant. What people love about it? The range protects against UVA and UVB rays, it has powerful anti-aging properties and is non-greasy (hell yeah). Heliocare has a 360° approach to skincare and that’s why we love it.


Heliocare® product line is created with the development of the Fernblock® technology, where standardized Polypodiym leucotomos extract, is the basis of all its products.

This exclusive Fernblock® technology emerged from the research of the Cantabria Labs group together with Dr. Fitzpatrick from Harvard University (Harvard Medical School) with the common purpose of developing a mechanism for sun protection.

The successive product development has been made possible due to the collaboration of great international experts in photoprotection and photobiology areas.

The product line was initially launched in the Spanish market and today it is present in more than 80 countries.


Heliocare® is the photoprotection line from pharmaceutical laboratory Cantabria Labs, leader in dermatological prescription.

Heliocare® offers a wide range of oral and topical photo protectors, with scientific proven efficacy. Moreover, Cantabria Labs is pioneer in complementing topical and oral photoprotection. Its oral formulations increase skin protection against solar damage, essential for all skin types, especially for sun intolerant or sensitive skins.

Its topical formulas combine Fernblock® with the most advanced filters and antioxidant and restorative ingredients offering the best coverage against solar damage.

Heliocare® 360º is a state-of-the art photoprotection range. It provides complete spectrum coverage from UVB, UVA, visible and infrared rays, as well as an important restorative and antioxidant activity against solar damage.


Heliocare® has a wide scientific endorsement and several published articles in prestigious international scientific journals, providing the company its exclusive medical recognition.

Cantabria Labs, pharmaceutical company, invests a high percentage (12%) of its percent of total turnover to make its products more efficient and with scientific rigueur. Furthermore, its efficacy has been endorsed in more than 50 studies, with more than 1200 study subjects. These studies have demonstrated a high efficiency not only in photoprotection but in the prevention of cutaneous photo aging, actinic damages, solar allergies and blemishes.

The range available at Sorbet stores consists of:

Heliocare Gel SPF 50 R295.00
Heliocare Spray SPF50 R395.00
Heliocare XF Gel SPF50 R295.00
Heliocare GelColour Light R350.00
Heliocare GelColour Brown R350.00

Heliocare® is now available at all Sorbet Salons & Sorbet Man stores countrywide.