Month: June 2010

Heliocare Capsules: Oral Sun Protection

Heliocare Capsules New at PhaMix are Heliocare capsules, an oral supplement that contains antioxidant properties which help to maintain the skin’s ability to protect against UV radiation and aging. Heliocare is designed to complement the benefits received from your sunscreen and when taken orally it can protect the skin from within. Heliocare contains Fernblock (Polypodium… Read more »

Tanning Beds Boost Melanoma Risk, Study Finds

A new study has found that indoor tanning greatly increases one’s risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The study compared 1,167 people in Minnesota who had developed melanoma from 2004 through 2007, with 1,101 people who did not have skin cancer. Research was conducted via interviews and patient questionnaires about indoor… Read more »

Darker Skin: Will It Protect You Against Aging?

You’ve probably noticed that the individuals with darker skin seem to have smoother, firmer skin as they age. Even though everyone has the same number of melanocytes (melanin or pigment producing cells), darker skinned individuals tend to produce more melanin. This higher melanin concentration imparts an SPF of around 13 compared to an SPF of… Read more »