Polypodium leucotomas Extract

Polypodium leucotomas, an intriguing supplement derived from a topical fern, may have a variety of clinical benefits. It is reported to have photoprotective, chemoprotective and antioxidant effects, and may be useful in treating photosensitivity disorders, melasma and vitiligo. It is available in a variety of formulations, including Heliocare from Ferndale Laboratories. Polypodium leucotomas is classified… Read More

Choosing a Sunscreen

New FDA rules on sunscreen labels simplify choosing a sunscreen The Food & Drug Administration in June announced new proposed rules for sunscreen labels that will make claims clearer to consumers.  The key points are: In order to claim protection against both sunburn and skin cancer and photoaging, sunscreens must have an SPF of 15… Read More