The core ingredient of EstheShield is a proven natural fern extract, polypodium leucotomos. It is an effective chemophoto-protective agent that leads to a significant decrease of UV-induced erythema, sunburn cell formation, DNA damage, epidermal hyperproliferation, and dermal mast cell infiltration.
Polypodium leucotomos has been extensively researched. Clinical studies show that polypodium extracts is effective in defending skin against damage from UV radiation when taken orally. EstheShield is a high potency formulation (500 mg) designed to provide the highest level of protection.
Polypodium leucotomos has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent skin inflammation by inhibiting free radicals in skin tissues from causing long-term DNA damage and photo-ageing.