Ouch, a jellyfish!

August 1, 2014

Many species of jellyfish can sting when they come into contact with people. Jellyfish stings can cause pain, swelling, itching, and redness of the skin. The seriousness of the symptoms depends on the type of jellyfish and amount of venom injected. Care Plus® Outdoor & Sea SPF 50 protects not only from the harmful rays of the sun, but also most jellyfish stings, coral and sea anemones

Prevent jellyfish stings

Many species of jellyfish can sting when they come into contact with people. Jellyfish stings can cause pain, swelling, itching, and redness of the skin. The seriousness of the symptoms depends on the type of jellyfish and amount of venom injected. Care Plus® Outdoor & Sea SPF 50 protects not only from the harmful rays of the sun, but also most jellyfish stings, coral and sea anemones. Outdoor & Sea SPF 50 forms a protective layer over skin, so that when the jellyfish comes into contact with the swimmer, it does not recognize him or her as possible prey and will not inject venom into skin. Outdoor & Sea SPF 50 also provides high UV protection and is waterproof. The active ingredient Panthenol nourishes and soothes skin. This cream has been clinically tested by dermatologists and is safe for use on children.

Finding Nemo

The patented technology of Care Plus® Outdoor & Sea SPF 50 is based on the clownfish, best known from the Disney film Finding Nemo. Scientists were amazed at the fact that clownfish can swim through coral and live among sea anemones without being stung. The sea anemone, which is a member of the jellyfish family, uses tiny poisonous harpoons to hunt fish. On closer examination, it turned out that the clownfish’s secret is a protective mucous layer on its skin. Because of this mucous layer, sea anemones simply do not recognize the clownfish as prey and do not fire poisonous harpoons into its skin. This unique protective layer formed the basis for further research into inhibitors to prevent jellyfish stings.