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Sun Protection and the 5-Star Rating

Sun Protection and the 5-Star Rating
The 5-star rating was introduced by Boots as part of a marketing initiative.  Sun care companies that wish to sell their products in Boots outlets, or adopt the 5-star rating, have to pay a license fee to Boots.  However, it is only a UK rating system; it is not recognised in Europe or globally, nor is it a part of any EU regulations or industry standard testing for protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Over the years, many people and even insitutions like the NHS have come to rely upon this rating system as an indication of how well a sunscreen will protect because it has been extremely well marketed by Boots as a bench mark for suncare products.  In truth, it can be misleading.  Sunscreens like Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat and even Boots' own brand Soltan, all failed a Which? survey last year after testing revealed that they did not provide the level of SPF they claimed to, and yet all these products carry a 5-star rating.

The most important symbol to look for on any sunscreen is the UVA/UVB one.  Only sun protection with these symbols have passed stringent testing and conform to the strict industry standards demanded by the European Union.

Techniblock does not display a star rating system because it is manufactured in South Africa.  However, it does display the UVA/UVB symbol and the CANSA SunSmart Choice logo.  You'll find both these symbols on every can of Techniblock.

Requirements for CANSAís Seal of Recognition

CANSAís Seal of Recognition (CSOR) is placed on products that offer protection against natural environmental elements that may lead to cancer, such as solar radiation.  Techniblock is recommended by CANSA which confirms that it adheres to the new COLIPA standards and / or SANS 1557:2013 Edition 3.2 (incorporating the new ISO standards) and bear the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS)

Products that pass the stringent protection requirements, qualify for the CANSA Seal of Recognition, namely the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS).

CANSA recommends chosing a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 30 to 50.
Created On  29 May 2018 19:00  -  Permalink

The Wonders of Tamanu Healing Balm

The Wonders of Tamanu Healing Balm
We've all heard about that wonder product, the one that professes to heal every skin condition from a bee sting to severe eczema and everything in between.  You buy it, only to get it home and find that, well actually, it doesn't do what it says on the tin!
However, finally, there really is a skin saviour for just about every ailment you can think of in the form of Tropic's Tamanu Healing Balm.  An absolute skin hero, this multi-purpose green balm helps to repair, soothe and nourish skin and, the best bit, it contains NO chemicals, preservatives, lanolin, oils or parabens.
Suitable for babies (nappy rash, eczema), breast-feeding mums and children with cuts, grazes and bumps, a little bit of Tamanu Balm fits the bill.
There's been great feedback from customers suffering from psoriasis and rosacea and people wanting to improve the appearance of scars.  It's also great for the treatment of bites, stings and even sunburn if you forget your Techniblock sunscreen and the sun decides to make a last-minute appearance!
This healthy, herbal balm is packed full of skin-loving ingredients such as Tamanu Oil, aka "green gold", a remedy trusted for centuries in the Polynesian islands.  Found to be one of the most effective ingredients to promote the formation of new tissue, this balm helps to accelerate skin healing and the growth of healthy skin.  Containing anti-oxidant rich blackcurrant extract and raspberry seed oil, as well as Monoi butter, Tamanu Healing Balm is best known for it's anti-bacterial properties, unsurpassed skin regenerating abilities and anti-inflammatory, conditioning properties.  It helps to hydrate skin, nurturing it back to good health while deeply moisturising to leave it smooth and supple.

Great for:
  • Stretch Marks
  • Nappy Rash
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Bites and Stings
  • Burns (scalds, friction, sunburn)
  • Acne and Scars
  • Cuts and Grazes
  • Lips (keep cold sores away)
  • Cracked heels
  • Radiation burns from Radiotherapy
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Created On  29 May 2018 17:47  -  Permalink

The Best SPF 50+ Sun Protection for Kids

The Best SPF 50+ Sun Protection for Kids If the forecast is to be believed, we are in for a much needed and long awaited warm spell of weather over the next few days; with temperatures set to rise significantly, Spring has definitely sprung after the coldest and wettest April in decades.
As the kids go back to school for the Spring term, now is the time to think about arming them with sun protection for those, sometimes unexpected, hot days.
Techniblock SPF 50+ for Kids is a light and non-greasy spray that will keep your child protected throughout the school day.  It provides lasting, high protection for even the most sensitive skins.  Techniblock doesn't contain oils, emulsifiers or lanolin, allowing the skin to breathe and helping to prevent itchy, irritated skin rashes such as prickly heat.  Quick and easy to apply, it doesn't need rubbing in so they can even apply it themselves before heading out in to the playground.
Delivered in a leak-proof can with a twist-top locking lid, Techniblock SPF 50+ for Kids comes in a handy, 150ml size which is ideal for a school bag, and a larger, value for money 340ml can for days out and holidays abroad.  Extremely water and sweat resistant, our 50+ sun spray blocks 98% of harmful UV rays, ensuring your children can enjoy the sun safely at home, at school and on holiday.

Techniblock SPF 50 + for Kids
150ml - £16

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Buy 4, Save £6 - £58

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Techniblock SPF 50 + for Kids
340ml - £23.50

Buy 2 and receive a FREE pack of Moss-Bands - £47
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Created On  16 Apr 2018 16:59  -  Permalink

Get Beach Ready with Techniblock & Tropic

Get Beach Ready with Techniblock & Tropic
If, like us here at Techniblock, youíre planning to escape the freezing rain, gale-force winds and dull grey skies for a warmer and sunnier climate in the next few weeks, we got some great tips to get your skin holiday ready and keep it in tip top condition whilst enjoying some sunshine.
Introducing our gorgeous new skincare range from Tropic Ė an ethical, effective, exciting collection of products for the face and body.  Discover indulgent textures and delicious scents guaranteed to get you beach ready.
Packed full of natural ingredients like nourishing seed butters, fruit extracts and aromatic essential oils from tropical climates, Tropic is perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive.  A daily skincare range is one of the most important things you can do for your skin to ensure it stays blemish-free, soft, supple and young looking.  The smoothing cleanser and nourishing skin cream concentrate will revive your skin after a day in the sun and Tropicís vitamin toner is packed full of hydrating rose water, cucumber juice and Aloe Vera to keep you cool on hot days.
Tropicís Tamanu Healing Balm is an absolute skin saviour!  This multi-purpose balm helps to repair all manner of skin aliments and calm irritated skin.  Investing in a good quality insect repellent like Peaceful Sleep will keep the bites at bay in a tropical climate but if you are unlucky enough to get bitten, this balm will reduce redness and eradicate itching.
After months of hiding our skin under layers of clothing, get your skin prepped for an even, golden Techniblock-glow with Tropicís Body Smooth exfoliator.  Containing mineral-rich sea salts to remove dead skin cells and polish skin and an invigorating blend of lemon myrtle, bergamot and lime essential oils for skin thatís super-soft and smooth.  Last but not least, your feet!  Tropicís luxurious beach-inspired 3-step polish and repair collection contains ocean fizz foot soak, polishing foot pebble and repairing foot remedy.  
Now that youíre ready from your head to your feet for the beach, donít forget your tried and trusted sun essentials.  No holiday is complete without a high quality but easy to apply and long lasting sun protection and Techniblock certainly provides that.  Available in SPF 30, SPF 40 and SPF 50+ Techniblock is non-greasy, dries instantly and highly water resistant.  One application will keep your skin sunburn-free and the light, oil and fragrance-free formula offers a breathable barrier that wonít irritate sensitive skin prone to prickly heat.  Also available in a Children's Range Techniblock SPF 50+ for kids offers very high protection for young and delicate skin.
Want a lower SPF?  Check out our new SPF 15 from Coppertone - a durable and non-sticky sun protection that won't clog pores or cause breakouts.

Get your skin in tip top shape with Techniblock Sun Protection and Tropic Skincare

Created On  25 Jan 2018 16:05  -  Permalink

Beat the Blues this Winter

Long-haul destinations such as the Caribbean are a magnet for beach babes and water enthusiasts in the colder months, offering clear sunny days, warm seas and sizzling temperatures.

Whether itís sailing around the Caribbean in a catamaran, unfurling a spinnaker in the Greek Islands or idling the days away on a Mauritian beach, youíll need more than the average tube of SPF30 to keep your skin protected from the sunís harmful UV rays.

With shops and supermarket shelves devoting space to jumpers and coats, the selection of sun protection products available is often very poor. However, a visit to our online shop will showcase a full range of first class sunscreens that will provide medium to high protection, whether you are lazing by the pool or kayaking across a lake.

Techniblock is a well-known, trusted South African brand that has been protecting skin for over 10 years. A modern sunscreen that provides advanced protection in a transparent, non-greasy formula, itís free from fragrance, oils and emulsifiers, allowing skin to breathe, which makes it particularly suitable for sensitive skin prone to prickly heat. This robust protection is quick and easy to apply and very long lasting. Extremely water resistant, this clear, non-greasy, quick drying aerosol spray wonít let you down, no matter how intense the sun. Lightweight but moisturising, it doesnít need rubbing in, keeping you protected both in and on the water.

Enjoy a carefree, sunburn-free, heat-rash free winter break with Techniblock Aerosol Sunscreen

Available in SPF 30, SPF 40 and SPF 50+ as well as a specially formulated Children's range  Have a look at our Customer Reviews and discover why Techniblock is the best sun protection on the UK market.

Want a Lower SPF?
Try Coppertone Sport SPF 15 - a durable, lasting protection for those who prefer a lower Sun Protection Factor but still want good quality protection.  Coppertone contains anti-oxidants and stabilisers to enhance performance.  Providing a dry, easy to apply and extremely robust protection, Coppertone is a well-established American brand.

Created On  8 Nov 2017 18:25  -  Permalink

Sun Protection Deals for Half Term

Sun Protection Deals for Half Term
It may feel like the kids have only just gone back to school but in a couple of weeksí time it will be half term!

If youíre planning to escape the onset of winter with a sunshine break, we have some great sun protection deals up for grabs, including free gifts and money-off on selected lines.

We are now back in stock of our large, 340ml cans of Techniblock SPF 50+ KIDS sunscreen.  Techniblock offers fragrance-free, non-greasy, quick and easy to apply protection that lasts for several hours.  With Techniblock, you wonít have to pin your young ones down and rub in thick, gooey creams that constantly need re-applying,  Our KIDS sunscreen is very long lasting and extremely water resistant, so you can be assured that it will keep little ones protected even whilst they are in the pool.  And because itís not sticky, sand wonít stick to it!

If you buy two large cans of KIDS sunscreen, youíll receive a 10-pack of Mossi-bands worth £10 absolutely free.  Colourful and waterproof, these bands are infused with natural oils such as Citronella, Lemongrass and Geranoil to keep the bugs away.  Just slip one over a wrist or ankle for protection against bites.
Going on safari or a hiking holiday and in need of sunscreen with repellent?  We now offer a sunscreen with Citronella for the daytime.  Techniblock SPF 40 Citronella comes in a handy, pocket size spray which is ideal to protect arms and legs.  And come evening, our South African manufactured insect repellent Peaceful Sleep will protect against midges, mosquitoes and flies from dusk until dawn.  Just £10 a tin or save up to £6 when you buy more than one can.
And,of course, we have a range of Techniblock sunscreen for mums and dads too!  Providing the same oil and fragrance-free protection in a light, aerosol spray, Techniblock sunscreen is available in SPF 30, SPF 40 and SPF 50+ 
If you want a lower SPF, we are pleased to introduce a new brand to the Techniblock website.  Coppertone is an American sunscreen that is hugely popular in the States because, just like Techniblock, it provides light, non-greasy but very long lasting protection in an SPF 15.  Coppertone Sport SPF 15 is breathable on the skin so it wonít clog pores, which can lead to breakouts and prickly heat.  Water resistant up to 80 minutes, it offers protection for up to 3 hours depending on skin type and is the perfect alternative, following the discontinuation of Techniblock SPF 15, for those who want a lower SPF.

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Created On  6 Oct 2017 12:34  -  Permalink