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Just Spray and Sail with Techniblock Sunscreen

Just Spray and Sail with Techniblock Sunscreen A good quality,

water-resistant sunscreen is vital for water sports

, whether you are on the water kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding or windsurfing, or in the water enjoying diving, snorkeling or swimming.

The main base for many of the more traditional sun lotions and creams available today are oils and emulsifiers; these ingredients are used to encapsulate the UV filters which, when applied to the skin, tend to leave behind a greasy residue, especially with a high factor protection. The higher the SPF, the more UV filters in the formula, and this often makes them sticky and uncomfortable to apply and wear.  Also, oils and emulsifiers break down in water and, therefore, the lotion must be re-applied frequently, particularly after swimming.

Techniblock is different. UV filters are encapsulated in an ethanol-based spray that evaporates on contact to leave a

transparent but effective and very water-resistant UV barrier

. Even while swimming, Techniblock keeps on working to protect so you can enjoy the water for longer, safe in the knowledge that the powerful, modern formula will keep you sunburn-free.

Techniblock SPF 50 Wet & Dry is particularly suitable for sailing because it can be applied to wet or dry skin for maximum protection at all times

and our SPF 50+ sunscreen offers very high protection for 8+ hours, even in the harshest of environments.
It wonít run in to eyes and sting and sand wonít stick to it. The spray formula works at any angle, which allows for easy application and protection is instant.

Techniblock has teamed up with RS Sailing in support of the upcoming RS Games due to be held in Weymouth in August and there will be an opportunity for competitors and visitors to sample the Techniblock suncare range throughout the Games.  Visit the pop-up shop in the Sailorís Hub and enjoy discounted prices or order online at and enjoy 10% off your first order with the discount code RSGAMES.

Techniblock is also an RYA Reward Partner and RYA members benefit from an exclusive discount too.  Visit the Members Benefit page for details.

Created On  12 Jul 2018 11:05  -  Permalink

Don't let prickly heat spoil your summer

Don't let prickly heat spoil your summer
Summer is well and truly here and it's set to stay, at least for the next couple of weeks! 
Everyone knows how important sunscreen is when the temperature starts to rise but, equally, many people hate using sun protection.  
If thick, greasy and difficult to rub in sun creams are making you hot, sticky and uncomfortable, try something completely different.  Techniblock Aerosol Sunscreen is a lightweight but powerful sun protection thatís resistant to water and perspiration, providing an almost transparent but extremely effective barrier against harmful UV rays.
Forget itchy, irritated and sunburnt skin, Techniblockís high quality, UVA/UVB formula allows skin to breathe freely and doesnít contain any oils, emulsifiers, colourants or perfume.  This makes is perfect for sun-sensitive skin thatís prone to prickly heat rash and, according to our customers, is the best solution to prevent symptoms so you can enjoy the sun.

Ultra-dry, instantly absorbed and super-quick to apply, this spray sunscreen works at any angle so itís easy to "do it yourselfĒ on hard-to-reach parts of the body.  Non-sticky and very resistant to water and perspiration, itís great for keeping you cool during the hottest part of the day. 
Recommended by the Royal Yachting Association, Techniblock's SPF Wet & Dry spray is brilliant for enjoying water sports such as sailing, yachting, snorkeling, windsurfing and canoeing.  It's a firm favourite with the GB ParaCanoe team and it's also great for children who like to sit and splash in the pool because you can top up without drying off.

A range of sizes are available in SPF 30, SPF 40 and SPF 50+ High Protection, including a handy 75ml spray that's ideal for hand-luggage only travel or for popping in your bag for instant protection on the go.  Our High Protection Children's range will keep kids safe in the sun, and one application will last them for the duration of the school day so they can enjoy play times without worrying about sunburn. 
Check out our independent customer reviews on Shopping Satisfaction and Trusted Shops to help you choose the right sun protection for you and your family.

Created On  29 Jun 2018 11:27  -  Permalink

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
Try it today - buy now

See the full range of Tropic beauty products

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
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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