The Great British Summer is unpredictable at best and so it's hardly surprising that we only think about wearing sunscreen when we are on holiday. Most of us know the damage that the sun can do to our skin and we all know that we should wear sunscreen but the thrill of basking in warm sunshine tends to override concerns about our skin's health. A recent survey by the British Association of Dermatologists reveals that 72% of us have had sunburn in the past year and a study suggests that only 30% of us would definitely think about using protection in the UK. However, skin cancer is a real threat and the most common cancer in the UK so it's vitally important that we protect ourselves from an early age.
However, the biggest problem with sunscreen is that it’s often messy, difficult to use and uncomfortable to wear and because of this, we tend not to bother, particularly with activities that we just don’t associate with burning, such as gardening, cycling, golf or just taking the kids to the park!
The Techniblock suncare range has been developed and manufactured by Technikon Laboratories in their World Class pharmaceutical laboratory and is endorsed by CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa) as a preventative measure against the harmful effects of the sun.
Offering 5* high protection in a transparent and non-greasy spray, it is COLIPA compliant (COLIPA - The European Cosmestic and Perfumery Association) and filters out both UVA and UVB light, protecting the skin against the harmful effects of the sun.
Delivered in ethanol that evaporates on contact, leaving behind just the active ingredients that prevent skin from burning, Techniblock keeps you protected for longer.
The sealed, leak-proof can works upside down and won't leak in the bottom of your bag.
Techniblock SPF50+ for children is so comfortable to wear that kids can be sprayed before leaving for school during the summer and you can be safe in the knowledge that they will be protected all day without any interaction from the teaching staff.
Why Choose Techniblock Aerosol Sunscreen?
The majority of sun tan lotions and sprays are greasy because the active ingredients that prevent burning are put into emulsifiers and oils which naturally leave a greasy residue, making them sticky and uncomfortable to wear.
Techniblock is non-greasy because the active ingredients are not delivered in emulsifiers but in ethanol and as a result leave little or no trace on the skin.
The main base for many sunscreens are oils and emulsifiers, which are not very water resistant as the emulsifiers wash off easily and therefore the lotion has to be re-applied frequently, particularly after swimming. However, re-applying to wet or sandy skin is annoying and often people don't bother to top up often enough and are therefore prone to burning.
Techniblock is extremely water resistant. The unique formula does not contain oils, emulsifiers or lanolin, so the active ingredients remain on the skin, even in water, reducing the need to re-apply frequently.
It also provides instant protection in one quick application, unlike some other sunscreens where you have to wait for up to 45 minutes before going out in the sun in order for the protection to take effect.
Techniblock gives you instant protection - just spray and go!
Many pumps and sprays are often not effective if you try to use them upside down or the lotion clogs the applicator. Lotions and creams are also difficult to apply to hairy parts of the body. Techniblock's cooling spray delivery provides effortless application, even on hairy parts of the body. It can be used upside down and cools on contact. It can be sprayed onto the scalp if you are bald or have thinning hair, and even on to your parting if your hair is very fine, thus preventing a burnt or peeling scalp!
Emulsifiers block pores, do not let the skin breathe and can create rashes. Products are often fragranced which can irritate skin and be off putting - particularly to men!
Techniblock is breathable and fragrance-free - it does not block pores, which helps to reduce or eradicate skin rashes and prickly heat.
Can we trust that the product will protect?
Developed in South Africa, Techniblock is manufactured to the highest pharmaceutical standards and is COLIPA compliant in line with EU regulations. It is a tried and trusted product from one of the sunniest countries in the world. Check out our independent customer reviews and see what people are saying about Techniblock.
The best sun protection is one that you want to use and Techniblock is the easiest sunscreen on the market! Just spray it on and go and do whatever it is you do – water sports, cricket, golf, tennis, on the beach, by the pool, in the park, gardening or simply going about your day-to-day life.
Available in SPF 30, SPF 40, SPF 50+, SPF 50+ KIDS and SPF50 Wet & Dry
Techniblock Aerosol Sunscreen is different! Developed in South Africa, where they certainly know a thing or two about the sun, Techniblock is a clear, non-greasy, non-sticky and long lasting sun protection. It offers broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays in a lightweight, fast drying aerosol spray that doesn't need rubbing in. Over exposure to harmful UVA and UVB is ageing and contributes to wrinkles, brown spots and uneven pigmentation and dermatologists recommend that we use sun protection with at least an SPF of 30 every day. The sun raises many important issues for the health of you and your family. Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the UK between the ages of 16 and 35. Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous of all, causing the majority of skin-cancer-related deaths. Early diagnosis is essential to prevent cancerous cells from spreading and the cause is almost always linked to over-exposure to ultra violet light, especially during the first 20 years of life, which demonstrates the importance of using an effective sunscreen like Techniblock.
In a recent Which? survey, 4 key sunscreen brands came under fire when their claim to protect "all-day" or "for up to 8 hours" was shown to be untrue. Boots Soltan Once Invisible 8 Hour Protection SPF30, Piz Buin 1 Day Long Lotion SPF30, Riemann P20 Once a Day SPF30 and Ultrasun Family SPF30 all decreased by an average of 74% over six to eight hours, and Which? called for a complete ban on Hawaiiwan Tropic after it failed to deliver the sun protection factor (SPF) described.
The best sunscreen of all is one that is easy and comfortable to wear. Techniblock's texture on the skin is light and fast-drying and extremely resistant to water and perspiration because it doesn't contain any oils or emulsifiers. These break down in water, reducing the effectiveness of a sunscreen, but with Techniblock this doesn't happen. It also makes it a very breathable product, ideal for very sensitive skin and those that suffer from prickly heat.