The Covid-19 Pandemic
The future, certainly in terms of travel, is looking very uncertain at the moment. We are 100% behind the #stayhomestaysafe mantra that is echoing around the world because the sooner we kick this virus to the kerb, the sooner we can reconnect with our loved ones and our love of visiting different countries.
As a small, family-run business, we have been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus and the impact it is having on the world. As people come to grips with holidays being cancelled and the prospect of getting away from it all is nothing but wishful thinking right now, buying sunscreen is without a doubt (and unsurprisingly) the last thing on anyone's mind.
However, sun protection isn't just for a trip to Spain or South Africa, Asia or America. As I write this, it is only mid-March, the first day of the UK's lockdown, and the sun is shining brightly in the sky. I, for one, am grateful for that because blue skies and sunshine always cheers me up. Hundreds of people will be taking advantage of the good weather to tidy up the garden, take the dog for a walk, enjoy a run or a bike ride (while we still can) and this means that there's lots of UV bouncing around.
As we move fully into spring, as the weather (hopefully) continues to get warmer, everyone should be applying a bit of sunscreen while sitting in the garden.
We are still open, we are online and we are staying at home to run our business. You can buy from us without having to "come in to the shop", pay us without having to handle money, and take delivery without having to see the courier. Parcels can be left in a safe place.
We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that our parcels are packed cleanly and safely; we are a family-run business so we don't need to have contact with anyone outside of our family to service orders. We wash our hands regularly and use hand sanitiser gel (yes, we managed to get some!)
What's more, we NEED you as much as you NEED sunscreen when it's sunny and hot! Please don't forget us and don't forget your sunscreen. Techniblock has NO EXPIRY DATE so you can buy now and use it at any time. We won't be housebound and grounded forever. We will be able to get out and about again before too long, to visit family and friends, both here in the UK and abroad, so be prepared for summer, be prepared for the lockdown to end, get ready to jump on a plane/boat/cruise and start travelling again and buy some sun protection now! Protecting your skin with Techniblock will help us to protect the little business that we have been growing and nurturing over the years and we want to survive this unprecedented situation as much as we want everyone to survive this dreadful virus.
When you're travelling with carry-on luggage, we have everything you need for a weekend break in the sun!
Over 72 million of us visit a country in Europe every year, and 13 million of those visitors travel to Spain.
Weekend breaks that are just a couple of hours flight time away have become increasingly popular, with low-cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair making it easy to hop on a plane on a Friday evening to spend a few days in the sunshine.
Fly-savvy travelers who want to avoid long queues at check-in and the baggage carousel often opt for cabin-only suitcases so it's important to be in-the-know about what you can (and can't) pack if your case is going in the hold.
You can take toiletries or other liquids that are in containers no larger than 100ml but all items must fit in a single, transparent and resealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm. This includes liquids, gels and aerosols.
Here at Techniblock, we have an excellent range of sunscreens and insect repellents under 100ml so they are absolutely ideal for a few days away.
Techniblock's SPF 30 and 50+ sunscreen comes in a 75ml aerosol spray, which is well within airline limits. One canister provides all-over body protection for an adult for 2-3 days and if you take advantage of our twin-pack or 4-pack bundles, you'll save money and have enough to last a whole week!
We also have an SPF 40 with citonella, which is a natural insect repellent, great for those who might need protection against sunburn and irritating insect bites.
Our Peaceful Sleep range includes an aerosol spray in 85ml, as well as a handy 30ml stick that comes in the original, DEET-based formula or a kid-friendly option that is DEET-free so if you're off on a family trip, this is suitable for children from 6+ months.
We have also put together a bespoke weekend pack containing a 75ml sunscreen, an 85ml insect repellent, our SPF 50 Anti-Ageing facial protection and a lip balm, perfect protection for a weekend in the sun.
These handy, travel-size cans make travelling with only carry-on luggage a breeze! It means you'll have less stuff to lug around and you'll avoid having to pay baggage fees and, let's face it, checking in your bag can double your flight price! Plus, there's no chance of the airline losing your case if it isn't checked.
Techniblock cans are airtight and sealed with a twist-top, locking lid so there's no risk of the sunscreen leaking all over your kit and once you've arrived at your destination, they are small enough to pop in a rucksack or back pocket for protection on the go. Simple!
We have always been keen to explore news places and experience new cultures, way before we decided to set up a sunscreen business. We've been lucky enough to travel all over the world, satisfying our inquisitive minds and stimulating our senses. We’ve taken crazy tuk-tuk rides through Sri Lanka and India, whizzed over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, swam with wild dolphins in Mozambique, and spotted lions and elephants on safari in South Africa, which was where we first discovered Techniblock and Peaceful Sleep. Setting up our suncare business gives us even more incentive to visit exotic destinations far and wide - after all, someone has to research and road-test the products!
Check out our Travel blogs for an up close and personal look at some of our favourite destinations.
We love seeing photographs of all the amazing places our customers have visited. Take a holiday snap that features one of our products in it, share it on social media and you'll be automatically entered in to a quarterly prize draw to win a free product. You can tweet us @Techniblock, post your pic on Instagram @Techniblocksunscreen or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/techniblocksuncare and post your photo.