The 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 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 is also the most common cancer in the UK, so it's vitally important that we protect ourselves from an early age.
UVA penetrates straight into the dermis (the layer below the epidermis), causing the visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, age spots and loss of elasticity - think A for Ageing. UVB causes sunburn (think B for Burning) and also plays the greatest role in causing skin cancer.
One of the most common reasons for shunning the use of sunscreen is that it’s often messy, difficult to rub in and uncomfortable and sticky on the skin. For this reason, people 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!
Techniblock is a South African suncare range, developed more than 30 years ago by a Johannesburg-based pharmaceutical company in their world-class laboratory. It is widely established in South Africa and is endorsed by CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa) as a proven and preventative measure against the harmful and damaging effects of the sun.
Techniblock is available in a range of SPFs and provides excellent sun protection in a transparent and non-greasy spray. Long lasting, extremely resistant to water and perspiration, and very easy to apply, this aerosol sunscreen is delivered in a sealed, leak-proof can to prevent any messy spills.
The formula is ethanol-based and evaporates on contact, leaving behind just the active ingredients that prevent skin from burning, so Techniblock keeps you protected for longer.
Our Children's range is ideal for young skin and can be used on babies from 6+ months The formula is light and easily absorbed so kids can be sprayed before leaving for school during the summer and parents can be reassured that the lasting formula will protect all day without the need for interaction from the teaching staff. Older children can easily apply the spray themselves as it works from every angle and doesn't need rubbing in.
Why Choose Techniblock Aerosol Sunscreen?
The majority of sun tan lotions and sprays can feel sticky and heavy 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's active ingredients and UV filters are encapsulated in ethanol, which leave little or no trace on the skin but forms an invisible and highly effective UV barrier. It is a popular choice for people who have vitiligo and need protecting all-year round as it's robust enough to stop sunburn but light and gentle to use every day.
Sunscreens that contain oils and emulsifiers require frequent re-applying becauseoils and emulsifiers break down in water and, therefore, traditional suntan lotions and creams need topping up after swimming. The absence of these ingredients in Techniblock help to ensure a very water-resistant sunscreen that will continue to protect, before, during and after spending time in the pool or sea and enjoying water sports.
Our unique Wet & Dry spray can be applied directly to wet skin too so it's easy to top-up without having to dry off and, because Techniblock doesn't need rubbing in, there's no need to worry about sandy hands. This is a popular choice for young children and those with sensory issues.
Another issue with oil and cream-based sunscreens is that they tend to block pores, the skin can't breathe and this then aggravates sensitive skin and triggers heat rashes. We have had excellent feedback from customers who traditionally have suffered with prickly heat and since switching to Techniblock, have found that the symptoms of prickly heat have been either completely eradicated or significantly reducing, allowing them to enjoy the sun without the irritating and sometimes painful rash that can spoil a holiday.
Techniblock gives instant protection - just spray and go!
Many pumps and sprays are often not effective if you try to use them upside down and often the lotion clogs the applicator. Lotions and creams are also difficult to apply to hairy parts of the body. Techniblock's cooling CFC-free 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!
Can we trust that the product will protect?
Developed in South Africa more than 30 years ago, Techniblock is manufactured to the highest pharmaceutical standards and is fully compliant in line with EU regulations for sunscreens. 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 want to 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, safe in the knowledge that you can enjoy the sun without worrying about sunburn.
Techniblock is available in a range of SPFs so you can choose the one that's right for your skin. All are broad spectrum so will protect against both UVA and UVB. The SPF 40 and SPF 30 are fragrance-free and the SPF 50 Active Performance and Wet & Dry range is reef-friendly and doesn't contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, making it an ideal choice for scuba diving, snorkeling and holidays in destinations that have banned the use of these ingredients, such as Hawaii, California and the Maldives.
Our SPF 50 Facial Protection is a matiffying, lightweight and non-comedogenic sunscreen that stimulates the DNA repair system in the skin and is packed full of anti-ageing ingredients to enhance and protect.
Techniblock is a Vegan, Cruelty-free mineral-based sunscreen and has passed the 30+ months durability testing for sunscreens. Our aerosols do not carry an expiry date and remain fully effective at all times. Once opened, we recommend they are used within 2 years. The creams and lotions have a Period After Opening of 24 months.
Techniblock Aerosol Sunscreen
With so many different sunscreens on the market to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. We try to provide as much information as possible so you can make an informed choice but we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. As a small, family-run business, we pride ourselves on our passion for good quality products and our responsive customer service so please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com