FAQs

Everything you need to know about Techniblock sun protection and Peaceful Sleep insect repellent can be found here. You can also contact us directly using our Contact Us page for further information about our products.

INGREDIENTS

TECHNIBLOCK
The Techniblock SPF 50 range has been updated and is now reef-friendly, which means it does not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate.

INCI LIST: Alcohol Denat, Octocrylene, Butane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydlbenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dicapryly Carbonate, Diputyl Adlpate, Neopenytyl, Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide, Copolymer, Homosalate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxphenol, Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Parfum (0.09%).

Techniblock SPF 40 is the original Techniblock formula, which has now been discontinued. Once our stock has sold through, this will no longer be available as it has been replaced with more up-to-date, modern sunscreen technologies.

INCI LIST: Alcohol Denat, Butane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Dimethyl PABA, Propane, Polysorbate, Benzophenone-3, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Aqua, Oxybenzone.

TECHNISUN
Our newest sunscreen, the TechniSun range, is reef-friendly and can be applied to both wet and dry skin for maximum protection and easy top-ups.

INCI LIST: Alcohol Denat, Propane/Butane, Octocrylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Polyurethane-64, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine , Homomethyl Salicylate, Ribose, Fragrance (0.03%)

All our sun protection products, including the light lotion and face cream, are cruelty-free and Vegan.

PEACEFUL SLEEP INSECT REPELLENT

Peaceful Sleep contains DEET, which is a reliable and highly effective insect repellent. The chemical has been in public use since 1957.

Concentrations of DEET range from about 5% all the way up to 100% but products with 10% to 35% DEET will provide adequate protection under most circumstances. Products with higher concentrations of DEET do not offer significantly greater protection, and the risk of negative health effects goes up too.  In addition, users complain that DEET in higher concentrations are known to be greasy, leaving a sticky residue, smell awful and irritate sensitive skin.

Peaceful Sleep contains 15% DEET and provides up to 8 hours of mosquito protection.  Increasing the DEET concentration to 100% gives only about one extra hour of protection.

EXPIRY DATE/PAO/BATCH NUMBERS

The following statement is documented in the Cosmetics Europe, the Personal Care Association (which used to be COLIPA) website, and is also published in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Directory and Handbook by the PCPC (Personal Care Product Council), previously known as the CTPA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association).

For products that remain durable for more than 30 months, the date of minimum durability (“best used before date”) should consist of either the Month and Year (MM/YYYY) or the day, month and year DD/MM/YYYY in that order, or  a “period after opening” to show for how long the product may be kept or used.

Exceptions are products in containers where there is no opportunity for contamination, ie. Aerosols, which are effectively sealed, single use products including sachets or if the manufacturer determines there is no risk of deterioration impacting on the safety of the consumer from first use.

Our products are all housed in an airtight canister and have passed the 30-month durability and SPF stability testing processes. All aerosols are CFC-free and our formulas are free from oils, emulsifiers, parabens, lanolin, talc, preservatives and artificial colourants.

All cosmetic products should have a batch number of the Manufacturer or a reference for the identification of the cosmetic product (Article 19(1)(e) of the Cosmetics Regulation). For packaged products, such a number or reference can be placed on the container and the packaging.  However, Article 19(1)(e) of the Cosmetics Regulation allows for the reference not to appear on the container when practically impossible due to the small size of the product.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply in a sheltered but ventilated area.  Hold can 10-15cms away and spray on to the skin, using the palm of the hand to spread if desired. Do not spray directly on to face but apply to hand and smooth over face, neck and ears. Avoid contact with eyes and broken skin. Re-apply after prolonged contact with water, excessive perspiration and after towel drying.

Techniblock contains anti-staining technology to help minimise transference onto light clothing.  However, all sunscreens stain because UV filters are yellow in colour.  To minimise staining, apply and allow to dry before dressing.  Do not spray directly onto clothing.

Apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.

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Martin R.

Excellent and quick delivery.

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Martin R.
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Audrey g.

Absolutely amazing customer service the best the lady I spoke was brilliant got my product to Me in a day as I was flying out On holiday I thought I’d paid fir next day delivery but I didn’t quick chat over the phone product delivered next day delivery I offered to pay but they said no fantastic service thank you. I’m Sat in 27 degree heat while writing this and no prickly heat on my knees . So thank you very much for a no prickly heat holiday and customer service.

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Stephanie N.
Peaceful Sleep Insect Repellent 150ml 4-Pack

The only thing that stops me from being eaten alive.

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Stephanie N.

Great communication, delivery arrived as expected. No fuss easy to use website. Good job.

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Kathryn R.

Very good service, quick delivery.

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Marion c.

Great service, very quick delivery, would use again.

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Marion c.
Peaceful Sleep Insect Repellent Stick 30g x 2

Small and compact to fit in my suitcase.

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Dave C.

Great service and product.

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Dave C.
3 for 2 Offer Techniblock® SPF 40 Sunscreen 340ml

Great offer on the best sunscreen.

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Christine C.
3 for 2 Techniblock® SPF 50 Active Performance Sunscreen 150ml

Great product, waterproof, sweatproof and no prickly heat. Would recommend this to any active athletes who don't want to burn on the sunny days.

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Christine C.

Fantastic service and delivery, and the most brilliant sunscreen. I'm very fair skinned and since discovering Techniblock, I have never used another sunscreen. Would totally recommend!

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Brian E.

The best all day sun protection I have used and, it doesn't stain clothing or towels.

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Brian E.
Techniblock® SPF 30 Sunscreen 150ml x 4

The best all day sun protection I have used and, it doesn't stain clothing or towels.

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Barrymore B.
Techniblock® SPF 30 Sunscreen 75ml x 4

Very good product that why l looked for it and ordered it.

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Barrymore B.

Best service l have come across for a long time. Well done.

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Lisa R.

Outstanding customer service - Dave went above and beyond to get our order delivered before our holiday, which is very much appreciated :) I booked last minute, so didn't expect to get Techniblock in time! This is our favourite sun protection product and is highly recommended. Fabulous service and products. Thanks again! :).

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Lisa R.
Techniblock SPF 50 Reef-friendly Sunscreen Bundle

Great value bundle. The spf 50 offers excellent protection and never lets us down. Non greasy, great coverage and long lasting. We wouldn't use anything else. We've not had prickly heat once or burned since using Techniblock. Highly recommended :).

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David H.

Always an excellent product, have used for years and will continue to do so.

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David H.
3 for 2 Techniblock® SPF30 Sunscreen 150ml

Excellent, best of its kind.

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Jennifer E.

I have used this product before and found it does the job very well. I have to stay out of the sun due to vitiligo and this sunscreen is very good.

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Carol C.
Techniblock® SPF 40 Sunscreen 340ml

Very good product. I have used for a few years now and skin feels well protected and never burns.

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Karen H.

All excellent as always.

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Karen H.
Peaceful Sleep Insect Repellent Twin-Pack

It’s the only bug spray you need. Good for the beach, bar and golf course.

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Carol C.

Top marks as always - I use nothing else for sun protection worth every penny and this company’s service is fantastic- well done.