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Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers and between 95-99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.*Scientists now believe that both UVA and UVB rays damage skin and cause skin cancer. According to SunSmart, at least two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
*Cancer Council of Australia July 2012.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

The best way to protect skin from the sun is by use of clothing and shade, however, when you’re outside for work this isn’t always possible. Any remaining exposed skin should be protected by sun protection factor (SPF) SPF 50+. The purpose of using sunscreen is to reduce Ultra Violet Rays (UVR) exposure, not to extend the time you can spend outside in the sun. The SPF rating indicates the level of protection provided by a sunscreen against UVR. Sunscreens sold in Australia must be labelled with an SPF rating of at least 4, up to a maximum of 50+.

ProBloc® is a chemical absorber sunscreen and absorbs UVR in a chemical barrier. The individual chemicals in this form of sunscreen absorb UVR at specific wavelengths. Broad spectrum sunscreens contain several ingredients that each absorb at different wavelengths and so are effective over more of the UVR spectrum. ProBloc® is water resistant for up to 4 hours, non greasy and PABA free. It also contains Vitamin E which nourishes your skin.

Nanoparticle Free

Nanoparticles are used in some sunscreens and cosmetics to help promote a transparent finish after application. Nanoparticles have been shown to cause deterioration of surface coatings and paints on cars and other products. ProBloc® sunscreen is nanoparticle free and is safe to use on human skin in accordance with Australian and New Zealand Standards - AS/NZS 2604:2012.

How should you apply sunscreen?

Sunscreen is best applied to clean, dry skin. Sunscreen must be applied at least 15 minutes before going outside to all exposed areas of skin and reapplied every two hours to maintain the stated protection. Reapplication does not give additional protection. Application of sunscreen ineffectively or too sparingly may considerably reduce the level of protection for the wearer. Remember that sunscreens do not block out all of the UVR so a person is not completely protected by sunscreen and may still sunburn.

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SPF50+ Sunscreen ProBloc SPF50+ Sunscreen

ProBloc® SPF 50+ is highly recommended when working in conditions that induce heavy sweating, providing vital protection from the harsh Australian sun when you need it most. For sunscreen that works as hard as you do, choose ProBloc® SPF 50+.

From $8.90 Inc GST