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.
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.