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Z BLOK SUNBLOCK

Z Blok Sunblock
 
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- Z BLOK SUNBLOCK
- Sizes (3): .07oz (Stick), 2oz and 4oz
- SPF 30

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Z Blok Sunblock

The Z Block Sunblock is a zinc based sunscreen that blocks the entire spectrum of UV rays from direct contact with the skin. Many sunscreens claim to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, however the fact is, many fail to protect against the harmful UVA rays that penetrate deeper into the skin. The danger from UVA rays has been validated by Australian research. In their study, Australian researchers found that UVA rays caused DNA damage to the cells deep within the skin. Because this is the layer of cells that regenerates our skin, it is feared that damage to the DNA of these cells may increase a person's risk of developing the most serious types of skin cancer. So buying a sunscreen with “broad spectrum” (industry lingo for protecting against both UVA & UVB rays) protection against UVA rays as well as UVB rays is very important. Current research has validated the fact that the best broad-spectrum coverage is found in sunscreens that utilize either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as active ingredients - which Z blok is formulated from. Z Blok has proven to effectively protect against both UVA rays as well as UVB rays because Z Blok contains zinc oxide (hence the Z Blok name), the same ingredient that lifeguards use to protect themselves from long days in the sun (although our formula rubs in clear unlike pure zinc oxide).

Z Blok Main Points

  • Zinc Based - proven more effective than petroleum based sunscreen
  • Fragrance Free - very important for fishermen. Even the slightest irregularity can cause fish to ignore bait
  • Rubs In Clear - unlike old zinc products, Z Blok rubs in clear and stays that way throughout the day
  • Blocks Both UVA and UVB Rays - standard sunscreens block only UVB rays, UVA rays are believed to cause cancer
  • Wont Sting Your Eyes - when fishing it's almost a foregone conclusion you will sweat, when the sweat reaches your eyes it will not burn or impair vision
Won't sting your eyes...

Z Blok’s unique formula does not utilize any of the inexpensive petroleum based ingredients often found in other sunscreens. Z Blok avoided these ingredients precisely because they often burn or irritate the eyes. So Z Blok’s unique formula allows athletes to protect their skin without having to worry about eye irritation which can significantly compromise their performance. That is why the Puma Ocean Racing Team chose Z Blok as its official sunscreen for the grueling 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race circumnavigating the globe.

Frangrance free...

Research has shown that many consumers would prefer a fragrance free sunscreen as they find the odor of fragranced products distracting or simply not to their liking. That is why Z Blok contains no fragrance derivatives

General Sun Protection Information

About SPF

The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating system measures only sun protection from UVB rays. Because UVB rays cause sunburn, experts recommend SPF factors of 15 to 30. This range represents the best balance between protection and price. You will get over 90 percent protection from UVB rays with SPF 15. With factors above SPF 30, you get very little additional protection.

No sunscreen - no matter how high the SPF factor - can offer 100 percent protection from UVB rays. And remember that while UVA rays do not cause sunburn on the surface of the skin, they cause damage to skin cells beneath the surface of the skin that is potentially more dangerous. Research has shown that products with zinc oxide or titanium oxide provide the best protection against UVA rays.

About Zinc Oxide

Zinc oxide is best known as the sunblock of choice for lifeguards who spend all day in the most intense sunlight. Indeed, a recent study by the EPA ("The Burning Facts") concluded that zinc oxide is the only active ingredient to provide "extensive protection" from cancer causing UVA rays in addition to UVB rays, which is what SPF measures. The first question most people ask about zinc oxide is "will I look pasty white like a life guard?" In the case of Z Blok (the Z stands for zinc oxide) the answer is no. The zinc oxide in Z Blok, called Clear Zinc, is finely ground so that it will rub in clear.

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Q: When should sunscreen be used?

Sunscreens should be used every day if you plan on being outside. Even sitting by a window at home or in a car exposes your skin to the sun’s UVA rays, which penetrate glass. On a cloudy day, up to 80 percent of the sun's ultraviolet rays will pass through clouds.

Q: How often should sunscreen be applied?

Sunscreens should be applied to your skin 15 or more minutes before going outdoors. When applying sunscreen, pay particular attention to the face, ears, hands and arms which typically get the most sun exposure. Also apply a lip balm that contains sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. All sunscreens should be applied at least every 2 hours if swimming or perspiring heavily. Even sunscreens that claim to be water resistant lose their effectiveness with time and water exposure - you must re-apply to protect your skin.

Q. What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

UVB rays are the cause of sunburn on the surface of the skin. SPF only measures protection against UVB rays. UVA rays cause DNA damage to the cells deeper within the skin. It is this layer of cells that regenerates our skin and it is feared that damage to the DNA of these cells may increase a person's risk of developing dangerous types of skin cancer. UVA rays cause a substantial amount of skin damage (80-90% of premature aging of the skin is due to UVA rays).

Q: What does SPF mean?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Sunscreens SPF ratings refer to the product's ability to prevent sunburn caused by UVB rays. SPF does not indicate how well the product protects against the sun's harmful UVA rays.

Q: Does SPF 30 have twice as much sun protection as SPF 15?

Not even close. SPF protection does not increase proportionately with a designated SPF number. For instance, in a product with an SPF of 30, 97% of UVB rays are deflected, while in an SPF 15 product deflects 93%. Frequent application and use of a sunscreen that provides good UVA and UVB protection is far more effective than paying more money for a product with an SPF factor over 30.

Q. What type of sunscreen should I use, and what ingredients should I look for?

There are many types of sunscreen, so selecting the right one can be difficult. Ideally you should choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or higher as far as protecting against UVB rays are concerned. Obtaining a broad spectrum of sun protection against both UVA and UVB rays is also extremely important. Currently, the broadest spectrum of coverage may be obtained with sunscreens that contain zinc oxide. This active ingredient provides the best protection. There are certainly cheaper formulas, but usually you get what you pay for.

Q: Is there a safe way to tan?

Simply put, no. A suntan is the result of the skin's response to an injury. Tanning occurs when the sun's rays penetrate the skin and cause the skin to produce pigment to protect it. Exposure to the sun accelerates the aging process and increases the risk for all types of skin cancer. If you want to look pretty, smile a lot. Everyone will love you for it, and there is no apparent downside.

Q: Why Zinc Oxide?

Zinc oxide is best known as the sunblock of choice for lifeguards who spend all day in the most intense sunlight. Indeed, a recent study by the EPA ("The Burning Facts") concluded that zinc oxide is the only active ingredient to provide "extensive protection" from cancer causing UVA rays in addition to UVB rays, which is what SPF measures.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Z Blok is awsome June 12, 2012
Reviewer: Marko from San Diego, CA United States  
No scent non greasy.  Best sunscreen for my face ever.   Everyone should be using this sunscreen.

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