The Science Behind SolRX
Many times, we are asked to explain what makes SolRX sunscreen different from others. There are two key reasons –our manufacturing process and or unique WATERBLOCKTM system.
- Firstly, to make a lotion, traditional manufacturing methods use what is called an oil phase and a water phase. The various ingredients in the lotion are segmented into these phases, mixed, heated and blended. In every lotion, there are ingredients which hold these two phases together during the process. What SolRX has accomplished is unique, we take the sunscreens and use the mixing of those as the oil phase; therefore, no additional oils are needed. This is how SolRX achieves an oil free sunscreen.
- Secondly, we are the only Sunscreen to use the WATERBLOCK™ system. Within the SolRX waterproof system are what are known as volatile silicones. The Sunscreen, while its state in the tube is not waterproof. It becomes waterproof once applied to the skin. Part of the waterproofing ingredients changes chemical structure and part of it evaporates into the air, allowing the waterproof agents bond to the skin. There is no body core heating with SolRX which could be experienced with other brands.
Having spent the greater part of my life on the water either wakeboarding or kiteboarding, I was constantly trying many different sunscreens and never settling on just one. About two years ago I was introduced to SolRx and from the first day I noticed the difference. SolRx works! It lasts for hours in and out of the water, does not end up in your eyes when wet and most importantly, is non-greasy leaving wake handles and kitebars unaffected by greasy sunscreens! I strongly recommend SolRx to anyone who is looking for great protection and combined with SolRx’ aftersun care range, you will get overall protection and great skin care.”
At Ironman Hawaii in 2009 I was worried about the sun, and about getting burnt during the race. I put on lots of “another brand” factor 50+ the night before and on the morning of the race, and got burnt something terrible, especially on my shoulders, and on my bald head through the helmet. I had a good complain about all this at one of the Kona bike shops, and the assistant asked if I had tried SOLRX, which I had never heard of. It was a little bit more expensive than the other brands, but I bought a tube to try out. I was in Hawaii for another month of training before going over to do Ironman Western Australia, so I got lots of opportunity to use SOLRX in the harsh conditions out in the lava fields, and on the ride out to Hawaii and back on the Queen K. Without sounding like just another raving testimonial, the stuff was brilliant. I didn’t get burnt, I could also apply it on my forehead, and it didn’t dissolve and sting my eyes. I could carry on and on, but I won’t. I think it is sufficient to say that anyone who knows about SOLRX but gets burnt using something else, deserves everything that they get. I now rave about the stuff to anyone willing to listen. It certainly raises the bar on what the active triathlete can expect from a sunscreen in extreme sun.
SolRX sunscreen saved our hides literally in the Sahara Desert … During our North to South crossing by wind power alone we were exposed to the harshest terrain, conditions and sun possible. I would argue that this is the harshest environment on earth for skin. Thanks to SolRX all four kite buggies crossed with no sunburn at all. The heat, direct and reflective sun were intense. There can be no tougher arena to showcase the superiority of this cream’s protection from UV rays. Go SolRX and thank you from all our hides!
How to use SolRX
- To gain the full effects of SolRX, apply generously 20 minutes before sun exposure.
- Complete application is essential to ensure the performance of the sunscreen - if in doubt let it dry and reapply!
- Allow it to fully absorb before contact with clothing.
- To maintain optimum protection we advise reapplying throughout the day.
- Take breaks from intense sun, especially during its peak 11am-3pm.
- Wear protective clothing (e.g. rash vest, cap, sunglasses) where possible to add protection from the sun.