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Hawaii Proposes Banning ALL Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / February, 12 2020 01:30
Hawaii legislators recently introduced bills to ban the sale of ALL chemical sunscreens in the state. These bills expand upon a bill Hawaii’s legislature passed in 2018 that bans the sale of chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate (without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider). [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Nourish Your Skin with Avocado

by kelly / February, 5 2020 01:30
I love multifaceted ingredients that are good for our bodies both on the inside and out. Avocados are just that type of ingredient. The oil extracted from the flesh of an avocado is used in skin care products to help moisturize, heal, and prevent skin aging. [More]

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Are Chemical Sunscreens Dangerous? – FDA Investigation Continues

by kelly / January, 29 2020 01:30
Chemical sunscreens are making it into the headlines again. A new study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that six chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the bloodstream at high levels. While here at Block Island Organics we sell mineral ONLY sunscreens, we feel it’s important to update consumers on all types of sunscreen news and trends. The more informed you are the better decisions you can make for your skin. [More]

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Want to Slow Skin Aging? A Recent Study Could Be Key

by kelly / January, 22 2020 01:30
The number one skin concern for many is aging skin. It happens to all of us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of but I understand why many of us want to slow it down. How do we do that? Well, understanding how and why our skin ages is key. So key that a recent study from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan investigating just that found some exciting new potential anti-aging compounds. [More]

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Five Basic Skin Care Tips for Men

by Will / January, 15 2020 01:30
I care about how my skin looks. I mean I do run a skin care company. I would say most of my guy friends do as well although they may not admit to it. We want great skin without fuss and we don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on it. Thankfully you don’t have to. Great skin comes down to a few basic rules. [More]

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Does Your Cleanser Need to Foam to Clean?

by kelly / January, 8 2020 01:30
If you’ve run into any skin care advertisement, you’ll frequently see brands promote and compare the amount of foam in a cleanser to prove it’s superior. They’ll generally imply that the amount of foam reflects the cleaning ability of the cleanser. Have you ever wondered if that’s the case, do you need more foam to clean? Not quite… [More]

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Happy New Year from Block Island Organics

by kelly / January, 1 2020 01:30
It's the New Year and the start of a new decade! We hope this year brings lots of happiness, health, and fun for everyone. We can't wait for what's to come (maybe even some new products from us). Here's to a fantastic 2020. [More]

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Happy Holidays from Block Island Organics

by kelly / December, 25 2019 01:30
Happy Holidays! We hope this holiday season is filled with lots of joy, love, family, friends, and sunscreen :). Thanks to all of our readers and customers for making 2019 such a great year. We can't wait to see what next year holds and hope it's the best yet for all of us. [More]

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Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

by kelly / December, 18 2019 01:30
The holidays are filled with lots of food, drink, and festivities. It’s my favorite time of year but it’s also filled with some over-indulgence. So how do you stay fit and healthy while you’re celebrating with family and friends? Well, we have some useful tips from the folks at Kaiser Permanente. [More]

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Holiday Sale - Save 15% Storewide

by kelly / December, 6 2019 01:30
We're keeping the savings going for you this holiday season. Save 15% on our night creams, cleansers, SPF moisturizers and sunscreens with code HOL19 at checkout.* Get 15% off your order this holiday season from now until January 2, 2020. Happy Holidays! [More]

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