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May 2016 is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

by kelly / May, 4 2016 01:30
Happy May everyone. It also just so happens that May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this month and as part of our on-going suncare smart series here are some awesome resources, tools and info to help you stay sun safe this summer and everyday. [More]

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Top 5 Sun Protection Tips

by kelly / April, 27 2016 01:30
Fun in the sun is taking off now with the warmer weather. We love the sun here at Block Island Organics but we also love playing smart and playing safe in the sun (hey that also happens to be our tagline!). So this week I'm here to give you a quick hit list of five great sun protection tips. [More]

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Sunscreen vs. Sunblock - There’s A Difference

by kelly / April, 20 2016 01:30
The temps are heating up across the country so this week we are going back to the sunscreen basics. I'm going to do a quick 101 on the difference between sunscreen vs. sunblock. Yes there actually is a difference between the two even though almost everyone uses the two words interchangeably. [More]

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Spring Sale 2016 - Save 20% Storewide!

by Will / April, 13 2016 01:30
With Spring in the air we thought, hmm...it's time for a sunny sale. So starting today and running through next Tuesday you can save 20% on all our products. How do you get the savings? Simple, use the code Spring2016 at checkout. From our sunscreen to our moisturizer with SPF to our cleanser and our night cream...it's all 20% off. [More]

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The History of Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 6 2016 01:30
Sunscreen dates all the way back to the Egyptians. Can you believe it? Granted sunblock was very different back then. However one thing remained the same over thousands of years, the purpose of sunscreen - to protect the skin from the sun. [More]

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UC Berkeley Finds Exposure to Hormone Disruptors Reduced by Changing Personal Care Products

by kelly / March, 30 2016 01:30
The results of a new study conducted by UC Berkeley and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspective finds that levels of potential hormone disrupting chemicals are reduced in the body after switching personal care products. [More]

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Hello Spring! 5 Things We’re Looking Forward To

by Will / March, 23 2016 01:30
With the official start of spring it’s time to start thinking sunny thoughts. Thoughts that make us feel warm all over even though it’s only 45 degrees outside. So here are five things we’re looking forward to – five things that make us run for the sunblock. What’s your five? [More]

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Harvard Study Finds Women Who Protect Their Skin From the Sun Look Up to 20 Years Younger

by kelly / March, 16 2016 01:30
There's no denying it - protecting your skin from the sun makes you look younger. Up to 20 years younger as decreed by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) after a study from Harvard University's medical school was presented at their conference. [More]

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Our Guide to the UV Index - Sun Safety

by kelly / March, 9 2016 01:30
We talk a lot about ultraviolet (UV) rays - what they are and why it's important to stay protected from them. That's because UV rays are a leading cause of skin damage and premature skin aging. But how do you measure UV rays? Well we've got the 411 for you as part of our Suncare Smarts series. [More]

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Sunny Travels: Finding Paradise on Hawaii’s Big Island

by kelly / March, 2 2016 01:30
I definitely found paradise and it's called the Big Island. This year our annual 'get out of the cold' family trip was filled with friendly dolphins, delicious papaya, spectacular beaches and lots of sunshine and sunscreen. Here's a snippet of our trip... [More]

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