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Happy Earth Day!

by kelly / April, 22 2015 01:30
It's Earth Day today, April 22nd, 2015. Today is also the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. At Block Island Organics we are passionate about the outdoors so we care about the state of our environment. So in celebration we'd like to highlight some history, fun news and special offers around this important day. Additionally, we have our own special offer for Earth Day - use the code "earthday2015" from April 22-28th, 2015 to save 20% on our new Purifying Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Night Cream. [More]

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Wine Saved By Sunscreen? - Yup

by kelly / April, 15 2015 01:30
You are probably confused by my title. I was too when I first heard about sunscreen helping to save vineyards and ultimately wine in Australia. It's true, see even grapes need some sunblock and sun protection. Of course the idea of sunscreen showing up in my wine doesn't sound tasty but I'll explain more about how it all goes down and how you still end up with great wine. [More]

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Hugh Jackman Wants Wants His Kids (and Yours) to Use Sunscreen

by Will / April, 8 2015 01:30
Hugh Jackman has had a number of surgeries to remove skin cancer. Four surgeries to be exact so he's no stranger to sun damage. In fact, we've covered Hugh's outspoken thoughts on the subject previously. Well, it turns out he's not done campaigning for our favorite little protector - sunscreen! [More]

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Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Night Cream Are Here

by kelly / April, 1 2015 01:30
Our new products are finally in and we are excited to share them with you! Please welcome to the Block Island Organics family our Purifying Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Night Cream. You might be wondering how these two products fit in with our sunscreens. Well we believe that suncare extends beyond the day and into the night. As the sun is the leading cause of skin damage and premature skin-again, skin care is suncare and suncare is skin care. We believe that our sunscreens combined with our Purifying Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Night Cream provide a great regimen to keep your skin protected and healthy 24/7. So let me tell you more about each product... [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Phthalates, Should You and Can You Avoid?

by kelly / March, 25 2015 01:30
Ok I'm going to answer part of the question I pose in our title upfront. It's probably going to be difficult to avoid phthalates all together. Nevertheless there are ways to reduce your exposure to phthalates and we can help you with tips to do so. We want to present you with information on this topic so that you can make informed decisions. Finally we want to note that here at Block Island Organics our products do not contain phthalates. [More]

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Free Sunscreen Stations Going Up in Miami Beach

by Will / March, 18 2015 01:30
Wow, we think this is pretty cool. Miami Beach is putting in free sunblock dispensers throughout the city. 50 of the sunscreen stations will go in at public schools, parks and beach access points and the effort is sponsored by Mount Sinai Medical Center. Now, while we wish it was our sunscreen going into these dispensers, that would be huge for us, were just happy to see sun protection taken so seriously. [More]

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FDA Passes on New Sunscreen Ingredients

by Will / March, 11 2015 01:30
Back in November Congress passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act. Its aim is to speed up the approval process for new sunscreen ingredients. In particular, it's been 25 years since any new ingredient was approved and eight ingredients have been waiting over 12 years for approval. Many of these eight ingredients are already in use in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Slam dunk for these new sunblock ingredients, right? [More]

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Spring Forward - 5 Things I Can't Wait For

by kelly / March, 4 2015 01:30
It's March and it's still so cold! Last year was brutal and the winter extended way beyond it's welcome. Now I don't hate winter and I do love snow but I'm definitely ready for the season to turn. I can't wait for spring to come along. Because I just need to indulge and dream of warmer temps, I decided to put a list together of five things I'm looking forward to [More]

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Sunny Travels: The Fam Hits Hawaii!

by kelly / February, 25 2015 01:30
Last week Will and I took a romantic Valentine's trip to Maui, Hawaii with Will's sister and his dad. Hahaha! Ok so it was more like a family vacation that happened to cross over on Valentine's Day. It actually was a great time - filled with sun, sand, surf and of course sunblock! And I must say it timed perfectly against the zero degree temps on the East Coast. Check out some of the highlights from our trip. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Fragrance, Why Something That Smells Good Isn't Always Good For You

by kelly / February, 18 2015 01:30
A few weeks ago we began our "Ingredient Truths" series and talked about parabens. In my post on parabens I mentioned that parabens could be hidden within the ingredient "fragrance" (aka "parfum"). This week I wanted to provide more information on this ingredient for you - what is Fragrance, should you be concerned and how do you look out for it. [More]

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