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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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Miami Basketball Announcer's Insane Eye Tan - Don't Forget the Sunscreen!

by Will / February, 11 2015 01:30
A while back we brought you the story of PGA Golf Pro Stewart Cink's crazy head tan. Well, turns out he's not the only one who could use a bit more sunscreen in his life. It seems Miami Heat radio announcer Joseph Zagacki forgot to slather up too. Check out those raccoon eyes! [More]

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Mobile App Increases Sun Protection? Yes, Studies Say

by Will / February, 4 2015 01:30
Let's just say off the bat that we were a little skeptical. How does a smartphone app improve sun protection? This must be a joke I thought...but no, two studies actually bear this out according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMMA). [More]

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Ingredient Truths: What's The Story With Parabens, Should I Be Concerned?

by kelly / January, 28 2015 01:30
We believe ingredients matter at Block Island Organics and we want to be open and honest about what goes into our products. We also believe in educating consumers about suncare, sun protection and healthy living in general. As part of our commitment to building a safe brand that you can trust we'll be doing an on-going series on ingredients. We'll break down what these ingredients do, what they mean for you and any concerns. This week we'll be talking about parabens. [More]

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