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Are All Skin Tones Susceptible to Skin Cancer? Yes…

by kelly / June, 20 2018 01:30
There is a misconception that those with darker skin tones are not at risk of skin cancer. Unfortunately skin cancer doesn’t discriminate by race, ethnicity, age or gender, as the sun is color-blind. In fact, according to a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology melanoma (a form of skin cancer) is more deadly in people of color. [More]

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How to Treat Sunburn in Children

by kelly / June, 13 2018 01:30
I hope you never have to treat sunburn on your kid. It’s not fun. That’s why I advocate children wearing sunscreen, reapplying it every 2 hours, and practicing good sun protection habits everyday, year round. Of course things happen, especially with these little rascals. So worst-case scenario – your son or daughter gets a sunburn - what do you do? [More]

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Discovering Block Island: June’s Can’t Miss Events…

by Will / June, 6 2018 01:30
It’s June, it’s Block Island, it’s time for summer! Memorial Day is the start of the season and with that comes a ton of island fun. From music fests to sailboat races to restaurant week there’s something for everyone in June. Not convinced Block Island is for you? Well, Southern Living recently named it one of the 15 Amazing Island Getaways – in America. Here’s what June has in store for you… [More]

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Sunscreen Application Tips 101

by kelly / May, 30 2018 01:30
You gotta wear sunscreen. Your skin needs it to stay healthy and to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and skin cancer. Sunscreen is your best weapon bar none! But if you’re not applying it correctly, it won’t be as effective. Don’t worry we’re here for you with the how to apply basics to make your sunscreen work for you. [More]

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EWG Names Block Island Organics a Best Sunscreen & SPF Moisturizer for Four Years Running

by kelly / May, 23 2018 01:30
We’re proud to announce the Environmental Working Group (EWG) once again named our products a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen and a Best Moisturizer with SPF in the 2018 release of their annual Guide to Sunscreens. Quality sun protection is so important to us. [More]

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Memorial Day Sale - Save 20% on ALL Our Sun and Skin Care Products

by kelly / May, 22 2018 01:30
Summer is here so it's time to stock up on all your summer essentials! Save 20% on ALL our products from now through Memorial Day. Use code MDAY18 at checkout to get 20% off on all our natural and organic moisturizers, cleansers and SPF products. [More]

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Treat Sunscreen Like Toothpaste? Yup!

by kelly / May, 16 2018 01:30
Yes, that’s right, treat sunscreen like toothpaste - make it daily habit. That is great advice I heard from a doctor. Why? Because unfortunately skin cancer is on the rise, one of the best skin cancer preventions is sunscreen, and studies show treating sunblock like toothpaste makes you much more likely to use it daily. [More]

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Hawaii Bans Chemical Sunscreens – Find Hope in Mineral Sunscreens

by kelly / May, 9 2018 01:30
Hawaii became the first state to pass a bill banning the sale of chemical sunscreens that contribute to the destruction of coral reefs. It’s interesting timing considering May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to get sunburned in Hawaii. Look to mineral only sunscreens (like ours ☺) that don’t harm coral reefs and keep your skin safe in the sun. [More]

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What Age Does Our Skin Start Aging?

by kelly / May, 2 2018 01:30
Yes, the sad truth is that our skin does age and it’s probably earlier than you think. Ok, maybe sad isn’t the right word. I mean, there is something to growing old gracefully and embracing your wrinkles. But at the same time it doesn’t hurt to know the signs aging, slow it down a bit and keep our skin healthy for a long time. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: The Island Bans Balloons

by kelly / April, 25 2018 01:30
Block Island’s town council unanimously voted to ban the sale and use of balloons. Yup, you read that right; on April 2, 2018 the vote went down. While a ban might seem odd at first, it’s actually a measure to protect the island’s wildlife and coastal ecosystem. [More]

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