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Fashion Magazines Declare Sunscreen A Must Year-Round

by kelly / November, 18 2015 01:30
Recently both Vogue and Harper's Bazaar touted the benefits of sunscreen as THE year-round anti-aging weapon. This was in addition to Women's Health and Yahoo Beauty calling sunscreen the #1 most effective wrinkle-fighting treatment. I especially love it when the high fashion magazines promote the benefits of sunblock. It means a lot because even though I may not agree, these magazines are often seen as the bible on all things fashion, beauty and skin care. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Beauty Product Claims - Fact or Fiction?

by kelly / June, 10 2015 01:30
We all want a miracle drug that can completely reverse the signs of aging and make our skin look 10 years younger. And there are a lot of beauty and cosmetic products out there that market to that desire. But we've all heard the line that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. This week in our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to give some real talk about how these companies maybe making you over-pay for many false promises and how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is getting involved. [More]

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CDC Study Shows Most Americans Don't Use Sunscreen

by kelly / May, 27 2015 01:30
Yes it pained me to write that title especially as it's Skin Cancer Awareness month, skin cancer is on the rise and even more so because it has been proven that there is a direct connection between sunscreen and the prevention of skin damage and premature skin aging. But it's sadly the truth that most Americans don't wear sunscreen. There's even a discussion lately on the internet about sunscreen shaming. I was so surprised that people were actually being criticized for wearing 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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Did you Know Plants Make Their own Sunscreen? - What That Might Mean for You

by kelly / January, 14 2015 01:30
We love the sun at Block Island Organics but we are all about playing smart and safe in the sun. The sun is powerful, protection from it is important and there are numerous studies proving that sunscreen prevents skin cancer and skin aging. In our latest suncare smarts series we discuss a new study that reveals plants make their own "sunscreen". Yes even plants need protection from the sun just like you and me. [More]

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Broad Spectrum Sunscreen - What It Is and Why It's a Must

by Will / April, 30 2014 01:30
In 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started a new sunscreen labeling process that went into full effect in 2013.  One of the outcomes was allowing certain sunscreens to be labeled "Broad Spectrum."  Let's just get this out there, always and I mean always use a broad spectrum sunscreen.  If you're not using a broad spectrum sunscreen, you're not getting full sun protection.  Ok, with that out of the way let's looks at what this means. [More]

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My 5 Keys to Healthy Skin

by kelly / March, 19 2014 01:30
Even though I'm 35, sometimes I'm asked for ID when I go out. I pretend to be insulted but it kind of feels good when someone says it. Ha! I think I'm asked is because I've kept my skin in good shape over the years. Once in a while my friends even ask how I keep my skin looking young. It's probably a testament to my mom's nagging, okay, loving advice for 35 years! She taught me a few key things that I think help everyday. [More]

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Powerful Skin Cancer Survivors Video: Dear 16 Year Old Me - Use Sunscreen

by kelly / March, 5 2014 01:30
I wish I knew about the importance of sunscreen back in my teens and the role the sun plays in aging and skin cancer. Sometimes I wish that I could go back in time and impart all the knowledge and information I have today on my younger self. Of course this dream would go beyond just imparting sunscreen knowledge! Nevertheless, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund shot this awesome video featuring Melanoma survivors giving advice to their 16 year old selves. [More]

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Want Your Teen to Use Sunscreen? Skin Aging Info More Effective than Skin Cancer Study Says

by kelly / February, 19 2014 01:30
Getting teenagers to use sunscreen can be a daunting task. It's not something they (or even most people) come to daily. Plus things like tanning beds and that "healthy glow" are a part of many teen lives. Yet daily sunblock use beginning early in life is the best thing they can do for their skin. It protects against both premature skin aging and skin cancer. So what motivates teens to use sunscreen? A recent study thought to answer just that... [More]

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Is Makeup with Sunscreen Enough to Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

by kelly / February, 5 2014 01:30
Ok let me give you the answer right off the bat. Experts agree makeup with SPF is not enough to protect your skin. I made this mistake for so long, up until I started working on Block Island Organics actually. I used to believe my SPF 15 cream foundation was enough everyday protection against the sun. [More]

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