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California Proposes To Ban 12 Cosmetic Ingredients

by kelly / March, 4 2020 01:30
Recently the California Assembly reintroduced the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762 – this act would ban 12 ingredients from beauty and personal care products sold in California. What does this mean for you? Well, we have some info to help you. [More]

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How Much Sleep Do You Need For Great Skin?

by kelly / February, 26 2020 01:30
Sleep is an important component of any good skin care routine. In fact the American Academy of Dermatology lists getting enough sleep as a key anti-aging skin care tip in your 40s and 50s. But how much is enough sleep to keep you and your skin healthy? [More]

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Your Skin: How It Grows

by kelly / February, 19 2020 01:30
Your skin is an amazing organ. It’s constantly working – protecting your body from outside pollutants and keeping everything inside in. Plus it’s always growing and creating new skin. That’s the basics but, of course, there’s more to it. So here’s the details on your skin and how it grows. [More]

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Hawaii Proposes Banning ALL Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / February, 12 2020 01:30
Hawaii legislators recently introduced bills to ban the sale of ALL chemical sunscreens in the state. These bills expand upon a bill Hawaii’s legislature passed in 2018 that bans the sale of chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate (without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider). [More]

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Are Chemical Sunscreens Dangerous? – FDA Investigation Continues

by kelly / January, 29 2020 01:30
Chemical sunscreens are making it into the headlines again. A new study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that six chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the bloodstream at high levels. While here at Block Island Organics we sell mineral ONLY sunscreens, we feel it’s important to update consumers on all types of sunscreen news and trends. The more informed you are the better decisions you can make for your skin. [More]

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Want to Slow Skin Aging? A Recent Study Could Be Key

by kelly / January, 22 2020 01:30
The number one skin concern for many is aging skin. It happens to all of us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of but I understand why many of us want to slow it down. How do we do that? Well, understanding how and why our skin ages is key. So key that a recent study from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan investigating just that found some exciting new potential anti-aging compounds. [More]

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Five Basic Skin Care Tips for Men

by Will / January, 15 2020 01:30
I care about how my skin looks. I mean I do run a skin care company. I would say most of my guy friends do as well although they may not admit to it. We want great skin without fuss and we don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on it. Thankfully you don’t have to. Great skin comes down to a few basic rules. [More]

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Does Your Cleanser Need to Foam to Clean?

by kelly / January, 8 2020 01:30
If you’ve run into any skin care advertisement, you’ll frequently see brands promote and compare the amount of foam in a cleanser to prove it’s superior. They’ll generally imply that the amount of foam reflects the cleaning ability of the cleanser. Have you ever wondered if that’s the case, do you need more foam to clean? Not quite… [More]

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New Study Finds Sun Exposure Leads to Skin Dehydration & Hidden Damage

by kelly / December, 4 2019 01:30
We love the sun but too much of it without any protection leads to big skin problems like sunburn, sun damage, and skin cancer - unfortunately, things we are all pretty familiar with. A new study found three more things: a new way to measure photodamage, prolonged sun exposure decreases skin water content, and sun exposue increases in skin surface roughness. [More]

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It’s National Healthy Skin Month!

by kelly / November, 13 2019 01:30
Your skin is the bodies largest organ and it also has a really significant job – it’s the first line of protection against outside pollutants! So it’s important that we take care of skin. In honor of National Healthy Skin Month this November – here are some key daily tips to keep your skin at its best everyday because we really should be thinking about it year-round. [More]

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