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Sunscreen Gets Some Love in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package

by kelly / September, 9 2020 01:30
In case you missed it, we did at first, the March 2020 CARES Act - also known widely as the stimulus package - gave some love to sunscreen. Surprised? We were too. Plus it’s buried in a 300 plus page document! It’s a bit surprising but also important because it effects the type of sunscreens you’ll be able to buy. Here is a summary of the new rules around sunscreen. [More]

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How To Choose the Right Sunscreen

by kelly / August, 12 2020 01:30
Is there a right type of sunscreen? The answer is the right one is the one you will use again and again, every day. There are some basics that your sunscreen should have and we’ll explain those below. But instead of telling you what the right one is – we’ll lay out the options that exist on the market today so you can make the best choice for yourself. Of course we’d always love for you to choose our sunscreen. [More]

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California Assembly Bans 12 Cosmetics Ingredients

by kelly / June, 17 2020 01:30
Back in March 2020 we wrote about how the California assembly was reviewing a bill (Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762) to ban 12 ingredients from skin care and personal products sold in California. Last week the bill was approved by the California assembly. What’s that mean for you? Read on… [More]

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Are Sunscreens for Kids and Babies Different from Adult Ones?

by kelly / June, 3 2020 01:30
Have you ever picked up a baby branded sunscreen and wondered if you could use it on your skin? Or have you only had a sunscreen not branded baby or kids on hand and wondered if you could use it on your little one? The answer is generally yes, you can use an adult sunscreen on kids and vice versa. Here’s why… [More]

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How To Avoid Breakouts When Wearing A Mask

by kelly / April, 15 2020 01:30
Due the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) recent recommendation, many of us are wearing face masks when we step outside to help curb the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19. Something super important but that our skin might not be used to. So how do we keep it looking great and avoid irritation? Thankfully there are a few small steps we can all take. Of course, even if you do experience skin irritation, we would never advise not wearing a face mask. It’s too important. [More]

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How To Relieve Dry Skin From Coronavirus/Covid-19 Hand Washing

by kelly / April, 8 2020 01:30
If you’re like me you’ve been washing your hands a ton. Your hands are also probably pretty dry from all the washing. So we thought we’d gather some useful tips to help you relieve that dry skin. Your hands are doing hard work so it’s important to take care of them (and don’t forget to apply sunscreen on them if you head outdoors). [More]

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Florida Legislature Votes to Overrule Chemical Sunscreen Ban

by kelly / March, 18 2020 01:30
Back in 2019 the local government of Key West, Florida voted to ban the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical UV filters oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law would go into effect in January 2021, if signed by the governor. But now the Florida state legislature approved a bill to prevent local governments from regulating any over-the-counter drugs or cosmetics – which include sunscreens as sunscreens are considered over-the-counter drugs by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). [More]

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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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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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