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Is Your Mineral Sunscreen Really A Mineral Sunscreen?

by kelly / June, 19 2019 01:30
Not all mineral sunscreens are created equal. What we mean is that many mineral sunscreens marketed as mineral are not mineral only and do in fact contain chemical sunscreens in them. Yeah, we agree, it can be a little confusing and concerning if you want a mineral only product. But don’t worry we’re here to help you separate fact from marketing when it comes to your sunscreen purchases. [More]

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New Study Shows DIY Sunscreen is a DON’T

by kelly / June, 5 2019 01:30
Homemade sunscreens are not safe. You might be thinking that’s convenient, you own a sunscreen company and of course you want us to buy your sunscreen. But that’s not why – DIY sunscreens are not tested (commercial sunscreens are tested) so claims about their level of protection cannot be validated. You can get burned badly. Still don’t believe me? A recent study of over 180 Pinterest DIY sunscreen pins found that a vast majority of them offered insufficient sun protection. [More]

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US FDA Investigates Chemical Sunscreen Ingredients

by kelly / May, 8 2019 01:30
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently conducted a study around four chemical sunscreen ingredients to determine their safety. The results are complicated and while at Block Island Organics we make mineral only sunscreens – we feel it’s important to keep people up on the latest news in sun protection. It’s part of our mission to educate and keep consumers in the know. [More]

Florida May Ban Chemical Sunscreens – Find Hope in Mineral Sunscreens

by kelly / March, 20 2019 01:30
More and more concern is growing over chemical sunscreens and the danger they pose to coral reefs. Hawaii recently became the first state to ban the sale of chemical sunscreens. This law will go into effect January 2021. Now the Florida legislature is considering a similar ban on chemical sunscreens. [More]

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Why These Three Super Common Anti-Aging Ingredients Must be Paired with Sunscreen

by kelly / December, 5 2018 01:30
Retinol, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), and hydroquinone are powerful “active ingredients” on the market today that can help with the signs of skin aging. Great, right? Well yes, sort of – you have to use them correctly as a major side effect is they increase sun sensitivity. I know, so unfair – why does something that helps with the signs of aging also making us more susceptible to the sun – the leading cause of skin aging. Fortunately, if these ingredients are paired with effective sun protection, used at the right time, and you follow the direction of your doctor, you can be on your way to glowing skin. [More]

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Does Sunscreen Expire?

by kelly / August, 1 2018 01:30
Yes, sunscreen can expire. Sometimes the date is obvious and sometimes not so much. How do you tell? Read on and now might be a good time to check your cabinet. [More]

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5 Sunscreen Myths

by kelly / July, 18 2018 01:30
Summer is in full swing so now is a great time to get a little refresher on using sunscreen. Surprisingly, there is a right and wrong when it comes to sunscreen and sun protection and the difference can mean sunburn (ouch!) or not. Don’t fret though; it’s not too difficult. Just take a look at these five mistakes people often make and avoid them so your skin doesn’t get all crispy and painful this summer (or winter). [More]

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Is There A Difference Between SPF & UPF?

by kelly / July, 11 2018 01:30
Let me get right to it – there is a difference between SPF and UPF. Many people confuse the two and it’s probably much better for your skin if you don’t ☺. But no worries we’ve got you covered and can easily explain the difference. [More]

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Sun Safety Tips for the 4th of July

by kelly / July, 4 2018 01:30
Happy 4th everyone! If you’re heading to the beach or to a BBQ today make sure you’re staying safe in that hot sun. Here’s a quick refresher to stay protected this holiday so that the only fireworks you’re watching are in the sky and not on your skin. [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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