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How Sunscreens Work: Mineral vs. Chemical

by kelly / July, 8 2015 01:30
Hope you are all enjoying the summer and getting in some fun at the beach and in the sun. Of course I also hope you are wearing sunscreen. I'm sure you are because you all are frequent readers of our suncare smarts education series! Lately a number of people have asked me how sunscreens work and specifically the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens. I'm here to answer this question for you all and add to our suncare smarts series... [More]

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July 4th Sale - Save 15% Through Monday on Sunscreen, Cleanser & Night Cream!

by Will / July, 1 2015 01:30
4th of July means summer is in full swing. What better time to head out doors and play in the sun. Just remember to put on sunscreen and with our 4th of July Sale it's easier than every. Save 15% from today through Monday (July 6th) storewide. Natural Sunscreen, Organic Revitalizing Night Cream and Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser. No promo code is needed, the 15% is already taken off. So if you need some sunblock, moisturizer or cleanser - nows the time to grab'em. [More]

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Dangers of DIY Sunscreen

by kelly / June, 17 2015 01:30
There is a whole online DIY movement these days. I think in part due to the advent and popularity of great sites like Pinterest and Etsy. I'm a fan of this movement as it can create some really authentic products in our over-marketed environment. However I believe there are limits especially when it comes to sunscreen. I know you might be thinking, well that's convenient, you own a suncare company - but it's not about convenience - it's about safety and effectiveness. All sunscreens are actually a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated over the counter drug with multiple testing requirements. Additionally there are real dangers with creating your own sunblock. [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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Memorial Day Sale - Save 20%

by Will / May, 20 2015 01:30
Memorial Day means two things - the start of summer and our BIG SALE! Get 20% off from today through next Tuesday (May 26) on all our products. Natural Sunscreen, Organic Night Cream and Organic Cleanser. Try one or try them all - with summer here sunblock is a definite must. Plus you won't need any promo code, the 20% is already applied. So shop away! [More]

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Mother's Day Sale - Save 20%!

by Will / May, 5 2015 01:30
With Mother's Day fast approaching we thought we'd show a little motherly love. Get 20% off our new sunscreen, cleanser and night cream. No promo code is needed, just shop away through Monday, May 11, 2015. [More]

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NEW Natural Mineral Sunscreen - SPF 30 is Here

by kelly / April, 30 2015 01:30
Our NEW and IMPROVED Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is here! It's everything you already love about our sunscreens and more. Our Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is now zinc only, easily spreadable and lightweight yet moisturizing. [More]

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FDA Passes on New Sunscreen Ingredients

by Will / March, 11 2015 01:30
Back in November Congress passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act. Its aim is to speed up the approval process for new sunscreen ingredients. In particular, it's been 25 years since any new ingredient was approved and eight ingredients have been waiting over 12 years for approval. Many of these eight ingredients are already in use in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Slam dunk for these new sunblock ingredients, right? [More]

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Mobile App Increases Sun Protection? Yes, Studies Say

by Will / February, 4 2015 01:30
Let's just say off the bat that we were a little skeptical. How does a smartphone app improve sun protection? This must be a joke I thought...but no, two studies actually bear this out according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMMA). [More]

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President and Congress Agree on Something: Sunscreen Innovation on the Way

by kelly / January, 21 2015 01:30
Here's some exciting news in the world of sunscreen and a small win for sun protection! Recently President Obama signed the Sunscreen Innovation Act into law after it was approved by the Senate and House of Representatives. The law will allow the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to approve new sunscreen ingredients more quickly. [More]

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