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Skin Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway

by Will / May, 12 2014 01:00
In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month we are giving away a Block Island Organics Prize Pack. Enter to win sunscreen, sunburn relief gel, a t-shirt and a towel. Good luck! [More]

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10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 7 2014 01:30
May is an important month for us here at Block Island Organics because it's Skin Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this month we wanted to offer a few tips we compiled from the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Center for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society to help prevent skin cancer. [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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Top 5 Beaches Around the World

by kelly / April, 23 2014 01:30
Will and I recently got engaged and I've been thinking, well really avoiding wedding planning. Mainly I've been researching places I want to travel to, using wedding planning as a ruse. My dream wedding / vacation would be something abroad on a beautiful and sunny white sand beach with crystal blue water. I'm secretly hoping to win the lottery to pay for it and hire someone to plan it. Nevertheless, in my research I've come across several rankings for the best beaches in the world. I can't let all my research go to waste! [More]

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One Week Sale: 20% Off All Our Products

by Will / April, 15 2014 13:16
We have a one week sale going on at the moment! From now through April 20th, 2014 all our products are 20% off. No promo code is needed, the sale price is already reflected on the site. It's a great time to try out our sunscreens or sunburn relief products. [More]

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Windburn Tips - How to Prevent and Treat

by Will / April, 9 2014 01:30
This past weekend I went on what is likely my final ski trip of the year. It's one of my favorite things to do and with the bright sunny skies I heavied up on the sunscreen. Even so, there is another skin issue I forgot to account for - windburn. [More]

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UVA, UVB and UVC Rays: What They Are and How Sunscreen Protects You

by Will / November, 6 2013 01:00
At the most basic UVA, UVB and UVC are the ultraviolet rays that reach the earth from the sun and, as the Skin Cancer Foundation says, UVA and UVB rays cause skin cancer, premature aging, wrinkles, sunburn and even eye damage (sunglasses are a good idea!). Luckily the right sunscreen - including Block Island Organics sunscreen - can protect you. Let's explore a little more with a lovely infographic and then additional details. [More]

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Toxic Sunscreens Are Killing Our Coral Reefs

by Will / October, 16 2013 01:00
If you vacation in an area with protected coral reefs you might notice that wearing sunscreen in the water is banned outright or that only certain sunscreens are permitted. Why so? Well some research shows that many common ingredients found in the most popular sunscreens bleach and kill coral reefs. Fortunately, Block Island Organics does not use these ingredients. [More]

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Mineral Sunscreen: What It Is

by Will / October, 2 2013 01:00
Whether you call it sunblock or sunscreen, you might not know what "mineral" means. Well, I'm here to shed some light on the subject. At its most basic it means a sunscreen where the active ingredients are titanium dioxide and / or zinc oxide - ingredients found on mother earth. What is an active ingredient? It's the thing that stops the suns rays from doing their harm (it protects you from UVA and, ideally, UVB rays). So the quick question that brings up is, how do I tell if my sunscreen is mineral? [More]

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