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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]

High Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 1 2019 01:30
It’s finally May and that means Skin Cancer Awareness month. Yes there is a whole month dedicated to skin cancer. Why? Well unfortunately skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and one in five Americans will develop it in their lifetime. So it’s vital to know skin cancer’s risk factors and how to protect yourself. [More]

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5 Habits that Can Worsen Acne

by kelly / April, 17 2019 01:30
Acne is the one skin condition that everyone can relate to. We’ve all dealt with at some point in our life. It’s definitely annoying and sometimes painful. Even in my 40s I still get acne and a lot of times it has to do with a few bad habits. In fact there are common skin care habits that can make acne worse. [More]

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Your Skin - What Gives It Its Color?

by kelly / April, 10 2019 01:30
Everyone’s skin is different – in texture, appearance, and color. But even though our skin can be worlds apart, we all have many things in common. For example the same thing determines everyone’s skin color. Yes, whether you’re pale or dark or any shade in between, it all comes from the same thing. So come along with me and let’s find out more… [More]

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip SPF in the Morning

by kelly / April, 3 2019 01:30
Mornings are busy. We’re all rushing out the door to make it to work, school drop off, and everywhere in between. Who has time to apply SPF? But we really should. All the experts agree it’s the most important step in a morning skin care routine and something as important as brushing your teeth or that morning cup of coffee. So the next time you run out the door and skip the SPF – think about these 4 reasons why you shouldn’t… [More]

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The Ultimate Anti-Aging Skin Care Plan

by kelly / March, 13 2019 01:30
There’s no miracle drug that can prevent skin aging. That’s a good thing. It means you don’t have to spend a lot of money or be on a waitlist to have healthy skin. All you need, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), for an effective anti-aging skin care plan is healthy skin care habits – which means everyone can have gorgeous glowing skin because it’s pretty basic. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Tocopherol a Superhero Ingredient

by kelly / March, 6 2019 01:30
Who doesn’t love a good superhero – they have great powers and can save lives. In skin care I like to think we have superhero ingredients. They may not save lives but they can make your skin look fantastic. The superhero ingredient I’m talking about today is tocopherol. You probably never heard of it but you may use it on your skin or eat it everyday. It’s a wonderful ingredient with many awesome benefits. [More]

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Your Skin: It’s Many Layers

by kelly / February, 20 2019 01:30
We talk about our skin all the time – how it looks, feels, and ages. But what is our skin and how does it work? In our Your Skin series we’ll examine the science behind our skin. In the end, hopefully having a greater understanding of our skin will help us keep it healthy for a long time. [More]

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5 Tips to Prevent Skin Infections at the Gym

by kelly / February, 13 2019 01:30
Gyms are a hot bed of dirt, germs, and infections. Don’t get me wrong I’m still very supportive of working out at the gym and I try to do it myself every week but just know a variety of common skin infections are lurking around. I’m talking about ringworm, plantar warts, or impetigo. Ugh. But rest assured you can get a good workout in and avoid these infections by following a few simple steps suggested by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). [More]

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Do You Really Need A 10-Step Skin Care Process?

by kelly / February, 6 2019 01:30
It seems that multi-step skin care processes are all the rage these days on social media, in the press, and at the stores. These multi-processes promise beautiful flawless skin and a lot of your time. But do you really need all these steps and is more and more really better for your skin? To separate marketing from the truth we listened to dermatologists to get the real deal. [More]

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