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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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Want to Slow Skin Aging? A Recent Study Could Be Key

by kelly / January, 22 2020 01:30
The number one skin concern for many is aging skin. It happens to all of us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of but I understand why many of us want to slow it down. How do we do that? Well, understanding how and why our skin ages is key. So key that a recent study from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan investigating just that found some exciting new potential anti-aging compounds. [More]

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Five Basic Skin Care Tips for Men

by Will / January, 15 2020 01:30
I care about how my skin looks. I mean I do run a skin care company. I would say most of my guy friends do as well although they may not admit to it. We want great skin without fuss and we don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on it. Thankfully you don’t have to. Great skin comes down to a few basic rules. [More]

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Does Your Cleanser Need to Foam to Clean?

by kelly / January, 8 2020 01:30
If you’ve run into any skin care advertisement, you’ll frequently see brands promote and compare the amount of foam in a cleanser to prove it’s superior. They’ll generally imply that the amount of foam reflects the cleaning ability of the cleanser. Have you ever wondered if that’s the case, do you need more foam to clean? Not quite… [More]

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New Study Finds Sun Exposure Leads to Skin Dehydration & Hidden Damage

by kelly / December, 4 2019 01:30
We love the sun but too much of it without any protection leads to big skin problems like sunburn, sun damage, and skin cancer - unfortunately, things we are all pretty familiar with. A new study found three more things: a new way to measure photodamage, prolonged sun exposure decreases skin water content, and sun exposue increases in skin surface roughness. [More]

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It’s National Healthy Skin Month!

by kelly / November, 13 2019 01:30
Your skin is the bodies largest organ and it also has a really significant job – it’s the first line of protection against outside pollutants! So it’s important that we take care of skin. In honor of National Healthy Skin Month this November – here are some key daily tips to keep your skin at its best everyday because we really should be thinking about it year-round. [More]

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Are You Washing Your Face Right?

by kelly / November, 6 2019 01:30
There is a right and a wrong way to wash your face. And how you clean your face actually makes a difference in your appearance. Fortunately, we have a list of the right way to do things to keep your skin glowing and healthy. [More]

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Why Your Hands Need SPF?

by kelly / October, 23 2019 01:30
I’ll get to the punchline – your hands need SPF because they are exposed to the sun a lot. Next to your face and neck, your hands are the most exposed. [More]

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How To Manage Oily Skin

by kelly / October, 16 2019 01:30
We’ve talked a lot about dry skin but what about its opposite - oily skin? While oily skin can have its benefits, it helps preserve the skin and people with it tend to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles; it also has its challenges from clogged pores to increased acne. Striking a balance between the good and the bad of oily skin generally takes a few key steps. [More]

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5 Ways to Banish Dry Skin

by kelly / October, 9 2019 01:30
Ever scratch a quick itch only to see is a flood of white flakes on your clothes? The culprit: dry skin. It’s not pleasant to deal with and can be embarrassing at times. So let’s figure out how best to avoid this situation especially during those cold winter months when we’re extra susceptible to dry skin. [More]

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