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Kardashians and Jenners Are All About Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 29 2015 01:30
Yes I never thought I would put the words "Kardashians", "Jenners" and "sunscreen" together, let alone be writing about them. But it's true, the ladies in these famous families are all about the sunscreen. Now I may not agree with everything they stand for but I can't disagree with their sunscreen support. [More]

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Wine Saved By Sunscreen? - Yup

by kelly / April, 15 2015 01:30
You are probably confused by my title. I was too when I first heard about sunscreen helping to save vineyards and ultimately wine in Australia. It's true, see even grapes need some sunblock and sun protection. Of course the idea of sunscreen showing up in my wine doesn't sound tasty but I'll explain more about how it all goes down and how you still end up with great wine. [More]

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Hugh Jackman Wants Wants His Kids (and Yours) to Use Sunscreen

by Will / April, 8 2015 01:30
Hugh Jackman has had a number of surgeries to remove skin cancer. Four surgeries to be exact so he's no stranger to sun damage. In fact, we've covered Hugh's outspoken thoughts on the subject previously. Well, it turns out he's not done campaigning for our favorite little protector - sunscreen! [More]

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Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Night Cream Are Here

by kelly / April, 1 2015 01:30
Our new products are finally in and we are excited to share them with you! Please welcome to the Block Island Organics family our Purifying Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Night Cream. You might be wondering how these two products fit in with our sunscreens. Well we believe that suncare extends beyond the day and into the night. As the sun is the leading cause of skin damage and premature skin-again, skin care is suncare and suncare is skin care. We believe that our sunscreens combined with our Purifying Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Night Cream provide a great regimen to keep your skin protected and healthy 24/7. So let me tell you more about each product... [More]

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Free Sunscreen Stations Going Up in Miami Beach

by Will / March, 18 2015 01:30
Wow, we think this is pretty cool. Miami Beach is putting in free sunblock dispensers throughout the city. 50 of the sunscreen stations will go in at public schools, parks and beach access points and the effort is sponsored by Mount Sinai Medical Center. Now, while we wish it was our sunscreen going into these dispensers, that would be huge for us, were just happy to see sun protection taken so seriously. [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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Did you Know Plants Make Their own Sunscreen? - What That Might Mean for You

by kelly / January, 14 2015 01:30
We love the sun at Block Island Organics but we are all about playing smart and safe in the sun. The sun is powerful, protection from it is important and there are numerous studies proving that sunscreen prevents skin cancer and skin aging. In our latest suncare smarts series we discuss a new study that reveals plants make their own "sunscreen". Yes even plants need protection from the sun just like you and me. [More]

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Coming Soon - New Face Wash and Night Cream!

by Will / December, 10 2014 01:30
We're formulating, testing, re-formulating and testing again all to bring you two exciting new products. Right now we have a face wash and night cream underway and hope to have them done by early in the new year. Plus, with these additions we'll have everything you need - suncare products for day protection, a wash to clean it all away and night cream to rejuvenate your skin. [More]

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