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The Truth About Makeup and SPF

by kelly / October, 12 2016 01:30
This week we are getting to the bottom of the age-old debate: “Is makeup with SPF enough?” with a quick and easy guide for all your questions around this subject. Now you’ll always know the truth. [More]

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Transition Your Skin for Fall

by kelly / October, 5 2016 01:30
I turned the heater on this week for the first time in months. On the good side it made my place all warm and cozy but it also made my skin feel dry. It got me thinking, now is definitely a good time to think about how to change up my skin care for the colder months. [More]

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SPF 15+ Reduces Skin Cancer Risk According to a New Study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

by Will / September, 21 2016 01:30
As a suncare company we love reading new research. One of the most interesting studies we've seen recently concluded that using an SPF 15 or greater sunscreen has the potential to reduce melanoma by 18% according to the Journal of Clinical Oncology. For something so easy to do, just slap on sunblock as part of your daily routine, we think that's pretty great. [More]

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UVA Rays: What They Are and How to Fight Skin Aging & Damage

by kelly / August, 10 2016 01:30
The sun can be our friend and our foe. It provides warmth and life but also emits ultraviolet rays (UV rays) that cause all kinds of skin damage - wrinkles, sunspots, discoloration and even skin cancer. In fact UV rays are responsible for 80% of all skin aging. UV rays come in three different forms: UVA, UVB and UVC. All are naked to the human eye. Let's break down UVA rays a bit more. We'll get into the other rays in the next round. [More]

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EWG Names Block Island Organics a 2016 Best Sunscreen and Moisturizer with SPF

by kelly / May, 24 2016 01:30
For the third year in a row we made the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) best sunscreen list. Our Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 was named a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen. Our Natural Face Moisturizer SPF30 was named a Best Moisturizer with SPF. [More]

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NEW Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 with Clear Zinc is Here!

by kelly / September, 30 2015 01:30
We are excited to announce the arrival of our NEW Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 with clear zinc. It's one of the best 2 in 1 natural products you will find offering both advanced daily skin hydration and transparent sun protection. Find out even more about the benefits of our new product below. And for this week only we are offering a special discount code for 20% off on NEW Natural Face Moisturizer with SPF 30 - use code X [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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My Daily Sunscreen Beauty Routine

by kelly / July, 9 2014 01:30
Hope you all had a fun 4th of July filled with picnics, barbeques, beach time and sunscreen! I spent my fourth on the beach with a group of friends. Surprisingly I had a fair number of my girlfriend ask how I use and apply my sunscreen everyday and how I use sunscreen with my make-up. So this week I thought I’d share my routine with you. [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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Is Makeup with Sunscreen Enough to Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

by kelly / February, 5 2014 01:30
Ok let me give you the answer right off the bat. Experts agree makeup with SPF is not enough to protect your skin. I made this mistake for so long, up until I started working on Block Island Organics actually. I used to believe my SPF 15 cream foundation was enough everyday protection against the sun. [More]

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