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Is There A Difference Between SPF & UPF?

by kelly / July, 11 2018 01:30
Let me get right to it – there is a difference between SPF and UPF. Many people confuse the two and it’s probably much better for your skin if you don’t ☺. But no worries we’ve got you covered and can easily explain the difference. [More]

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Four Winter Skin Care Mistakes

by kelly / January, 3 2018 01:30
Winter is in full effect and that bitter cold can be tough on the skin. Don’t let it get to you - avoid these four mistakes to keep your skin looking great. Plus, what better time to right any skin care wrongs than the New Year! [More]

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SPF Makeup – Enough Protection for the Fall?

by kelly / October, 4 2017 01:30
The immediate answer to this age-old question - makeup with SPF is not enough to protect you. So why the confusion? Well, summer is over and you might be thinking that you can remove sunscreen from your skin care routine but dermatologists urge you to rethink this decision. [More]

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EWG Names Block Island Organics A Top Sunscreen & SPF Moisturizer for the Third Year in A Row

by kelly / May, 24 2017 12:17
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again picked our two suncare products as a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen and Best Moisturizer with SPF in their annual Guide to Sunscreens. [More]

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5 Skin Care Resolutions for the New Year

by kelly / January, 11 2017 01:30
It’s New Year’s resolution time. Hope you aren’t having too much difficulty sticking to them – it’s always a challenge for me - and progressing along. If you didn’t make resolutions this year – I’ve got some for you to keep your skin at its healthiest and best in 2017. Your skin will definitely say thank you! [More]

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Norwegian Study Shows Using SPF15+ Significantly Decreases Risk of Melanoma

by kelly / October, 26 2016 01:30
Suncare is not just a U.S. issue; it’s a global concern. That’s why we love sharing studies from around the world. This week a great finding comes from our friends in Norway. They analyzed using higher SPF vs. lower SPF and the effects on melanoma risk. [More]

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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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