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New Study Shows Majority of People Don’t Use Enough Sunscreen

by kelly / August, 7 2019 01:30
Wearing sunscreen is one of, if not the most important, things you can do for your skin – especially in the fight against skin cancer, the most common cancer in the US. Unfortunately too many people are not using enough sunscreen. In fact a new study out of the UK found that a vast majority of people are using too little sunscreen. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Zinc Oxide Fights Aging, Acne, and Infections

by kelly / July, 24 2019 01:30
Zinc oxide can do it all. It protects and fights for your skin. You might know it mainly as a sunscreen ingredient but it can do so much more. Learn why having zinc on your side is a great thing for your skin. [More]

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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]

Are Dinosaurs Why We Need Sunscreen?

by kelly / October, 17 2018 01:30
How could dinosaurs be related to humans having to wear sunscreen? Well the connection between the two is stronger than you think. And it all goes back to how our ancient ancestors and dinosaurs coexisted or rather how humanity survived dinosaurs. [More]

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The One Spot Everyone Misses When Applying Sunscreen

by kelly / July, 25 2018 01:30
Sometimes you can try to do everything right and still something goes wrong. True when applying sunscreen? Unfortunately yes it is. There’s a super common place everyone forgets to put sunblock on according to a new study by the University of Liverpool. But don’t worry we’re here to help you never forget that spot and finally achieve perfection! [More]

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Are All Skin Tones Susceptible to Skin Cancer? Yes…

by kelly / June, 20 2018 01:30
There is a misconception that those with darker skin tones are not at risk of skin cancer. Unfortunately skin cancer doesn’t discriminate by race, ethnicity, age or gender, as the sun is color-blind. In fact, according to a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology melanoma (a form of skin cancer) is more deadly in people of color. [More]

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Breakthrough Study: Skin’s Cellular Structure Changes with the Seasons

by kelly / March, 14 2018 01:30
Why does our skin feel drier in the winter? Sure, factors like cold air, heaters and hot showers are at play but does our skin actually change with the climate? The answer according to science is yes. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Coconut Oil - The Wonder Ingredient

by kelly / January, 24 2018 01:30
It’s called the “Tree of Life” and almost one third of the world’s population relies on it to some degree for their food and economy. What is this wonder product? It’s the amazing coconut tree - an essential ingredient in our products. [More]

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New Tiny Beads Might Save Reefs from Chemical Sunscreens

by Will / August, 30 2017 01:30
A little bit of oxybenzone, a very common chemical UV filter found in sunscreens (not ours!), can kill coral reefs. Not only do the reefs die but also the ecosystem they support can fade away too. It’s why states like Hawaii are trying to pass legislation to ban sunscreens with oxybenzone. Encouragingly, researchers from the University of Puerto Rico are working on a fix (of course, switching to an all-mineral sunscreen like ours would help too). [More]

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New Clinical Study Shows Sunscreen Reverses the Signs of Aging

by kelly / April, 5 2017 01:30
Sunscreen is an even better anti-ager than we all thought. We know that sunscreen prevents skin damage. Now a new study published in Dermatologic Surgery a medical journal proves that sunblock can also reverses the signs of skin aging! That’s great news. [More]

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