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SEVEN Years Running - EWG Names Block Island Organics a Best Sunscreen & Daily SPF

by kelly / May, 4 2021 09:44
e’ve done it again! We're proud to announce that the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) has named us a best in their 2021 Guide to Sunscreens & Daily SPFs. [More]

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Fly with Any Size Sunscreen in Your Carry-On Bag?

by kelly / April, 14 2021 01:30
There was some confusion on the internet this week. And this time it was around sunscreen and the Transportation Security Authority (aka the TSA). The TSA updated their rules around medical liquid carry-on travel sizes – allowing any size in carry-ons. Many news outlets reported sunscreens as part of that rule. Turns out it wasn’t the case. Here’s what you can actually bring when it comes to sunscreens on the plane… [More]

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Gwyneth Paltrow Angers Dermatologists Everywhere

by kelly / April, 7 2021 01:30
Dermatologists are not happy with Gwyneth Paltrow right now. Why? Well it all started when she shared a video of her skin care routine for Vogue. In the video she shows herself applying sunscreen to only a few spots on her face – like it’s a highlighter. Or, as Gwyneth calls it, “the area where the sun really hits.” Now, I think we know why dermatologists don’t agree with her sunscreen application method… [More]

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Should You Reapply Sunscreen If You Don’t Go Outside?

by kelly / March, 24 2021 01:30
I know, it sounds a bit crazy, so bear with me. This past year many of us stayed inside a bit more. While this caused some habits to change - one habit that shouldn’t change is wearing sunscreen every day. Yes, even indoors you need to wear sunscreen - more on that below - but do you need to reapply your sunscreen if you’re inside all day? [More]

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5 Ways Your Phone Can Prevent Skin Cancer

by kelly / March, 17 2021 01:30
Yes, you read the headline correct. Your phone can actually be a pretty awesome tool to help you protect your skin and prevent skin cancer. The best part - most of us all have phones and, good or bad, they’re always nearby nowadays. So we’ve got some clever ways to use your phone to help your skin… [More]

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Hawaii Adds New Sunscreen Ingredients to Its Ban

by kelly / March, 10 2021 01:30
Hawaii’s sunscreen ban officially took effect at the start of 2021. It’s not a ban on all sunscreens (that would be dangerous to our skin!) but it is a ban on certain chemical sunscreens. Of course mineral sunscreens (like ours) are still considered safe by Hawaii and excluded from the ban. But now Hawaii is considering adding even more chemical sunscreens to its ban list. [More]

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How Your Partner Can Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

by kelly / March, 3 2021 01:30
There are so many benefits to being in a healthy and fulfilling relationship. Many studies show that these relationships can lead to a longer and healthier life. And one more new benefit of a great partnership is sun protection. Yes, you read that right! A new study shows that support from your partner can improve your sun protection habits. And good sun protection habits often lead to less sun damage and reduced skin cancer risk. Who knew! [More]

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Grapes Could Protect Against Sun Damage

by kelly / February, 24 2021 01:30
Leave it to nature to give us some of the best products for our skin care woes. For example, sun damage is something many of us fight throughout our life. It’s not good for our skin and something we should all try to avoid. A new study from the University of Alabama’s Department of Dermatology found some pretty cool results when it comes to sun damage and grapes. [More]

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Is a Moisturizer with SPF Enough?

by kelly / February, 3 2021 01:30
The answer to that question is YES – a moisturizer with SPF is enough. But it comes with a caveat. A lot of how effective it is depends on if you’re using the product – or any SPF product really - correctly. Unfortunately many people don’t. Thankfully we’ve got you covered and break down the facts on SPF moisturizers and how to use them properly. [More]

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Even DJs Think About Sunscreen

by kelly / January, 20 2021 01:30
We love it when we unexpectedly hear other people talking about the importance of wearing sunscreen. This week’s talk about sunscreen came from none other than superstar DJ Kaskade. Yes, we were pleasantly surprised when we saw him tweeting about sunblock. [More]

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