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Florida Legislature Votes to Overrule Chemical Sunscreen Ban

by kelly / March, 18 2020 01:30
Back in 2019 the local government of Key West, Florida voted to ban the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical UV filters oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law would go into effect in January 2021, if signed by the governor. But now the Florida state legislature approved a bill to prevent local governments from regulating any over-the-counter drugs or cosmetics – which include sunscreens as sunscreens are considered over-the-counter drugs by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). [More]

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Hawaii Proposes Banning ALL Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / February, 12 2020 01:30
Hawaii legislators recently introduced bills to ban the sale of ALL chemical sunscreens in the state. These bills expand upon a bill Hawaii’s legislature passed in 2018 that bans the sale of chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate (without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider). [More]

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Are Chemical Sunscreens Dangerous? – FDA Investigation Continues

by kelly / January, 29 2020 01:30
Chemical sunscreens are making it into the headlines again. A new study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that six chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the bloodstream at high levels. While here at Block Island Organics we sell mineral ONLY sunscreens, we feel it’s important to update consumers on all types of sunscreen news and trends. The more informed you are the better decisions you can make for your skin. [More]

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Want to Slow Skin Aging? A Recent Study Could Be Key

by kelly / January, 22 2020 01:30
The number one skin concern for many is aging skin. It happens to all of us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of but I understand why many of us want to slow it down. How do we do that? Well, understanding how and why our skin ages is key. So key that a recent study from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan investigating just that found some exciting new potential anti-aging compounds. [More]

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Why Your Hands Need SPF?

by kelly / October, 23 2019 01:30
I’ll get to the punchline – your hands need SPF because they are exposed to the sun a lot. Next to your face and neck, your hands are the most exposed. [More]

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What?! Sunscreen from Cashews?

by kelly / August, 21 2019 01:30
A team of scientists recently found an environmentally friendly way to make a sunscreen. How? They used cashew nut shells. Now that’s impressive – it’s both sustainable and natural. Now it’s not an approved sunscreen active yet, so you won’t see it in sunscreens replacing UV filters, but maybe in time it will become one. [More]

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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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Why $5 Sunglasses May Protect Your Eyes Better Than a $500 Pair

by kelly / July, 17 2019 01:30
The price of sunglasses varies widely from a few dollars to hundreds or even thousands. But how much do you need to really spend to actually protect your eyes from the sun? Do you need to shell out hundreds of dollars or can you spend much less? The answer is surprising and a little confusing… [More]

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Is It Safe to Base Tan Before Going On Vacation?

by kelly / July, 10 2019 01:30
This week let’s answer the common question – should I get a base tan before a vacation to help protect my skin? TLDR - the answer is a big NO… Since it’s July and UV Safety Awareness month, it’s a great time to spread some truths about sun protection and your skin. [More]

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