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FIVE Years Running - EWG Names Block Island Organics a Best Sunscreen & SPF Moisturizer

by kelly / May, 21 2019 22:07
We’re thrilled that we have once again made the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) best list in their annual 2019 Guide to Sunscreens. [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]

High Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 1 2019 01:30
It’s finally May and that means Skin Cancer Awareness month. Yes there is a whole month dedicated to skin cancer. Why? Well unfortunately skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and one in five Americans will develop it in their lifetime. So it’s vital to know skin cancer’s risk factors and how to protect yourself. [More]

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Your Skin - What Gives It Its Color?

by kelly / April, 10 2019 01:30
Everyone’s skin is different – in texture, appearance, and color. But even though our skin can be worlds apart, we all have many things in common. For example the same thing determines everyone’s skin color. Yes, whether you’re pale or dark or any shade in between, it all comes from the same thing. So come along with me and let’s find out more… [More]

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip SPF in the Morning

by kelly / April, 3 2019 01:30
Mornings are busy. We’re all rushing out the door to make it to work, school drop off, and everywhere in between. Who has time to apply SPF? But we really should. All the experts agree it’s the most important step in a morning skin care routine and something as important as brushing your teeth or that morning cup of coffee. So the next time you run out the door and skip the SPF – think about these 4 reasons why you shouldn’t… [More]

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Do Your Eyelids Need Sunscreen?

by kelly / March, 27 2019 01:30
The answer is simple – yes, your eyelids need sunscreen. And now you might be asking why? Or, more importantly, how am I supposed to get sunscreen on my eyelids without getting stuff in my eyes? Well we’re here to help and it’s actually all manageable with the right application and right sunblock. [More]

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Florida May Ban Chemical Sunscreens – Find Hope in Mineral Sunscreens

by kelly / March, 20 2019 01:30
More and more concern is growing over chemical sunscreens and the danger they pose to coral reefs. Hawaii recently became the first state to ban the sale of chemical sunscreens. This law will go into effect January 2021. Now the Florida legislature is considering a similar ban on chemical sunscreens. [More]

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The Ultimate Anti-Aging Skin Care Plan

by kelly / March, 13 2019 01:30
There’s no miracle drug that can prevent skin aging. That’s a good thing. It means you don’t have to spend a lot of money or be on a waitlist to have healthy skin. All you need, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), for an effective anti-aging skin care plan is healthy skin care habits – which means everyone can have gorgeous glowing skin because it’s pretty basic. [More]

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Why These Three Super Common Anti-Aging Ingredients Must be Paired with Sunscreen

by kelly / December, 5 2018 01:30
Retinol, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), and hydroquinone are powerful “active ingredients” on the market today that can help with the signs of skin aging. Great, right? Well yes, sort of – you have to use them correctly as a major side effect is they increase sun sensitivity. I know, so unfair – why does something that helps with the signs of aging also making us more susceptible to the sun – the leading cause of skin aging. Fortunately, if these ingredients are paired with effective sun protection, used at the right time, and you follow the direction of your doctor, you can be on your way to glowing skin. [More]

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Four Winter Skin Care Myths

by kelly / November, 28 2018 01:30
When the temperature drops it can wreak havoc on the skin. But it doesn’t have to. Cold weather doesn’t have to mean dry, itchy, and flaking skin. Winter can also mean glowing skin as long as these four skincare myths are avoided. [More]

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