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Dangers of DIY Sunscreen

by kelly / June, 17 2015 01:30
There is a whole online DIY movement these days. I think in part due to the advent and popularity of great sites like Pinterest and Etsy. I'm a fan of this movement as it can create some really authentic products in our over-marketed environment. However I believe there are limits especially when it comes to sunscreen. I know you might be thinking, well that's convenient, you own a suncare company - but it's not about convenience - it's about safety and effectiveness. All sunscreens are actually a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated over the counter drug with multiple testing requirements. Additionally there are real dangers with creating your own sunblock. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Beauty Product Claims - Fact or Fiction?

by kelly / June, 10 2015 01:30
We all want a miracle drug that can completely reverse the signs of aging and make our skin look 10 years younger. And there are a lot of beauty and cosmetic products out there that market to that desire. But we've all heard the line that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. This week in our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to give some real talk about how these companies maybe making you over-pay for many false promises and how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is getting involved. [More]

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CDC Study Shows Most Americans Don't Use Sunscreen

by kelly / May, 27 2015 01:30
Yes it pained me to write that title especially as it's Skin Cancer Awareness month, skin cancer is on the rise and even more so because it has been proven that there is a direct connection between sunscreen and the prevention of skin damage and premature skin aging. But it's sadly the truth that most Americans don't wear sunscreen. There's even a discussion lately on the internet about sunscreen shaming. I was so surprised that people were actually being criticized for wearing sunscreen. [More]

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It's DON'T FRY DAY Today

by kelly / May, 22 2015 01:30
With Memorial Day around the corner and our great sale (ok I had to plug it) the official start of summer is here. Summer means warm weather, vacation, beaches and lots of sunshine. Of course at Block Island Organics summer also means sunblock (really it's year-round for us) and playing safe and smart in the sun. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention seems to agree. They've designated Friday, May 22nd as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety awareness as we head into summer. [More]

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Memorial Day Sale - Save 20%

by Will / May, 20 2015 01:30
Memorial Day means two things - the start of summer and our BIG SALE! Get 20% off from today through next Tuesday (May 26) on all our products. Natural Sunscreen, Organic Night Cream and Organic Cleanser. Try one or try them all - with summer here sunblock is a definite must. Plus you won't need any promo code, the 20% is already applied. So shop away! [More]

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Oregon Votes to Allow Sunscreens in School

by kelly / May, 13 2015 01:30
In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month - this month we'll be featuring posts on interesting suncare news, suncare protection information and sales. This piece of fascinating news landed on our desk this morning and we'd thought we'd share. The Oregon Senate unanimously voted to allow sunscreen in schools. [More]

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Mother's Day Sale - Save 20%!

by Will / May, 5 2015 01:30
With Mother's Day fast approaching we thought we'd show a little motherly love. Get 20% off our new sunscreen, cleanser and night cream. No promo code is needed, just shop away through Monday, May 11, 2015. [More]

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NEW Natural Mineral Sunscreen - SPF 30 is Here

by kelly / April, 30 2015 01:30
Our NEW and IMPROVED Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is here! It's everything you already love about our sunscreens and more. Our Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is now zinc only, easily spreadable and lightweight yet moisturizing. [More]

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Kardashians and Jenners Are All About Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 29 2015 01:30
Yes I never thought I would put the words "Kardashians", "Jenners" and "sunscreen" together, let alone be writing about them. But it's true, the ladies in these famous families are all about the sunscreen. Now I may not agree with everything they stand for but I can't disagree with their sunscreen support. [More]

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Wine Saved By Sunscreen? - Yup

by kelly / April, 15 2015 01:30
You are probably confused by my title. I was too when I first heard about sunscreen helping to save vineyards and ultimately wine in Australia. It's true, see even grapes need some sunblock and sun protection. Of course the idea of sunscreen showing up in my wine doesn't sound tasty but I'll explain more about how it all goes down and how you still end up with great wine. [More]

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