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May 2016 is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

by kelly / May, 4 2016 01:30
Happy May everyone. It also just so happens that May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this month and as part of our on-going suncare smart series here are some awesome resources, tools and info to help you stay sun safe this summer and everyday. [More]

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Top 5 Sun Protection Tips

by kelly / April, 27 2016 01:30
Fun in the sun is taking off now with the warmer weather. We love the sun here at Block Island Organics but we also love playing smart and playing safe in the sun (hey that also happens to be our tagline!). So this week I'm here to give you a quick hit list of five great sun protection tips. [More]

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Sunscreen vs. Sunblock - There’s A Difference

by kelly / April, 20 2016 01:30
The temps are heating up across the country so this week we are going back to the sunscreen basics. I'm going to do a quick 101 on the difference between sunscreen vs. sunblock. Yes there actually is a difference between the two even though almost everyone uses the two words interchangeably. [More]

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Spring Sale 2016 - Save 20% Storewide!

by Will / April, 13 2016 01:30
With Spring in the air we thought, hmm...it's time for a sunny sale. So starting today and running through next Tuesday you can save 20% on all our products. How do you get the savings? Simple, use the code Spring2016 at checkout. From our sunscreen to our moisturizer with SPF to our cleanser and our night cream...it's all 20% off. [More]

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The History of Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 6 2016 01:30
Sunscreen dates all the way back to the Egyptians. Can you believe it? Granted sunblock was very different back then. However one thing remained the same over thousands of years, the purpose of sunscreen - to protect the skin from the sun. [More]

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Harvard Study Finds Women Who Protect Their Skin From the Sun Look Up to 20 Years Younger

by kelly / March, 16 2016 01:30
There's no denying it - protecting your skin from the sun makes you look younger. Up to 20 years younger as decreed by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) after a study from Harvard University's medical school was presented at their conference. [More]

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Our Guide to the UV Index - Sun Safety

by kelly / March, 9 2016 01:30
We talk a lot about ultraviolet (UV) rays - what they are and why it's important to stay protected from them. That's because UV rays are a leading cause of skin damage and premature skin aging. But how do you measure UV rays? Well we've got the 411 for you as part of our Suncare Smarts series. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read Those Tricky Skin Care Ingredient Labels

by kelly / February, 24 2016 01:30
Have you ever read a personal care product label and been unable to pronounce half the words in the ingredients section? I'm pretty sure we've all been there. So how do you know what it all means? Well, in this week's installment of our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to explain how to decipher these pesky ingredient labels. [More]

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Moonshot Cure for Cancer

by kelly / February, 10 2016 01:30
It's sad but I'm sure many of us have been touched by cancer in our lives. We probably all know of someone who has had it, is fighting it right now or has passed away from it. Our co-founder, Will's grandfather had skin cancer and my mother is currently battling lung cancer. Cancer is personal to me. So that's why I am pumped about President Obama's new task force on cancer that is led by Vice President Biden. According to the President and Vice President it's about finding a "moonshot to cure cancer". [More]

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Winter Skin Care Tips for the Slopes

by kelly / January, 27 2016 01:30
One of my favorite activities in life takes place in the winter - snowboarding. Snowboarding and dancing are my two all time loves. I live for the smell of crisp mountain air, the rush of shredding down a hill and ending the day with hot cocoa by the fire. Of course a long day on the mountain can be brutal on the skin - so I've put together this quick hit list to keep your skin safe and protected on the slopes. [More]

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