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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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Save 25% - End of Summer Sunscreen Sale

by kelly / August, 12 2019 13:57
It's our BIGGEST sale and a great way to end the summer. While supplies last, save 25% on our Environmental Working Group (EWG) top rated Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30. For FIVE years running our sunscreen has been named a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen by the EWG. So hurry and get 25% off on our sunscreen - no promo code needed! [More]

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Is Your Mineral Sunscreen Really A Mineral Sunscreen?

by kelly / June, 19 2019 01:30
Not all mineral sunscreens are created equal. What we mean is that many mineral sunscreens marketed as mineral are not mineral only and do in fact contain chemical sunscreens in them. Yeah, we agree, it can be a little confusing and concerning if you want a mineral only product. But don’t worry we’re here to help you separate fact from marketing when it comes to your sunscreen purchases. [More]

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New Study Shows DIY Sunscreen is a DON’T

by kelly / June, 5 2019 01:30
Homemade sunscreens are not safe. You might be thinking that’s convenient, you own a sunscreen company and of course you want us to buy your sunscreen. But that’s not why – DIY sunscreens are not tested (commercial sunscreens are tested) so claims about their level of protection cannot be validated. You can get burned badly. Still don’t believe me? A recent study of over 180 Pinterest DIY sunscreen pins found that a vast majority of them offered insufficient sun protection. [More]

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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]

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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New PGA Rules On Shorts Causes Sunburn For Golfer

by kelly / February, 27 2019 01:30
It seems that golfers have a tendency to forget the sunscreen and get crazy tan lines. We’ve covered this before - check out golf pro Stewart Cink’s crazy bald headed tan line here. This time around it was golfer Ben Crane and his legs got a little extra heat. [More]

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