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Even Elmo Wears Sunscreen

by kelly / January, 19 2022 01:30
Elmo and friends have a message for everyone at the start of the New Year - “everyone needs to wear sunscreen.” Yes, this month Sesame Street promoted this awesome message! Hey I can’t help myself, as one of the owners of Block Island Organics, I’m excited that one of my favorite tv shows is talking about the importance of sun protection. So how did this all come about… [More]

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Maui Aims to Ban ALL Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / December, 8 2021 01:30
Recently the Maui County Council unanimously passed a bill to prohibit the sale, distribution, and use of ALL chemical sunscreens – making it the most aggressive ban on chemical sunscreens in America. This ban was an effort by Maui to protect its island and marine environment. Don’t worry mineral sunscreens will still be allowed and in fact the only type of sunscreen you can use on the island. [More]

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How To Build A Skin Care Routine

by kelly / November, 3 2021 01:30
Today we’re overwhelmed with images and videos of people promoting a parade of products and how tos – promising perfect and glowy skin across social media. It’s hard to not be overwhelmed by all this information and to know how many and which products to use. In our opinion it’s always best to go the real experts – the dermatologists. They study and understand skin, ingredients, and how your body and skin work together. So I listen to them to find out the true basics of a good skin care routine beyond all the marketing and social clutter. [More]

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New Sunscreen Rules Proposed by the Food & Drug Administration

by kelly / October, 13 2021 01:30
If you have a high SPF chemical sunscreen in your cabinet you might need to replace it soon. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new requirements that may affect if your chemical sunscreen is considered safe (all-mineral sunscreens like ours are considered safe), what the max SPF level is, and if it truly protects you against all UV rays like ours do. So what are these new updates and how do you buy the right sunscreen – well we’ve got you covered. [More]

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Thailand Bans Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / August, 25 2021 01:30
If you’re planning a trip to Thailand you might want to reconsider the sunscreen you pack. Thailand recently banned sunscreens containing any combination of four chemical UV filters that are considered harmful to coral reefs. [More]

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Cat-Rat Reminds Us to Put On Our Sunscreen

by kelly / August, 19 2021 01:30
Who is Cat-Rat you might be asking? Well he’s one of the furry friends on my daughter’s favorite TV show right now. The show is called Gabby’s Dollhouse and streams on Netflix. Its second season just came out this month. Of course my four year old is ecstatic. I was excited to watch the new season with her especially when I saw Cat-Rat remind one of the other characters on the show to wear sunscreen! [More]

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Surprising Everyday Ways You Can Get Sun Damage

by kelly / August, 4 2021 01:30
Most people think they only need sunscreen if they’re heading out for a day at the beach or pool. Or they think sunscreen is just a summer thing and don’t wear sunscreen year round. Not many realize they’re getting sun damage all the time - walking from the parking lot to the grocery store in the winter for example. Unfortunately all these little sun exposure moments add up throughout our lives and ultimately damage skin. So what are some of these surprising moments and what should we do? Read on… [More]

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The Dangerous Sunscreen Contouring Trend

by kelly / July, 28 2021 01:30
I love a good food, life, or skin care hack. I’m into anything that makes life easier. But some hacks are not meant to be followed and can be just plain dangerous. That’s just the case with this skin care “hack” trending on TikTok called sunscreen contouring. Don’t do it because it’s bad for your skin and can lead to skin damage, sunburn and possibly skin cancer. [More]

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New Study Shows Few People Reapply Sunscreen

by kelly / June, 23 2021 01:30
With the summer in full effect and many people spending more and more time outdoors, it’s a good time for a friendly sun protection reminder. Sunscreen should be your best friend this summer (and really all year-round). I think most people generally know how important it is to wear sunscreen and reapply. But many people seem to forget to apply more as the day goes on. A new study revealed exactly that trend. [More]

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SEVEN Years Running - EWG Names Block Island Organics a Best Sunscreen & Daily SPF

by kelly / May, 4 2021 09:44
e’ve done it again! We're proud to announce that the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) has named us a best in their 2021 Guide to Sunscreens & Daily SPFs. [More]

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