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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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Gwyneth Paltrow Angers Dermatologists Everywhere

by kelly / April, 7 2021 01:30
Dermatologists are not happy with Gwyneth Paltrow right now. Why? Well it all started when she shared a video of her skin care routine for Vogue. In the video she shows herself applying sunscreen to only a few spots on her face – like it’s a highlighter. Or, as Gwyneth calls it, “the area where the sun really hits.” Now, I think we know why dermatologists don’t agree with her sunscreen application method… [More]

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Should You Reapply Sunscreen If You Don’t Go Outside?

by kelly / March, 24 2021 01:30
I know, it sounds a bit crazy, so bear with me. This past year many of us stayed inside a bit more. While this caused some habits to change - one habit that shouldn’t change is wearing sunscreen every day. Yes, even indoors you need to wear sunscreen - more on that below - but do you need to reapply your sunscreen if you’re inside all day? [More]

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Hawaii Adds New Sunscreen Ingredients to Its Ban

by kelly / March, 10 2021 01:30
Hawaii’s sunscreen ban officially took effect at the start of 2021. It’s not a ban on all sunscreens (that would be dangerous to our skin!) but it is a ban on certain chemical sunscreens. Of course mineral sunscreens (like ours) are still considered safe by Hawaii and excluded from the ban. But now Hawaii is considering adding even more chemical sunscreens to its ban list. [More]

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Even DJs Think About Sunscreen

by kelly / January, 20 2021 01:30
We love it when we unexpectedly hear other people talking about the importance of wearing sunscreen. This week’s talk about sunscreen came from none other than superstar DJ Kaskade. Yes, we were pleasantly surprised when we saw him tweeting about sunblock. [More]

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