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SPF 15+ Reduces Skin Cancer Risk According to a New Study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

by Will / September, 21 2016 01:30
As a suncare company we love reading new research. One of the most interesting studies we've seen recently concluded that using an SPF 15 or greater sunscreen has the potential to reduce melanoma by 18% according to the Journal of Clinical Oncology. For something so easy to do, just slap on sunblock as part of your daily routine, we think that's pretty great. [More]

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Supermodel Molly Sims Raises Skin Cancer Awareness for the Claire Marie Foundation

by kelly / September, 7 2016 01:30
About a month ago we shared a story about a skin cancer public service announcement (PSA) that the cast of The Big Bang Theory did for a young fan that passed from the disease. You can find the inspiring story here. The PSA was shot in support of the Claire Marie Foundation, the namesake organization started by the mother of the young fan to honor her death and raise awareness of adolescent skin cancer. About a week ago the Claire Marie Foundation teamed up with actress and model Molly Sims for another outstanding PSA. [More]

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UVA Rays: What They Are and How to Fight Skin Aging & Damage

by kelly / August, 10 2016 01:30
The sun can be our friend and our foe. It provides warmth and life but also emits ultraviolet rays (UV rays) that cause all kinds of skin damage - wrinkles, sunspots, discoloration and even skin cancer. In fact UV rays are responsible for 80% of all skin aging. UV rays come in three different forms: UVA, UVB and UVC. All are naked to the human eye. Let's break down UVA rays a bit more. We'll get into the other rays in the next round. [More]

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10 Critical Spots You’re Forgetting to Apply Sunscreen

by kelly / July, 20 2016 01:30
We love providing easy sun protection tips because we know everyone's so busy these days. So with that here's a quick reminder of 10 spots on the face and neck where people often forget to apply sunscreen. You don't want to miss these crucial spots, as UV rays from the sun are a leading cause of skin damage and premature skin aging! [More]

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Survey Says - 98% of Millennial Women Are Aware of the Dangers of Tanning yet Still Do It, Why?

by kelly / July, 13 2016 01:30
Why is it that we sometimes enjoy things that are bad for us? According to a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) - 98% of women ages 18-34 understand that they are at risk of skin cancer when they tan - yet they still soak in the sun and use tanning beds. [More]

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9 Sun Protection Tips for Golfers + Why It's a Must

by Will / July, 6 2016 01:30
I’m a golfer and I know golfers spend a ton of time outside. A single round can last from 4 to 6 hours. That’s a lot of time in the sun. Even on a cloudy day sun protection is a must. So what Suncare Smarts should you use to protect yourself? Sunscreen is a definite and we have a few other easy tips but first a video from the PGA Tour and the Skin Cancer Foundation. [More]

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5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

by kelly / June, 22 2016 01:30
It's officially summer and with warmer weather comes more time spent outdoors in the sun. While I'm sure you are all lathering up on the sunscreen - sometimes we may forget - and we can get a sunburn. Painful! So here are five tips to help relieve some of the pain. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read a Sunscreen Label

by kelly / June, 15 2016 01:30
One question I am asked all the time is - how do I make sure I’m buying the right sunscreen? The answer comes down to understanding sunscreen labels. With a little knowledge you can be sure you are buying the right ingredients and protection for your needs. Here's the break down. [More]

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5 Tricks to Make Putting Sunscreen on Kids Fun

by kelly / June, 8 2016 01:30
We've all been there or seen this scene go down - a squirming child, a tireless parent and a bottle of sunscreen that barely goes on. If you're especially "lucky" a meltdown ensues. Putting sunblock on kids is not always easy. I';m here to reduce the stress with five sunscreen games (yes!) to make it more fun and simple for you and your kids... [More]

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EWG Names Block Island Organics a 2016 Best Sunscreen and Moisturizer with SPF

by kelly / May, 24 2016 01:30
For the third year in a row we made the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) best sunscreen list. Our Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 was named a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen. Our Natural Face Moisturizer SPF30 was named a Best Moisturizer with SPF. [More]

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