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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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Skin Cancer Is On The Rise: What You Can Do to Detect and Prevent It

by kelly / June, 12 2019 01:30
With skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the U.S., detection and prevention are super important. So what do you do? Fortunately, there are places to get free screenings and sun protection measures that can greatly reduce your risk. Read on for the details. [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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Discovering Block Island: Action-Packed June

by kelly / May, 29 2019 01:30
June on Block Island is packed with events from music to racing to food and fun. If you want to make the most of your summer vacation (and don’t forget to pack the sunscreen on your trip) – hit the Block in June. Here’s a roundup of the upcoming can’t miss events. [More]

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Save 20% Storewide Today Through Memorial Day

by kelly / May, 22 2019 01:30
Summer is here and it's time to stock up and save on all of our SPF products, cleansers, and moisturizers. Save 20% today through Memorial Day. Use code MDAY19 at checkout to get 20% your entire purchase. Cheers to lots of swim, sand and surf this season! [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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Discovering Block Island: Summer is Coming

by kelly / May, 15 2019 01:30
Winter is over, summer is around the corner (so don't forget the sunscreen) and Block Island is where you want to be. There is so much to swim, surf, sail, fish, hike, bike, eat, and shop on the island. If that sounds busy you can also spend lots of island time relaxing as well. There are plenty of quiet spots where you can sit, read, put your toes in the warm sand and watch the world go by. Here’s just a little bit of the fun in store for early summer on The Block. [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]

High Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 1 2019 01:30
It’s finally May and that means Skin Cancer Awareness month. Yes there is a whole month dedicated to skin cancer. Why? Well unfortunately skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and one in five Americans will develop it in their lifetime. So it’s vital to know skin cancer’s risk factors and how to protect yourself. [More]

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Save 20% Storewide - Earth Day Sale 2019

by kelly / April, 22 2019 01:30
It's time to celebrate Mother Earth. In honor of our great planet we are having a two-day Earth Day Sale. Get 20% off today (4/22/19) and tomorrow (4/23/19). Use code EDAY19 at checkout to save 20% on all of our SPF products, cleansers, and moisturizers . [More]

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