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Staying Inside? Dermatologists Say You Still Need to Wear Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 1 2020 01:30
Stuck inside lately? It seems like this might be the case for the foreseeable future. But it’s great we’re all doing our part to stop the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19. Understandably you might be thinking now is a perfect time to skip the sunscreen since you’re not really going outside. It’s one of those things that seems to make logical sense but the reality is that sunscreen is still a must while we’re indoors. Here’s why. [More]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 and Block Island Organics

by kelly / March, 25 2020 01:30
First and foremost we hope everyone is staying safe during this difficult time. We want to acknowledge these are not easy times which is why we wanted to take a moment to let you know the safety precautions we’ve put in place and how the island, Block Island itself, is coping. [More]

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Florida Legislature Votes to Overrule Chemical Sunscreen Ban

by kelly / March, 18 2020 01:30
Back in 2019 the local government of Key West, Florida voted to ban the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical UV filters oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law would go into effect in January 2021, if signed by the governor. But now the Florida state legislature approved a bill to prevent local governments from regulating any over-the-counter drugs or cosmetics – which include sunscreens as sunscreens are considered over-the-counter drugs by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). [More]

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Behind the Scenes: We’re Working on a New Sunscreen for You

by kelly / March, 11 2020 01:30
Ok, I admit I’m biased but I’ve been working non-stop for what feels like two years of my life on developing a great new addition to our mineral sunscreen line. Why? Because I honestly believe sunscreen is the best anti-aging weapon and sun protection is vital to our health. So I wanted to expand our line of sunscreens to offer more options for you. Plus, I personally want more options as an avid sunscreen wearer myself. [More]

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California Proposes To Ban 12 Cosmetic Ingredients

by kelly / March, 4 2020 01:30
Recently the California Assembly reintroduced the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762 – this act would ban 12 ingredients from beauty and personal care products sold in California. What does this mean for you? Well, we have some info to help you. [More]

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How Much Sleep Do You Need For Great Skin?

by kelly / February, 26 2020 01:30
Sleep is an important component of any good skin care routine. In fact the American Academy of Dermatology lists getting enough sleep as a key anti-aging skin care tip in your 40s and 50s. But how much is enough sleep to keep you and your skin healthy? [More]

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Your Skin: How It Grows

by kelly / February, 19 2020 01:30
Your skin is an amazing organ. It’s constantly working – protecting your body from outside pollutants and keeping everything inside in. Plus it’s always growing and creating new skin. That’s the basics but, of course, there’s more to it. So here’s the details on your skin and how it grows. [More]

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Hawaii Proposes Banning ALL Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / February, 12 2020 01:30
Hawaii legislators recently introduced bills to ban the sale of ALL chemical sunscreens in the state. These bills expand upon a bill Hawaii’s legislature passed in 2018 that bans the sale of chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate (without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider). [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Nourish Your Skin with Avocado

by kelly / February, 5 2020 01:30
I love multifaceted ingredients that are good for our bodies both on the inside and out. Avocados are just that type of ingredient. The oil extracted from the flesh of an avocado is used in skin care products to help moisturize, heal, and prevent skin aging. [More]

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Are Chemical Sunscreens Dangerous? – FDA Investigation Continues

by kelly / January, 29 2020 01:30
Chemical sunscreens are making it into the headlines again. A new study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that six chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the bloodstream at high levels. While here at Block Island Organics we sell mineral ONLY sunscreens, we feel it’s important to update consumers on all types of sunscreen news and trends. The more informed you are the better decisions you can make for your skin. [More]

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