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Ingredient Truths: How To Read Those Tricky Skin Care Ingredient Labels

by kelly / February, 24 2016 01:30
Have you ever read a personal care product label and been unable to pronounce half the words in the ingredients section? I'm pretty sure we've all been there. So how do you know what it all means? Well, in this week's installment of our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to explain how to decipher these pesky ingredient labels. [More]

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Ingredients Truths: Artificial Dyes – Green Light or Red Flag?

by kelly / February, 17 2016 01:30
Life is better in color. Now I would say that's true for many things except when it comes to artificial dyes. In this post, as part of our on-going Ingredient Truths series, we'll break down why brighter isn't always better. [More]

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Moonshot Cure for Cancer

by kelly / February, 10 2016 01:30
It's sad but I'm sure many of us have been touched by cancer in our lives. We probably all know of someone who has had it, is fighting it right now or has passed away from it. Our co-founder, Will's grandfather had skin cancer and my mother is currently battling lung cancer. Cancer is personal to me. So that's why I am pumped about President Obama's new task force on cancer that is led by Vice President Biden. According to the President and Vice President it's about finding a "moonshot to cure cancer". [More]

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5 Wellness Trends for the New Year

by kelly / February, 3 2016 01:30
Hope your 2016 is going well - more importantly, have you kept up with your resolutions? If you are lagging a bit, I'll admit I've been a little behind with mine, then perhaps these five wellness trends buzzing on the internet will inspire you once again. [More]

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Winter Skin Care Tips for the Slopes

by kelly / January, 27 2016 01:30
One of my favorite activities in life takes place in the winter - snowboarding. Snowboarding and dancing are my two all time loves. I live for the smell of crisp mountain air, the rush of shredding down a hill and ending the day with hot cocoa by the fire. Of course a long day on the mountain can be brutal on the skin - so I've put together this quick hit list to keep your skin safe and protected on the slopes. [More]

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Revolutionary New Skin Cancer Test

by kelly / January, 20 2016 01:30
I just read some fantastic news that I had to share - researchers recently discovered a new blood testing method that tracks metastatic melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. I'm hoping this means they could detect and treat melanoma earlier. This remains to be seen, but wouldn't it be great! [More]

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Healthy Eating Tips - New US Dietary Guidelines Just Released

by kelly / January, 13 2016 01:30
The New Year is always a good time to kick start healthy habits for you and your skin. Thus it's perfect timing that the US Government released their latest "Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2015-2020". The guide provides recommended healthy dietary information and eating patterns. Good skin is a reflection of what you put inside your body in addition to what you put on the outside (yes wear sunscreen everyday people). Have you ever heard the saying "you are what you eat"? To start 2016 off right we're offering healthy eating tips from the guide to help you look and feel your best. [More]

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The Dangerous Truths of Indoor Tanning

by kelly / January, 6 2016 01:30
Recently at a party I overheard a friend say they needed to head to a tanning salon to get some winter color. It almost gave me a heart attack. Ok, I may be exaggerating but my heart really did break. Hearing someone say that might be the worst thing I could hear and more importantly, it's one of the worst things you can do for your skin. It causes premature aging and even skin cancer. Just say NO to indoor tanning! [More]

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Happy New Year

by kelly / December, 30 2015 01:30
Happy New Year! 2015 was a fun and active year for us at Block Island Organics. As we say goodbye to this year, I'm excited for the road ahead. [More]

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Happy Holidays!

by kelly / December, 23 2015 01:30
Happy Holidays! This is my favorite time of year. Yes the crowds can be maddening and the travel difficult but it's also about family, celebration and love - oh and some gifts. [More]

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