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Sunny Travels: San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma County

by kelly / March, 11 2014 01:30
Welcome to the first in our Sunny Travels series where we take you on our around the world adventures. At Block Island Organics we like to travel around to find fun destinations with some sun and share these experiences with you. Hopefully our trips will inspire you to share your own - we are always looking for new places to visit. Of course we never forget to apply on sunscreen wherever we go! This past week the Block Island Organics team went to San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. [More]

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Powerful Skin Cancer Survivors Video: Dear 16 Year Old Me - Use Sunscreen

by kelly / March, 5 2014 01:30
I wish I knew about the importance of sunscreen back in my teens and the role the sun plays in aging and skin cancer. Sometimes I wish that I could go back in time and impart all the knowledge and information I have today on my younger self. Of course this dream would go beyond just imparting sunscreen knowledge! Nevertheless, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund shot this awesome video featuring Melanoma survivors giving advice to their 16 year old selves. [More]

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Want Your Teen to Use Sunscreen? Skin Aging Info More Effective than Skin Cancer Study Says

by kelly / February, 19 2014 01:30
Getting teenagers to use sunscreen can be a daunting task. It's not something they (or even most people) come to daily. Plus things like tanning beds and that "healthy glow" are a part of many teen lives. Yet daily sunblock use beginning early in life is the best thing they can do for their skin. It protects against both premature skin aging and skin cancer. So what motivates teens to use sunscreen? A recent study thought to answer just that... [More]

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Is Makeup with Sunscreen Enough to Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

by kelly / February, 5 2014 01:30
Ok let me give you the answer right off the bat. Experts agree makeup with SPF is not enough to protect your skin. I made this mistake for so long, up until I started working on Block Island Organics actually. I used to believe my SPF 15 cream foundation was enough everyday protection against the sun. [More]

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Top 10 Winter Activities: Make the Most of the Cold

by kelly / January, 8 2014 01:30
With the New Year many of us make resolutions to be more active and get in shape. It's certainly on my mind even if my short list of resolutions has a few others! So in honor of this and to fight the winter blues below is our Top 10 list of fun activities for the cold winter months. [More]

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Merry Christmas!

by kelly / December, 25 2013 01:30
Merry Christmas from Block Island Organics! [More]

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Winter & Sunscreen - Why It's a Must

by kelly / December, 18 2013 01:30
With winter upon us many of us put the sunscreen in the medicine cabinet until spring. Well, I'm here to say sunscreen should be part of your skin repertoire winter, spring, summer and fall. Let's take a deeper look at winter. [More]

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Holiday Sale - 30% Off All Products!

by kelly / December, 4 2013 01:30
Whether you are buying for daily use, planning to be outdoors this winter or stocking up for the summer, now is a great time to grab our products. Use the code holiday2013 at checkout to get 30% off everything through January 4th, 2014. Happy Holidays! [More]

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The Sunniest Places in the World

by kelly / October, 30 2013 01:00
We here at Block Island Organics love to travel the world in search of sun and fun. Of course we always remember to bring our sunblock on our travels. On my vacations I particularly love to sit by the water, be it a pool or a beach, and bathe in the sun while protecting myself from the sun's rays. [More]

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How Much Sunscreen Should You Use?

by kelly / October, 9 2013 01:00
Yes there is actually a scientifically recommended amount of sunscreen everyone should use. I never knew this until I started a suncare company! If you are like me you probably slap a little sunblock on, assume you have it covered and go about your day. No real rhyme or reason. However, the reality is most people do not apply anywhere near enough. But don't worry - I'm here to help you with specific info and photos on how much to actually apply. [More]

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