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Skincare News: Microbead Ban Gains Momentum

by Will / October, 28 2015 01:30
Did you know the skin care, hair care and dental products in your bathroom cupboard may be filled with tiny plastic beads? Did you know these beads are a major environmental problem? It's true, plastic microbeads are commonly added to personal care products such as face scrubs, exfoliators and even toothpaste. One bottle of face scrub can contain up to 300,000 beads according to the non-profit 5Gyres and these beads end up in our water ways where they are toxic to marine life and add to the general pollution. [More]

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Men's Skin Care: The Value of a Good Cleanser

by Will / September, 23 2015 01:30
Men often think of skin care as a women's thing or, at best, something to begrudgingly slap on after a shave. We don't dispute that after a shave a moisturizer is a real skin saver. We'd just add that a complete men's skin care routine (women's too) doesn't need to be complicated. A cleanser, some moisturizer and sunscreen are really all a guy (or gal) needs. So why a cleanser? Let's take a look. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: The Flying Chinese Food Delivery Service

by Will / September, 2 2015 01:30
Block Island is a small place, it's just 7 miles long and 3 miles wide. Despite this it does have a bustling town with many restaurants (over 50), bars and shops. Of course, at such a small size it can't cover every cuisine and that's where New England Airline's take-out food delivery comes in. Yup, they'll deliver your take-out order via plane. Whether it's Chinese food, sushi, pizza or something else entirely, New England Airlines is game. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: America's First Offshore Wind Farm

by Will / August, 12 2015 01:30
Our Discovering Block Island series showcases interesting things about the island and we think this definitely qualifies. It turns out Block Island is set to become the site of America's first offshore wind farm. My first thought - it's surprising we haven't seen one in the United States before. Apparently they are pretty common in Europe but none have made it here yet. Now some folks are for the wind farm and some are against it. Both financial and environmental cases can be made on either side of the project. Personally have a neutral stance. We can see why it could be good and also understand why it raises concerns. [More]

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Surprise - Animals Make Their Own Sunblock

by Will / July, 29 2015 01:30
Previously we learned plants make their own sunblock but what about animals? Why don't they get sunburn? Sure some have fur covering their bodies, some live underground and others are nocturnal but what about the rest? What about the alligator or turtle bathing in the sun? Is it their leathery skin? Maybe the dark complexion? Maybe they go online and buy our sunscreen? Well scientists now know. [More]

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July 4th Sale - Save 15% Through Monday on Sunscreen, Cleanser & Night Cream!

by Will / July, 1 2015 01:30
4th of July means summer is in full swing. What better time to head out doors and play in the sun. Just remember to put on sunscreen and with our 4th of July Sale it's easier than every. Save 15% from today through Monday (July 6th) storewide. Natural Sunscreen, Organic Revitalizing Night Cream and Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser. No promo code is needed, the 15% is already taken off. So if you need some sunblock, moisturizer or cleanser - nows the time to grab'em. [More]

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Discovering Block Island: Block Island Race Week

by Will / June, 24 2015 01:30
This week is the 50th Anniversary of Block Island Race Week and the latest in our Discovering Block Island series. Race Week goes all the way back to 1965 and this year brings 2000 sailors and 169 boats to the weeklong race. A big boon for the little island we love, it's held biennially in odd numbered years (the next one will be 2017) making it all that much more special. The Storm Trysail Club puts on the event and raises money for charity too (over $100,000 to date for local charities). There's a ton of info over at BlockIslandRaceWeek.com. Just a great event overall. Of course, if you plan on attending make sure to bring sunscreen! [More]

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Discovering Block Island: How to Get There - Planes, Trains, (Ferries) & Automobiles

by Will / June, 3 2015 01:30
There are a ton of things to do on Block Island (check out our Discovering Block Island series) but the fist step is getting there. Given it's an island, at some point a plane or a ferry will be involved and there are a surprising amount of options for such a small place. I actually find getting there part of the fun. It's a quintessential New England experience without all the hubbub of Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard. [More]

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Memorial Day Sale - Save 20%

by Will / May, 20 2015 01:30
Memorial Day means two things - the start of summer and our BIG SALE! Get 20% off from today through next Tuesday (May 26) on all our products. Natural Sunscreen, Organic Night Cream and Organic Cleanser. Try one or try them all - with summer here sunblock is a definite must. Plus you won't need any promo code, the 20% is already applied. So shop away! [More]

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Mother's Day Sale - Save 20%!

by Will / May, 5 2015 01:30
With Mother's Day fast approaching we thought we'd show a little motherly love. Get 20% off our new sunscreen, cleanser and night cream. No promo code is needed, just shop away through Monday, May 11, 2015. [More]

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