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May 24, 2016

Block Island Organics Suncare Product Review

In exchange for this review I was given a free tube of sunscreen from 
Block Island Organics Suncare. All opinions are my own.

Here in New Hampshire things are beginning to warm up, and my kids and I have begun hanging around outside until the sun goes down. It's so nice to be out in the fresh air and sunshine, but along with that comes the need for sun protection.

I have always made my kids glop on the sunscreen so that they don't get burned, and I've always liked how the sunscreen smell even represents summer..coconut being my favorite. 

These sunscreens certainly prevent sunburns, but I never thought about what was in them...of course the coconut scent was a mixture of chemicals made to smell like the real thing. And all the other the active ingredients and inactive ingredients are exactly what?? Chemicals unfortunately. Yes I guess I'm a little behind on the realization that what I have been putting on myself and my kids for sunscreen could possibly be doing us harm.

When I was contacted by Block Island Organics to do a review, it really got me thinking more about this subject. I definitely wanted to try out this product.  Plus the company is family owned company who truly care about their product.

In order to facilitate the review I was given a 3.4 oz tube of the SPF 30 natural mineral sunscreen.  

The first thing I did when I received my sunscreen was to check out the ingredients. Everything is either organic or natural, and zinc is the only active ingredient.  The product is gluten and nano free, veg and and eco-friendly. There are no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes, or added fragrance. 

When I first squeezed the product into my hand to apply it too much came out of the tube. It is very thin, and like the company states on their website "a little goes a long way". Being a thin consistency did make the lotion very easy to spread, and not much is needed. 

I did notice that if there was an area where I didn't completely rub all of the lotion in, I was left with a spot where the lotion would dry and be a little chalky. But in the areas where I did completely rub the lotion into the skin, it was totally fine with no residue. There is a scent, but it's natural and faint and disappears altogether rather quickly.

Most importantly I believe is the fact that there were no sunburns or skin irritations at all with the use of this product. I would recommend Block Island Organics Suncare to anyone looking for an organic/natural sunscreen.

For a limited time they are offering a 20% discount to my reader who use the coupon code PAULA. (This code cannot be combined with any other offers.)

You can purchase your own sunscreen direct from their website here ---->  http://www.blockislandorganics.com/.

As a bonus Block Island Organics is offering a 20% discount to my readers who use the coupon code PAULA. (This code is good only until May 3oth 2016 and cannot be combined with any other offers.)

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  1. If they have 100 SPF I might have to consider them -- with Brookie's skin condition (and the fact we live in the 'Valley of the Sun') -- we have to use the HIGHEST form of sunscreen for her ... off to check them out!

  2. Thanks a lot Paula, great info. I have twin girls and there is always this debate in mind, should I apply sunscreen as most are loaded with chemicals they will penetrate and harm or apply and save them from harmful sun rays. Very informative, you did your homework and did not post, just coz you had to, as a parent I appreciate this effort.
    I a have a conscious eco-friendly brand and we do not use any chemicals in our clothing and scarves so appreciate going green.
    Thank you,
    Seema Khalil


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