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Block Island Organics Review

I was sent 2 products from Block Island Organics to help with this review.  No other compensation was received.

Block Island Organics

Block Island Organics sent me a bottle of Natural Organic Mineral Sunscreen SPF 15 and a bottle of Sunburn Relief After Sun Gel.  The two granddaughters that live with me go outside all summer.  Riding bikes, swimming, walking, playing, and on and on.  So I thought they are perfect to try a sunscreen on.

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I want to let you know about the company Block Island Organics.  This is posted on their site:

The Block Island Organics mission

Our mission is to give everyone access to safe, effective, and lovable non-toxic suncare products. We believe in living outside and enjoying the sun and not hiding from it. With a little sun knowledge and the right sunscreen you can live our mantra: “Play Smart, Play Safe.” 

Despite advances in science and cosmetics, skin cancer rates continue to rise. We believe this is due in part to poor quality sunscreens, misleading marketing, and the failure to educate consumers on safe suncare practices. To rectify this, we pledge to be consistent, honest, and transparent in our marketing as we pursue our goals: educate consumers, optimize product safety, quality, and cost, and earn your trust.

They have a very informative section to teach people about UV Rays HERE.  They also have a section about their ingredients HERE .  You just need to click on any of the ingredients listed and it will show you a description of exactly what the product is and why they use it.

They have lots of great information on their site so take a minute and look around.

On to the products.

The youngest of the two put it on and made a mess. You can see how much she started with and what happened.  It did absorb quickly so it was not a big issue.

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It was a lot thicker than I thought. I am use to the store bought that is a lot thinner.  Now the older granddaughter used a lot less as you can see from the pictures below. Once she was done it looked like she did not have anything on yet had cover all of the skin that was showing. I think it is good that it is that thick, #1 to save money by not buying sunscreen all the time and #2 you can easily control how much you need to put on. Say you bring your two-year-old to the lake, the baby will need lots more than you will.

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Later that night I looked the girls over and there was no reaction of any kind. This type is made for sensitive skin and it worked well. We did not care for the smell, it was not a strong smell, you had to put your hands right up to your face to smell it.  I would use and recommend this product.  It seems to be a lot better than sunscreen I have used in the past!  Being organic and only needing a little are big pluses.

On their site this is how they describe this sunscreen:

An organic lightweight, non-nano and instantly absorbing mineral based sunscreen safe for sensitive skin.  Provides hours of all natural, highly effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.  As with all of our sunscreens, a small amount goes a long way.  For best absorption, start with a small amount of product and add more as you need it.

Water Resistant 40 Minutes

The other product I received, Sunburn Relief, is described on their site:

Made with lidocaine, one of the safest proven sunburn relief ingredients on the market, this gel provides immediate relief from sunburn. 

Natural ingredients including Aloe Vera, cucumber, and vitamin E rehydrate and combat free radical damage leaving the skin feeling moisturized and not sticky. With severe sunburns consult your doctor. 

NON-COMEDOGENIC. VEGAN FORMULA. PARABEN FREE. PHTHALATE FREE. ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE FREE. NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS. MADE IN THE USA.

For temporary relief of pain and itching and minor sunburn, minor cuts and scrapes, insect bites or minor skin irritations. For adults and children two-years or older, apply externally to the affected area not more than 3-4 times daily. 

This is nice to have on hand since you can use it for other things than sunburn!  This product is a lot thinner.  You can see the aloe in it.  No one got burned so we really did not have much of a chance to use it.  It says on the label that it nourishes and repairs, so I would think you could use this after a day in the sun.  If you are lucky enough not to burn you still want your skin to look good, this would be a good product for that since it repairs and nourishes.

It says fragrance free, I do smell something possible aloe, but again not very much scent.

You can purchase these and other products they carry on their site.  Or they have these products on Amazon:
Block Island Organics – Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, 6 FL OZ
Block Island Organics – Baby Block SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen – 6 OZ Zinc Only Natural Formula
Block Island Organics – Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40, 6 FL OZ

 

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Thanks for stopping by today,
Laura

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97 Comments

  1. I love how Block Island organics uses nothing but natural ingredients in their sunscreen and sunburn relief! I only choose organic products for my kids, so I would love to try this! Sunscreen is a must for where our family lives. Thanks for the great review!

  2. Block Island Organics contains CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT which everyone knows is great for moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties; apparently some research shows that Cucumber Extract suppresses the development of skin discoloration too.

  3. I learned that it’s has Paraben free, Phthalate free, Non-comedogenic, Artificial fragrance free, and Non eye irritating. Specially it made in the USA.!

  4. I learned that in Block Island Organics the most dominant ingredient is apricot kernel oil, which contains the essential fatty acids oleic and linoleic acid and is high in vitamins A and E, all potent anti-oxidants.

  5. What I like best about this product is that the sunscreen goes on easily and absorbs quickly! Most sunscreens are thick and take awhile to rub in. All while, your skin is looking white!

  6. I learned that the Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen contains Zinc which is the one ingredient I always look for in a sunscreen. I would definitely buy this product.

  7. This Sunscreen seems like a Terrific Product! It’s all natural and is thicker than most sunscreens. It seemed to have worked on the children who were outside and had it on! It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and contains Zinc and Titanium Based Mineral Sunscreen
    •Paraben Free
    •Phthalate Free
    •Nano Particle Free
    •Non-Comedogenic (Won’t clog your pores)
    You Don’t need a Big amount in order for it to work either! This Product seems to work extremely well and I really do love this stuff! Thanks so much for the review and the information! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  8. I have big pores so this sunscreen being that is Non-Comedogenic (Won’t clog your pores) is a great thing for me.

  9. To apply Block Island you should shake first and then apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours and after towel drying, swimming or excessive perspiring.

  10. Hi Laura!
    There are so many reasons to love the Block Island Organics products. I love that the sunblock is Non-Comedogenic. My pores have enough trouble on their own. This is a definite plus to be Non-Comedogenic. 🙂

  11. Block Island Organics ingredient CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT is an extract of the leaves of the tea plant camellia sinensis; commonly referred to as green tea extract. Skin experts generally recommend green tea as a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredient. The catechins in green tea have UV protecting capabilities, making green tea a natural SPF provider. Combined with green tea’s antioxidant abilities, green tea is one of Block Island’s secret all natural UV fighters.

  12. I really like that these products are NON-COMEDOGENIC. VEGAN FORMULA. PARABEN FREE. PHTHALATE FREE. ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE FREE. NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS. MADE IN THE USA.

  13. I learned that this sunscreen absorbs quickly, which is something I look for because most are so thick it is hard to even rub in!

  14. I learned that not only do Block Island Organics make a sunscreen, they also have a sun relief lotion! I would love this because I burn easily in the summertime!

  15. I love that this sunscreen is vegan! I am ready to make the switch to an all natural sunscreen and this looks like a great choice! I learned that the sunscreen is water resistant up to 40 minutes too!

  16. I learned that this sunscreen is non-comedogenic, which won’t clog your pores! This would be great for me because I sometimes have acne prone skin!

  17. the Block Island Organics sun screen is: Zinc and Titanium Based Mineral Sunscreen and it is:
    Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Nano Particle Free, Won’t clog your pores. Wonderful, wish I had this when my kids were really little. TFS.

  18. I love that is all natural and Paraben Free and in case it won’t clog my pores. I happen to have visible pores. Great sunscreen.
    s)

  19. Block Island Organics contains: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Carota Saativa (Carrot) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

  20. I did not know there was such an organic sunburn relief product. As a sun worshipper, I have suffered through some early year sunburns and just lived with the pain until it became a “tan”..Now I have access to a solution..Thank you.

  21. I’ve Learned That the Block Island Organics is a Great Product! It’s: Zinc and Titanium Based Mineral Sunscreen
    •Paraben Free
    •Phthalate Free
    •Nano Particle Free
    •Non-Comedogenic (Won’t clog your pores)
    WOW! And all Natural! This is a Wonderful Product! Thanks so much for sharing this information with all of us! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  22. I learned that this Block Island Sunscreen is Organic and that it takes far less cream to cover the skin because it is thicker than the typical sunscreen. I like the Sunburn Relief After Sun Gel as well.

  23. This is the first time I have heard of Block Island sunscreen but it seems to be a good product and is organic. I liike that you only need a little of it.

  24. There is alot of great things about this sunblock including-
    Zinc and Titanium Based Mineral Sunscreen
    Paraben Free
    Phthalate Free
    Nano Particle Free
    Non-Comedogenic (Won’t clog your pores)
    So i look forward to trying it out at the lake!!

  25. I love that this is a natural product. I am trying to buy natural for use on my skin and we do need sunscreen each day.

  26. An organic lightweight, non-nano and instantly absorbing mineral based sunscreen safe for sensitive skin. Provides hours of all natural, highly effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Paraben free. Phthalate free. Nano particle free. Non-comedogenic. Artificial fragrance free. Non eye irritating. Water resistant 40 minutes. Not tested on animals. Made in the USA.

  27. I like the Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen. It would be great for all the outdoor stuff we do in the spring and summer months…. I also wonder how it is for people who have eczema? Any idea?

  28. Paraben free is for me! well us really. I love that it worked great on your girls sensitive skin. The price is comparable to other leading sunscreens. That is a plus as well.

  29. Paraben free sunscreens are the best. I was convinced summer was drawing to a close but the recent heat wave in my area means I may need to get one last bottle of sun screen before fall sets in…

  30. I’ve never heard of Block Island products, but I’m glad that the sunscreen did its job. I also appreciate that the formula contains less harsh chemicals and the company doesn’t test on animals. I’m not sure what organic means when it comes to sunscreen, but I guessing it means more natural ingredients. I don’t usually burn, but I can imagine the gel would be handy regardless just to have in case of emergencies from too much sun exposure!

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