block island organics natural sunscreen review

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I received a sample from Block Island Organics to review through Tomoson, but all opinions are my own. 

block island organics review

Moving to Chicago and finding an apartment with a gorgeous patio has meant that I’m lucky to have two offices. I picked out a patio set and now Dani and I spend hours and hours sitting outside. Whether we’re working, blogging, reading, or sipping on gin and Polar Seltzer, it’s hard to get us to head inside.

That means protecting our skin is super important. Your skin is at risk of burning even after only ten minutes, and just five bad sunburns can contribute to skin cancer in your future.

I was offered the chance to try Block Island Organics’ Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30. Though I don’t have particularly sensitive skin, I do like to use a different SPF on my face. Their sunscreens are organic, vegan, and paraben, sulfate, and gluten-free. They’re also environmentally friendly and created with ingredients that are safe for reefs (which are commonly used in sunscreens.) Block Island Organics is also award-winning: this sunscreen has been voted the Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen by Environmental Working Group for 2017.

I like this sunscreen a lot. It’s made with zinc, which I’ve always found to be the most effective sun safety product for my face. It’s lightweight, not greasy at all, and looks great under makeup. I found that it gave me a matte finish, similar to Clinique’s pep-start moisturizer.

We haven’t had a ton of sunny days since I got my sample, but I’ve used it a few times and it’s really effective. It’s so lightweight and comfortable on my face and even has some moisturizing benefits as well. The bottle is 3.3 oz, so it’s TSA friendly for travel. I keep my bottle in my “outdoor work bag” so it’s always there when I head outside (and don’t forget to reapply often.)

The full list of ingredients is available on their website. They also have a section with information on smart suncare with resources on staying safe in the sun. If you can’t find the answer there, they’re happy to answer via email!

Block Island Organics SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen is also available on Amazon.