Lindsay Gill: Block Island Suncare Sunscreen Review

Monday, June 15, 2015

Block Island Suncare Sunscreen Review

Disclosure: I received a bottle of Block Island Suncare sunscreen in exchange for my review but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  

Luke and I have eczema ridden skin.  It's dry, sensitive, and often irritated.  When Luke's face was recently burned by the sunscreen I put on his face, rather than the sun itself (we hadn't gone outdoors yet)...I knew we had to search for a different brand.

Luckily, I was introduced to Block Island Organics.  Block Island Organics is a majority women owned family company that started on Block Isand, Rhode Island.  The company strives to educate consumers, provide quality products, and simplify the skin care process.  

We had the chance to try out their new Natural Mineral (zinc only) Sunscreen - SPF 30.  I am happy that it is safe and recommended to use for adults, kids, and babies over 6 months so the whole family can use one bottle.  All of the Block Island Organic products are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes, and artificial fragrances.  They also use vegan-based formulas and do not use animal testing.  The sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB.  

The sunscreen starts fairly opaque when you put it on so that you can ensure full coverage but then quickly is absorbed.  It is more fluid that the brand we had been using, so a little bit goes a long way which is great when you're covering a whole family each day!  I love the nostalgic smell of typical sunscreen but that fragrance may be part of what causes so much irritation for our skin, and the lotion may be doing more harm than good.  This sunscreen has a very subtle smell and feels like a moisturizing lotion.


I try to be an educated consumer, especially when it comes to products for my family.  But many times, Luke is headed out the door and I have to cover him with whatever sunscreen is nearby.  I feel relieved that I can trust this company to disclose all of their ingredients and keep up with the most recent skin care research, all for an affordable price.  Skin cancer rates continue to rise and it runs in our family.  I'm happy to find a company that wants to keep my family healthy and safe.  

Block Island Organics also has skin cleansers and moisturizers.  Follow Block Island Organics on TwitterFacebookPinterestInstagram and Google+!

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