Block Island Organics Sunscreen

Now that summer is about to officially be here next week, sunscreen is on all of our shopping lists. While getting a sunburn is certainly dangerous to your health so is a poorly chosen, chemical-laden sunscreen. Thankfully, there are a lot of truly healthy AND protective sunscreens on the market today. Courtesy of the EWG (Environmental Working Group) you can now know just how healthy a sunscreen is before you purchase it. A rating of 1 is the best and healthiest rating while a 10 is you guessed it – the most health hazardous.

Ideally, you should choose a sunscreen that gets a 1, like this natural mineral sunscreen from Block Island Organics. The EWG even named it 2016’s Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen!

{Photo Credit: Block Island Organics}

The productBlock Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30

What it’s good for: Preventing highly unenjoyable and health hazardous sunburns. Also, guarding against premature aging of the skin! 

Key natural ingredient: Zinc oxide (22%).  In general, this formula is vegan, gluten-free and eco-friendly (no ingredients have been shown to harm reefs). 

The price tag: $19.99 (for a 3.4 fl oz bottle)

Where to buy: or check out their Store Locator  

My favorite perk: Most importantly, it gets the healthiest score possible (a 1) from the EWG, but I also love how this sunscreen is lightweight and non greasy. Unlike a lot of natural mineral sunscreens, this one rubs in nicely. Of course, make sure not to apply it in excessive amounts because that will make it harder to rub in completely.

DISCOUNT FOR MY READERS: Use the code annie on the Block Island Organics website to receive 20% off your entire purchase from June 15, 2016 through June 24, 2016.*Please note that this code is not combinable with any other codes or discounts.  

Hope you all have a sunny, healthy, fun and relaxing summer!

HollyBeth’s Grits & Honey Scrub

To me, an ideal facial scrub is one that thoroughly exfoliates, but in the most gentle way. With HollyBeth’s Natural Luxury Grits & Honey Scrub, that’s the exact balance you get — it has the perfect grittiness (thanks to the grits :)) with a calming and antibacterial base of sweet honey.  This super natural scrub is literally good enough to eat! And don’t worry, it’s not messy or sticky.  Your skin will feel noticeably smoother after just one use.

Grits & Honey Scrub

Other great products by HollyBeth:

Wildflower Dry Oil – so nourishing to the face and neck with a regenerative mix of oils and plant extracts.

Lavender Hand Cream (98% organic) – rich and relaxing with sweet almond oil as the #1 ingredient and of course, lavender.

Happy happy weekend everyone!