Block Island Organics Review
Block Island Organics approached me awhile ago about reviewing their products as they’re a newer green beauty brand on the scene. Their lovely sunscreen is free from toxic ingredients, non nano, and completely vegan so I really couldn’t say no. They were kind enough to send me 3 full sized products to test out and here are my thoughts!
The Block Island Organics Story
With a motto like “Play Smart, Play Safe,” it’s no wonder Block Island Organics’ goals are to bring safe, non-toxic sun care and skincare to the world. Their line is quite simple with only 3 products so far, but I love the general effectiveness of it. Their aims include educating consumers so they can help keep their skin protected and youthful. On top of that, they want to offer safe products with high quality at a minimal cost. Sounds awesome to me!
Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser – This is a very simple cleanser with no fluff that actually does work quite well. The consistency is very gel-like and feels very refreshing to use. It’s nice for a cleanse when I’m not wearing makeup, but I still prefer a cleansing oil to gel or foaming cleansers and that’s just a personal preference. That said, there are a number of wonderful plant ingredients in this cleanser including chamomile, rose hip, horsetail, and various plant oils which can help heal, soothe, and revitalize your skin. This hasn’t become a favorite, but it’s still a good product. I think anyone who prefers a gel based cleanser or a cleanser that gives you that refreshed clean feeling will love this one!
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified spring mineral water), Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Extract*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Herb)*, Arctium Lappa (Burdock)*, Tagetes Erecta (Marigold)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Bean) Gum*, Coco Polyglucose (Vegetarian foaming agent) from Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable)*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum*, Avena Sativa (Whole Oat), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract (Vitamin C), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract/Sodium Chloride (Salt) /Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Extract/Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Extract as Eco-responsible plant preservative (*Certified Organic)
Organic Revitalizing Night Cream – This night cream is wonderful to use if you simply want a nourishing face cream to help heal, soothe and hydrate. This definitely does that. It has a great number of wonderful plant ingredients including aloe vera gel so it’s pretty ideal for summer, especially if you have dehydrated skin that needs extra love without being heavy.
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified spring mineral water), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Extract*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Herb)*, Tagetes Erecta (Marigold)*, Arctium Lappa (Burdock)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Bean) Gum*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice*, Glyceryl Stearate (Palm Kernel), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Glycerin (Vegetable)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum*, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract/Sodium Chloride (Salt)/Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Extract/Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Extract as Eco-responsible plant preservative, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil (*Certified Organic)
Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 – This was my favorite out of the lineup because it’s a lovely mineral sunscreen and one of the few that blends onto skin without too much strain. I love that it leaves no white cast and it has no major scent to it either. I think it would be lovely for anyone who has sensitive skin and wants a sunscreen that won’t irritate or feel heavy. This just feels like a nice day cream. I think moms will love this for their kids also because it has a good amount of SPF, little scent, and works really well.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22%. Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice*, Aqua (Deionized Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Gluconolactone, Glycerin*, Lecithin*, Octyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Zemea Propanediol. (*Certified Organic)
What I Love About Block Island Organics ♥
- All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from toxic ingredients.
- Their sunscreen is non nano, vegan, gluten-free, mineral based and made in the USA.
- Their products are very basic in appearance with simple product formulas, but they work well, are all natural, and include plant ingredients and antioxidants without all the marketing fluff.
Overall, I really like this brand. It’s a great brand for those who just want products that do their job and nothing else. For me, I’m a lover of cute packaging and frills. That said, I think these are wonderful for summertime when it’s so hot that I can’t be bothered to do anything extravagant. This is perfect for hot weather or hot climates where you want your skin to feel refreshed, light and keep it protected without weighing it down with too much product. These are ideal for those conditions so definitely give them a browse if that suits your needs! I definitely love their mission, ethics, and goals for creating, educating and promoting truly natural products and helping others protect their skin. That’s something I really respect in natural beauty brands and why I decided to blog their products (in time for summer) despite being seriously behind on reviews!
You can learn more and purchase their entire line at Block Island Organics ♥