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Grown daughter kisses her mother on the cheek in a cafe.It’s pretty often that we’re reminded Mom was right. About (mostly) everything. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re sharing our five favorite beauty tips from Mom that were probably annoying at some point but are now—let’s face it—total truth. Thanks, moms!

1) Never go to sleep with makeup on

Makeup holds onto dirt and pollution. Not only does wearing it to bed contribute to breakouts and early aging, it stains our sheets! A gentle eye makeup remover like Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover does the hard work without irritating skin or sacrificing lashes, leaving nothing behind but room for pores to breathe.

2) Schedule time for “me” time

When we take the time to practice self-care, we can actually return to our work with an improved focus. Whatever it is that mentally or physically slows you down—journaling, meditating, flowing through a few sun salutations, or soaking in the tub with our Papaya Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque on—do that thing daily. That way, it becomes part of a routine, not a luxury or something to squeeze into your schedule.

3) Don’t wash your hair every day

Washing hair daily can actually strip locks of their natural oils, leading to dry, brittle strands—especially for coarse or curly hair types and processed hair. Try washing every other day or every three days. (This is where that wide-brimmed hat doubles in function!) To further strengthen and nourish hair, follow up after washing with a deep conditioning treatment like Olive & Avocado Hair Masque.

4) Have fun in the sun, but protect your skin

From lathering us in sunblock when we were kiddos to donning their fabulous wide-brimmed hats, moms know best. Sun damage is a significant precursor of skin cancer, not to mention a contributor of premature aging. For an everyday moisturizer with added SPF boost, our Almond-Aloe Moisturizer with SPF 15 is just the thing to hydrate the face and help protect it from UVB and UVA rays—without any harmful chemicals.

5) Get plenty of rest

They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Our skin cells turn over most rapidly at night, peaking around 2 am. The sooner we get to sleep at night, the faster our skin cells regenerate so skin can repair itself. Easier said than done, right? We try to be realistic. So thankfully, for mornings after long nights, there’s Azulene Eye Cream to combat puffiness and stubborn dark circles.

Around here, Earth Day is every day. But on April 22, all of us at Earth Science celebrate our favorite holiday by coming together, raising awareness and showing appreciation for our planet. (We also celebrate with 25% off our earth-friendly products!)

We see ourselves as stewards of a better world, so we try to fuse social and environmental responsibility into the core of our business. When you purchase Earth Science products, your actions support:

Our commitment to clean.

In all of its 35+ years, ever since the development of its storied apricot facial scrub, Earth Science has been a 100% paraben-free brand. We’ve always believed that parabens have no place on your face (or body, or hair!). And you’ll find zero aluminum, alum or zirconium salts in our plant-based lichen deodorants—just odor-preventing botanicals and anti-bacterial extracts.

Our respect for recycling.

We diligently choose American-made, sustainable packaging whenever we can—including up to 80% post-consumer—and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cartons, which are sourced from sustainably managed forests to protect wildlife habitat and maintain biodiversity. For shipping Earth Science products, we only purchase eco-friendly, biodegradable materials, like packing peanuts made from cornstarch that are 100% compostable (and 100% anti-static, because how annoying is the Styrofoam version?).

Our promise to the planet.

Our products are manufactured locally in Southern California, using sustainably sourced raw materials. As a Carbon Fund partner for more than 10 years, we are also dedicated to supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the fight against climate change by supporting climate-friendly projects. Our offices are open four days a week, eliminating one commute day and reducing an estimated 12,300 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually. By sharing the common goal of fighting climate change, we can be a part of the solution toward a clean energy, low carbon future.

CeramedxNo matter where you live, the new year has brought with it a rude awakening: Hello, winter skin! With a record-breaking cold outbreak across the United States at the start of January (Even snow in Florida?!), the fight against dry, rough skin is in full Arctic force.

If you have damaged, dry skin, there could be a reduction in its level of ceramides, or fatty acids that help keep the skin barrier resilient. Reduced ceramide levels can make retaining moisture difficult, which is why we’ve begun to include them in some of our products. We even developed a new therapeutic skincare system now available for very dry, sensitive skin: Ceramedx®. Dermatologist recommended and formulated with plant-based ingredients, it’s the first natural ceramide therapy of its kind!

Try these ceramide-rich solutions for the most common winter skin problems, as well as other tips to bring the moisture back to your life:

1. Itchy, Tight Skin

While a steamy shower in the dead of winter might feel amazing, prolonged exposure to hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and dry it out even more. Try adjusting the knob to lukewarm, which will also keep you from lingering longer than necessary. Don’t skip body lotion—and make sure to apply it directly after bathing for maximum hydration. Ceramedx® Restoring Body Lotion absorbs cleanly, leaving skin soft and without any greasy residue. For dry body or face patches, use a sulfate-free creamy cleanser like Ceramedx® Extra Gentle Cleanser.

2. Staticky Hair

Could there be anything more annoying? First, revitalize your hair with a ceramide shampoo. Formulated for multiple hair types, our Ceramide Care® Collection repairs the hair cuticle, restoring moisture from within for softer, smoother hair. Also try incorporating a nourishing masque like our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque, even as your daily conditioner. Don’t knock the humidifier, either. Staticky hair happens when your strands pick up an electrical charge from the dry air. A humidifier will add moisture to the air for your locks, and your skin will love it, too.

3. Hard, Cracked Heels

If your heels are sensitive to the touch or sticking to your socks, it’s time to give them some attention. Before bed, massage a thick moisturizing cream into your heels—even better if it includes ceramides, like Ceramedx® Ultra Moisturizing Cream. For best results, pull on a pair of cozy socks to lock in moisture and leave them on overnight. Repeat for a few nights in a row or until heels soften!

4. Flaky Face

Yikes! The key to banishing dry facial skin is incorporating a gentle exfoliant and a rich moisturizer into your regimen. Try our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub, light enough for daily use, and switch out your oil-free facial lotion for a heavier one like our Hydrating Day Cream for a smooth, luminous finish.

5. Dry, Chapped Hands

Our hands work so hard for us. The best way to care for them is by always having a bottle of hand cream within reach—at the office, by your bed and in your bag. Our Purfection® Hand Cream also comes in a 2-oz. size, perfect for on-the-go skin softening. Slather on hand cream after washing hands, and don’t forget to keep a pair of gloves in your coat pockets to protect hands from the elements!

For a whole-body approach, make sure to hydrate from within. Even though we don’t sweat as much during the winter, we still lose a substantial amount of water daily. At a minimum, make sure to drink at least eight cups per day to keep your body operating at its best.

One bottle each of Earth Science's Green Tea & Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover (4 oz) and Herbal Tonic Mist (8 oz), displayed next to two freshly cut fennel bulbs.

Fennel doesn’t get enough love in our opinion, so we’re giving this plant lots of it on the blog this November! Fall isn’t just for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. It’s also the beginning of fennel season, and its airy yellow tops are covering the coastal bluffs near Earth Science’s southern California office.

An herb with family members like dill, caraway, cumin and anise, fennel has long been used in recipes for everything from baked sweets to marinades, soups and sauces, using both its stalks in some dishes as well as its seeds to spice up others.

Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) fruit extract is an ingredient in our gentle eye makeup remover and refreshing Herbal Tonic Mist. But what’s fennel fruit, you ask? The small pieces of the plant, commonly called fennel seeds, which are actually its dried fruits.

We’ve selected fennel fruit extract as one of Earth Science’s skincare ingredients because of its wonderful anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. It has the ability to soothe and moisturize dry or irritated skin conditions, making it a perfect addition to these paraben-free, cruelty-free and vegan products:

  • Our fragrance-free Chamomile & Green Tea Makeup Remover also features fennel fruit, bilberry and eyebright extracts. This effective herbal formula purifies and refreshes skin while removing makeup. Non-irritating, no artificial colors and no oily residue!
  • Our ultra-pure Herbal Tonic Mist freshens, cools and energizes skin with fennel fruit extract as well as those of raspberry leaf, aloe vera, calendula, sea kelp, chamomile and comfrey. Special “ultra-moisturizers” such as panthenol and hyaluronic acid hydrate and improve skin’s appearance and protect it from the drying effects of the sun.

With a light anise flavor, this herb is also a tasty addition to salads and casseroles. Discover some of these fennel-filled recipes for serving at your dinner table on Thanksgiving:

Learn more about the extraordinary ingredients in Earth Science skin, body and hair care formulas by browsing the Ingredients Glossary.

Our hearts have been heavy for all those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. While the end of the 2017 hurricane season is nearing, we know recovery efforts in the path of their destruction will continue to go on for months.

At Earth Science, we try to fuse social and environmental responsibility into the core of our business. In considering how we could help hurricane victims as they begin to rebuild their lives, we decided to partner with Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving. Good360 works with recovery agencies and nonprofits to determine exactly what families and individuals need and then provides them with products donated by companies. They’re helping us deliver $100,000 worth of basic essential hygiene items—shampoo and conditioner—to the people of southern Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma!

If you’re an animal lover, another great organization to have on your radar is Best Friends Animal Society. We’ve also committed to support our friends at this nonprofit in their disaster response efforts, which have been phenomenal! Their work in Texas and Florida has included rescuing stranded animals, helping reunite families with lost pets, delivering supplies to hard-hit animal shelters, and transporting displaced shelter pets. In Texas alone, they’ve already helped more than 1,600 animals in the Houston area and served more than 10,000 pounds of food to hungry pets.

Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by these disasters. We invite you to join us in our commitment to helping them as they recover and rebuild.

A new school year is just around the corner and beautiful skin is always in style! We have some tips to get a fresh start for your skin type…

Skin Type: Oily
Neutralizing excess oil can be simple with a few of our skin balancing products like our Clarifying Facial Wash, Clarifying Herbal Astringent and Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer. With perfectly pH balanced formulas that prevent the over-drying of skin and balancing herbal blends to neutralize excess oil, these formulas keep skin looking fresh everyday.

Skin Type: Dry
For dry skin, adding long-lasting moisture that doesn’t leave an oily or heavy residue is key. Gentle cleansers like our A-D-E Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser help to wash away impurities without stripping natural oils while moisturizers with plant-extracted emollients like our Apricot Night Cream and Azulene Eye Cream deliver nutrition deep into skin cells.

Skin Type: Combination
Combination skin types need both hydration and oil control without over-drying. Gentle, yet effective treatments includes our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque to reveal refreshed skin, and our Aloe Vera Complexion Toner & Freshener to remove impurities, makeup and residue keeping skin clear without harsh cleansers.

Skin Type: Sensitive
Sensitive skin can be beautiful skin with simple, non-irritating facial care. Fragrance free products without masking fragrance like our Fragrance Free Clarifying Facial Wash, Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover and Fragrance Free Almond-Aloe Moisturizer help to cleanse and moisturize even the most delicate skin. Balancing and providing perfect hydration with botanicals and without dyes or harsh surfactants to achieve your best skin yet.

 

From pool decks to hot sandy beaches, summer fun can leave hair parched and in need of extra nourishment. Our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque is here to rescue and revive dry stands and bring them back to fabulous!

This luscious deep conditioning masque repairs dry, damaged, color treated and over processed hair. It penetrates and coats hair with natural silk protein to strengthen and replenish hair inside and out. This masque reveals soft, tangle free hair that is never sticky or weighed down. Rich in coconut, olive and avocado oils, as well as provitamin B-5, this treatment provides color safe, salon quality smoothing in an at-home treatment. Paraben free, cruelty free and gluten free, this formula is great for your hair and good for our earth.

Get the most out of your treatment:
While this masque can be used as a daily conditioner, for a deep conditioning at-home treatment, follow these steps –
Squeeze any excess water out of freshly shampooed hair, then apply a generous amount of product. Now relax! Let the mask do it’s work for at least 5 minutes or more, then rinse and style as usual. Our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Masque is a perfect weekly treatment or a quick ‘pick me up’ anytime thirsty hair needs a quenching moisture boost.

Hot summer days are on their way! Cooling cucumber and juicy watermelon are delicious treats that also give your favorite eco-friendly products their power. Work up an appetite for beautiful skin and hair with these summer favorites.

Watermelon & Mandarin
Customer favorite! Packed with powerful organic ingredients, Azulene Eye Cream is a treat for tired eyes. With tangy lemon and lime, refreshing apple, orange, and mandarin, as well as mouth-watering watermelon, this little blue cream reduces puffiness, diminishes dark circles, and helps to smooth and firm skin around the delicate eye area providing gentle hydration.

Papaya & Grapefruit
Mild but effective enzymes are the key to the Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque. Papaya enzymes loosen and dissolve dead skin cells without the use of abrasive chemicals. Apricot and grapefruit help to enhance skin’s natural glow. A radiant complexion is only a few minutes away with this deliciously effective masque.

Lemon & Orange
Wake up to younger looking skin with our Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion. Coconut softens and smooths skin while lemon and orange tones and provides a natural source of Vitamin C. Delectably renewed skin comes from fresh ingredients in our fruit-packed formula that uses the best nature has to offer.

Cucumber & Apricot
An experience unlike any other, it is no secret the Apricot Night Cream is a favorite for its deep hydration benefits. Cooling cucumber soothes and rejuvenates skin while grapefruit and apricot provide a rich experience. The Vitamin E in apricot helps to nourish dry, sensitive and mature skin. Make the Apricot Night Cream part of your night time ritual to give skin luscious hydration and a delightful daily experience.

Acai & Passionfruit
A deliciously fruity experience is not just for skin! Acai is a powerful antioxidant providing protection from environmental damage in our Ceramide Care Curl & Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner. Rich in Vitamin A and potassium, passionfruit provides rich nutrients to enrich and protect strands for healthy, beautiful hair. Find acai and passionfruit as part of our Rainforest Complex* in every bottle of Ceramide Care Curl & Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner.

*Rainforest Complex: Shea butter, jojoba, argan, passionfruit & acai oils

 

April showers bring May flowers and these flowers not only decorate our homes, but they also make an appearance as the rich botanicals used in your favorite Earth Science skincare products. From fragrant geranium to nourishing safflower, our plant-based formulas soothe and replenish skin. Find out what’s blooming in some of your favorite products!

Geranium
The geranium oil in our Almond-Aloe Lightly Scented Moisturizer balances skin, helping to keep faces blemish-free with its antiseptic properties. It’s gentle skin balancing effects help to make this product perfect under makeup, and for combination skin types, that’s never heavy or greasy.

Chamomile & Calendula
Our Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer boasts chamomile and calendula flowers in its formula. Chamomile’s calming effect soothes sensitive skin and moisturizes with rich antioxidants. The calendula extract in every tube help to heal skin prone to breakouts or blemishes while supporting the growth of healthy skin cells. The ultra-lightweight hydration in our Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer helps to balance and nourish oily skin.

Elderflower
It’s no secret that our Apricot Night Cream is a super-luxurious moisturizer with a rich, creamy consistency. Elderflower acts as a softener that helps heal and repair dry skin. This botanical rich formula provides lasting hydration that penetrates deep into skin while you sleep for a soft and refreshed face in the morning.

Honeysuckle & Evening Primrose

Honeysuckle and evening primrose provide a delicate balance, perfectly suited for under eyes in our i-cream Nourishing Eye Care. Calming and anti-inflammatory effects of honeysuckle combat puffiness while evening primrose gently restores skin’s protective barrier to keep under eyes perfectly moisturized and looking bright.

Sunflower & Safflower
Fruit extracts are not the only powerful ingredients in our Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion. Vibrant and colorful safflower and sunflower plants add beautiful benefits to this product. The moisturizing and soothing botanicals, rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, in sunflower oil helps to keep skin flexible and protects from environmental damage. Safflower is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and maintains skin cell health and also absorbs easily to keep skin gently softened and moisturized.

Making clean, affordable products that work while we keep our planet in mind is our mission. By using some of nature’s best ingredients, we strive to make sure our products promote, not only healthy skin and hair but a healthy planet……and help its inhabitants to thrive!

Every Earth Science product is cruelty-free.  Our love for our animal friends has always been part of our company’s values. We truly believe in harnessing our earth’s best plant-based ingredients as the power source for our products. Using sustainable natural resources and perfecting them through science will never involve the harming of our furry friends. We proudly participate in PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies Program in support of animals of all kinds.

We make choices that help you help our animal friends and promote a greener Mother Earth every day. We proudly take steps to keep our forests green and our waterways clean.  Thank you for your continued participation and support in caring for our planet.