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From our forests to our mountains and seas, Earth Science loves our planet. As we celebrate the International Day of Forests this month, we also celebrate a milestone of our own. We are pleased to announce 10 years of partnership with Carbonfund.org and the Carbonfree Partner Program. Our initiatives to fight global warming for cleaner, and more sustainable business practices, leading to a healthier earth today and tomorrow, are fueled by our passion to keep our environment green.

Keeping the Golden State Golden
Reducing our carbon footprint is a daily priority at Earth Science and we make our best efforts to walk the walk from the products we make to our daily office life. We love our home in California and choose to manufacture locally within the Golden State. By sourcing components locally and choosing recycled & recyclable content whenever possible, we reduce the transportation of goods and materials daily. We believe our higher standards for vendors and raw material suppliers increases awareness for the care of our beautiful planet. Each small step creates an impact, so we pride ourselves in the details like our packing material, a biodegradable, and compostable material made from potato starch.

Sustainability is in our culture
We use local recycling programs and promote a paperless work environment in our offices to reduce and reuse materials and supplies every day. Though our staff loves their coastal commutes, our 4-day workweek reduces vehicle emissions, uses less power & resources, and leaves a little more time to enjoy nature’s beauty.

Completing the Circle
Through our partnership and work with Carbonfund, we are pleased to contribute to the planting of over 100 trees each year and aiding in reforestation efforts. Our contribution to forest preservation helps to create jobs, maintain and expand our wildlife habitats, protects biodiversity, and improves local environmental quality.

We are so excited to celebrate and share this milestone, and thank you for making our contribution possible.

Sweet almonds, fresh walnuts, exotic kukui and more, nuts are a long-time beauty secret that help hydrate and reveal a healthy complexion. Rich in vitamins, minerals and a variety of nutrients, nuts can help in every step of your facial care regimen from exfoliation to moisturizing.

Walnuts:
The shell of these tasty nuts is the star ingredient in our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub. Crushed walnut shell powder provides the gentle yet highly effective texture that helps this scrub reveal a fresh and glowing complexion.

 

Kukui:
Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and tropical antioxidants, kukui nut oil is used to soothe and repair dry skin. This ancient Hawaiian, secret ingredient provides a decadent moisturizing experience in our Kukui & Macadamia Whipped Cream Cleanser.

Macadamia:
The oil from this amazing nut is extremely soothing and hydrating for dry and mature skin. Reducing irritation and improving skin’s delicate balance, macadamia nut oil is perfect not only in our Whipped Cream Cleanser but in our 145 Smooth Start Shave Cream.

Almond:
An excellent source of moisture that isn’t heavy on the skin, sweet almond oil is perfect for dry, sensitive skin and especially effective in removing makeup in our fan-favorite, Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser (A-D-E).

Sweet almond oil is also one of the most versatile ingredients used in our popular facial moisturizers, the rich proteins, vitamins, and minerals, make our Almond-Aloe Moisturizers revitalizing and hydrating.

Additionally, the meal from sweet almonds can provide the perfect amount of exfoliation for masques and spa treatments like our amazing Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque.

 

 

The nutrient-rich benefits of superfoods can help you look and feel your best inside and out. Natural plant-based ingredients are the core of every product at Earth Science.

Coconut Oil

This tropical ingredient packs a punch making hair and skin feel luxurious due to fatty chain acids that add perfect hydration that penetrates deep into skin and hair follicles. Find the natural moisture of coconut oil in products like our 145 Just One Wash for Hair & Body.

Rich in fatty acids, vitamins A and C, avocado oil is a decadent moisturizer that can heal and soothe dry, damaged, and aging skin, hair, and scalp. Nature’s solution to parched skin and hair can be found in products such as our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque.

Aloe

A self-contained oasis in arid climates, the aloe plant’s longevity despite less-than-favorable conditions speak to this desert dweller’s power. Aloe is a nourishing ingredient in our Aloe Vera Complexion Toner & Freshener.

Green Tea

With a plethora of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, green tea boasts a wide range of benefits including protection against free radicals. The healing benefits of green tea contribute to customer favorites like our Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover.

Acai

Packed with omegas, antioxidants, and vitamins, this colorful South American fruit is an anti-aging powerhouse! It’s nourishing and repairing properties protect against environmental pollutants that can damage skin and hair. Enjoy the tropical power of acai in our Ceramide Care Curl & Frizz Control Shampoos and Conditioners.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Nature’s mild, acidic astringent is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties. It’s antiseptic yet skin balancing powers neutralize delicate skin naturally. This wonder ingredient makes our Clarifying Herbal Astringent effective yet gentle.

Check out our Ingredient Glossary to learn more about the powerful ingredients created by nature and perfected by science in each of our products.

 

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The winter season is here bringing days of hot cocoa and warm sweaters. The holidays can be a wonderful time to introduce friends and family to greener and cleaner favorites. With no animal testing or parabens ever, you can help friends and family find new products that are good for them and good for the planet.

Fill-up their stockings with these favorites:

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Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque – A mild enzyme and alpha hydroxy acid peel polishes and perfects skin without abrasives or chemicals. Bentonite clay and kelp extract helps fight blackheads in this award-winning formula free of mineral oil, artificial fragrances and colors.

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Herbal Tonic Mist – Refresh skin throughout the day or set makeup with the hydrating power of Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, Chamomile, Calendula extract, and three different types of Seaweed and Sea Kelp. 100% oil free and free of artificial colors, this is a great toner for dry skin and a wonderful misting moisturizer for blemish prone skin.

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Purfection Hand Cream – Give hands a five-star treatment. This luxurious hydrating cream soothes and softens hands with Vitamins C & E, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Jojoba. Rich in natural botanicals and emollients, and a rival to high-end hand creams, this Whole Foods Premium formula is the ultimate skin remedy for dry, chapped hands.

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Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque– Great for dry, color treated, damaged or over processed hair, this formula rich in Avocado, Coconut, Olive, and Silk Protein leaves hair soft, smooth, and tangle free. This best-selling deep-conditioning masque provides weightless moisture that can be used as a daily conditioner or as a weekly hydrating treatment.

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Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover– Gentle on the eyes and tough on makeup, a fresh face is only a few swipes away. In addition to the powers of Chamomile and Green Tea, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, moisturize and pamper the delicate eye area without fragrances, mineral oil, or irritation.

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Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum – Discover nature’s miracle moisture binder. Holding 1,000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid plumps skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Soothing Aloe, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Seaweed, and Sea Kelp extracts provide anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits. Cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free, and vegan, this is a simple clean, green pick and a customer favorite!

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145 Smooth Start Shave Cream – A close, comfortable shave and better looking skin is here. With Almond, Macadamia, Kukui Nut, and Apricot Oils to help razors glide over skin, and Aloe, Pomegranate, and Comfrey to soothe and prevent irritation. A paraben free, cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan experience is sure to become a shaving essential.

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145 After Shave Skin Soother – Replenishing hydration and relieving discomfort that sometimes follows shaving is easily accomplished with cooling Menthol, Peppermint, and Rosemary, soothing Chamomile and Aloe, as well as hydrating Panthenol. This non-drying, alcohol free formula works great for normal to oily-skin and is paraben free, gluten fee, cruelty free, and vegan.

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145 Quick Fix Calming Mist –  Ingrown hairs and razor burn are a thing of the past with this paraben free, cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan calming mist. Witch Hazel, Peppermint, and Salicylic Acid help treat blemishes without irritating skin while Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe soothe and prevent over-drying. Great for men, women and all skin types, this formula comes with an easy to apply pump top for an even and gentle mist.

 

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Sarabecca Natural Perfume Gift Assortment – These truly natural artisan crafted perfumes are handmade in small batches from natural, plant-based essential oils and fragrance essences without synthetics, animal ingredients or testing. This beautifully packaged set of “notes” features all five Sarabecca roll-on fragrances: Floral Citrus, New Rose, Neroli, Patchouli, and Vanilla Spice.

crueltyfree_nov2016November is a month for appreciation and giving thanks. As a cruelty-free company and proud friends of Best Friends Animal Society, More Than A Cone, and Animal Place, we truly value our animal friends. Our promise to create quality natural products that respect our furry friends is a commitment we have been dedicated to for decades. Not only is our cruelty-free pledge backed by PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, we strive to produce products and packaging with sustainability and environmental responsibility in mind. Our recyclable packaging allows less paper, plastic, and glass to pollute our environment, which includes waterways that are homes to wildlife. Through responsible sourcing, we strive every day to work towards a happy, healthy world with products that are good for the planet and good for you.

We appreciate our animal friends and are honored to contribute to the ethical treatment of our planet’s inhabitants.

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Although tight, flakey, and dull are never words we want to use to describe our skin, they can often be effects of seasonal changes and the cooler weather. Celebrate the fall season with a few tips for maintaining a glowing complexion through the winter months.

Hydrate:
Staying hydrated both inside and out is key to keeping skin looking its best. Drinking plenty of water can help maintain skin’s moisture from the inside, while using a hydrating serum like our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum protects, hydrates, and soothes skin.

Exfoliate:
Stimulating the growth of new skin cells is important for a healthy complexion. Gently exfoliating to remove the outermost layer can reveal glowing skin. Choosing an exfoliator that does not dry skin out, like our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub, can give you a luminous complexion without over-cleansing already parched winter skin. Using our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub made with crushed walnut shells rather than harmful micro-beads, is not only better for you, but also better for our planet.

Protect:
Your skin will thank you for creating a healthy barrier against the elements. A moisturizer with sun defense like our SPF 30 Protective Day Cream or our Almond-Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15+ are perfect for year round protection to fight against premature aging and wrinkling as well as offering protection from UVA/UVB rays.

Detoxify:
A weekly mask can help to polish and purify facial skin to alleviate dullness or flaking. A mild, yet effective mask takes only a few minutes for instantaneous results. Try our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque for a three-in-one treatment that gently loosens dull skin cells, clears pores, and polishes away impurities. With no artificial fragrances, colors, mineral oil, gluten, or parabens, renewed skin is a treatment away.

Combine:
Since the drying effect of the cold months leaves skin parched, don’t be afraid to add extra moisture and care by layering products. Adding a serum, like our Cellagen Renewal Serum or our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum, underneath a daily moisturizer can boost moisture and instantly improve skin’s tone and texture.

Giving skin extra care and pampering during the winter months can mean the difference between a dull, dry complexion and a healthy, glowing complexion.

In developing our natural Ceramide Care line of shampoos and conditioners, we set out to create quality hair care options for all types of hair.  This journey led us to formulate four different shampoos and conditioners that provide every hair type with the best benefits Ceramides and active botanicals have to offer.  Explore our Ceramide Care chart below to find your best match for the best hair of your life!

In honor of great hair days, find all of our hair care options on sale at Whole Foods Market and on our website!

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Skin, body and hair care products, made from the best that nature has to offer don’t need to cost a fortune. Get a fresh start that’s nature-approved with these 10 great finds under $10.

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Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub – Our award winning, best selling scrub gives you a glowing complexion. Never made with harmful micro-beads, this vegan scrub improves your skin without harming the environment!

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Olive & Avocado Shampoo – Travel Size – Great hair anywhere you go is simple with this travel size version of our classic favorite. Our color-safe, sulfate-free, and gluten free formula makes this item an easy pick.

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Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque – Travel Size – Nourish dry locks with this powerful travel size version of our award winning favorite. Hydrating, smoothing, and gluten-free, this item gives you great hair anywhere.

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Tea Tree & Lavender Deodorant – Aluminum-free, 100% vegan, and gluten free, this deodorant will keep you smelling fresh anywhere you go.

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Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover – No tears with our ultra gentle and effective formula. Non-irritating, no artificial colors, fragrance free, and vegan, each bottle not only cleans and purifies skin, it also takes off stubborn mascara.

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Purfection Hand Cream – Travel Size – A Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved formula, this travel size cream gives you the softest hands in a tube that fits easily into any purse or backpack.

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Multi-Therapy Oatmeal Hand & Body Lotion – Extra dry skin needs extra pampering. Oatmeal, green tea, sweet almond oil, and Vitamin E provide deliciously vegan skin care.

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145 Smooth Start Shave Cream – Getting a close, comfortable shave shouldn’t be a chore. Soften, smooth, and moisturize skin with this gluten free formula.

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Mint Rosemary Deodorant – A great scent to keep you smelling fresh all day long comes in a hard working, aluminum-free, gluten free, vegan formula.

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Liken Plant Deodorant – Choose between light herbal scent or fragrance free. Long lasting, effective formulas, free of aluminum and gluten.

saluting our furry friends!

From the love and companionship we receive from our pets, to the majestic sense of wonder and beauty we experience from animals out in the world, the lives and well-being of these precious creatures are our responsibility, and our mission.

At Earth Science Naturals, we believe that cruelty-free products make the world a better place.  For over 35 years, our natural beauty and personal care products have been developed without being tested on animals, and do not contain animal by-products.  Good for you, and good for animals, too.

As long-time supporters of Best Friends Animal Society, More Than a Cone and many other local animal shelters and events, we support our four-legged friends in having happy and healthy lives.

Becoming a compassionate consumer begins with consciousness. By choosing to purchase and use cruelty-free products, you can support caring for animals globally. Make caring simple; when you run out of a product, replace it with a cruelty free alternative.

During the month of July, let’s continue to celebrate our furry companions by saluting cruelty free.  Enjoy our compassionate consumer discounts, deals and fuzzy friends.  From July 25th-August 1st, make a choice that comes from the heart and enjoy our cruelty-free web sale. A portion of web sales will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society.

Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

We will also be featuring pets and animals near and dear to us on our social media sites. Send or tag a photo with your pet or your pet with our products for a chance to be featured.

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Summer is just around the corner which means adventure is on the horizon!  In our excitement for the fun to begin, we picked out some go-to travel essentials to keep skin, hair, and body looking its best no matter where the warmer days take us!

Our first must-pack product is our Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover. Don’t be fooled by the name, not only does this little bottle remove stubborn eye makeup gently, but it can also be used as a facial cleanser. Half of the amount to pack makes this product a no-brainer!

Long travels and changing climates can lead to tired eyes. Instantly refresh and rejuvenate your delicate eye area with our i-cream Nourishing Eye Cream. Packaged in a small, ultra-portable tube, it doubles as a lip moisturizer in a pinch.

For more outdoor activities and locations, our natural SPF 30 Broad-Spectrum Protective Day Cream is a great pick for fun in the sun, while our Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer keeps skin healthy with a perfect, light finish ideal for humid climates.

Speaking of varying climates, long plane or car rides can leave skin parched or in need of quick refreshment. Our Purfection Hand Cream and full line of deodorants are just the trick! In our 2 oz. travel size, our Purfection Hand Cream moisturizes dry hands in an easy-to-pack tube. Refresh your underarms with a little aromatherapy.  The fresh scents in our natural deodorants will energize the senses. Bring along our Rosemary & Mint or Tea Tree & Lavender deodorants to stay fresh any time of day or night!

Lastly, while on the go, keeping suitcases light is key so be sure to bring along our 2 oz. Olive & Avocado Shampoo and Hair Masque. Treat your hair to some extra pampering with olive and avocado oil, plus use our shampoo as a body wash. Our hair masque can double as shaving cream, too!

With just a handful of products, we’re geared up with a full arsenal to keep you on the go! We’d love to see where you’re taking our products this summer so be sure to snap a picture and tag us for a chance to be featured!