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You may have seen our Hyaluronic Acid Serum around, so we’re here to answer some FAQ’s and give you the low-down on what makes this bottle an absolute skincare must!

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is hyaluronic acid? Despite the word “acid” in its name, Hyaluronic Acid is actually quite gentle. Don’t let that fool you, it is one of nature’s most powerful moisturizing ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid has become popular in skincare because one molecule can hold up 1,000 times its weight in water! Our body produces hyaluronic acid naturally in order to maintain moisture. It can be found in all parts of your body including your joints, hair, eyes and nerves, but 50% of your body’s hyaluronic acid is in your skin!

Where do you get hyaluronic acid? For a long time, skincare companies were deriving their hyaluronic acid from animal sources, mainly rooster combs… But we are so not about that! Our hyaluronic acid comes from cultured beets and other vegetable sources. Our serum is 100% vegan and cruelty free!

Why can’t I find hyaluronic acid listed in the ingredients? We choose to use Sodium Hyaluronate, the salt molecule from Hyaluronic Acid, in our products. It is a smaller molecule, which means it may absorb deeper and easier into your skin, for maximum benefits!

Why does it come in a blue bottle? We put a lot of love into creating our serum, and we want to make sure it’s well protected. The blue bottle is to prevent oxidation from occurring, which causes the molecules to lose their hydrating superpowers. Be sure to also store in a cool, dark place- the medicine cabinet in your bathroom is perfect!

Who benefits from hyaluronic acid? You! Whether you have dry skin or oily skin, everyone’s skin could use a hyaluronic acid boost. Our serum works to retain moisture in your skin, which plumps up skin and can even help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven tone. It also helps protect the collagen in your skin, promotes elasticity and can make your skin look firmer and more youthful-looking with each use!

The best part? It’s only 24.99 and you only need a few drops with each use! Get yours here!

How important is a nighttime skincare routine? Short answer: VERY!

Your nighttime skincare routine actually serves a completely different function than your morning routine. Each morning, you are prepping your skin to protect itself from any free radicals that you’ll encounter throughout the day, including your makeup, air pollution, dirt, bacteria and more.  A gentle cleanser, toner and moisturizer with SPF should do the trick!

Before you go to bed, your main goal is to make sure your skin is completely clean and help it repair itself overnight. It’s super important to use the right products, but when it’s late and your bed is calling your name, it’s so easy to “forget” to give your skin some TLC.

We’ve simplified the process to just the absolute essentials, so your skin will get the attention it needs every night in just 5 minutes!

Step 1: Double Cleanser

Always remember to start with a makeup remover! Your makeup not only clogs your pores, but throughout the day, it collects lots of bacteria and dirt. Our Chamomile & Green Tea Makeup Remover has a unique gel consistency and is gentle enough for all skin types.

Follow with a cleanser that suits your skin type. For those with dry skin, we recommend an oil-based cleanser like our best-selling ADE Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser (this one can actually double as a makeup remover). If you have oily skin to normal skin, we recommend our Clarifying Facial Wash.

Step 2: Toner

Use a cotton ball to wipe our Aloe Vera Toner all over your face and neck. Toners will remove every last trace of dirt, makeup and other impurities. Add our Clarifying Herbal Astringent to your routine if you need to dry out excess oil.

Step 3: Serum

Rub a few drops of your favorite serum for some anti-aging benefits. Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Cellagen Renewal Serum are great for all skin types and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

Step 4: Moisturizer

Finish off with your favorite moisturizer! Our Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer is the best lightweight lotion for oily and combination skin types. Fragrance Free Almond-Aloe is a mediumweight moisturizer for all skin types, or try our Apricot Night Cream if you have very dry skin.

Extras

Once or twice a week, you can also add in an exfoliator like our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub and a chemical peel like our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque. Using an exfoliator will slough off any dead skin cells that are building up on your skin’s surface, and reveal smoother, brighter skin.

(If you have ultra-sensitive skin, try several of the products above in their Fragrance Free versions!)

Bonus tip: Switch out your pillowcase every week. Your pillow collects tons of dead skin cells and bacteria each night, so switching out your pillowcase frequently is an absolute must!

“But, it’s sooo expensive…” That’s the #1 thing we hear when someone considers making the switch to green beauty. Guess what- there are affordable options!

Adding more natural alternatives to your everyday skincare routine can be much less expensive and easier than you may think. With the natural beauty industry growing tremendously in the past decade, economical green beauty products are very available and accessible.

Earth Science jumped on that bandwagon over 35 years ago. Since our founding, we’ve made it a priority to make our products affordable because we believe everyone should have access to clean, more natural products. All of ours are paraben free, cruelty free and contain zero artificial colors, like our everyday Clarifying Facial Wash, which is just $10.99! In fact, we have ten different facial care products priced under $11.00 each.

Our products are also produced in California using sustainable resources and recyclable packaging. We’ve made sure you can get all this without breaking the bank.

So, that’s it! No more excuses. Toss out your skincare products with harmful chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and parabens, and make the switch to green beauty.

Check out our Essentials Collection (look for the orange label) for some of our best-selling and most affordable products!

Winter has been fierce, and our skin has been thirsty for some moisture! But why exactly does our skin get SO dry in the winter?

On top of dropping temperatures, the air is much drier in the winter. This causes the skin to lose its ability to hold moisture because water is literally evaporating from our skin! Some of our favorite things to combat the cold, like indoor heating and hot showers, are also two major culprits of dry winter skin. (Indoor heating can drop humidity levels in our homes, and hot showers can strip the natural oils from our skin.

As we get ready for some warmer weather and more sunny days, let’s give our skin some extra love to recover from the winter.

Looking for an everyday facial cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry? Our ADE Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser is full of Sunflower Seed Oil that is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that gives skin an extra moisture boost!

Ashy or flaky skin? Try our Ceramedx Restoring Body Lotion, packed with plant-based ingredients like Hemp Seed Oil and Shea Butter to moisturize and hydrate even the most sensitive skin.

Feeling the effects of the dry weather on your hair or scalp? Instantly restore moisture and prevent splitting and breaking of hair with our Ceramide Care Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Organic Aloe Vera Juice moisturizes without weighing your hair down!

The start of a new school year is here! For skin that’s fresh for fall, keep your skincare routine simple: Exfoliate. Cleanse. Tone. Moisturize.

1) Exfoliator

Start your year—and every day—refreshed. Best-selling Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub is kind enough on skin for daily use. In the morning, a small amount helps slough away dead skin cells from overnight cell turnover. With apricot kernel oil, walnut shell powder and oat kernel flour to reveal soft, smooth skin.

2) Cleanser

Our daily cleansers for oily and dry skin types are head of the class. Clarifying Facial Wash combats oil without drying, thanks to soothing aloe vera and extracts of cucumber, sea kelp, birch bark and lavender. Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser removes makeup and moisturizes as it cleans with avocado, apricot kernel and sweet almond oils rich in vitamin E.

3) Toner

In our book, moisturizer prep is just as important as exam prep! Aloe Vera Complexion Toner & Freshener eliminates leftover dirt and makeup while cooling, hydrating and revitalizing skin—all without alcohol, a common ingredient in toner that actually dries skin. For combination/oily types, Clarifying Herbal Astringent gently removes soap residue and dead skin with sulfur and zinc for added oil reduction.

4) Moisturizer

Oil-free, fragrance-free, with SPF, ceramide-enriched, you name it—our variety of facial moisturizers will help you face a new school year, no matter your skin type. Every Earth Science moisturizer or cream is packed with hyaluronic acid, a natural moisturizing component of human skin that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Superior at maintaining skin’s hydration, elasticity and suppleness, ours is sourced from cultured sugar beets or other vegetable sources (never from animals!).

And, there you have it. Clean slate, clean skin!

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.

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.

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.