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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.

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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.

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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.

In April we celebrate earth awareness, and come together to love our planet a little bit more. Throughout the month, we are amazed to see the impact a small amount of extra care can have for our favorite planet (we love it so much, we named our company after it!). Heading into May, we don’t have to leave behind the small steps we take everyday towards a greener future. Here are a few that you can be part of just by using Earth Science products.

No Microbeads – Not Now, Not Ever
Instead of plastic microbeads or other environmental contaminants, our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub has always relied on nature. With a special blend of polished crushed walnut powder, glowing skin has never and will never come at the expense of our rivers, streams and waterways.

Locals Only – California-based Business
Dreamed, designed, and made in California, from start to finish, our products are true California natives. By using locally sourced suppliers and processes, we save our planet from the added pollution that long transport and shipping distances incur.

Packed With Love – Eco-Peanuts For Good
We use eco-friendly, biodegradable, packing materials to send products your way. With our special peanuts made from cornstarch in every box, we can keep our earth looking as good as you do day in and day out. Throw them in your garden or composter and watch them disappear.

You recycle when we recycle – up to 80% post-consumer packaging
Every box, bottle and tube at Earth Science Naturals is recyclable or made from recycled materials. Keeping extra paper and plastic out of our landfills is easy when you use our products.

Tree Huggers – We Love Carbon Fund
As a proud sponsor of CarbonFund.org, Earth Science Naturals is dedicated to supporting the reduction of greenhouse gasses and emissions and the fight against climate change. When you use Earth Science Naturals products you take small steps towards a clean energy and low carbon future.

These small steps together, not only benefit our planet, but also benefit your hair, skin and body every day.

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There are so many things to love about the second month of the year. In February, many of us begin to settle into our groove for the year; others are shaking things up and experimenting. We have been falling deeper in love with our tried and true favorites, focusing on everyday pampering, and maintaining our daily glow. Read on to have a peek into the items that WE LOVE!

Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub – Incredibly soft skin is on its way! Our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub gently exfoliates leaving skin fresher, softer, and smoother for a healthier complexion. Say farewell to blemishes as this moisturizing scrub prevents imperfections caused by clogged pores. Next stop, luminous skin!

A-D-E Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser – There’s nothing standing between you and a beautifully clean face! Our A-D-E Creamy Cleanser can be used with or without water to remove makeup or sunblock as well as daily dirt and oil residue. This gentle cleanser formulated with natural fruit and plant oils is less harsh and drying than soap and is perfect for all skin types. Radiant, healthy, and fresh skin is just a couple swipes of cleanser away!

Almond-Aloe Facial Moisturizer – We’ve created a line of daily moisturizers to fit every need, packed with everything we love and nothing we don’t. Choose between lightly scented, fragrance free, and spf 15+ for a tailored facial experience you’ll love every day. Our ultra-light, ultra-rich lotion is a nourishing cocktail that’s formulated to hydrate without clogging pores. With no artificial colors or mineral oil, skin is moisturized and protected for a great day and even better skin.

Azulene Eye Cream – Whether you find yourself under blue skies or not, our Azulene Eye Cream reminds us of sunny days. Our formula’s signature blue hue comes from our Azulene (German Chamomile) ingredient that fights puffiness and dark circles. Perfect for all skin types, we love our Azulene Eye Cream for every day bright eyes.

Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque – A superb spa experience at your fingertips is here! This herbal facial masque gently loosens dull skin cells, clears pores and polishes away impurities. Our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque packed with glycolic acid is gentle enough for all skin types and a great treatment for those typically too sensitive for AHA’s. Pick up a bottle and get glowing!

Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover – Easy on the eyes and tough on makeup, our Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover is the perfect formula that really works! This extra-gentle herbal formula is free of mineral oil and safe for contact lens wearers. Our perfect potion works beautifully to remove even the most stubborn mascara without tugging or pulling the delicate skin around eyes.

Purfection Hand Cream – Wave goodbye to dry, chapped hands. Our Purfection Hand Cream packed with Vitamin C and E, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Jojoba will give you the silkiest skin without slippery residue.

Multi-Therapy SPF 15+ Daily Sun Defense Lotion – Keep a sunshine state of mind with our Daily Sun Defense Lotion. This moderate moisturizer is excellent at shielding faces, hands and body from the damaging rays of the sun. Perfect for everyday use and formulated to for all skin types (even oily/combination skin), get ready to pass this tube around for the whole family to use.

Multi-Therapy Hand, Body, & Massage Lotion – Relaxation is in the palm of your hands with our Multi-Therapy Hand, Body, & Massage Lotion. Soothe dry skin and massage tired muscles with this light-weight, fragrance free lotion. With exceptional glide and no sticky residue, this lotion is ideal for massage. Add your favorite essential oils for a therapeutic experience like you’ve never encountered.

WE LOVE these products so much, we are sharing the love! Now through February 22nd, find these products 20% off by clicking HERE. We love to hear from you, so be sure to tell us how much you love our products on Facebook or share a fun picture on Instagram, but be sure to use #EarthScienceNaturals for a chance to be featured on our page!

Screen shot 2014-12-04 at 3.06.04 PMWith the winter chill settling in, we could all use a little help to renew our skin’s appearance. Exfoliating the skin on a regular basis is important because sloughing dead skin cells reveals a brighter, more even complexion. Exfoliated skin is clearer, less likely to breakout, and youthful-looking as lines and wrinkles are minimized during the process. Without exfoliation, skin can look dull and flaky.

Knowing when to exfoliate and how is dependent on skin type and preference. Earth Science Naturals offers four exfoliating options and are appropriate for varying skin types.

ES Apricot Gentle Facial ScrubFan-favorite, Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub, is a good option for sensitive, normal or normal/dry skin. Say “no thanks” to those pesky plastic beads that you’ll find in other traditional facial scrubs – our cream-based exfoliating cleanser contains only natural walnut shell granules. The natural granules remove dead surface cells and are safe to rinse down the drain. As with any bead-containing scrub, it’s imperative to gently work over the face, and to not apply excess pressure or press down on the skin. This product functions as a cleanser. Its creamy base will foam up and lather. Once rinsed, skin will be smooth, fresh and clean.

ES Gentle Skin Peel_PapayaGlycolicUnique Papaya Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel, for those with blemishes, lines or wrinkles. More like an exfoliating, purifying facial than a peel, this mud-like mask will dry taut after about 10 minutes and rinse off with water. It contains sweet almond meal and bentonite clay to help regulate oiliness and prevent breakouts. Wrinkle-reducing benefits are a result of papaya extract, glycolic and lactic acids. Use twice a week after cleansing and before toning and moisturizing. See noticeably smoother and more even-toned results after the first use. Gentle Skin Peel will help keep skin clear and youthful-looking.

05496001858Need some heavy-duty wrinkle control? A/B Hydroxy Acid Night Rejuvenator will do the trick. Whether skin is naturally dry or prematurely aging, this lightweight lotion can be applied a few times a week in the evening for deep exfoliation. Glycolic and lactic acids along with hyaluronic acid and plant oils deliver noticeable exfoliation with the hydration to stay soft and supple-looking. Additionally, a low level of salicylic acid to assist with keeping breakouts at bay. Can be used alone or underneath another moisturizer. Regular use will minimize lines, wrinkles and dryness and help slow-down future signs of aging.

webES FA Purfecting LotionLastly, our newest exfoliant, Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion offers an exciting patented blend of fruit extracts that naturally produce glycolic, lactic and malic acids. This innovative formula has a very lightweight pleasing texture, excellent to use as a treatment moisturizer for normal and normal/oily skin in the evening. It can be applied underneath a heavier moisturizer for drier skin types as well. It is gentler than similar products, and is also a great idea for those concerned with preventative aging. Use Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion a few evenings a week to keep wrinkles and dullness at bay.

Try exfoliating. Your skin will thank you for it, and you’ll look radiant.

Our best-selling, original, Gentle Apricot Facial Scrub is a winner!  Better Nutrition Magazine gives it award-winning glory in the Skin category.

Scrub away and exfoliate.  Leaves skin softer and smoother.  Cleans without drying for luminous skin!

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