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It’s been a hot summer so far, and the dog days are still upon us!

Do you know what the dog days of summer actually are? We love dogs (especially those rescued by the incredible humans over at Best Friends Animal Society), but the dog days of summer historically reference the period from July to August in which Sirius, the Dog Star, occupies the same region of the sky as our sun. Although the Romans believed differently, it has no effect on the planet’s temperature and no connection to the oppressive heat the summer months bring. Still, to help keep your cool through the home stretch, consider these skincare survival tips:

 

Do a deep clean. Switch out your daily cleanser for something with a little more kick to combat sweat and grime, like our Clarifying Facial Wash with vitamins, antioxidants and antibacterial agents like birch bark, rosemary and grapefruit extracts. For sensitive skin, we make a fragrance-free version too.

 

 

Stay out of the sun. We know, we know—impossible. Your best bet is to always use sun protection. While a wide-brimmed hat trumps everything, a layer of SPF is also imperative. Our Almond-Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15 offers silky, light, all-over protection for outside time around your busy life.

 

Go naked. On your face! Less is always more during the summer, during which dirt, sweat and pollution are likely to combine with your foundation or BB cream in more humid climates. So, forget looking flawless and let your natural glow carry you. The more often you go without makeup, the more your pores will thank you!

If you have to wear it for a special occasion, go with a non-greasy remover like Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover for an easy, gentle rinse-off.

 

Exfoliate—sometimes, but not all the time. Removing dead skin cells is key to keeping skin fresh and clear, but too much removal can lead to sun sensitivity. Cut back to one night per week during the hot summer months with a gentle fruit acid serum like Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion. If you accidentally find yourself a little too sun-kissed, Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub can slough away flaking skin on face or body once the burn has healed.

 

Have a cold one. Skip the hot shower! Try to tolerate a cooler temperature while bathing so as not to strip your skin of its oils. Before drying off completely, moisturize while skin is still damp. A body lotion like our Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion will create a nourishing layer that locks in moisture to keep skin hydrated. To restore moisture on your face, try Healthy Skin Ceramide Facial Lotion.

 

Eat your H2O. In addition to drinking plenty of water daily (shoot for half your weight in ounces), snacking on fruits and veggies with high water content is a great way to naturally support hydration—inside and out! The following fruits and veggies are made of more than 90 percent water, so add them to your grocery list:

  • Grapefruit, strawberries, watermelon and cantaloupe
  • Cucumber, zucchini, celery and radishes
  • Spinach and cabbage
  • Sweet peppers and tomatoes

To really boost moisture for plumper, smoother skin, apply Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum morning and night. This essential element in human skin can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, so skin won’t feel parched.

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.

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webES FA Purfecting LotionLet’s face it – exfoliation is absolutely necessary if you want bright, glowing, youthful-looking skin.

That’s because if you don’t remove the buildup of dead cells on the surface of your skin, it can wind up looking dull and rough and having a hard time hanging on to moisture. Chemical exfoliation with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) dissolves dead, dry skin cells so you get a luminous, younger looking complexion.

That’s why Earth Science Naturals is so excited to introduce their new Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion.

While this nighttime exfoliating moisturizer treatment can provide all the same results as synthetic AHA products, it utilizes natural botanical extracts as the source of its AHAs. The Perfecting Lotion contains bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, and lemon, which provide naturally occurring AHAs to help achieve smoother, more youthful looking skin by speeding up the rate of cell renewal.

Because the AHAs in the Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion are all natural, though, irritation is minimized, which means you can use the product nightly without worrying about waking up with red, dehydrated skin — and being able to use the product consistently means better results.

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But what kind of effects can you expect to see with the Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion?

The natural AHAs in the botanical fruit extracts combination help break down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, so they’re shed from the surface of the skin – which means it appears fresher and brighter. Skin texture improves as well, so it feels softer and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed. Your complexion takes on a more luminous appearance overall to give you back some of that youthful glow that you might have lost over the years.

 

 

But the Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion isn’t just an exfoliating product — it also serves as a light moisturizer to fight off dryness. It actually contains hyaluronic acid, which helps bind water to the skin to boost moisture and promotes elasticity for improved firmness too.

The lotion is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan as well, so you can feel really good about using it.

Apply the Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion each night, and you’ll wake up with glowing, youthful skin that you’re proud to show off.

(The effective exfoliation of the fruit acids in the product can increase sun sensitivity, though, so be sure to use it at night and wear your Daily Sun Defense prior to sun exposure during the day.)