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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!

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

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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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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!

 

 

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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.

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