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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.

From pool decks to hot sandy beaches, summer fun can leave hair parched and in need of extra nourishment. Our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque is here to rescue and revive dry stands and bring them back to fabulous!

This luscious deep conditioning masque repairs dry, damaged, color treated and over processed hair. It penetrates and coats hair with natural silk protein to strengthen and replenish hair inside and out. This masque reveals soft, tangle free hair that is never sticky or weighed down. Rich in coconut, olive and avocado oils, as well as provitamin B-5, this treatment provides color safe, salon quality smoothing in an at-home treatment. Paraben free, cruelty free and gluten free, this formula is great for your hair and good for our earth.

Get the most out of your treatment:
While this masque can be used as a daily conditioner, for a deep conditioning at-home treatment, follow these steps –
Squeeze any excess water out of freshly shampooed hair, then apply a generous amount of product. Now relax! Let the mask do it’s work for at least 5 minutes or more, then rinse and style as usual. Our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Masque is a perfect weekly treatment or a quick ‘pick me up’ anytime thirsty hair needs a quenching moisture boost.

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.

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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.

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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!