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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.

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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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