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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.)

 

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After such a brutal winter, it was starting to seem like spring would never get here.

But finally, the weather’s starting to warm up, the sun’s shining a little more, and there aren’t knee-high snow drifts to step over every time you leave the house – which means that we can all get back to spending more time outdoors.

Whether you like taking a leisurely walk, going for a challenging hike, playing softball in your yard, or just picnicking with your family in the park, spending time outside means sun exposure. We all know how much damage the sun can inflict on our skin – fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and even skin cancer are all possibilities if we don’t protect our skin from UV rays – so wearing SPF every time that we go outside is crucial.

Earth Science Multi-Therapy SPF 15+ Sun Defense Lotion is an ideal option when you want a moisturizer that protects your skin from the sun this spring. This lightweight moisturizer combines the convenience of a face and body lotion with sun protection – a great product for the entire family. The formula contains natural ingredients like aloe, jojoba oil, and licorice root to soothe and soften the skin, as well as antioxidants like green tea and vitamin E to help fight free radical damage.

Best of all, the Multi-Therapy SPF 15+ Sun Defense Lotion absorbs easily into the skin, so it doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind – which means even oily and combination skin types can use it. It also features a fresh, all-natural fragrance that’s ideal for the entire family, so everyone can stay protected when they’re out in the sun.

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ES MT Ceramide Lotion 8ozThere are a few things as frustrating as dry, rough, itchy skin.

But whether it’s due to cold or dry weather, allergies, irritation from harsh soaps and skin care treatments, or illness, dry, damaged skin can be difficult to get rid of. The key is using products that contain ingredients that help soothe, protect, and heal the skin from the inside out – that’s why ceramides are such a powerful ally in the fight against dry, rough skin.

Ceramides are effective in skin care products because they occur naturally in our skin. They’re actually fatty acids (lipids) that are found in the membrane of skin cells and serve as a key part of the stratum corneum, which is the skin’s primary barrier that helps lock moisture in and keep foreign substances out. The stratum corneum actually contains three types of lipids – ceramides, cholesterol, and free fatty acids. Together, these lipids form glycophospholipids. If you want healthy, hydrated skin, you must have the right proportion of ceramides in this barrier. Without enough ceramides, your skin can have trouble holding onto water and develop skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

If you’re looking for an effective way to incorporate ceramides into your skincare routine, Earth Science Naturals has introduced a product that helps to harnesses the power of these fatty acids to help heal and soothe dry, damaged skin. The Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion combines plant ceramides with lecithin and other essential fatty acids to create glycophospholipids that help restore and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. Like all of Earth Sciences Naturals’ products, the lotion is plant-based and contains other proven ingredients like shea butter to moisturize the skin and hemp oil to help stimulate ceramide production.

While the Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion has a soothing feel as soon as it’s applied to the skin, its long-term benefits are particularly impressive — because it doesn’t just moisturize on the surface. Regular use of Ceramides can aid in bolstering the skin’s moisture-retaining capabilities and may assist in healing skin that’s suffering from conditions like psoriasis and eczema by treating symptoms and preventing them from reoccurring. The non-greasy formula is also fragrance-free and doesn’t contain parabens or artificial dyes, so it’s an ideal choice for sensitive skin.

If you’re suffering from chronic dry, damaged skin or just have dehydrated skin due to the dry weather, the Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion is definitely a product worth checking out.

PrintWe all want effective skincare products that deliver the results that they promise. But for some of us, choosing products that are safe and healthy is of equal importance. Earth Science Naturals prides itself on creating clean products made from the finest natural ingredients and free of ingredients like parabens, artificial colors and artificial fragrances.

In fact, Earth Sciences Naturals’ formulas are so clean that several products have recently been approved as Premium Body Care products at Whole Foods Market (with more to come), which strives to provide its customers with truth in labeling, safer, more natural skincare products. It’s not just a nice label, though – in order to be approved as part of Whole Foods’ premium care offerings, products must meet stringent standards to ensure the highest quality.

Whole Foods’ standards cover four main areas:

1)     Results — Products that earn the premium care label must contain effective ingredients that function well and provide genuine results.

2)     Source — To guarantee that products are truly natural, they must also meet strict standards that ensure their ingredients are sourced as closely to nature as possible and minimally processed afterward.

3)     Environmental Impact — Whole Foods also considers the impact that personal care products have on the environment since many are washed down the drain where they can then enter our ground and surface waters. To meet the environmental impact standard, products must have little negative effect on the environment during both the manufacturing process and when they are released into the environment during use.

4)     Safety — Whole Foods pays particular concern to how safe the ingredients that products contain are for our bodies. As such, the products must have accurate ingredient lists; have little contamination risk; be less likely to cause allergic reactions and irritations; and have established safety data. This means that premium body care products don’t contain parabens, and only contain mild preservatives and natural fragrances.

Clearly, meeting these standards is no small feat and definitely attests to a product’s clean formula.  That’s why Earth Science Naturals is so proud of the first of many products approved as Whole Foods Premium Body Care products.  The five include the Azulene Eye Cream, Active Age Defense i-Cream, Active Age Defense Cellagen, Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion, and Purfection Hand Cream. Knowing what stringent criteria these products meet, you can absolutely feel good about incorporating them in your personal care routine.

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VitaminE Stock FBWhen it comes to skincare products, choosing ingredients that can multitask is a surefire way to get more bang for your buck. Meet vitamin E, a powerhouse antioxidant that has long been used to soothe and heal the skin.

Because it provides a host of benefits that nearly any type of skin can enjoy, it is included in many of Earth Science Naturals’ products. You might have to scan the ingredient lists and look for a few different names, though, since vitamin E comes in several forms, including tocopherol, tochopheryl acetate, and tocopheryl linoleate.

As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps combat damage from free radicals like pollution, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also an ideal ingredient that can help soothe dry skin, boosting the moisture content and softening for improved elasticity. Vitamin E may also have anti-inflammatory properties that allow it to heal the skin. It can even absorb some UV rays to provide slight sun protection.

Is that multitasking or what?

If you’re interested in introducing this powerful antioxidant into your skincare routine, you can find many options in the Earth Science Naturals’ line. The A-D-E Creamy Cleanser, Apricot Night Cream, Hydrating Day Cream, and Nighttime Recovery Cream are just a few of the great products that allow you to incorporate Vitamin E in your skincare regime.

Papaya Hand SideI’ve got to be honest – I’m pretty lucky as far as my skin is concerned.

I break out here and there, but it’s usually just a single bump that’s easy to get rid of.  Since entering my 30s, I have noticed a few more lines around the eyes and forehead but they’re pretty faint so I’m probably the only one who even knows that they’re there.  I don’t have any major skin sensitivities and I don’t even have to deal with that much shine throughout the day.

Not much to complain about.

But with all that said, there’s nothing really special about my skin either.  I don’t have that healthy glow that gets compliments from friends and strangers. I don’t have that even tone that allows me the choice of going without makeup.  And I don’t have that smooth, even texture that makes foundation and concealer go on like a dream.

I just don’t have “wow” skin.

Well, strike that.

I *didn’t* have that kind of skin until the Earth Sciences Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel entered my life.

Now, I’ve tried at-home peels before.  They were usually two-step products that had me rubbing a scrub-like product all over my face and topping it with a gel that often produced a slight burning or vaguely uncomfortable tingling sensation.  These peels might have produced good results, but I could never use them regularly enough to see – if I applied them more than once a week, I’d wind up with dry, red skin that was tough to hide even under makeup.

The Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel is nothing like that.

It contains plenty of ingredients to help exfoliate the skin, but it’s an herbal formula that’s nice and gentle.  The peel’s papaya fruit extract contains the enzyme papain to help break down proteins in the skin that hold dead, dull cells on its surface, and the apricot kernel oil provides plenty of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), which helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance while firming and toning at the same time. The peel also contains glycolic and lactic acids, two alpha hydroxy acids that also help loosen dead skin cells to effectively exfoliate the skin.

That certainly sounds like a powerhouse line-up of ingredients, doesn’t it?

The Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel is also more convenient than other peel products. It’s a one-step treatment so it’s quick and easy to use.  All you do is apply a thin layer to your face and allow it to dry completely. Usually, I let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes while I catch up on my DVR viewing or paint my nails.  Then wet your face with warm water and use a damp washcloth to remove the peel.

Now, there may be some confusion since the Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel  can seem more like a mask than a peel. But don’t get caught up in the terms — a peel doesn’t have to make your skin blister and literally peel to be effective.  Its job is to remove the outer layer of dead skin to reveal a fresh, smooth, glowing complexion below.

With all of the Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel’s ingredients, it definitely delivers those results. And because it’s so gentle, I can actually use it up to twice a week to really get the results that I want.

If I can’t convince you of the fabulousness of this product, maybe my mother can.

As much as I love my mom, she’s not exactly the most observant woman on the planet.  The morning after I’d used the peel for the third time, I had to stop by her house to pick up some mail.  I’d thought that my skin looked brighter and smoother in the mirror but I knew that I’d been using a new product and was hoping for results so I didn’t exactly trust my own eyes.

As soon as Mom saw me (without a single drop of foundation, concealer or powder on my face, mind you), she said, “Wow, your skin looks amazing.  What are you doing?”

ES Azulene Eye CreamThere are many reasons why I’m not a morning person, but one of the biggest is the fact I’m cursed with awful bags and dark circles under my eyes whenever I don’t get a good night’s sleep. Even with some liberally applied concealer, I wind up looking completely worn out and not at all ready to face the day.

I’ve tried plenty of eye products designed to alleviate puffiness and banish dark circles, but I haven’t had any luck – some didn’t make any difference, some wound up irritating my eyes, and some just weren’t moisturizing enough for my taste.

Well, until I tried Earth Science’s Azulene Eye Cream – and let me say, it’s holy grail material.

Its star ingredient is blue chamomile flower extract, which has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, but it’s chock full of good-for-your-skin ingredients like jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil, Shea butter, and fruit extracts. What really sets the Azulene Eye Cream apart from other treatments for under eye bags and circles, though, is its rich, dense consistency. Most depuffing products are almost liquid-y, so not only do they wind up running down your cheeks, they don’t do much in the way of hydrating the under eye area.  The Azulene Eye Cream actually provides plenty of moisture, which means I didn’t just see improvement in my under eye puffiness and circles – the fine lines around my eyes that become so pronounced when that delicate skin is dehydrated actually appeared diminished too!  The natural formula is also gentle on my sensitive eyes, which are often irritated by the chemicals in other eye creams.

What’s great about the Azulene Eye Cream is that even though it’s nice and moisturizing, it absorbs into the skin quickly so there’s no film or residue left behind. That means I can use the cream at night *and* during the day without worrying about it making my under eye concealer or foundation look cakey.  To apply it, I just tap one of my ring fingers into the jar and gently pat it under and around both eyes. Because the cream absorbs so easily, I don’t have to worry about pulling or tugging on the skin either and I can quickly move on to the rest of my skin care routine.

If all that’s not enough, you also get .8 fl. oz. of the Azulene Eye Cream, which is definitely more product than I’m used to from other eye creams. Talk about lots of bang for your buck!