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The start of a new decade calls for a few resolutions to be made to have your best complexion yet! Swap these easy-to-break habits with a routine that’s easy to stick to for healthy and happy skin all year long.

  1. Not using the right products for your skin type. Pay attention to what your skin needs and pick the products that are right for you! Having trouble with dry skin? Look for formulas like our Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser and Apricot Night Cream that contain naturally hydrating ingredients. For oily/combination skin, use our Clarifying Herbal Astringent and Facial Wash. Don’t forget, oily skin can still get dehydrated! Adding our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your daily routine can benefit all skin types with much-needed hydration.
  2. Leaving the house without SPF. You’ve heard this one over and over again, but it’s worth repeating! If you still forget to apply SPF before heading out, let 2020 be the year where you break this habit for good. Besides the harmful damage the sun can have on your skin, it can also cause premature wrinkles and discoloration, so protect daily and reapply throughout the day if needed.
  3. Exfoliating every day. Having an exfoliator in your skincare routine is essential for healthy skin health; however, overdoing it can lead to more damage than good. Exfoliating every day can irritate skin, and can even damage the surface layer of your skin. Limit exfoliation to 3 times a week with our Apricot Facial Scrub.
  4. Throwing away your empties in the trash. Resolve to recycle (more) in 2020. Yes, that means your empty skincare bottles, too! All of our products come in recyclable plastic, so be sure to toss them in the correct bin to help reduce waste.
  5. Eating too much junk! While not exactly a skincare habit, incorporating more whole foods can help improve skin’s appearance. For example, foods rich in vitamin C like oranges and papayas help promote collagen production and have antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals. Keep your eye out for these ingredients in some of our products, too!
  6. Going to bed before washing your face. Your skin needs time to recharge at night just as much as your brain does. Cleansing dirt and other impurities away before bed will leave your skin feeling fresher and can prevent breakouts. Plus, you’ll want maximum benefits from your moisturizers and serums, so fresh, clean skin at nighttime is worth the effort. Read our blog post “5-Minute Nighttime Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type” for the easiest and quickest way to get clean before catching your zzz’s!

We’re excited to announce our brand-new Foaming Facial Cleanser, Daily Radiance Boosting Serum, Refreshing Facial Mist! Made with carefully selected, plant-based ingredients, these new products are the perfect skincare must-haves to give your skin an all-day glow.

Foaming Facial Cleanser: Not just your ordinary daily cleanser, this light, bubbly foam gives your complexion a fresh and glowing clean. Pamper skin with the sulfate-free, soap-free foam that leaves skin feeling fresh and renewed. Use in the morning to awaken and refresh your skin, and in the evening to help dissolve makeup and remove impurities! Antioxidant-rich ingredients including Green Tea, Chamomile and Bilberry help protect your skin, while Black Oat extract and Hyaluronic Acid give your skin an extra boost of hydration.

Daily Radiance Boosting Serum: Resurrect your healthy glow every day! Instantly hydrate and help improve skin tone and texture with this innovative formula. Unique Resurrection Plant extract provides revitalizing long-lasting moisture, blue light protection and improves skin texture, while Sea Kelp and Chamomile help calm skin. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to help restore skin’s natural moisture balance.

Refreshing Facial Mist: Just what you’ve been waiting for! Energize your skin and senses throughout the day with a bright Lemon Raspberry scent. Packed with natural antioxidants and plant-based moisture to give you a healthy-looking glow. Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera naturally replenish moisture while Sea Kelp, Calendula and Chamomile calm and comfort your skin.

Celebrate a new look and new era of innovative beauty and skincare solutions. At the core of Earth Science is our love for nature-inspired ingredients, giving back to the Earth through sustainability, and always keeping your skincare needs in mind. Our new packaging and tagline celebrate the simplicity of our mission while making you the center of our story!

From the Earth, For the Earth, For You” has always been the focus of everything we do. We’re constantly researching new ingredients from nature to improve our formulations, prioritizing sustainability in our packaging and day-to-day operations, and giving back through our ongoing philanthropy programs, with the ultimate goal of delivering a great product you feel good about using.

*Our facial care products will be transitioning to this new look over the next couple of months. Keep your eye out for our vibrant packaging in stores early 2020!

It’s fall which means… apple picking, apple cider, apple pie, apple everything! We have just one more to add to the list this year, and that’s apple in skincare.

This delicious and healthy fruit is surprisingly just as delectable to put on your face as it is to eat! Apples are known to be packed with antioxidants, making them super nutritious, but did you know that these antioxidants have a ton of benefits for your skin like helping fight toxins and neutralizing free radicals? By fighting free radicals from the environment, it can actually help promote younger-looking skin. Try our Cellagen Renewal Serum, which blends apple extract and hyaluronic acid for a fresher, youthful glow!

Apple in the form of apple cider vinegar has natural astringent properties, which makes it a terrific ingredient to help cleanse your skin. It’s a key ingredient in our Clarifying Herbal Astringent which can help tighten pores, remove the last traces of cleanser and makeup, and decrease sebum flow to dry out oily skin. Apple cider vinegar has even been known to assist the treatment of acne.

But, our all-time favorite benefit of apple extract this time of year is that it moisturizes and helps soften skin. As the weather gets colder, our skin gets drier, and could use some added hydration! Our Apricot Night Cream was specifically formulated for extra dry skin using a soothing blend of plant-based moisturizers like apple extract, sweet almond oil and apricot kernel oil. Need a moisturizing boost for tired eyes? Try our Azulene Eye Cream that contains apple extract, macadamia and jojoba oil.

Get the most out of your favorite fall ingredient, and feed your skin with some apple love this season!

  1. Aluminum-free is key. We’ve all heard the rumors about aluminum, commonly used in antiperspirant products. Whether or not there’s reason for concern, we still choose not to use it in our deodorants. Aluminum is typically the key active ingredient in antiperspirant, due to its ability to help block sweat ducts and inhibit odor-causing bacteria. Sweating is natural and a necessary process for the body to detoxify, so why prevent it? Allowing your body to sweat can actually help lead to an overall healthier you!
  2. It’s all in the chemistry! Since all of our bodies are different, deodorant effectiveness can vary from person to person. We offer a variety of options to meet most bodies’ needs from powerful Tea Tree-Lavender to lighter Liken-Unscented. Each of our deodorant formulas are pH balanced for most skin types.
  3. Give your body up to 4 weeks to acclimate. When switching to a more natural deodorant, you may notice that you’re sweatier and stinkier at first. Not to worry! Sweating is normal and good for your body, and the smell should subside as soon as your body adjusts.
  4. Plant power is stronger than you think! B.O. (body odor) is caused by bacteria. Less bacteria = less odor. We choose to use plant extracts that naturally fight the growth of bacteria to keep you smelling fresh! Look for ingredients like lichen, calendula, coriander, ginger, tea tree, rosemary and lavender, which are known for their antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
  5. Your body will thank you. Our deodorants are packed with fresh, botanical ingredients found in nature. Feel fresh! Be confident! Make the switch today for no aluminum, no parabens, vegan and always cruelty free.  Find the right scent for you! Choose from Herbal ScentMint RosemaryTea Tree Lavender and Unscented.


You may have seen our Hyaluronic Acid Serum around, so we’re here to answer some FAQ’s and give you the low-down on what makes this bottle an absolute skincare must!

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is hyaluronic acid? Despite the word “acid” in its name, Hyaluronic Acid is actually quite gentle. Don’t let that fool you, it is one of nature’s most powerful moisturizing ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid has become popular in skincare because one molecule can hold up 1,000 times its weight in water! Our body produces hyaluronic acid naturally in order to maintain moisture. It can be found in all parts of your body including your joints, hair, eyes and nerves, but 50% of your body’s hyaluronic acid is in your skin!

Where do you get hyaluronic acid? For a long time, skincare companies were deriving their hyaluronic acid from animal sources, mainly rooster combs… But we are so not about that! Our hyaluronic acid comes from cultured beets and other vegetable sources. Our serum is 100% vegan and cruelty free!

Why can’t I find hyaluronic acid listed in the ingredients? We choose to use Sodium Hyaluronate, the salt molecule from Hyaluronic Acid, in our products. It is a smaller molecule, which means it may absorb deeper and easier into your skin, for maximum benefits!

Why does it come in a blue bottle? We put a lot of love into creating our serum, and we want to make sure it’s well protected. The blue bottle is to prevent oxidation from occurring, which causes the molecules to lose their hydrating superpowers. Be sure to also store in a cool, dark place- the medicine cabinet in your bathroom is perfect!

Who benefits from hyaluronic acid? You! Whether you have dry skin or oily skin, everyone’s skin could use a hyaluronic acid boost. Our serum works to retain moisture in your skin, which plumps up skin and can even help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven tone. It also helps protect the collagen in your skin, promotes elasticity and can make your skin look firmer and more youthful-looking with each use!

The best part? It’s only 24.99 and you only need a few drops with each use! Get yours here!

How important is a nighttime skincare routine? Short answer: VERY!

Your nighttime skincare routine actually serves a completely different function than your morning routine. Each morning, you are prepping your skin to protect itself from any free radicals that you’ll encounter throughout the day, including your makeup, air pollution, dirt, bacteria and more.  A gentle cleanser, toner and moisturizer with SPF should do the trick!

Before you go to bed, your main goal is to make sure your skin is completely clean and help it repair itself overnight. It’s super important to use the right products, but when it’s late and your bed is calling your name, it’s so easy to “forget” to give your skin some TLC.

We’ve simplified the process to just the absolute essentials, so your skin will get the attention it needs every night in just 5 minutes!

Step 1: Double Cleanser

Always remember to start with a makeup remover! Your makeup not only clogs your pores, but throughout the day, it collects lots of bacteria and dirt. Our Chamomile & Green Tea Makeup Remover has a unique gel consistency and is gentle enough for all skin types.

Follow with a cleanser that suits your skin type. For those with dry skin, we recommend an oil-based cleanser like our best-selling ADE Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser (this one can actually double as a makeup remover). If you have oily skin to normal skin, we recommend our Clarifying Facial Wash.

Step 2: Toner

Use a cotton ball to wipe our Aloe Vera Toner all over your face and neck. Toners will remove every last trace of dirt, makeup and other impurities. Add our Clarifying Herbal Astringent to your routine if you need to dry out excess oil.

Step 3: Serum

Rub a few drops of your favorite serum for some anti-aging benefits. Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Cellagen Renewal Serum are great for all skin types and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

Step 4: Moisturizer

Finish off with your favorite moisturizer! Our Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer is the best lightweight lotion for oily and combination skin types. Fragrance Free Almond-Aloe is a mediumweight moisturizer for all skin types, or try our Apricot Night Cream if you have very dry skin.

Extras

Once or twice a week, you can also add in an exfoliator like our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub and a chemical peel like our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque. Using an exfoliator will slough off any dead skin cells that are building up on your skin’s surface, and reveal smoother, brighter skin.

(If you have ultra-sensitive skin, try several of the products above in their Fragrance Free versions!)

Bonus tip: Switch out your pillowcase every week. Your pillow collects tons of dead skin cells and bacteria each night, so switching out your pillowcase frequently is an absolute must!

“But, it’s sooo expensive…” That’s the #1 thing we hear when someone considers making the switch to green beauty. Guess what- there are affordable options!

Adding more natural alternatives to your everyday skincare routine can be much less expensive and easier than you may think. With the natural beauty industry growing tremendously in the past decade, economical green beauty products are very available and accessible.

Earth Science jumped on that bandwagon over 35 years ago. Since our founding, we’ve made it a priority to make our products affordable because we believe everyone should have access to clean, more natural products. All of ours are paraben free, cruelty free and contain zero artificial colors, like our everyday Clarifying Facial Wash, which is just $10.99! In fact, we have ten different facial care products priced under $11.00 each.

Our products are also produced in California using sustainable resources and recyclable packaging. We’ve made sure you can get all this without breaking the bank.

So, that’s it! No more excuses. Toss out your skincare products with harmful chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and parabens, and make the switch to green beauty.

Check out our Essentials Collection (look for the orange label) for some of our best-selling and most affordable products!

Winter has been fierce, and our skin has been thirsty for some moisture! But why exactly does our skin get SO dry in the winter?

On top of dropping temperatures, the air is much drier in the winter. This causes the skin to lose its ability to hold moisture because water is literally evaporating from our skin! Some of our favorite things to combat the cold, like indoor heating and hot showers, are also two major culprits of dry winter skin. (Indoor heating can drop humidity levels in our homes, and hot showers can strip the natural oils from our skin.

As we get ready for some warmer weather and more sunny days, let’s give our skin some extra love to recover from the winter.

Looking for an everyday facial cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry? Our ADE Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser is full of Sunflower Seed Oil that is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that gives skin an extra moisture boost!

Ashy or flaky skin? Try our Ceramedx Restoring Body Lotion, packed with plant-based ingredients like Hemp Seed Oil and Shea Butter to moisturize and hydrate even the most sensitive skin.

Feeling the effects of the dry weather on your hair or scalp? Instantly restore moisture and prevent splitting and breaking of hair with our Ceramide Care Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Organic Aloe Vera Juice moisturizes without weighing your hair down!