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saluting our furry friends!

From the love and companionship we receive from our pets, to the majestic sense of wonder and beauty we experience from animals out in the world, the lives and well-being of these precious creatures are our responsibility, and our mission.

At Earth Science, we believe that cruelty-free products make the world a better place.  For over 35 years, our natural beauty and personal care products have been developed without being tested on animals, and do not contain animal by-products.  Good for you, and good for animals, too.

As long-time supporters of Best Friends Animal Society, More Than a Cone and many other local animal shelters and events, we support our four-legged friends in having happy and healthy lives.

Becoming a compassionate consumer begins with consciousness. By choosing to purchase and use cruelty-free products, you can support caring for animals globally. Make caring simple; when you run out of a product, replace it with a cruelty free alternative.

During the month of July, let’s continue to celebrate our furry companions by saluting cruelty free.  Enjoy our compassionate consumer discounts, deals and fuzzy friends.  From July 25th-August 1st, make a choice that comes from the heart and enjoy our cruelty-free web sale. A portion of web sales will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society.

Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

We will also be featuring pets and animals near and dear to us on our social media sites. Send or tag a photo with your pet or your pet with our products for a chance to be featured.

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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!

 

 

In April we celebrate earth awareness, and come together to love our planet a little bit more. Throughout the month, we are amazed to see the impact a small amount of extra care can have for our favorite planet (we love it so much, we named our company after it!). Heading into May, we don’t have to leave behind the small steps we take everyday towards a greener future. Here are a few that you can be part of just by using Earth Science products.

No Microbeads – Not Now, Not Ever
Instead of plastic microbeads or other environmental contaminants, our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub has always relied on nature. With a special blend of polished crushed walnut powder, glowing skin has never and will never come at the expense of our rivers, streams and waterways.

Locals Only – California-based Business
Dreamed, designed, and made in California, from start to finish, our products are true California natives. By using locally sourced suppliers and processes, we save our planet from the added pollution that long transport and shipping distances incur.

Packed With Love – Eco-Peanuts For Good
We use eco-friendly, biodegradable, packing materials to send products your way. With our special peanuts made from cornstarch in every box, we can keep our earth looking as good as you do day in and day out. Throw them in your garden or composter and watch them disappear.

You recycle when we recycle – up to 80% post-consumer packaging
Every box, bottle and tube at Earth Science Naturals is recyclable or made from recycled materials. Keeping extra paper and plastic out of our landfills is easy when you use our products.

Tree Huggers – We Love Carbon Fund
As a proud sponsor of CarbonFund.org, Earth Science Naturals is dedicated to supporting the reduction of greenhouse gasses and emissions and the fight against climate change. When you use Earth Science Naturals products you take small steps towards a clean energy and low carbon future.

These small steps together, not only benefit our planet, but also benefit your hair, skin and body every day.

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Before you open up a new browser tab to search, “What are ceramides?” stay with us, because we have answers you’ll want to know about including how to pronounce “ceramides” correctly!

Ceramides (cera – sounds like Sarah, mides – rhymes with hides) are fatty acids found in our skin and hair. A notable duty that ceramides have is helping to form a protective barrier for our bodies. Our natural ceramides deplete as we age allowing for vital moisture to escape and without a way for our body to regenerate those cells, we loose vital moisture. Fortunately, applying plant-based ceramides can be a great solution.

This is where our new Ceramide Care® hair care collection shines. By harnessing the power of rice-derived ceramides in each of our formulas, every hair strand is coated to lock in moisture and protect the strand’s outer layer that can flake and become brittle as it ages. The result is softer, smoother, more flexible hair that looks and feels healthier.

Our Ceramide Care Curl & Frizz Control, Volumizing, Clarifying, and Fragrance Free formulas are color safe, sulfate free, 100% vegan, cruelty free, and ready to give you the best hair of your life. Power-packed with all the ingredients you want and none you don’t, Ceramide Care is specially formulated to help you have the healthiest hair yet. Snag a couple bottles of Ceramide Care now 25% off through April 4th exclusively on our website and get ready to love your hair everyday!

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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.

WE LOVE these products so much, we are sharing the love! Now through February 22nd, find these products 20% off by clicking HERE. We love to hear from you, so be sure to tell us how much you love our products on Facebook or share a fun picture on Instagram, but be sure to use #EarthScienceNaturals for a chance to be featured on our page!

Skincare Decoded

With so many skincare products on the market, it’s often difficult to know when and how to use them for maximum benefits. Figuring out whether serums go under or over your moisturizer doesn’t need to be complicated. We put together a step-by-step guide for normal to dry skin types that includes some of our favorite products.

Step 1 – Makeup Remover: Start by removing any makeup with a mild, non-irritating makeup removing solution and a cotton round. Our Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover gently dissolves stubborn mascara without tugging at delicate skin or leaving any residue behind.

Step 2 – Cleanser: Next, dampen face and gently massage a cleanser onto skin with clean hands or a washcloth. For a decadent and silky cleansing experience, try our Active Age Defense Whipped Cream Cleanser made with kukui and macadamia nut oils to create a luxurious velvety lather. Massage in a circular motion and rinse with warm water.

Step 3 – Toner: (Toning is an optional step, but beneficial and is often overlooked.) After patting skin dry, saturate a cotton round with an alcohol-free toner, like our Aloe Vera Complexion Toner & Freshener, to normalize your skin to its natural balance. Gently glide toner over face and neck. It prepares the skin to be more receptive to new sources of moisture and minimizes pores.

Step 4 – Serum: Once toning is complete, a small amount of serum can be dropped onto a fingertip to smooth gently into skin. Face, neck, and specific areas that need extra plumping and hydrating benefit from our Active Age Defense Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making skin feel fresher, firmer, and more youthful-looking with each use.

Step 5 – Eye Cream: After serum has been applied, you’re ready for your moisturizers. Start with a gentle but effective eye cream, like the Active Age Defense i-cream, suitable for use under makeup. Our i-cream adds radiance to tired eyes, softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reducing puffiness and dark circles.

Step 6 – Daytime Moisturizer & Sun Protection: A moisturizer with SPF is highly recommended to defend against harmful UVA and UVB rays daily. The Active Age Defense Protective Day Cream with natural minerals provides spf 30 protection with just a little amount of product.

Step 7 – Nighttime Moisturizer: Add long-lasting hydration to promote luminous tone and texture. At night, an overnight formula like our Active Age Defense Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion works hard exfoliating  and rejuvenating for that fresh morning glow.

Extra Steps: A skin masque, like our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque, can be used once a week to gently loosen dull skin cells, clear pores, and polish away impurities. Additionally, an exfoliator, like our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub, can promote the development of new skin cells and leave skin soft and smooth when used one to two times a week.

Although these are our recommendations, it is important to remember that each person has different needs that may require a slight variation. Experimenting with different products and steps can help develop your perfect skincare routine.  Contact us for recommendations.

 

Meet the Clarifying Facial Wash from Earth Science. Designed with sensitive skin in mind, it’s incredibly mild, yet still incredibly effective at removing oil, bacteria and residue that can cause breakouts. Your skin never feels dry or stressed after using the Clarifying Facial Wash.

The addition of hyaluronic acid helps to make this facial wash particularly effective in making your skin look and feel younger, but you know, in a balanced, naturally glowing kind of way. There are no overpowering odors or chemical scents that make you feel like you’re trapped inside of a perfume bottle.

The Clarifying Facial Wash is gentle enough to use morning and night and doesn’t leave your skin feeling slimy or sticky like a lot of those so-called acne washes on the market. Quite the contrary. Your skin actually feels smoother, even if you’re still working through an acne breakout. And it helps the skin to heal quicker too, with less redness and scarring. It’s a mild wash you can use daily, without the risk of over-drying your skin and causing more breakouts—and definitely without the fuss.

web_OilFreeTubeIntroducing, Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer, for oily to combination skin. This little tube packs a naturally powerful oil-free punch. Lightweight hydration with pure Organic Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Calendula for a perfectly balanced complexion. Restore your skin’s natural moisture balance with hydration specifically formulated without oil. With Panthenol and Vitamin E, this soft and silky cream softens visible lines and improves texture and tone. Organic Lavender calms and soothes delicate skin around eyes, cheeks and neck.  Formulated for instant absorbtion, leaving skin soft and hydrated with a smooth matte finish. Perfect under makeup, and for quick moisturizing throughout the day. A must-have in every makeup bag. And, it’s fragrance free. Simply perfect.

ES_HyaluronicAcid Serum_UCBottle1ozMeet our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum! A little blue bottle with a big punch to boost your summer complexion.

What it is: The perfect moisturizer, hyaluronic acid can bind 1,000 times its own weight in water, immediately plumping and hydrating the skin without greasiness. Plant-based from cultured sugar beets and other vegetable sources, our Hyaluronic Acid Serum is all natural, pure and cruelty free.

 Why you’ll love it: This ultra-moisturizing, oil-free serum will plump up skin, reduce the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone. Skin will immediately appear more vibrant, smoother and youthful-looking with each use.

How to get the most out of it: After cleansing and toning, drop a small amount onto fingertips and smooth gently into skin. Let your skin completely dry before applying a moisturizer. Use morning and evening on face, neck and areas that need extra plumping and maximum hydration.

Vegan, Gluten Free and Fragrance Free

BONBA2015_WinnerLogoProud to win a 2015 Better Nutrition “Best of Natural Beauty Award” spot for facial care.  Fruit Actives® Perfecting Lotion takes the cake!  One of the newest additions to the Active Age Defense line, it relies on age-defying fruit acids to help combat fine lines and wrinkles. “We love how quickly this silky lotion is absorbed into the skin, leaving it with a fresh glow,” says Better Nutrition.  Let this award winner take your complexion from dull to radiant.  This light, nighttime lotion gently removes dry, scaly and dead skin, revealing a fresh new you.  Welcome Spring!webES FA Purfecting Lotion