- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Scent, Mint Rosemary, Tea 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!
“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!
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.
No 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.
Our hearts have been heavy for all those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. While the end of the 2017 hurricane season is nearing, we know recovery efforts in the path of their destruction will continue to go on for months.
At Earth Science, we try to fuse social and environmental responsibility into the core of our business. In considering how we could help hurricane victims as they begin to rebuild their lives, we decided to partner with Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving. Good360 works with recovery agencies and nonprofits to determine exactly what families and individuals need and then provides them with products donated by companies. They’re helping us deliver $100,000 worth of basic essential hygiene items—shampoo and conditioner—to the people of southern Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma!
If you’re an animal lover, another great organization to have on your radar is Best Friends Animal Society. We’ve also committed to support our friends at this nonprofit in their disaster response efforts, which have been phenomenal! Their work in Texas and Florida has included rescuing stranded animals, helping reunite families with lost pets, delivering supplies to hard-hit animal shelters, and transporting displaced shelter pets. In Texas alone, they’ve already helped more than 1,600 animals in the Houston area and served more than 10,000 pounds of food to hungry pets.
Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by these disasters. We invite you to join us in our commitment to helping them as they recover and rebuild.
Hot summer days are on their way! Cooling cucumber and juicy watermelon are delicious treats that also give your favorite eco-friendly products their power. Work up an appetite for beautiful skin and hair with these summer favorites.
Watermelon & Mandarin
Customer favorite! Packed with powerful organic ingredients, Azulene Eye Cream is a treat for tired eyes. With tangy lemon and lime, refreshing apple, orange, and mandarin, as well as mouth-watering watermelon, this little blue cream reduces puffiness, diminishes dark circles, and helps to smooth and firm skin around the delicate eye area providing gentle hydration.
Papaya & Grapefruit
Mild but effective enzymes are the key to the Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque. Papaya enzymes loosen and dissolve dead skin cells without the use of abrasive chemicals. Apricot and grapefruit help to enhance skin’s natural glow. A radiant complexion is only a few minutes away with this deliciously effective masque.
Lemon & Orange
Wake up to younger looking skin with our Fruit Actives Perfecting Lotion. Coconut softens and smooths skin while lemon and orange tones and provides a natural source of Vitamin C. Delectably renewed skin comes from fresh ingredients in our fruit-packed formula that uses the best nature has to offer.
Cucumber & Apricot
An experience unlike any other, it is no secret the Apricot Night Cream is a favorite for its deep hydration benefits. Cooling cucumber soothes and rejuvenates skin while grapefruit and apricot provide a rich experience. The Vitamin E in apricot helps to nourish dry, sensitive and mature skin. Make the Apricot Night Cream part of your night time ritual to give skin luscious hydration and a delightful daily experience.
Acai & Passionfruit
A deliciously fruity experience is not just for skin! Acai is a powerful antioxidant providing protection from environmental damage in our Ceramide Care Curl & Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner. Rich in Vitamin A and potassium, passionfruit provides rich nutrients to enrich and protect strands for healthy, beautiful hair. Find acai and passionfruit as part of our Rainforest Complex* in every bottle of Ceramide Care Curl & Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner.
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.
We here at Earth Science Naturals love our products! We are always talking about them, writing about them and gathering feedback from our customers and colleagues. We can say a lot of fantastic things about our favorites, but thought we would share the love by featuring a couple of our favorite blog mentions:
Our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque is one of our most popular products – it’s always on our top sellers list and when we’re out visiting stores, customers comment to us how they can’t get enough masque. Amber shared her experience and we couldn’t be happier: “I tried the Earth Science Olive & Avocado Hair Masque and my hair felt instantly smoother and healthier… When I got up in the morning my hair was smoother and shinier than it has been in years.”
Cori over at Well Beauty Blog wrote a descriptive and detailed review of one of our younger products, our Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion. She concluded her post with an awesome recap of this effective product: “Overall, Earth Science’s Multi-Therapy Ceramide Health Skin Lotion is awesome. It’s light but moisturizing. Since it’s fragrance free and full of vitamins and anti-inflammatories, it’s great for my sensitive skin. And, since it sinks in so fast I can use it anytime and even in the hot summer.” We’re glad to hear it, Cori!
Our Cellagen Renewal Serum is designed to smooth and firm skin, and it sounds like it’s doing it’s job according to Kim: “You see it says on the box that you just need to place a few drops on fingertips and smooth into wrinkled areas or anywhere you need to “plump skin”…What I didn’t expect was it to really work…I guess I am a bit jaded at times when it comes to skin care. Well guess what? It really did work! And yeah you bet I am still using it too!! I am over 50 so anything to help me not look 50 I’m game!”
Thank YOU to all our fans!