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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.

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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!

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The winter season is here bringing days of hot cocoa and warm sweaters. The holidays can be a wonderful time to introduce friends and family to greener and cleaner favorites. With no animal testing or parabens ever, you can help friends and family find new products that are good for them and good for the planet.

Fill-up their stockings with these favorites:

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Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque – A mild enzyme and alpha hydroxy acid peel polishes and perfects skin without abrasives or chemicals. Bentonite clay and kelp extract helps fight blackheads in this award-winning formula free of mineral oil, artificial fragrances and colors.

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Herbal Tonic Mist – Refresh skin throughout the day or set makeup with the hydrating power of Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, Chamomile, Calendula extract, and three different types of Seaweed and Sea Kelp. 100% oil free and free of artificial colors, this is a great toner for dry skin and a wonderful misting moisturizer for blemish prone skin.

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Purfection Hand Cream – Give hands a five-star treatment. This luxurious hydrating cream soothes and softens hands with Vitamins C & E, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Jojoba. Rich in natural botanicals and emollients, and a rival to high-end hand creams, this Whole Foods Premium formula is the ultimate skin remedy for dry, chapped hands.

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Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque– Great for dry, color treated, damaged or over processed hair, this formula rich in Avocado, Coconut, Olive, and Silk Protein leaves hair soft, smooth, and tangle free. This best-selling deep-conditioning masque provides weightless moisture that can be used as a daily conditioner or as a weekly hydrating treatment.

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Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover– Gentle on the eyes and tough on makeup, a fresh face is only a few swipes away. In addition to the powers of Chamomile and Green Tea, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, moisturize and pamper the delicate eye area without fragrances, mineral oil, or irritation.

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Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum – Discover nature’s miracle moisture binder. Holding 1,000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid plumps skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Soothing Aloe, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Seaweed, and Sea Kelp extracts provide anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits. Cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free, and vegan, this is a simple clean, green pick and a customer favorite!

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145 Smooth Start Shave Cream – A close, comfortable shave and better looking skin is here. With Almond, Macadamia, Kukui Nut, and Apricot Oils to help razors glide over skin, and Aloe, Pomegranate, and Comfrey to soothe and prevent irritation. A paraben free, cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan experience is sure to become a shaving essential.

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145 After Shave Skin Soother – Replenishing hydration and relieving discomfort that sometimes follows shaving is easily accomplished with cooling Menthol, Peppermint, and Rosemary, soothing Chamomile and Aloe, as well as hydrating Panthenol. This non-drying, alcohol free formula works great for normal to oily-skin and is paraben free, gluten fee, cruelty free, and vegan.

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145 Quick Fix Calming Mist –  Ingrown hairs and razor burn are a thing of the past with this paraben free, cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan calming mist. Witch Hazel, Peppermint, and Salicylic Acid help treat blemishes without irritating skin while Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe soothe and prevent over-drying. Great for men, women and all skin types, this formula comes with an easy to apply pump top for an even and gentle mist.

 

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Sarabecca Natural Perfume Gift Assortment – These truly natural artisan crafted perfumes are handmade in small batches from natural, plant-based essential oils and fragrance essences without synthetics, animal ingredients or testing. This beautifully packaged set of “notes” features all five Sarabecca roll-on fragrances: Floral Citrus, New Rose, Neroli, Patchouli, and Vanilla Spice.

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!