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Transform another evening at home into the 5-star spa experience you deserve.  Who better to treat you like royalty than the royalty that you are.   So, turn-up the ambience with a relaxing playlist, perhaps a fancy beverage, maybe a candle or two, and let’s do this!

Set the scene for comfort and no distractions.  Throw some soft towels into the dryer and then have them shower-ready.  For those who enjoy aromatherapy, start with refreshing Olive & Avocado Shampoo.  The floral and fruit essences spark visions of springtime.  Lather-up and rinse well for fresh, clean hair.

Then, reach for our signature, Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque.  Let it coat each strand and hydrate those locks for 5 to 10 minutes.  Extra moisturizing, this masque can help to soften and detangle which equals silky and vibrant hair days ahead.

On to exfoliate!  While the hair masque is working, rinse away any dirt or makeup left from the day with our new Foaming Facial Cleanser.  A couple of pumps of this weightless foam does the trick.  Rinse your troubles away!

Now reach for Apricot Facial Scrub in the sunshiny, bright orange tube, which doesn’t have to be just for faces.  Use a soft sponge or washcloth to help remove dead skin starting with the feet and working your way up the body, just to the chest and shoulder areas.  Use soft upward, circular motions and lather it up.  Ahhh, feeling refreshed already.

Once your hair has been rinsed and your body exfoliated, it’s time to get out of the shower, cozy-up in those warm towels and prepare for some facial love. First, spritz a little mood-boosting essence of citrus and berries all over for that fresh-rejuvenation.  Refreshing Facial Mist, oh so clean and fresh!

Now for Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque with fruit enzymes to help remove those impurities and reveal that fresh new complexion.  Apply generously. Gently cover cheeks, chin, nose and forehead, being very careful to avoid eyes and eye area.  This thick, mud-like skin peel works by helping to remove the outermost layers of dead skin, which helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, areas of dryness, and uneven pigmentation.  Regeneration is happening!  Relax and enjoy the calming chamomile and hydrating sweet almond moment.  After about 10 minutes, thoroughly rinse with warm water and a warm washcloth.  Gently pat dry.  Ooh la, la!

Time to moisturize all over.  For the body, from our therapeutic Ceramedx line, slather on Ceramedx Restoring Body Lotion.  It’s fragrance free, so glide on to your heart’s content.  Then, give those rough and dry spots, like elbows and knees, some extra attention with Ceramedx Ultra Moisturizing Cream.  Feeling soft and smooth now.

Lastly, finish strong with a facial moisturizer that meets your skin type needs.  For very dry skin, Apricot Night Cream is rich and luxurious, with hydrating sweet almond, apricot and vitamin E.  For normal skin, our Almond-Aloe Fragrance Free or Lightly Scented versions, a versatile light and silky facial lotion with naturally soothing jojoba and shea.  For oily or combination skin, let’s purify and balance with Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer.  Our lightest and most-absorbent lotion.   It’s a wrap!  And, you look fabulous!

You’re calm, you’re collected, you’re feeling fresh and moisturized.  It’s time to rest, relax and get that much-needed sleep time.  So curl up with your favorite read and hit the sack for some sweet dreams.

Don’t forget to blow out the candles.

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!

  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.

“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!

So much of an eco-conscious lifestyle isn’t just about using products with natural ingredients—it’s also about supporting the health of our natural resources. The ocean provides food, medicine, energy, transportation and recreation; most importantly, it produces the oxygen we breath and helps regulate our climate. But, overall, humans are doing a poor job of stewarding it. Join us in helping to save the ocean:

1) Skip the Straw

At the rate trash enters the ocean, it could be less than 10 years before the ocean contains a pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish swimming in it. Say no to single-use plastics that contaminate and kill wildlife, starting with drinking straws. Other single-use plastics that can easily be eliminated and swapped for reusable replacements are water bottles, utensils and grocery bags.

The Earth Science Team on Coastal Cleanup Day2) Take it With You

Help decrease plastic in the environment by pledging to pick up trash whenever you see it, whether at the beach, on the sidewalk, or in a park. You can also join a community beach, stream or highway cleanup with friends, family or coworkers! Our Earth Science team spent International Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept. 15, cleaning up a local beach in Santa Barbara.

3) Eat Sustainably

Overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices lead to pollution, disease and destruction of coastal ecosystems. Try limiting seafood or eliminating it from your diet altogether. At the least, visit SeafoodWatch.org to learn the environmental impact of our seafood choices. Next time you visit the seafood counter, consider what species—and how much of it—you’re buying as well as its origins.

4) Watch What You Wash Down the Drain

Parabens are great for extending the shelf life of beauty products, but you won’t find them in anything we make. In fact, Earth Science has never used them since its founding 37 years ago. Research shows parabens are hormone disruptors that can penetrate our skin and remain within our tissue, but studies have found they also enter our waterways and end up in the bodies of marine life—from dolphins to sea otters to polar bears. Choose eco-friendly personal care, beauty and cleaning products, and you’ll benefit the health of yourself and the environment.

5) Support Environmental Advocacy

Consider volunteering your time or donating money to a Charity Navigator-rated organization focused on ocean health. Or, shop for good with Earth Science—this month we’re donating 1% of net sales to Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit advocacy group fighting for science-based policy change to protect the ocean. Shop our products now!

From pool decks to hot sandy beaches, summer fun can leave hair parched and in need of extra nourishment. Our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque is here to rescue and revive dry stands and bring them back to fabulous!

This luscious deep conditioning masque repairs dry, damaged, color treated and over processed hair. It penetrates and coats hair with natural silk protein to strengthen and replenish hair inside and out. This masque reveals soft, tangle free hair that is never sticky or weighed down. Rich in coconut, olive and avocado oils, as well as provitamin B-5, this treatment provides color safe, salon quality smoothing in an at-home treatment. Paraben free, cruelty free and gluten free, this formula is great for your hair and good for our earth.

Get the most out of your treatment:
While this masque can be used as a daily conditioner, for a deep conditioning at-home treatment, follow these steps –
Squeeze any excess water out of freshly shampooed hair, then apply a generous amount of product. Now relax! Let the mask do it’s work for at least 5 minutes or more, then rinse and style as usual. Our Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Masque is a perfect weekly treatment or a quick ‘pick me up’ anytime thirsty hair needs a quenching moisture boost.

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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.

 

From our sister company:

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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.

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Although tight, flakey, and dull are never words we want to use to describe our skin, they can often be effects of seasonal changes and the cooler weather. Celebrate the fall season with a few tips for maintaining a glowing complexion through the winter months.

Hydrate:
Staying hydrated both inside and out is key to keeping skin looking its best. Drinking plenty of water can help maintain skin’s moisture from the inside, while using a hydrating serum like our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum protects, hydrates, and soothes skin.

Exfoliate:
Stimulating the growth of new skin cells is important for a healthy complexion. Gently exfoliating to remove the outermost layer can reveal glowing skin. Choosing an exfoliator that does not dry skin out, like our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub, can give you a luminous complexion without over-cleansing already parched winter skin. Using our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub made with crushed walnut shells rather than harmful micro-beads, is not only better for you, but also better for our planet.

Protect:
Your skin will thank you for creating a healthy barrier against the elements. A moisturizer with sun defense like our SPF 30 Protective Day Cream or our Almond-Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15+ are perfect for year round protection to fight against premature aging and wrinkling as well as offering protection from UVA/UVB rays.

Detoxify:
A weekly mask can help to polish and purify facial skin to alleviate dullness or flaking. A mild, yet effective mask takes only a few minutes for instantaneous results. Try our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque for a three-in-one treatment that gently loosens dull skin cells, clears pores, and polishes away impurities. With no artificial fragrances, colors, mineral oil, gluten, or parabens, renewed skin is a treatment away.

Combine:
Since the drying effect of the cold months leaves skin parched, don’t be afraid to add extra moisture and care by layering products. Adding a serum, like our Cellagen Renewal Serum or our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum, underneath a daily moisturizer can boost moisture and instantly improve skin’s tone and texture.

Giving skin extra care and pampering during the winter months can mean the difference between a dull, dry complexion and a healthy, glowing complexion.