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Crow’s feet, caw! Bunny lines, not so cute! Smiles lines, who’s laughing? Active Age Defense i-cream Nourishing Eye Care is the ultimate eye brightener, wrinkle reducer and puffiness preventer. Chockfull of ultra-nourishing ingredients like avocado oil and soy proteins, this lush cream deeply moisturizes while it helps repair the delicate skin around the eyes. Formulated for all skin types, especially mature and dry complexions, it is non-greasy and easily absorbed, making it ideally suited for use under moisturizer and makeup.

Key Ingredients

*aloe vera leaf juice—nature’s perfect solution for cooling, soothing and healing skin

*avocado oil—rich in vitamins A and E, this nutrient softens the skin instantly

*eyebright extract—a naturally powerful plant extract that is anti-inflammatory and reduces irritation

*soy protein—nourishing and antioxidant-rich, this nutritional powerhouse strengthens the skin’s connective tissue to improve elasticity and smooth lines around the delicate eye area

Let your eyes smile with i-cream!  Fall savings on NOW.

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!


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!

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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.

crueltyfree_nov2016November is a month for appreciation and giving thanks. As a cruelty-free company and proud friends of Best Friends Animal Society, More Than A Cone, and Animal Place, we truly value our animal friends. Our promise to create quality natural products that respect our furry friends is a commitment we have been dedicated to for decades. Not only is our cruelty-free pledge backed by PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, we strive to produce products and packaging with sustainability and environmental responsibility in mind. Our recyclable packaging allows less paper, plastic, and glass to pollute our environment, which includes waterways that are homes to wildlife. Through responsible sourcing, we strive every day to work towards a happy, healthy world with products that are good for the planet and good for you.

We appreciate our animal friends and are honored to contribute to the ethical treatment of our planet’s inhabitants.

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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.

In developing our natural Ceramide Care line of shampoos and conditioners, we set out to create quality hair care options for all types of hair.  This journey led us to formulate four different shampoos and conditioners that provide every hair type with the best benefits Ceramides and active botanicals have to offer.  Explore our Ceramide Care chart below to find your best match for the best hair of your life!

In honor of great hair days, find all of our hair care options on sale at Whole Foods Market and on our website!

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Skin, body and hair care products, made from the best that nature has to offer don’t need to cost a fortune. Get a fresh start that’s nature-approved with these 10 great finds under $10.

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Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub – Our award winning, best selling scrub gives you a glowing complexion. Never made with harmful micro-beads, this vegan scrub improves your skin without harming the environment!

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Olive & Avocado Shampoo – Travel Size – Great hair anywhere you go is simple with this travel size version of our classic favorite. Our color-safe, sulfate-free, and gluten free formula makes this item an easy pick.

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Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque – Travel Size – Nourish dry locks with this powerful travel size version of our award winning favorite. Hydrating, smoothing, and gluten-free, this item gives you great hair anywhere.

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Tea Tree & Lavender Deodorant – Aluminum-free, 100% vegan, and gluten free, this deodorant will keep you smelling fresh anywhere you go.

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Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover – No tears with our ultra gentle and effective formula. Non-irritating, no artificial colors, fragrance free, and vegan, each bottle not only cleans and purifies skin, it also takes off stubborn mascara.

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Purfection Hand Cream – Travel Size – A Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved formula, this travel size cream gives you the softest hands in a tube that fits easily into any purse or backpack.

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Multi-Therapy Oatmeal Hand & Body Lotion – Extra dry skin needs extra pampering. Oatmeal, green tea, sweet almond oil, and Vitamin E provide deliciously vegan skin care.

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145 Smooth Start Shave Cream – Getting a close, comfortable shave shouldn’t be a chore. Soften, smooth, and moisturize skin with this gluten free formula.

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Mint Rosemary Deodorant – A great scent to keep you smelling fresh all day long comes in a hard working, aluminum-free, gluten free, vegan formula.

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Liken Plant Deodorant – Choose between light herbal scent or fragrance free. Long lasting, effective formulas, free of aluminum and gluten.

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.