WHAT: Earth Science is an amazing line of clean, gentle and effective skincare products – in particular beauty products.
WHY: Created by people who choose natural over artificial, Earth Science products contain quality plant-based ingredients, are never tested on animals, and are always paraben free. On of my favorite Earth Science products is the “Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel“, made with papaya and Bentonite clay. Bentonite Clay is composed of aged volcanic ash; it is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products because of its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated – which gives it the power to absorb toxins. Healing clays like Bentonite have a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium – great for all types of skin problems and to speed healing. Papaya fruit enzymes are great for soft, smooth, glowing skin because it’s a natural exfoliator (loaded with Vitamin A and Papain that help to remove dead skin cells), and skin discoloration from acne scars/blemishes.
A unique herbal peel scientifically formulated with papaya fruit extract and apricot kernel oil to purify and freshen skin. pH 6.5 / Vegan & Gluten-free
WHERE: Available online (with lots of discounted prices) at Earth Science Naturals or in most health food stores such as Whole Foods Market, and Erewhon Natural Foods Market and Sprouts. I love the “Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel”, $14.35 that will last you about 30 masks, depending on how thick you put it on.
THE VERDICT: Earth Science is one of my absolute favorites in natural beauty – incredibly hydrating and healing on sensitive skin, without harmful ingredients or high prices! Oh and this mask in particular is a deep blueish-gray (from the clay), so you look like a smurf.