Ever read the ingredients list on your favorite skincare product?
Not only are many of those ingredients impossible to pronounce, but some of them are downright dangerous. Explore our ingredient index and get the facts on your products' ingredients and their benefits or dangers.
Beauty Doesn’t Have to be Dangerous
There’s a lot of stuff out there that’s worth staying away from. That’s why we don’t put it in our products. Here are some of the things you’ll never find around here:
Parabens - Sure, they’ll keep your lotion from going bad, but we don’t know what their estrogen-mimicking effects will do in the long term. Who needs ‘em?
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate - These two sulfates are often used as a cheap way to make soaps and shampoos foamy. They’re also a common ingredient in garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers. As appealing as that sounds, we’ll pass, especially since these ingredients can be contaminated with ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen.
Synthetic Fragrances - Synthetic (chemical) fragrances are one of the top causes of allergic reactions in skin care products. They’ll often show up as a single item on an ingredient list, but they can actually contain dozens of different ingredients. There has to be a better way to make yourself smell good.
Triclosan - Shows up as an anti-bacterial agent in many different soaps, deodorants, and detergents. It also shows up on the EPA’s list of pesticides. It’s suspected to interfere with human hormone function, and there’s a growing concern that it might be contributing to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. No Thanks!
So what do we put in Beauty by Earth products?
Only stuff that we’d be happy to use for ourselves and our families. Natural, organic, and nourishing ingredients that are not only safe, but are actually beneficial to your health.
Beeswax is commonly used in skincare products as it is a surfactant and forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. Beeswax is a naturally hydrating ingredient that increases essential moisture in skin and in the relief of itching from sensitive skin. It has an irritation potential of zero, so it will not cause irritation or clog pores, but rather provide a host of benefits such as general healing, antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral.
Products with Beeswax:
Peppermint Lip Balm | Organic Mint Lip Scrub | Body Sunscreen
Also known as nature’s first aid kit. Great for helping small cuts and burns to heal. It’s amazing as a toner to help soothe away razor burn, sunburn, and other small irritations.
Contains over 200 active components, including minerals (calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper and manganese), vitamins (A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6), amino acids, enzymes and fatty acids. When used externally it has a wide range of benefits, such as moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin, healing wounds, burns and abrasions, itch prevention, softens the skin, increases elasticity, reduces inflammation and helps supply oxygen to the skin cells. It is a disinfectant, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal and antiviral.
Products with Aloe Vera:
Original Foaming Face Wash | Peppermint Tea Tree Foaming Face Wash
Coconut Oil is absolutely packed with nutrients. A perfectly natural way to nourish dry, unhappy skin.
Argan Oil is rich in vitamins A and E. It is packed with antioxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. It helps to minimize the appearance of inflammation, stretch marks and scarring, rashes, and dryness. Also, commonly used to repair and moisturize hair. When applied externally, the vitamin E helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair.
Products with Argan Oil:
Anti Aging Face Cream | Glowing + Radiant Face Oil | Facial Wash with Superfruits + Sea Kelp
Rosemary can help lighten your skin and reduce dark spots. This leafy green helps reduce any redness or puffiness on the skin as it is packed with anti-inflammatory agents. The antioxidants rosemary carries will also help fight off acne and prevent breakouts.
Blueberries have great anti-aging benefits that work to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Blueberries also help build collagen which makes for stronger, protected skin. The little blue berries are more than just a yummy snack!
Products with Blueberry Extract:
Original Foaming Face Wash | Facial Scrub | Oil Control Moisturizer
Ylang Ylang is your acne fighting warrior using its antibacterial properties to prevent breakouts in their tracks. It is a natural anti-inflammatory as well so it helps with skin irritation or any sort of puffiness.
Products with Ylang Ylang:
Body Wash Lavender Citrus | Shaving Soap Bar
This bright flower carries anti-bacterial agents that help battle out any underlying dirt or toxins in the skin’s surface helping to prevent and treat acne. It is also very nourishing and will hydrate dry skin back to life.
Products with Calendula Extract:
Glowing + Radiant Face Oil | Peppermint Tea Tree Body Scrub | Body Sunscreen
Japanese Green Tea does wonders for sensitive skin! Pumped with antioxidants, Green Tea contains six different types of catechins (a fancy science term for a molecular super-hero that combats aging, cancer, and cell death). It’s your skin’s BFF for reducing redness, irritation, and premature aging.
Glycerin is a humectant (or moisturizer) that draws water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. It helps fight dryness in the skin and allows the skin to retain moisture which produces smoother looking skin. It’s great for balancing all skin types and has the added benefit of increasing shelf-stability in products.
Jojoba Oil very closely mimics human sebum (one of the natural oils found on skin) and is readily absorbed without making skin feel greasy. It contains Vitamins E and B complex as well as many minerals. It has a high percentage of iodine, which gives it a great power to heal. Jojoba acts as a tonic, emollient (softener) and moisturizer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, which treats dry skin, removes wrinkles and stretch marks and can heal cuts, sores, acne, and skin fungus.
Lavender’s properties include; antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-toxic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, restorative and tonic on the skin. It also has a lovely, soothing aroma.
Naturally cooling and refreshing, peppermint is one powerful antibacterial ingredient. It soothes irritated skin and helps combat oils and acne. It’s a natural astringent, helping skin maintain firmness while shrinking pores.
Watch out, inflammation, because this super fruit isn’t going to tolerate your lip! Harness the might of Pomegranate oil as it defends your face from harmful free radicals, unclogs your pores, and soothes inflamed, acne-prone skin.