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Ingredient List

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.

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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

 

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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

 

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Coconut Oil is absolutely packed with nutrients. A perfectly natural way to nourish dry, unhappy skin.

It infuses skin with moisture, enhancing shine, elasticity, and youthful glow to hair and skin.
Products with Coconut Oil:
Self Tanner | Anti Bacterial Body Wash Peppermint Tea Tree

 

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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

 

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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.

Products with Rosemary Oil:
Vanilla Lip Scrub | Shaving Soap Bar 

 

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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

 

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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

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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

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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.


Products with Japanese Green Leaf Extract:
Original Foaming Face Wash | Self Tanner | Makeup Remover

 

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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.


Products with Vegetable Glycerin:
Anti-Aging Face Cream | Eye Cream | Facial Toner

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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.


Products with Jojoba Oil:
Self Tanner | Glowing + Radiant Face Oil | Body Wash Lavender Citrus

 

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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.


Products with Lavender Essential Oil:
Shaving Soap Bar | Lavender Deodorant | Balance & Restore Face Oil

 

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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.


Products with Peppermint Extract:
Peppermint Tea Tree Foaming Face Wash | Oil Control Moisturizer

 

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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.

SELF TANNER

ELLE

“With more than 6,000 Amazon reviews and a 4.5 star rating this self-tanner lotion wins the popularity contest. The formula forgoes chemical additives for all-natural ingredients, including DHA derived from sugar cane, aloe vera, shea butter, green tea extract and coconut oil.It’s already a super-nourishing body moisturizer—and the self-tanner aspect is the big bonus.”
– REBECCA DANCER AND ALEXIS GASKIN, "Best Self Tanner"

HarpersBazaar
"...Reviews on Amazon can't be wrong: this is one of the best organic and natural self-tanners. It's made with aloe vera and argan oil to leave skin glowing, healthy, and hydrated." - HARPERS BAZAAR STAFF, The Best Self-Tanners That Won't Make You Look Like a Cheeto

BUZZFEED

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RollingStone Magazine
"Beauty By Earth’s self tanner facial lotion is vegan and certified cruelty-free. It’s formulated for sensitive skin and includes organic aloe vera, which is a soothing anti-inflammatory ingredient, plus shea butter for softness, and anti-aging ingredients." - SRI RAIN STEWART
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MindBodyGreen
"Nobody wants to have a streaky tan, especially on the day of an important event. After trying out countless tanning lotions, the Beauty by Earth Self Tanner has to be the best for a streak-free, glowing finish"
- Hannah Frye
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Refinery29

“The Vegan Self Tanner
We live for an indie find, and Beauty By Earth’s sleeper hit hasn’t been lost on the more than 3,000 folks who have reviewed it on Amazon. Even better: Botanical ingredients like organic aloe vera leaf juice, shea butter, and green tea extract make it extra gentle on skin.”

– KARINA HOSHIKAWA, "Best Self Tanner Reviews"


Good Housekeeping

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Huff Post

"This is the best on the market! It’s so hydrating and keeps color for a long time. I love how it doesn’t streak and has a very pleasant smell. The application is as easy as it gets for self tanner. I’ve purchased about 5 bottles so far and will continue to purchase! I would definitely recommend trying this out!" - Maddie

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Oprah Daily
"Amazon reviewers—more than 6,000, to be exact!—can't get enough of this self tanner. It has a cleaner ingredient list and delivers deep, dark color over the course of a week." - Brigitt Earley
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US Magazine

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ET

"This hydrating self tanning lotion has become a favorite on Amazon, with a 4.3-star rating based on 13,000 reviews. Customers love it for the natural ingredients and the effective finish." - By Katy Lindenmuth‍, Wesley Horvath‍

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Yahoo
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"Natural beauty lovers, this is one is for you. As the best natural self-tanner, Beauty by Earth’s self-tanning lotion made exclusively with clean ingredients and never any dyes or toxins. It’s formulated with organic aloe vera, shea butter and loads of botanical extracts with hydrating perks. Delivering a sun kissed glow, it can even be used on the face." - Celia Shatzman

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Prevention.Com

"Finally—a product that doesn’t turn me orange when I want a little bit of summer glow! Beauty By Earth Self Tanner was recommended to me by a friend, and so far, I’m loving it."

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Self

"This sunless tanner from Beauty by Earth has amassed more than 11,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, thanks to its skin-loving ingredients list (including shea butter and aloe vera) and dye-free formulation, which makes it easier to see where you've applied the lotion and leads to fewer streaks and splotches." - By Sarah Jacoby and Sarah Madaus

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Today

"Earning 11,000+ five-star ratings at Amazon, along with near-perfect averages at retailers like Walmart and Target, Beauty by Earth's self-tanner is clearly a crowd-pleaser. Loaded with aloe vera, shea butter and other hydrating ingredients, this sunless tanning lotion works overtime to leave your skin glowing and smooth." - By Camryn La Sala and Aly Walansky

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Prime Women

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BATH BOMBS

The Zoe Report
"This gorgeously packaged box contains six individually wrapped bath bombs from Beauty By Earth that are made with ingredients like epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, shea butter, cocoa butter, oat flour, clay, lavender oil, and chamomile. As for what they don’t contain? Sulfates, parabens, gluten, synthetic fragrance and dyes, and other chemical additives that tend to upset sensitive skin." - ANDREA PYROS

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AskMen

"These adorably-packaged and labeled bath bombs are formulated to target different needs like muscle relief, relaxation, sleep, joint pain, and impending illnesses. They’re also organic and made with only the purest of ingredients so that sensitive skin sufferers should be able to pamper themselves without the fear of breaking out in acne, rashes, or rosacea." - Joey Skladany

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TONERS

The New York Times

“I do a super-quick shower. If I’m at the gym, I use whatever is in the pump dispenser. There’s a steam room there, and I love to do a short steam. Then I’ll shave. […] I use this toner after shaving called Beauty by Earth facial toner.”

– Chris O’Neill, the chief executive of Evernote (As Seen In The New York Times article, “How One Silicon Valley C.E.O. Masters Work-Life Balance” – 04/08/2018)

Dry SHampoo

Byrdie

"The quest for clean formulas—as it pertains to any type of beauty product—can be challenging. That’s why seeking out distinct certifications, such as USDA Organic, is always a smart shortcut. This squeaky clean formula has that distinction and is also Leaping Bunny-certified, so you can feel confident knowing it’s also cruelty-free. Bonus points for the squeeze bottle with a pointed tip, which makes a targeted application at the root easier than ever." - MELANIE RUD

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Healthline

"This pick is USDA-certified organic, leaping bunny certified, and made in the U.S.
This formula is nontoxic and free of parabens, pegs, SLS, SLES, and synthetic dyes or fragrances. It’s also free of soy."

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ROLLERS


GREATIST
"
No way around it — we love this roller. The brand promises this roller will never squeak or squeal — and they really mean it...You’ll see this brand on our list a few times, and for good reason: They make honest products. Beauty By Earth is a small business with a commitment to vegan, organic ingredients." - Breanna Mona

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GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
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With over 2,000 reviews on Amazon, this jade roller boasts a 4.6-star rating. "It's a very pleasant sensory experience," says one Amazon reviewer. "More mental care than skincare. I tend to tense my jaw from stress, and this reminds me to relax those muscles." Its traditional roller end and mini roller end are designed to glide across the cheeks, forehead and under-eyes with ease. Keep in mind that the brand says it's made of jade quartz, so not exactly the sturdy real jade that dermatologists recommend."
- JACQUELINE SAGUIN
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EYE CREAM

HGTV

"This coffee eye cream is like a cup of joe for your under-eye area. It soothes puffy eyes and reduces bags, which is just what I need in the mornings. Plus, it's made with all-natural products, including coffee seed extract and natural oils and butters." - Kayla Kitts, Managing Editor

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ALOE VERA GEL

GREATIST

"Beauty By Earth is a favorite because it smells delicious and leaves you with fresh-faced, moisturized, and glowing skin with one quick application. People comment on how quickly it sinks in, leaving dewy skin without a sticky aftermath." -

Here Are the 8 Best Aloe Vera Gels of 2022

BUZRUSH

"To provide the skin some extra love, Beauty By Earth adds small quantities of vitamins C & E to the After Sun Natural Aloe-vera Gel. However it steers obvious of additives like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oil, and fragrances. Note this formula’s natural qualities being an antibacterial, anti-yeast, and anti-septic tool, so have a bottle inside your first-aid package, too."

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SUNSCREENS


Bustle

"This facial sunscreen from Beauty By Earth is perfect for daily use, with a non-greasy formula that gently moisturizes as it protects skin from sun damage." - Emily Estep

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"The Beauty by Earth Facial Sunscreen with SPF 20 is made with zinc and organic ingredients like hydrating aloe vera and sunflower oil. It contains no GMOs, gluten, or soy. It's a combination mineral sunscreen and moisturizer, so unless you have very dry skin, most skin types can get away with using this to serve both purposes. Reviews say this lotion never leaves them feeling or looking greasy, gives skin a "matte" finish, and that it may feel "thick," but doesn't make sensitive skin types break out." - Lisa Fogarty

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FACE WASH

Twelv Magazine

"This sulfate-free cleanser will penetrate your pores for a deep cleanse and helps prevent excess oil production and sebum production. The aloe vera leaf juice will naturally draw out the toxins that help keep the breakouts away and tea tree oil for detoxification and anti-inflammatory properties." - Dr. Ioanna T. MD

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D Magazine

"You’ll love the way this wash feels on your face, with its soft foam and refreshing fruity scent. Within a couple of weeks, you should start noticing the effects of this natural formula, like stronger, smoother skin, oil control, and a clearer complexion." - Custom Art Reviews
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FACIAL OILS

BEAUTY EPIC
"#1 Best for Problematic Skin: Beauty by Earth Store Organic Face Oil.
[It] improves skin complexion and keeps acne scars at bay"
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