Earth Science Shampoo Deep Conditioning Olive & Avocado 2 oz. (59 g)
Earth Science Shampoo Deep Conditioning Olive & Avocado for beautiful hair is formulated with argan oil, shea butter and silk protein for shine and body. Deep Conditioning Shampoo is Earth Science's richest and most nourishing shampoo that softens, thickens and repairs hair. This is twice as concentrated as other shampoos. This amazing new shampoo is great for dry, damaged or curly hair that needs softening. Because it is highly concentrated, a little goes a long way and this shampoo benefits the environment by saving on packaging. Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Shampoo is color-safe and gluten-free. This shampoo is very rich in conditioners. If you want less conditioning, be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Do you use parabens to preserve your products?
Absolutely not. Earth Science products have been on the market for over thirty years and have never contained parabens.
Do you test your products on animals?
Earth Science products are never tested on animals.
Do you use animal derived ingredients? Which products are considered vegan?
Earth Science products are suitable for vegans, with the exception of the following:
- Azulene Eye Treatment contains beeswax
- Men's Face & Body Skin Care Balm contains lanolin oil
- Hair Treatment Shampoo contains hydrolyzed silk protein
- Hair Treatment Conditioner contains hydrolyzed silk protein
- Deep Conditioning Shampoo and Hair Masque contain hydrolyzed silk protein
Why is propylene glycol used in your deodorants?
Propylene glycol enables Earth Science deodorants to be applied smoothly in a stick form and helps to stabilize the base of anti-microbial plant ingredients. They have researched glycerin as a substitute, and found that the glycerin acts as a moisture binder that encourages bacterial growth, which causes odor. All of their deodorants have been formualted carefully to ensure they are safe and effective.
I have allergies, environmental sensitivities, easily irritated skin, etc. Are your products safe for me?
At Earth Science, they pride themselves on making gentle products that are suitable for a wide range of skin types and sensitivities. Many of the loyal customers consider themselves chemically sensitive. However, no product is guaranteed to be perfect for everyone. Allergies are particular to individuals. If you have environmental sensitivies, allergies or skin conditions, please share the list of ingredients with your dermatologist to determine individual suitability. Additionally, they recommend patch testing the product on the inside of your wrist, prior to use, to confirm compatibility with your skin.
Do you use a masking fragrance in your fragrance free products?
Earth Science does not use masking fragrances. Their products labeled fragrance free are just that. They are specifically formulated for their customers with heightened sensitivity to fragrances.
What does the word "parfum" mean on your labels?
Earth Science uses the INCI system of cosmetic ingredient labeling (Ingredient Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients). INCI is the international standard that most of the world uses, and will likely become the standard in the US as well. THey use INCI because it gives the most detailed and accurate information about particular ingredients. The INCI standard requires that if you use an ingredient or blend of ingredients for fragrance purposes, that it be listed as "parfum" (French for fragrance). This is so whether or not the fragrance in question is natural or synthetic. The only exception to this is when the separate fragrance ingredients are listed by their INCI names on the label. INCI requires that all plant extracts and oils be listed by their Latin names, which can be very long and sometimes confusing. Where it is possible and practical, they list simple fragrances by their individual names. However, more often space limitations on labels require that they use the INCI fragrance designation "parfum." Earth Science uses only pure essential oils or natural fragrance equivalents.
What are the antioxidants and how do they help my skin stay healthy?
In the body, molecules called "free radicals" cause oxidation. Oxidation can damage healthy skin cells and may accelerate aging of the skin. Antioxidants are ingredients found naturally in plants which neutralize molecules that cause oxidation. They can help to prevent premature aging of the skin.
I have sensitive, maturing skin. Can I use your Active Age Defense products?
Earth Science Active Age Defense (AAD) products are formulated for sensitive, maturing skin. All are pH balanced to ensure their compatibility with delicate skin. These AAD products are also enriched with skin soothing ingredients such as kola nut extract, licorice root extract and echinacea.
What role does pH play in skin care? What is the normal pH of healthy skin?
pH is a measure of the acidity of alkalinity of a solution. A lower pH indicates a more acidic solution (which carries more potential for redness and irritation). A higher pH means a more alkaline solution (which some can find drying). The pH of normal, healthy skin can be anywhere from 4.0 to 6.0. Each Earth Science product is precisely pH balanced for specific suitability.
Some of your ingredients are unfamiliar. What are they and where do they come from?
- Azulene - the concentrated extract of blue chamomile flowers and contains the distilled rich oil of Chamomile. It takes thousands of flowers to yield a small amount of the Chamazulene. This ingredient gives several of their products the vibrant blue hue. Azulene is an extraordinary anti-irritant.
- Hyaluronic Acid - The perfect moisturizer, hyaluronic acid can bind 500-1,000 times its own weight in water, immediately plumping and hydrating the skin without greasiness. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin and body and decreases as you age. So safe and gentle, it is used during eye surgery to help keep the eye moist. Earth Science obtains their hyaluronic acid from cultured sugar beets or other vegetable sources.
- Lichen - This extract is obtained from the tiny lichen plant. It is a completely natural, effective anti-bacterial alternative to harsh chemicals and synthetics.
- Micellized Beta-Carotene - Oil-soluble Beta-Carotene is reduced to such small particle size that little or no distinction can be made between it and water in the formula. This ingredient is readily absorbed by the skin, and helps combat the signs of aging.
My Fragrance-Free Shampoo is a different color than it has been in the past. Why is it sometimes clear and other times a shade of gold?
Earth Science uses a gentle preservative system in their products. Because of this, the color of Fragrance Free Shampoo can change over time. This is a normal and natural process and you may continue to use your product as usual.
Earth Science has been making natural body care products for over 30 years, and have always been guided by one principle to try their hardest to make something special. Earth Science is a business, but it is also much more than that. This is their creation, craft, profession, and they care deeply about what they do. With every product they formulate, they set out to make something that will deliver great results at a great value. They never compromise on quality.
Times change, tastes change, and Earth Science changes with them. However, one thing never changes: Earth Science is always motivated to make the best products, using the finest, most effective natural ingredients. Earth Science cares about you, their customers, and about the planet we all share. While so many other companies are owned by large corporate parents, they remain a family business, and put their hearts into the products they make. Earth Science is motivated to make a positive contribution to your life and to this planet.