Earth Science - Ginsium-C Skin Lightening Creme - 2 oz. (60 g)
Earth Science Ginsium-C Skin Lightening Cream fades age spots naturally. Extraordinary results come from extraordinary ingredients. Effective for naturally lightening skin tone and reducing the appearance of age spots. Evens out the color of all complexion types. A natural alternative to harsh hydroquinone bleach creams. Ginsium-C blocks the production of new melanin. It does not remove the melanin already formed. That existing melanin must be lost through the normal 28-day cycle of skin cell turnover. Those older, melanin-rich cells will slowly come to the skin's surface and be sloughed off naturally, then replaced by new cells with less melanin. This produces a gradual lightening of the skin and complexion. The formula also contains a sun protectant to prevent more tanning and melanin formation. pH 7.5.
Earth Science Ginsium-C Frequently Asked Questions
Do you use methyl or propyl paraben to preserve your products?
Absolutely not. Earth Science products have been on the market for over twenty-five years and have never contained parabens.
Do you test on animals or use animal ingredients?
Earth Science products are not tested on animals. Most products contain no animal ingredients and are suitable for vegans. These product labels are clearly marked with, “No Animal Ingredients.” However, some Earth Science products do contain animal-produced ingredients such as beeswax, lanolin and silk protein. See below for a list of products containing these ingredients.
Which products are considered vegan?
Earth Science products are suitable for vegans, with the exception of the following:
- Azulene Eye Treatment contains beeswax
- Placentagen Eye & Throat Crème contains human placental proteins (see below)
- 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 Hair Masque contains hydrolyzed silk protein
Where do you obtain the placenta in Placentagen Eye and Throat Crème?
Placentagen contains actual human placenta (not bovine, or other animal-derived) that is ethically sourced, with full consent from volunteer donors in Switzerland. It is obtained from live births only, and is meticulously panel-tested multiple times for purity and safety. Earth Science use a hot water extract of this placenta which is rich in human building blocks DNA and RNA to help repair and restructure the skin.
Why do you use sulfates in your shampoos? Are they harmful?
Sulfates, like sodium laureth or sodium lauryl sulfate, are commonly used as foaming agents. They are controversial ingredients due to rumors that question their safety. In a rinse-off formula like shampoo there is no opportunity for these sulfates to enter the bloodstream, which would be the main concern for carcinogenic risks.
A concern with sodium lauryl sulfate would be dermatitis or drying of the skin if used as part of a formula that was not pH balanced. Sodium lauryl sulfate has an approximate pH of 10 in its concentrated raw material form which is very alkaline and drying to the skin. Earth Science chooses not to use sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium laureth sulfate, on the other hand, is at an approximate pH of 5.5 in its concentrated raw material form. This greatly reduces the risk of any type of skin irritation and is much easier to formulate into a gentle cleanser. Sodium laureth sulfate is very mild; it is derived from either coconut or palm and is gentle and effective even for sensitive skin. Earth Science uses only the gentlest form of sodium laureth sulfate.
Why is propylene glycol used in your deodorants?
Propylene glycol enables their deodorants to be applied smoothly in a stick form and helps to stabilize the base of anti-microbial plant ingredients. Earth Science have researched glycerin as a substitute, and found that the glycerin acts as a moisture binder that encourages bacterial growth, which causes odor.
Propylene glycol is generally recognized as safe for use even in food products.
I have allergies, environmental sensitivities, skin irritation problems, etc. Are your products safe for me?
Earth Science prides itself on making gentle products that are suitable for a wide range of skin types and sensitivities. Many of their 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 sensitivities, 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 do not use masking fragrances. Earth Science's products labeled fragrance-free are just that. They are specifically formulated for their customers with heightened sensitivity to fragrances.
What are 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.
What role does pH play in skin care? What is the normal pH of healthy skin?
pH is a measure of the acidity and 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 their 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 they age. So safe and gentle, it is used during eye surgery to help keep the eye moist. Earth Science obtain their hyaluronic acid from cultured beets.
- 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 a 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.
I’m sensitive to alpha hydroxy acids. Can I use your Active Age Defense products?
Earth Science's Active Age Defense products are specifically formulated for even the most sensitive faces. Earth Science's products help to protect the skin and promote regeneration. They contain no Retin-A or aggressive alpha hydroxy acids. Earth Science's formulas are pH balanced to ensure their compatibility with delicate skin. They are also enriched with skin soothing ingredients such as kola nut extract, licorice extract, and echinacea.
About Earth Science Products
Earth Science delivers a remarkable line of skin and hair care products formulated to nourish, protect and rejuvenate while preventing the damaging effects of sun, environment and time. Infused with the highest quality ingredients including patented micellized vitamins, kukui nut, avocado oil, triple distilled peppermint, sea kelp, gingko biloba, green tea, bamboo oil, ginseng, papaya enzymes, and a myriad of herbal extracts, their moisturizers, masques, cleansers, creams, conditioners and treatments nourish and restore your skin and hair—naturally.
Pioneering pure ingredient-based formulas for over 30 years, Earth Science has developed products containing revolutionary, dynamic remedies (including beet-derived hyraluronic acid, azulene, beta-glucan, and co-enzyme Q10) that speed cellular renewal, counter the effects of aging, and cater to sensitive skin. Earth Science is committed to providing environmentally safe skin and hair care backed by immediate results, without compromising their earth-friendly philosophy. Created by and for people who choose natural elements over artificial, our formulas contain no irritants, soaps, petroleum, toxins, heavy metals, artificial colors or parabens. Treat yourself using the power of Mother Nature.
Earth Science Mission Statement
Earth Science has been making natural body care products for over 30 years, and has always been guided by one principle, to try their hardest to make something special. Earth Science is a business, but it is much more than that to them. This is their creation, their craft, their 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. Earth Science never compromises 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 care about you, their customers, and about the planet they all share. While so many other companies are owned by large corporate parents, they remain a family business, and they put their human hearts into the products they make. Earth Science is motivated to make a positive contribution to your life, and to the planet.