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X Marks the Spot: Skincare Based On Your Location

X Marks the Spot: Skincare Based On Your Location

We’re taught from a young age how to care for ourselves in small ways, and as we grow we learn to care for ourselves in all ways. Sadly our skin is one of the last things we learn about caring for, and it’s usually just the extent of sunscreen and acne care. But skin care is so much more. Other than being your body’s largest organ, your skin houses everything you need to survive. What if your skin care isn’t just about how you live— what you eat, which SPF you use, or how much you sleep and exercise— but also where you live that affects your skin?


climate specific skincare

As with any year, 2019 has seen its share of trends. We’ve noticed scrunchies are back from the 90’s, and eyebrows are different than they were a decade ago. In addition to fashion fads, we have also stayed tuned-in for skin care trends. 2019 will go down as the year we launched in Forever 21’s Riley Rose stores (you can check that out here) and also the year that we first heard the term “geomoisturization.” If you haven’t heard of it, allow us the pleasure of explaining. 

While skincare has spent decades preaching that all skin needs care, and different types need different things, geomoisturization is the thought that your skin requirements hinge not only on your genetics and food intake, but also on where you live. Climate, pollution levels, and the other natural (or manmade) factors in certain surroundings are huge factors to your skin’s wellbeing. (1) The brand (Pour Moi) that created this term is new to the industry just like us, and we love a good shake up— especially when it’s a quality improvement. It may be a new term, but in our humble opinion, we think geomoisturized skin is much more than a passing fad. 


The geomoisturization way of thinking inspired us to challenge our own way of doing things. How do our products fit into the earth’s different climates? ‘Earth’ is part of our brand, afterall. You may have already noticed we offer kits for specific skin types, but we wanted to go a rock skip further and categorize based on where you may live. Our products are worldwide, and we wanted to help each crew member fill his or her treasure chest with items catered to specific corners of the world. We hope you love all of our products, but we understand that you may have some favorites depending on your surroundings!

You can take the short quiz we created here and read below for a more extensive breakdown of our suggestions.  


EXFOLIANTS + ANTIPOLLUTION for our city loving friends or those who spend a lot of time in an area with more pollution (Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, etc). We may not be able to rid your commute of smog, but we can rid it from your pores! Try:

  1. Citrine Sea Tropical Ayurvedic Exfoliator 
  2. Agave Leaf Holistic Cleansing Cloth
  3. Helios Antipollution Youth Ampoule
  4. Sunshine Dew Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
  5. Glow Juice Refining Enzyme Mask
  6. Coconut Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap
  7. Blue Nami Marine Perfecting Mask


MOISTURIZERS + HYDRATION for our friends living in dry heat zones (looking at you Sydney, Austin, Phoenix, and Las Vegas). We want you to enjoy the heat, but even too much of a good thing is too much. You’re a vibrant lady or gent, and we don’t want you to dry out on us!

  1. Tidal Rose Crystal Hydration Mist
  2. Siren Silk Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme
  3. Aloha Love Nourishing Cream Cleanser
  4. Mermaid Milk Nutrient Glow Moisturizer
  5. Rose Bay Balancing Facial Soap
  6. Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum


BARRIER PROTECTORS + MICROBIOME-FRIENDLY for our coastal babes or our beach-loving dudes who visit there often (shout out to our hometown of St. Simons along with Miami, Houston, and Melbourne as a few examples). Humidity never stopped us, and we refuse to let it stop you. Whether it’s your hair or your skin, we want you to look (and feel) your best.

  1. Beach Waves Ocean Hair Texturizer
  2. Calypso Rare Rejuvenating Oil
  3. Laguna Replenishing Body Serum
  4. Coconut Charcoal Facial Soap
  5. Lava Clay Healing Soap Bar
  6. Aurora Superfood Luminance Ampoule


And finally, DULLNESS BOOSTERS + ADAPTOGENS for those who have had a few rain clouds creep into your sunshiny days (this could be any of us in any region). That cloud will be gone before long with these items! Speaking of rain clouds and deviating from skin care, we also support good mental health at Earth Harbor and encourage you to read our post on the topic.

  1. Marina Biome Brightening Ampoule
  2. Aqua Aura Reparative Eye Creme
  3. Namaste Adaptogen Clarity Ampoule
  4. Sunstone Hair Revive Elixir
  5. Luna Lei Phyto-Resurfacing Night Serum
  6. La Sal Mineralizing Soap Bar
  7. Island Jade Facial Tool Collection


The above are a few small groupings, so keep in mind each Earth Harbor product is formulated to pull double duty, as well as to be customized for your unique and beautiful skin. We invite you to check out our whole list (25+ products) of items here and dive into what is best for you. It’s your skin, and you know what it needs most! 

Whether you live in a city or on a houseboat, you run a tight ship or you let the wind guide you without a compass, we hope your journey is a fun one. Thank you for taking us along as your skin's first mate in this glorious adventure we call life! 


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