Earth To Skin, it sounds good, right? It elicits visions of waterfalls, sunny fields, and chirping birds. But is it actually so idyllic? Once you hear that this is Walmart’s skincare line, you might be giving it second thoughts. We’ve tested out the brand to provide our in-depth Earth to Skin reviews!
What is Earth To Skin?
Sold only at Walmart, Earth To Skin is a skincare brand with four main lines: Super Fruits for brightening and hydration, Honey for protection and moisture, Tea Time for reduction of fine lines, and Super Greens for detoxification and refreshment.
The premise behind Earth To Skin is that the products are all natural, with only natural ingredients, never anything harmful or artificial (according to their website).
That statement right there is problematic, because artificial ingredients have been painted as the antagonist in skincare, without really knowing what that means.
Artificial simply means not naturally occurring. However, it is nearly impossible to create a skincare product without any artificial ingredients. You’re going to need some simply to extend the shelf life of a product. In order for a product to last more than a few days, preservatives must be added.
If you go to the Walmart website and click on any of their products, you can see the ingredient lists, and they don’t look particularly impressive to me.
For instance, the Banana Eye Cream includes things like Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dimethicone, and Phenoxyethanol. These are not natural ingredients.
To be clear, natural ingredients do not have to be simple like “banana extract”, but all three of these ingredients (and many others in the Earth To Skin products) are synthetically manufactured.
However, the line’s not all bad. The website states that their products are made without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, sulfates, or gluten, and they are not tested on animals.
What Goodies Should You Check Out?
The line isn’t natural, so what’s the point? Well, it’s cheap. Most items will run you $5 – $10, and you can get any of the 4-piece starter kits for $9.98.
I will say, paying less than $2 per product is pretty tempting. To help you choose whether to check it out, here’s the quick and dirty of the four different sets:
This starter kit includes the Blueberry Exfoliating Cleanser, Citrus Day Cream, Avocado Overnight Mask and Banana Eye Cream. It is meant to brighten skin.
This starter kit contains the Honey cleanser, Manuka Honey Day Cream, Manuka Honey Night Cream and Royal Jelly Eye Cream. Because honey is a known humectant, the items in this kit are meant to protect and moisturize skin.
This set includes the White Tea Cleanser, White Tea Day Cream, Black Tea Night Cream and Chamomile Eye Cream, and as the name suggests, it is meant to combat aging.
This set contains the Super Greens Cleanser, Super Greens Day Cream, Super Greens Night Cream and Super Greens Eye Cream. These items are targeted towards revitalizing your skin.
Aside from the kits, you can also buy their single products. View their entire collection!
Our Earth to Skin Reviews
The customers seem to like this line, with most products having an average of over a 4-star review.
They’re saying things like “All of the products smell super yummy” and “none of the creams irritated my sensitive skin.”
Those with sensitive skin often lean more towards natural products, so it makes sense that many of the reviewers noted that they had sensitive skin, and these products did not break them out.
One reviewer even said that “I used to work for a retail store and have used prestige brand products. This makes my skin feel like its a prestige brand without the cost.”
As for those of us at ClothedUp, we have some thoughts of our own. We went into this with some apprehensions, and after trying the products ourselves, we liked it overall! It wasn’t overly impressive, however.
Our editor, Laurice, tried a couple of their products and here is her insight:
“I tried their Super Fruits Starter Set ($10) and had a good experience! They’re not the type of skincare products that made me glow for days, but they gave it moisture and didn’t give my skin a reaction, which is always a good thing. I also love the price point since I’m used to spending $30+ on a product.
They advertised this set to be brightening – although it definitely gave my dry skin moisture, it didn’t make it seem any brighter. I might need to use it for a longer period of time though, so I will update if anything changes.
I also love the smell! That said, I’m not sure how natural they actually are considering the mile-long list of ingredients.”
Overall, Walmart’s skin line can be a great way to save a few bucks on your skincare routine. Some people had a great experience with them, while others didn’t notice much of a difference. However, we didn’t notice many negative Earth to Skin reviews, so they have to be doing something right!
Regardless, it’s not a huge investment, so why not try one of their smaller kits if you’re still debating on trying them out?