Sea Clearly

April 28, 2020

Before she was Founder and CEO of Earth Harbor, Ali Perry-Hatch was a creative kid growing up in the lush marshes of southern Georgia, making her own skin and hair care products from the natural resources she found near her home.

Along the coast of southern Georgia, marshes connect barrier islands to the mainland, and dense forests lead to beautiful hidden beaches. Before she was Founder and CEO of Earth Harbor, Ali Perry-Hatch was a creative kid growing up in this lush region, making her own skin and hair care products from the natural resources she found near her home. “Me and my friends would go in the marshes and use the mud as a beautifying mask,” says Ali. “We’d just slather it all over our faces.”

Ali carried this connection with nature into adulthood. Earth Harbor was born when she was looking for purely natural skincare products while living on a graduate student’s budget. “I couldn’t find products that met the strict criteria that I had,” says Ali. So, she star ted making her own in the kitchen of the off-the-grid treehouse that she and her husband had just built.

Earth Harbor’s goal is to support the long-term health of humanity and our planet. And, for Ali, the best way to reach that goal is by making luxurious-feeling, purely natural products easy to afford. “Having it be more accessible is really important,” she says. “Everyone should be able to help the planet.”

So, what does “purely natural” mean at Earth Harbor? “Every ingredient included in our formulations is derived from a natural, biological plant process,” says Ali. “And all of our formulations are preserved with reliable, plant-based preservatives. It’s naturally better for you, because it is absent of toxins and carcinogens that come from synthetic ingredients.”

Earth Harbor products benefit more than just your body, they help protect the world’s oceans and help fight for a solution to the global water crisis. Earth Harbor partners with 1% For The Planet® to donate a percentage of sales to Wild Earth Allies Inc., Oceana, and Water for People. On the Earth Harbor site, Ali says, “Our values are rooted in our commitment to the human family, our stewardship of the Ear h, and our mission to promote a more loving existence. I believe it is each of our callings to help take on the world’s most pressing environmental and social justice challenges.”

We’re proud to feature Earth Harbor’s Aqua Aura Reparative Eye Creme in the Spring CAUSEBOX. Featuring a brightening and plumping combination of seaweed collagen, blue tansy, potent antioxidants, replenishing plant oils, and soothing actives, Aqua Aura Reparative Eye Creme is formulated with a powerhouse of botanicals to help slow down the signs of aging under and around the eyes. The seaweed collagen for Aqua Aura is sourced from the Atlantic Ocean, up the coast from the barrier islands where Ali formulated her first natural products. “It’s where we like to source all of our maritime ingredients because it’s less polluted and because the seaweed in the nor the astern United States is some of the most dense, nutritious seaweed.”At Earth Harbor, the best results come when you are connected to nature, especially the parts of it that thrive in your own backyard

Hannah Swank is the Brand Director at CAUSEBOX overseeing everything from merchandising each box to designing products to styling every photoshoot. When she's not curating our next seasonal mood board or researching the latest clean beauty trends, you can find her hiking or experimenting with recipes in the kitchen.