Born in the idyllic English countryside, skincare brand AEOS is built on the premise that harnessing the power of nature at its peak and combining this with ground-breaking technical expertise can create game-changing products. Over 30 years ago, AEOS founder Vicky Wall and her collaborator, Mike Booth, were moved to follow this premise to create a line of avant-garde advanced biodynamic potent skincare.
The philosophy is simple. If good health begins with quality food, then great skincare should begin with good ingredients. With this in mind, (after Wall’s passing) Booth set out to create skincare products that are at one with nature. This means caring for the soil where AEOS grows the raw ingredients for its products and harvesting them at just the right time and with the right methods. These resulting ingredients are incredibly potent and pure, and blended with cutting-edge technology to create award-winning formulations that quench the skin and achieve a radiant glow.
With nature at their core, AEOS’s products are certified biodynamic, completely vegan, and cruelty-free.
The Natural Philosophy
AEOS believes that when left alone, nature will always rebalance itself to achieve optimal environmental health. That’s why caring for the land is an intrinsic part of the company’s ethos. “What we want to do…with the preparations that we put on to the land is to support nature in what it would already do to bring a balance about”, says Mike Booth, Co-Founder of AEOS. “We want to be in tune with that whole process, both in relation to the cosmos, the planets, and the moon, and also with the microorganisms that are part of the way in which the soil functions – they need our support after the degenerative agricultural practices that have been on the land since the 17th century”.
To that end, AEOS spent ten years developing its biodynamic farming practices to create a self-fulling balance in nature. At Shire Farm, their dedicated 500-acre property in Lincolnshire, the brand uses a sustainable approach to farming that is guided by natural fertilizers and regular crop rotations, and incorporates spiritual guidance from the lunar cycles and solar alignments. Taking this holistic approach to farming allows AEOS to nourish and strengthen their plants’ immune systems and harvest powerful extracts and essential oils for use in their products.
Ingredients by Nature
Not content to simply use natural ingredients, AEOS goes further to use only the purest, highest-quality natural ingredients in its formulations to ensure maximum efficacy. Biodynamic plant extras are, of course, the heart of every AEOS product. These are blended with energized water that the brand creates itself. The water is drawn from a natural artesian ground source and undergoes a pioneering water-purification system before being enhanced with crystal energies. Together, these maximize each product’s ability to hydrate and nourish the skin.
Biodynamic spelt is another key ingredient for AEOS. A natural solution for moisturizing and regenerating the skin, spelt contains all manner of nourishing properties, including Vitamin E, proteins, and essential fatty acids. On its farm, AEOS grows spelt using biodynamic farming methods and harvests it with critical CO2 extraction to preserve its antioxidant properties. The result is a hero ingredient that restores dry skin, helps stall premature aging, and addresses sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Crystals are an important part of AEOS’s natural skincare. They are used to create the energized water that is the core of all AEOS products. “In the beginning, the crystals were something [Vicky Wall] invoked the energy of…over the years, we developed ways of actually immersing the crystals into fluid and getting the molecular changes [we needed] in the water or oil,” explains Booth. “Shortly after [Vicky] passed, I met a Swiss professor who produced spagyric tinctures from crystals. Our cooperation led me to select crystals from around the world during my travels…”
Over time, AEOS perfected the process of creating spagyric tinctures from the crystals Booth collected. These tinctures are used in all the products produced by AEOS and sister brand Aura-Soma to ensure pure, powerful skincare.
By taking a holistic, sustainable approach to its ingredients and practices, AEOS creates skincare products that are thoroughly at one with nature. These pristine products are also very powerful, giving customers skincare that’s effective and aligned with the environment.
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