‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ Aristotle 384BC – 322BC
The sum of the parts (or ingredients) within each AEOS product is more effective than any of the parts (or ingredients) individually. Whilst we suggest a few key ingredients to highlight the way in which they may be effective, the important thing to remember is that these are part of a product that has been brought together with great care and awareness of the way in which all the different aspects from the three kingdoms come together to be most effective. (The mineral kingdom of crystals and gems; the vegetable kingdom of herbs, plants and trees; and the hue-man kingdom that pertains to the perception of light and colour.)
Everything that goes into the final product is evaluated both energetically and according to its resonant waveform. It is this incredible attention to detail and the underlying understanding of the way in which the ingredients in their various waveforms are compatible that makes AEOS unique on yet another level.
Source of Ingredients
The source of the ingredients used in AEOS is of the utmost importance to us. At Shire Farm, our own biodynamic (Demeter certified) farm, we grow as much as we can to be used in our products, sourcing other ingredients from organic and biodynamic farms across the world. Our sustained commitment to biodynamic farming standards means that we honor the Being of each plant used within the AEOS range. This process begins with balancing the different aspects of the soil, which then encourages increased strength and vitality within the plants. This attention means that when the plant is harvested, its energy force has been nourished through the well tended soil so that it can provide us with its optimal quality and essence for use within the products, which in turn offers optimal regenerative opportunities for the skin. It is a gift from nature to us.
All AEOS skincare products contain pure biodynamic spelt oil, that is grown and harvested on Shire Farm, Aura-Soma’s Demeter-certified biodynamic farm in Lincolnshire, and extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction to maintain the full properties of the oils. Spelt is an ancient cousin of modern wheat and is bursting with vitamins and proteins. Due to the way in which the plant itself is grown, the spelt as an ingredient is very ‘available’ to the skin for optimal absorption. Our spelt oil is rich in natural Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and boasts excellent antioxidant, moisturising and regenerative properties. As a result it may be particularly beneficial for prematurely ageing, very dry skin or when the skin is subject to harsh environments or extreme changes in temperature. Spelt oil has also been reported to help those with skin conditions such as eczema.
Spagyric tinctures are liquid gems and crystals prepared specifically for Aura-Soma Products Ltd, according to an ancient holistic alchemic process, which views body, soul and spirit as a balanced unity.
Spagyric refers to the process of separation, purification and re-combining of materials – fundamental alchemical techniques used for the preparation of substances. By separation and parting of the original substance into its diverse components, the useful is first separated from the useless. Using a specific method of new composition, the pure and useful components are combined together again. The spagyric tincture manufactured in this manner contains the beneficial substances in refined form and is thus more therapeutically effective than the original substance.
Spagyric tinctures are not effective because of their ingredients; rather, they are effective because of the metaphysical powers released by the manufacturing process. Spagyric is alchemy in practice and adheres to alchemical laws practiced by Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine. By bringing together the alchemical techniques of the ancients along with cutting edge skincare formulas, the AEOS products provide a medium through which these tinctures may have a direct effect on the human energy field. It is a truly unique approach to skincare and general well-being.
A-Z list of organic and biodynamic ingredients used in AEOS products
Aloe Extract: Cooling, soothing and healing properties. Aloe is soothing to all skin types.
Argan Oil: Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, and is believed to contain twice as much vitamin E as olive oil. It is said to contain saponins, which helps to soften the skin and restore the skin’s water lipid layer, thereby minimizing wrinkles. It can also be used to ease cases of acne and eczema helping the skin to maintain a youthful, glowing appearance.
Arginine: Vegetable derived amino acid. Used to naturally adjust pH to skin friendly levels.
Arnica Oil: Homeopathic and anti-inflammatory.
Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C. Antioxidant believed to play a role in anti aging.
Avocado Oil: Rich in fatty acids and vitamins. Extremely moisturising and regenerative.
Birch Extract: Skin tonic and restorative.
Bromelain: Extracted from pineapples, bromelain is a natural enzyme exfoliant that encourages cell renewal.
Calendula Oil: Cleansing properties. Also soothing and restorative.
Capryl Glucoside: Mild cleanser derived from coconut oil and sugar cane.
Cetearyl Palmitate: Blend of olive derived, ECOCERT approved emulsifiers to help stabilise the cream.
Cetyl Palmitate: Blend of olive derived, ECOCERT approved emulsifiers to help stabilise the cream.
Chamomile Essential Oil: Hydrating, calming and soothing. Beneficial for sensitive, inflamed or dry skin.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: Foaming cleanser derived from coconut oil. Mild and gentle, but effective cleanser. Ours is ECOCERT approved.
Colours: All colours are 100% natural and plant derived from flowers and other plants.
Decyl Glucoside: Vegetable derived mild cleanser for sensitive skin. Ours is ECOCERT approved.
Gluconolactone: One of the ingredients that make up the preservative that we use. The gluconolactone itself is a natural by-product of fermentation and is a proven skin moisturiser. It works together with Sodium Benzoate (which occurs in nature in certain fruits e.g. apples, plums and berries, and is a safe food grade preservative) to form the Ecocert approved preservative system, Geogard. Geogard is one of the few preservatives that are permitted by the organic certification bodies to be used in natural and organic cosmetics and we’ve made sure the lowest level possible has been used to safely protect and preserve the products. The most important thing about the Geogard is that unlike other natural preservative systems like alcohol, is that it does not dry out the skin or cause nasty reactions in people with sensitive skin. In small proportions (like used in AEOS) Sodium Benzoate has an alkalising and cleansing effect on the skin. Where the confusion lies is when Sodium Benzoate is added in high proportions where it can be an irritant.
Glycerin: Humectant that promotes retention of water and reduces evaporation. Ours is vegetable derived.
Glyceryl Cocoate: Coconut derived emollient (skin conditioning agent). Ours is ECOCERT approved.
Grapefruit essential oil: A purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin. Cleansing and astringent properties.
Grapeseed Oil: Light in texture giving a satin like finish to the skin. Good for oily and acne prone skin due to mild astringent properties. Absorbs easily in to the skin.
Guaiazulene: the blue colored constituent of chamomile oil that is used in AEOS products to create the blue colour. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Hazelnut Oil: Has a high content of essential fatty acids and is deeply penetrating and stimulating to the circulatory system. It helps to tone and tighten the skin, as well as aiding in the regeneration of cells and strengthening capillaries. Well known for its moisturizing qualities and is beneficial for all skin types.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Wax Beads): These wax beads are a gentle physical exfoliant that can effectively remove dead skin cells. Because they are wax they do not damage or dry out the skin, but instead leave the skin with a protective film.
Jojoba Oil: In actuality, jojoba oil is a liquid wax. It closely resembles the sebum of the skin and is readily absorbed. Rich in vitamin E, Jojoba Oil has excellent moisturizing and softening properties, helping to nourish the skin and prevent dryness. It is suitable for all skin types.
Lavender water: Emotionally and physically rebalancing. Hydrating, soothing and regenerative properties. Beneficial for all skin types.
Lemon Essential Oil: Cleansing and astringent properties.
Lemon Floral Water: Used to refresh and tone the skin. Wonderfully fragrant.
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil: Calming yet uplifting fragrance. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Lemongrass Essential Oil: Cleansing, invigorating and astringent properties.
Mel (Honey): Antibacterial and healing properties. Ours is organic acacia honey.
Neroli Essential Oil: Renowned for helping to reduce redness and irritation. Recommended for all skin types, especially dry, sensitive skin with broken capillaries.
Rose Essential Oil: Renowned for its skin softening and hydrating properties. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Beneficial in the treatment of inflammation, redness and broken capillaries. Recommended for all skin types, especially sensitive, dry or mature skin. Mood boosting.
Rose Centifolia Extract: Organic extract of the cabbage rose. Moisturising and skin toning.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil: Renowned for its anti-inflammatory and cell regenerative properties, therefore beneficial for treating eczema, psoriasis, acne, burns and wounds. Also helps to balance the production of sebum and is recommended for all skin types.
Rosehip Oil: Extremely high in vitamin C, essential fatty acids and is known to help treat dry, irritated, weathered skin. The remarkable skin healing, regenerating and rejuvenating properties of this oil make it particularly beneficial oil for mature skin, helping to reduce the effects of sun damage and fine lines.
Rosemary Essential Oil: Powerful antioxidant properties. Stimulates cell renewal. It improves dry or mature skin, eases lines and wrinkles, and helps to heals burns and wounds. It can also clear acne, blemishes or dull dry skin by fighting bacteria and regulating oil secretions. It improves circulation and can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and varicose veins.
Rosewater: Gentle and soothing tonic for the skin. Refreshes tired complexion. Tones and rebalances sebum production, yet is gentle and healing. Ideal for all skin types.
Rosewood Essential Oil: Helps reduce inflammation and regulate sebum overproduction. Regenerative. Beneficial for all skin types, especially for treating acne, dermatitis and skin that is sensitive, damaged or aging.
Sage Extract: Antioxidant. Healing and regenerative.
Sesame Oil: Naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Moisturising. Rich in vitamins and minerals, and helps to soften and smooth the skin.
Sodium Benzoate: One of the ingredients that make up the preservative used in AEOS. Sodium Benzoate occurs in nature in certain fruits e.g. apples, plums and berries, and is a safe food grade preservative. It works together with gluconolactone (a natural by-product of fermentation and proven skin moisturizer), to form the Ecocert approved preservative system, Geogard. Geogard is one of the few preservatives that are permitted by the organic certification bodies to be used in natural and organic cosmetics and we’ve made sure the lowest level possible has been used to safely protect and preserve the products. The most important thing about the Geogard is that unlike other natural preservative systems like alcohol, is that it does not dry out the skin or cause nasty reactions in people with sensitive skin. In small proportions (like used in AEOS) Sodium Benzoate has an alkalising and cleansing effect on the skin. Where the confusion lies is when Sodium Benzoate is added in high proportions where it can be an irritant.
Sodium Chloride: 100% natural salt from England.
Sodium Hyaluronate: Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the skin where it is involved with tissue damage. As we age the levels present in our skin diminish. It helps keep skin smooth and plump by its ability to hold 1000 times its own weight in water, therefore very hydrating and helps to smooth wrinkles. Ours is NOT animal derived.
Sorbitan Laurate: Vegetable derived cleanser. ECOCERT approved.
Sorbitan Olivate: Blend of olive derived, ECOCERT approved emulsifiers to help stabilise the cream.
Sorbitan Palmitate: Blend of olive derived, ECOCERT approved emulsifiers to help stabilise the cream.
Spelt Oil: Pure biodynamic spelt oil is used in all of the AEOS products. Our spelt oil is rich in natural Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and boasts excellent antioxidant, moisturising and regenerative properties.
Squalane: Occurs naturally in human skin sebum. Non-greasy and exceptionally moisturising. Ours is olive derived (not shark liver).
St John’s Wort Extract: Promotes healing and reduces inflammation.
Sweet Almond Oil: Light, non-greasy skin softening oil that is rich in essential fatty acids and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Beneficial for removing dirt and makeup.
Sweet Orange Water: Mild astringent. Sweet and fragrant.
Tocopherol: Vitamin E. Powerful antioxidant. Good for prematurely aged skin, burns and wounds.
Witch Hazel: Antiseptic and astringent. Ours is ECOCERT approved.
Xanthan Gum: Natural (corn sugar) derived thickener and stabiliser.