Thursday, 16 May 2013

Amazing Enlightened Organic Sumptuous – My definition of AEOS Skincare

Since my blogging journey began back in October last year I've been under no illusions that I've been given some amazing opportunities to try out some fabulous products to share with you. I still have many more to share that we as a family have bought and experienced too but the chances to try out and share with you other products that we may not have come across or known about makes me feel very blessed.

I want to share with you one of those opportunities which came about in February this year. I was able to link up with Sam Sargent from AEOS - Activated Energised Organic Skincare. I had wanted to try this skincare range since I read a post on Miss Eco Glam and decided to approach the company. Sam was so lovely and helpful, and offered to send me some samples to try out from their range. What arrived was the most amazing package. It was like my Birthday and Christmas had come at once. What greeted me was the most fabulous array of beautifully packaged products in beautiful glass bottles. When I opened each one the smell was intoxicating. To say I was excited to try out this range was an understatement. There have been certain skincare ranges I've wanted to try and when you get the opportunity to finally sample one of them, I’m a bit like a child in a sweety shop; bouncing around, not quite sure which sweet to try first.

AEOS Skincare Range

I've therefore decided to split my review of AEOS into two posts. This one will focus on the skincare products which were sent to me and the second will be about the make-up samples and biodynamic nail & cuticle oil.

The first thing to say about this range is that a little goes a long, long way. I've been using the products exclusively for the past 6 weeks and I’ve only used about a quarter of each product, if that. The range is definitely value for money.

AEOS stands for Activated Energised Organic Skincare. The active refers to the fact that the ingredients they use are “alive”. They come from the soil, from Mother Earth herself. They have been nourished and activated for optimal performance. The energised refers to the Aura-Soma process they use to energise and enhance each element contained within the products. The main intention within all of their products is that they will only activate the ‘greater good’ of the person who uses them. I so love that concept. The organic relates to the ingredients used in their products. They grow as much of their ingredients as possible on their bio-dynamic farm, sourcing other ingredients from organic and bio-dynamic farms across the world where necessary. Using these methods means the plants have more vitality, and a positive effect on the raw materials made from them. And skincare; this is a new concept in skincare. They use crystal energies together with waveforms in colour making this skincare range unique. It feels so much more than just a skincare range. The people who create these products make them will love and intent. For me that is so important. Their range of skincare contains spelt oil which is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It has wonderful antioxidant, moisturising and regenerative properties and is particularly beneficial for premature ageing and dry skin.

So what did I have in my box of goodies then?

Cleansing Oil Dé Maq – 75ml bottle

This is an oil based cleanser and it smells divine. It has citrus overtones and I just love taking my make-up off with it at the end of the day. You don’t need a lot for it to work and it cleans off foundation, eye liner, mascara and the build up of dirt from the day. I was unsure at first using a cleansing oil, but I am won over by its effectiveness.

Its key ingredients are: Spelt Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E. Colour Natural Green - 100% Natural and Plant Derived.

Dew Facial Wash – 100ml bottle

I love facial washes particularly as my skin is combination / oily. I loved this one too. You are supposed to use it with their facial cloth but I have used it by spraying some in my hand and gently applying it to my face. It slightly foams as it comes out of the bottle and smells delicious. Mornings have seriously begun on an aroma high note in our house since using this range. Even Sophia comments on how lovely everything smells. This facial wash leaves my skin feeling cleansed but not stripped of its natural oils. I love this product.

Its key ingredients are: Spelt Oil, Honey, Lemon Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Orange Extract. Colour 100% natural and plant derived blue extracted from gardinias.

Crystal Essences: Opal, Amethyst, Charoite, Turquoise, Emerald, Quartz, Chrysoprase

AEOS - Activated Energised Organic Skincare 

Gentle Exfoliant (Blue) – 30ml tube (Also available in pink & yellow)

This is a lovely gentle exfoliant. It’s not gritty, and my skin felt lovely and clean after using it. It left my skin in a good position to absorb the moisturiser I applied afterwards. Lovely aroma and lovely creamy texture.

Its key ingredients are: Spelt Oil, Jojoba  Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Avocado Oil, Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Rosewater, Calendula Extract, Lemon, Mrytle Oil, Lavender Oil. Colour 100% natural and plant derived blue from blue chamomile flowers

Energising Conditioner – 30ml bottle

This skin conditioner is applied to damp skin. It encourages hydration and moisture leading to the skin’s natural balance. I found this a great skin balancer. Being oily on my T-zone, this skin conditioner has really helped to balance the excessive sebum production in this area.

Its key ingredients are: Spelt Oil, Rosewater, Rose Extract, St John’s Wort Extract, White Birch Extract. Colour 100% natural and plant derived blue extracted from gardenias.

Crystal Essences: Opal, Amethyst, Charoite, Turquoise, Emerald, Quartz, Chrysoprase

Refreshing Hydrating Mist – 100ml bottle

I love this hydrating mist. I don’t normally use a toner because of the faff of application but with the hydrating mist you just spritz and it’s done. It smells lush and feels so refreshing first thing in the morning. It also prepares your skin for the application of the moisturiser.

The key ingredients are: Rosewater, Lavender Extract, Orange Extract, Spelt Oil, Lemon Myrtle Oil. Colour 100% natural and plant derived blue extracted from gardinias

Crystal Essences: Opal, Amethyst, Charoite, Turquoise, Emerald, Quartz, Chrysoprase


Enriching Moisturiser – 50ml bottle (Also available in pink)

This is a creamy moisturiser but it’s not greasy or overly rich. My skin loved it and it made a great make up base. By the time I’d gone through the cleansing, exfoliating, conditioning, misting and then moisturising routine, it’s fair to say my skin felt very loved indeed. I don’t think my face has had quite so much love and attention in a long time and you can tell it’s agreeing with me. My pores are smaller still and my face is looking so much clearer and deeply cleansed without having had a facial. I’m chuffed.

Its key ingredients are: Spelt Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Rosewater, Lavender Extract, Chamomile Extract, Arnica Extract, Sweet Orange Oil. Lemon Myrtle Oil, Lemon Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil. Colour 100% natural and plant derived blue from blue chamomile flowers.

Crystal Essences: Opal, Amethyst, Charoite, Turquoise, Emerald, Quartz, Chrysoprase

The AEOS range also includes a Gentle Cleansing Lotion, Realive Serum, Beauty Body Shower and Beauty Body Lotion.

This range of skincare really has to be experienced to be understood. It is wonderfully indulgent yet a little goes such a long way. Would I buy this range for myself again? Yes, definitely. I will be trying out the serum and body lotion to experience a little more of this super selection of products.

If you’d like to take a look for yourself at the AEOS Skincare range then their website is: www.aeos.net. They have a Facebook page and you can follow them on Twitter too.

In another post I will share with you their mineral loose radiant eye colour, organic liquid foundation, illuminator stick and their biodynamic nail and cuticle oil.

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Disclaimer: I was given a 75 ml bottle of Cleansing Oil Dé Maq, a 100ml Dew Facial Wash, a 30ml Gentle Exfoliant (Blue), a 30ml Energising Conditioner, a 100ml Refreshing Hydrating Mist and a 50ml Enriching Moisturiser (Blue) to try out and keep for this review. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are honest, true and my own feelings on the products I tried.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh I must try something from them! what a fab review, I will add this to my list of brands that I have seen on your blog :) xx

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    1. Hi Ana xx Their products are so scrummy and because they are enhanced with crystal essences, for me it makes the range a must have. They are pricey BUT a little goes a very long way so actually they are no more pricey than most skincare of this calibre. If you like Bodhi, I think you will love AEOS xx I will be reviewing their make-up soon xx

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  2. I'm not sure I buy into crystal energies and bio-dynamic farming but products do sound nice, great review & look forward to the next installment

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    1. Hi Sarah - Being a Reiki practitioner and having worked with crystals over many years, I do buy into it :0) They do have a power and resonance all of their own. I think with anything like this, it's about preference. What works for one person won't for another. Danny Stokes reviewed the range and loved it too. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  3. Amazing post, really looking forward for the next one

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