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Mercola Vitamin E Review & Giveaway

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Mercola 

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

About Mercola:

“You are wise to question who you can trust when it comes to maintaining, enhancing or rebuilding your health.

With all websites, newspapers, magazines and other publications offering health advice, with every new multi-million dollar TV ad for another proclaimed miracle drug, with any recommendation offered by traditional and natural physicians, it is essential to answer this question above all others: what is their real motivation?

Only if the answer provides you with a sense of security, move on to the next important question: what are their qualifications? The primary trick of the existing medical establishment is to get you to forget that first question – their real motivation – by dazzling you with what appears to be magnificently trustworthy qualifications.

But clinical trials conducted by heavily biased “researchers,” advertisements and news stories carefully scripted to scare you into belief, highly polished corporate offices and corporate websites, and an extreme focus on whatever has the most profit potential – not lifesaving or life-enhancing potential – are not qualifications. They are scams.

Don’t fall for them.

My motivation, whether you are a member of the Mercola.com community, or have just heard about me for the first time, is to make you as healthy as you can possibly be. This involves:

  1. Providing the most up to date natural health information and resources that will most benefit you and,
  2. Exposing corporate, government and mass media hype that diverts you away from what is truly best for your health and often to a path that leads straight into an early grave.

Mercola.com is not, in other words, a tool to get me a bigger house and car, or to run for Senate. I fund this site, and therefore, am not handcuffed to any advertisers, silent partners or corporate parents.

When I offer or recommend products, I do so because I have actively researched them and find they are the best in that category for your health. I ignore substandard products, and products not directly pertinent to your health, regardless of any potential financial upside.”

Vitamin E

About:

“There are plenty of vitamin E supplements on the market. You can find one practically anywhere you look. But the vast majority of them use soy as their source of vitamin E.

So when looking for a good alternative, I wanted to not only avoid soy but also wanted to make sure whatever natural source of vitamin E was used was not genetically engineered (GE). That’s why I decided to use sunflowers for the source of vitamin E. They are an excellent natural source of vitamin E.

But soy isn’t the only thing you need to be wary of.

It is vital to get a balance of all eight nutrients in a vitamin E supplement you take to complement your healthy diet.

You see if the vitamin E supplement only contains alpha tocopherol (synthetic or natural), there’s another major issue. If high levels of alpha tocopherol flood your system, they can potentially deplete the other tocopherols and tocotrienols from your body…

Here’s how my Vitamin E supplement provides a fantastic balance of all four tocopherol and tocotrienol compounds…

  • Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) – 200 international units (IU)
  • Tocopherol complex – 150 milligrams (mg) with alpha tocopherol, beta tocopherol, gamma tocopherol, and delta tocopherol
  • Palm and Rice Tocotrienol – 35 mg with alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols

There are very few formulas I’ve run across that come close to this type of balance. And when it comes to tocotrienols, there are even fewer choices available.”

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My Thoughts:

Like you’ll hear Dr. Mercola say on his website, I do not see a NEED for a ton of supplements. Most of what you need on a daily basis should come from your diverse, plant-rich diet. That’s not to say supplements cannot help fill the gaps in our diet–because they can. As an antioxidant found in many foods (in small amounts–the most concentrated being Wheat Germ) Vitamin E is something our bodies need. This supplement by Dr. Mercola is one of the few out there that is derived from sunflowers, versus soy. Since 91% of soy in the US is genetically modified, it behooves you to steer away from it when possible.

From what I know about this product, I see it to be a good choice as a Vitamin E single-vitamin supplement. I would love to see further proof or literature that this Mercola Vitamin E is derived from ORGANIC sunflower oil. That, to me, would solidify its quality.

Mercola would like to giveaway 1 bottle of this Vitamin E supplement to one of my readers. To enter:

1. “Like” the Mercola Facebook page OR “Follow” Username: “DrMercola”on Instagram.

AND

2. “Like” my Run On Organic Facebook page OR “Follow” Username: “JesRunOnOrganic” on Instagram

3. Comment Below or via Facebook or Instagram!

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Thayer’s Natural Witch Hazel Review

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Thayer’s Natural Remedies

Overall Rating: images

About Thayer’s:

The Benefits:

Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringents and Alcohol-Free Toners are soothing, natural treatments that cleanse, tone and soothe your skin. Made of extract from the Witch Hazel shrub and a blend of other time-tested ingredients, these natural elixirs containing important tannins have been a fixture in medicine cabinets for generations. Once you use them, you’ll know why.”

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Cucumber Witch Hazel

Thayer’s Description:

Stay Cool as a Cucumber, Whatever the Weather.

THAYERS® Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Toner cooling essence has a deliciously serene effect on the body. Experience our formula for serenity now! • Fragrance-Free • Paraben-Free • Naturally Preserved • Hypoallergenic.

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Hamamelis Virginiana (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract.”

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Lemon Witch Hazel

Thayer’s Description:

Like a Tall Glass of Lemonade for Your Skin.

Thayers Lemon Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula is a fresh-smelling, gentle astringent that cleanses and refreshes the skin with a delightful lemon essence.

Ingredients:

Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40-B (Natural Grain) 10%, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet of Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virgiana Extract (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Fragrance (Natural Lemon), Citric Acid.”
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Peach Witch Hazel

Thayer’s Description:

An Orchard in a Bottle. 

Thayers Peach Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula is nectar for the skin. It’s got all the soothing properties you’ve come to love in our Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringents, with a gorgeous, fresh-off-the-tree scent.

Ingredients: 

Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40-B (Natural Grain) 10%, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel), Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionfruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Fragrance (Natural Peach), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).”

 My Description & Thoughts about the different witch hazel scents:

I’m always looking for new ways to change up my skin routine for the better. I love trying new skin care products. I had heard of witch hazel before but was unaware of how to use it with my daily regimen Luckily, Thayer’s contacted me about giving their products a try. I love that a lot of the ingredients are organic and all of them are plant-derived and natural. I’ve been genuinely excited about all of the uses I’ve come up with so far–it makes witch hazel a useful, versatile product, as it replaces several bathroom products.

1. Mid-Day Facial Spray

Sometimes after a workout, half way through the day, my skin needs a refresh. I’ve found that what works perfectly for this is a mixture (1 part filtered water and 2 parts Thayer’s Witch Hazel) sprayed onto my skin with a small spray bottle. I dab the excess witch hazel off of my skin with a clean towel. Doing this helps my skin feel fresh without stripping away all of my skin’s moisture. My favorite for this is the lemon witch hazel.

2. Make-Up Brush Cleaner

It makes sense to clean your makeup brushes with a natural, gentle cleaner if you are already making an effort to use natural skin products.  That said, Thayers Witch Hazel makes the perfect brush cleaner. I simply fill a small bowl with witch hazel and place the end of the brushes into the liquid.  I let them sit there for a few minutes, swish them around and then rinse them. Let them air dry before using them again. Pick the witch hazel scent that you like best, as your brushes will not have remnants of that fresh scent. I like using the cucumber for this purpose.

3. Quick “Shower”

Because I am breaking a sweat at least once a day during my workout, I often find the need to clean up but don’t want to take several showers a day. A great solution that has worked well for me is dabbing Thayer’s Witch Hazel on a wet wash cloth. Wipe down at the necessary spots and you’re good to know! It will help eliminate body and odor and will leave a fresh scent behind. My favorite for this is using the peach witch hazel!

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

AEOS – Active Energised Organic Skin Care & Makeup Review

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AEOS Organic Skin Care

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

AEOS is such a unique brand to me, I am finding. This is mainly because they use crystal essences to create the tint & color of each product. I’ve never heard of this before and am fascinated by it. I am impressed by the attention to ingredients used in AEOS products–it really seems like they go the extra mile. When a brand has an initial commitment to high quality ingredients across the board, I am willing and eager to try any of their products. In this review, most of the products have similar ingredients lists in which they are comprised of chemical free, natural and organic ingredients.

As you read the ingredient lists, you might see some long words that you don’t recognize. Most of the time, this is not a good sign. However,  upon further scrutiny, I have discovered that in this case, they are fancy words for organic compounds found in various plants.

The full explanation behind these products is expansive, so here is some top-to-bottom information that AEOS (Active Energised Organic Skincare) provides to describe all of it to their customers:

AEOS PHILOSOPHY

Outside In. Inside Out…the Synergies of Beauty

Luxurious…nourishing…soothing…the radiance and the scent of all a woman can be. When you think of AEOS, feel. For what AEOS offers to beauty is more than skin deep. The extraordinary possibility at the heart of this skincare homage to total natural beauty is to experience how what we put on our skin can quicken and reveal the mysteries of beauty within.

The secret is in the soil which has given AEOS the beauty of its own “within”. Beginning with the care of the earth through biodynamic farming on our own lands, AEOS is created with extracts and essential oils of herbs and plants cultivated in such a way that they bring new life and vitality to the soil in which they grow. This in turn nourishes and strengthens the immune systems of the plants, and when harvested they are further energized with the resonances of crystal s and minerals. Ten years of development have gone into composing the delicate balance of nature with itself, so that the sum of the whole enlivens and magnifies all the beautiful parts. Thus inherent in AEOS are the life-giving qualities that translate not only to the innermost layers of skin but also support the health and well-being of our own inner natures.

Completely organic natural skincare with no toxic chemicals or synthetics…innovative harvesting of essential oils…cutting edge skincare technology using tocopherols (Vitamin E) from natural sources…a unique use of the ancient spelt grain grown on our Demeter-certified biodynamic farm…the active energies of crystals and minerals…all gathered and orchestrated with the intention to be used for the greater good in the creation of an atmosphere of inner and outer radiance.

For the woman seeking her own mystery and beauty. For a new world waiting for us to bring more of who we are into being. Dynamic. Exceptional. Even revolutionary.

ABOUT AEOS

A healthy glowing complexion indicates a level of well-being, not just beauty.

The AEOS range brings us the opportunity to re-define and re-assess our approach to skincare through an innovative three phase system which amplifies and encapsulates the living energy of the natural ingredients it contains. AEOS products contain natural, organic and biodynamic plant extracts, essences and essential oils, as well as spagyric tinctures of crystal energies, and the waveforms of colour.

This is unique in the history of skincare. Through AEOS products we combine and include the alchemical techniques of the ancients, along with cutting edge skincare formulas, revolutionary for this time, for those of you who wish to nurture and care for yourself in a more meaningful way.

ACTIVE

This refers to the fact that the ingredients used in the products are ‘alive’. They have been sourced from soil which has been nourished and activatedfor optimal performance. In addition, AEOS contains many effective ingredients that are known for their active properties, e.g. plant extracts, essential oils, enzymes etc. We use the best possible raw materials to create products that offer the best potential for optimal results in the care and nourishment of your skin.

ENERGISED

AURA-SOMA®(manufacturer of AEOS) uses its unique energising process to enhance each element contained within the AEOS products. This process offers additional support for our overall well-being. The primary intention within all the products is that they will only activate for the ‘greater good’ of the person using the products.

ORGANIC

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. Plants grown using these methods have more vitality and a profoundly positive effect on the raw materials produced from them. Embracing this holistic approach from our farming, sourcing of materials, through to creating these skincare preparations, enhances our philosophy – look after the soil, feed the skin, nourish the soul.”

INGREDIENTS

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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 (Demeter-certified) biodynamic 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.

SPELT OIL

All AEOS skincare products contain pure biodynamic spelt oil, that is grown and harvested on the Aura-Soma® (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.

BIODYNAMICS

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Biodynamic farming is one of the most ethical and sustainable forms of agriculture in existence. It excludes the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides and relies on the natural interdependence between all the different components of the farm to create a self-sustaining, balanced and harmonious environment.

At the Aura-Soma® (Demeter-certified) biodynamic farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds, we grow and harvest as much as we can to be used in the AEOS skincare products, sourcing other ingredients from organic and biodynamic farms across the world.

Our sustained commitment to biodynamic farming standards means that we honour 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.

In the biodynamic ecosystem, man is a conscious and responsible steward, recognising and nurturing the beneficial aspects and interdependence of all these diverse elements for the optimum benefit of the whole.

COLOUR SIGNIFICANCE

All colours in AEOS products are 100% natural and plant derived.

Vicky Wall, the founder and innovator of the Aura-Soma® Colour-Care-System® used to say – ‘The greater guide is within’. This, along with the key phrase in Aura-Soma – ‘You are the colours you choose and these reflect your Being’s needs’ gives us the confidence to choose which products are the most suitable for us as unique individuals.

Whatever colour combination of products you choose are those that are called for to help balance the condition of your skin at a deep level, rather than basing skin care choices by looking at your skin condition on a superficial level.

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Pink is essentially the colour of kindness, caring, warmth – love. We could all benefit from a little more love and caring. Most of us do not allow ourselves the time or space to care for ourselves and more usually that caring energy is directed outwardly towards others – friends, family, loved ones. That of course, is commendable, but there does come a point when perhaps one needs to recognize that we need to replenish that cup of caring and love within ourselves, perhaps to be kind to ourselves, in order to be able to continue offering that same quality to those we care about. If we really would like to look after ourselves, whether that is just our skincare, or through consideration of our whole being, the pink range of products may assist in encouraging and replenishing those pink qualities within oneself. AEOS pink products are enhanced with the crystal essences of fire opal, rose quartz and rubelite.

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Blue speaks to us of the qualities of peace, serenity and nurturing, qualities that we all have need of in the hustle and bustle of every day life. Our days are full of ‘busy-ness’ and extending out of ourselves. The blue gives an opportunity to ‘re-group’ and find some stillness within. Many people feel the need to be more at peace with themselves and their situations/circumstances, and the blue may help to find that aspect. Due to its calming effect the blue range is ideal to use if one feels that their need is for more peace and to develop a more calm approach to their daily activities. AEOS blue products are enhanced with the crystal essences of amethyst, turquoise and emerald.

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The yellow associations are those of self confidence, the feel good associations with a sunny day – joy! The yellow is a lovely balance to the nervous system to encourage a more centred way of being and to bring in happiness. The yellow AEOS products have two different crystal essence blends which gives rise to the energetic differences between the harmonising and awakening products. The Harmonising Body Lotion is enhanced with sapphire, turquoise and clear quartz, whilst the Awakening contains fire opal, calcite and zincite.

SPAGYRIC TINCTURES

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.”

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Beauty Body Lotion

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“This moisturiser is full of nourishing organic and biodynamic oils and plant extracts to help hydrate and soothe, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Glycerin,
Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Gluconolactone, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract,
Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Arginine, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Opal Essence, Fire Opal Essence, Zincite Essence, Quartz Essence, Carnelian Essence, Calcite (Orange) Essence, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol*, Citral*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This lotion is rich and moisturizing with a pleasant, fresh scent. It leaves a lasting layer of moisture on my skin that is not goopy or sticky. It truly feels like it is nourishing and hydrating my skin. I use it everywhere except my face, where I use the serum and facial moisturizer AEOS products.

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Beauty Body Shower

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A gentle cleansing wash for the body, containing a blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals. Rich in rosemary, white birch and gardenia which leave the skin feeling fresh and soft.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Gluconolactone, Glycerine, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Laurate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenthanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Gardenia Florida Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Opal Essence, Amethyst Essence, Charoite Essence, Turquoise Essence, Emerald Essence, Quartz Essence, Chrysoprase Essence, Linalool*, Citral*. *From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This body wash is gentle and cleanses my skin nicely. It has the ideal richness and potency for a body wash–easy to apply and lather up and does not over dry skin.

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Enriching Moisturizer

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals – this is the final step of the AEOS Skincare Sequence to seal in all the positive benefits of hydration and penetrative moisturisation from the previous products. This light non-greasy moisturiser is absorbed quickly to help protect and hydrate the skin. Particularly beneficial for environmentally damaged, tired skin or if you are exposed to air-conditioned environments.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Gluconolactone, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Squalane (Vegetable), Guaiazulene, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Anthemis Noblis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Arginine, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Rose Quartz Essence, Topaz Essence, Calcite (Orange) Essence, Quartz (Chalcedone) Essence, Sapphire Essence, Amethyst Essence, Turquoise Essence, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citral*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This moisturizer is nice for when my skin needs a little extra hydration boost. It thoroughly replenishes my skin without making my skin feel suffocated and goopy/dirty. A little dab of it will cover my entire face and neck. Great product to keep by the sink to follow with after washing.

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Energizing Conditioner

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals encourage hydration and moisture, leading the skin to its natural balance without being too oily or too dry.

Ingredients:

Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Aqua (Water), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Rose Flower Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Gluconolactone, Arginine, Sorbitan Laurate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Cocoate, Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Extract, Gardenia Florida Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Opal Essence, Amethyst Essence, Charoite Essence, Turquoise Essence, Emerald Essence, Quartz Essence, Chrysoprase Essence, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Citronellol*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I would classify this product (in regards to consistency as somewhere in between a cream and a serum. It has a nice weight to it and isn’t quite as heavy as a lotion, yet it sufficiently does its job of providing moisture. I rotate using this product in place of the serum and moisturizer. I use it right after cleansing.

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Gentle Exfoliant

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A gentle face exfoliant rich in seed oils and our biodynamic spelt oil which helps to nourish and hydrate the skin during the process of exfoliation, leaving the skin soft, smooth & receptive to the moisturising products to follow.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Gluconolactone, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Ananas Sativus (Bromelain) Extract, Arginine, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Squalane (Vegetable), Guaiazulene, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citral*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Gentle exfoliants are a big part of my daily beauty routine because my skin tends to accumulate a lot of “gunk” with constant sweaty workouts and runs outside in the heat. Having a little extra grittiness in my cleanser is something I like a prefer to use once a day.

This exfoliant is great–it does the job of getting the grime off of my skin but its too harshly abrasive. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean.

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Gentle Cleansing Lotion

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A gentle cleanser containing a blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals to assist in the removal of make-up and impurities whilst helping to maintain the delicate moisture balance of the skin. Application with water stimulates the active ingredients from plant extracts and fruit oils.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Anthemis Noblis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Squalane (Vegetable), Guaiazulene, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Arginine, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Rose Quartz Essence, Clear Quartz Essence, Quartz (Chalcedone) Essence, Sapphire Essence, Amethyst Essence, Turquoise Essence, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

From my experience, cleansing lotions do a great job of providing a very gentle clean. They borderline are meant to give skin a hydrating boost, versus cleaning skin thoroughly.

That said, this cleansing lotion is great when my skin is just mildly dirty and needs a brief wash, maybe when I don’t have post-workout sweat all over my facial skin.

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Cleansing Oil

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“An oil-based cleanser containing a blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals, for skin that tends towards dehydration. The blend of sesame, avocado and spelt oils help in the removal of make-up and impurities for a gentle yet effective cleanse, whilst helping to maintain the delicate moisture balance of the skin. Can also be used for removing eye make-up.

Ingredients:

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Squalane (Vegetable), Anaiba Osaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Tocopherol, Limonene* Linalool*, Geraniol*, Benzyl Benzoate*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I use a product like this as an “oil mask” when my skin gets dry and needs a restoration of moisture. I apply it for about 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.

Like AEOS suggests, it is also wonderful as a makeup remover. It works best for me if applied to the area with makeup and then wiped off with cotton ball or square.

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Dew Facial Wash

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A gentle and mild cleansing wash containing a blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals that helps to relax the skin for easier absorption of the plant extracts, whilst conditioning and hydrating oils from neroli, lemon and honey gently refresh your complexion.

Ingredients:

Aqua, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Mel (Honey), Sorbitan Laurate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Gluconolactone, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Cymbopogon Schoenthanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia Amara (Neroli) Oil, Gardenia Florida Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Opal Essence, Amethyst Essence, Charoite Essence, Turquoise Essence, Emerald Essence, Quartz Essence, Chrysoprase Essence, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I’ve never tried a facial wash spray before–its a great change of pace from the typical cleanser! This concoction does the job–my skin is clarified and clear after I wash it off.

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Realive Serum

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A luxurious and intensive serum containing a blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals that provide a multi-layered delivery of both hydration and moisture.

Ingredients:

Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Gluconolactone, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Laurate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Glyceryl Cocoate, Arginine, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Sodium Chloride, Gardenia Florida Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Opal Essence, Amethyst Essence, Charoite Essence, Turquoise Essence, Emerald Essence, Quartz Essence, Chrysoprase Essence, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

A light, pure, liquify serum that is perfect for use in the morning or evening. It isn’t super heavy on skin like some serums can be. The consistency helps it apply evenly to skin. I use it all over my face and neck–I’ll mix this product into my routine to replace my moisturizer and facial conditioner.

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Refreshing Hydrating Mist

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A refreshing facial mist containing a blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and the energies of gems and crystals offering a delicate and unique level of hydration, made from a carefully selected blend of fruit and flower hydrosols to refresh and balance the complexion. Spray a few times and enjoy its refreshing fragrance at the same time.

Ingredients:

Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Gluconolactone, Sorbitan Laurate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Extract, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil, Arginine, Gardenia Florida Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Opal Essence, Amethyst Essence, Charoite Essence, Turquoise Essence, Emerald Essence, Quartz Essence, Chrysoprase Essence, Linalool*, Citral*.
*From Natural Essential Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I’ve developed a recent affinity for facial mists and plant waters. They provide my skin with a mid-day mist that enables me to have fresh skin between morning and evening washes.

It smells fresh and herbaceous and helps balance my skin’s oiliness.

Love the great ingredients and the spray feature, which makes it quick and easy to spritz onto my face.

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Biodynamic Nail & Cuticle Oil

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“This rich and protective formula has been developed to replenish the nail and soften the cuticles. Developed using biodynamic Poppy, Sunflower and Spelt Oil all grown with love and intention on Shire Farm, Aura-Soma’s Demeter-certified biodynamic farm, and extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction to maintain the full properties of the oils. Spelt oil is rich in natural Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and boasts excellent antioxidant, moisturising and regenerative properties. The formulation is 100% natural. The oil is enhanced with the addition of Rose Quartz and Clear Quartz crystal gem essences.

Regular use of the oil will help to condition and protect your nails and keep them looking beautiful and healthy. Particularly helpful for nails and cuticles that are dry, cracked and damaged.

Contains a blend of organic and biodynamic plant extracts to help promote beautiful and healthy nails.

Ingredients:

Sweet Almond Oil, Poppy Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Spelt Oil, Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Intensely hydrating and rich, this cuticle oil is great for application right before bed, where it can be absorbed thoroughly into skin while you sleep. You’ll wake up with fresh fingers and no-more dry cuticles.

Love the easy application feature on the end of this brush. It makes it great to put in your purse for on-the-go touch ups.

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Illuminator

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“A sheer, complexion enhancer that instantly adds radiance to the face creating a healthy glowing look and luminosity.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax,

Tocopherol, Lauroyl Lysine, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Silicon Dioxide, Iron Oxide (CI 77491, 77493, 77499), Mica.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Ever since diving into the world of organic makeup and exploration all available brands and options, I look forward to the days when I wear makeup. One thing I’ve learned more about is contouring your face using makeup to bring out key features. To do this, an illuminator is the perfect little helper to accent with.

I apply this illuminator under my eye brows, on the top bridge of my upper lip, on the nose ward part of my eye socket, and on the bridge of my nose. Once applied, I blend it together with the foundation/powder on my face and it makes my face look more dynamic, versus looking flat from having a solid layer of color on my face. Applying this illuminator brings out the parts of my face that the light would naturally hit.

The ingredients are clean and recognizable, making it appeal to me very much. Love this new addition to my makeup bag.

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Organic Creme to Powder Blush – Rose

AEOS Skin Care’s Description:

“Enhances the cheek’s natural healthy glow by effortlessly blending into the skin leaving a velvety luminosity.

Ingredients:

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetearyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Germ Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci77491, 77492, 77499).”

My Description & Thoughts:

Like I mentioned above, contouring the face using makeup is something that I’ve recently been intrigued by. When applied in a subtle manner in the right spot, blush can help bring out the cheekbones and make them look more defined. A great way to find the natural shape of your cheekbones is to suck your cheeks in and notice the indention that forms on each side of your face–this will make your cheekbones more pronounced and easy to add blush to.

This blush is free of a ton of chemicals that are common to cosmetics. The list of ingredients is very clean and is not harsh on skin. Great product!

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.