aos is a modern-day skincare apothecary, Wellness Spa and lab in Bend, Oregon.
We blend traditional herbal wisdom with proven plant-based science to reveal your skin’s natural radiance and vitality. By supporting small, organic farms and Fair Trade cooperatives and working towards zero-waste production, we create beauty from the ground up. Every ingredient in our luxuriously effective, small-batch formulations is sustainably grown and harvested to support our “full-circle beauty” philosophy.
We are located in the heart of beautiful downtown Bend, Oregon. You can shop our only retail store, consult with a licensed esthetician and view your products being made fresh in our on-site lab.
Take time for yourself in our Wellness Spa, a tranquil haven, just upstairs from our store.
Founder + Formulator + CEO
WHO IS aos?
aos (a.k.a. Angelina Organic Skincare) is the brain-meets-beauty child of Angelina Swanson and her desire to create a healing relationship between plants and people. She calls it “full circle beauty.” By consciously sourcing the most bio-available organic, wild-crafted, fair-trade ingredients in her luxurious formulas, Angelina promotes beauty in the people who use her products, and in the places where the ingredients are harvested. She believes potency is directly related to where and how a plant is grown and processed, which is why she favors smaller farms that use bio-dynamic and organic methods.
A true science nerd at heart, Angelina formulates her skincare line with equal parts efficacy and play—why shouldn’t feeling and looking beautiful be fun, too? Every product she makes, looks, smells and feels delicious on the skin, all while doing triple duty behind the scenes to nourish, repair and rejuvenate.
- Angelina's Story
As a budding botanist, Angelina led river rafting and rock climbing expeditions in Arizona. The constant exposure to the harsh elements put her sensitive skin to the test and left her hands and feet painfully dry and cracked. This experience inspired her first plant-based product, Skin Doctor, which now two decades later, is still hailed as the ultimate healing salve by doctors and devoted fans around the world. Every AOS product has its own origin story, beginning with a client and their desire to improve their skin. Never one to chase ingredient fads, Angelina stays focused on real results, stoking her fierce devotion to discovering complementary blends of potent plant actives that increase our skin’s—and our planet’s—vitality.
Our products deliver real healing and anti-aging results. We make them with the most potent, sustainably harvested ingredients available in the form that is most easily absorbed by the skin. We bridge the gap between handcrafted, natural skincare lines and scientifically formulated ones to give our customers the best of both worlds.
ORGANIC + WILDHARVESTED + FAIR TRADE
We use only the most potent and proven organic and wild-crafted ingredients and ensure the people we source them from are paid a fair, living wage.
We make all of our products by hand in small batches in our GMP-certified lab in Bend, OR. This means everything we sell is fresh and requires no harsh chemical preservatives.
We create strong, personal relationships with our customers, wholesalers and the communities, farms and companies from which we source our ingredients.
We strive to create more beauty in everything we touch, from our products to the communities that grow our ingredients. Gorgeous colors, textures and scents compliment the product’s healing properties.
THE KIND APPROACH
Our guiding principle is ahimsa - the yogic practice of non-violence and kindness. We are dedicated to your health and vitality. In the spirit of love toward all, every product, ingredient, and process is thoughtfully created and chosen to help your body, our communities, and our planet grow and thrive. Our commitment to ahimsa leads to inspiring organizations. We adhere to the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics' Leaping Bunny internationally recognized cruelty-free certification. We support Saving Grace, Central Oregon's only comprehensive domestic violence agency. Our devotion to creating a sustainable world has local roots as well in our ongoing support of the Deschutes Land Trust, right here in our backyard.