Aypa, meaning earth in indigenous Quechuan language, stands for the respect and the values the Andean Incan culture hold towards Nature.
For the Andean people, the earth is considered their Mother: sacred and their source of life. She presides over planting and harvesting, nurturing and teaching them how to grow. In return, they honour by caring and protecting her.
In harmony with the earth the Incas created an organic and ecological farming system by respecting seasonality and by holding sacred harvesting ceremonies in cadence with Nature’s rhythms. As a result and thanks to this respect for Nature since ancient Incan times, the land in Peru has been blessed with one of the richest biodiversity on the planet. Several climatic zones in the region have harboured the organic growth of emblematic plants and exotic botanical species going from the Pacific coast through the Andes mountains, and reaching the lush Amazon rainforest.
At Aypa, we are proud to be part of the heritage of this land and we want to share its richness and the wisdom of their ancestors by developing natural cosmetics formulated with native precious ingredients organically harvested in this earth whilst maintaining the utmost respect for the environment.