BEAUTY IS CONNECTION
Sentient Skincare™ profoundly respects the full expanse of the skin and its microbiome because the health of this relationship has been clinically studied to help soothe stress. Empower Powder 2-in-1 hydrates the skin, uplifts its intrinsic restorative abilities, and provides prebiotic and postbiotic nourishment for skin that you can celebrate.
How To Use
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USE AS A MASK OR CLEANSER
1. Dampen face and cleansing cloth. With gentle circular motions, remove any face or eye makeup.
2. Place a spoonful (¼ tsp) of powder with equal parts warm water in bowl.
3. Using fingertips, massage evenly over damp skin with gentle circular motions for 15-30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. To use as a mask, let sit until dry or for up to 10 minutes. Remoisten mask, massage, and rinse well. Indulge 2-3 times a week or more.
If desired, follow with Restore Essence Spray for complete daytime protection.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tap into your inner-Cleopatra with this sultry experience. Use a thin layer of product so skin is left with a slightly translucent mask or continue to gently massage if using as a cleanser. Damp skin will help the product spread beautifully as an exfoliating cleanser or mask.
Allow 2 weeks of use for skin to neutralize any impurities and adapt to our 100% active formulas.
powder, lightweight paste
warm + spicy
NO FILLERS, NO PRESERVATIVES, NO TOXINS
Empower Powder 2-in-1 was the catalyst for the Sentient Skincare™ line and the first formula created by our Master Herbalist, Paul Schulick. A testament to Paul’s expertise with fermented herbs, this aromatic formula strategically unites 10 botanicals, 6 probiotic strains, and reishi mushroom for a potent prebiotic and hydrating experience. Artisanal Fermentation™ further elevates this exquisite formula by acting as a transformative matrix that stabilizes and activates existing actives while summoning a myriad of new nutrients including skin-strengthening postbiotic actives like lactic and hyaluronic acid.
Our trusted partner uplifts the sentience of our aloe vera with a patented extraction process that boosts water-retaining polysaccharides to 3x that of traditional aloe gel. By understanding the specific polysaccharides responsible for youthful skin, our aloe is one of few that has been clinically studied and been shown to improve the appearance of skin roughness and elasticity while significantly increasing hydration of the skin by 100% within one hour of application.
Carefully harvested by hand, amla is revered in Ayurveda for its rejuvenating powers. Amla harbors the highest vitamin C content of any other plant in the natural world—just one small berry contains 8x the vitamin C of a medium orange. Even more miraculously, the full wisdom of the entire amla plant harmonizes vitamin C with restorative tannins that are reputed to support rejuvenation for improved appearance of tone, elasticity, and texture. Studies suggest amla may even increase the skin’s natural ability to produce hydrating hyaluronic acid for skin that remains radiant throughout the aging process.
Ashwagandha has risen to fame for its stress-soothing properties, and recently has gained recognition for the multitude of skin benefits enveloped in its roots. Harvested from sub-tropical India, ashwagandha contains withanine, a powerful phytonutrient that speaks volumes to hyperpigmented skin. While most hyperpigmentation products can create ‘skin whitening’ effects or hypopigmentation, ashwagandha helps disrupt the crosstalk between pathways that lead to hyperpigmentation for a radiant, even-toned complexion.
A revered probiotic strain, B. longum helps regulate the appearance of reactive skin, leaving your complexion serene in the face of environmental stress, climate shifts, and hormonal fluctuations. By strengthening the skin’s barrier function, B. longum helps retain moisture for hydrated, healthy skin that stays calm when challenged with potential irritants and the aging process.
Sourced from an organic French farm, our German chamomile extract is rich in comforting bisabolols and soothing chamazulene. The answer to dry, flakey, and irritated skin, our unrivaled bisabolol content helps stimulate a restored complexion while amplifying nutrient penetration to the skin’s deepest layers. Collagen production is uplifted for skin that feels firmer while tranquility envelops cells exposed to environmental stress. Chamazulene offers its mystical calming gift to help ease discomfort and reinstate balance for improved appearance of irritations.
A time-tested spice, cinnamon has been harvested for its precious inner bark for centuries. Ceylon cinnamon, or ‘true cinnamon’, is especially high in eugenol, an effective phytonutrient which lavishes skin with microbiome-friendly properties for a clear complexion and balanced microbiome in the face of potential irritants.
Aromatic clove offers refuge for troubled, acneic skin while uplifting the spirit for clearer-looking skin. Harboring higher polyphenol content than most fruits, seeds, and vegetables, clove’s unique phenolic profile acts as a significant skin-soother while helping balance microbial diversity for a clear complexion. Gallic acid helps improve the appearance of skin’s elasticity and tone while ferulic acid stabilizes vitamins C and E for harmonious protection in the face of environmental stress.
Speaking with both your microbiome and skin, L. casei enlivens barrier function with improved moisture retention for skin that appears smoother and firmer. Once fermented, L. casei’s lysate is capable of producing lactic acid which acts as an effective microbial balancer for a thriving skin-microbiome connection.
Wielding balance as its super power, L. plantarum can help support a properly diverse microbiome and protect from potentially harmful overloads of certain microbial strains. This balancing trick plays an important role in helping uplift the skin’s intuitive abilities and empowering barrier function.
When fermented, L. reuteri uplifts efficacy while releasing potent peptides that rapidly stimulate cell renewal. While fortifying the skin’s barrier, L. reuteri helps recalibrate the skin’s microbiome and helps maintain balance.
rhamnosus harmoniously works to boost the quantity of healthy cells in places that the skin needs it most. By helping uplift the skin’s protective and regenerative mechanisms, renewal is accelerated to reveal a fortified barrier and brilliant complexion.
One of nature’s strongest soothers, Calendula marigolds round out our protective formulas with both restorative and protective properties. The therapeutic nature of marigold delivers highly concentrated faradiol esters capable of helping accelerate renewal and soothe irritated skin for a comforted complexion. Skin is left fortified in the face of free radicals and skin is left feeling firmer, smoother, and hydrated.
Reishi, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, is derived from the Greek words ‘ganos’ meaning brightness and ‘derma’ meaning skin. Also known as the ‘mushroom of immortality’, reishi possesses a unique profile of ganoderic acid and beta glucans that help soothe itchy, dry skin, quell irritated cells, tone hyperpigmentation, smooth fine lines, and boost the skin’s intrinsic detox process.
This probiotic yeast holds the secret to empowered, moisturized skin right in its cell walls. A natural and potent source of skin-strengthening beta glucans, S. cerevisiae bestows our ferments with the ability to activate skin cells responsible for barrier function and collagen production. Skin is left with an invisible film that protects, hydrates, and revitalizes your complexion all day long while supplying your microbiome with balancing nutrients.
There’s a reason Cleopatra is said to have bathed in saffron before meeting potential suiters. Our saffron is carefully cultivated by hand, producing a unique blend of antioxidants and bioactive compounds that are qualified to target hyperpigmentation caused by environmental damage while stimulating precious cells for improved skin texture and tone.
Simple yet wise, the ancient goodness of sprouted oats soothes irritated, itchy skin while gentle fatty acids cleanse away the day’s impurities. With a high beta glucan content and unique skin-saving avenanthramides, sprouted oat offers an effective antioxidant profile known to help give the skin a plump appearance, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and help support the skin’s natural barrier.
In the ancient text of Ayurveda, the Charaka Samhita, turmeric is revered as a soothing respite for stressed skin. While curcumin has risen to great fame as turmeric’s primary constituent, we tap into the wisdom of the entire plant to deliver a harmonious melody of benefits. This golden spice can be a complexion-comforting savior for skin that appears calm and more even-toned.
FULL INGREDIENT LIST
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf*, Avena Sativa (Sprouted Oat) Sprout*, Black Strap Molasses*, Rice Protein*, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower*, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower*, Emblica Officinalis (Amla) Fruit*, Cinnamomum Verum (Cinnamon) Bark*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud*, Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower*, Withania Somnifera (Ashwaghanda) Root*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Rhizome*, Saccharomyces cerevisiae*, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium longum
Certifications aren’t required for skincare, but we believe they drive informed decisions and ultimately your health. Empower is currently USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO, Certified Vegan, certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, certified non-toxic by EWG Verified™, and one of the first formulas to receive an ONLA microbiome-friendly certification.
CLINICALLY STUDIED INGREDIENTS
We have a team dedicated to the sustainable evolution of our packaging, formulate with zero-waste technologies, and our 100% active formulas limit water usage and unnecessary fillers. Our positive ripple reverberates throughout the biome with 3% of every purchase supporting climate justice, sustainable housing, and empowering women.
ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT + IMPACT
We source our ingredients from sustainable organic farms, formulate with zero-waste technologies, and our 100% active formulas limit water usage and unnecessary fillers. Our positive ripple reverberates throughout the biome with 3% of every purchase supporting climate justice, sustainable housing, and empowering women.
A CLOSER LOOK... FOR THE BIOME VS. INDUSTRY STANDARD
When it comes to our formulations, cost is no object. All our ingredients are R.O.S.E.S.—they are reliable, organic, sustainable, ethical, and safe. Beyond the exquisite quality and efficacy of these carefully chosen actives, we were more than willing to pay extra for ethical sourcing practices that support their respective communities. We knew the only way to create truly beautiful products was to ensure they uplift every being they touch, from your skin and its microbiome to the farmer that’s livelihood relies on the harvest.
FOR THE BIOME: $299.56/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $35.92/kilo
FOR THE BIOME: $239/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $17.38/kilo
FOR THE BIOME: $1,700/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $23/kilo
- HI Team
HI Team at For The Biome I have used the mask twice so far and my face is more so soft & glowing. I can already tell a difference on how my face products interact with my skin. I look forward to continued use and to see the everlasting improvements & balance to my skin’s microbiome. I am so thrilled to know that the ingredients are so pure, clean, & scientifically backed & for your business.
For The Biome
Thank you Sandra! We are so happy to hear this. Please keep in touch and let us know about your continued improvements!
I have used this product for 1 year ranging from 1-2x per week to every day use depending on the season and my activities - it is amazing, especially in the winter. My skin is soft and plump after every use. It even stays soft when I've been walking in the snow for 2 hours with my puppy! I have spent thousands of dollars trying to find a product just like this, and I'm really happy this exists. For me, it feels like it totally resets my skin as well as my energy because the process of putting it on smells and feels so good. This is luxurious self-care with real ingredients for a great price. Highly recommend.
Love this product!
I absolutely love the smell, and I’m so glad I finally found a product I can feel good about - good for my health and the environment (I tried a sample of a few different things and loved them all!) I’ll definitely be buying more of this brand in the future!
LOVE / Hate relationship
As a licensed skincare therapist, I LOVE this product for my treatment room!! It will transform any dry or lackluster skin into dewy, plump, and hydrated skin!!! Downside, I HATE the container for home use :( It makes it hard to keep in the shower because you have to screw the top on while you hold it and have powder in your hand. Plus, being such a wide mouth jar makes it easy for water droplets to enter allowing for contamination (potential bacterial growth). Even with some steam from my shower, the product sticks to the side of the jar as I sprinkle it in my hand. I will continue to use it as a mask but sadly I won't be trying the other cleanser unless the container changes.
I love ForTheBiome!
I feel so happy to have finally found a brand that shares the same values as me with quality and ingredients. After trying Empower 2-in-1 in the discovery kit, I’ve splurged on a big order with the recent BOGO deal. This product in particular goes a long way, so I knew it was worth investing in the full size because I believe it will last me a long time! I have been using it once or twice a week, usually as a ritual when I am feeling washed out and my skin is showing it. I instantly feel better after using this product and my skin glows. Its a quick an easy way to feel awake and look fresh, all the while knowing the ingredients are doing you good, and the brand itself is just lovely! Thanks ForTheBiome, I only wish there was no import fee!
Love this product
I have been getting lots of compliments on my skin since I started using these products. Empower Powder has worked wonders for my skin. I use it 3-4 times a week. I make a quick mask in the morning. After a few minutes I hop in the shower and rinse it off. My face feels wonderful afterwards: clear and smooth. I follow up with the Restore Essence Spray, the Awaken Eye Serum and the Shield Face Serum. My skin is singing!!!