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. Shield Face Serum protects your skin’s environment from stressors that could upset its balance, promoting an ideal habitat for a thriving microbiome and a serene complexion.
How To Use
WHAT TO EXPECT
Combine your serum and moisturizer into one simple step with this multi-correctional formula. Our red serum embodies the color of microalgae-derived astaxanthin and wild-harvested rosehip, leaving your skin with a reddish glow that absorbs and fades once massaged into the skin for a translucent, mattified finish. Ideally apply after using an essence spray, but in lieu of this, simply apply after cleansing when the skin is still damp.
Allow 2 weeks of use for skin to neutralize any impurities and adapt to our 100% active formulas.
lightweight oil, mattifying
botanical + sultry
NO FILLERS, NO PRESERVATIVES, NO TOXINS
Shield Face Serum unites 8 plant extracts that are worth their reverential weight in gold. Stronger together than they are apart, a myriad of vitamin-rich nutritives lavish your skin with fortifying omega 3 + 6 fatty acids, rejuvenating phytosterols, and soothing tocopherols for a harmonious symphony of actives. Nature’s intricate design is further uplifted by our Master Herbalist’s 40 years of expertise, trusted organic farming partners, and supremely gentle CO2 volcanic extraction process. Even the most sensitive nutrients and aromas are retained, delivering a waterless, solvent-free serum with unrivaled efficacy.
Astaxanthin is one of the most effective carotenoids in the natural world, superseding the bioactivity of vitamin C, E, CoQ10, and green tea catechins while delivering harmonious results. This natural guardian shields skin exposed to blue light radiation and empowers skin cells with inside out free radical defense for skin that appears smoother, brighter, and hydrated. Sourced from the Arava desert using zero-waste solar technology, astaxanthin is produced in microalgae when their environment is exposed to stress. In the face of damaging UV radiation, the algae transform from green to red, and at this very moment, we extract astaxanthin and encapsulate the full spectrum of nature’s protection.
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.
With a delightfully delicate aroma, our coconut oil not only rounds out the decadent scent of our serum but balances our formula with a supply of medium chain triglycerides. These fatty acids are shorter than most other fats and are just as necessary for hydrated, healthy skin.
One of nature’s strongest soothers, Calendula marigolds boost our protective formula with 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 is left feeling firmer, smoother, and hydrated.
Red raspberry seed provides a symphony of phytonutrients and polyphenolic compounds that speak to damaged cells for a restored complexion. Not only helping restore the appearance of aging skin, raspberry seed can also help fortify skin’s natural defense against such challenges. Raspberry is nature’s answer to soothing the appearance of wrinkles and dehydration for skin that feels smooth and balanced.
Our wild-grown rosehip fruits and seeds are born in the isolated mountains of Chile and harbor the richest nutrient content of any berry in the world. Hand-picked by indigenous people, our process supports both a guaranteed salary for the local workers while ensuring optimal levels of barrier-fortifying linoleic and alpha linolenic acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, and soothing vitamin E. Skin is noticeably softer, smoother, and bouncier after just one use of this dry oil, while long-term use can restore the look of wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and improve skin’s natural ability to retain moisture.
A hardy plant that is tolerant of air pollution, drought, and frost, sea buckthorn transfers its evolutionary wisdom directly to the skin and its microbiome. Our sea buckthorn fruit is bursting with fatty acids that were born to envelop skin. Relish in the rare and valuable palmitoleic acid, a natural component of the skin’s lipid barrier that is vital to a healthy complexion. This unique composition of fatty acids seeps to the deepest layers of the skin, enhancing transportation of barrier-fortifying nutrients.
The aromatherapy of vanilla planifolia radiates and revitalizes the mind with mists of happiness and relaxation. Our unique choice of this potent orchid hails from Uganda, where it supports the local community, pays fair wages, and delivers a high concentration of blemish-fighting vanillin. Just as the vanilla vines twist around a tree, let this soothing spice envelop your spirit while antioxidants replenish skin texture and tone
FULL INGREDIENT LIST
Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract*, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*, Haematococcus Pluvialis (Astaxanthin) Extract*
Certifications aren’t required for skincare, but we believe they empower informed decisions and ultimately your health. Shield is currently USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO, Certified Vegan, certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, and certified non-toxic by EWG Verified™.
CLINICALLY STUDIED INGREDIENTS
The power of our ingredients goes beyond ‘natural’, ‘clean’, and even ‘organic’. We thoroughly reviewed a multitude of third-party clinical studies on all our ingredients that support their abilities to soothe even the most reactive skin types and deliver unrivaled results that challenge natural and synthetic formulations.
ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT + IMPACT
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.
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: $1,100/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $200/kilo
FOR THE BIOME: $414/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $51.37/kilo
FOR THE BIOME: $7,811/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $672.95/kilo
I really like this face serum. I’m very acne prone and some face oils I’ve used in the past break me out, but this formula does not. It also leaves my face the least greasy/shiny out of any oil-based face product I’ve used. (I would not say it leaves me 100% matte, there is the tiniest bit of shine left, but it is far less than any other oil and probably would fall more into the ‘dewy’ category than ‘greasy.’) I love the ingredient list – prior to this I was focusing on single ingredient oils but they felt a little lacking and I kept wanting to try various other options, it was hard to settle on which was the “best” oil. I was attracted to try this because it combined a few of the various oils I had been most wanting to use yet at the same time kept a fairly short and simple ingredient list. So many of the “high end” combination face oils on the market have really long ingredient lists and I find that only dilutes the ingredients I’m most interested in while also increasing the chances that one of the ingredients will irritate my skin. This is the most expensive skincare product I currently own and after getting it I purchased another cheaper face oil to use along with it, hoping to stretch my bottle of this serum further to save money. I had liked the look of the cheaper oil’s ingredient list also but I was shocked at the experience contrast when I used it. It left my face very greasy feeling and had an unpleasant smell; it was a significant downgrade. I look forward to using this serum every morning while I have little desire to use the other oil. Over the years I have made the occasional splurge to try more expensive face products and frequently I’m left feeling underwhelmed and like the price didn’t match the results and I inevitably do not repurchase. So far, I’ve tried this serum and the awaken eye serum and both products leave me wanting to continue using them, the higher expense does match an elevated quality.
Love this serum
I love this serum. It hydrates and soothes my skin without feeling greasy and leaves my skin glowing and youthful. The aroma is natural and calming. A little goes a long way so this little bottle lasts a long time.
For The Biome
Thank you for the kind words, Lisa! We're so glad that you're enjoying our Shield Face Serum!
This face serum helps my dry skin in both summer & Winter.
For The Biome
Thank you for taking the time to share you experience, Jo! We appreciate the kind words!
Shield Face Serum
I have found this product to be hydrating as well as calming.
For The Biome
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, Laura! We are so glad you are enjoying and feeling the benefits of our Shield Face Serum!
Love it. Just very expensive.
This feels and smells amazing. Also makes my skin glow. It’s definitely a lot more expensive than similar products with comparable ingredients. I do love it though.
For The Biome
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Angela! I'm so glad that you are enjoying our Shield Face Serum! While they aren't the cheapest option on the market, our 100% active and whole-ingredient formulas are one of a kind!
May be a forever product!
My skin has been through the ringer these last 2 years. And so far, this one product seems to be bringing my skin back to a more stable and less wrinkled state. I have KP on my face and this hasn’t gone away completely, but I’ve only been using this product for a short time and I remain hopeful that it will continue to repair my biome further to where this is less of an issue.
For The Biome
Hi Shiloh, Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us how the Shield Serum is working for you. We would love to hear more as you continue your journey with our products!