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
1. Following daytime Restore or nighttime Adapt Essence Spray, apply 2-4 drops of serum to fingertips.
2.Gently massage onto damp skin. Now you’re glowing.
3. Take a moment, revel in nature’s protection, and allow serum to absorb, seal in moisture barrier, and fortify your shield.
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
Deep hydration that absorbs quickly and makes my skin radiant
Have loved using this face serum. At first I was concerned it would be too oily and that it would wipe off into my clothing or pillow or prevent me from putting on makeup, especially after seeing that it’s a pretty bright orange color. But I was very pleasantly surprised! It’s the most hydrating oil that truly feels like it’s doing something that goes deeper than the surface of my skin. It absorbs quickly and makes me feel and look like I’m glowing in a hydrated and natural way. I still can put my makeup over it without it being smeared or coming off although I’ll admit that I’ve more than once walked out my door forgetting makeup because my face feels so good.
I use the serum once a day after my workout in concert with Adapt Essence Spray and the Soothe Powder Cleanser. I can't understate how amazing I look when i leave the gym. (See title of this review ;) After 3 weeks' use, not only does my skin look and feel spectacular, but other people notice BIG TIME. I like my face to be quite wet when applying so I can easily distribute this precious substance. This is a rare product and an outstanding line of skincare ... never experienced anything like it.
My favorite For The Biome Magic Products !
I have been amazed with this beautiful oil. It's unlike anything I have ever used and I can almost guarantee you will feel the same way ! My face is glowing and people comment on my skin after using this with the Awaken Eye Serum. I do have aging skin and after even one day of using the Shield Face Serum my face has a fuller and younger look to. Another For The Biome magical product. Thank you !
Magic in a bottle
I love everything about this serum, from the invigorating smell to the silky texture to the radiant, youthful glow it leaves on my skin. Unlike other serums at this price point, the active ingredients in For the Biome's Shield Face Serum are like no other. As magical as it may feel on the skin, there's a real cutting-edge science to this product. Not only do I take comfort in knowing that the surface of my skin is protected by volcanic extract and astaxanthin, but the healing and repairing effects of the rosehip oil were evident from the very first time I used it. My keratinocytes are so grateful for the Shield Face Serum—and yours will be, too!
Super moisturizing, but not oily - the perfect combination!
I don't know how they did it -- a serum that leaves my skin feeling super hydrated but not oily in the slightest. I have combination skin and I feel like this was perfectly concocted for me! I've tried them all, from Vintner's Daughter to Herbivore, and this is hands-down my favorite.