Shield Face Serum

16 reviews

3% of every purchase supports food and shelter for those in need

Revel in this symphony of protection as nature's strongest volcanic CO2 extracted actives help defend skin from environmental stress and blue light radiation for a clearer, smoother complexion. A red glow upon application signals activation and quickly absorbs for a translucent, mattified shield.

Best for: multi-layer protection
All skin types and tones | pH 3-4
.5oz (20ml)

3% of every purchase supports food and shelter for those in need

Revel in this symphony of protection as nature's strongest volcanic CO2 extracted actives help defend skin from environmental stress and blue light radiation for a clearer, smoother complexion. A red glow upon application signals activation and quickly absorbs for a translucent, mattified shield.

Best for: multi-layer protection
All skin types and tones | pH 3-4
.5oz (20ml)
The Benefits


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.


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

Our Ingredients



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.   



Sri Lanka

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.


Raspberry Seed


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.


Sea Buckthorn


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.


Vanilla Plana.


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


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*

*certified organic

True Transparency


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™. 


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.


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.


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.


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United States United States

I love this face serum. It’s light and nourishing and only a small amount is needed to feel the benefits. This is the best skin care product I’ve found.

Denise W.
United States United States
Perfect for my dry winter skin

This serum has such a grounding scent to it and I love it for winter time. After application my skin is so silky smooth and feels perfectly moisturized, like my skin was able to really absorb the serum. In addition it really does feel like a shield ! Living in the city of Los Angeles there are many pollutants that my skin needs support with and I truly love this product for the job :)

Jane V.
United States United States

I love ❤️ the Shield Face Serum! I put it on after my shower and didn’t say anything to my partner. She said your face is glowing- did you put on make up?I said no this is just the Shield Serum. That made my day ! Thank you for this wonderful serum.

Melinda H.
United States United States
Too early to tell....but

Hi! I just started using the Face Shield Serum and Awaken Eye Serum this week, so only 4 days in. So far so good on the Shield Serum, I am loving its coverage and feel, maybe ill check in again with you in a few weeks. I really love a good eye serum, and love the ingredients in this. I find the roller not dispensing much, and although I realize I do not need much, I am wondering if I have a faulty roller? I have to really push down hard on my index finger to have any dispense, which I then can smooth on my under eyes, but not feeling I am getting much on there.

Sophie B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I love it!

This serum smells delicious! I don't know what it is but all of the products really appeal to my love of natural, sweet and earthy smells. My skin feels like silk after this. I loved it so much in the discovery kit that i went on ahead and bought the full size.

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