Spring 2021

Our Philosophy

We believe the products we use on the outside of our bodies are as important to our well-being as the ones we choose to nourish the inside.

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Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic principles and informed by cutting-edge research, SHIMMERCHEF ESSENTIALS protects and fuels your skin barrier with our fresh, nutrient dense products. 

Skin Barrier Health

 

Our skin is our body’s first line of defense, and we need to arm it with powerful, bioavailable nutrients. As our largest organ, it’s critical we nourish and fortify our skin barrier so it can do best what nature intended it to do: serve as protection between your body and the outside world. How do you know if your skin barrier is performing at it’s highest potential? By the way it looks and feels. The healthiest skin feels supple and has a natural shimmer.

Microbiome

 

Millions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi make up our skin flora. Research has found that good skin bacteria has the power to boost our energy, mood, immune system, and to improve the health and appearance of our skin. A balanced and healthy skin microbiome acts as a barrier against environmental pollution, dirt, sweat, and UV damage.


Benefits of a balanced, thriving skin microbiome include:


1.  Support of skin barrier function
2.  Defense against infection
3. Production of essential fatty acids, vitamins, nutrients, and molecules that support skin health
4.  Reduction in inflammation
5.  Regulation of immune response
6.  Healthy cell exfoliation and regeneration
7.  Reduction in appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation
8.   Hydration resulting in soft, supple skin

Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic principles and informed by cutting-edge research, 

SHIMMERCHEF ESSENTIALS

protects and fuels your skin barrier with our fresh, nutrient dense products. 

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The  S H I M M E R  C H E F   product line is greatly influenced by Chef Jennifer Sanford’s training in Health Supportive Culinary Arts at The Natural Gourmet Institute. Chefs are expected to adhere to their founding principles: the highest standards for healthy ingredients are essential to individual wellness, and environmental harmony.

highest quality ingredients

ALL INGREDIENT NAMES ARE RECOGNIZABLE 

We believe we should understand the names of each ingredient listed in the products we use on our skin, scalp and hair. If you can’t understand what it means, then you probably shouldn’t eat it or put it on your body.

PRESERVATIVE FREE 

The ongoing debate on preservative safety is continually in flux. What was considered safe a few years ago is found to be unsafe today. Why take the risk? The healthiest foods are preservative-free. The same thing should be said for our skincare products.

ORGANIC 

Organic foods are free of the most toxic, synthetically manufactured pesticides, climate-destabilizing fertilizers, growth stimulants, or antibiotics. We select organic ingredients for these health and safety reasons, which translates to a healthier body.

PLANT BASED 

We are committed to using only plant based ingredients for their critical role in environmental sustainability.

WHOLE FOOD 

Our whole food produce, grains, and oils are selected for their superfood nutritional value. Whole foods contain fiber, a complex carbohydrate that serves as a prebiotic, and other essential nutrients that nourish cells.

NON GMO CERTIFIED 

Genetically engineered ingredients are now found in 75% of all non-organic U.S. processed foods, even in many products advertised as "natural." These ingredients have many negative side effects, including antibiotic resistance. Studies show that Non GMO foods contain more vitamins, antioxidants, and important trace minerals.

CHEMICAL FREE

Fresh, organic foods don’t need chemicals, preservatives, or waxes. We are dedicated to ensuring our ingredients are chemical free, providing their nature-intended nutritional value.

SYNTHETIC FREE

We believe the best nutrients are grown on farms using synthetic free pesticides. Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms, and can harm humans. 

INFORMED BY SCIENCE

At  S H I M M E R  C H E F  we investigate cutting-edge research that supports the importance of skin barrier and scalp health. A growing catalog of findings validate pre and probiotic nutrients for our skin and scalp microbiome health, the use of stabilized vitamin c to promote collagen health, and fermentation to enhance nutritional accessibility. 

 

A healthy microbiome can protect against skin infection by preventing the overgrowth of pathogenic organisms. It can also help keep inflammation in check, promote wound healing, and act as a barrier to some allergens and environmental toxins.

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Our Products

Each fresh, handmade set of SHIMMER CHEF plasters and creams is alive with the highest quality whole food, organic ingredients, formulated with our Vitamin C Infusion to maximize nutritional accessibility. Created for all skin types, and all genders.

**All items in the SHIMMER CHEproduct line are alive with nutrients and must be refrigerated.  Use your Shimmer Essentials Set within one week.**

Each fresh, handmade set of SHIMMER 

CHEF plasters and creams is alive with the highest quality whole food, organic ingredients, formulated with our Vitamin C Infusion to maximize nutritional accessibility. Created for all skin types, and all genders.

**All items in the SHIMMER CHEproduct line are alive with nutrients and must be refrigerated.  Use your Shimmer Essentials Set within one week.**

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