Plant-Based Ingredients that Naturally Exfoliate Your Skin Barrier

How a Healthy Gut-Skin-Brain Relationship Can Boost Your Mood

Do you ever notice that you're feeling "off" but have no idea why? This mood shift might be linked to your gut microbiome, AKA the "second brain." The gut microbiome is responsible for communication between your nervous and immune system, directly affecting your mood day to day. 

But how does one improve gut health and boost mood? Prioritizing exercise, getting enough sleep, and eating a diet rich in rainow vegetables and fermented foods are core solutions. F
ostering a healthy gut-skin-brain relationship is key to enhancing both physical well-being and mood. Embracing this holistic approach becomes a powerful strategy for promoting overall health and cultivating a positive mental state.
S H I M M E R  C H E F's philosophy is built on the foundation that 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. We formulate all products with microbiome-strengthening ingredients to help boost our energy, mood, and immune system while improving the health and appearance of our skin barrier.




Bergamot Beurre Evening Face & Body Balm
Saturated with powerful, regenerative ingredients and concentrated lime peel Vitamin C Serum, this evening balm hydrates, protects, and restores your skin while you rest. Its stress relieving and healing effects soothe your mood at the day’s end.
S H I M M E R  E S S E N T I A L S
Our original 6 formulas, handcrafted to nourish your skin, scalp & hair microbiome and lock in nutrients.

Steevi's Spotlight

Plant-Based Ingredients that Naturally Exfoliate Your Skin Barrier

Plant-based ingredients offer a gentle and effective way to exfoliate the skin barrier, promoting a healthier complexion without resorting to harsh chemicals. One such ingredient is papaya extract, which contains enzymes like papain that help break down dead skin cells and unclog pores. This natural exfoliant not only removes impurities but also provides a boost of vitamins and antioxidants that nourish the skin. The result is a brighter, more even-toned skin without the irritation often associated with synthetic exfoliants.

Another superhero plant-based ingredient that gently exfoliates the skin is yellow cornmeal. Cornmeal fortifies your skin's barrier function at the surface, stripping your skin of dead cells and debris. Cornmeal’s ferulic acid content also defends against environmental stressors and amplifies the effects of other antioxidants applied to the skin.

Incorporating these plant-based exfoliants into your skincare routine can be a refreshing and holistic approach to maintaining a vibrant and healthy skin barrier. These natural ingredients not only provide effective exfoliation but also offer a range of beneficial nutrients that contribute to overall skin wellness!

S H I M M E R  C H E F utilizes the power of plant-based ingredients for their natural exfoliating, healing and rejuvenating properties. By removing impurities and creating a clean healthy foundation through gentle exfoliation, our products BREATHE life back into your skin barrier!

Written by Steevi McNeely, CNP & Health-Supportive Chef


S H I M M E R I N G  S A T I S F A C T I O N

"S H I M M E R COMPLETE is a skin, scalp and hair saver! It's so reassuring to know these are safe, non-toxic ingredients that are good for me and make me feel great."
- Tori


Cold Plunge with Plasters!