- Bold sparkling flecks
- Four shades to choose from
- Four shimmer levels to choose from
- Made in small batches
- May be too flashy for some
- Moisture may be too heavy for the face
If you’re hoping for a little more spangle than just a subtle glow, then you may be looking for Glimmer Goddess Illuminating Whipped Body Butter.
This shimmer gives that luminous glow but also has larger flecks that glint in the light for a slightly glittery effect.
It’s a much more intensely hydrating moisturizer as well. Body butters have lower water to oil ratios, or in this case, no water at all. This makes Glimmer Goddess a good choice for people who tend to need thicker, more moisturizing lotions and don’t want to have to double up with their regular lotion. For deep hydration, this butter combines shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and almond oil.
This is a much more noticeable shimmer and comes in four different shades: gold (featured above), rose gold, bronze, and diamond.
The gold and rose gold are great options for all skin tones. Diamond is the most subtle of the bunch and is more of a shimmery glow rather than sparkly flecks. The bronze shimmer butter has a similar shimmer to the gold, but the whipped butter has a bronzing effect that will give your skin the appearance of a light suntan.
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If you want a subtle shimmer with a moisturizing effect, the Glimmer Goddess Organic Bronze Body Shimmer is the right pick. It is formulated with organic shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. They seal the moisture and offer optimum nourishment with a radiant glow. This lightweight and glowing body butter is enriched with vitamins A, D, and E that protect the skin from oxidative damage. Vitamin F (a group of essential fatty acids) in the product helps protect the skin’s natural oil barrier. It also keeps the skin hydrated, plumper, and younger-looking. It contains flecks of gold particles that offer an iridescent glow. The product offers a medium coverage shimmery effect.
- Offers medium coverage
- Creamy texture
- Moisturizing and hydrating
- Provides an all-day wear
- Absorbs quickly
- Perfect for use after shower
- Protects the skin from oxidative damage
- No harsh chemicals
- Natural hydrating ingredients
- Free from artificial fragrances
- May stain clothes
- May leave streaks
#5 - If you want all of the benefits of a body butter but with a slightly lighter texture, choosing a whipped body butter like this one is perfect. It is made with a variety of oils and butter along with refreshing and pure essential oils like lemon and lavender. The whipped texture of the body is made to absorb into your skin quickly, hydrating your skin but not leaving it feeling heavy or greasy.
GLIMMER GODDESS Organic Whipped Body Butter, with a clean and inviting scent, provides 24-hour hydration with a lightweight, non-greasy formula. Made from 100% natural and organic ingredients, it helps nourish dry skin, reduces stretch marks, and is suitable for all skin types and even babies. This body butter is cruelty-free, non-toxic, and comes with a money-back guarantee.
What We Like
- Lightweight, non-greasy formula
Reduces stretch marks
100% natural and organic ingredients
Cruelty-free and non-toxic
2. Glimmer Goddess Organic Whipped Shimmer Body Butter – Sexy Level 2 Bronze Body Shimmer, 4.0 Oz
The Organic Body Shimmer Whipped Body Butter is a must-have for anyone who wants to achieve a sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of the sun. The scent is a refreshing blend of tangy lemon citrus and sweet lavender flowers, creating a clean and inviting aroma. Unlike other competitors that use fake scents that linger all day, this product provides just the right amount of fragrance that won't follow you around.
If you're looking for a medium amount of shimmer and sparkle, the Sexy version is perfect for you. However, it's important to be careful not to apply too much, or it will transfer. For those who want lots of shimmer, the Bronze Super version is recommended. It's essential to use a small amount at a time, as too much will transfer to your clothes. The healing body butter spreads evenly for total body coverage, leaving you feeling soft, smooth, renewed, and rejuvenated.
The Sexy Illuminating Body Shimmer in Bronze Shimmer will tint your skin in a gorgeous sun goddess way. It's a lightweight whipped butter moisturizer that contains flecks of bronze to give your skin a dazzling, red carpet-ready shimmer glow for an all-day boost of comfort and sparkle. The product is made with organic, natural ingredients such as pure Organic Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Coconut Oil. These ingredients provide maximum moisturizing with vitamins A, D, E, and F while creating a soft, shimmering effect.
The Organic Body Shimmer Whipped Body Butter comes with a money-back guarantee. The manufacturer is confident that you will love it, and if you're not 100% happy, they will issue you a full refund, no questions asked. Overall, this product is an excellent choice for those who want to achieve a beautiful and healthy sun-kissed glow without exposing their skin to the sun's harmful rays.
January 1, 2023 ● By Lisa Sciortino
by Lisa Sciortino
As a child growing up in Philadelphia, Shannon Reagan Henry struggled with severe eczema.
Also known as atopic dermatitis, the condition caused her skin to become dry, itchy and inflamed. She frequently developed bright red rashes on her face and around her ears where the nose pads and arms of her glasses rested.
“It was embarrassing,” she recalls, “always having to wear long sleeves in the summer.”
Desperate to soothe her daughter’s skin, Reagan Henry’s mother, Maureen Reagan, began researching and experimenting with various herbs and other natural items to create home remedies intended to treat eczema.
“She had every herb book” as well as tomes about essential oils, Reagan Henry, now a resident of Frisco, says of her mother’s tireless efforts. “She would melt shea butter and all kinds of different things. … She was always testing and putting stuff on me.”
Her mother’s concoctions worked to alleviate some of her eczema symptoms and also made Reagan Henry a believer in the effectiveness of all-natural products.
Throughout her college years at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she studied food marketing, she frequently made her own skincare products, including body butters, and gifted them to friends.
On a New Path
In 2015 — following a successful career as an executive with companies including Coca-Cola, Sunkist and Mattel — Reagan Henry decided to become an entrepreneur. She founded Glimmer Goddess, an organic skincare line that operates entirely from a specially designed production room inside of the Frisco home she shares with her husband (and product-testing “guinea pig”) Christopher.
“I’ve worked with some really great companies and had positions that were challenging but fun … but I love doing this,” she says.
For the past seven years, she has developed the formulas, sourced the natural ingredients and hand-blended every item in the Glimmer Goddess line, which she says is constantly evolving.
In founding the company, Reagan Henry says, “I tapped into my mom and everything that she had done as a preface for me to get this started.”
The Glimmer Goddess product line includes a variety of hydrating and anti-aging moisturizers and serums as well as skin cleansers and toners, among others.
There are also whipped body butters and salt scrubs, sunscreen, shimmering lotions and self-tanners. Its hair-care products include a caffeine hair-growth shampoo and hair mask.
All of the products are made from natural ingredients (many of them are food-grade quality and nearly all are sourced in the U.S.) and are cruelty free as well as free of chemicals, fragrances and toxins.
The global skin care products market is a nearly $137 billion industry according to the 2022 Skin Care Products Global Market Report.
Reagan Henry says part of what sets Glimmer Goddess’ skincare products apart from others on the market is the quality of its ingredients.
“When you go to a supermarket and you buy” a popular, brand-name skincare product, she says, “it has all kinds of chemicals in it and when you look at the (ingredients list), water is (usually) the first ingredient in there. Most companies just use water as the base and they use lots of chemicals and it comes out this beautifully crafted, creamy product that never degenerates.”
Using all-natural ingredients is, admittedly, not without its challenges. For example, she previously discovered “that my creams would melt because (they’re made of) shea butter and cocoa butter and grapeseed and almond (oils).” To combat the issue, “I swapped out coconut oil for liquid coconut and that makes it more of a thinner cream, more like a lotion than a thicker face cream but perfect for the hotter weather.”
Look Good, Feel Better
Regan Henry says she is “always tweaking” the formulas for Glimmer Goddess’ products. “One thing that keeps me motivated is that people try it and they’re very good at providing feedback so that I can make the products better.” (Upon request, the company will also custom produce small batches of products to accommodate customers’ individual allergies, skincare preferences or needs.)
On occasion, she says, “There are new ingredients that come out. They’ll do a study on, say, the Kakadu plum, which is grown in Australia. That’s a wonder ingredient so … I’ll try a little sample of it and see if it works and if it enhances the product without driving the costs so high, (then) I’ll incorporate it into a new formula or an existing formula.”
She is a big fan of Glimmer Goddess’ Organic Vitamin C Peptide Eye Serum (“It puts a little tingle on your face that is so good”) as well as the Organic Pumpkin & Vitamin E Serum. “You only need a couple of drops and your face feels hydrated the entire day.”
On a recent morning, the dedicated 12-by-12-foot Glimmer Goddess production room at Reagan Henry’s home smelled more like a confectionary shop as she and assistant Sandi Fylling whipped up batches of the Organic Cocoa Mint Face Mask that contains organic cocoa powder, organic agave, ground espresso beans and high-quality essential oil.
Reagan Henry oversees all aspects of the Glimmer Goddess operation, from filling and labeling product bottles and jars to hand-packaging and mailing orders.
She updates and maintains the company’s website, glimmergoddess.com, as well as its presence on other online retail platforms where its products are sold, including Amazon and Etsy. She also answers customers’ phone calls and emails herself.
“I am personally involved in every aspect of this business. I live and breathe it,” she says. “I have a connection with my customers, I’m on a first-name basis with a lot of them … so a lot of my business comes from word of mouth.”
In the end, Reagan Henry says she hopes Glimmer Goddess’ customers “feel better about the way they look” after using its products.
Also, “I hope they realize that (results are not) going to be overnight. … Let’s be honest: It takes 50 years to get these wrinkles. It’s not going to take just one application” to diminish them. “I want the customers to understand that this is a process, it’s longterm and the better you take care of your skin, the better you’re going to look and the better you’re going to feel.”
Lisa Sciortino is managing editor of Frisco STYLE Magazine.
The Glimmer Goddess Organic DHA Free Self-Tanner will give you a healthy golden glow, without using any chemicals!
It is an all-natural, vegan, organic tanning cream that gradually builds up your tan over 24 hours, free from toxins and irritation.
Your skin will love the caring ingredients in the self-tanner, such as hydrating almond milk and almond oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E. These will all nourish your skin as it develops a darker tan,
Natural erythrulose, which is from fermented raspberries, helps to develop a darker tan on your skin, in a much kinder and gentler way. The tan developed with this self-tanner will be dark.
Enjoy the anti-aging properties that the self-tanner brings too, from the organic shea butter, which restores elasticity and moisture, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and boosting collagen production too.
Your skin will not only look tanned and glowing, but it will be nourished and cared for, more youthful-looking, and free from irritation caused by DHA!
September 11, 2022
Glimmer Goddess Shimmer Body Butter is a fantastic way to hydrate your skin and sparkle-and-glow for a night out. This product imbues your skin with a hint of sun with a shimmer that makes you shine like a diamond. I love this body butter – even in the daytime when I just want to hydrate with a hint of shine. It has simple, healthy ingredients such as sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil that won’t irritate your skin, and it takes only a small amount of this thick body butter to make you glow.
June 30, 2022 By Marlaina Donato
On a superficial level, the skin just responds better when it is exposed to fewer toxins. “Our skin is our biggest organ and absorbs up to 60 percent of whatever you put on it. When you eat healthy, your body feels great. The same goes for your skin,” says Shannon Reagan, owner of Glimmer Goddess Organic Skin Care, in Frisco, Texas. “Throughout my life, I’ve tried just about every product in the stores looking for something that wouldn’t irritate my skin. I found that the cleaner the products, the better my skin looked and felt.”
“Natural products may cost a bit more than store brands, but the benefits far outweigh the incremental cost. They contain vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants and flavonoids that help heal, rejuvenate and protect skin,” says Reagan.