W Magazine: Shen Beauty’s Jessica Richards Gives Her Top Product Picks for Combatting Stress

Shen Beauty is the type of neighborhood beauty institution where devoted local habitués discover under-the-radar beauty gems and unique good-for-your-skin finds vetted by founder Jessica Richards and her highly discerning staff. Earlier this month, the Brooklyn skincare sanctuary relocated from its original outpost in Carroll Gardens to a much larger 1550-square-foot space built out by the design collective Mythology in the Cobble Hill neighborhood. To ease customers’ concerns, Richards implemented safety safeguards at her newly refashioned, decade-old beauty haven—with a sink in the center of the store to facilitate hand-washing, thermal imaging devices to monitor shoppers’ temperature and an augmented safe-sampling protocol.

Below, she guides us on the best beauty products to invest in this fall to soothe our nerves and skin and help us cope with any election stress.

Dr. Bielory’s Remedies Sinousal Anti-Viral Cold Remedy, $50, shen-beauty.com

“Because of the pandemic, people are being extra precautionary and more germ-phobic. We recently started stocking this line from Dr. Bielory. He’s worked with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was his mentor. His anti-viral spray has been a big hit with our customers. This nasal spray acts like a primer in your nose. It’s basically like swabbing your nose with alcohol. When the germs hit, they disperse. ”