I often see photos of celebrities with flawless, glass-like skin and think, “How on earth do they get their skin to look that good?” The answer is obviously multipronged: You can chalk it up to skincare, filters, a good makeup artist, and even genetics. One thing is for sure, though. Celebrities with the absolute best skin have a really, really good aesthetician.
One of the most sought-after and well-known celebrity aestheticians is Shani Darden, whose impressive roster of clients includes the likes of Shay Mitchell, Laura Harrier, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and more. Darden uses a results-focused approach to skincare, which is part of the reason why all of the faces she touches look so flawless. She adjusts her services to address her clients’ individual needs.
Luckily, we regular people can get a taste of Darden’s magic touch with Shani Darden Skin Care, a line of products created by Darden herself. You’ve probably heard of her much-lauded Retinol Reform, an instant hit that is now a vanity staple for many celebrities. All of Darden’s products are high-performing and made to provide tangible results.
I’d be happy to give you a rundown of Darden’s best products myself, but I figured it might be better to let her do it. After all, no one knows the products better than she does! Darden walked me through a basic skincare routine using her favorite products and let me know why they work so well and why she likes them. She also told me about the other products she recommends to her clients for a holistic routine, including sunscreen and a $5 micellar water. Keep reading for Darden’s best recommendations.