Celebrity Esthetician Shani Darden Shares Her Personal Beauty Secrets



From Marie Claire

Shani Darden, esthetician to the stars and the founder of Shani Darden Skin Care, is certainly one to trust when it comes to all things beauty. In the latest episode of Masked and Answered, the skincare expert gives us the rundown on her morning and nighttime skincare routine, and shares what she does every day to get hydrating, youthful skin.

The skincare aficionado kicks off her masking session using IS Clinical’s Hydra Intensive Cooling Mask. Darden says she adores this mask because of its ultra hydrating and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

When it comes to her favorite at-home beauty ritual, Darden swears by a daily 20-minute LED light masking session. The esthetician uses the Déesse Pro Mask on the anti-aging setting to boost the collagen in her skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. “I use this all the time to keep myself young,” Darden proclaims in the video.

Darden begins her morning routine with a gentle Cleansing Serum from her eponymous skin care line before going in with the iS Clinical Pro-heal Serum. For her eye area, she banishes dark circles with CosMedix’s Opti Crystal Eye Serum, and she moisturizes and protects her skin with Supergoop’s PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50.

As for Darden’s nighttime routine, she takes off the day with the same gentle cleanser from her morning routine before using the Shani Darden Saki Toning Essence and Retinol Reform. A couple of times every week, Darden forgoes her retinol reform application to perform an at-home peel using Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel. To keep her skin hydrated throughout the night, she uses Dr Nigma Talib’s Hydrating and Plumping Serum No1 before concluding her routine with Shani Darden’s Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer.

The skincare maven’s solution for keeping small breakouts at bay: Zitska’s Spot Clarifying Patch. For even more beauty hacks watch Darden’s video, above, and don’t forget to subscribe to Marie Claire’s YouTube channel to catch up on the latest episodes of Masked and Answered. Share your favorite mask in the comments.

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