Facialist Shani Darden Showed Us Her Nighttime Skin Routine—and It's Intense

If you've been reading Byrdie for a while (or, like, even for a week), you've likely seen Shani Darden's name bubble up. For years, the celebrity facialist has been sailing her skilled fingers over the faces of Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Lea Michele, Chrissy Teigen, and Jessica Alba (among others), and in the process has formulated one of the most legendary wrinkle serums on the market, her Retinol Reform.

The point is: Darden is a trusted and sought-after skincare authority, which is why we were so excited the other night, when Darden strolled us through her six-step nighttime beauty routine as a part of our #ByrdieBedtime series on Byrdie's Instagram Live. Though her regimen doesn't contain the 10 steps we've seen from other #ByrdieBedtime participants (we're looking at you, Charlotte Cho, you lovely thing!), each product packs a punch with intense active ingredients like retinol, hydroquinone, and hyaluronic acid. Read on to see the products Hollywood's favorite esthetician uses every night to keep her skin looking impossibly youthful and glowy.