We Tried It: The Skincare Product Hollywood's Most Beautiful Women Swear By


Isabella Behravan

"I fix people's skin," esthetician Shani Darden told us simply when we asked about when we asked about the ins and outs of her high-profile gig earlier this year. It's a concise (and modest) way of putting her role as Hollywood's go-to guru for an ageless complexion. For an industry that still stays relatively hush-hush about how to maintain lasting visible youth, fresh-faced celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Lea Michele, January Jones, and countless others are quick to credit Darden for their glow. "As a client, I want the skin of whomever I'm working with," Huntington-Whiteley explained in an interview with Darden last year. "When I saw yours, I realized you know what you're talking about."

That's true. Darden makes it her mission to stay up to date on the world's most powerful active ingredients and technology—and RHW's own face should serve as proof that she gets mega results from this science-driven approach. The good news is that the facialist's practices extend beyond her star-studded appointment book into an eponymous skincare line so that we mere mortals can experience the red carpet treatment at home. And within this range, no product has been awarded quite the holy grail status of Darden's Retinol Reform ($95).