This Celebrity Facialist's Skin Is So Good, She Only Wears Two Makeup Products

Shani Darden has an incredible story—one that includes offering facials in the guest house behind Jessica Alba's L.A. pad before scoring a client list that reads like a who's who of Hollywood. Now, as an established celebrity aesthetician and founder of her own skincare company, she's a force to be reckoned with in the beauty industry. She regularly treats the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lea Michele, Chrissy Teigen, and Jessica Alba (among others) and has created not one but two cultish anti-aging products, Retinol Reform and Texture Reform. If you're a regular reader, you've most definitely heard each editor respectively singing their praises. If not, we do so here, here, and here. She seeks out active ingredients and science-driven skincare technology. The result? The products she makes and loves are genuinely effective. 

So we met up with Darden and asked her to narrow down her skincare and makeup favorites to just five and explain why it is she loves them so much. Though it's hard (we're product hoarders and use a lot of them on a daily basis), the curated few are the crème de la crème of her collection—and they're guaranteed to be great. Below, find her favorites and her explanations of each. Watch the video and keep scrolling to buy each one.