Considered the secret behind Hollywood’s most flawless faces, expert esthetician Shani Darden sets herself apart with her results-oriented approach to skin care. Her passion for simple, yet effective solutions has earned her clients’ trust and respect in a town where beauty, health, and wellness standards are high.
Twice a week: “Exfoliate 1-2 times a week to keep your skin glowing and bright!” Shani advises. “As it gets colder and the air is more dry, skin is more prone to dullness and exfoliating will remove the dead layer of skin on the surface to reveal bright skin. I love the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads which combine AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate and keep your skin clear.”
Before a big event: “I always recommend oxygen therapy before events,” Shani reveals. “Oxygen helps products deeply penetrate the skin. This will plump up your skin and give you an amazing glow! It will also help to firm and lift the skin.”
Once a week: “LED light therapy is another great treatment to boost collagen in the skin, smooth fine lines, and make your skin look amazing!” Shani says. “I use my Deesse Mask daily to get the full benefits!”
Twice a day: “I would highly recommend incorporating a supplement into your routine like Lumity,” Shani suggests. “These AM & PM supplements contain essential nutrients that make your skin, hair, and nails amazing so you can look your best for holiday parties!”
Shani began her career as a licensed esthetician alongside distinguished dermatologist Dr. Erma Benitez, known for her in-depth clinical assessments of severe acne and ability to put patients on a pathway to recovery. In this environment, Shani gained extensive knowledge of acne and other extreme skin conditions that serves as the foundation for her uniquely transformational methods. Next, Shani advanced in the luxurious spas and reputable clinics of Los Angeles with tenures at Argyle Salon and Spa, Le Spa by Sofitel, and Kinara Skin Care Clinic. These experiences honed Shani’s understanding of active ingredients in both professional and retail products, inspiring her to incorporate anti-aging and “above-maintenance” procedures within the scope of her treatments.
Shani’s ability to treat a wide range of skin care conditions — from acne and rosacea to pigmentation, sun damage, and ageing skin — while enhancing existing looks makes her an invaluable asset to her clients. Her custom treatments, coupled with her home care regimen, keep clients looking flawless and coming back for years.