Jessica Alba's Favorite Antiaging Product (You're Welcome)
When celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen (i.e., the hot redhead you've seen in photos with Jessica Alba and Chrissy Teigen) told me about esthetician Shani Darden, I was intrigued. She casually mentioned that Shani is responsible for perfecting Jessica's skin — though it always looked pretty flawless to me! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a huge fan of the LA-based guru as well. Are there any better endorsements than that?
My skin was getting to a good place: it was clearer, and my breakouts were few and far between. But I wanted a pro I could feel comfortable with — someone who wouldn't BS me about what I needed to do to keep my skin looking good for years to come. I was seeking a savvy girlfriend to gab with who also could get real about my melasma, moles, and Botox.
So I booked an appointment at Shani's West Hollywood sanctuary, hoping she was "the one." Let's just get this out of the way: the esthetician is stunningly beautiful, no makeup needed. She's a walking billboard for her practice, with poreless skin that could pass for airbrush. During our session, we talked about everything from the popped blood vessel on my face to hair extensions, much like how I chat with a close girlfriend. I recorded our conversation to share my new bestie's intel on must-know antiaging tips, the product that transformed Jessica Alba's skin, and exactly what you need to buy on your next beauty shopping trip.