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Ep 209 - The #DamnGood Skin Barrier-Boosting Creams We’ll Use Forever

“Barrier Repair” is a big beauty buzzword - but what does it really mean? Today we’re bringing you a little Skin Barrier 101, along with a roundup of our #damngood skin-saving favorites.

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Like a perfectly wrapped holiday parcel, we are delivering today with “Fashion’s Favorite Facialist,” Joanna Czech. Joanna is the go-to esthetician to Kim Kardashian, Cate Blanchett and Tan France. With over 35 years of experience, Joanna knows how to treat jet-set ravaged skin. Today, the skin pro tells us how to winter-proof our complexion, as we find out what “micro-frost” is doing to our skin. Plus, Joanna reveals her best tips for treating a holiday hangover – both inside and out.


Kim Kardashian's facialist

Kim Kardashian poses with her fave facialist, Joanna Czech


But first, we find out why “energy” is major key in her highly coveted treatments, which involve a whole lot of face-slapping and sound waves at her Dallas flagship and her brand new SOHO studio. We get the deets on Joanna’s debut, 7-piece skincare collection (“The Kit,”her personal 4-step routine and finally, stay tuned to find out how you can cultivate some of that big glow energy for 2022~!


Joanna Czech skincare

Joanna Czech Skincare “The Kit” 7-Piece Collection

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We recently took a road trip to LA and what kind of beauty editors would we be if we didn’t visit a Hollywood facialist? In today’s episode, we’re speaking to Shani Darden, the go-to skin pro for celebs like Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Live from her brand new, eponymous day spa in Beverly Hills, the former model-turned-skinfluencer reveals why starting her career working alongside a dermatologist proved so formative to her tried-and-true methods today. In fact, we’re “lasering” in on the top 3 skin treatments she most often uses to maintain the flawless faces of Tinsel Town’s A-list.

Shani Darden’s zen new space in Beverly Hills

You’ll learn the key differences between LED treatments, lasers and micro currents, including what to expect post-procedure – and how to know when you’ve gone too far. And for those of you who don’t have the budget for spendy treatments? Don’t worry, Shani’s got you covered with the specific names of machines you can use at home. Better yet, you’ll hear all about her own skincare routine, including her absolute obsession with retinol, a new product guaranteed to make your legs glow and a recent discovery she’s loving to smooth those stubborn, rough bumps on arms.

Products Mentioned In This Episode:

LightStim For Wrinkles; DÉESSE PRO MASK NEXT GENERATION $1900.00; Shani Darden Retinol Reform; Environ A, C & E Body Oil; Environ Der Ma lac Lotion; Ouai Body Crème; Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel; Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50

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