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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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Just in time for back-to-school SZN, we’re welcoming back LA-based celebrity facialist and skincare founder Shani Darden, whose clients include fellow mamas Jessica Alba, Shay Mitchell and Molly Sims. Some of you might remember Shani from episode 90 when she talked to us about the “Three Facial Treatments Guaranteed to Transform Your Skin.” Today, we’re chatting skincare commandments for the PG 13 human in your life, inspired by Shani’s Instagram series “Skincare Habits to Teach Your Kids,” where she features her own tween daughters, Lennon and Phoenix.

Shani’s daughter Lenny already has a skincare routine!

You’ll find out how many steps works best for an effective AM and PM skincare routine – whether it’s all about healthy hygiene habits or minimizing blackheads and fine bumps in the T-zone. We find out which ingredients are safe for precious tween skin, as we discover the specific cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens and masks that Shani personally has lining her daughters’ top shelves. Plus, how young is too young to dabble in professional facial treatments? When is it time to make a dermatologist appointment for your pre-teen or teen? Skin School is officially in session!

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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

Every product is independently selected by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts and/or guests. Products you purchase through our links may earn us a commission.

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