Feeling confident in your skin is Shani Darden‘s number one goal. And let us tell you, Shani is quite literally the most sought-after facialist, ever. And we’re pretty sure every person who has ever walked away after a facial with Shani is feeling confident as all hell (and with a glowing face).
Yes, we are number one fans of Shani’s skincare line, but what we’re most in awe of is Shani’s entrepreneurial journey and work ethic. She just launched three new incredible products to her skincare line (which we’re obsessed with, more detail on that below), she’s in the office all day every day giving facials, and she’s a mama and wife. Lucky for you, we sat down with Shani and got all the deets on all the things. So go ahead and find out Shani’s favorite products of the moment, the biggest skincare myths out there and work-life balance.
And in case you missed it, we got the scoop on Amber’s skincare routine — and surprise, surprise — it’s filled with Shani’s products. Shani, you’re a boss and we’re following all your skincare advice.
You’re the skin boss of all bosses, but we know success doesn’t come overnight. Tell us about your entrepreneurial journey.
Daily Oil-Free Moisturizer: An oil-free, fast absorbing moisturizer that protects skin with seaweed extracts while providing weightless hydration.
Daily Toning Essence: Refines the look of pores for smoother skin texture. Hydrates skin while supporting its elasticity and resistance to wrinkles.
Daily Cleansing Serum: A concentrated, gentle cleansing serum for all skin types. Soft lather removes makeup and pore-clogging impurities without stripping skin of its natural oils, leaving skin feeling fresh and balanced.
Moving onto life at home (which we’ve heard is stunning and designed by the one and only Jake Arnold). What’s your favorite room at home and why?
I literally die for Jake. Right now, it’s hard to say which room in the house is my favorite. I’m really into our family room, which has a big, comfy couch that can comfortably fit all of my girlfriends and my little ones. I love chic design, but it also needs to be comfortable and “lived in” – we have a lot of good times in our home, we always have friends over and love to entertain.
What’s your morning ritual?
I usually wake up around 4AM, I don’t know why. I answer emails for a while and then put on my Deesse Mask. I use my Deesse Mask every single day for 20 minutes; the LED light is the best for fighting inflammation and anti-aging. Once my kids are up I get them ready for school. My husband drives them to school because he’s the best and then I get on the phone for some calls with my team and head to work. I typically start facials at 9am and go back to back all day. And every morning I have a carrot juice, with apple and extra ginger!
How do you find your work-life balance? Is that even a thing these days?
I don’t really believe in work-life balance, because when you love what you do you just figure it out and find a way to handle the demand. I make sure that I have time scheduled for my family and friends. For example, I always spend Friday afternoons and evenings with my daughters. It’s also important that they see me at work, doing what I love, to set that example for them as a businesswoman.
What’s next for you on the career-horizon? Any huge goals you want to check off the list in the upcoming months?
More product launches are on the horizon, which I can’t wait for everyone to try. I’m also opening my new skincare location in Spring of 2019. Other than that, I want everyone in the world to have gorgeous, glowing skin and to feel to feel confident – that’s my ultimate goal.