With awards season under way, odds are you’ve noticed your favorite stars glowing on the carpet. We decided to let you in on a little secret and introduce you to the skincare pros giving A-listers flawless skin. Meet top facialists Shani Darden, Joanna Czech and Iván Pol — and book your next appointment ASAP.
Shani Darden is a dermatologist-trained esthetician who prefers a “less is more” approach to her treatments and eponymous skincare line. No wonder she’s become the go-to facialist for a heavy-hitting roster of Hollywood faces (think: Shay Mitchell, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jessica Alba). “My skincare philosophy: It’s not about using the most products, it’s about the right products,” Darden says.
Just in time for awards season, Joanna Czech (who has flagship studios in both New York and Dallas) added Lyma Laser treatments to her coveted Ultimate Facial. The signature service includes her famous manual massage and is hyper-customized to every client she sees, from red carpet regulars Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Aniston to trendsetters Hailey Bieber and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
Known for creating the Beauty Sandwich, a proprietary nontoxic, noninvasive treatment that uses gentle radiofrequency and infrared lights, celebrity facialist Iván Pol tends to many famous faces, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Zoë Kravitz and Salma Hayek. Pol’s bespoke (and often sold out) “Secret Sauce” products are rich in vitamins and minerals that leave skin soft, supple and firm.