14 Skin Care Products Top Facialists and Aestheticians Can't Live Without

Similar to how trainers and nutritionists have bodies (and willpower) worth envying, the same goes for the radiant complexions top facialists and aestheticians have come to be known for. Here, we take a peek into their personal medicine cabinets to reveal what products they use on themselves to keep their skin virtually wrinkle- and blemish-free. 

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Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($19)

“The most important thing you can do for your skin is to protect it from the sun. Never leave the house without an SPF 30. I love Supergoops's Everyday Sunscreen—it’s lightweight and goes on great under makeup.”

–Celebrity facialist Shani Darden


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iS CLINICAL Youth Eye Complex ($98)

“iS CLINICAL's Youth Eye Complex is one of my favorite products ever. It dramatically reduces the appearance of dark circles and feels so hydrating and silky. I would recommend it to someone of any age because it’s luxuriously anti-aging, but also lightweight and wears beautifully under makeup.”

–Celebrity aesthetician Gina Mari 


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DERMAFLASH ($189)

“The DERMAFLASH is my go-to product for many reasons. After you Flash, makeup goes on flawlessly and skin looks more youthful. Also, once the fine facial hair is removed with the tool, you are able to cleanse the surface of the skin so much more effectively, which is a problem I find that many of my clients run into, as peach fuzz prohibits a thorough cleansing and keeps products from really absorbing into the skin.”

–Celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy


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Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops ($48)

“A good facial oil is a must! I always apply oil during my nighttime skin routine. There are different oils to help with aging, dehydration, pigmentation and problematic skin, but my favorite is Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops.”

–Holistic aesthetician Erika Yamaguchi


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FOREO LUNA mini ($99)

“When it comes to tools, I always recommend the Luna Mini. It’s cleansing and de-puffing while being gentle enough for clients with the even the most sensitive skin.”

–Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas 


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Environ Youth EssentiA Vita-Antioxidant Defence Crème Plus ($118) and Intensive Serum 4 Plus ($146)

"When talking to my clients about where to find the latest most hydrating, repairing, anti-aging, brightening and protecting ingredients in a moisturizer, I always address them to Environ's newest technology in just two bottles: Youth EssentiA Vita-Antioxidant Defence Crème Plus and Intensive Serum 4 Plus. This dynamic duo works to effectively firm and tighten the look of the skin while hydrating it for a radiant complexion."

–Brigitte Beasse of Brigitte Beaute in Beverly Hills


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iS CLINICAL Active Serum ($135)

"iS CLINICAL Active Serum is one of my favorite serums.  It helps reduce fine lines and lighten pigmentation, and it's great for acne-prone skin. It's a product I cannot live without!"

–Shani Darden


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Luzern Labs Hydra-Enzyme Masque Nuit ($75)

“When there is a need for a quick 'brighten-me-up' treatment and not much time for a lengthy facial with different techniques and machines, my clients and I rely on Luzern Labs’ Hydra-Enzyme Masque Nuit. It contains fermented pumpkin enzymes that gently break down oil, impurities and dead skin cells and speed up regeneration of the skin. Vitamin C and licorice extract brighten and lighten pigmentation while hyaluronic acid plumps up the skin. Although it can be used overnight, my clients use it on the day of an event to exfoliate and reveal healthy, radiant skin.”

–Aesthetician Julia March


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Heritage Rose Petal Rosewater Toner ($11)

“I always apply toner on my clients after cleansing their skin to remove any makeup and impurities cleanser may have left behind and to retain the skin’s natural pH. My go to is Heritage Rose Petal Rosewater Toner.”

–Erika Yamaguchi


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Image Skincare Daily Matte Moisturizer ($37)

“Image Daily Sunscreen is matte and lightweight, so even men who resist wearing sunscreen love it. It is hands down the best sunscreen I have come across.”

–Celebrity aesthetician Biba de Sousa


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Environ Avance DFP 312 Moisturizer ($140)

“This moisturizer is a light, luxurious emollient cream packed with three peptides (Matrixyl 3000, Matrixyl Synthé 6 and Trylagen), vitamins C and E, antioxidants, shea butter and hyaluronic acid. This concoction instantly calms any irritation, hydrates, nourishes and plumps up the skin, making you ready for a bold entrance.”

–Julia March


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Resurface by Shani Darden Retinol Reform ($95)

Retinol is my favorite anti-aging ingredient. I specifically formulated my Retinol Reform to be a gentle, yet effective alternative to the existing products on the market that were proving too harsh for my clients' skin. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, alleviate pigmentation and even skin tone.”

–Shani Darden


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Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum ($100)

“My skin saver is my Rejuvenating Serum. It’s hydrating, soothing and repairing. All of my celebrity clients use it religiously for travel or their grueling work schedules.”

–Joanna Vargas 


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Esthetic Underground Acne Gel ($20)

“As an acne specialist, this Acne Gel is a product that I couldn't do my job without. It treats a variety of skin conditions—from acne to rosacea and inflamed follicles after summer sweating, chafing or waxing—and truly performs small miracles every time it’s used.”

–Biba de Sousa


1 Comment
  • LeslieB
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    Holy cr#p! The goop sunscreen is a chemical sunscreen, and a PEG and Phenoxyethanol ingredient are at the TOP of the other ingredients. Disappointing and disgusting!! You can find much better sunscreens online and in plain old CVS that are physical blocks without all the added "P" toxins -- they're hormone disruptors by the way. And, should you find any sunscreens with these ingredients, they need to, at least, be toward the bottom, if not at the bottom, of the ingredient list. Overpriced and chemically overloaded!! Sheesh!