As an editor and beauty enthusiast, I’m constantly testing out new products. But with constant drops in the beauty space and buzzy ingredients we’re told we need to incorporate into our routines, it can leave a lot of space for confusion about what really works and the products that are actually essentials. I’m always ready to try out new things, but I like to keep my everyday skincare routine to a tight edit of products that focus on anti-aging and achieve a glowing complexion. Even though my medicine cabinet is stocked with a huge array of bottles, I keep my daily routine to five easy products, which I’ve dubbed my glowing-skin capsule.
I first learned about the essentials from celebrity facialist Shani Darden who works with clients including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, January Jones, and Kelly Rowland, all known for their flawless complexions. I put her five-step skincare routine into practice over the last few years, and it has truly resulted in glowing skin. More than that, it has also allowed me to minimize the number of products I’m using and know that what I’m using is really working. Here, discover the five-product glowing-skin capsule I follow.