Beauty

This 47-Year-Old Facialist
Has Gorgeous
Skin (Here’s How
She Gets It)

When Fatma Shaheen walked into the goop office one afternoon, the patter of fingers flying across keyboards stopped abruptly, chatter dissolved, and the room stood still for a second. Shaheen’s wind-whipped curls, killer dress hugging her killer body, and gleamy, flawless skin were absolutely impossible to ignore. Her complexion looked even more radiant up close. When we found out she was forty-seven, we practically fell out of our chairs.

Shaheen is, of course, a professional: Vogue Italia called her one of the most famous facialists in the world, and her appointments at John Bell & Croyden in Marylebone in London are booked months in advance. (Her most popular facial is her VIP Collagen Face Gloss, a bespoke mashup of peels, radiofrequency, lasers, and microneedling for clear, luminous, incredible skin.) But it’s Skin Design London, her line of fast-acting creams, serums, and potions, that Shaheen is most proud of. Aimed at rejuvenating skin with complexion-clearing active ingredients and powerful moisturizers, the formulas feel gorgeous on, they deliver noticeable results, and the packaging is some of the sleekest we’ve seen.

  1. The whole line is stunning, but the star, as far as we’re concerned, is Alpine Rose Glow. It looks like a light, slightly whipped gel, but it’s actually a silky oil balm that leaves skin instantly plumped, soothed, gleamy, and smelling faintly of fresh roses.

    “This is like a layer of love for your skin,” Shaheen explains, smoothing it on our jawline. “It melts right in and creates a semimatte finish, depending on your skin type. The actives in the balm—the most significant being alpine rose from the Swiss Alps—are blended with antioxidants, mild acids, and plant extracts, so the cream fights free radicals while also hydrating and plumping your skin.”

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  3. In addition to her miracle cream, Shaheen recommends easy morning and nighttime routines for stoking next-level glow; we’ve taken her favorite steps and suggested products to go with them.

  1. a.m.

    “I always use vitamin C—I love the C Antioxidant Glow serum I make,” says Shaheen. “I like to layer serums to get the best treatment. I’ve seen a big difference in my skin over the years, especially in texture. Then I seal it all in with Alpine Rose.”

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    STEP 1: Vitamin C

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  4. STEP 2: Antioxidant Serum

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  6. Step 3: Moisturizer

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  1. p.m.

    “Exfoliating at night with an alpha hydroxy acid serum keeps skin glowy and healthy-looking and helps target damage,” says Shaheen. “Next I use serum around my eyes to help soften lines, and last I smooth on Alpine Rose as a night cream.”

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    Step 1: Exfoliating Face Tonic

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  4. Step 2: Eye Treatment

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  1. Step 3: Moisturizer

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  1. BONUS

  2. Once-a-Week
    Overnight Peel

  3. “I also love skin peels and microneedling,” says Shaheen. “And I get radiofrequency treatments once a week.”

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