Vogue contributing editor Tania Fares is a multi-tasking maven: an art patron, philanthropist and British fashion champion, based between London, LA, Paris and Beirut, she’s never not on the road. Here, she rounds up her favourite beauty locations in Los Angeles.
Your one-stop shop for your beauty needs, Facile (pronounced like the French word) is a mix of a dermatology hotspot, spa and a stunning boutique making great skin simple and easy to accomplish. I fell in love with the vibe and the aesthetic when I visited a while ago. The mood is so calming and quiet that you simply liquefy in your seat when you go into the rooms. I immediately felt more relaxed the minute I walked in.
Locations at 638 1/2 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 140 South Lake Avenue, Suite 104, Pasadena, CA 91101; Facileskin.com
C & The Moon
My favourite body scrub discovery in LA is C & The Moon’s Malibu Made body scrub. Founded by the actress and doula Carson Meyer (she’s the youngest daughter of NBCUniversal’s Ron Meyer and environmentalist Kelly Meyer), it’s big on sustainability. Carson began making body scrubs out of natural fixings in her kitchen, and eventually developed a formula free from chemicals, which she took to market. I love it because it smells delicious.
Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba and Emmy Rossum all have one thing in common: Shani Darden. The expert aesthetician’s appeal lies in the fact that she believes in simplicity, efficacy and, most importantly, that good skincare shouldn’t be stressful. After trying her Retinol Reform, I found it much less irritating than other formulations on the market, and I saw immediate results: after only one night, my skin progressed towards becoming smoother and glowing.
636 N Curson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Shanidarden.com