Tucked away on a cobbled street in South Kensington, London, you’ll find the city’s best-kept skin secret: the Shane Cooper Clinic. A quick scour of Shane’s Instagram and you’ll see many a famous face on many a famous red carpet, from the BAFTAs to Cannes to Louis Vuitton’s latest show in Italy. Maya Jama is a huge fan, as is Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor, Lily Allen, Sienna Miller, and none other than Poppy Delevingne – though Shane himself assures me that he has a roster of more private, high-profile, international celeb clientele, too.
His cult-like celeb following is all down to his “Exclusive Face Treatment”. Also known amongst those in the know as “The Red Carpet Facial”, it’s only ever carried out by Shane himself, and is completely tailored to whoever’s in front of him. “No two treatments are ever the same,” he tells me. “We see Maya Jama, for example, two times a month. And we completely tailor each treatment depending on what she needs at the time.”