Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes
Formulation: Lightweight Serum
- Encapsulated Retinol 2.2%: Supports natural collagen and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars, and uneven texture.
- Lactic Acid 2%: Exfoliates for smoother, brighter skin.
- Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract: Helps reduce visibly signs of aging and provides antioxidant protection for healthier-looking skin.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: This effective yet gentle retinol formula provides skin benefits without the dryness and irritation often experienced with other retinol products. It also contains lactic acid, which helps to brighten and smooth skin. This product is oil-free.
This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
-In the evening, smooth one to two pumps onto clean, dry skin.
-Start with one to two nights a week, add a night each week, building up to as often as your skin can tolerate.
-Follow with a moisturizer as needed.
-Be sure to use a sunscreen daily.
-Avoid using other AHA products on the same night as Retinol Reform.
-Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
-For sensitive skin types, use Shani Darden Texture Reform (sold separately), a milder retinol serum.
-Lactic Acid 2%: Exfoliates for smoother, brighter skin.
-Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract: Helps reduce visible signs of aging and provides antioxidant protection for healthier-looking skin.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Lactobacillus Ferment, Isohexadecane, Retinol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cire de Carnauba), Glucosamine HCl, Plankton Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Phospholipids, Propanediol, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Polysorbate 60, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba, (Guar) Gum, Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Algin, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, BHT, BHA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol.
Shani Darden is one of the top estheticians in Los Angeles, trusted by discerning A-list faces to keep their skin fresh, flawless, and glowing. Shani’s simple yet seriously effective skin care line—starring her cult-favorite Retinol Reform™ serum—features high performance formulas that deliver real results. Once available only through her LA studio, Shani is now sharing her proven formulas and trusted expertise so people everywhere can achieve their best skin.
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