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"I believe retinol is the most powerful anti-aging ingredient. My Retinol Reform serum provides multiple anti-aging benefits with minimal dryness and irritation often experienced with other retinols." - Shani Darden

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Retinol Reform is unique in that it contains lactic acid. Lactic Acid is an exfoliant that works quickly to smooth and brighten skin so you’ll see immediate benefits along with the long term benefits of using a retinol. 

Meet Shani Darden

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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Retinol Reform contains a proprietary blend of encapsulated retinol, specially formulated to deliver maximum benefits while minimizing irritation. Encapsulated retinol delivers a slow, steady stream of retinol into the skin, working to boost skin's elasticity and minimize fine lines, wrinkles and dullness.

Retinol Reform is specifically formulated to provide all of the benefits of a retinol serum with minimal dryness, flaking, and irritation. However, when you’re starting any retinol product, the best thing to do is start slow to allow your skin time to acclimate. We recommend starting with 1 night a week, and building up slowly, adding just one additional night each week. Build up to as often as your skin can tolerate. 

When used regularly, results can be seen in as little as two weeks—this includes brighter skin that feels softer and smoother. Between 4-8 weeks you can expect to see an improvement in fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.*

*Results based on a clinical study conducted over 35 women between visual evaluation and instrumental measurement over 12 weeks. Individual results may vary.

Shani recommends alternating nights of Retinol Reform with an AHA or BHA, if skin can tolerate it. Do not use Retinol Reform on the same night as other actives, as it may cause skin irritation. A Vitamin C Serum can be used in the AM, and Retinol Reform can be used in the evening on the same day.

Many clients with sensitive skin report using Retinol Reform with little to no irritation. If you're starting a retinol product for the first time, you must start slowly—Shani recommends incorporating into your routine 1 night per week, and adding a night each week, only as your skin can tolerate it. You will still see results, using Retinol Reform consistently, a few times per week.