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Shani Darden Skin Care

Retinol Reform®

$ 88

Retinol Reform® has become the go-to serum my clients swear by. This effective, yet mild formula provides multiple anti-aging benefits with minimal dryness and irritation often experienced with other retinol products. It helps boost skin's elasticity and improves cell turnover to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, dullness, blemishes, and acne scars. It also contains lactic acid, which helps to brighten and smooth skin, so you get both immediate benefits and long-term results. It’s an essential treatment for glowing, youthful-looking skin.

*Formerly known as Resurface by Shani Darden - Retinol Reform®

Size: 1 fl oz / 30 ml 


How to Use

In the evening after cleanser and toner, use Retinol Reform® on dry skin. Follow with a moisturizer. Start with 1-2 times a week, add a day each week, build up to using as often as your skin can tolerate.  

Be sure to use a sunscreen daily (Shani recommends Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50). Retinol Reform is best used at night when your skin is in repair mode.  Shani recommends using a Vitamin C serum during the day. Avoid using other AHA products on the same night as Retinol Reform.  For sensitive skin, Shani recommends Texture Reform.

Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

Not Tested on Animals.

Formulated Without

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Gluten
  • Oils
  • Sulfates
  • Fragrance

Key Ingredients

2.2% Encapsulated Retinol:

Stable, quick penetrating, slow release form of retinol that helps minimize irritation. Helps boost skin's elasticity and improves cell turnover to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars, and uneven texture.

Lactic Acid:

Gently exfoliates for smoother, brighter skin.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract:

Helps reduce signs of aging and provides antioxidant protection for healthier-looking skin.


Retinol is the best anti-aging ingredient (other than sunscreen). It's effective at treating multiple different concerns - from lines and wrinkles, to dark spots, rough texture, and acne.


Retinol can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Apply a sunscreen like Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen each morning when adding a retinol to your regimen.
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