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Resurface by Shani Darden - Retinol Reform 1oz
Helps reduce wrinkles, pore size and photodamage (dark spots) - Improves skin texture for acne scarred skin - Softens and smoothes rough aging skin - Lightens pigmentation associated with photodamage - Over time, will aid in toning and firming the skin
Our Price: $95.00
32 Reviews


DeionizedWater, Retinol (vitamin A propionate), Aloe Vera, Glycerth-26, Octyl Dimethyl,Polysorbate-80, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Niacinimide,Sodium Benzoate, Inositrol, Lactic Acid, Quaternium-15

Active Ingredients:

Retinol (5%)

A biologically active form of Vitamin A that can be converted toretinoic acid when applied to the skin. Retinol’s benefits stems from its vitalrole in the ability to produce new cell tissue, maintenance, and optimumcellular function.

Lactic Acid (5%)
An alpha hydroxy acid derived from sour milk. Lactic Acid hasbeen used for centuries to relieve dry, aged skin. Lactic Acid has better waterintake than glycerin and studies have reported that it has the ability toincrease the "water holding" capacity in the corneum layer as well asimprove the elasticity of the skin. Clinical studies report that Lactic Acidconcentrations of between 5% and 12% offer an improvement in softening the skinand refining wrinkles. It is also less irritating on sensitive or dry skin thansome of the other AHA ingredients.


Niacinamide is one of the two principal forms of vitamin B3(nicotinic acid is the other). Niacinamide serves as a precursor of NADH andNADPH, which are coenzymes (facilitators of enzymaticreactions) essential for numerous metabolic pathways. In a randomizedcontrolled study, 4% niacinamide gel has been compared to 1% clindamycin gel (atopical antibiotic) in 76 patients with moderate acne. After 8 weeks, 82% ofpatients treated with niacinamide and 68% of those treated with clindamycinwere considered improved. The researches suggested that antiinflammatory activity of niacinamide may have contributed to itseffect on acne. Studies also show improvement in reducing fine lines andwrinkling.

Aloe Vera

Improves the circulation and regenerates the cells. Its effectsare soothing, astringent, and protecting. Aloe is also excellent for sensitiveskins, rosacea conditions, and dry skin. Aloe vera gel is used to treat firstdegree burns for speedy healing. European folk medicine makesextensive use of aloe vera juice to reduce ulcers and heartburn. Aloe vera isalso used in dental problems such as bleeding gums and denture stomatitis. Gelfrom the Aloe vera leaf has shown good results in treating facial edema.

Sodium PCA

This ingredient occurs naturally in the dermis layer. Its waterabsorbing abilities help the epidermis achieves much needed suppleness andmoisture. Known for its wonderful water binding ability, this acid holds watertightly, and when applied to the skin, forms a film similar to the way it holdswater in the intercellular matrix of the dermal connective tissue. It is alsouseful as a carrier for other extracts and active ingredients.

Customer Rating
based on 32 reviews
Customer Review
Retinol Reform
on 30/03/2013 by Anonymous
I absolutely love my Retinol Reform which gently but effectively fights both aging and acne.
on 30/03/2013 by Anonymous
The best retinol product on the market. Period. I have canvassed so many of the retinol products out there and have seen the best results with this product. It is both potent AND suitable for sensitive skin. The BEST!
Better Looking Skin
on 30/03/2013 by Anonymous
I'm super sensitive to retinol, however this product works for my skin. It's light, absorbs quickly, and doesnt have a strong scent. I've used it for 8 months now and have better looking skin. The best retinol on the market.
Feeling Clean
on 30/03/2013 by Anonymous
Strong formula. Goes on shear with a clean feeling. Light fragrance which is great if you're sensitive.
Fast results
on 05/04/2013 by Anonymous
I've seen a difference in only a week with limited use. My skin feels smooth and some of the dark spots have lightened and even gone away. I'm excited to see what happens after a little bit of time.
Great results but expensive
on 06/04/2013 by Anonymous
I know Retinol is an expensive skin care option, but it's hard to pay so much. I took the chance this time and I'm glad I did. The results with Retinol Reform have been great, but I wish it could be more affordable.
I love this product!
on 09/04/2013 by Anonymous
I have very sensitive skin and normally can't use a retinol. I bought this product because i read so many great reviews and i needed to try something over the counter. I have had no negative reactions and the results have been amazing. I can see the difference after only a few weeks. Thank you Shani for a great product and changing my skin for the better!
I love this product!
on 09/04/2013 by Anonymous
I have very sensitive skin and normally can't use a retinol. I bought this product because i read so many great reviews and i needed to try something over the counter. I have had no negative reactions and the results have been amazing. I can see the difference after only a few weeks. Thank you Shani for a great product and changing my skin for the better!
on 17/04/2013 by Anonymous
I could not be more obsessed with this stuff. It has totally changed the texture of my skin and visibly decreased fine lines on my forehead after only a few weeks of using. My skin feels and looks so supple and smooth in the morning after I use it. It is my favorite
Retinol Reform
on 17/04/2013 by Anonymous
Seriously addicted to Shani's Retinol Reform <3 Been using it for over 1yr now and people always compliment my skin! And I dont wear makeup :D
Retinol reform review from London, UK
on 18/04/2013 by Anonymous
This stuff is the bomb. I was introduced to it by Shani when I went to her for a facial when I was in LA, and now I get her to send it over for me. I have pigmentation from being in the sun a lot; not only has it vastly improved this but my skin overall is so much better. On top of this it's helping with anti-ageing. Lightly scented, absorbed easily, lasts for ages (I started once a week and have gradually built up) - I have too many good things to say about this product. Apart from I wish that I could get it in the UK! NB - Shani is the most generous person with her time. She always gives me skin and product advice, even though I'm back in London.
Retinol Reform
on 30/04/2013 by Anonymous
The best product I've used on my face! Gregg Goulet Studio City, CA
Amazing results!
on 05/05/2013 by Anonymous
I heard so many great things about this product and was excited to try it. After only a few weeks I could see a difference in the wrinkles under my eyes and the overall smoothness of my skin. I can't wait to see what happens after a few months. I am more than happy with this product and would recommend it highly!
on 06/05/2013 by Anonymous
I have struggled for years with my skin and Shani's Retinol changed my skin! I absolutely love this product and couldn't live without it. It fights both aging and acne which is a winning combination for me!
Best Retinol Ever!!!
on 07/05/2013 by Anonymous
I have very VERY dry skin. My skin peels, has dry patches, and burns without sunscreen. I have pigmentation and estheticians said that my skin "cannot handle a retinol". However I was advised that this was the product that will work for me, and this is true. This retinol is so light, and absorbs quickly. The scent is amazing and after using it every other day, not one break out and my skin is evening out. For someone who has used every clinical product out there, and saw 0 results, I finally have the product that is fixing it all, and I am finally happy with my skin.
Best Product!!!!!
on 08/05/2013 by Anonymous
I'm very picky with my products and I just LOVE this Retinol. I saw a difference shortly after using it. it has improved the fine lines and leaves my skin feeling and looking good!
on 10/05/2013 by Anonymous
I never had great skin until I started using this retinol! I've gone through a thousand different products in the past from my dermatologist and none of them worked even half as well as this does. I recommended it to both my sisters and they're obsessed with it now too!
Never so good!
on 23/05/2013 by Anonymous
My skin looks incredible thanks to Retinol Reform. I started gradually and worked up to every other night. My friends comment on how good my skin looks and I feel amazing!
Retinol Reform has changed my life!
on 12/11/2013 by Anonymous
I love this product. Even with very sensitive skin, I can use it a few nights a week and have seen a huge difference. I knew it was working when people started to comment how good my skin looked! Thank you Shani.
I can't live without this product!
on 19/11/2013 by Anonymous
My skin has never felt so good. I use Retinol Reform every other night and the difference has been transforming. I love this product!
Skin feels smoother and younger
on 25/11/2013 by Anonymous
I just wanted to say I've been using your product since receiving it in early June and it is absolutely fantastic, I have never used anything else which has given me such a noticeable difference and vast improvement on my skin. Not only has the majority of my acne scaring cleared, my skin feels smoother and younger, my husband has noticed a major difference too, he thought I was wearing make-up the other day when I wasn't.
Secret Weapon
on 26/11/2013 by Anonymous
I'm really in love with my facialist Shani Darden's Resurface retinol cream. It’s gentle enough to use every other night, it smoothes lines, and gets rid of scars and acne. It’s my secret weapon to flawless skin. Shani is a magician!
People see the difference
on 31/12/2013 by Anonymous
I've been using Retinol Reform for about three months and people can really see the difference in my skin. My pores seems smaller and my overall complexion appears smoother. This stuff works! Thank you Shani.
Best product!
on 13/01/2014 by Anonymous
Introducing a new staple to my skin care routine usually makes me breakout so I was afraid resurface wouldn't work for me. Just the opposite. It made my acne prone skin much clearer in just a few uses and smoothed out my complexion. People now ask me how my skin looks so good and I send to this site! Thank you Shani for saving my skin!!
You definitely have a customer for life.
on 15/01/2014 by Anonymous
I just wanted to tell you how extremely helpful you and your retinol reform have been. I have struggled with acne for as long as I can remember, and it has been frustrating and embarrassing. I started using your retinol reform in October, and my skin has gotten so much better. I have been able to leave the house without makeup, which I haven't been able to do since high school. I also really appreciate how you answered my email questions, it really helped to hear your feedback. You definitely have a customer for life.
My skin looks and feels better
on 16/01/2014 by Anonymous
I didn't have really high expectations because I've tried so many products in the past and had limited results. After using Retinol Reform for almost 3 months, my brown spots have faded and my skin actually feels and looks smoother. I have a friend that started using the product recently and her skin already looks better. This product works and I would have never believed it. Thank you!
Thank you.
on 24/01/2014 by Anonymous
Amazing results. I love the way I feel when my skin is clear and Retinol Reform has made that happen. Thank you.
Damaged my skin
on 15/03/2014 by Anonymous
Made me break out a lot and has now permanently damaged my skin. I never had deep acne scarring before this product.
My skin was perfect
on 25/03/2014 by Anonymous
I visited the USA a few months ago and I came across your line at my friends. I used the retinol cream once and I remember it being amazing and my skin was perfect and now since I am back in the UK it has gone back to normal. I need your cream to be available in the UK!
This has changed my life!
on 22/04/2014 by Anonymous
I heard about this product from a friend that has been using it for awhile and is looking amazing. I am now a loyal believer and a customer for life. My skin feels and looks great after a few weeks and I am excited to see what the future holds. Thank you.
Love this product!
on 24/06/2014 by Anonymous
I love this product and use it every night for amazing results. Thank you Shani.
on 27/09/2014 by Anonymous
It's quite a good product. I just wish it was more affordable or if the bottle is like 5 times the size for how much it costs.
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