While us regular folk might not have the luxury of having a skincare pro in our contacts list, I was excited to discover that Darden’s eponymous range of skincare products is now available in the UK, and it turns out that the A-list are as reliant on her product offering as they are the lady herself.
But there is one product that has been more of a hit than most, with Laura Harrier, Chrissy Teigen and Rosie HW all raving about its complexion benefits.
The product in question is the Shani Darden Skin Care Texture Reform (£80). Admittedly, it does come with a slightly hefty price tag, but it’s something of a snip when compared with the hundreds of pounds that an in-salon facial with Darden would set you back. (After the months spent on a waiting list, that is.) It has 5-star reviews on Cult Beauty, so something is clearly working for those of us who aren’t celebrities…
Containing a mild retinol alongside exfoliating lactic acid, skin-smoothing niacinamide and calming aloe vera, this serum works overnight to combat everything from blemishes to uneven skin texture. Effectively, it’s just great skin in a bottle.
“I created Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum for my sensitive clients who wanted to get all the skin-renewing benefits of a retinol in a gentler form,” explained Darden. “They get the same results without irritating their delicate skin.”
And the celebrity accolades have been coming in thick and fast for the product: “It smooths out fine lines,” Chrissy Teigen told InStyle of the serum previously. “Every time I use it, I get compliments on my skin the next morning.” Jessica Alba concurs. “I use Reform Serum every night and think it makes my pores and dark spots look smaller while also making my skin look all smooth and soft.”
Laura Harrier also raves about Darden’s products: “I see Shani Darden in L.A. for my skin—my routine is very Shani,” she told Into the Gloss. “I got my exfoliating wipes from her, and I have her retinol. I text Shani pictures of my zits all the time like, ‘Help meee!'”
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