Shani Darden $88
A nightly serum that has the special ability to remove pore-clogging, texture-creating dead skin cells without causing redness and irritation.
Written By LENA RAFF
Esthetician-to-the-stars, Shani Darden, has built her reputation on creating skin care products that yield near-instant results, akin to the treatments she performs on some of the world’s most famous faces. Her signature Retinol Reform has amassed a seriously devoted following, so when she offered us a high-performing, radiance-inducing, retexturizing serum that minimizes fine lines and pores, VIOLET STAFFERS said, “Send it over.”
As recommended by the skin guru herself, STAFFERS were instructed to apply the Lactic Acid Exfoliating Serum (on nights we did not use her Retinol Reform) before moisturizing and let it do the work while we slept. Waking up to smoother, dewier, lit-from-within skin, it was clear this was one for our Committee of Industry Experts.
“Composed of AHAs, this serum gives you chemical exfoliation while you sleep, so you wake up with a literal glow, and thanks to lactic acid, it is both exfoliating and moisturizing.” —DAN BELKIN, MD Board-Certified Dermatologist
“Absolutely loved this serum! I could see the difference in my skin’s texture after just a week. It does exactly as it claims!” —KORNELIJA SLUNJSKI, Content Creator
“This serum will leave skin visibly smoother and brighter after only a few uses. It is quite a powerhouse and definitely doesn’t disappoint.” —CHRISTOPHER MILES, Makeup Artist
With testers loving the results of this powerhouse nighttime treatment, Shani Darden’s Lactic Acid Exfoliating Serum is officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on THE SHELVES.
The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.