superdumb supervillain: Lexli Skin Care: 4 Simple Steps with the Power of Aloe

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lexli Skin Care: 4 Simple Steps with the Power of Aloe

When I was growing up, my mom always kept an aloe plant around and she'd break off a chunk and rub the juicy goo on any kind of cut or scrapes, so I knew that aloe was supposed to have some kind of restorative power. What I did not realize as a child was that aloe contains over 75 nutrients such as minerals, amino acids, and a number of vitamins including B12, enzymes and more. In fact, aloe vera is one of the only known natural sources of vitamin B12 and has been used as a natural anti-inflammatory to treat eczema and dermatitis. It is a great natural emollient and cleanser for healing damaged skin.


Lexli makes pharmaceutical-grade skincare products that harness the healing properties of the aloe vera plant. Surprisingly, aloe absorbs into skin better than water to provide lasting moisture. While most skincare products are water-based, Lexli products use pharmaceutical-grade 100% aloe vera as their starting point.

I received the Lexli 30-Day Starter Kit, which contains trial sizes of five products: Aloe-Based Cleansing Lotion, Aloe-Based AloeGlyC Renewing Exfoliant, Aloe-Based Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 for Normal to Dry Skin, Aloe-Based Tone and Balance, and Aloe-Based Night Moisturizer. This set is a convenient way to try The Lexli 4-step System (cleanse/exfoliate/moisturize/protect) without investing in costly full sizes. It's also great for travel, once you realize how great the products work!


I like to try out skincare lines for a week or two before I write about them but I have to admit that I saw noticeable changes in my skin texture and radiance from the very first use. The AloeGlyC Renewing Exfoliant looks really odd at first, sort of an off-white cream speckled with bright green beads of vitamin C. It has an unusual, not necessarily unpleasant scent compared to the other products, which I attribute to the glycolic acid. It is phenomenal! It exfoliates dead skin while simultaneously soothing and moisturizing it. The website says you will see noticeable changes within three weeks with optimal results in three months, but I swear I saw improvement almost immediately. I also love the cooling effect of the Aloe-Based Tone and Balance mist and both of the moisturizers are effective without feeling heavy or greasy. The Aloe-Based Cleansing Lotion is concentrated but very gentle, too. The only thing missing from this kit, or from the Lexli line, in general, is an eye cream. Since puffy, dark circles are my personal trouble spot, I would love to have an aloe-based problem solver. Maybe they'll create one…


In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that I received product samples to facilitate this review. As usual, though, all thoughts are my own.

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