How Jenn Found Her Best Acne Treatment

How Jenn Found Her Best Acne Treatment

The Lexli team met Jenn Burklow several months ago after she did an Instagram story about her experience with the  Lexli Acne Kit. In it, she talked about the incredible improvement her skin had undergone since she began using the Kit. W …
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Aging Eyes: How to Fix Common Eye Area Complaints

Aging Eyes: How to Fix Common Eye Area Complaints

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, insight into your thoughts or feelings may not be the only thing your eyes are giving away. Some of the first signs of aging appear around the eyes. Years of facial expressions, laugh …
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Is a Walnut or Apricot Scrub Bad for Skin?

Is a Walnut or Apricot Scrub Bad for Skin?

Likely the best-known face and body scrub on the market, St. Ives Apricot Scrub has been used for decades by those hoping to reduce breakouts, slough off dead skin or to just get that after-scrub glow. St. Ives uses "100% natural walnut shell powd …
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Lexli Retailer Profile: Body Secrets Day Spa

Lexli Retailer Profile: Body Secrets Day Spa

Tell us about your business: Located in South Windsor, CT, Body Secrets was founded 20 years ago by Sandra Daiello (pictured, middle) as a premier beauty destination and a retreat for those who wish to relax, slow down and re-connect with th …
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Best Vitamin Supplements for Skin

Best Vitamin Supplements for Skin

When it comes to caring for your skin, we know that a good skin care regimen and a well-balanced diet rich in nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and proteins are necessary for optimal skin function. Properly functioni …
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What Causes Adult Acne?

What Causes Adult Acne?

Your teenage years may be in the rearview mirror but you suddenly find yourself increasingly experiencing breakouts, especially on the lower part of your face.  Sound familiar?  You're hardly alone.  More than 50% of women bet …
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The 7 Most Important Habits of Women with Great Skin

The 7 Most Important Habits of Women with Great Skin

It’s a simple fact that skin that is healthy naturally looks younger. Regardless of the condition that your skin is in today, cultivating positive habits and maybe even breaking some old ones will do wonders for your complexion. Wondering how t …
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How Does Drinking Water Help Your Skin?

How Does Drinking Water Help Your Skin?

For years we've heard that drinking at least eight, 8 ounce glasses of water each day is important to our health. And while water consumption is indeed essential to proper digestion and kidney function, regulation of body temperature and even join …
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Are Parabens Safe in Skin Care Products?

Are Parabens Safe in Skin Care Products?

For years, skin care consumers have been hearing warning bells about the dangers of parabens. And while there is a growing list of skin care and cosmetic brands that tout their "paraben-free" status, parabens still appear in an estimated 85% of cosme …
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Customer Testimonial: Lyla's Path to General Skin Health

Customer Testimonial: Lyla's Path to General Skin Health

Not so long ago, Lyla’s skin care routine involved just washing her face in the shower with bar soap and using her body lotion as a face moisturizer. Most days, her skin felt tight and dry. She had uneven skin tone and fine lines were beginning …
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Why a Simple Skin Care Routine Is Often Best

Why a Simple Skin Care Routine Is Often Best

Visit a drugstore or department store and it's clear that, as consumers, we have a dizzying number of skin care products at our disposal today. From serums to toners, exfoliators to moisturizers, they all seem like necessary additions to our skin …
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What Do Toners Do?

What Do Toners Do?

Skin care products categorized as "toners" have been around for a long time. For many of us, the term may bring back teenage memories of applying harsh astringents to our face to help clear acne. While we may have thought that the burning feeling …
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What Does pH-Balanced Mean?

What Does pH-Balanced Mean?

It’s common to see the words “pH-balanced” on the packaging for personal care and skin care products. But do you know how pH applies to the products you use on your skin? More importantly, should you even care? We believe you should – and here’ …
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Customer Testimonial: Leah's Acne Success Story

Customer Testimonial: Leah's Acne Success Story

Anyone who has struggled with acne can relate to the ups and downs that accompany the process of trying to achieve clear skin. In fact, the one thing that nearly every acne success story we share on this blog has in common is the use of aggressive …
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How to Do the Lexli At Home Facial

How to Do the Lexli At Home Facial

For skin that looks and feels its very best, its hard to beat the benefits of a professional facial using properly-formulated products. Despite that, countless Lexli customers have achieved optimal skin health and beauty by consistently implementin …
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The Proper Order to Apply Skin Care Products

The Proper Order to Apply Skin Care Products

Serums, eye creams, moisturizers, sunscreens . . . if you're like many people who take skin care seriously, you know that each of these products are important but aren't completely sure of the correct order to apply skin care products. Perhaps you …
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10 Common Skin Care Mistakes: Habits to Break Now!

10 Common Skin Care Mistakes: Habits to Break Now!

Whether you have good intentions of starting up a skin care program, you employ a simple routine of daily washing and moisturizing or you have an advanced skin care regimen that targets all of your skin concerns, most of us are just trying to d …
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How to Select the Best Face Moisturizer for Winter

How to Select the Best Face Moisturizer for Winter

We know what you're thinking . . . it's only October. But throughout much of the country, temperatures have turned colder and humidity is on the descent, making now the perfect time to switch out your moisturizer to ensure your skin is hydrated an …
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Hyperpigmentation: What Causes It and Treatment Options

Hyperpigmentation: What Causes It and Treatment Options

Hyperpigmentation is not at all uncommon, but that doesn't make the condition any less frustrating. These areas of darkened skin pigment are often referred to as "age spots" or "liver spots" when they appear on aging skin and "sun spots" when they …
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How to Overcome Dry and Itchy Skin In Winter

How to Overcome Dry and Itchy Skin In Winter

(A version of this post originally appeared on the blog in 2016.)  As if the cold of winter isn’t bad enough, the change in season can also wreak havoc on our skin in the form of dull appearance, rough texture, dryness, redness and itch …
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Customer Acne Testimonial: Francesca

Customer Acne Testimonial: Francesca

Struggling with acne is nothing new to Francesca Gariano. This 22-year-old beauty blogger has been battling persistent hormonal acne since she was 13 years old. By her own account, Francesca has tried every acne regimen under the sun - from …
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The Unexpected Sensitive Skin Treatment

The Unexpected Sensitive Skin Treatment

If you characterize your skin as “sensitive,” you aren’t alone. Today, an estimated 51% of women and 36% of men in the United States perceive their skin as such, and that number appears to be on the rise. Consider this: with one simple modifica …
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Getting Rid of Blemishes: How to Heal Skin Fast

Getting Rid of Blemishes: How to Heal Skin Fast

Waking up to a blemish on your face can ruin your entire day. We’ve all been there. And haven’t we tried everything from popping and squeezing to masking the zit with extra thick concealer? Or we’ve been willing to attempt any home remedy out o …
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Spring Skin Care Tips That Can Change Your Skin

Spring Skin Care Tips That Can Change Your Skin

Spring is finally here and with this season comes new beginnings. It marks a time of warmer temps, longer days, budding flowers and, of course, spring house cleaning. You likely see growth in the garden and feel a general sense of hope as life …
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Is SPF 15 Enough?

Is SPF 15 Enough?

For decades, Americans have been warned of the risk of skin cancer from exposure to the sun's UV rays and encouraged to make sunscreen use a daily habit. Despite advisories from physicians, however, most Americans do not regularly use sunscreen. I …
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The Four Main Causes of Acne

The Four Main Causes of Acne

One of the most popular questions we receive on the topic of acne is "what causes it?" The question makes sense. If you understand the cause of something you can more effectively address it. But in the case of acne, there isn't just one cause. There …
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How to Prep Skin for Makeup

How to Prep Skin for Makeup

Makeup and skin care: a match made in beauty heaven. After all, even the most expertly applied makeup look appears less-than-perfect when the skin beneath it isn't in great shape. While a consistent skin care routine appropriate for your skin type …
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Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea (and Skin Care Advice)

Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea (and Skin Care Advice)

Imagine this: after years of having clear and manageable skin, you begin experiencing flare-ups of redness and flushing. Soon, it happens more and more, with visible blood vessels starting to appear. As time passes, the redness gradually worsens …
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A Lexli Guide to Psoriasis Skin Care

A Lexli Guide to Psoriasis Skin Care

Diagnoses of inflammatory skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema and rosacea, are on the rise in the United States. Looking at psoriasis specifically, an estimated 7.5 million individuals in this country deal with the daily frustrations c …
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Aloe Vera and California Proposition 65

Aloe Vera and California Proposition 65

Allure posted an article this weekend titled " Why Aloe Vera May Disappear From Your Skin-Care Products, According to Experts," which focuses on the addition in 2015 of non-decolorized, whole-leaf aloe extract to California's Safe Drinking Water …
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Five Benefits of Aloe Vera Skin Care

Five Benefits of Aloe Vera Skin Care

(A version of this post originally appeared in July, 2016.)  When selecting skin care products, most of us take into account many factors, such as price, active ingredients featured in the formulation, the product’s fragrance and t …
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Lexli Products Are Now Leaping Bunny-Certified

Lexli Products Are Now Leaping Bunny-Certified

We are so excited to announce that the entire family of Lexli skin care products is now Leaping Bunny-certified! Since our company’s formation more than 20 years ago, Lexli has committed to offering products that are cruelty-free. Leaping Bunn …
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More Than Skin Deep: Understanding Psoriasis

More Than Skin Deep: Understanding Psoriasis

If you are one of the 7.5 million Americans who suffer from psoriasis, then you know that this autoimmune condition can be unpredictable. Commonly active in areas like elbows, knees and shins, scalp and lower back, psoriasis appears in the form o …
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Teen Skin Care: 8 Simple Tips for Healthy Skin

Teen Skin Care: 8 Simple Tips for Healthy Skin

It may be tossed aside as a stereotype but the teenage years truly can be a time of angst for a lot of 13- to 18-year-olds as they navigate academic demands, social pressures, extra-curricular activities, and the uncertainty of future plans. As …
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Men's Skin Care: Implementing a Basic Routine

Men's Skin Care: Implementing a Basic Routine

Some men might consider a good “skin care routine” one that includes the suds that run down their face when rinsing after a shampoo. But for others, their skin care routine mirrors that of the most skin care-conscientious woman. More and more m …
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How to Minimize Pores

How to Minimize Pores

When you think about beautiful and healthy skin, flawless skin comes to mind. And for a lot of us, our definition of flawless does not include looking in the mirror and seeing noticeable pores. We wonder if it’s possible to do something to make …
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The Diet and Acne Link

The Diet and Acne Link

It's common for those who struggle with acne to evaluate their lifestyle in the hopes of finding something they're doing that is causing their acne. In fact, we regularly get questions via the Lexli Facebook page asking "what foods cause acne?" an …
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Breaking Out is Hard to Do (Guest Post)

Breaking Out is Hard to Do (Guest Post)

Acne is the most common skin ailment treated by physicians. While an estimated 40-50 million adolescents and young adults are affected by it, many individuals’ first experience with acne doesn’t occur until middle age. Regardless of the stage in …
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Understanding Eczema: Triggers and Treatment

Understanding Eczema: Triggers and Treatment

Battling a skin condition like eczema can be challenging and frustrating—to say the least. With uncomfortable symptoms and sporadic flare-ups that commonly show on visible places like face, hands, and feet, it’s likely that someone who suffers …
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How Soprano Kathryn Lewek Achieved Her Best Skin

How Soprano Kathryn Lewek Achieved Her Best Skin

While most of us can relate to the feeling of anxiety that comes with having skin issues on a big day, few of us can understand it quite to the same degree as Kathryn Lewek. The reason? She’s an opera star. Referred to as “one of opera’s str …
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Skin Care for Cancer Patients: Dr. Abdullah's Advice

Skin Care for Cancer Patients: Dr. Abdullah's Advice

A topic that doesn't get quite the level of attention it deserves is that of proper skin care while undergoing radiation, chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments. The intensity of these types of therapy causes damage to skin cells and, for many …
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Mandy Murry's Must-Have Travel Products  (Guest Post)

Mandy Murry's Must-Have Travel Products (Guest Post)

We invited travel, lifestyle, health and wellness writer, Mandy Murry, to the Lexli blog today to share with us the list of products she never travels without. As someone who "cloudsurfs" (flying on airplanes) more than 100,000 miles each year and …
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The Truth About Skin Care: Busting Through Skin Care Myths

The Truth About Skin Care: Busting Through Skin Care Myths

Skin care advice is everywhere. It’s hard to escape the endless flow of “do this” and “don’t do that” skin care guidance we find online, in magazines, from advertisements or from well-meaning friends. With sometimes contradicting information, …
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​The Acne Facial You Can Do at Home

​The Acne Facial You Can Do at Home

For those struggling to get acne under control, professional treatments offered by licensed estheticians can be beneficial. Among these are acne facials or deep cleansing facials, which work to exfoliate the skin, minimize blockages in the pore …
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How to Pop a Pimple and . . . Understanding Pimple Types

How to Pop a Pimple and . . . Understanding Pimple Types

We’ve all been there: you wake up the morning of a big event, look in the mirror and see it - an unsightly blemish on a most obvious area of your face. While the urge to start picking at your skin is great, here is where willpower must kick in. …
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Alpha- vs Beta-Hydroxy Acid: Which One Should You Use?

Alpha- vs Beta-Hydroxy Acid: Which One Should You Use?

Two popular ingredients commonly found in skin care products are alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA). You’ve likely heard of them and know they’re important, but do you know the difference? If you’re like most individuals, yo …
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How to Repair Sun-Damaged Skin

How to Repair Sun-Damaged Skin

As summer inches ever closer, most of us are giving more thought to sun protection. The topic is an important one, not only because of the dangerous potential for skin cancer, but also because of the visible damage that sun can do to our skin. …
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How to Get Rid of Tired Eyes

How to Get Rid of Tired Eyes

Our eyes are most often the first area on our face to begin showing the signs of aging. Given that they're also the focal point of our face, we have an incentive to keep them looking as youthful and vibrant as possible. The good news is that tired …
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How to Properly Wash Your Face

How to Properly Wash Your Face

Face washing. Of all the skin care steps, this is the one that most individuals find the easiest to understand and the simplest to implement. And yet, despite its simplicity - or, perhaps, because of it - it's the step that so many of us are doing …
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Spring Break Packing: Skin Care Travel Essentials

Spring Break Packing: Skin Care Travel Essentials

Spring Break getaways are on the horizon so we asked Stacey Stark, director of marketing at Lexli, to share her list of skin care travel essentials. Read on for some great recommendations. Those of us preparing to get away for Spring Break c …
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Which is the Best Serum for Your Skin?

Which is the Best Serum for Your Skin?

Earlier this week, we announced the launch of Lexli's newest product: A-Firm-Ative Anti-Aging Peptide Serum. A labor of love that has been under development by Dr. Abdullah's team for more than a year, A-Firm-Ative combines Lexli's signa …
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A Basic Guide to Exfoliation

A Basic Guide to Exfoliation

(A version of this article originally appeared on Dermascope.com) Exfoliation has been touted as a “must do” skin-care step for long enough now that nearly every skin-care customer realizes it is a recommended part of their regimen. But …
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The Benefits of Aloe Vera

The Benefits of Aloe Vera

Your skin loves aloe vera. It is soothing. It is comforting. And it likely offers far more benefits than you realize. Anyone who has reached for aloe gel after burning their finger while cooking or spending a long day at the beach, already knows a …
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All About Aloe

All About Aloe

At Lexli, we use organic, pharmaceutical-grade aloe as the main ingredient in each of our skin care products. Aloe has a history of treating a variety of ailments and contains hundred of components that promote skin health and improve aesthetics. …
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Decoding the Skin Care Ingredient List

Decoding the Skin Care Ingredient List

What factors lead you to select the skin care products you buy? When we ask this question of people, we most often hear everything from “it feels great on my skin” and “I love the smell” to “It helps to minimize fine lines” and “my ski …
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Dr. Abdullah Weighs in on Korean Skin Care Routines

Dr. Abdullah Weighs in on Korean Skin Care Routines

For nearly two years now, numerous beauty editors and bloggers have promoted Korean skin care routines as the ultimate solution to achieve plump, dewy, youthful-looking skin. A simple Google search will show you just how much hype surrounds these …
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Get Your Daily Dose of Antioxidants for Skin Health

Get Your Daily Dose of Antioxidants for Skin Health

The term "antioxidants" has become a health and wellness buzz word in recent years. Physicians and nutritionists alike regularly encourage individuals to eat foods rich in them, while consumer products regularly tout them on product labels. In fac …
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