(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 texture, and more. What we often overlook, however, is an examination of the product’s base (also called the "delivery vehicle"). The base is the product’s main ingredient and, as such, it sets the stage for the results that can be achieved through use of the product. Most skin care products are formulated with a base of water – an economical base that mixes well with other ingredients and keeps the weight of the product light. However, water is not therapeutic to the skin. Its purpose is simply to dissolve the other ingredients that are added.
Contrarily, Lexli products are formulated with a base of organic, pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera – a therapeutic base that offers many benefits to the skin. Consider the following reasons while aloe vera skin care makes sense:
Aloe is Easily Absorbed by the Skin
Because aloe has a naturally small molecular size, it is more easily absorbed by the skin, and this is a huge reason for its effectiveness. The fastest way to make your skin look and feel great is to get the right products underneath that top epidermal layer. Aloe contains more than 200 active components, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides and fatty acids that nurture and promote skin healing.
Aloe is a Natural Skin Moisturizer
Aloe vera has a polysaccharide-rich composition that makes it an effective natural moisturizer. Aloe-based skin care products leave the skin of all individuals feeling more hydrated and comfortable, regardless of skin type. Those with dry or sensitive skin, however, may notice the largest improvement in this area. While water-based cleansers tend to leave their skin feeling dry or tight, aloe-based cleansers, like Lexli Cleansing Lotion, have the opposite effect.
Aloe is an Effective Acne Treatment
Among the four main causes of acne are bacteria and inflammation. Acne’s saponin and barbaloin content allow it to act as an antimicrobial, thereby minimizing the presence of Propionibacterium, the bacteria involved in the development of acne. Aloe also contains salicylic acid and sterols, which inhibit acute inflammation. Thus, when a high concentration of aloe vera is used with other potent acne-fighting ingredients, the result is an impressive acne treatment.
Aloe Soothes Inflammatory Skin Conditions
As noted above, aloe contains compounds that allow it to reduce inflammation and erythema (redness caused by inflammation); this is why aloe gel has long been the ideal treatment for sunburn. Beyond sunburns, however, aloe vera can be used to calm inflammation associated with eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, sensitive skin and more. Frequent application of aloe-rich toners like Lexli Tone & Balance are extremely effective at calming inflamed skin and keeping skin comfortable throughout the day.
Aloe has Anti-Aging Benefits
Scientific research has shown that several components in aloe give it an impressive ability to regenerate cells. These include gibberellin, a growth hormone-like substance that increases protein synthesis, and lectin, a protein that increases collagen activity and improves the collagen matrix. Aloe also has been shown to stimulate the fibroblasts that produce collagen and elastin fibers, helping to improve skin elasticity while minimizing the presence of fine lines and wrinkles. Products like Lexli A-Firm-Ative facial serum and Revital-Eyes firming eye cream harness this ability of aloe and combine it with potent peptides to generate results.
Lexli’s founder Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, a board-certified plastic surgeon and noted aloe researcher, agrees with the comments of H. Reginald McDaniel, a prominent researcher at the Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center, who said that "the use of aloe vera will be the most important single step forward in the treatment of diseases in the history of mankind." As aloe’s benefits are increasingly highlighted in medical journals across the globe, we expect that more and more individuals will seek it out for the health needs. Meanwhile, those that have long used Lexli products can testify to the impact aloe can have on the skin.
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