Why is Aloe Good for the Skin?

"We think of aloe as a pharmacy in a plant."

- Dr. Wendell Winters, Professor of Microbiology, University of Texas Health Science Center

Aloe leaves and slices on a wood surface
an open hand holding a dollop of AloeGlyC, other hand dipping a finger
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AloeGlyC smeared on a flat white surface

2100 BC - 1820 AD

Aloe was first included in the United States Pharmacopoeia in 1820, but records of its restorative abilities have been found on Sumerian clay tablets dating back to 2100 BC.


Aloe has over 75 active components including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides and fatty acids. Clinical research has proven its ability to calm, nurture and hydrate skin tissue.

Aloe nurtures skin tissue

Clinical research, including that conducted by Lexli founder, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, has demonstrated that aloe has the ability to encourage skin repair. This is due to the presence of gibberellin – a growth hormone-like substance that increases protein synthesis, and lectin – a protein that increases collagen activity and improves the collagen matrix. This makes aloe beneficial to skin that has been damaged.

Aloe is an excellent skin hydrator

Aloe improves the water content of the stratum corneum. This added hydration is beneficial for all skin types.

Aloe calms skin

Aloe contains salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, and sterols - both of which are recognized for their ability to calm the skin. This makes aloe vera a beneficial ingredient for use on irritated or sensitive skin.

Many skincare products Include aloe in their formulations. What makes Lexli different?

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Pharmaceutical-grade aloe

Like other cosmetic ingredients, aloe is available in a range of grades, with cosmetic-grade being the most commonly utilized in skincare products. At Lexli, we only use organic, pharmaceutical-grade aloe, which is free from irritating impurities.

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Aloe as the Primary Ingredient

The base (main ingredient) in Lexli products is organic, pharmaceutical-grade aloe, as evidenced by its position at the top of our ingredient lists. (Ingredient labels must list ingredients in order of concentration.) Many other brands include small amounts of aloe; hardly enough to generate improvements in the skin.

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Certified by the International Aloe Science Council

Lexli uses aloe that is certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) to be harvested and processed in a manner to preserve maximum bioactivity.