We’re all for women being bosses at science – but when it comes to skincare, leave the lab behind. At LXMI, we focus on using plant-based ingredients, including Nilotica Reserve™, Ugandan Vanilla and African Hibiscus.  Plant-based ingredients have been proven to combat inflammation, improve overall skin health, and even reduce allergies!

Our Ingredients

Take Nilotica Reserve™, for instance. A rare form of shea butter, Nilotica Reserve™ is found by the Nile River – the only site where these nuts grow wild.  Unlike products which can strip your skin’s natural oils and generate an increase in oil production, all-natural Nilotica Reserve™ boosts your skin’s moisture levels without removing any oils, making it perfect for anyone who experiences breakouts.

The light and hydrating Crème du Nil, feature Ugandan Vanilla, harvested from Western Ugandan orchids.  Besides smelling delicious, vanilla is rich in antioxidants, helping to prevent skin damage caused by free radicals.[1]

Or look at our Hibiscus Sabdariffa, one of our most unique ingredients, which works to both exfoliate and moisturize the skin.  Many clinical studies have discovered the anti-inflammatory behavior of Hibiscus Sabdariffa, noting that the ingredient produces a decrease in MCP-1 concentration, which acts as an evaluator of inflammatory diseases.[2]  Inflammation can cause serious skin damage, from redness to fine lines, making Hs – which is also loaded with beneficial acids – incredibly powerful when it comes to your skin.  

And you thought all a plant could do was spruce up décor.  

Why Go Natural?

Derived exclusively from rare botanicals, our skincare products don’t contain parabens or phthalates. Studies have shown that switching away from products using non-natural ingredients can dramatically reduce exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.[3] 

Wild plants, such as the ones found in our skincare products, are incredibly dense with nutrients.  Additionally, plants produce secondary metabolites and phytohormones, which can yield anti-aging and regenerative effects when used on skin.  

While synthetic ingredients offer certain advantages, the efficacy of plant-based ingredients is clear. Plus, our products are so natural and safe that you could even eat them out of the jar (although not our recommended method of application!).  

[1] Charles, Denys J. Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources (Springer: New York, 2013).  

[2] Da-Costa-Rocha, Inês & Bonnlaender, Bernd & Sievers, Hartwig & Pischel, Ivo and Heinrch, Michael. (2014). “Hibiscus sabdariffia L. – A phytochemical and pharmacological review.” Food Chemistry

[3] Harley Kim, Kogut Katherine, Madrigal Daniel, Cardenas Maritza, Vera Irene, Meza-Alfaro Gonzalo, She Jianwen, Gavin Qi, Zahedi Rana, Bradman Asa, Eskenazi Brenda, Parra Kimberly. (2010). “Reducing Phtalate, Paraben, and Phenol Exposure from Personal Care Products in Adolescent Girls: Findings from the HERMOSA Intervention Study.” Environ Health Perspect., 1600-1607.

  • Love your cause and yes your ingredients are rare however I did reach out a week or two ago wanting the older version of Créme de Nil for I don’t like the lightweight one and never received a response as to exchanging it for the original of you had some leftover somewhere in your warehouse. Sometimes newer advances aren’t always better

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