Skincare is my thing.
Really, I've spent countless hours in front of my computer learning about and trying to heal my own skin. I've rid my bathroom of every beauty product that didn't fit my unusually high standards, and to this day I make most of my own stuff. So when I heard about LXMI, I was already typing away, trying to find out all that I could about this company. When I looked up the ingredients of their Pure Nilotica Melt, I was surprised to find only one.
One ingredient, y'all!
Nilotica: What is it?
This smooth, luxurious balm is formulated with pure Ugandan Nilotica Reserve -- a rare relative of shea butter. At first, I thought Nilotica's properties were just the same as traditional shea butter, but I quickly learned otherwise. Here are some interesting facts about this super ingredient:
- It is sky high in essential fatty acids -- over 25% more than traditional shea butter -- and noted for it's enhanced vitamin and nutrient potency.
- These high grade nuts are harvested seasonally, from 20-year-old trees in the Nile River Valley. A little about the manufacturing process..
- "Nilotica is pressed into a soft butter (vs. other botanicals that are typically pressed into an oil). The microcrystals found in the Pure Nilotica Melt will dissolve on your skin, and prove that the nuts were cold-pressed in temperate Uganda v. refrigerated lab conditions."
- This butter is pure, natural and organic. Even safe enough to eat. (A top priority for me!)
LXMI -- pronounced "luxe-me" -- was born in 2016 after founder Leila Janah stumbled across Nilotica at a Ugandan market. She was so impressed by how this ingredient transformed her skin. And now, thanks to her and the amazing women she works with, we are also able to take part in the magic.
Leila started LXMI with the intention of creating positive social impact in the world. In fact, workers earn at least 3x the local average wage! Giving back is at the very core of this value-driven company and that driving force is reflected in every step of the process, from nature to consumer.
LXMI is dedicated to a high quality of life for the consumer and the producer.
I have sensitive "combination" skin that has always been easily prone to breakouts. For this reason, I don't typically use butters or balms on my face. But this time, I decided to experiment with the LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt. I've been using it mostly around my eyes, cheeks, lips and neck. And once a week, I wear it as an overnight mask. So far, no breakouts. Just soft, nourished skin. I really wish I would've known about this stuff in the winter!
Shop online or stop by your local Sephora and check it out for yourself. I look forward to watching this company grow and create positive change in the process. Keep it up, LXMI. :-)
*This post is sponsored by LXMI via conscious influencer agency WTS Connect. Every opinion is 100% me, though. Guaranteed. I love connecting people with ethical products that work.