Our Story

The Lexli story starts with a question – one that Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is often asked by patients following a cosmetic procedure:

“What skin care products do you recommend I use to keep my skin looking its best?”

The Search for a Product

In 1994, that question led Dr. Abdullah to begin searching for skin care products he could offer his patients. Noted as an authority on the benefits of aloe on human skin, he was intent on finding products that featured a base of pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera – the same high grade that provided impressive results in his clinical studies and that he successfully uses on surgical skin flaps to calm inflammation and encourage healing. While he encountered several aloe-based products, none met the other condition on his list: the products must incorporate advanced active ingredients proven to generate a marked improvement in a variety of skin conditions. With his search deemed unsuccessful, Dr. Abdullah came to the realization that the product he was looking for didn’t exist – and who better to formulate it than he, himself?

Since that time, Lexli has continued to grow. While the company is a bigger operation today than it was when it got its start out of Dr. Abdullah’s clinic, our commitment to providing exceptional skin care products and superior customer service are still our top priorities. Dr. Abdullah remains at the helm of Lexli as president and lead formulator, while continuing to see patients at his practice in Fargo, North Dakota. Under his direction, the Lexli line continues to grow. Each year, after considering feedback from customers, the latest skin care science and the strengths and weaknesses of existing products, Dr. Abdullah and his product development team decide on a small list of new product formulations. This thoughtful consideration of line expansion ensures that Lexli products are always complimentary, not redundant; truly beneficial to our customers, not driven primarily by trends; and formulated in an exacting manner to ensure results.