In 2003, Lindi Skin was launched to address the unique skincare needs of people undergoing cancer treatment. The founder and CEO and a cancer survivor herself, Lindy Snider, started the business and created the skincare line to help friends and family members who were going through radiation or chemotherapy. As a result of the cancer treatment, their skin developed rashes, burns or became extremely dry. Prior to Lindi Skin, they were unable to find effective products to help their skin feel and look better. Check out this short vimeo to learn more.
Since its introduction, Lindi Skin has provided gentle, safe, clinically-proven skincare products to anyone – men as well as women – with compromised or stressed skin. The healing and protective qualities of each product in the line have been found to be restorative even after treatment has ended. In addition, Lindi Skin is perfect for those of us who have dry, irritated, cracked, older, wind or sun stressed, or sensitive skin.
Because Lindi Skin was created for people whose immune systems were compromised, the products were intentionally designed with effective preservatives in order to prevent bacterial and microbial growth that could otherwise sicken those whom the products were meant to help. The products are:
- dermatologist tested
- allergy tested
- developed in conjunction with oncologists and dermatologists.
The complete Lindi Skin product line is made up of 12 face and body skincare products that range in price from $10-40. There’s a $30 starter kit containing product samples plus a $5 coupon, and Lindi Skin sells gift certificates, too.
Lindi Skin Products
A couple of months ago, I received several products from Lindi Skin to try out and I’ve been using them regularly:
- Face Wash, 120 ml/4 fl. oz., $22
- Lip Balm, 7 ml/0.25 fl. oz., $10
- Eye Hydrator, 15 ml/0.5 fl. oz. $30
- Citrus Face Serum, 30 ml/1 fl. oz., $40
Each product is very nicely packaged in either a plastic or glass container, and they each arrived in an outer box sporting the shield, the Lindi logo, that I think is a terrific symbol as it communicates shielding and protecting skin.
The products Lip Balm and Eye Hydrator appear to me to be fragrance-free. The Citrus Face Serum has a faint citrusy-herbal scent. The Face Wash has an odd, non-scent or herbalish scent.
A number of the products contain “cones”, e.g. Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone. If you are sensitive to those ingredients, be sure to read the product ingredient list before purchase.
Lip Balm and Eye Hydrator
My favorites are the Lip Balm and Eye Hydrator.
- The Lip Balm comes in a small pot and you apply it with a finger, not my favorite way to apply lip balm, but I like the balm so much, I’ve gotten beyond it. This stuff really works to soften my dry lips. I try to wear it all the time.
- I love, love, love the Eye Hydrator. I have mentioned previously that I have blepharitis and dry eye so my eyelids are red and sometimes inflamed and tears from my dry eyes make the skin on the inner side of my eye sockets irritated, dry and flaky. Lindi Eye Hydrator is a thick, orange gel that is the most soothing product I have ever used on my irritated eye skin. In fact, I used up the first jar, and I bought another one last week. I cannot be without this stuff! If you have irritated eyes, you must try this product!
Lip Balm Ingredients: Astaxanthin Extract, Petrolatum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ozokerite, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Myristyl Myristate, EthylHexyl Palmitate, Beeswax, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzophenone 3, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Flavor: Buttery Vanilla, Phenoxyethanol (Plant Derivative), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Eye Hydrator Ingredients: Astaxanthin Extract, Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone Dipeptide 2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide, Arginine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Astaxanthin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract (Chamomile), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Phenoxyethanol (Plant Derivative), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate
Citrus Face Serum
I also like the Lindi Citrus Face Serum (they have a lavender version too) that includes a proprietary, LSA Complex, made up of botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins. I use the serum when my skin is feeling irritated from other skincare products or from sun or windburn. Often, I use it as a facial primer because it contains “cones”, cyclomethicone and dimethicone. For me, the slip is just fabulous! Definitely a terrific primer for my dry skin.
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Astaxanthin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ceramide 2, Tribehenin, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Algae Extract, Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinone, Thioctic Acid, Bisabolol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Crocus Sativus Flower Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Pinus Strobus Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea (Purslane) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Rhubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Leaf Extract
The Face Wash is a clear, medium weight liqui-gel that comes in a clear plastic pump bottle and is formulated to achieve the skin’s optimal pH balance. Unfortunately, it is my least favorite of the products I tried out because I don’t really like the scent and because it is soap-free (which is fine) but non-foaming. I prefer my cleanser to either foam or to be creamy. Nevertheless, when my skin is feeling stressed or particularly dry, I reach for this face wash because it is absolutely gentle.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Disodium PEG-12 Dimethicone Sulfosuccinate, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Maltooligosyl Glucoside/Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid
Shopping for Lindi Skin
The rest of the product line includes face moisturizer, body wash, soothing balm for hands and feet, body lotion, skin cooler roller, and skin cooler pad. Lindi Skin products can be purchased on the Lindi Skin website, on Amazon, as well as at a variety of stores including some CVS stores and medical centers. On the website, you can put in your zip code and see where it’s sold near you. I discovered it is sold at several CVS stores and in the gift shop of the suburban Massachusetts General Hospital center not far from where I live.
In order to get the word out, Lindi Skin is providing a 25% off discount with the code: BLOG25 that includes free shipping to readers of my blog. Although I had been planning to buy the Eye Hydrator at CVS, I decided to take advantage of the discount code and free shipping, so I purchased it on the Lindi Skin website and it arrived within a few days. Easy peasy!
If you have friends or relatives who are having skin problems or skin discomfort in response to radiation or chemotherapy, please let them know about Lindi Skin. And if you have stressed, dry or sensitive skin yourself, I encourage you to check out these gentle, quality skincare products too.