If there is an area where the false claims are going rampant in the skin care product market is the one concerning the treatment of cellulite.
Many marketers are making false claims trying to sell cellulite products which clearly contain no cellulite fighting ingredients. In some marketers’ mind, if the ingredients have enough publicity on their own as wrinkle cream ingredients, why can’t we put a few of those ingredients together and sell them as cellulite cream?
It probably makes very good sense from a marketing stand point, but very few from a scientific one. (It’s like swallowing suppositories!!!). You wouldn’t do that; would you?
Cellulite is not wrinkle, so don’t put your expensive face cream on your butt! Collagen, Retinol, AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) such as Lactic acid, Glycolic acid and Salicylic acid do not work in decreasing the appearance of cellulite, but if the product is greasy enough, and it takes a long time to penetrate you might have the collateral benefit of the massage, but certainly none from the cream!
To remove dead skin cell from your Cellulite affected area use a brush or a loofah sponge!
What is Cellulite
What causes cellulite at the first place and why does it seem to get worse over time?
It has been the bane of every woman’s existence. Many women have it in varying degrees, and unfortunately it appears to get worse with age. Cellulite is not just a problem affecting obese or overweight women. Average size and even thin women suffer from cellulite as well. It has been surveyed that 90% of all women have cellulite somewhere on their bodies.
This leaves only a small percentage of women who are actually cellulite free. (They are either lucky or blessed). How can you become part of that elite cellulite-free 10%?
What causes cellulite and why does it seem to get worse once it appears?
Occurrence of cellulite is created by a genetic disposition coupled with hormonal imbalances. Cellulite is hereditary, so much so that the indications of who will get it, and to what degree, are present almost from birth, In fact, skin biopsies taken from infants are highly predictive of whether cellulite will develop later in life, based on the number of septa bands found in the skin.
The thighs, buttocks and the abdomen are the most common areas for a woman to develop cellulite. Although it is often mistaken for obesity, cellulite is not actually obesity related because it can also take place in thin lean women.
Underneath the dermis and epidermis are three specific layers of fat. Cellulite tends to develop in the subcutaneous fat layers. This layer of fat is unique in its structure compared to the other layers because its fatty parts are structured into specific chambers by strands of linked tissue around it.
In men, these chambers are organized into small slanting units. These store smaller fat quantities and are not likely to form cellulite.
The Fight against Cellulite
The areas which are affected by cellulite are usually dry and damaged therefore needing additional moisture, increased blood supply and protection.
The appearance of cellulite can be reduced temporarily by increasing moisture to the affected area. It needs to be remembered cellulite needs to be treated from the inside as well as the outside.
High quality cellulite product with a delivery system that facilitates the product to enter the cells is very important to achieve a penetration.
Cellulite creams work by pulling pull fluids out of the spaces between cells and induce lipolysis: Fat burning in the layer just below the skin’s surface.
A good cellulite creams reduces fat cells in skin with visible results in a few weeks.
To sum it up: Anti Cellulite products should reduce the appearance of cellulite; have the proper delivery of actives material, contain high quality ingredients; that have skin tightening properties; Anti Cellulite creams should be targeted to a specific area and are best applied after a hot bath/shower or vigorous exercise, when the skin is still warm.
Anti Cellulite product Ingredients
Now about the ingredients you should look for in a superior Anti Cellulite product:
The cream or carrier should be in a fat free base: not any butter cocoa or Shea, no oil of any can and the active ingredients have been encapsulated into liposomes.
Creams which contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory are more effective when treating cellulite as they stimulate blood flow. It should have enough active ingredients to be effective.
High price do not equate to high quality, but cheap is cheap! Make sure you can return the stuff for a full refund if it does not work within a few weeks!
Unfortunately you will never know how many and how much active ingredients there is in a product! I will talk about that in a future article that is coming soon. Keep watching!
Now back to the list:
- L-Carnitine: an amino-acid that increase the cells respiratory process.
- Caffeine: a lipolysis promoting agent
- Coenzyme A (CoA) is another lipolysis promoting agent witch is usually from biotechnology
- Other botanicals who promote lipolysis includes: Bladderwack, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Horse Chestnut, Green Tea, Horsetail, Fucus Vesicolosus, Hedera Helix and Menthol.
The Best Anti-Cellulite Cream
If we had to recommend one very good product it would be the Honeydew Coconut Cellulite Cream with Caffeine.
It has the best mix of ingredients and customers have seen visible differences within a short period of time. It also smells like coconuts!