The Active Ingredients - Xanthenes - For years,
scientists have known that xanthenes, including caffeine and Theobroma
cacao (cocoa), attack cellulite at the source by helping the body speed
up fat burning in thighs and legs where it is applied - reducing the
expansion and stretching of skin between the connective fibres. They
also act as a natural diuretic helping to eliminate fluids and
Forskolin - Forskolin is the active ingredient in the Coleus
Forskohlii root. Forskohlii is a herbal product originally used in India
for medical purposes and has only recently been discovered and utilised
in the west as a fat loss agent.
Seaweed - Seaweed is rich in vital minerals, trace elements,
proteins and vitamins. It helps improve the skin's elasticity, tone,
firmness and helps to prevent cellulite. Seaweed will soothe damaged or
irritated skin, heal minor skin infections, detoxify and cleanse.
Gotu Kola - This herb is ideal in the treatment of cellulite
because it enhances the structure of the connective tissue surrounding
fat chambers and by the same action improves the circulation of blood.
Gotu Kola works to strengthen connective tissues by stimulating the
body's production of the ground substance that keeps collagen fibres
locked in place.
Rosemary Oil - Rosemary Oil is a natural diuretic that works with
steam and heat to relieve the body of excess water and toxins improving
circulation, which in turn diminishes the appearance of cellulite.
Salicylic Acid and Apple Juice - Salicylic Acid and Apple Extract
act as exfoliants, sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal the new
vibrant skin beneath.
Aloe Vera - Aloe Vera helps re balance the pH level in the skin
acting as a protective and soothing agent. Plus it's a natural
What causes cellulite ?
Contrary to popular opinion, cellulite is not simply a matter of
weight. Many slim people have cellulite. But it is a type of fat. It is
primarily a female problem as it's thought that one of the causes is a
high level of the female hormone oestrogen. Poor diet, bad circulation,
sluggish digestion, intake of toxins and fluid retention can all also
contribute to cellulite.
How does Lipolene work ?
Lipolene includes a bevy of natural ingredients including xanthenes
that are known to help the breakdown of fat. These xanthenes have been
combined with ingredients such as Forskolin, Gotu Kola, Rosemary Oil,
Aloe Vera, Salicylic Acid, Seaweed Extract and Apple Extract, all known
for their skin smoothing, firming and tightening effects.
How must Lipolene be applied to achieve maximum results ?
For maximum results massage Lipolene into the affected area for 3-5
minutes twice daily after showering and skin brushing
Are there any possible side effects from using Lipolene ?
There are no common side effects but in case of an allergic
reaction, test Lipolene on a small patch of sensitive skin and wait 24
hours before commencing with the full treatment.
How long does it take before I see visible results with Lipolene ?
You should notice results with Lipolene in 6-8 weeks. Dramatic
results in which the cellulite is barely visible have been achieved in
as little as 8 weeks.
Is there any way I can prevent my cellulite from re-occurring ?
Regular use of Lipolene can help cellulite from re-occurring. Also,
it's beneficial to drink plenty of water and free your diet of toxins
such as alcohol, coffee and cigarettes. Also reduce your salt intake as
this causes fluid retention. Massage, skin brushing and exercise can
help boost circulation to the area, eliminate toxins from your body and
encourage fluid movements.
Directions for use
Massage into the affected area for 3-5 minutes, twice daily. For best
results, apply directly after skin brushing and showering when the
skin's pores are open.
Results may vary depending on skin type.
What is Cellulite ?
Most people refer to Cellulite as the fatty deposits that
form uneven, wrinkled, dimply skin found on the thighs, hips and
buttocks of most mature women. Even when fat is lost from other body
areas, cellulite remains and will actually be the last fat to be lost,
because it occurs only when damaged fatty tissue accumulates. Cellulite
is formed when connective tissues beneath the skin that shape the fat
become weak and deformed due to poor circulation.
Cellulite is a real medical condition that follows a predictable path of
development. It typically starts with a few broken veins or tiny areas
of discoloration and a tendency to bruise easily. This early stage may
be missed, but it soon develops into the distinctive "orange peel"
appearance as the tissue under the skin becomes swollen and distended.
If left unchecked this frequently develops into the "mattress skin"
stage in which the skin feels cool to the touch. After this the tissues
deteriorate further into islands of concentrated blood flow that feel
hot and are surrounded by cold cellulite tissue. The lack of circulation
in the damaged cellulite tissues finally results in more fat and fiber
accumulation along with fluid retention to produce a honeycomb structure
of swollen lumpy tissue that disfigures the body profile known as
How Does Cellulite Begin ?
Cellulite is caused by damage to the delicate capillary or drainage
system in the fat layer under the skin. It begins when the circulation
in the capillaries, veins or lymphatic drainage vessels under the skin
slows down. This leads to sluggish or even static regions of blood or
lymph flow, which allows highly reactive chemicals known as free
radicals to attack the walls of the capillaries, veins or lymph vessels
as well as the surrounding tissues. Once damage has occurred in one of
the circulatory systems in this fatty layer it spreads to the others,
leading to accumulation of lymph in the tissues. This all happens
without any outward signs other than perhaps a tendency for cuts and
bruises to heal more slowly.
In these "pools" of lymph accumulation protein fibers
tend to precipitate out and form fibers; these fibers are laid down
around groups of fat cells giving rise to a lumpy appearance on the
skin; this is the beginning of the cellulite cycle.
What Causes the "Orange Peel" Effect ?
As the circulation slows and lymph accumulates in the fatty tissue under
the skin more and more protein fibers are formed. Normally cells known
as fibroblasts would dissolve these abnormal protein fibers, but as the
circulation and drainage deteriorate these fibroblasts become defective
because they are starved of oxygen and nutrients. Instead of removing
the protein fibers and maintaining a network of fine, elastic,
supporting fibers they build thicker, less flexible webs of fiber around
groups of fat cells.
Fat cells have fat-storing and fat-releasing receptor
sites. Different parts of the body have fat cells with more fat storing
sites or more fat-releasing sites. This is why many women tend to store
fat on certain parts of the body and lose it on other parts, frequently
giving rise to the familiar pear shaped body. Cellulite areas usually
have fat cells with more fat-storing sites. This means that any fatty
substances in the lymph surrounding the damaged tissues are quickly
taken up by the fat cells and stored. During exercise the body demands
energy and the fat cells should release fat into the blood for
consumption by the muscles. The damaged cellulite tissues are not able
to respond, however, due to the damaged circulation so fat from other
areas is used and the cellulite areas continue to build up fatty
The combination of thick, rigid fibers and increasing
fat along with distended tissues caused by fluid retention gives rise to
the "orange peel" appearance of the skin we associate with the first
stages of cellulite. Without treatment the cycle of damage accelerates
causing patches of isolated fatty tissue that feel cold to the touch
separated by "hot" zones where blood circulation is concentrated. This
is known as the "mattress skin" stage and progresses to the formation of
large fatty lumps known as steatomes.
The Treatment of Cellulite
There are many different natural methods of treating
cellulite. Almost all of these fit into three categories which should be
combined into a complete cellulite treatment program:
Improving Circulation -
Repair of Damaged Circulation and Cellulite Exercises
Balancing Hormones - Cellulite Supplements
Cellulite Detoxification, and Cellulite Creams and Treatments