Clarins, the body contouring expert, has made further advances in its understanding of cellulite. A major scientific discovery is at the origin of a new generation of Body Lift which, in addition to reducing existing cellulite, also slows down the formation of new cellulite. Body Lift Cellulite Control is the first Clarins contouring care to take up this dual challenge.
CELLULITE: A STORY OF CELLS WHICH STORE FAT
Here's a simple summary of the scientific discovery made by Clarins (I hope I didn't interprete wrongly, it shouldn't be too far off):
Adipocytes (cells that store fat) expand when there is too much fat to store. When they run out of space to store excess fat, new adipocytes are needed. Progenitor cells (essential for the renewal of adipose tissue) mutiply and some turn into pre-adipocytes, then into adypocytes. As the cells get fatter, there is a decrease in oxygen circulation and the deprivation of adequate oxygen supply also encourages the multiplication of progenitor cells.
Not enough adipocyte cells to store fat -> Progenitor cells turn into adipocytes -> More fat storage -> Less oxygen in the tissue -> More progenitor cells .... So goes the vicious cycle.
Body Lift Cellulite Control contains active ingredients that act at every stage of the formation of adipose tissue and therefore effectively reduces the look of cellulite and helps prevent the formation of new cellulite.
Key Plant Ingredients
Two key plant extracts that fight each stage of cellulite formation - to reduce stubborn cellulite and prevent its return.
- Aquatic mint extract limits the hypoxia of adipose tissue responsible for the multiplication of progenitor cells.
- Celosia extract slows the differentiation of progenitor cells into preadipocytes to limit the expansion of adipose tissue.
A GLOBAL CONTOURING ACTION
1. An immediate lifting effect
2. Firmer skin
3. The microcirculation is stimulated to reduce feelings of heaviness
4. Nourished and moisturized skin
It is recommended to use the application method developed by Clarins specialists to optimize the effectiveness of Body Lift Cellulite Control. The following video shows you how. It looks simple enough, but I don't always have the time to do everything. The most that I've done is apply on my legs cos that's where I can see most of my cellulite buildup. I think I need to start on the tummy too now cos I've grown a kangooroo pouch and it's ughh ugly!!
I still have some of the "old" version of Body Lift which I bought a couple of years back (on the left). On the right is the new bottle.
Texure-wise, the old one has some granules that dissolve as you massage the cream in, while the new one has a cream-gel consistency. Both produce this cooling sensation on your skin and smell more or less the same. They feel sticky at first, but they absorb very well and the stickiness disappears leaving the skin feeling very smooth.
Because no cosmetic product alone can make you slimmer, Clarins has always stressed the importance of a balanced diet combined with regular exercise. Here's another video which shows you how skipping can help you burn fat.
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control is already available at all Clarins counters and retails at $88 for 200ml.
DISCLAIMER: Products in this entry were sent to me by Clarins for consideration. Information taken from press file. I wasn't paid to do this and I'm not affiliated to Clarins in any way. Opinions expressed here are my own