Effective ingredients for topical cellulite treatments
New cellulite ingredients are constantly showing up on the market, having several studies to back them up. As well as these efficient or not ingredients, the methods of evaluating their efficiency are evolving and sometimes are even combined to provide a multimodal approach for treatment. As you've probably seen, the variety of anti cellulite ingredients runs the gamut from herbal to engineered. The variety of instruments and methods to test their efficacy is broad and broadening. But today we're going to address some highly tested ingredient that stand the test of time.
Most effective cellulite ingredients
The essential ingredients needed in an effective cellulite treatment include:
- Retinol and collagen
- Bladderwrack Extract
I know it sounds pretty conventional but caffeine, an extract got from coffee is one of the most effective solutions to combat the appearance of cellulite. Don't forget it's also used for treating thinning hair, caffeine being one of the best ingredients in hair fall remedy shampoos.
In fact, just about every anti-cellulite cream that shows marked benefit invariably includes caffeine in its formulation. Caffeine combats the dimpling effect by cellulite due to its diuretic properties.
Caffeine is also an alkaloid which stimulates the degradation of fat deposited under the skin. It also increases blood flow and firms the skin by flushing out excessive moisture. Even when this effect is only temporary, it's just about all you need at least for an approaching event.
Caffeine is preferred in effective cosmetic products because it penetrates the skin much more easily than similar compounds. According to research published by the US National Center for Biotechnology information, topical application creams containing 3% caffeine in their formulation acted as an effective cellulite remedy, by preventing excessive accumulation of fat in cells.
2. Retinol and collagen
You've probably heard about retinol from skin plumping commercials, mostly on the subject of facial creams. Retinol is one of the most common skin-tightening agents found in anti-cellulite creams. To understand retinol, we should first understand cellulite. Cellulite affects almost 90% of women and is the result of fluid retention, fat, and poor circulation.
Caffeine reduces water retention, improves circulation, and attacks fat cell clusters, while retinol increases your body’s production of collagen – which promotes a younger appearance, hydrates the skin, and aids in cell regeneration.
Collagen is the number one protein responsible for skin elasticity; it basically holds your body together.
This is one of the newest cellulite product ingredients and it's being used in the formulation of anti cellulite creams more and more. Maybe you've heard about it as being used in asthma inhalers and prescription drugs. Aminophylline relaxes the muscles and this makes it an effective antidote for patients suffering from asthmatic attacks where the chest muscles become constricted.
Aminophylline is also an active antioxidant and very effective in breaking down fat deposits accumulated under the skin which we all know eventually cause cellulite to appear. Unlike the case with asthma medications, topical applications which contain Aminophylline can be bought without a doctor’s prescription.
4. Bladderwrack extract
I wouldn't be surprised if you've never heard about this compound. Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed which grows on rocks under the bitterly cold waters off the North American coastline.
For a long time, this algae has been used as a thyroid gland stimulant due to its high concentration of iodine.
Bladderwrack extract is known as an effective weight loss antidote given that it has a high concentration of polysaccharides and polyphenols which increase the rate of metabolism in the body. This ability of it also helps it in getting rid of cellulite though this also depends to a large extent on the extract’s ability to eliminate fluid buildup beneath the skin.