Product Review

Svelte Cream by African Botanics

This is a sculpting & firming body treatment is designed to tighten the skin and improve the appearance of cellulite via stimulating local micro-circulation & limiting fluid retention. In order for a topical anti-cellulite treatment to work it has to address all major mechanisms generally recognized as being involved in the development of cellulite so it should contain:

1. Actives that increase lymphatic drainage & microvascular circulation. The Svelte Cream is rich in the Mustard Sprout Extract & Capsaicin complex which helps activate the microcirculation & fight water retention in cellulite tissue. It also contains Ivy Extract, Caffeine, Kigelia Africana Extract & Grapefruit Peel Oil to relieve congestion in the lymphatic system & encourage circulation.

2. Agents that decrease lipogenesis (breakdown of Triglycerides into fatty acids) and increase lipolysis (conversion of Glucose to fatty acids). In this cream Lotus Leaf Extract reduces fat storage, prevents tissue inflammation while preserving fibrous architecture. Caffeine is another ingredient which stimulates the degradation of fats during lipolysis & releases the excess of fat by reducing their size.

3. Agents that affect Adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells from stem cells). The key ingredient of this cream is Milk Thistle Extract which has been found to reduce fat storage & limit the formation of fat cells by maintaining the undifferentiated state of fat stem cells. The active also significantly reduces the volume of mature fat cells by 25%, thereby leading to the decongestion of adipose tissue and reduces the orange peel appearance of the skin.

4. Agents that restore skin structure of dermal & subcutaneous tissue.  The Svelte cream is potent with restoring ingredients such as Vitamin C, Niacinamide & Seaweed Extract to improve cellulite by increasing collagen deposition in dermis.

5. Antioxidants

I’ve been using the African Botanics new body products consistently for the last 5 weeks. The Svelte cream is rich in the latest anti-cellulite active ingredients formulated with advanced encapsulation technologies and has a thick texture, I massage the cream twice daily all over my body concentrating on outer thighs (I have a little bit of cellulite there) & my butt! After a few minutes you get a warm feeling (thermal effect) that helps prevent excess fluid builds up in the tissue, increase blood and lymph circulation and making it easier to burn fat.

The cream is very moisturizing (shea butter, oils) and also contains Salicylic acid to exfoliate and make skin smooth and radiant. It should be mentioned that I’ve also been using the Cafe Noir Body Exfoliant and the Jardin Sauvage body cream during this time so the smooth radiant skin is definitely a product of the trio!  Still too soon to see the sculpting results, however I can feel the skin tightening effect right away. I will keep you updated with the long term results.

Price: $160 for 200ml
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