Oridel "Fat Melt" is a unique self-heating anti-cellulite cream specifically developed to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite, to tighten and tone the skin. When applied to the skin "Fat Melt" penetrates the skin to inhibit fat deposition and to increase fat burning and firming of the skin. Natural warming ingredient Benzyl Nicotinate (a form of vitamin B3/Niacin) helps other active ingredients like Caffeine, Papaya Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract and Kiwi Extract to penetrate the skin barrier, to break up fat, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and tighten up the skin.
Some minor temporary redness occurs in the treated area which is a part of normal reaction to the self-heating properties of this anti-cellulite cream.
First please try on small areas of your body to check the sensitivity to this anti-cellulite cream. Avoid the contact with mucous membranes (eyes, nose, and mouth). Don't apply on damaged, irritated or wounded parts of skin. Wash hands thoroughly after application. The normal reddening and warming effect starts in about 10-15 minutes after application and remains for 1-2 hours depending on specific sensitivity. For better results, spread a generous layer of cream over the area to be treated, and cover securely with plastic wrap for the duration of the treatment. You can also move around and exercise during the treatment. Keep for 1 to 2 hours.
Caution: Hypersensitivity to specific ingredients (benzyl nicotinate, plant extracts, etc.); skin conditions with wide capillaries, like rosacea; various skin infections or irritations.
Main Ingredients and their effects:
Benzyl Nicotinate:Benzyl Nicotinate is an ester of Nicotinic acid, a form for vitamin B - Niacin. The body converts various forms of the vitamin, into forms it can use. The methyl ester and benzyl ester forms can be used as a rubefacient (a vasodilator, opening up capillaries, which as a side effect, makes the skin redden, hence the name), and to reduce plasma cholesterol. So, the use of Nicotinic acid derivatives enhances blood circulation and as result – the absorption of active ingredients (caffeine and extracts) into the skin. Of course, as a vitamin, Niacin alleviates pellagra, the disease caused by the lack of this vitamin.
Caffeine: A few select studies have been conducted that indicate caffeine has a positive effect on fat cells and their ability for lypolysis (Bertin and Nutrica). According to the in vitro Nutrica study, storage of fat in fat cells is accomplished by the protein lipoprotein lipase, located on the fat cell membrane. This lipoprotein lipase is an enzyme “produced by the fat cell to convert lipoprotein-bound triglycerides circulating in the bloodstream into free triglycerides that can be stored in the fat” (Nutrica). In the presence of caffeine or its related compounds, activity of the lipoprotein lipase is inhibited and in turn, so is the storage of fat in fat cells, causing cells to eventually burn the fat already stored.
When applied to the skin, the idea is that the compound penetrates the skin to inhibit fat deposition and increase fat burning as in the in vitro samples, while pulling moisture away from cells and firming skin.
Horse Chestnut Extract: The principal biologically active component of horse chestnut seed extract is escin, a triterpenic saponin mixture. Escin is known to help maintain healthy blood circulation and strengthen the capillaries and veins. Traditionally, the seeds, leaves, and bark, were used in medicinal preparations. More recently, horse chestnut extract is valued as beneficial to circulatory health. Esculin is another component of Horse Chesnut extract reported to be useful in improving microcirculation.
Papaya Extract: Green papaya fruit and the tree's latex are both rich in an enzyme called papain, a protease which, when applied on skin produces mild efficient peeling effect, removing dead cells and enhancing the penetration of active ingredients.
Contains: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alkyl Benzoate, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Kiwi Fruit Extract, Green Papaya Fruit Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dead Sea Water, Caffeine, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate copolymer, Carbomer, Sorbitan Laurate, Benzyl Nicotinate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylyl Glycol, and Chlorphenesin.