Lipogel Review - Does This Gel Work?
W e are always excited about fat loss methods that can compliment the usual supplements and shakes, so we couldn’t wait to look at Lipogel. We reviewed the ingredients, side effects, customer service and clinical research. We checked out hundreds of experiences too. Then, we condensed to give you the bottom line.
What is Lipogel?
To begin, Lipogel Slimming and Slendering System Cream is applied topically and claims to reduce fat in the areas to which it is applied. The ingredients in the cream are deionized water, caffeine, fragrance, menthol, FD&C Blue. You rub the cream in to the specific areas you want to reduce fat stores. The company recommends using it on thighs, tummy, arms, and buttocks. Unfortunately, there isn’t a money-back guarantee.
We think Michelle Marie is the company behind Lipo gel. There’s no official website, so we’ve no idea when the business started or the product released. We like that the formula includes caffeine, which is a well known diuretic, but read on…
Side Effects – “Skin Irritations?”
First off, the main concern is with Lipogel side effects. “While caffeine is a diuretic, the properties are generally best utilized when taken internally. However, it is possible that it could draw moisture away from the skin and produce a temporary slimming effect,” said our Research Editor. “However, that is the only ingredient out of the five that seems promising. In fact, it’s possible all of the others, other than the water could irritate some skin types.”
“I saw no change while using this product. Lipogel smells like icy hot and has the same affect as icy hot,” said one customer.
“All it did was give a funky smell and made my skin feel cool and tingly,” another user claimed.
Ineffective Ingredients – “Results?”
After reading many customer reviews we found that the majority reflected the concerns of this customer, “It mostly feels like your skin tingles for a while but even after using 2 full bottles of it, I haven’t even seen any visible tightening in the mid-section and /or improvement of any other kind.”
Another said, “Don’t think it does much and it claims that it really works, but I see no difference.”
Our research indicates that a small thing, like a similarity to muscle rub, may be enough to turn the customer away. If Lipogel is nothing more than menthol, that’s not what the dieter wanted – for sure.
The Science – “Any Clinical Proof?”
Lipogel does not offer a website filled with testimonials or scientific research. For the claims made by the company, one would expect to at least find some documentation of how the ingredients have been proven to work when applied topically. For us at DietSpotlight, it is necessary to find such proof to make us feel confident in the product.
The Bottom Line – Does Lipogel Work?
Did we already rush out and pick up a tube of Lipogel? We were really excited to review this one, but we were quickly reminded that topical treatments don’t exactly have the best track record. There are far too many reports that the formula is ineffective for us to get behind this one. We’re just left with too many reservations.
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Previous Lipogel Review (Updated August 26, 2012):
What You Should Know
Not all weight loss products are taken orally. There are some that can be applied to the exterior of your body. The goal is to penetrate your skin, and address the fatty or problem areas. You may have seen such a product on TV or at a local cosmetic counter. The product we will look at in this review is Lipogel Slimming and Slendering System Cream. You can find it online for $16.95 (an eight-ounce container). As you may have guessed, this product is marketed specifically at women. Unfortunately it is not sold with a 100 percent money-back guarantee.
- Deionized Water
- FD&C Blue
Lipogel is a topical cream that can be massaged into the skin twice each day (once in the morning and evening). It is advertised as non-greasy, and is supposed to penetrate deeply into the tissue to burn off extra body fat. This formula can be applied to the thighs, buttocks, arms, and belly. It may help reduce the appearance of fat and cellulite. According to the makers of Lipogel, it is “advanced,” and helps you recover a slim silhouette. It should be applied in a circular motion, and fatty areas should be focused on.
As for key ingredients used in Lipogel cream, it contains Caffeine and Menthol. Caffeine is a stimulant and diuretic, which helps draw excess moisture from the skin. This will cause a slimming effect to some degree. However, it does not actually burn off excess body fat. As for Menthol, it is taken from peppermint, and works as a decongestant. It is unclear how this ingredient actually aids with weight loss. Artificial color and fragrance are found in Lipogel as well, which means this cream may irritate some skin types.
- Some user reviews are posted on websites like Amazon.
- This cream does not contain a lot of ingredients.
- Artificial color is used in Lipogel cream.
- This product is unlikely to help with long-term weight management.
- A dietary supplement is more convenient for daily use.
- No healthy lifestyle is recommended with this “fat loss” cream.
- Some users have stated that Lipogel does not yield real results.
Every now and again, a new topical treatment comes out to assist with fat loss and slimming down. Unfortunately these products typically do not work as described. As for Lipogel, this product, like many others, contains Caffeine to help draw moisture from the tissue. While this does cause a temporary slimming effect, it does not assist with long-term weight management. This is why we do not recommend Lipogel for serious weight reduction and fat loss. There are supplements available that are more effective for weight management.