It is mainly women who are affected by cellulite. Women’s elastic connective tissue, which surrounds the warming and protective fat cells of the subcutaneous (innermost) layer of skin, is substantially softer and looser than that of men. If the tension of these elastic fibres is reduced increased fat is stored in the cells of the subcutaneous layer. These cells can increase to ten times their original size and over time push through the weak connective tissue to the surface of the skin. The result is orange- peel skin, the typical picture of cellulite.
Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil is a unique combination of plant extracts and natural plant oils and which visibly improves the skin’s texture and smoothness by stimulating the body’s own regulating and regenerating processes.
An extract of young organic Birch leaves, organic Rosemary and Ruscus, supports healthy, radiant, looking skin. Revitalising Apricot Kernel oil, moisturising organic Jojoba oil and vitamin rich Wheatgerm oil help to enliven the skin’s appearance. Natural essential oils support the toning effects of the other plant extracts, leaving the skin feeling and looking firm and supple.
An independent study, carried out by dermatologists on a group of volunteers, confirmed that after using Birch Cellulite Oil twice daily over 28 days, testers’ skin was on average noticeably 22% firmer, visibly 21% smoother and cellulite significantly reduced. An informal focus group also reported an encouraging measurable loss in thigh circumference when using Birch Cellulite Oil – as much as 39.5mm.
A more recent study has shown an increased improvement whilst taking the Birch Juice for the first 3 weeks in conjunction with the Birch Cellulite Oil:
- 35% increase in skin firmness after 28 days
- Skin elasticity shows a 20% increase after 28 days
- 21% of skin smoothness after 28 days
- 85% of the volunteers from the new study confirmed a visible improvement of skin-structure
Directions for Use: In the first four weeks Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil should be massaged into the skin with circular movements at least twice a day. For ongoing maintenance apply once a day. Massage the oil into the skin with moderate pressure towards the heart.
Tips: Massage into slightly damp skin – the oil can be spread easliy and does not leave an oily film.
Massage with a skin brush for five minutes in the morning before applying the oil. This helps to intensify the effectiveness of Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil. Brushing the skin with a loofah or cellulite brush helps to stimulate the metabolism and circulation. Dry brush massage also helps banish tiredness, relaxes the tissues and promotes lymphatic flow.
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geranol*, Citral*.
*from natural essential oils.