SerumScoop: Tips, tricks and news
New RevivSculpt Transforming Body Serum is in the relatively new category of "adipose management" and body sculpting cosmetics.
Novel ingredients in our new body serum target adipose, including phytochemicals like epigallocatechin-3-gallate, and thermogenic agents like methylxanthine, theobromine and cynara scolymus (artichoke) bud extract, and all have been shown to have an impact on adipose management.
What is "adipose" anyway?
From our colleagues at Happi.com and CoValence Laboratories, excerpts from an article about this burgeoning new segment:
In the new-era of “preventive strikes against cellulite genesis,” adipose management ingredients and products are the future-wave for all cellulite and lipo-fill products, and a far cry from ubiquitous quick-fix cellulite and anti-aging body lotions.
Adipocytes are a major constituent of adipose tissue that controls energy balance by storing triglycerides in periods of energy excess and mobilizing it during energy deprivation.
Adipocytes also secrete numerous lipid and protein factors and are considered to constitute a major endocrine organ. Adipogenesis is the process during which fibroblast-like pre-adipocytes develop into mature adipocytes.
White adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT) are the two most well known types of adipose tissue, along with a few functionally distinct variants such as beige and pink. Different adipose tissues have varying functions. WAT are unilocular cells that store body fat wherein a large lipid droplet is surrounded by a layer of cytoplasm. BAT are multilocular cells that have lipid droplets scattered throughout cytoplasm. The brown color comes from the large quantity of mitochondria present in the cell, which makes them thermogenic cells that protect animals against obesity and metabolic disease. Adipocytes are never lost, even after weight loss. The adipocytes merely gain or lose fat content to adjust for body weight changes. If the adipocytes reach their maximum capacity of fat, they may replicate to allow additional fat storage.