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Adipose Management Cosmetics: a growing trend

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 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.

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Head To Head Comparison: Ultimate Serum™ vs. SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum® and TNS® Advanced+

Ultimate Serum "Compare To" product to TNS Essential Serum from SkinMedica | Larger, Cheaper, 23 same ingredients

Ultimate Serum
is the first direct competitor to award-winning TNS Essential Serum® (NEWBEAUTY™ Beauty Choice Award Winner and InStyle™ Beauty Award Winner) by SkinMedica® which is now owned by Allergan, Inc. The patent on the TNS product relates to the medium called NouriCel-MD®, a "proprietary blend" of growth factors. We at Reviv Serums outflank this patent by simply providing our growth factors in a different conditioned media. In addition to the growth factors, we also include 42 of the top primary ingredients in TNS Essential Serum, and leapfrog by adding two of cosmetic chemistry's latest ingredients: stem cells and hexapeptides.

With our latest version of Ultimate Serum, we've added 10+ primary actives from SkinMedica's "upgrade" to TNS Essential Serum, TNS® Advanced +.

Regarding the percentage of growth factors in each product: In actuality, the growth factors in both products are quantities measured in micrograms. TNS just lists "conditioned media" as the first ingredient, and does not break down the quantities of the actual factors like EGF, KGF, VEGF, IGF, TGF, etc. Growth factors are signaling molecules, therefore very little volume/quantity is required to be active and effective (they are measured in micrograms, one millionth of a gram). Like a spark plug, a little bit will go a very long way, and more that the recommended quantity is not "better." As for the other non growth factor primary ingredients, they're the same - plus we add the PhytoCellTec® Stem Cells, hexapeptides, SYN-TC peptides, and microbiome probiotic technology.

Ultimate Serum is 70% larger than either TNS product (50 mL / 1.69 FL OZ vs. 1.0 OZ) and yet is just about a third of the cost of TNS Essential Serum's hefty price of $281.00 and TNS Advanced Plus' $295.00.

Ultimate Serum contains a safe Ecocert preservative — Optiphen Plus.

Ultimate Serum is really 11 different products in one:


• A brightening product
• An antioxidant serum
• A firming and tightening product
• An anti-inflammatory
• A peptide serum
• A green tea complex product
• A vitamin C serum
• A sebum controller
• A collagen stimulator serum
• A growth factor serum
• A moisturizer and light emollient


It’s the ultimate rejuvenator in a single serum. Navigate to its product page here.

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