6 Essential ingredients of topical fat reduction products 

body contouring academy essential ingredients

Topical fat burners with the right ingredients work to optimize and accelerate results of non-invasive body contouring treatments.  Moreover, the right combination of these ingredients make targeted fat reduction at home also possible, and should be included as part of a comprehensive body contouring protocol.


Choose a product line scientifically formulated by body contouring experts

When choosing a topical fat fighting product – for professional application following in-house treatments, and to recommend to clients for home care – choose wisely.  Select a professional product line that has been scientifically formulated by body contouring experts, and proven to be both safe and effective. 

At a minimum, your product(s) should contain these 6 proven ingredients.



  •  Grapefruit Peel Oil


We’ve long known that eating grapefruit can promote weight loss and fat burning. But did you know that you don’t have to consume a grapefruit to get weight loss and fat blasting benefits?   


Grapefruit peel oil has a power all its own; it can do something very few compounds can do.  When applied topically, grapefruit peel oil acts systemically and affects the entire body.  In other words, it does not just act where applied.


Studies have shown that topical application of grapefruit peel oil:

  • Reduces appetite
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Activates lipolysis (fat cell destruction)
  • Lessens cravings



  •  Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis)


A product’s ingredients may list the genus/species identification of Camelia Sinensis.  All tea, whether black, green, white, oolong, etc., comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant.  


A key component of green tea called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) provides the body contouring benefits of green tea.  


Studies have shown that topical green tea:

  • Reduces localized fat
  • Enhances fat burning 



  • Raspberry Ketone


Raspberry ketone is a natural compound that can be extracted from berries.  It’s an expensive process so most raspberry ketone used in topical products are man-made versions of the compound extracted from raspberries, blackberries, and cranberries.   


Researchers conclude that raspberry ketone works in two ways:

  • Inhibits fat accumulation
  • Stimulates lypolysis (fat cell destruction)



  •  Carnitine


Carnitine is an amino acid that supercharges fat metabolism which leads to targeted inch loss when applied topically to the problem area.  


The two fat blasting mechanisms of carnitine:

  • Shrinks fat cells 
  • Increases fat metabolism



  • Caffeine


Extracted from coffee, tea, and cacao pods, caffeine can also be synthetically produced.  Whether naturally or synthetically sourced, caffeine has the ability to penetrate the skin barrier, making it a powerful topical agent.


Caffeine works in three ways:

  • Increases microcirculation of blood leading to increased fat elimination
  • Prevents accumulation of fat in cells
  • Stimulates lipolysis (fat cell destruction)



  • Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus)


Unlike the fat fighting substances listed in 1 through 5, Butcher’s Broom is a powerful topical detox agent that, on a local topical level, turbocharges both blood and lymphatic circulation. 


The benefits:

  • Enhanced removal of waste products, excess fluids, and fats 
  • Leading to inch loss



Want to learn more about providing body contouring services for your clients?  Check out our turn-key Body Contouring Training courses at www.BodyContouringAcademy.com.  

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