I get an email every month about new beauty products from a spa I used to visit. I haven’t unsubscribed because it’s always a fun read and sometimes gives me fodder for Skepchick articles. However, today’s email is out of my league. Can someone please enlighten me about what this might mean?
The good news is that there is really effective, medically (not just the clinical trials most product houses go on about)Â proven products that WILL improve your contours and dramatically improve unisghtly cellulite.
Ignoring the poor grammar, what sort of Â ‘medically proven’ do they mean? The product isÂ http://shop.karinherzog.co.uk/prodtype.asp?CAT_ID=119Â which makes some claim about the active ingredient having
European certification as a bactericidal, fungicidal and veridical, also effective at destroying MRSA, C-Diff, E-Coli, PVL and many other common and potentially hazardous pathogens.
The certificate is here. But that certification is a result of testing, and my understanding is that products have to undergo testing before proceeding to clinical trial anyway. So how is this one more”medically” proven than any other? The certificate, to my layman’s eyes, just seems to prove that it’s anti-bacterial. The active ingredient appears to be hydrogen peroxide, which I believe is not a standard ingredient for anti-cellulite creams. Most of them containÂ aminophylline,Â vitamin A derivatives or caffeine. I’m pretty sure none of them actually work, but I’m also sure that any of those active ingredients have been ‘medically proven’ with shiny certificates to prove it.