Lipovox Review – Miracle in a Bottle?
It’s an acne aid! It’s a weight loss pill! And it will help you get rid of your wrinkles, too, claim the makers of Lipovox. One could almost say that Lipovox sounds too good to be true. But is it?
- The anonymous inventor of Lipovox claims inspiration from watching Oprah.
- Lipovox claims to fight acne and wrinkles and help users lose weight.
- Clinical studies of the green tea extract used in Lipovox confirm that it does help people lose weight—usually about an extra pound (450 grams) every other month.
- Lipovox also contains extracts of 10 healthy foods.
- These foods are healthy for the skin when eaten as foods, but a capsule cannot deliver all the nutrition needed for supporting skin health.
Origins on Oprah
The story of Lipovox begins with the story of a college student in Hawaii who would go to classes in the morning and then surf all afternoon. It was a great lifestyle except the sun was taking its toll, making skin look as if it were 50 years old instead of belonging to a person in her early 20’s. Exposure to strong, tropical sun day after day had already caused wrinkling on top of acne, and there was also a weight problem.
One day this surfer (whose name and gender are never revealed) came in from the surf and spent an hour watching a segment on Oprah entitled “Ten Foods That Help You Take Off Ten Years in Ten Days.” Oprah’s guest told her enormous TV audience that eating barley, acai berries, garlic, cayenne, wheatgrass, edamame (soybeans), flaxseed, alfalfa sprouts, buckwheat, and yogurt with live cultures would enable anyone to take a decade off their appearance—so the Hawaiian youth tried the program.
Ten days on the superfoods did not give this surfer the skin of a 12-year-old. But wrinkles began to fade, and even better, 10 pounds simply fell off and acne disappeared completely.
Superfoods Are Expensive
It was obvious that Oprah was on to something. The combination of nine antioxidant-rich foods plus Lactobacillus probiotics from yogurt really could reverse the visible signs of aging. The problem with the program was that superfoods aren’t cheap. It’s not easy to nibble on macadamia nuts and add real acai berries to your smoothies when you are on a surfer’s budget. So the originator of Lipovox came up with a different idea. Instead of eating whole foods, take extracts.
It’s not hard to find an acai or green tea supplement. There are probiotic capsules that deliver all the live bacteria that can be found in the best organic yogurt and more.
It’s a little more challenging to find a barley or wheatgrass or flaxseed supplement that fits into a capsule. And the inventor of Lipovox also wanted to add the antioxidant power of green tea. After six months of experimenting, the report goes, the originator of the Lipovox found a way to get all 10 foods plus green tea into a single capsule you take once to three times a day. The encapsulated extracts, the company says, give you more bang for the buck and make it possible to support recovery from acne without spending a fortune.
Does Lipovox Really Work?
There are a number of things to admire about the way Lipovox runs its business. Customers are not asked to plunk down their credit cards to get autorefills for life. Lipovox sells one bottle of its supplement at a time, and only when the customer asks for it.
Lipovox takes returns of its product, although the company claims that only about 2% of customers seek refunds. And the company also offers 17 tips for losing weight and 3 tips for treating acne.
There is good reason to believe the product may be helpful for losing weight. It contains both green tea and caffeine. When they are combined with caffeine (typically a byproduct of making decaffeinated coffee, rather than concentrated caffeine from green tea), the polyphenols in green tea usually “turn up the thermostat” of the body’s basal metabolism so that fat is burned and weight is lost.
The average effect of green tea in 15 studies was 1.38 kilos during 12 weeks of use. That means if you take green tea every day for 12 weeks, you lose about 1.4 kilos or 3 pounds extra fat (not 10 pounds in 10 days). Taking too much green tea with caffeine, however, or drinking caffeinated coffee in addition to taking green tea with caffeine, cancels out the effect.
So the claim that Lipovox helps with weight loss is partially true but the amount of weight loss is exaggerated. Is there any independent evidence that Lipovox could cure acne?
There’s a little. If you happen to have rosacea, usually manifesting itself as tiny pimples breaking out on the nose and across the cheeks when you experience changes in temperature (heating the skin) or during stress, the buckwheat, barley, and acai in the formula can all help strengthen the capillaries in your face. They’ll leak less blood when they are stressed and form fewer tiny red dots on your face. If you have rosacea, Lipovox just might work. Or it might not. But it’s worth a try.
If you have any other form of acne, however, the benefits of Lipovox are questionable. Green tea is great for reducing sebum production when it is applied directly to the skin, but there is no scientific evidence (or even any other anecdotal evidence) that it has a similar effect when taken as a supplement.
Likewise, acai berry is a somewhat effective lightening agent for sun-damaged skin, also useful for lightening brown spots left behind when pimples heal. But it’s best used in skin creams applied directly to the skin, not eaten or taken as a supplement.
Soy isoflavones are also used to lighten the skin, but the are applied directly to the skin rather than taken as a supplement.
Should You Use Lipovox for Acne?
There’s nothing in Lipovox that can harm your health or harm your skin, although if you are especially sensitive to caffeine, you’ll want to be sure to take just 1 capsule a day. Since there is a money-back guarantee, you aren’t taking any risk to try it out.
But there’s a different approach that doesn’t cost you any more than Lipovox that also comes with a one-year, money-back guarantee. Exposed Skin Care offers a combination of cleansers and corrective products that can help you improve your skin a little or a lot and keep blemishes gone for good, with an acne-fighting system that doesn’t rely on nutrition alone.