Do cellulite creams get absorbed?

  • The myth that creams do not get absorbed is propagated by ignorant people who have never bothered to read a science paper on this matter. Creams do get absorbed and there are thousands of science papers dedicated to transdermal absorption of creams - just have a look at this list for a start. Last time we checked there were 16,072 science papers on the subject: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=transdermal+absorption.
  • There are also entire textbooks written on the subject of increasing transdermal / percutaneous absorption of creams containing cosmetic active ingredients or even drugs into the skin:
    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/Topical-Transdermal-Drug-Delivery-Principles/dp/0470450290
    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/Percutaneous-Penetration-Enhancers-Second-Edition/dp/0849321522
    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transdermal-Drug-Delivery-Systems-Pharmaceutical/dp/082470861X
    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transdermal-Drug-Delivery-Adrian-Williams/dp/0853694893
    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skin-Barrier-Principles-Percutaneous-Absorption/dp/3805563264
  • In fact, since July 2013 the effect of skin absorption of active and functional ingredients of cosmetics is regulated by law in the EU, according to "EU Cosmetics Regulation 2009", with very strict guidelines on the level at which different substances can be absorbed into the body (of course our products fully comply with these very strict EU laws).
  • All in all, creams do get absorbed and there are multiple ways to maximise and also speed or delay absorption, depending on the intended effect of the cream.

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