Cellutone – At A Glance
Cellutone is a cellulite-targeting cream developed and manufactured by L’Avenir, LCC, a skincare product producer whose tag line is “the future begins with the egg.” Founder Mike Marineck, who has been profiled in Self, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Washington Post, devised the egg-based formula for his products in response to his mother’s frustration and battle with psoriasis. L’Avenir has a full line of restorative skincare products, most of which feature the whole egg as a main ingredient, which literally began in his kitchen, and has expanded to a 15-plus product line. While the official websites states “Doctor recommended” and other literature indicates “doctor tested,” there does not appear to be any mention of collaboration or consultation with the dermatoligical community in the production of this product.
As a cellulite reducing cream, Cellutone relies on something the founder (a now retired computer programmer) calls Ova some Technology, a patent pending process which breaks down the egg’s molecular structure to a size small enough to penetrate the skin. This process is unique in that it is said to capture all the nutritional content of the egg, while avoiding the risk of spoilage and contamination. Through use of over 70 vitamins, minerals and proteins (including eggs) to help visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite the product touts longer lasting results than many other Caffeine or Aminophyline rich formulations. No challenges to this claim were readily found.
Cellutone – Facts
Cellutone features both whole egg ingredients and a patented blend of essential oils designed to penetrate the skin, stimulate blood flow and breakdown toxin build up. It was formulated on the premise that cellulite develops when receptors that normally release lipids stored in fat cells, into the blood stream to be used as energy, cease to function properly due to stress, poor eating, etc. Ovasome Technology is said to replenish the fat cells by delivering “fundamental building blocks of life found in the whole egg,” thereby helping the receptors pull energy from the now healthy fat cells and releasing it into the bloodstream. All of this information is carefully and convincingly explained in product literature. There is little solid information regarding how the product was developed or how it was tested which some users may find this unacceptable.
A full list of product ingredients is offered on the manufacturer website, although no effort is made to support purpose or effectiveness of those ingredients or explain how they relate to cellulite reduction.
Cellutone – Positive Features
- Effective before and after photos are provided on the official website.
- User testimonials are offered on the official product website.
- Free product trial is offered with complete disclosure satisfaction guarantee provided.
- Information about the product developer is readily available.
- Official website is easy to read and understand.
- Introductory offer makes the product somewhat affordable at$38 for a month supply.
- Consumers may find comfort in the fact that the product line has been featured on many major news networks and in major magazines.
- No dangerous or questionable drugs are used. No caffeine or aminophyline present for those who may have a sensitivity to those products.
Cellutone – Negative Features
- Reliability is in question as there are few facts are supplied to support the claims of products basic premise.
- Unacceptable option for those with egg-based allergies.
- Shipping fees are not accessible until after a credit card number is given.
Cellutone – Conclusion
Cellutone is a unique topical cream that does not prevail upon common cellulite-reducing wisdom in its approach. While few facts are present to support the developers egg approach to restoring skin, the official website is convincing. Testimonial and television personality endorsements add to its credibility.