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20.05.2010


Skinceutical mix Inversion makes you slimmer and reduces wrinkles, says study

Skinceutical Inversion mix makes you slimmer and reduces wrinkles, says study
A supplement containing vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and a few plant extracts makes women slimmer and rejuvenates their skin. At least, that's what the ads for Inversion Femme claim, saying this is backed up by scientific research published in a 'top scientific magazine'.

Inversion Femme is really 2 supplements in 1. You take 2 red capsules in the morning and 1 silver one in the evening. The red caps contain a mixture that includes green tea and omega-6 fatty acids; the silver capsule contains fish oil, cartilage and B vitamins. Nearly all the ingredients in Inversion Femme should have an antioxidant effect; some also increase the conversion of food into energy, and others improve blood circulation in the skin.


Skinceutical Inversion mix makes you slimmer and reduces wrinkles, says study


Researchers at the Victor Segalen University of Medicine in Bordeaux tested the combo-supplement for 8 weeks on 53 women aged between 35 and 65.

The women lost 1.2 kg in the 8 weeks, 886 g of which consisted of body fat.


Skinceutical mix Inversion makes you slimmer and reduces wrinkles, says study


Before and after the experiment, the researchers combed the women's hair. After weighing the hair collected in the brush, they were able to conclude that the supplement more than halved the women's hair loss.


Skinceutical mix Inversion makes you slimmer and reduces wrinkles, says study


The researchers also measured the depth of the wrinkles in the skin near the eyes, and the volume of the wrinkles [say: the number of wrinkles times their depth]. And believe it or not, the wonder cure also reduced wrinkle depth and volume.


Skinceutical mix Inversion makes you slimmer and reduces wrinkles, says study


Inversion Laboratoires funded the research. As you can see, research is far more effective when it is done by businesses. If scientists are in charge, they want to get published in boring journals like PLoS, JBC or JAMA. You only get into prestigious journals like 'Advances in Therapy' if you've got business behind you.

The innovative influence of business can also be spotted in the experimental set up of this study. Boring studies, carried out without support from businesses, often make use of placebo groups. The placebo effect accounts for about forty percent of the effect of an active ingredient. In psychological studies, for example, people have been known to lose one kilogram weight in four weeks as a result of the placebo effect.

That's why researchers often include a placebo group, so that they know for sure whether they are seeing a 'real' effect or just a placebo effect. Researchers who are financed by manufacturers don't need placebo groups to find out whether something works or not. The moment the money arrives, they magically acquire paranormal powers, which know no limits: clairvoyant, walking on water, who knows maybe they are capable of flying.

Really.

Source:
Adv Ther. 2007 Sep-Oct;24(5):1154-71.

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