Most people that look for weight loss products tend to think of supplements in the form of pills and tablets, but there are other weight loss products offering a completely different form of weight loss supplementation. These supplements come in the form of creams and Sweet Sweat is one of them. This sculpting cream is made with oils and herbs that are meant to help with weight loss.
Sweet Sweat is marketed as a product that not only moisturizes and nourishes the skin but also provides it with proteins and enables it to sweat more during any physical activity. That is believed to result in weight loss and body improvement.
The intended benefits also include increased recovery time, reduced muscle soreness with less risk of injuries as well as a refreshing scent. Can Sweet Sweat really deliver the claimed results though? We are going to find out in this in-depth review.
How Does Sweet Sweat Work?
Sweet Sweat supposably works by using the process of thermogenesis to target problem areas. For instance, by applying Sweet Sweat to your lower stomach, you should reduce the amount of weight in that area (1). Sweet Sweat is applied before every workout session. During your workout, the area you applied Sweet Sweat to will heat up, improving overall blood circulation.
Sweet Sweat can also increase your energy levels and health, helping you feel more energized during any physical activity.
Sweet Sweat Ingredients
Most of the ingredients found in Sweet Sweat are known to promote overall skin health.
The ingredients include:
White Snow Petrolatum – Is generally used as a moisturizer that treats and prevents dry, itchy, and rough skin. White Snow Petrolatum seals off the skin from water and air, allowing the skin to heal easier. There is no direct correlation between this ingredient and weight loss. Studies conducted on White Snow Petrolatum found that possible side effects include: Burning of the skin, redness, changes in the skin, sogginess, allergic reactions, and more. Researchers also expressed concerns regarding the potential organ system toxicity of White Snow Petrolatum. This is because this ingredient is derived from petroleum. Yes, you read it correctly, actual fuel (2).
Brazilian Carnauba Wax – Is extracted from leaves of the Carnauba palm. This ingredient is commonly used in cosmetic products, providing a glossier look. There is no proof of any correlation between this ingredient and weight loss or body composition (3).
Acai Pulp Oil – Derived from the pulp of Acai Berries, Acai Pulp Oil has been used for decades by the natives of South America. Acai Pulp Oil holds incredible health and nutrient-rich properties. This oil is rich in many essential fatty acids like Omega 6 and Omega 9, with the addition of vitamins and mineral, forming an optimal blend for health. Acai Pulp Oil is also very rich in powerful antioxidants, which can prevent many diseases due to its strong effects on harmful substances. However, this ingredient will only improve your skin health and won’t affect your weight loss results (4).
Organic Coconut Oil – This oil is very high in saturated fat and is also edible. Typically, Coconut Oil is used in food recipes, providing healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. It might help with the fat burning process but there is still no concrete evidence (5).
Virgin Camelina Oil – Is one of the oldest edible oils, estimated to have been used as far back as 2500 BC. This oil has many uses, it can be used as a daily moisturizer for achieving perfect skin health and it can be used in various recipes. Virgin Camelina Oil has the tendency to prevent heart diseases by reducing the LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It thins the blood vessels and reduces the fat storage in the body. There is limited research available on the effects of this oil when being applied directly to the skin. More research has to be conducted (6).
Pomegranate Seed Oil – Has various benefits for the skin. Studies suggest that this oil might help prevent the destruction of joints caused by osteoarthritis and might even help in the reduction of type 2 diabetes. The skin benefits include protection, moisturization, and hydration. No weight loss benefits have been recorded (7).
Organic Jojoba Oil – Is derived from the seed of the Jojoba plant, which is commonly used in folk medicine. Today, Jojoba Oil is used to treat problematic skin (acne), sunburn and chapped skin. People also use this oil as a hair growth tool. There absolutely no link between this oil and weight loss (8).
Squalene Oil – This oil is generally used in cosmetics, providing nourishment for the skin. Squalene Oil has great health benefits, the most important one would be the prevention of cancer. It is advisable to use this ingredient in very small doses though as it falls into the category of slightly toxic (9).
Aloe Vera Extract – Commonly used in the reduction of skin inflammation and skin irritations. Although this ingredient has benefits when taken orally, it has no weight loss effects when applied to the skin directly (10).
Vitamin E – Can help with the boosting of your energy levels as well as with your muscle strength and physical performance. This vitamin also prevents any skin damage, moisturizing your skin even if applied occasionally (11).
Sweet Sweat does contain ingredients that are known to be healthy, such as Acai Pulp Oil, Aloe Vera, and Pomegranate, but the use of these ingredients is more positive when taken orally or when used to improve skin health. When used for the purpose of weight loss, the results won’t be effective.
Sweet Sweat doesn’t suppress appetite or increase metabolism in any way, shape, or form. There is simply no scientific research to prove that Sweet Sweat can, in fact, promote weight loss in an efficient manner.
Even though Sweet Sweat can, in fact, help with skin health, there is simply no proof to back up the weight loss claims. Also, many customers reported having a bad experience with this product, many stating that it doesn’t work. After we looked at the ingredients, it became clear that none of them have any correlation with weight loss. There is a possibility that you could lose some water weight when using Sweet Sweat, but after proper hydration, this weight fluctuation will disappear.
If you’re looking for long-term weight loss results, you should go with a product that has proper research on the ingredients, with the addition of positive customer reviews.
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Amanda is a gym instructor and a diet and nutrition fanatic that has reviewed 100s of supplements for the benefit of consumers. She struggled with obesity 7 years ago and after losing more than 30lbs, dedicates most of her time in helping others achieve similar results and transform their lives.