Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fitness Diary :: 2B Alternative Into Arms & Body Turns On The Heat!

I've never really believed that those stretch marks cream or fat-burning creams work. If I'm going to lose weight, I'd rather rely on my own efforts of eating healthier, and exercising more. Rubbing on creams to remove fat seem too good to be true.

However, the boy who is also currently on a journey to get more ripped i.e. getting his muscles super defined, uses them. He has done his part in dieting and exercising {twice a day!!} and now is in the last part of his fitness program to really lose that last bit of flab. To him, using the fat-burning creams helps to complement his program. If he can get twice the result with half the effort, why not?

Of course, he'll only use the fat-burning creams for reputable brands that are tried and tested. As influenced by him, I've given them a go too and for the past 2 weeks, we've been using the 2B Alternative Into Arms & Body slimming gel that targets stubborn fat at the arms and tummy. Perfect since I have those jiggly tofu underarms that don't seem to go away no matter how hard I train :/

2B Alternative products are very popular in Asian countries like Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong etc. Actually, one of my fave HK actress, Tavier Yeung Yi, is one of the brand's ambassadors!

We apply the gel daily after shower, on dry skin. For the tummy, we massage in a circular motion for up to 3 minutes. I'm the only one using it for the arms and I just massage the upper underarms until fully absorbed.

The gel isn't too sticky and actually smells pretty good. It's also absorbed into the skin pretty fast. The first time I used it, the applied areas felt really HOT!! Nothing too unbearable, but you can definitely feel a burning sensation which lasted for about 15 minutes, then cooled down to a warm tingling sensation that lasted a few hours. I guess it's good that you can feel it's working??! :P You'll get used to it after a few applications.

Apparently the slimming gel does not use chilli or ginger extract because these ingredients may irritate the skin, but contain a new Heat Deep Penetrating {HDP} formula to reach fat cells and burn them. It also has acetyl hexapeptide-3 {AH3}, which is a highly-effective ingredient for target body slimming regions, to tighten the skin and to help avoid cellulite after slimming down. Interesting that they also added green tea extract to purify and help better absorption into the body and digestion when rubbed on the tummy area.

To be honest, I haven't seen any noticeable reduction of fat in my tummy or arm areas due to the gel... although hubby said he lost around 0.5 inches in his tummy area and I read some people lost 1-3 inches during this time! Maybe I have really stubborn fats hahaha. However, they do feel firmer and more toned {i.e. less jiggly!} even just after two weeks, which is why I wanted to share about this product. We would probably see more obvious slimming effect after longer usage. After all, the brand said you should be able to see results after a full treatment of 1.5 months, which is about how long 2-3 tubes last.

I would recommend using 2B Alternative Into Arms & Body slimming gel together with a proper diet and exercise plan like what we do. Don't just rely on fat-burning creams to help you look good. It's not just about maintaining our "exteriors", but more about our maintaining our entire well-being. The effects of the slimming gel would probably be seen faster this way too!

The whole 2B Alternative range includes slimming products for face, legs as well as the mentioned arm and tummy. They are sold exclusively at Guardian Singapore. For more information, see 2B Alternative website.

Promo: 20% off all 2B Alternative products now at Guardian Singapore. 2B Alternative Into Arms & Body slimming gel now costs S$34.80/tube (U.P. S$43.50). Ends 21 Jun 2014.

* Disclosure: 2B Alternative Singapore provided the 2B Alternative Into Arms & Body slimming gel for review. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. The content is not presented by a qualified healthcare professional and is for informational purpose only. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please seek medical advice first before trying.



Masshole Mommy said...

I would try it, but like you said I would use it along with exercise and eating right.

mail4rosey said...

I like that it absorbs quickly. I think the warm sensation would def.take some getting used to, but I'd try it. :)

An Apel a Day said...

I'd have to look up all the ingredients and read about them before I'd try it. There's a lot of big words in the ingredients. Any ingredient that begins with "Meth" I'm a little worried about. Methosulphate gave me hives so bad I had to go get a shot of steriods to get them to go away.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I didn't know that this 2B slimming gel is even suitable for men. Maybe, it's time for me to get some for my hubby & myself since there is promotion in Guardian now.

Jen said...

I have been this gel too. I love the warm sensation when I applied it on my tummy esp during my menses =)

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wondering will it cause redness or itchiness to the skin since there is warm sensation?

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