Since their introduction to body wrapping Chris and Lydia experimented with many ingredients and their multitude of benefits and synergies. They landed with 5 natural ingredients that could have been obvious to them from the beginning. Three of them had historical significance. Dead Sea salt was used by the peoples of Ancient Egypt and it has been utilized in various unguents, skin creams, and soaps since then. Warm seaweed baths were a favorite indulgence of Aphrodite herself, as legend would have. Clay baths played a part in the social experience in ancient Rome and Greece. Beyond the Mediterranean, clay (including masking) has been used by cultures spanning the Australian aboriginals, South and North American Indians, and Central African tribesmen, known colloquially by names such as “the mud that heals”. Today we now know these ingredients to promote healing to many areas and systems in the body.
At Neutripure we're partial to sticking with these time tested ingredients. We keep our science effective but simple. We use only minimally processed ingredients with names you have actually heard of before. You won't find unpronounceable ingredients like caprylic triglycerade or Ceteareth 12 in our body wrap. Our ingredients don't come from a laboratory, but from the sea, the desert or organic gardens of mother earth. Only pure and powerful ingredients will be in contact with your skin: Calcium bentonite (healing clay), ascophyllum nodosum (kelp powder from the North Atlantic), garcinia cambogia and magnesium sulfate (Dead Sea salt) and citrus racemosa (grapefruit essential oil). That's it. Just the good stuff.
The whole point of a body wrap is to set the stage for better overall health, by removing the accumulation of toxic substances. So why would anyone want to detox with a wrap containing unpure chemicals? Our competition may offer short term results but Neutripure frequently offers long-term sustainable results because it's healthier and is really more of a localized detox and can be healthy to continue through ongoing treatments.
Why do we package our product as a powder instead of pre-mixing our formula into a cream?
This enables us to leave out many unnecessary ingredients and concentrate our formula into four powerful ingredients with names you have actually heard of before. You won't find ingredients like caprylic triglycerade or PEG-20 Methyl. Our ingredients don't come from a laboratory, but from the sea, the desert or organic gardens of mother earth. Just the good stuff. We're even more concerned about eliminating dirty non-essential ingredients because our body wrap covers a larger skin surface area than typical facial products and make up do.
To formulate a convenient body wrap cream we would have to add humectants (pronounced hue-MEK-tants) to sponge up and retain the water through the products shelf life; preservatives, to eliminate mold and bacteria growing during shelf life, and emulsifiers for blending the water, oils, preservatives, humectants and active ingredients together. To properly formulate a safe and smooth body wrap cream, our ingredient count would go to possibly 30 instead of the powerful four we use in our powder recipe! And that's why we like to say fewer ingredients is more.
Americans are unaware that they are absorbing untested and unsafe chemicals in their products. Many cosmetic ingredients are potentially harmful and banned in the EU but are still legally allowed in the US. A recent report found that more than 40 countries have banned 1,400 chemicals in cosmetic products, compared with nine in the US. At Neutripure we’re taking a proactive role by eliminating many potential harmful chemicals. We hope you’ll agree eliminating non-essential ingredients like water, humectants, preservatives, and emulsifiers make a safe product and make room for effective ingredients.
Our formula helps to reverse the cellulite formation cycle by stimulating the body’s own lymphatic elimination function. To be successful you must drink plenty of water to aid the detoxification process and remove the impurities from your body. This is imperative for the body wraps to work. Because toxins are getting stirred up, water helps to flush them out of the system.
Bentonite clay has a high cation exchange capacity. That means clay, which has a negative charge, can attract positively charged ions. It adsorbs impurities by sticking to their molecules or ions. As the clay leaves the body through lymphatic drainage, it takes the toxin or other molecules with it. Seaweed and Dead Sea Salt are rich in magnesium and work together to draw out toxins beneath the surface of the skin. They also increase circulation and aid in maintaining the skin's connective tissue, collagen. Garcinia cambogia prevents sugar from converting into fat as highly rich hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is absorbed through skin. Grapefruit essential oil activates enzymes that work to break down body fat.
The downside to our ingredient mix is that: 1) the mixture does have a powerful seaweed scent because no attempt has been made to mask the natural aroma of the North Atlantic Kelp. 2) Preservatives are not present, so to prevent spoiling the mixture is delivered in a dry powder form and must be mixed with water. Hydrated body wrap powder should be used within 3 hours. I recommend initiating the body wrap treatment immediately after hydrating. These are a couple perceived downsides that are often associated with natural unprocessed recipes.
Here's the recipe:
SEAWEED EXTRACT: The botanical element of the body wrap. Contains vitamins A, B1, C and E; calcium, magnesium and phosphorus; and essential amino acids. These vitamins and minerals are absorbed through the skin work together to draw out toxins from the surface of the skin. They also increase circulation and aid in maintaining the skin's connective tissue, collagen.
INDIAN HEALING CLAY: I love using this in a facial! Also known as Calcium Bentonite Clay, it is able to draw impurities out of the ski. Clay essentially “seeks” or binds with toxins in the body. Upon binding, the clay is then able to help remove toxins, chemicals, impurities, and “heavy metals” from the gut, and skin that it is bound to.
GARCINIA CAMBOGIA: is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Indonesia, prevents fat cells from forming by preventing the liver from converting sugars into fat. Highly rich hydroxycitric acid (HCA) absorbed through skin.
DEAD SEA SALT: Reduces swelling and acts as an exfoliating astringent, cleanses and helps to draw out toxins and tightens skin.
GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL: Also known as citrus racemosa. Activates enzymes that work to break down body fat.