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rebecca123

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Reply with quote  #21 
Thanks for the reply, well this is the explaination:
AmplifatTM - No INCI name on this  but it is an extract of an algae: dictyopteris Membranacea Extract  According to Fusion Beauty, it's a patented concentrate of a Perennial Sea Fern Derivative  , that works with skin to increase the amount of two natural proteins that cause the diffusion and storage of fatty acids. but:
Dictyopteris membranacea – sea fern. Dictyopteris oil encourages an adipocyte nourishing action that increases their volume and so results in lips that are replumped, have fewer lines and roughness. Dictyopteris oil also has a volume-enhancing effect on the breasts. 
Dictyopteris Oil stimulates 3 essential proteins involved in the nutrition of adipocytes: 
Fatty Acid Transferase (FAT): expressed on the surface of adipocytes, it facilitates the transport of fatty acids inside the cell. 
Adiponutrin: this adipokine promotes the storage of triglycerides by adipocytes. 
Perilipin: this protects the lipid droplets contained in adipocytes from lipolysis. 
The stimulation of these 3 proteins promotes the capture of lipids by adipocytes 
for a tissue nourishing action that restores volume.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/47712313/Mise-en-page-PRODOTTI-GIANNI-Alga-Extract
The problem is that the studies are not independent and less trustworthy  I guess
Anyway, its great that skinactives is based on scientific research . 
I'm still temped to buy the products without "evidence" but its a gamble. I used the lipfusion balm with dictyopteris oil for months but did not notice any results from it. Another person showed on her blog before and after photos and they were dramatically different (and not photoshopped)
I also think Skinactives should stick with their own unique ingredients after all. Otherwise Fusionbeauty or other companies could file a claim or something.
From what I know Fusionbeauty is the only company that uses amplifat, while almost every lip plumper has things like
collagen and hyaluronic acid in it. 
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Well, there you have your answer. "According to Fusion Beauty" means the copywriters that pick some scientific sounding words and sprinkle them in their texts.

The temptation to buy products without scientific evidence comes from a very human need to trust what others are saying. I think it is called "truth bias". We will always want to assume that the other person is honest. A very nice human quality but rubbish to help you buy skin care products, where most people lie through their teeth.

I will check the status of fatty acid research anyway because it is not my specialty so I need to update.

I am sorry but flowers fairies are a myth. So is the tooth fairy.
rebecca123

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Nevermind, I already thought that. Even though its very weird that it works so well for some.
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I looked it up. This algal oil has antibacterial properties, that's more or less it.

Now, it would be nice if fat metabolism could be regulated in the way that the people at Lipfusion say they can.

If we had the capacity to regulate lipid metabolism to this extent it would be first directed to save the lives of people with fatty livers, etc. Then it would be the turn for people who wish to lose fat (including me) from specific areas. And last, we could use it to increase fat accumulation in areas that may need it, like lips, breasts and bottoms of some people, instead of injecting fat.

We could ask why Lipfusion works for some people, and I don't know that that is true beyond temporary inflammation, which has nothing to do with fats.

What I said about the tooth fairy etc., I meant it. I am one of those people who desperately wishes to believe in others. I found many honest, genuine people in my life and I treasure them. But I lost hope of finding them in Lipfusion marketing team. That's fine by me.


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