We've all seen the It Works! ads and the before/after pictures circulating all over the internet. People claim that using these wraps have helped them lose several centimeters and improve the texture of their skin overnight.
We've all seen them and wondered "Do they actually work?".. So that is what I've decided to find out.
I met Danish It Works! independent distributor, Joan Warming, who met up with me over a coffee to tell me about the company and the products. Joan has her own company and website called www.bodybeauty.nu
It was very interesting to meet her, hear how enthusiastic she was about the It Works! products and the results she's personally experienced with them. During my meeting with Joan, I learned that It Works! doesn't only make the body wraps, they also have skincare products, nutritional and weight loss supplements. Not all of the products are currently available in Denmark at the moment.
Joan has been kind enough to sponsor a few of the products so I can test them. She is so confident in the products and the results they can deliver - so I can't wait to see how they work for me.
Ultimate Body Applicator & Defining Gel
I was given 8 Ultimate Body Applicators, which are the body cloth wraps infused with a botanical formula that is supposed to help you to tighten, tone and firm your skin. You can use one wrap at a time or you can use 2 at a time, on both thighs or arms for example.
In between wraps I will be applying the Defining Gel on the areas I wish to target and sculpt.
Read more about the products in Danish here.
It Works! has many skincare products, but not all of them are available in Denmark yet.
I was given the Facial Mask, Cleanser Gel and Lip & Eye Gel to try for the next couple of weeks.
The Facial Mask is similar to the cloth wraps but cut into a mask shape to comfortably fit your face. It is supposed to give you a mini-facelift and help reduce fine lines. I'm saving it for a day were I can kick back and relax with it for 45 minutes.
The Cleanser Gel is also for your face and can remove all make-up, dirt and help clear the skin of impurities. I've already started using it and so far I am very pleased with it.
The Lip & Eye Gel is supposed to help reduce fine lines, reduce puffiness and circles around the eyes and mouth. I just started using it and look forward to seeing if it can help me with the morning puffiness I usually experience.
Read more about the skincare products in Danish here.
My First Wrap Treatment
The first time you use a wrap, I've been told that you cannot have it on for more than 45 minutes. This is to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction to the wraps and to get your body used to the formula. Once you remove the wrap, the cream has been absorbed by your skin and should continue to work for the next 72 hours. Joan told me to avoid showering for at least 5 hours to ensure that I got the most out of my treatment. She also told me that I would have to wait 3 to 4 days till I could use another wrap treatment because I needed to give my kidneys a chance to metabolize all the waste products the wraps help your body release. And she told me repeatedly that I must drink plenty of water before and after the treatments.
I will use the wraps for the first time on my arms to see if it can help me bring out more tone in my triceps and biceps. I will take before and after pictures and I will measure around my arms before and after the treatment to see if they have helped.
Stay tuned to see if the wraps helped me lose some centimeters around my arms. I'll post about my experience and the results with pictures tomorrow!