The boom in facial exercises is being fueled by A-list stars and influencers who are promoting the theory that exercising the facial muscles in the right way can have the same effect as doing regular gym exercises to tone and rejuvenate the body.
Spread by social media, the trend has provoked massive interest from consumers, who are following facial exercise programs in an effort to improve their facial skin.
Personal trainer for the face
On the back of this, the development team at Lipotec believe that the marine microorganism used in the formulation of Actigym ingredient has the right qualities to effectively acts as a personal trainer for the face.
They say that the ingredient mimics the effect of endurance exercise by increasing adiponectin release and enhancing mitochondrial activity.
Ultimately this helps to tone the body, but more recent studies carried out by the tone have shown that the ingredient can also serve to enhance facial contours in much the same way, and is especially effective when combined with facial exercise.
Clinical trials back claims
The Lipotec research team say their claims are backed by a clinical study that was carried out on 79 women aged between 39 and 59 years old, who were selected because they demonstrated flaccidity around the chin and neck area.
The trial was divided into two groups. One applied a cream containing a 5% dose of the active ingredient and applied it for 56 days, but did not complement the regime with facial exercises, while the other applied the same cream for 56 days but did facial exercises with help of a personal trainer, twice a week.
Lateral Images were taken before and after the treatment to determine the effect the treatment had on the chin area.
The results showed that after 28 days of treatment, the double chin contour in the images had decreased by 9.9% in the group who did not do the exercises, while the reduction was 11.1% in the group that also combined the exercises.
After the full 56 days the reduction in the chin contour proved to be 17.2% in the group that did not do the exercises, and was even better in the group that complemented the treatment with exercises.