So I get this catalog in the mail today.
In it are two products (well, more because the crap is insane, but I’ll focus on these two): Dermalin APG and Sovage Tummy Flattening Gel that seem related by the literature in the catalog, though the website isn’t as detailed. They’re both touted as “clinically proven” and both contain “Epidril Gel” so I figure they’re the same thing made by different people. The Dermalin stuff even has what looks like a NDC# on the box like real prescription medication, but it’s obviously some fake because it’s an NBG#, which I’ve never heard of and can’t find anything on.
A cursory search through Google came up with thousands of sites selling it. Found a few sites that claim that “the Washington Post dubbed it ‘Dream Cream’” but can’t find anything in a searchof The Post’s site and it has archives online going back to 1990. I also can’t seem to find anything online that’s anecdotal.
I know it’s gotta be bunk because they all say that “you must increase exercise or reduce caloric intake” (duh!) but it’s still oddly tantalizing.
So what the hell is it? Why does it do? I’m WAGing that it temporarily tightens the skin while your increase in exercise takes care of the fat. Why can’t I find anything about what the clinical results actually were?
Also, why is it impossible to think that one day someone actually will find something that can be applied transdermally a la nicotine patches/motion sickness patches, etc.? And why can’t I find anything but the same ads, over and over again?
Oh, and has anyone ever tried this stuff? I found that there’s also a product out there called Ripping Gel which is the same crap, different target market.