Ever lost weight only to discover another problem – saggy skin? Well, read how Brisbane mum Karen Pratten used Roccoco Botanical’s new 4 in 1 Frangipani and Lychee Body Crème to firm and tighten her skin non-surgically. Now, she’s dubbed it the ‘miracle in a bottle’.
Karen Pratten was constantly feeling tired. Her body felt inflamed and bloated when she ate milk products and sugar. It was time to feel healthy and alive again.
In 2020, Karen started on her plan of action. She began a strict eating program to lose weight which eliminated foods she was intolerant to, and Karen allowed her progress to be charted and studied by a neuroscientist.
“My goal in losing weight was to feel vibrant. My goal was to be and feel healthy. I wanted more energy and to be clear headed rather than feel like living in a brain fog. I wanted to finally feel good about myself.”
On the 5th of July, 2020, the 53-year-old Brisbane mum started the eating program weighing 104 kilos. Today, the scales are at 73 kilos although she’s weighed in at just over 67 kilos at her lowest.
While Karen was thrilled with her weight loss and its positive effect on her health and energy levels, Karen found herself facing a new and unexpected challenge.
“The hardest thing about the weight loss is that while you feel all this energy, and you can see the change in your clothes you have a sinking feeling when you see all this excess skin. It looked and felt ugly quite frankly which set off a whole new range of emotions. I’d won one battle but now was facing another,” says Karen.
“I wanted to tone and firm my skin and I wanted to do it non-surgically. The older I get, the more natural I get, so I wanted to avoid a costly and potentially risky operation to remove excess skin.”
Karen was given the opportunity to trial the new 4 in 1 Frangipani and Lychee body crème made by Australia’s fastest growing beauty company Roccoco Botanicals. The cream targets the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, discoloured skin and skin ageing. Containing unroasted shea butter and rich in unsaponifiables, the cream has slimming properties which dissolve fat cells and firms the skin.
Founder, CEO and chief Cosmetic Chemist at Roccoco Botanicals Jacine Greenwood calls the Frangipani and Lychee body crème her “miracle cream”. Already a winner of a prestigious international Allè award for Roccoco’s Ruby Crystal face cleanser, Jacine says this body cream will transform the lives of so many women.
“We are seeing the most incredible results with the Frangipani and Lychee body crème. With its natural ingredients, women will no longer need to contemplate expensive operations to achiever firmer and toned skin after weight loss or pregnancy. This is a life-changing and life-enhancing product. I’m really proud of this miracle cream,” says Jacine Greenwood.
“It really is a miracle cream,” adds Karen. “One of my private intentions which became a prayer was to find a way to firm, tone and tighten my skin non-surgically. So it does feel like a miracle because I got what I asked for.”
Karen has photographed her progress over the nearly 4 months she has so far used the Frangipani and Lychee body crème.
“You must take photos as you go because ordinarily we don’t notice the incremental changes. I took photos of my arms, which were wrinkly and with a lot of excess skin and when I saw the photos taken in the same position a few months later, I was amazed,” says Karen.
“I feel emotional when I look at the photos because they are pictures that tell a story of progress and self-acceptance.”
The pregnancy-safe 4-in-1 body cream targets the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, discoloured skin and skin ageing. Containing naturally occurring Vitamins A, C and E from Acai oil and Murumuru butter that nourish and regenerate the appearance of the skin. Harnessing ethically and sustainably sourced unroasted shea butter and avocado extract, the skin is visibly firmed and lifted.