Disclosure: I was provided an It Works! Facial Deep Hydration mask, Hair Skin Nails supplements, ThermoFit supplements, Fat Fighter supplements, Greens supplements and a package of It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator body wraps to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard about It Works!, a health and wellness company offering everything from herbal supplements and skincare products to body wraps that claim to slim and tone your trouble zones. It seems like everywhere I turn, I see an advertisement for that ‘crazy wrap thing’. After scouring the internet for more information, I found a surprising lack of user reviews. Well, curiosity finally got the best of me, and I decided to put It Works! to the test for myself.
I reached out to Rachel Wolf, an It Works! independent seller, about testing the products for this website. Rachel is a fountain of information and answered all of my questions in detail. She sent me an It Works! Facial Deep Hydrating Mask, a package of It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator body wraps, Hair Skin Nails supplements, ThermoFit supplements, Fat Fighter supplements and Greens supplement powder. When the box of It Works! goodies arrived, I was super excited to try everything out to see if they did actually work. For this review, I’ll be writing about my experiences with the Facial Deep Hydrating Mask and Ultimate Body Applicator body wraps.
Now, if you have read any of my previous posts, you know I’m a skincare fanatic. You can imagine how excited I was to try a unique product like the It Works! Facial Deep Hydrating Mask. Unlike most traditional facial masks that are applied to the skin and washed away once dry, the It Works! mask is a cloth infused with a creamy blend of mostly natural ingredients purported to tone and tighten the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a 31 year-old mom of two, I’ll take all the toning and tightening I can get! I ripped that mask out of the package and applied it to my face per the directions. Once my son got over the initial terror caused by the mask’s similarities to Jason Voorhees, I was able to settle down and let the mask work its magic. Rachel had mentioned that I may feel some mild tingling at first, which I did. It was more refreshing than uncomfortable, and I enjoyed the sensation of the mask ‘working’ as it delivered an intense dose of moisture to my face. After 45 minutes, I removed the cloth and massaged the remaining cream into my skin. I could already feel that my skin felt softer and smoother than it had prior to applying the mask. When I looked in the mirror, I could definitely see a difference. Did it look like I’d had a magical facelift? No, but I wasn’t expecting that. My skin was visibly softer and smoother and definitely had a subtle but noticeable ‘lifted’ look. I also noticed a slight improvement in those pesky I-never-sleep-anymore bags under my eyes. Forty five minutes of looking like the creeper from Friday the 13th was well worth the noticeable improvement in my skin. In addition to the visible results of the It Works! Facial Deep Hydrating Mask, I’m also a big fan of the cost and convenience. Through the It Works! loyalty program, you can receive a box of 4 facial masks for $59, which at approximately $15 a mask is a hell of a lot cheaper than a trip to the Rittenhouse Spa! In addition to the appealing price tag, the convenience of an at-home facial wins major points. I will definitely be purchasing more of these masks in the future and look forward to whatever results I may see with continued use.
Next I tested the much-hyped It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator wraps. I’ll be honest…I was skeptical. Could body wraps actually reduce or shape my silhouette? Not a chance. Well…I was wrong about that. After 45 minutes of a wrap applied to my belly (damn emergency c-sections!), I was absolutely amazed to see a noticeable difference. Do I suddenly have a six pack? Other than the Summer Love in my fridge, no. Do It Works! wraps deliver long-term weight loss results? Right now I’ll say probably not (I’ve only done one application so far but I’ll keep you posted). Despite my deepest desires, there is no real substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. That being said, the wraps are definitely effective in providing instant short-term results, perfect for a special event, date night, etc. They can be applied pretty much anywhere on the body from the chin down, and while the instructions seem daunting at first, the wraps are actually very easy to apply. You simply place the wrap (which can be cut to easily accommodate different areas on the body) lotion side down, secure it in place with It Works! Fab Wrap (or athletic wrap or plastic wrap) and hang out for at least 45 minutes. I don’t claim to know how the wraps work, all I can say is that I personally saw a difference after one use. The wraps are also $59 a pop through the loyalty program. At $15 per wrap, I will definitely be keeping a stash of these on hand for special occasions (if not regular use).
So far, I’ve been pleased with my It Works! experience. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this review, where I’ll review the It Works! herbal supplements!
If you are interested in purchasing It Works! products, contact Rachel Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit her Facebook page for more information and special discounts.