There are few hotter topics in the world of beauty and skin care than weight loss. Effective, long-term weight loss remains just out of reach for so many. But that doesn’t have to be the case. A new generation of weight loss products are empowering people to reach and stay at their goal weight. But are these new products safe and what are the ingredients that make them effective? The effectiveness of most weight loss or slimming products hinges on what level of the following six ingredients are present in the product.

Green Coffee Extract - One of the most well known and widely recognized weight loss ingredients is svetol green coffee extract. The weight loss ingredient touted by Dr. Oz is effective for a two primary reasons: caffeine, which is a well-known natural calorie burner and chlorogenic, an antioxidant promotes weight loss by reducing the absorption of fat and glucose while improving metabolic function, which leads to increased calorie burn and more weight loss.

Green Tea Extract - Green tea extract is a health option for weight loss and should be included in any weight loss products you’re considering. Green tea extract is regarded as a great weight loss ingredient because they contain what’s known as catechins. Catechins are remarkable for weight loss because not only do they help burn calories, but they also actually help burn body fat, leaving with leaner muscle and a slimmer appearance.

Raspberry Ketone - When Dr. Oz calls something a “Fat burner in a bottle” then you know you better take a closer look. Found in the essense of raspberries, raspberry ketone regulates metabolism in the body which helps you burn more calories faster. Additionally, the “fat burner in a bottle” actually breaks up the fat within your cells more efficiently and effectively, which helps your body burn fat and lost weight faster.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract - Extracted from the garcinia cambogia fruit found in Asia, Africa and India, this slimming ingredient helps block the appetite and speed up weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which has been proven to increase the rate of weight loss that’s already occurring. HCA works by blocking a key fat-producing enzyme. The less that’s produced, the better you look.

Bitter Orange - Everyone from the Mayo Clinic to WebMD has discussed the weight loss properties contained in bitter orange. The bitter orange herb comes from the bitter orange tree and is effective in raising your metabolism so more calories are burned through your normal course of activity and exercise.

There’s a famous saying that knowledge is power. Now that you have a better knowledge of what’s in weight loss  and slimming products and what to be mindful of, you have the power to make the decision to look and feel your best!

Sweet Suzzy is the founder of  Flawless Beauty and Skin, a leading online beauty and skin care store. Like Flawless Beauty on Facebook and check out our Beauty Tips and Secrets blog for the best beauty, weight loss and skin care updates!