Your skin is an incredible protective organ. While your skin can withstand many bumps, scratches, and stretching, sometimes you need to give it special attention. It Works! Defining Gel firms and nourishes your skin.

It Works! Defining Gel can help contour and hydrate problem areas, including your arms, legs, and abdomen. You can enhance skin tightening by pairing the gel with the It Works! Skinny Wrap.

The gel uses natural ingredients with several fantastic benefits.


  • Firming
  • Hydrating
  • Contouring
  • Improves skin texture
  • Brightens skin (and tattoos)
  • Reduces cellulite and stretch marks
  • Lessens the appearance of varicose veins

With those benefits in mind, you might be wondering how it works. Let’s take a closer look at the natural, active ingredients that make It Works! Defining Gel effective.

List of Active Ingredients

It can be overwhelming to look at a long list of ingredients. It Works! Defining Gel contains a few potent ingredients you’ve likely seen before. Natural ingredients are renowned for their effectiveness and reliable histories of safe use.

Active Ingredients:

  • Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Water, 
  • Green tea (Camellia sinensis) Leaf Extract
  • Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Leaf Oil, 
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Leaf oil
  • Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) Leaf Extract
  • Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) Thalle Extract
  • Ivy (Hedera helix) Leaf Extract
  • Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) Root Extract
  • Guarana (Paullinia cupana)

Studies on Active Ingredients

Let’s discuss why some of the heavy lifters in It Works! Defining Gel are popular and how they work.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a flowering shrub native to North America. It is also known as winter bloom. Once used as a divining rod for finding water, witch hazel has become a staple of skincare products, especially as an astringent for treating acne.

The plant is rich in antioxidants and can fight bacteria present on the skin. It can soothe skin and reduce inflammation. The plant has many uses, from minimizing stretch marks, reducing scars, and treating wounds.

Green Tea Leaf Extract

Popularized initially as a beverage in China, green tea has spread across the world. It gained a reputation for antioxidant properties, but most people wouldn’t think to put tea on their skin.

Green tea can benefit your skin using a leaf extract. Drinking green tea in combination with a topical application can improve skin elasticity. Green tea has shown anticarcinogenic effects as well as anti-inflammatory properties. The leaf extract can improve skin microrelief (skin texture) by smoothing and hydrating.

Horse Chestnut Seed Extract

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), buckeye, or Spanish chestnut comes from a southeastern European tree. Traditional medicine used the seed extract to treat joint pain, gastrointestinal problems, fever, and leg cramps. 

Modern research has focused on how horse chestnut improves symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Instead of compression socks to stop leg pain, the horse chestnut seed extract reduces bulging varicose veins by increasing blood flow and reducing swelling.

Rosemary Leaf Oil

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), an evergreen from the Mediterranean, is a member of the mint family. Many fellow mint family members, including thyme and lavender, are fragrant culinary staples. You might be more familiar with rosemary as a seasoning, but it can also boost skin health.

Rosemary leaf oil contains essential vitamins and minerals. Rosemary oil preserves your skin with properties including anti-aging, anti-inflammatory activity, wound healing, and ultraviolet (UV) protection. 

Bladderwrack Thalle Extract

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) has many names, including rockweed, red fucus, sea oak, black tang, or bladder fucus. It’s a brown seaweed that mainly grows along Atlantic and Pacific coastlines.

Bladderwrack, and other seaweeds, are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Topical application of the extract has anti-aging effects.

Eucalyptus Leaf Oil

Traditional Australian medicine used oil from Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) tree leaves for aches, wounds, and infections. It can relieve sunburns and contains natural antibacterial activity, perfect for healing bug bites and minor injuries.

Gotu Kola Leaf Extract

Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) or Indian pennywort rejuvenates the skin. The leaf extract prevents aging and protects your skin. Gotu kola has functional properties that include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial activity. The leaf extract also promotes wound healing.

Butcher’s Broom

The Western evergreen shrub known as Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) reduces inflammation. Butcher’s Broom relaxes veins and improves blood flow. It’s effective in treating chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, and orthostatic hypotension.

Ivy Leaf Extract

Ivy (Hedera helix) or English ivy slims skin and prevents cellulite by tightening your skin. It’s rich in flavonoids, which contribute antioxidants, strengthen blood vessels, and create an anti-inflammatory response.

Guarana Seed Extract

The Brazilian guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a climbing plant featured in the traditional medicine of Amazonian tribes. Today, sports and energy drinks include guarana for the high caffeine content. Caffeine is one of the antioxidants in guarana that contributes anti-aging properties.

Customer Results

The active ingredients have proven results alone, but what are customers saying about It Works! Defining Gel? 

Amazon Reviews

“[The] loose skin that was on my stomach and hips is vanishing! This stuff is liquid gold.” – Abbie, 5-stars.

“[R]eally keeps your body hydrated.” – Paula, 4-stars

“Great results in just a few weeks I noticed a significant reduction in cellulite on my thighs.” – Kristin, 5-stars

“Great for tightening and slimming.” – Jennifer, 5-stars Reviews

“I know why they call it ‘liquid gold’ now! [W]ithin a week of using it every day, it smoothed out my cellulite and firmed the area!” – Mariah, 5-stars

“It tightens your skin, hydrates, and even heals sunburns.” – Kirsten, 5-stars.

“Made my tattoo look brand new again. The colors and texture of my skin are so improved…I’m blown away by what just a few applications have done…absolutely amazing!” – Kelly, 5-stars.

“I had tried lots of different over-the-counter products in the past, but this worked literally overnight for me! I don’t ever get in a bathing suit without lathering this all over my legs first!” – Claire, 5-stars.


It Works! Defining Gel has tightened, hydrated, and improved the skin of more than a few happy customers. But you don’t need to take the word of reviewers when you can try it for yourself. The natural ingredients of traditional medicine with modern ingenuity might be your ticket to smoother, healthier skin.

It Works! Defining Gel™