Tried and Tested: Cellulite Busters
Are you dreading revealing lumpy, bumpy thighs and upper arms this summer? Fear not,we’ve found four that have passed our rigorous tests and do exactly what they promise!
BEST FOR QUICK RESULTS
Nip+Fab Cellulite Fix Body Sculpting Gel 150ml, £18.25
The promise: Sculpts and targets cellulite, burns and eliminates fat cells, firms skin.
In practice: Used morning and night for two weeks, this wonderfully light gel was the least sticky out of all we tested. Although there is a slight chemical whiff at first, it disappears, leaving a pleasant citrus scent.
The result: Dimpling improved by around 40 per cent, leaving skin tone more even and thighs feeling firmer.
BEST NATURAL PRODUCT
Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil 100ml, £19.95
The promise: Firm, smooth beautiful skin after just one month.
In practice: After rigorously massaging once daily on to hips and the inside and back of thighs, we found skin tone was improved in 21 days – thighs were smoother, orange-peel appearance was noticeably less pronounced and skin felt super soft and hydrated. In addition, we found the oil was exceptionally moisturising, didn’t stain clothing and we loved its herbal scent.
The result: Touchably softer, moisturized smoother skin in just five minutes a day.
BEST BUDGET BUY
Garnier Bodytonic Firming Lotion 250ml, £3.99
The promise: Helps skin feel firmer while giving 24-hour moisturisation.
In practice: This non-greasy gel cream had a gorgeous summery citrus fragrance, and didn’t feel ‘plasticky’ on skin after applying. It is less moisturising than other products but adequate for normal skin types. Improvements were gradual but encouraging.
The result: Smoother, slightly firmer skin that had a new-found springiness.
BEST FOR DESK DWELLERS
Soap and Glory Sit Tight 200ml, £14.30
The promise: Double-action formula helps firm and tone skin.
In practice: Smooth on to thighs and bottom twice a day. It had a fresh scent and an energizing sensation that really felt as though it was working. Best of all, sitting down apparently helps accelerate the active ingredients.
The result: After using twice daily for two weeks, skin looked less lumpy and was firmer to the touch.