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Fantastic Firming Creams, Part V: Body

Welcome back to my series on firming beauty products. Today's topic is body creams. Before we go any further, you need to know that no cream can actually remove cellulite. By following a healthy lifestyle you can shrink lipids, but topical creams will only work to stimulate your skin and temporarily help smooth the appearance of cellulite. Below are three that I've tried.

Benefit Jiggle Gel ($26) is a toning, firming, and hydrating moisturizer for your hips, thighs, tummy, arms, and booty. It claims to act as an "invisible girdle." I can't attest to it being quite that effective, but the mental image definitely worked to help me feel firmer. Simply smooth it onto your body and allow it to dry. I just read that it's also recommended to help reduce swelling after long flights, so it might be good for frequent fliers.


For two more body firming creams,

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Liz Earle Hip and Thigh Gel ($33) is another toning and moisturizing clear gel designed especially for your hips and thighs. It's made from herbs, essential oils, and has an overriding eucalyptus scent. I like how my skin felt soft after I used it, and of course, massaging it in feels wonderful. For optimal results, apply at least once daily under your usual moisturizer.

Murad Firming Body Cream ($42.50) is a thick, smooth, and creamy body lotion made with soy, oat protein, vitamin C, and shea butter. It was designed to hydrate, tone, and smooth away visible wrinkles. While I didn't see much of a difference in the firmness of my body, it does serve as a great moisturizer.

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creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
I honestly hope this works cos I've tried so many and I don't see effects! Benefit is dope!
inertia inertia 9 years
I have terrible swelling in my legs during flights (even if it's only an hour and a half) and don't know if I'd trust a topical cream to help enough. A pharmacist recommended a combination of a Japanese anti-swelling drug called "Mukkumin" and compression socks, and I have to say they work like magic. Since I started using these on flights, I can now step off a 13-hour flight able to both fit into my shoes and walk on my feet.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I tried Bliss's Fat Girl Slim and that did not do much of anything at all.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
LaU, I think there was a post a few months ago that had to do with some anti-cellulite creams and their effectiveness - maybe it covered some of the brands you're asking about? I'd search for it. Merci, Bella! This is some stuff I could use... once I get the money :)
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
I tried the whole Nivea Cellulite Patch/ cream combo and felt that there was no difference. I have also tried an outrageously expensive cream from Clarins - again, nothing. Recently I started working out more, and that helped a lot.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
"Jiggle gel" - lol :-p :rotfl:
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Love the name, hahaha.
LaU* LaU* 9 years
How do you guys feel about creams for cellulite like Vichy, Roc or La Roch-Posay?
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