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Product Review: Bliss FatGirlSlim Cellulite Cream

Most women have cellulite, but FitSugar says there's basically nothing you can do to get rid of it. Deep down, I know it's not really a big deal, so I usually just let it go. That doesn't mean I have to love it, though, which is why I decided to try Bliss FatGirlSlim ($29). I read some reviews claiming that it worked, so I figured, why not.

Like many other cellulite-fighting creams, FatGirlSlim's main dimple-fighting ingredient is caffeine. Topically applied caffeine is said to burn fat on a cellular level just below the skin's surface, causing fat cells to shrink. Scientists seem to think this logic is a stretch, but I decided to see what happened after a few weeks' use.

For my full review, plus some unfortunate photographs of my thighs that will come back to haunt me someday,

I like the texture and consistency of FatGirlSlim. It's definitely a thick body cream rather than a thinner lotion, which somehow makes me think it's more serious than regular moisturizers. (The marketers have succeeded on that end.) The scent is lightly minty, which I also like. The instructions say to massage the cream into skin for 20 to 30 seconds, which I did twice a day for two weeks. My skin did feel superficially tighter, but I didn't see any drastic changes to my dimples.

And so, I present to you my right thigh. I took these photos wearing the same sleepytime shorts, around the same time of day, and in the same part of my house. One was taken two weeks ago, and the other one was taken today. At first, I was going to label the "before" and "after" shots, but instead, I'm going to let you guess which is which. Honestly, I can't see much of a difference, but maybe I'm wrong.

(I can't believe I just showed all of you my thighs.)

Anyway, I'm giving FatGirlSlim a star and a half. I hate to be that harsh, especially because I think so many Bliss products actually work wonders, but I didn't get anything out of this one. Sure, it felt tight and tingly, but the actual visual effect was a minimal improvement. While the cream does make skin feel firmer for a short while, it doesn't actually make a dent in the dimples. Like it or not, there isn't a magic cellulite-fighting cream. Or if there is, I still haven't found it.

See reader reviews of this product and add your own here!

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jennifer8055 jennifer8055 9 years
Hi, I used to have pretty bad cellulite ever since my pregnancy days. I tried altering my diet and did a lot of exercise which friends and family members recommended but my skin was still lumpy and floppy. I then recently read an article by a lady who claimed to have got rid of her cellulite using a particular cream. I tried it and it worked really well. Within a couple of weeks my skin had improved so much and I actually managed to get rid of my cellulite. Really good stuff.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
COFFEE (for cellulite): Take warm morning coffee grinds and massage onto skin, use plastic wrap to trap the granules against the skin for 10 minutes. The results will appear almost immediately and will last up to 12 hours. At the bottom of this page there are tons of trickand tips:
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I read somewhere and my mother swears by coffee grinds. Just take the used grinds and rub and she swears it works wonders and well, my mother is hard to please.
amanda-lee90479 amanda-lee90479 9 years
Um, honey... it doesn't look like you need any product to make your cellulite go away, you practically don't have any! I have a dimple butt and I'm only 18. Ha.
trace-face62028 trace-face62028 9 years
The only thing that has worked for me is DRY SKIN BRUSHING. Google it. It's amazing... makes my skin smooth and glowy from head to toe, and seriously some results with the cellulite problem. You do it before exercising, going into a sauna, or shower.. then when you get out - apply a light [NATURAL] oil mixture to your skin (there are essential oils that promote circulation, etc. but I can't give away my secret recipe, sorry :P ) and believe me, your skin will thank you. Seriously, do it now! :)
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
Kudos, Bella! I don't have the guts to do what you did! Thanks for the honest review!
Madinat Madinat 9 years
is after the left thigh?
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 9 years
I'm actually seeing good results w/Nivea's Goodbye Cellulite, but you honestly don't need it!
i'm using this Jergen's skin firming cream i've read about. I also have the bliss cellulite massager nubby-thing. So i've been massaging this cream into my thighs for the past week (i can't believe i'm telling people this) and i must say i've seen a slight difference. i've also started running about 30 minutes twice a week hoping that will help firm things up... and trying to drink more water. i agree with bella, i'm not sure there's much to do about it.
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 9 years
Girfriend! First and foremost, your thighs look like supermodel perfection compared to those of Britney "Trainwreck" Spears- why that girl keeps flashing her cottage cheese, no one can say... P.S. You have cellulite? Can't tell...
BelleRose BelleRose 9 years
I can't tell a difference, but then again, I don't notice any cellulite either. I've heard good things about Nivea's Goodbye Cellulite though, which I might have to try.
ailene ailene 9 years
Bella, I think you're right... I can't tell which is the before picture and which is the after picture. I honestly don't notice a difference...
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Honest, you guys. It's there! I promise! :)
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Bella, I adore you. And I can't see any difference between the two pics.
andrea426 andrea426 9 years
what cellulite? in those pictures i don't see any!!! now if you'd look at the back of MY thighs...particularly the upper portion, now there's major dimplage. so really, NO WORRIES!
Lovecat Lovecat 9 years
You know in order to get rid of cellulite you have to have some to get rid of! Silly girl, I see no dimples...
Neekoh Neekoh 9 years
OK, first, you don't have dimples in your thighs to begin with. Maybe that's why it didn't seem to work: there was nothing to fix!
Fiend Fiend 9 years
-_- you dont have cellulite! :irk: damn your perfect thighs!!!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
OK. The before picture is on the left, and the after is on the right. Funny how you can't tell a difference!
megafie megafie 9 years
You didn't have any dimples to begin wiith!
Cherryluv Cherryluv 9 years
I thought this product was gunna be a waste of money! Thank you for setting us straight on the review, haha. :)
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