So, Do Cellulite Creams Even Work?
Cellulite can make us feel self-conscious. No matter the season, our shape, or size, when those indentations are in sight, the prospect of showing some skin or stepping out in a style that hugs our curves is often a no-go. While there are a number of products and treatments that promise to smooth out the look of dimply skin, not all have a long-lasting effect. Keep reading to find out what causes cellulite in the first place and which skin solutions really work.
Contrary to popular belief, cellulite isn’t simply the fat that lies under the surface of our skin. The appearance of cellulite is created when thick, fibrous septae, extending from the deep connective tissue layer to the muscle, pull down on fat cells, trapping fat into discrete pockets. These pockets of fat — most often on the buttocks, thighs, and hips, translate into the dimples we see on the skin’s surface.
While many cellulite products claim to smooth dimpled skin, they often come with forewarning. Anti-cellulite lotions and serums can reduce the appearance of cellulite temporarily, but they cannot permanently remove it. The trick is to find ingredients that will help prolong the positive, dimple diminishing results.
There are two key ingredients to help create the look of smoother skin: caffeine and vitamin A derivatives (AKA retinoids and retinol).
Caffeine is known to cause temporary tightening of the skin and constriction of blood vessels which therefore does not allow enough space between the connective tissue for the fat deposits to push through. Furthermore, caffeine can be dehydrating when consumed, when it’s applied to the skin it can dehydrate fat cells, thereby reducing the size of the dimpling.
Vitamin A, aims to increase collagen production to prevent fat from pushing through that connective tissue. The only downside is that these creams, lotions and serums may need up to six months of continuous use to see significant results.
Pineapples contain an enzyme that assists in skin debridement (peeling). This gentle exfoliating action helps to gently boost collagen production by removing dead skin cells.
Green Coffee seeds also have antioxidant, smoothing, restructuring and regenerating qualities which make them ideal for anti-ageing skincare products for mature and damaged skin.
Contains lots of fatty acids, which help heal scars and diminish wrinkles by moisturising the skin, accelerating cell renewal, and supporting circulation.
Avocado oil contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and beta carotene. It is a monounsaturated oil making it nourishing and suitable for dehydrated, sun-exposed and dry skin. It has been known to be effective in helping reduce the itchiness and discomfort associated with some skin conditions.
We're not gatekeeping! The results of our anti-cellulite lotion really DO work! Don't just take our word for it though! From a group of 100 surveyed customers, we saw...
92% Saw the skin on their booty and thighs appear smoother
87% Saw the product helps to refine skin texture
91% Saw the product visually improve the quality of their skin