The quick fix. That’s what the consumer seeks. In the past, this approach didn’t fare well in the anti-cellulite department, but things are looking up. The baby boomer generation wonders why generations X and Y worry about a bit of cottage cheese, but perhaps, it’s all about self-improvement. Amid the selection of firming, smoothing and tightening potions, we prefer a select few.
Lierac is part of the injection of European personal care products in American drugstores. Serving as a midway point between the budget drugstore brands and the pricey department store brands, Lierac offers a complete lineup of products for nearly every personal care need. We tried the Lierac Morpho-Slim Anti-cellulite concentrate for a few weeks and noticed smoother skin on the back of the thighs. Plus, the creamy gel-like concentrate absorbed quickly and was not sticky. The alcohol-free product contains 10% active caffeine, which works alongside the glaucine complex to stimulate fat breakdown, paving the way for the other host of ingredients to stimulate collagen production. The whole process enables the body to break down fat cells and produce more collagen so the skin can plump up, lessening the appearance of dimpling and creating a firmer look.
We also developed a fondness for the Amala Detoxify Firming Body Treatment, a high-end offering geared at the organic-seeking consumer. Certified organic by the strict European ECOCERT organization, the earthy lotion contains myrtle, sea algae and apricot kernel to smooth and firm skin. The green product is both feminine, moisturizing and invigorating, thanks to a mix that includes shea butter, sesame oil, fig extract, juniper oil, sandalwood, willow bark extract and cardamom seed oil, among other things. The result is a luxurious lotion that smells great and slowly firms and smoothes skin.
Janson Beckett, a pharmaceutical company, makes an amazing collection of cosmeceuticals. Their cellulite product, Profile Anti-Cellulite Treatment, is a powerful blend of engineered chemicals and natural products that together heat on contact and break down fat cells.
The Amala Detoxify Firming Body Treatment is $44 for a 50mL bottle, available at Barneys New York. To learn more about Amala or to buy items, visit the Amala website. Lierac Morpho-Slim Anti-cellulite concentrate is $48 for a 7oz bottle, available at CVS, Duane Reade and Beauty.com. To learn more about Lierac or to buy items, visit the Lierac website. Janson Beckett Profile Anti-Cellulite Treatment is $69 for a 12oz bottle. To learn more about Janson Beckett or to buy items, visit the Janson Beckett website.