Thinner Thighs in a Bottle
A new batch of anti-cellulite treatments are claiming to tighten the skin on thighs and rumps as well as reduce the appearance of dimpling. Now you can choose how big a bet you want to place on tackling these spots, since there's a cream to fit every budget. Most feature caffeine, coveted for its circulation-boosting powers, and all require regular use. Medical experts dismiss the "hope in a jar" claims, but only you will know if they truly work.
The Product: Osmotics Lipoduction Body Perfecting Complex, $95 for 6.8 oz. The Promise: An 80-percent reduction of cellulite if used twice a day for two months; one bottle will typically last this long. The Theory: An exclusive delivery system gets the active ingredients to the skin's deeper levels, where fat is stored, claims Osmotics. The Difference: Caffeine is combined with a megadose of grape-seed extract, an antioxidant that helps improve the skin's appearance.
The Product: ANEW Clinical Professional Cellulite Treatment, $30 for 5 oz. The Promise: After a month, you'll see a 60-percent improvement in skin's look and a one-inch reduction off of thighs. The Theory: The formula focuses on boosting sluggish circulation (a contributor to cellulite) with gingko biloba and ginseng. The Difference: A fresh floral scent makes using this product a pleasure.
The Product: DECLÉOR's Aromessence Slim Effect, $70 The Promise: A dramatic one-inch reduction around hips and thighs after one month of use. Drink lots of water to boost results. The Theory: A medley of botanical ingredients, such as basil and grapefruit, helps trigger the slimming process. The Difference: This formula contains essential oils that claim to reactivate a sluggish circulation.
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