Why do you place so much emphasis on cellulite creams? Are cellulite creams really that important?

  • Yes, they are extremely important!
  • Fibrosis, glycation, inflammation and oxidative damage are all parts of cellulite, for which even the best, most powerful cellulite treatments cannot do that much.
  • A good anti-cellulite cream, highly concentrated with multiple actives that act on all those four factors can provide valuable help, which is almost impossible to get with treatments
  • Furthermore, a good anti-cellulite cream, highly concentrated with multiple actives that are well researched for their lipolytic, circulation boosting and skin firming action can synergistically assist any treatment, an addition to working well on their own too
  • And, yes, a good cellulite cream DOES get absorbed, if properly formulated. Creams do get absorbed and in fact there are strict guidelines set by EU regulators about the maximum amounts that can be absorbed into the body by a cream.
  • (The notion that creams do not get absorbed is based on either ineffective absorption systems in many cheap / badly formulated commercial creams, or in the usual ignorance about beauty shown by beauty therapists and beauty journalists alike)
  • However, you may have noticed that I repeated the phrase "a good anti-cellulite cream, highly concentrated with multiple actives" twice above. This is because, for cost-cutting reasons, most cellulite creams simply are not concentrated enough and do not contain actives against all seven facets of cellulite mentioned above.
  • A proper cellulite cream is expensive due to the high amounts of multiple expensive active ingredients needed for it to be effective, in the same way a good cellulite treatment is expensive due to the expensive technology used (cheap treatments performed with low-spec machines do not help much with cellulite)
  • Unfortunately, the cheap creams, and quite a few expensive ones, which only contain one or two (or even zero!) anti-cellulite active ingredients in low concentrations will not work (hence the public's correct notion that most "cellulite creams do not work").
  • In summary, a cellulite cream is indispensable, as it can complement / replace treatments, but only if it is comprehensive and highly concentrated, and if it is used long enough
  • Three months of continuous use is ideal for best results, which is also the same time it takes to finish a proper course of 6-12 cellulite treatments