Vichy Cellu Destock Advanced Anti-Cellulite Care - 200ml - $53 - uses 5% pure caffeine and lipocidine to minimize the appearance of cellulite. The box informed me that some parts of the body are genetically programmed to stock fats (waist, hips, thighs, butt) and are less reactive to the caloric restriction of diets. The science: pure caffeine triggers with efficiency the lipids combustion and lipocidine is able to stimulate the expression of a protein that commands the elimination of the lipids during a calorie restriction.
What does that mean in normal people speak? You can diet all you like but that doesn't mean that your body is going to get rid of your orangey peel goodness unless something tells it to and this cream aims to do just that!
Right away I loved the texture of this cream - it's a soft silky cream-gel in a funky colour of green. I don't know what it is about green creams but I always have this mental perception that they work better. Maybe I equate it with rubbing vegetables into my skin and everyone is always telling me how good vegetables are for me - so green cream must be just as good for my skin - I know, I have issues! The cream absorbed easily, dried quickly and didn't leave a sticky feeling afterwards that you sometimes get with gels.
In a perfect world, you should be using this cream along with a diet (yes, that does mean cutting out chocolate cake) for it to be as effective as it's meant to be. My dieting motivation doesn't last for more then a week at a time but I did pay careful attention during my diet-on weeks and I will say that the results were more obvious during those weeks and my skin was smoother. Even during my diet-off weeks the cream did make a difference but it wasn't as dramatic.
I would buy Vichy Cellu Destock again and would even use it as a daily body moisturizer, I liked the texture that much! If you have a similar cellulite obsession and are looking for a new cream - this one is definitely worth a try!
- Lisamarie -