From cellulite blasters to bust-firming masters, Sarah Ivory reviews some of the best buys on the market for sculpting bodies.
With the summer sun comes a multitude of beauty worries – sweaty skin, insect bites, sun burn and carving a bikini body in record time. And, while it’s never too late to start an exercise routine or change your diet, modern technology has granted us with a slightly quicker way to bag your dream physique – body sculpting creams. Whether you want a tauter tum or a super-trim bum, here’s how to get the beach body you desire…
Nip + Fab Tummy Fix, £19.25
Nip + Fab is the new treatment line from Rodial owner Marie Hatzistefanis, and it’s clear she knows her stuff. Boasting the likes of über toned Kimberley Walsh and Denise Van Outen among its fan base, the cool gel uses ‘amarashape’, caffeine and bitter orange to tone tums. The result? A firmer tummy within weeks of use.
Dove Spa Firm Believer, £26
This miracle two-week serum fits perfectly in your travel bag, so you can slim on holiday. Formulated with Arabica coffee seed and ilex leaf extract to help reduce fat stores, it also contains omega 6 and primrose oil to improve elasticity – leaving you with a smoother, more streamlined stomach after a fortnight of regular application.
Spa Find InchWrap Bust Firming Gel, £19.40
No girl wants to slather a blend of chemicals on to her skin, so this mix of natural ingredients, including Dead Sea minerals and plant extracts, is the perfect product. Use this boob booster morning and night to tone and revive the skin above the breast line. It’s an easy way to get firmer skin around the décolletage for under £20.
Mama Mio Boob Tube with Shimmer, £29.50
Forget wonderbras, party girls can add oomph and sparkle to their cleavage with this satiny cream. Packed with golden shimmer, EFA-rich oils, shea butter, and the potent anti-oxidant CoQ10, Boob Tube defies gravity by helping your skin to maintain its elasticity. You’ll notice tauter skin around the neck and chest area in days.
Guinot AgeLogic Minceur, £51.75
This sumptuous serum is a star among slimming aids for wobbly derrières and stubborn cellulite. Formulated with cherry stem and pineapple extracts, it boosts circulation, combats toxins and fights fatty deposits in troublesome zones. Use it after exfoliation to reduce orange peel and give your bottom a boost.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Firming Body Cream, £27.50
Boasting some of the best ingredients for bottom firming, this chemical-free cream contains a blend of organic green coffee, marine algae and oat kernel extract to fight pimples and break down fat. Apply once a day after body brushing and you’ll notice a visible change to the hips, thigh and buttock area.
Dr Organic Royal Jelly Cellulite Cream, £9.29
If the scent of this organic treat doesn’t make you buy it, the price tag will. Utilising royal jelly’s unique mix of amino acids, plus pimple-reducing caffeine, lemon, and red clover, this thick cream can be slathered all over the body to penetrate fat cells and improve circulation in problem areas.
Guam Fangocreama Night Cream, £49.95
Make the most of your body’s overnight restorative properties with this rich cream. Using the detoxifying properties of algae, sea salt and juniper, it blasts cellulite while you sleep. Simply apply before bed and embrace the tingly sensation of the cream as it goes to work on bumpy skin.
Dr Hauschka Rosemary Leg and Arm Toner, £24.95
Make bingo wings a thing of the past with this double-duty toner from natural pioneer Dr Hauschka. Boasting the cleansing and rejuvenating properties of rosemary leaf oil, this toner promises to firm the skin around your arms, plus it reduces the appearance of varicose veins on legs too.
This Works Really Rich Firming Lotion, £25
Do you want to turn back time and flaunt younger-looking skin? Then invest in this indulgent cream. Packed with powerful Pyrus sorbus bud extract to firm skin, and Star Wort oil to bolster its moisture barrier, this plush cream is a great antidote to weather-worn arms and legs.