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Good-bye Cellulite Smoothing Cellulite Gel-Cream
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6.7 fl. oz. for $12.99
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Anti-Cellulite/Firming Products
Last Updated:01.22.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Good-Bye Cellulite Smoothing Cellulite Gel-Cream purports to reduce cellulite because it contains L-cartinine. Also known as carboxylic acid, this ingredient is naturally present in our bodies and may be obtained from dietary sources such as red meat. It has unsubstantiated claims of being able to affect fat metabolism when consumed orally. There is no research pertaining to its anti-cellulite benefit when applied topically, although it likely functions as an antioxidant (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). This product won’t do a thing to improve cellulite, but its alcohol content will irritate your skin and cause inflammation.

Claims

Visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite. L-Carnitine is a substance which is naturally present in the skin. It is known to be involved in the fat metabolism – more specifically it supports the conversion of fat components into energy. A sufficient amount of L-Carnitine in the skin is therefore beneficial. NIVEA Research has made L-Carnitine available in a gel-cream. Additionally this gel-cream formula has a cooling effect which leads to an activation of blood circulation. Thus: regularly used the NIVEA Body Good-bye Cellulite Gel-Cream leads to a visible reduction of the appearance of cellulite at the respective body parts. After 2 weeks the skin is noticeable toned and smoothened. After 4 weeks, the signs of cellulite on the skin are visibly reduced.

Ingredients

Water, Alcohol Denat, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Carnitine, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Blue 1

Brand Overview

Nivea At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly; good makeup removers; a gentle scrub; some worthwhile lip balms.

Weaknesses: Several boring formulas; no products to treat breakouts or lighten skin discolorations; problematic toners; disappointing self-tanners; the anti-cellulite products are a joke.

Nivea is a globally known brand owned by Beiersdorf, the same company behind department-store brand La Prairie and drugstore mainstay Eucerin. Among those three brands, Nivea's product selection is the weakest (which isn't saying much, because none of these lines have much of anything to offer skin). For Nivea, uninspired formulas abound, presenting limited options unless you have normal to dry skin, and even those have exceptionally inelegant formulas. The enduring popularity of this line has more to do with advertising and perhaps tradition (it has been around a long time) than with what any researcher would consider state-of-the-art.

In mid-2010 Nivea re-launched most of their Visage (facial care) products on the web site drugstore.com. These products present a few well formulated, inexpensive options that are worth your attention.For more information about Nivea, owned by Beiersdorf, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.nivea.com.

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04.11.2013
Good for the short term

I have no idea if this does anything for the longterm but I do like it. When smoothed on after a shower/bath, it does smooth the skin. Remember the nice smooth feeling after you shaved your legs when you were young? This replicates that to a fair degree. So I don't care if it works longterm, it makes my legs look more smooth and taut than they would with just lotion. I'm on the shady side of 60 if that helps.

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