04.19.2012
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Cellulite Shield Gel Creme (Discontinued)
Rating
6.7 fl. oz. for $8.69
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Anti-Cellulite/Firming Products
Last Updated:04.19.2012
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview
The second ingredient in this anti-cellulite product is alcohol and it also contains the menthol derivative menthyl lactate. This product is too irritating and drying for all skin types and none of the ingredients work to “significantly” reduce the appearance of cellulite. You will be disappointed if you purchase this product and expect “stubborn dimples and bumps” to fade away.
Claims
Targeted Cellulite Treatment: Clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite in 2 Weeks. Discover the power of St. Ives Cellulite Shield Gel Crème, with our exclusive MicroSmooth Complex designed to target stubborn cellulite and deliver visible results. Enriched with green tea, menthol, caffeine, and citrus extracts, you can actually feel this powerful, stimulating formula hydrate your skin as it combats cellulite head on. With this concentrated, fast absorbing formula, stubborn dimples and bumps visibly fade away. Your skin is left looking tight and sculpted, feeling moisturized and healthy all day, every day. Welcome back, contoured legs and short shorts!
Ingredients
Water, Alcohol Denatured, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caffeine, Acrylates C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyimide 1, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Menthyl Lactate, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Limonene, Menthol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Sorbitol, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Punica Granatum Extract, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract (Olive), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Helianthus Annuus Extract (Sunflower), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Matricaria), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Citrus Tangerina Extract (Tangerine), Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract (Lemon)
Brand Overview

St. Ives At-A-Glance

Strengths: A couple of water-soluble cleansers, a gentle microdermabrasion alternative; some good, inexpensive body lotions; excellent hand cream.

Weaknesses: Overly abrasive scrubs; ineffective anti-acne products; dated moisturizer; overall, the facial-care products are substandard, even if they are inexpensive.

Two things set this line apart in the minds of consumers familiar with the brand: the Swiss angle and their apricot face scrubs. This notoriety didn't translate to thoughtfully formulated products, though. Instead, most of the scrubs are too abrasive, and the apricot is simply there as an extract, never mind that in a scrub it doesn't have any significant benefit for skin. The same can be said of the selection of supposedly Swiss-based herbs. Most of them have soothing properties, but it doesn't matter to skin if the ingredients came from Switzerland or South Dakota. If anything, the whole Swiss angle is getting a bit tired. You can bet that there are no scientists working high in the Swiss alps to formulate these products. St. Ives is a line with very little worth considering, so feel free to breeze right by as you shop for skin-care products at your local drugstore.

For more information about St. Ives, owned by Unilever, call (800) 333-0005 or visit www.stives.com.

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