Exercising, eating right and being born with good genes are the keys to a flat stomach. But what about hydration? Can a moisturizing cream actually tone your stomach? According to Dr. Ava Shamban, an assistant professor of dermatology at UCLA, anti-cellulite cream is a temporary solution for cellulite reduction. Stomach slimming creams smooth the skin and help get rid of fat’s cottage cheese-like look. Of course, some creams work better than others. An effective stomach slimming cream doesn’t have to be expensive to be popular; it just has to be made sincerely by a company that believes in its products more than it believes in taking people’s money. A quality cream should contain antioxidants and other key botanicals.
This “lean, mean” slimming cream uses a blend of caffeine and QuSomes, a penetration enhancer, to tone, smooth and firm loose, flabby, cellulite-ridden skin. Use together with Bliss LoveHandler for dual fat-busting action. This is a popular cream that has received rave reviews by shoppers on Sephora.com. Average price in 2009: $29.
REN Wild Yam Omega 7 Firming Body Repair Cream
If you’re looking for a natural way to smooth cellulite bumps, this may be the product for you. This body cream promotes collagen synthesis and skin elasticity while providing much-needed hydration. With this cream, you’ll get the skin lipid content boost provided by omega-7 essential fatty acids and the elastic fiber protection of hydroxyproline. What you won’t get are unnecessary chemicals like sulfates, parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances, petro-chemicals and phthalates. Average price in 2009: $50.
Korres Black Tea & Verbena Skin Smoothing Cream
Caffeine fights cellulite by working to tighten blood vessels. Black tea and verbena are helpful in reducing fat accumulation. Ivy, ruscus and centella increase circulation while reducing the dimpling of fat in the skin. Combine all these fat-busting ingredients and you have Korres smoothing cream. This cream is easily absorbed and free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), phthlates, parabens and other worrisome additives. Average price in 2009: $45.
Liz Earle’s Energising Hip & Thigh Gel
This light gel formula contains a blend of essential oils, specifically eucalyptus, sweet orange, grapefruit, rosemary, cajeput, geranium, eucalyptus, pine, patchouli, peppermint and petitgrain oils—plus other herbs and botanicals. This formula helps boost the lymph node system and helps get rid of toxins, leading to smoother, softer skin. Average price in 2009: $29.
Sisley Paris Celluli-Pro/Anti-Cellulite Body Care
This skin care formula creates a slimmer figure, reduces fat deposits and effectively hydrates skin for a smooth feel. Rice peptide extract slows down the storage of new fat, soy and ratanhia, a homeopathic remedy, tones your skin and bitter orange extract fights against the dimpling look and helps gets rid of stubborn flub. This remedy isn’t cheap—but, hey, in this case you get what you pay for with this powerful product. Average price in 2009: $200.