How to Get Rid of Cellulite Fast
Cellulite busters aim to help tone your skin and minimize lumps by drawing out excess moisture that can become lodged between bands of collagen. The newest ones also have multiple benefits. FITNESS readers tested them so that you can get the best butt for your buck.Product: St. Ives Cellulite Shield Gel Creme ($6.99, drugstores)
Mission: Firm and cool
Claim: Laced with cooling menthol and depuffing caffeine, this gel also contains green tea to help soothe your skin.
Reality: "I have tried a few products before, and none worked. But with this, my trouble zones looked tighter after only one week." -- Jennie Blagg, Sherman Oaks, California
Mission: Firm and hydrate
Claim: Ginseng extract in this lightweight product tones your skin, and petrolatum locks in softening moisturizers.
Reality: "I didn't see a significant change in my cellulite. But I'll keep using this lotion every day because it makes my skin very soft and keeps it moisturized for hours." -- Beth Prather, Pelham, New York
Mission: Firm and induce sleep
Claim: Packed with calming lavender, this rich concoction uses lotus extract to help make lumps less noticeable.
Reality: "My dimples haven't disappeared, but the skin on my thighs appears somewhat firmer. Every little bit counts! Plus, the formula felt cooling after my nightly bath." -- Hope Teich, Wanaque, New Jersey
Mission: Firm and self-tan
Claim: This lotion helps you build a bronze color gradually and tightens skin with elasticity-boosting ginseng.
Reality: "My thighs look smoother, and the golden brown tan makes my legs and butt look more muscular and toned. I'll be using this cream all summer." -- Angela Vetta, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Mission: Firm and protect
Claim: This sunscreen's vegetable collagen tones skin, and caffeine and peptides help reduce puckering.
Reality: "Unfortunately I didn't see a difference in my cellulite. But I really like the feel and the light, refreshing fragrance of this cream." -- Cathy Saragosa, Fresno, California
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