Do Body Firming Creams Really Work?

Right, so it turns out that body firming creams won’t take us from a size 12 to a size 2 in 24 hours. However, when combined with exercise, a healthy diet and plenty of water, the right ingredients can actually firm the skin. And by increasing hydration levels, encouraging collagen production, and detoxifying to reduce the appearance of lumps and bumps, these creams can actually take an inch or two off.

So whether you’re dealing with flabby arms, overdid the buffet a few times, or just want a perkier bottom, body firming creams should definitely be a part of your daily routine. While we don’t recommend buying that three-sizes-too-small dress just yet, regular use of body firming treatments will make it significantly easier for you to slip into your skinny jeans (or greatly reduce the jiggle in your bikini).

Below, we have four of our favorite body firming products. Think of them as the lazy girl’s workout. Oh, and because we love you so much, here’s a tip: try to really massage the firming products into your skin. The massaging motion will increase circulation and ensure you get maximum firming benefits.

Lierac Body Slim – Not only does this serum come in a pretty bottle, it contains Lierac’s WTB system, a patented blend that will turn fat storing cells into fat burning cells, thanks to caffeine and elder extract. It’s been proven to firm skin by 93% and reduce cellulite by 100%. 

Elemis Body Sculpting Firming System (Duo) – Bust cellulite with this two-step system. The first step consists of a Body Sculpting Lipo-Refining Serum containing a blend or marine and plant extracts to greatly reduce cellulite. The second step is a Body Sculpting Firming Cream with a blend of sea fennel, brown algae and bitter orange petal to smooth and visibly firm the skin.

Cellucur Cellulite EGF Lotion This lotion works by increasing blood flow and strengthening connective tissue for stronger, firmer, younger skin. By increasing blood flow, it boosts skin metabolism, improving its structure and giving you that just-back-from-the-gym glow.

Murad Body Firming Cream This firming cream contain soy flour and oat beta glucan to increase firmness by 20%. If that isn’t enough, it also contains shea butter for intense hydration. This is a great cream to use before a big night out.

–  Rebecca Harisson