They say that the human body is about 60% water, mine is different to the norm being about 60% cellulite (attractive I know) which is why I jumped at the chance to review the Cellu-Smooth Anti Cellulite home treatment system kindly sent to me by the folks at The Beauty Works.
The box arrived and I couldn’t wait to crack that badboy open and get it whirring away on my wobbly bits however as I was in the office and I didn’t think my colleagues would appreciate seeing my thighs I restrained myself. I was a little bit intimidated by the look of the gadget all boxed up, it looked like I should have a degree or at the very least some sort of certificate in order to use it. In the box you get the ultrasound unit, a 250ml tube of conductive gel which has a lovely fresh smell to it, the mains adapter and an instruction leaflet.
The instruction leaflet was clear so when I got home I slapped on a thin layer of the gel on my right thigh and switched the machine on. I expected it to make some sort of noise, especially when I changed it from the low setting to high, I expected whirring or whizzing as it magically melted my cellulite however it was silent, in fact I only knew it was doing something when I felt it start to gently warm my skin where I had been using it.
I used it religiously every night for 15 minutes on each ‘affected area’ as suggested, I actually only did it on my right thigh as to do each area would have taken all year and I wanted to make a comparison. So after 8 weeks do I have a thigh as smooth and toned as Elle MacPherson? In a word no, however I can see a difference between my thighs now. My right thigh feels smoother and firmer and the dimples are less pronounced. I think the chances of the Cellu-Smooth being able to have a marked effect on my cellulite is low, but only because I have so much cellulite for it to do battle with it’d be like trying to stop the tide with a lilo.
At £49.99 it’s well priced and if you have an issue with your lumpy bits then it’s worth the money. It was a bit of a pain having to use it for 15 minutes a day however I reckon if you’ve got enough of a hang up about your cellulite to want to buy a product like this then you should be prepared to put a bit of effort in.
In short, I’ll be spending the next 8 weeks using this on my left thigh so they look equal!
The product was kindly sent to me for review by The Beauty Works Ltd however this did not affect my review.