cellulite-creams.jpg According to experts, anti-cellulite creams might not be as effective as one presumes. So far considered a cheaper and less painful alternative to other procedures, this news will surely dishearten many. These creams claim to help people get rid of cellulite the easy way.

Highlights of anti-cellulite creams
a. A common ingredient of such creams is caffeine, which supposedly shrinks fat cells.
b. These creams are meant to be applied to problem areas one to 4 times a day for a few weeks.
c. There are no studies that show that cellulite creams do any good on actual bodies.
d. It is not known if these creams can penetrate the skin deeply enough to reach fat cells.
e. However, though some improvement was noticed in a 2005 study conducted on 25 women, it was not considered significant.

Some anti-cellulite creams
a. Revitol Cellulite Solution, about $30 for a 4-ounce bottle, contains a highly caffeinated coffee extract along with retinol (vitamin A) and extracts of green tea and seaweed.
b. Nivea's Good-bye Cellulite gel-cream, less than $15 for a 6-7 ounce bottle, contains L-carnitine, a natural amino acid that helps cells turn fat into energy.
c. Biobodyslim, $80 for an 8 ounce bottle, offers "powerful biological molecular structures" gathered from the mucous of land snails.