“ Brand: Biotherm / Type: Anti Cellulite / Subcategory: Body Lotion / Treatment / What it does: Rejuvenates, „
I bought the Biotherm Celluli Laser D.Code Anti Cellulite Treatment after reading a really positive review in Grazia magazine and it seemed that people were saying that this product really worked. I have tried cellulite creams in the past and I have to say I have never really found anything that worked in reducing cellulite or the formation of cellulite. A 200 ml tube of the Biotherm Celluli Laser D.Code Anti Cellulite Treatment costs £37.79 from Boots - and so it is very expensive. I would not normally pay out such a huge amount for a cream that I hadn't received a personal recommendation for, but I did have some Boots Advantage points and so it didn't actually cost me any hard cash.
The cellulite I was particularly wanting to target was actually on my thighs. I do have cellulite in other areas, but I particularly wanted the cellulite on my thighs to be less marked - and so I concentrated on this area. The gel comes in a white tube with the typical Biotherm plain packaging, and there is a product information leaflet that comes with the tube (and box) to advise you about how to use the cream and how the gel actually works. In theory this gel works by hydrating (as all cellulite creams do), but also by having an effect on the genetic component. I have to admit that the science bit went quite a bit above my head, but it is supposed to target the genetic and non-genetic components of cellulite.
The gel is a nice consistency and it is applied and absorbed easily and well. It was a matter of applying the gel to the problem cellulite areas and massaging the gel in until it is fully absorbed. The gel does have a very slight smell which to me smells like ginger, but when I said that to my daughter she looked at me like I had two heads and she thought it smelled like glue (I really don't think this is the case!). I applied the gel once a day for six weeks - and the one tube was enough to last for the entire six weeks because it spreads thinly and a little goes a long way.
For the first three weeks I didn't really see any difference and I was finding it quite frustrating - although I did persevere. However, at around three weeks of consistent use I did think that I started to see a slight difference, although it was pretty subtle and I wasn't sure whether I was imagining it or not. However, by the end of six weeks I felt like the effect showed a definite difference - and I not only thought that the cellulite areas of my thighs looked better, but just as importantly it felt better and more firmer - and younger! I would say that the amount of cellulite I had improved about about 50%and so although it wasn't a completely magic treatment, it did significantly improve it. Also importantly is the fact that although I stopped using the gel (because I couldn't afford to continue), the effect remained - as long as I moisturised regularly. I now re-use the gel about every 3 - 4 months and this seems enough to keep the cellulite at bay.
I would recommend this gel if you have a particular problem area. It is expensive, but it does work better than anything else I've ever tried.
I rarely buy any expensive Beauty products since I've had my son as they just seem like such an indulgent spend, but I have an increasing amount of cellulite on my stomach so I had been looking around for something to help and thought it would be worth the spend if I managed to find something that worked. To be honest my main decision to buy Biotherm Celluli Cream was down to the fact that Biotherm were a good pricey brand so I was confident that any product of theirs would deliver results.
The 150ml was £28 which I though was expensive but as mentioned earlier I was desperate for something to help as I do wear a lot of short clothing and can't bear the thought of any cellulite being on show! The cream is targeted at the midriff area and specifically says on the bottle that it is for the stomach-waist area and is meant to make it smoother and firmer. It does this by supposedly using its 'Adiposveltyl' micro-organism, not something I'd ever heard of but it sounded scientific enough to me!
The cream has a very "clean" smell which is something I like in a Beauty product as it leaves me feeling fresh, so this was a positive start. The cream wasn't very greasy but it did take a while to absorb into my skin, fortunately I didn't have to use much on each application to cover my stomach area and I started out using it just once a day. I did this for a fortnight or so and other than giving me a nice scent, I had notice no improvement in my stomach. So I started using it twice a day until I'd used the entire bottle and I can safely say it made no difference whatsoever!
I've used much cheaper cellulite products from Avon that had the exact same results ... nothing! So a complete waste of £28 and what's worse is that it has changed my opinion of Biotherm products and it's highly unlikely that I'll be buying anything from them in the near future ...
Like most women, I am embarrassed by my cellulite on my thighs. I was recommended to use this by a friend who swore blindly that it would reduce my lumpy and bumpy bits.
I prefer skin care products without scents, this product had a scent but not too bad and wasn't too medicinal smelling. I used this product mostly on my thighs and hips.. Right after I used the product, my skin did feel smoother and looked suppler, but once the product wore off (ie during the day) or was washed off, my skin went back to the way it was before. Another thing I need to point out, is that it leaves a residue on your skin. So the stuff doesn't really get absorbed completely. It does dry out but does not go all the way into your pores. So when you shower at night or in the morning, you take away all the left over from your last application... sort of like a waste it feels. It is expensive at £37 for 200ml at Boots
Unfortunately after trying it for a few weeks I didn't notice any significant changes. I found that the scent was nice, nothing to overwhelming and it absorbed ok and was non greasy but it didn't make any changes in the cellulite that I already have. It just made me skin soft but that's it.
I wouldn't really recommend this product so I guess I will just have to hang onto my cellulite a little longer!