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This little beauty of a product by soap and glory is amazing!! It was brought for me a few months ago for a birthday present.. its so easy to use you literally put a 50p dollop in your hand and rub it on your bottom and on the back for you legs ( basically wherever you get cellulite ) i found it better to wait for it to dry first then to put clothes on after and you just do what it says SIT DOWN!! It firms and tones the back of legs and bottom area and just smooths out bumps and blemishes, i would say you need to use this product regularly to get the results out of it.
To begin with it feels abit strange because it starts warming up the skin and feels really tingly i suppose like a warm sensation, i had to keep checking to make sure that nothing crazy was happening to my skin just because it feels so weird and it literally tightens up the skin where you have put this cream and i must say that i have noticed a difference already which is fab!!
I will definately be purchasing this again 10/10.
I'm a massive fan of the brand Soap & Glory. Started in 2006 with the aim of helping women pamper themselves without 'spending an arm and a leg just to moisturise one', the retro pink and black & white bottles and packages are a familiar fixture on the shelves of Boots and Harvey Nichols. They're also available online from retailers like ASOS. The stated aim may not be completely accurate, as the products are often more expensive than brands like Dove or Radox, but most of them are high quality.
Recently, a select few Soap & Glory items were on special offer at Boots, with one third off the normal selling price. This is how I came to purchase Sit Tight for just under £10 as opposed to the normal £14-£15 selling price.
Like many women, I do suffer from cellulite and with summer coming up would love to find a way to get rid of it. I'm normally quite sceptical where cellulite creams are concerned, but Sit Tight had very good reviews and sounded like an interesting product, so I definitely wanted to try it!
On first glance, the box belongs to the traditional Soap & Glory colour scheme of pink and creamy yellow, but the tube of product itself is actually silver with "SIT TIGHT, sit-activated special lower body firming formula" printed on the tube. The product is encased in a pink cardboard sleeve which tells you more about the product. The cream is made up of a 'pressocapsular-firm-system' which contains caffeine, apparently known for its lipolytic, firming and draining actions. The idea is that you rub Sit Tight onto your thighs every morning: the massage helps to remove excess fluid build-up and the cream supposedly helps to stimulate this. The cream also contains 'detoxyboost', which helps to aid circulation. You are supposed to wait 30-60 seconds after applying the product before putting your clothes on, and you are advised that the cream is more effective when you sit down!
Sit Tight was made in the UK and tested on "a group of well-rounded ladies who wanted to break anything (fast, bread, dance) but a sweat". There is a long list of ingredients which I won't copy into my review as it would simply be too long! A warning on the packet indicates that you are supposed to wash hands well after application, and the product is not to be used on sensitive, broken or irritated skin. You are also meant to avoid all contact with eyes (though I'm not sure how you'd go about getting it in your eyes in the first place!).
Once you take the tube out of the packet, you really notice how unusual it is compared to Soap & Glory's usual stuff. The silver tube looks very different and futuristic although you can tell it's a Soap & Glory product by the logo on the front and the font chosen.
The flip top lid (which I've found to be secure and durable) opens to reveal a thick cream with a gel-like appearance and consistency when you squeeze the tube. I found that it was sometimes quite tricky to squeeze the product out of the tube, which sometimes got quite slippery! Also, I should point out that when I could get no more product out of the tube I cut it open and was able to get over a week's worth of product from the inside!
To use the product, I used a piece approximately the width of a 50p piece for each leg. I rubbed the cream vigorously onto the back of my thighs and my bum. I found it to be slightly sticky at first, but after a minute or so (the time that Soap and Glory recommend you wait before getting dressed) it had all sunk in. A few minutes after application I felt a slight warm tingling sensation, which lasted around five to ten minutes. It was different every day - I think it depends on how much product you use and how vigorously you rub it in. The sensation wasn't uncomfortable or unpleasant - it felt slightly strange at first, but I soon got used to it. I would normally apply it once a day, in the morning after my shower, then apply my makeup before getting dressed. I would estimate the product lasted me around six weeks.
After the product was all used up, I took a good look at my thighs. There did seem to be some improvement in my cellulite which I know wasn't down to diet or exercise as my diet's terrible and I've been going to the gym three times a week for four years. However I remain undecided whether it's actually this product which has made a difference or just the act of massaging my thighs. I've tried other Soap & Glory cellulite products which seem to have had a similar effect. I should probably try massaging my normal moisturiser in properly to see what happens.
In any case, Sit Tight is one of the more expensive cellulite creams so if I did decide that they worked this isn't the one I would choose to buy. I probably wouldn't repurchase this but anyway it's been an interesting experiment!
Sit Tight is unlike any other product I have heard of and puts a new and interesting twist on cellulite creams. We have all been told that to get firm skin we need to be active, work out in the gym, go for a jog...
But the Sit Tight firming lotion actually works better when you are sitting down. This aptly named product by Soap and Glory is designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite and to make the skin of your bottom and thighs more toned.
How does it work?
The product contains a special firming system which is activated by the friction created by the action of sitting down. It also contains Caffeine which encourages the fatty build ups under your skin which cause the dimpled appearance to disappear. It also gets the blood circulation going which prevent future fatty build ups from forming, while toning and firming the skin.
How do you use the product?
Soap and Glory advise you to use the product each morning because then it can work its magic throughout the day as you continually stand up and sit down.
You take a large amount of the product into your hands and massage it into your bottom and thighs using a kneading and vigorous action. This action will also help to break up the fatty build ups that lead to the appearance of cellulite. You need to wait for the product to fully absorb before dressing.
The product comes in eye catching tubing with a flip top lid which you click open and shut in order to access the product. It costs around £14 for 200ml of the lotion and it can be bought from most large department stores and many online websites.
The product looks like a creamy white gel that doesn't take long to be massaged into the skin and doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy or uncomfortable. As with all of Soap and Glory's products, the smell is delicious and long lasting.
This product feels strange when it starts working. It tingles and you can actually feel it heating up. It's a bit of a shock the first time that it happens but I like it as it makes me feel like its working. It continues to be activated each time you sit down.
It makes your skin feel as soft as velvet and with continued the appearance of my cellulite is definitely lessened, although I know this may also be due to the fact that it gets you massaging your skin each morning.
You do need to use this product daily though as its not a long term cure. If I forget to use it for a few days, it doesn't take long for the bumpy skin to come back. And then it takes another couple of weeks to get my skin looking good again. But that's my fault for forgetting, not the products. All in all, if you are prepared to use this regularly then it's worth buying and you'll see results within a few weeks.
Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Parfum (Fragrance), Menthyl Lactate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Phosphoric Acid, PEG-8, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Dipeptide-2, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer
As you may realised from my latest reviews I am very dedicated and desperate to gain back my old shape I had years ago. I don't believe in magic pills so I go out jogging or swimming every single day. I measure the calories I loose while sporting and I try to challenge myself every time. I found that I have to swim and jog more to reach the same calorie loss so I started to jog 2.6 miles and by now I jog 3.5 miles. I don't count the lengths in the swimming pool as I have to swim at least 60 lengths (25 m) and after the first 10-12 lengths I forget to count. I reached quite serious results in two months of which I am very proud.
What happens to the skin?
When you loose weight you have to take extra care of your skin too. In the beginning of your regular exercising you may not realise any change as your body builds muscles. Then the metabolism becomes faster and you loose fat which is wonderful BUT your skin is stretched out and it should follow your shrinking body. As your skin looses its flexibility with the age you may need some cosmetics that can really help to keep it firm. I started to use Nivea Q10 firming cream which was really effective in the beginning. When I found that there is no further improvement in getting my skin firmer I switched to another product: Soap & Glory Sit Tight.
How does S&G Sit Tight work?
This cream comes in a 200 ml tub and is available in Boots for 14 pounds which is quite a lot. It has lovely sweet-mint scent and is recommended to be used every single morning. The cream was made especially for women's bottom and thighs as 90% of women suffer from cellulite and these areas are the most affected.
I think by now everybody knows what cellulite is... Just in case you have never met the word: cellulite is a topographic skin change that occurs mostly on women's pelvic region, lower limbs and abdomen. Some men suffer from cellulite too however it is quite rare. The reason lies in the structure of connective tissue, genetic factors and the different hormones. Women's connective tissue is less firm than men's and we have some hormonal and genetic factors that favour fatty build-up.
The Sit Tight cream aims to lower the fatty tissue build-up by stimulating the affected area to lose fluid. This product has to be massaged into your skin then you feel tingling and heat feeling in the area you applied the cream. Sit Tight contains 27-33% caffeine which is known for its extended lipolytic, firming and draining action. The manufacturer recommends you sitting after you applied the cream. When you sit down your most effected area is in contact with a solid surface (sofa, chair, etc.) which works as a body wrap and improves the effect of the cream.
How to improve the effect of the cream?
Most of the times you just apply the cream then after its quick absorbance you put on your clothes and leave for work. My recommendation works on weekends when you have some extra time for yourself. After you applied the cream the usual way wrap your body in foil. If you don't have body wrap foil the normal kitchen foil will do the job too. Wrap your thighs into foil then go to the bed and relax. You will experience a more intense tingling feeling and your thighs almost burn. Now the cream really works! The aim is to loose fluids from the connective tissue so the heat and the tingling is natural and should be welcomed. The cream is gentle enough not to cause any harm on your skin so after an hour you can remove the foil and I recommend a shower to clean down the sweat and toxins from your body. Your skin will be much firmer and very smooth.
About the product in general
The cream is odd white and can be spread easily on your skin. A little is enough so the tub will last for quite a long time. It has lovely scent and it absorbs in seconds. After a minute or two you can put on your clothes and it won't leave marks on them. It is similar to a normal body lotion actually. The tub stands on its cap and is easy to get the cream out of the tub then reclose the cap.
I think Soap & Glory products are of quite good quality. I was a little sceptical despite reading positive reviews on the product but by now I am convinced as I experienced the results.
The ingredients are: Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Parfum (Fragrance), Menthyl Lactate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Phosphoric Acid, PEG-8, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Dipeptide-2, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer.
For more information about the product please visit www.soapandglory.com
I still think that without eliminating junk food from your diet and doing some kind of exercise regularly you can hardly achieve any improvement. I think the combination of all these can really help you to have a firm skin.
Since I measure the lost calories I try consciously avoiding sweets from my diet. I don't say it is easy when you have kids around... I try to think of the effort I do to loose the quantity of calories that can be eaten in a minute and this really helps. Nowadays I can resist in most of the cases or eat only one single bite just to feel its taste.
I believe that you have to find the right sports for yourself that can cause you joy and happiness. We are different and most of the people hate jogging and swimming. I cannot recommend you the sure solution; you have to find it for yourself. It is very important to enjoy doing it as you have to do it regularly in order to achieve results.
I use the Sit Tight cream for about 3 weeks now but most of the times as a body wrap. I found it really effective and my thighs became thinner and my skin more even and firm. I use other products as a change 1-2 times a week to sustain its efficacy.
I know this cream is not cheap at all so I recommend shopping around or waiting for Boots 3 for 2 offer to cost you less. It really works so you can stock up if you consider using it for a longer time. The tingling effect is absolutely bearable even when you use it as a body wrap. I recommend you trying it if you belong to the 90% too...
Another summer, another search for the miracle product destined to give me those thinner, smoother thighs that I crave so much... A magazine article (in either Red or She, I can't remember) mentioned that the latest Soap and Glory product designed to target those areas actually might work so, once again, off I headed to Boots in hope of a miracle cure. The product on my radar was Soap and Glory's 'Sit Tight' which is marketed as a 'Special Lower Body Firming Formula' activated by sitting down - seriously, how good does that sound? A product that works while you sit on the sofa watching TV... surely it has got to be too good to be true?
Soap and Glory 'Sit Tight' comes in a 200ml silver squeezy tube. The text on the tube claims it is a 'World Exclusive' product with a 'fabulous new double-action formula which works while you simply sit tight'. It claims to have a 'new, exclusive pressocapsular-firm-system', 'detoxyboost' and 'puffdrain 82' - whatever those mean! Given that they all have the trademark symbol next to them, I'm assuming that they are made up words to make it all sound a bit more scientific - a quick Google has revealed several links to reviews on this product but nothing else. I've also had a look on the Soap and Glory website and that suggests that the 'pressocapsular-firm-system' relates to the caffeine used in the product and sitting down acts as a release mechanism to allow it to penetrate more deeply into the fatty leg tissue and, consequently, become more effective. I'm assuming that 'Detoxyboost' and 'Puffdrain' relate to the product helping to drain away any excess water retention from that area as you boost blood circulation while massaging it in.
According to the instructions on the back of the tube, you apply this product by kneading a 'generous layer' into your bottom and thighs each morning. You then allow it to absorb for at least 30-60 seconds before getting dressed. The cream itself has a fairly thick gloopy texture and is an off-white colour. It doesn't smell like you would expect a cosmetic product to smell, instead the scent is a bit medicinal and slightly reminiscent of Deep Heat, although not anywhere near as over-powering. It is easily absorbed into the skin with a bit of vigorous massage - it is important to ensure you massage it in very firmly otherwise you won't manage to boost blood circulation to those areas and activate the drainage effect. There is no sticky residue after using this despite the gloopy texture of the product and it does leave your lower body feeling moisturised throughout the day. Once it is absorbed, it starts to 'heat' up and you get a warm, tingly sensation - this is not an unpleasant sensation, although it feels a bit weird the first time it happens as it is actually very warm! This warming effect doesn't last that long - five minutes at most - and I actually liked it because it made me think that it was doing 'something'...
So, the important question is, does it actually work? Well, I have been using the product every morning for nearly three weeks and I think I have noticed a slight improvement in the firmness of my thighs. A quick test with the measuring tape reveals that each of them is 0.5 inches thinner than when I started using the product which is a positive sign for me. My jeans feel slightly less tight on my thighs as well. My skin also feels smoother, although I have come to accept that no product is ever going to clear up my cellulite completely. Sometimes I wonder if it would work more effectively if I got to sit down for longer after applying it - the problem with mornings as a mum of two is that you don't get much chance to sit down at that time what with making breakfasts, re-filling cups of milk, helping husband remember where he's left his watch / phone / pile of change, feeding the baby (actually, I do sit down for that bit!) - but overall I have been relatively impressed with the performance of this.
This product costs £14.00 at Boots - I bought it on the 1/3 off promotion (and used my Advantage Card points to pay for it) and I felt it was relatively good value for the price I paid, but I'm not sure I would pay full-price for it. The tube is practically empty now and I have only been using it for about 3.5 weeks (I started using it before my holiday and then have used it consistently since returning) and I think £14 a month is just a bit too expensive to use it on a regular basis.
Overall, I was probably more impressed with this product than I expected to be. I've long since come to the conclusion that I'm never really going to find a product that really works miracles, although I can't resist the temptation to keep looking, so the fact that it gave tangible results is a real plus point for me. However, the results were definitely not spectacular and I honestly believe it would be possible to get similar results with a slightly cheaper product - it's more about the commitment to using it every day, applying it vigorously enough to boost your blood circulation, drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet, doing some exercise etc. than anything else. Realistically, I think the increased firmness in my lower body and the slightly slimmer thighs have as much to do with starting a running programme as using the cream, but I do think it works well alongside those lifestyle changes I've just mentioned. I'm going to give this product four stars as I liked it, but just don't expect miracles!
If something sounds too good to be true it probably is but my holiday is less than seven weeks ago so I'm desperate! After reading in every magazine about a new cellulite cream activated by sitting down (!), yes that's right sitting on your bum I had to buy it. I was even more plaeased to hear the product was made by Soap and Glory, a favourite brand of mine.
Soad and Glory are a kitschy beauty brand who specialise is cool products with funky packaging at reasonable prices. Founded by Marcia Kilgorde, they're a UK brand who's motto is 'We believe that you shouldn't have to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturize one!' Sit Tight is one of their latest products and it's been getting rave reviews in lots of magazines - so does it live up to the hype.
I bought a tube of Sit Tight at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh for £14 but the brand is stocked in lots of places so it won't be difficult to find. For that £14 you get a 200ml tube of the product in a cardboard package. I know the packaging isn't why you buy a product but when it comes to Soap and Glory it's usually worth a metion! It's got the usual picture of an old-style hottie. This time she's sitting down - which I think you'll agree suits the product name. It's got the Soap and Glory logo on and some of their brand pink. The tube itself is silver and you squeeze out the product you need.
Sit tight is a sit-activated special lower body firming formula. The product contains caffeine which I have read before is good for cellulite (on the outside not in lots of coffee which I believe may have the opposite effect!) It also has 'Detoxyboost' which I think may be a made up name (!) which apparently aids healthy circulation.
So the first morning I used it I was in for a bit of a surprise... You need to knead a gnerous amount on to your thighs afte your shower and then leave it 30 to 60 seconds before you put your clothes on. Well trust me as soon as you start massaging this in you can feel a tingling sensation, it's not unpleasant but it is quite strong and I found it lasted a few hours which I've never known with a beauty product. I actually put some on my husband so he would know what I was talking about!
The cream is quite thick and an off white colour, I have been putting on quite a generous amount as instructed and have given a really thorough massage to make sure it's all rubbed in. The smell of the product is a bit medicinal but not unpleasant.
I found my thighs and bottom were certainly well moisturised using this product. I was very cynical after week one as I saw no improvement in the dimples on my lower half and then shock in the second week I started to see an improvement. Now after three weeks there is a noticeable improvement. Now I would like to add I already exercise and as I'm going on holiday I'm cutting back on the rubbish I eat so I'm sure these things have also had a positive impact. However I've done these things before and not seen the kind of difference I have this time. I think some of it will be down to a healthy massage every morning but I also believe the cream is having an impact.
Anyone who buys this product thinking it alone will cure their cellulite will be sadly disappointed - but for £14 I think you'd be kidding yourself anyway. But I do believe if you're starting a regime to improve the appearance of your lower half this can play a role in that.
I don't know if I've been putting too much on but I do seem to be going through it quite quickly. I would say I'll only get a few more days out of this tube and I'll be buying more. But if I look better in my bikini by the end of it, it will be money well spent!
I've lost track of the number of Soap and Glory products that I've bought over the past couple of years. I probably account for quite a large amount of Soap and Glory purchases from my local Boots store due to my general obsession with the brand. I've even had to train myself to not automatically go straight to the Soap and Glory counter whenever I go into Boots... it's proving quite difficult to stick to though! My latest acquisition from the range is a product called "Sit Tight" which has a slightly bland name in comparison to the usual names the brand comes up with.
The product is advertised as being designed to firm and tone up your bottom and legs while you merely sit down... sounds too good to be true doesn't it? I was under the impression that to get really firm legs you had to do something called exercise and visit this alien place called a gym. According to Soap and Glory those days are long gone, you can now firm and tone up your bottom and legs without all that hard work and instead achieve it by simply applying their Sit Tight product and letting it do all the hard work while you, well actually, while you relax it would seem!
The cream comes in a pale silver, quite hi tech looking plastic tube which stands upright on a matching silver screw on lid. The Sit Tight cream is very pale in colour and has a surprisingly nice smell to it. Due to the rather scientific job it promises to do I expected it to smell quite strong and not very nice but it's really not that bad. It smells like a moisturiser although a little stronger, my friend said it smells very slightly like burning but I've never made that link. It's like a thick cream in terms of consistency and you do need to squeeze the tube to release some into your hand.
The directions recommend that you "knead a generous amount" onto your thighs and bottom area each morning, I took this to mean vigorously rub it in! They then suggest you wait about a minute to let it fully absorb before getting dressed as you normally would. I do tend to experience a slight warming sensation after applying it for a couple of minutes, if you've ever used their exfoliator that heats up when it comes into contact with water you'll know what I mean. It's actually quite a pleasant feeling; a bit like standing against a warm radiator... don't worry it doesn't burn at all!
After that they suggest you simply go about your day as you normally would, the warming effect disappears in a couple of minutes and the cream doesn't leave your skin greasy or anything like that. If anything I'd say my bottom and legs just feel faintly moisturised during the day and the smell (which isn't bad in the first place) pretty much disappears within an hour or so. Overall there's no negative effects of using this cream at all, or not that I've come across yet anyway! So you're all probably wondering by now, how exactly this cream does the magic things it claims to do?
* the firming lotion is loaded with caffeine (at a level of between 27% and 33%) and caffeine is best known (apparently!) for its draining and firming properties.
* the product it works best while you're sitting down as the friction and heat generated from sitting acts as a release mechanism to trigger increased movement of the product.
* this increased movement results in the product working extra hard to drain away fatty deposits and firm up the fat, muscle and skin in the process.
* it also claims to contain something called detoxyboost (I'm guessing they've come up with that term) which helps healthy circulation of fluid in the regions.
I'm not entirely convinced with the science if I'm honest, I don't quite see how sitting down can actually firm up areas of the body but who am I to argue with the geniuses at Soap and Glory. I suppose the only thing I can actually comment on is the results I found...
Day 1 - the warming sensation came as a bit of a shock but apart from that I wasn't any firmer!
Day 5 - rather disappointed with the lack of results, it does double up well as a moisturiser!
Day 10 - still no results but I did forget to apply it on Day 8 due to an almighty hangover!
I've been using the product religiously for two weeks now, minus my hangover blip, and I haven't noticed any real difference. I'm not sure if my thighs are quite as "wobbly" but this might just be my imagination, there's certainly no substitute for doing real exercise it would seem! If you want to buy this then you can get it at Boots where a 200ml tube will cost you £14. It's not the cheapest product they do and I won't be investing in it again, there are far cheaper moisturisers out there and unfortunately it seems that Soap and Glory are punching above their weight here.
Thanks for reading.