I first picked up Soap and Glory’s Slimwear about six years ago, when I was first attempting to lose weight, but lost interest in both the weight-loss and this supposedly cellulite-busting cream quite quickly. Having been shut at the back of a drawer for a while, I’m aware that this cream might not be at its best, but since I’ve been trying to use it up, I thought I’d give you a little peek at how I’m finding it a second time round.
Slimwear is a bright minty green cream-gel formula with a toothpaste smell to match. This is strongly, very strongly, mint-scented, and also has that cooling/tingling effect you find with a lot of mint products. The cream itself is quite lightweight, not sticky, and absorbs reasonably quickly, but I find the scent lingers for far longer than I’d like – I don’t want to smell like a candy cane!
In terms of its cellulite-tackling powers, I have to say that Slimwear falls rather short. I don’t have a particular problem with cellulite, but I can’t see a blind bit of difference even after using this for three weeks! It made me smile that there’s a little note on the back of the bottle which essentially says ‘this won’t make a difference unless you eat well and exercise’, but actually, it’s not even been proven that cellulite is anything to do with your body weight. So really, although marketed as a wonder cream, even Soap and Glory are aware that it’s more of a glorified moisturiser.
As a moisturiser, it’s lovely, especially on summer days when the cooling effect really comes into its own. However, I can’t say I’d choose it over any other kind of moisturiser – I like something thicker and less expensive!
What do you think? Is there any truth in cellulite-busting creams?