SANA Esteny Body Hot Massage Gel

Wednesday February 22, 2012   

Well if you follow my twitter then you know today was a pain in the ass. So I figured I’d do an appropriately themed review for such a day!

Firming gel! More specifically rump firming using SANA’s Esteny Body Hot Massage Gel.

Esteny Body Hot Massage Gel

This is a gel I ordered off of Yesstyle. I’ve been using it for a month.

First thing I noticed. The amazing scent!!! A mixture of apple and ginger with more sweet apple notes!!! It’s a semi-clear gel that massages on easily. Dries okay. A little sticky at first then dries clean. Probably best for use at night though I used it twice a day I used less in the mornings so it would dry quickly. I used it mostly on my upper thighs, tummy, and a little on my upper arms.

The heating effect begins about a minute after and then BAM!!! It warms up SOOO much!! Especially on my thighs. It felt the hottest there lol. I think if you like sweat baths you’ll like this gel! If you hate sweat baths you’ll probably hate this too.

Most effective after a long hot bath when the pores are open.

After using over half the tube, I’m left thinking it’s a nice product. I mostly love it for the scent and heat up effect. Firming effect-wise though, it’s on par with Nivea’s Q10 Skin Firming Moisturizer. It does soften and smooth the skin, but firming is minimal. I wish it had been more effective because I really think I might buy it again just for the other more positive aspects. … yea I kinda want more of it

I want to quickly cover past firming items I’ve used too.

My all time favorite was Nivea’s My Silhouette gel. It firmed and smoothed amazingly. Plus the scent was light and lovely. It was pulled because people thought they’d lose actual weight using it. No. But it did firm up the skin crazy well. Anyway it’s discontinued.

I used Nivea’s Good-Bye Cellulite Serum as well. It works about as well as their My Silhouette but the scent and greasy film it left turned me off.

I’ve also tried Bliss Fat Girl Slim. Hated it. It actually made my thighs look worse. Confirmed by the husband to be honest. When I stopped using it and switched to Nivea’s Q10 lotion it got better. Again, husband confirmed. I think it was plumping up my skin for a smooth effect but it only made it more dimpled looking

I completed a bottle of Nivea’s Q10 Skin Firming Moisturizer before starting SANA brand. I like the Q10 lotion. It worked decent enough plus left my skin soft and smooth. Not great but could tell a difference when using it.

Lastly I’ve used some of Ishizawa Lab’s germanium massage salts before as well. Not a huge fan of the massage salts. Didn’t see much firming results. But it did make my skin super soft and smooth :).


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18 Responses to “SANA Esteny Body Hot Massage Gel”

  1. Etienne says:

    I’m always afraid of buying stuff like this… Maybe check out one that you recommend. So it really is discontinued? Every time i go out shopping, i see some of the Nivea’s My Silhouette gel “bottles”.

  2. Thanks for such a detailed review! I had really liked the Nivea my silhouette one as well! I had actually just purchased it last summer when I was in Hong Kong. Apparently you can still get it in Asian but just not in North America! :( But yes, I’m loving the Q10 as well! :D

  3. L says:

    I’ve always wondered what that gel was like. Sound like the heating aspect would be nice after a long day of work :)

  4. ★Momo☆ says:

    It’s a shame that Nivea’s My Silhouette gel is discontinued! I got my hopes up after you said it was amazing (T3T) Haha oh well, maybe I’ll try the Sana Estney Body Hot Massage Gel.
    I need to firm up my legs!

  5. Gen says:

    Thanks for the review! I’ve only tried Sana’s Esteny for the waist and I’m onto my 2nd bottle :D The smell’s a little funny but I feel it works great! Perhaps I’ll pick this one up next time i head to the store ~~

  6. carizza chua says:

    oh that’s sad. I wanna try this product too!

  7. Tori says:

    The scent of this sounds so yummy! I’d try it just for that, alone XD
    Thank you for your opinions on the various firming gels you’ve tried though… I was so sad to read that they discontinued the Nivea My Silouhette! Idiot people :(

  8. Courtney says:

    Nice…if you find one of these that work really well, I’ll probably try it. But things like this…do you have to keep using continuously to keep the benefits? I guess it’s not semi-permanent, right? :/

  9. Sami says:

    This sounds great, especially for winter :)

  10. Firipa says:

    they still sell Nivea’s My Silhouette gel in the UK. i saw it at half price on the shops last week. would you like some?

  11. MissFeelo says:

    I’m so skeptical about firming creams. I just don’t understand how they work! They’re definitely interesting though.

  12. Jasmine says:

    Apple and ginger sounds heavenly! I definitely want to try this, if only for that smell.
    Also, I’ve just placed an order with Yesstyle for the first time ever….then I went online and started googling reviews for the company. I probably should have done that first, but oh well. Anyways, I saw a lot of negative reviews regarding how long it takes for a 7-14 day to ship item to arrive, if it even does arrive, since often the company will cancel the order if they don’t have any stock. Have you ever experienced this? And how long does it normally take for you to receive an item? Thanks! :)

  13. cin says:

    Ooo I didn’t know it’s a leave in gel! I tried this massage gel from Sasa it’s a Taiwan brand and gets super hot that I stopped using it in summer since it made me sweat too much after I had a shower XD I think it worked quite well especially if I leave it on my stomach overnight.. I wake up with a flat stomach~
    Anyway it’s so stupid how people think that these things are supposed to help them lose weight! I wished they didn’t discontinue the Nivea My Silhouette gel! Never had a chance to try it… :(

  14. Kate says:

    Mmm, apple & ginger sounds great! (: I love heating things like that, perhaps I’ll try some. For me, it’s nice even to put such heating things on sore muscles — even if it’s not “firming” hahaha.

  15. Angel says:

    I have never tried any heating/firming/slimming creams/gel yet, I am now curious about Nivea’s q10 one :) I think its time i invest on a firming cream for my legs

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