I’ve gone through quite a number of firming gels and lotions since my last update of them. I use them twice daily so it’s easy to finish off a bottle quickly :) I finished all of these one by one!
First up this one I picked up in Japan.
Hot Burning Moisture Gel
Goes from cool to ultra hot very quickly! This stuff was some of the HOTTEST I had ever used. It has a nice subtle rose scent that’s really light & energizing and it dried cleanly (no stickiness or waxy film.) I really liked this gel. It worked decently. Smoothing the skin reducing the visibility of cellulite. It was really moisturizing too. Of course it felt crazy effective because it got super hot! It was pricey though and I don’t think it was outstanding enough for the cost. Mostly just had the hot effect going for it.
Oh this has been my favorite in terms of effectiveness! For the first two weeks I saw nothing. No results. Then suddenly BAM! My thighs were way tighter and smooth! Like instant butt lift. It dries really clean too so I could slather it on in the mornings no worries and then get dressed immediately. It doesn’t really have a smell. Just sorta a generic gel scent. It was also a type that didn’t need massaging into the skin which was a bonus.
Ah I really really liked this one’s results.
Some State-side ones!
I tried the two firming products below. Picked them up at Target. They’re all over.
Aveeno Firming Body Lotion
Good moisturizing lotion, crappy results. Well not crappy but lackluster. I didn’t really see anything firming up or smoothing out. Also my lower legs hated this one (the calves.) They would feel irritated like slight razor burn. I usually really like Aveeno products but this one fell flat with me.
Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite Gel Cream
Twas OK. Some results but nothing spectacular. The gel feels a little tacky until fully absorbed. The scent is more medicinal. Like Ben-Gay meets cool cucumber but it’s not bad. I think it’s a decent gel that has some smoothing effects. I wish it would absorb more quickly though.
Nivea Skin Firming Body Lotion
I used this series last year or the year before & REALLY liked it.
However, since then their formula has changed some. The lotion doesn’t dry as quickly or cleanly as the original. The results are still good though. Helps smooth out the bumps and is still really moisturizing. Though I can’t apply it all over. It irritates areas like my shins and upper chest and neck. That was disappointing but not a big deal since most firming gels are only for “trouble-spots” anyway.
I think this is a good bet for any bathroom especially in winter. Better to use at night than morning though since the lotion leaves a light film on the skin easily. I would only use a tiny bit in the mornings because of this.
Hot and Tight
This is a little different as it’s a bath time scrub only. I’ve used a few of these types actually. It gets hot and has a rough texture too. You massage it on before you get into the water.
This one though doubles as a collagen bath! It starts off as a tree sap consistency to massage with; then when you get into the tub it becomes super soft and slick. It smells really invigorating too and gets the skin really hot in the tub. I find it’s one of the best “massage types” I’ve tried due to the gel’s extreme stickiness.
I never feel like this is something that needs to be said, but, these firming lotions are not exercise replacements. They work similarly to firming face lotions or firming/tightening face masks. No miracles shall happen :ok:
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