Cellulite creams, such as those containing alpha hydroxy acids, help reduce and prevent the appearance of cellulite by improving the elasticity of the skin. They claim to do everything from strengthening to renewing and softening. In conjunction with increased circulation and a change of diet and lifestyle, some of these products do reduce the appearance of cellulite by strengthening the network of connective tissue. Keep in mind that once you stop using these creams, the skin returns to its original state since you haven't permanently altered the skin's natural properties.
Tell us what you think! Share products that have worked for you and hear what other iVillage Beauty women are saying on our Cellulite and Hair Removal message board. Here's what a few of our members have to say on the subject of cellulite products:
"Lipofactor works! I have used Lipofactor for about four months now and wouldn't be without it," says member sandrakeithharris.
"A couple of months ago I was reading COSMO and it said Nivea firming skin cream was very effective so I bought some and tried it out just to prove to myself that these magazines were full of it. But actually the cream has been very effective" says member serenity88.