Summer is fast approaching and that always means showing more skin. I know many of you take care of your body/skin year round, but a little “help” never hurts when bathing suits are in sight, now does it?
St. Ives has a fantastic body care line that I’ve recently discovered. It’s made up of two products meant to be used together: St. Ives Cellulite Shield Gel Creme and St. Ives Cellulite Shield Advanced Body Moisturizer.
First, I used the St. Ives Cellulite Shield Gel Creme , which is a light formula which has that perfect balance of a gel/cream, and has a amazing refreshing orange/citrus scent. I applied after a shower and loved how it just glided over my skin and quickly evaporated. It left my skin feeling a bit tighter immediately and soft and hydrated at the same time. It also contains some menthol for a cooling effect, which is perfect when it’s very hot, or just after a workout. In the beginning, I used both day and night.
After about two weeks I saw a nice improvement in the overall tone of my skin and it also felt much tighter and firmer.
As many of you know, whenever I talk about body care products for firming/cellulite, I do say that you must be realistic and continue to concentrate on exercise and diet to really see results. In addition, in order to keep these results the product has to be continually used in your body care regimen.
However, there’s no question that used in conjunction with the St. Ives Cellulite Shield Advanced Body Moisturizer the line can give you great results on mild-to-moderate cellulite.
The second part of the treatment is the St. Ives Cellulite Shield Advanced Body Moisturizer, which also has the same bright, cheery orange scent, and it a bit thicker than the gel/cream, but also absorbed into my skin quite easily and quickly. Even with both products applied, my skin didn't feel like it has a lot of product or a residue/oily feeling. The moisturizer really did a great job of locking in the moisture from the gel/cream treatment and gave a nice sheen to my skin. I used this along with the gel cream 2x day as well, and continued to feel that nice tightening effect and see a great improvement in the overall appearance of my skin.
So the verdict is that this is a fantastic way to maintain great body skin in the warmer months (and year round), but it does require the commitment of using them faithfully and using them as directed. Also, the price cannot be beat! They retail for about $6 and $8 dollars each, respectively. - RLB
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