Nivea Goodbye Cellulite
Nivea is a French cosmetic company that has been in the beauty business for women and men for decades, and they have developed a new product line, called Good-Bye Cellulite, designed specifically to target cellulite in the body. Cellulite is a common name given to a collection of fat close to the surface of the skin that gives it the appearance of having hills and valleys. It is found primarily on hips, thighs and stomachs, and while it is more prevalent in women, some men are also bothered with it.
The Nivea Goodbye Cellulite range consists of the Good-bye Cellulite Fast Acting Serum and the Good-bye Cellulite Gel-Cream. Both products use a combination of Lotus extract and L-Carnitine that is meant to attack and visibly reduce the effects of cellulite in hips, thighs and stomachs. The Fast Acting Serum is meant to show results in as little as 10 days where as the Nivea Cellulite Cream is reported to show an improved appearance in the skin in 2 to 4 weeks of regular use.
The Goodbye Cellulite Cream is one of the best selling products for Nivea. As the name implies, it is a cream that can be applied directly to affected areas of the body to smooth and even out the hills and valleys caused by cellulite. They recommend using the product after a shower and before bedtime for the best effect. The results are not instant. Nivea suggests it takes about two weeks of once or twice daily application before results are noticed. After four weeks of use, one woman said that even her husband noticed the difference.
One of the key ingredients in Nivea Goodbye Cellulite Cream is L-Carnitine. Everybody has Carnitine in the body. It resides primarily in the muscle tissue and is essential in the burning up of triglycerides. L-Carnitine is an amino acid that also helps to get rid of fat deposits. Many people take L-Carnitine internally for an energy boost or to burn more fat. Nivea research has come up with a way to infuse L-Carnitine with Lotus extract in a gel cream that can be spread on areas affected by cellulite to help firm and tone the skin and visibly reduce the effects of cellulite. While all of this sounds extremely medical, remember this is a cosmetic product so it also smells great too.
Now I am sure the big question on your mind is: does Nivea Goodbye Cellulite work? Nivea conducted an independent test of their Goodbye Cellulite Serum consisting of 184 women. The reviews were generally positive. They reported that with regular use of the Serum, 71% of the women tested confirmed a visible reduction in cellulite after 10 days. They also claim that 86% of the women believed that using the Serum made their skin more beautiful. There are no statistics or research evidence provided on the Nivea Cellulite Cream.
In looking at the Nivea Goodbye Cellulite reviews on Amazon; 9 out of 25 women saw very little or no improvement when using the cream regularly and gave it a rating of 1 or 2 stars out of 5. Alternatively, 16 women noticed a positive benefit and a significant difference in before and after and went on to review the cream at least 3 stars out of 5, with nine giving it 5 stars. It is interesting to note that one woman mentioned that when she stopped using the cellulite cream for a period of time, all of the positive benefits disappeared and her cellulite came back.
The Nivea Cellulite Challenge is evidence of how proud Nivea is of this product range and how confident they are that it works. Officially called the Goodbye Cellulite Hello Bikini Challenge, one is required to visit their website and answer some questions. A challenge is designed specifically for you to complete and you are offered Goodbye Cellulite coupons. Results from the 2010 challenge were presented on the Tyra show on July 26th.
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