When you find a product from a brand you love that claims it can help to slim you, detoxify your skin and help banish cellulite, you might get a bit excited.
I was very excited when I heard about Docteur Renaud’s Grapefuit Slimming Cream- Gel (£28) which claims to provide visible anti-cellulite and slimming benefits.
I say ‘claims’, it is apparently, actually PROVEN to work.
19 women applied the Grapefruit Slimming Cream-Gel twice a day for 28 days and on average the women lost 3.5 cm off their waist and their thighs were 1.5cm slimmer.
Sounds too good to be true, right! Well, I gave it a go.
The cream-gel is more cream than gel in texture. It is thick and creamy but despite its richness is absorbed instantly without leaving a greasy residue on the skin.
It has a gorgeous, fresh, grapefruit fragrance and a pretty peachy tone which is just a pleasure to apply and smell!
It sinks into the skin leaving it feeling soft and moisturised just as any other moisturiser would.
Unlike any other moisturiser, the cream-gel contains a powerful concentrate on active ingredients to eliminate fats, limit the storage of new fats and help reduce water retention.
It contains Grapefruit essential oil which has slimming, detoxifying and micro-draining properties.
Orange and Caffeine extracts readily penetrate the skin to help reduce free fats and Macadamia and Sweet Almond oils are also included for super-soft, comfortable feeling skin.
I used this cream twice a day for 2 weeks and I would have used it for longer for the purposes of a fair test, however the tube ran out of product! (Perhaps I was a little over zealous with the amount I chose to apply!)
As directed, I applied it to the areas that I felt needed extra help- the tops of my thighs and my tummy and massaged it in using circular movements.
Now I have to be honest, while my skin certainly felt firmer, I didn’t record any change in my measurements. That said, the appearance of the cellulite the backs of my thighs was definitely improved and my skin felt more toned.
Perhaps If I had used the gel-cream for longer I would have seen better results, but to be honest I’m also well aware that the best way to rid yourself of cellulite and to tone your skin is through diet and exercise.
Docteur Renaud ‘s Grapefruit Slimming Cream-Gel may not be a miracle worker and give you legs like Taylor Swift overnight (bummer), but it’s a beautiful product that I reckon could help in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
You can grab yours from the Skin Evolution website now where it costs £28.