Question: I have seen TV commercials for a Nivea product called Goodbye Cellulite. I generally like Nivea products but am a bit skeptical that a cream can help rid me of my cellulite. How does this cream work? Is it different from other anti-cellulite creams?
Answer: Although there are many products on the market claiming to reduce cellulite, Nivea has tried a unique approach to the anti-cellulite treatment regimen by using a main active ingredient called L-Carnitine. According to the Nivea website, L-Carnatine is naturally produced in the body and it helps convert fat into energy. NIVEA Goodbye Cellulite claims to have successfully reproduced L-Carnatine and made it into a cream formula that will work in the same way as the naturally occurring kind.
L-Carnatine, though useful in the body as a fat fighter, has not scientifically been proven to affect the same results in a topical cream. The problem with most anti-cellulite creams is that they may contain effective ingredients but their absorption rate through the skin is not guaranteed. There are no clinical trials the confirm the effectiveness of this product. One benefit of NIVEA Goodbye Cellulite Gel-Cream is that it is relatively less expensive than comparable products however the results may not be as significant as the site claims.
Francis Peterson, our respected beauty expert, did a fantastic review on anti-cellulite creams and their actual effectiveness in a recent feature, the results are quite surprising.