Christina Dodd 

Question: I was wondering about the effectiveness of a product called CelluGone, and anti-cellulite cream that is supposed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite dimpling. I have seen the product marketed but am not sure how it works or if it is any different than other anti-cellulite creams or gels. Can you tell me a little about this product?


Answer: CelluGone, like many other products on the market targeted at reducing cellulite in women, uses a cream to begin the process of firming skin. CelluGone also utilizes lycra shorts, called “slim shorts,” to help aid in the process. According to the manufacturer’s website, CelluGone is a wrap treatment that decreases fat-storing adipose tissue to help rid women of cellulite. The website instructs women to use the cream, wrap legs in plastic cellophane, and then wear the slim shorts. Although the website cites clinical trials, there is no mention of who administered the tests or where the independent results can be found. There is also no mention of an active ingredient or a full list of ingredients contained in the product.

CelluGone Besides the lack of clinical, scientific research, and the complete lack of ingredients listed on the website, the other issue that should cause some concern for users is the application technique that the manufacturers suggest. Wrapping any body part in plastic will cause you to look slimmer after a while. The problem is that you only look slimmer because you have sweat out fluids from that area. The problem is that as soon as the body is re-hydrated, the body returns to normal. It is really hard to recommend a product with no list of ingredients, no independent research, and that advises consumers to wrap their thighs in cellophane.

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.