Question: I am looking for an anti-cellulite treatment. I hate the feel of creams and gels on my body when I’m wearing clothes so I was looking at night creams to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. I came across Bliss, Fat Girl Sleep, a nighttime product that claims to treat celluite. Is this product any good? Does it actually help reduce the appearance of cellulite?
Answer: Bliss actually has two products on the market to treat cellulite. Fat Girl Sleep is designed for daytime use and Fat Girl Slim is an overnight cream. Fat Girl Sleep claims to help fight cellulite in two ways. Firstly, it contains lotus flower extract, which the website claims helps tighten skin and breakdown fat. Secondly, the website asserts that that the calming lavender smell of the product helps aid in sleep causing decreased appetite, thus less fat consumption. The website advises users to use a “stimulator” to prep the skin before application of the overnight cream.
Although Bliss is a well respected name in the beauty industry, there is little medical evidence that suggests that topical creams can permanently aid in the removal of cellulite. It has been shown that sleeping enough can help reduce the urge to overeat, however cellulite can affect women of all sizes. Additionally, the active ingredient, Lotus extract, is not FDA approved to work as an anti-cellulite treatment, nor is the concentration of this ingredient listed on the Bliss website.
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.