I recently just happened to notice some cellulite on an attractive healthy 16-year-old.
“Do anticellulite creams work?
Skin creams and lotions are among the most commonly used methods to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. The presumed effect of these creams is through the active ingredients, which often include:
– Methylxanthines – the most common type of these chemicals used in cellulite creams are caffeine, aminophylline, and theophylline. Caffeine is thought to increase fat metabolism. Aminophylline and theophylline are muscle relaxants that may help promote smoother skin and break down fatty deposits
– Retinol – a vitamin A derivative that may improve blood flow to the skin and improve skin thickness and strength.
– Botanical derivatives – such as Gingko biloba, Centella asiatica, and horse chestnut. The potential aims of including these in cellulite creams are to slow the formation of fat, help to break down fat, and reduce inflammation.”
No, they don’t work.