Wednesday, January 27, 2010

dare to go bare

Sounds like every mom's dream...a product that helps melt inches off your waist, hips and thighs, reduces cellulite and transforms your skin's appearance. This Smoothing Body Refiner ($70) from Nude Skincare contains bioactive fig to stimulate lipolytic activity and gently break down the build-up of fat cells. Mountain ash, ginger and ginkgo increase circulation to metabolize fat cells and toxins for visibly smoother, firmer skin. Too good to be true? Maybe so. But not for lack of efficacy. What new mom has the time (or energy!) to apply it morning and night to problem areas using firm strokes towards the heart, as the directions require? Plus, the bottle advises, you'll get better results after body brushing. But when your daughter takes 45 minutes to get dressed every morning and won't leave the house until you find her pink socks--every day!--who has time for that? Don't get me wrong: I love the concept, but you have to be pretty diligent to see any true improvements. Then again, like child-rearing, things that are worth the effort usually take time. I do see smoother skin but can't comment on whether the anti-cellulite properties work yet. I'll get back to you in a couple of months with another update. In the meantime, try it yourself at

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