It happens every year right around this time: Those stretch marks and that cellulite we all have seem to become a bit more noticeable when we look at ourselves in the mirror. Yep ladies, short and swimsuit season has officially arrived and if you’re anything like us, you probably have spotted one or two little bits of cellulite or a few stretch marks you’d like to blast away into the horizon before hitting the beach.
Well beauties, we’ve got you covered! We’re huge fans of real beauty here at The Beauty Bean, but that doesn’t mean we don’t also like to firm up our jiggly parts and hide those stretch marks. So, to help you all do the same and look fantastic in your summer clothes, we’ve got the anti-cellulite and stretch mark creams and lotions that will help you look sleek and smooth at the beach this summer!
Vichy Laboratoires CelluDestock, $39.95, drugstore.com
This caffeine-filled cream helps reduce the appearance of cellulite on the evil three—hips, thighs, and butt—within four weeks, and after testing it out, we’ve noticed the skin on our thighs has become a bit firmer. With sundress season in full swing, we’re pretty pleased about that!
Guinot Double Slimming Targeted Treatment, $62, dermstore.com
When we heard that this cream gel helps reduce cellulite and treat localized bulges in the stomach, arms, thighs, hips and butt, we thought we’d give it a try. Slowly but surely, we’ve seen a bit of improvement in some stretch marks on our side and we’ve quickly fallen in love with its fresh, perfume-like scent.
Jason Vitamin K Crème Plus Intense Nourishing Skin Crème, $21.45, jason-natural.com
We’ve been digging natural products lately, so we were psyched to find out that this paraben-free crème helps minimize skin redness and irritation and lighten under-eye circles. An added bonus? It works double time and helps relieve spider veins and bruising.
Borba Firming Diamond Shimmer Contour, $32, drugstore.com
There’s nothing better than a product that helps improve your appearance from within while making you look better on the outside! And that’s exactly what this glow-enhancing firming lotion does. Ingredients like Vitamin A and Grapeseed help preserve skin elasticity and micro-diamonds add illumination and glow to your skin. They do say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, after all.
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Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare, $19.99, cvs.com
When you’re shelling out money for products, you like to know that they’re multitaskers and this one is that and more. Bio-Oil works to combat scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, and aging and dehydrated skin. Not bad for $19.99!
David Kirsch’s Slim Sculpting Scrub, $49.99, davidkirschwellness.com
Seaweed extracts in this scrub help detoxify skin and break through the fatty layers to help improve circulation and blast away cellulite. It’s no wonder celebrities swear by David Kirsch’s products!
StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles, $135, sephora.com
It’s rare when you find a powerful stretch-mark fighter formulated without some of the typically nasty ingredients out there (parabens, synthetic fragrances, etc.), but StriVectin has done just that with this little baby. Even though it has a hefty price tag, this product is clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks in 2-8 weeks.
Phytomer Acti-Gene Contour Cellulite-Reducing Bi-Gel, $92.50, dermstore.com
The Sea Grape in this contouring gel helps target cellulite and orange-peel skin to reveal smoother, firmer skin, and the velvety texture melts into skin.