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Summer is here – yikes – and all women over 21 fear the mirror. We freak out about our bodies like Bridget Jones did. Luckily, in an era where the beauty business is a $275 billion industry and part of that chunk of change is from our obsession with body firming, toning and slimming products.
Here are four new products to try for summer vacay:
Bliss Fat Girl Slim Portfolio ($19 – $145)
From a tummy toning gel to a new luminous tinted body spray, the Fat Girl Slim portfolio of products is designed to keep flabby skin at bay. The tummy toning gel has a targeted blend of six actives ($38) to help complement your Pilates workout. The new Hide & Glow Seek body spray will give your legs a beautiful, bronzed glow and also tone ($38) with a blend of caffeine and peptides, with the added benefit of hydration with Maracuja oil. The bonus is the dreamy scent and it goes on like an island breeze.
Clarins’ best known cellulite treatment is actually their signature Body Lift, but the Tonic Treatment Oil is a refreshing change because of its formula rich in plant extracts. The texture is silky and it absorbs easily into the skin, and it helps improve the skin’s elasticity to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. This body oil is our go to for glistening skin, and for expectant mothers and children too.
Sunday Riley Liquid Diet ($105)
This body treatment tackles the bain of every woman’s existence: water retention. Sunday Riley, known for her skincare line, has developed an elegant body treatment that tackles the issue of monthly bloating. You can use it on your stomach, hips and thighs and the treatment has a cooling effect on the skin and contains marine algae. Think of it as a body wrap at home to rid yourself of toxins and fluids.
Aveeno has always tapped into the power of oats and soybeans and its firming body lotion uses another active natural in the form of a natural shitake complex to help firmness and elasticity. The shitake mushroom has been used in the East to promote skin elasticity and restore vitality. Aveeno is a cheap and cheerful brand that really works. Also a good option for anyone who doesn’t love heavily scented body care.