STOP EVERYTHING: This product sorted out my cellulite

BRB just off to bathe in it

Augustinus Bader The Body

BRB just off to bathe in it

I am obsessed with Augustinus Bader products. This is saying a lot as there are currently only two in existence - The Cream and The Rich Cream.

Until now.

Now there's a third product - The Body Cream. And it is just as glorious, and more importantly efficacious, as his previous creations. And it is hands down the best cellulite cream I have ever used.

If you missed the phenomenal buzz around the creams last year, it was something to behold. The brand, at under a year old, took the market by a storm. The cream was heralded by make-up artists, celebrities and beauty editors across the globe as a game-changing product. What set it apart? The science. Augustinus Bader is a Director and Professor of Applied Stem Cell Biology and Cell Technology who specialises in burns research. He found that much of his findings on the treatment of burns could be transferred to the treatment of skin concerns. And the rest, as they say, is history. People, including myself, were shocked by how good the results were. The brand saw such success earlier this year that it was recently revealed by the Business of Fashion as the most googled name in skincare.

And now the focus is on the body...

Augustinus Bader The Body Cream, £130

augustinus bader the body cream

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Whilst I am totally aware that £130 is a huge amount to ask anyone to pay for a body cream, much like his skincare, there is a good reason behind the steep price. Bader has created something called the Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8®) which he includes in all of his products. This active ingredient creates the optimal environment in the skin for regeneration. Basically, it kick-starts your skin cell renewal process.

There are clinical trials on the way, but an initial small study revealed that 92% of people said that their cellulite had been reduced after 28 days of use; 90% said their stretch marks had improved, whilst a whopping 98% said that the texture of their skin has been transformed.

I conducted my own trial - OK there were no scientists there to verify the results, but the mirror never lies does it?!

I have cellulite - there's no point denying it. It's there. I'm not keen on the way it looks, in fact getting me into a swimsuit takes a lot of persuasion. However, I only have myself to blame. Do I exercise? Of course, I bloody don't - I hate being out of breath. Do I eat a cracking diet, staying away from sugars and salt? Nope. In fact, that's pretty much all I look for in a meal or snack. So yeah, I have quite a bit of orange peel. So I am always looking for how to get rid of cellulite.

I used this cream on repeat morning and night for a whole month and I promise you the change to my thighs was incredible. My skin looked healthier - it is a rich, luxurious cream so it's inevitable that the shea butter and candeia oil will help improve the appearance of skin. But I also noticed that the lumps and bumps at the bag of my legs were less pronounced.

I don't believe that this cream will completely cure my cellulite - I'm not sure any product can make that claim - but it does feel so different to the other products on the market that promise a lot. Because it has the 'trigger factor' technology, it is sending signals to your cells to get moving and prompt renewal.

I'm a huge believer in dry body brushing - it's the only thing other than this cream that has caused any improvement in my cellulite - so imagine the combo of both?! I mean talk about a dynamic duo...

I'm sold. Mainly, because it means that my super-duper healthy exercise and diet regimen can continue...YAY!

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.