I Tried 7 Cellulite Treatments So You Don't Have To

Victoria Hoff

Here at Byrdie HQ, we think the idea of a “perfect body” is as outdated as snake-oil diet pills and spandex-clad workout icons. But that doesn’t mean we don’t talk about our bodies—the opposite, in fact. We’re all about body acceptance 24/7/365, but this week, we’re serving up some extra love: Meet Byrdie Body Week. Consider it a love letter to the weird and wonderful vehicles we inhabit, as well as a deep dive into all the body questions that plague us (such as Will my laptop really fry my ovaries?). We’ll also be spotlighting all that’s new in the product world (fake nipples—yeah, we’re going there). Let’s all agree to be a little kinder to our bodies this week (and month and year), no? 

For 90% of the female population, cellulite is basically as inevitable as death and taxes. While it's easy to be tempted by gimmicky workout routines and diets that promise to banish those dimples forever, the sad truth is that no number of squats is going to get rid of them. (Don't shoot the messenger—I'm just trying to save you from some extremely sore thighs.)

While surgery and expensive laser treatments might be your best bet for removing it entirely, there are countless products on the market that promise to at least diminish the so-called cottage cheese effect. And in the interest of smoothing out my own thighs and derrière, I decided to put some of the buzziest ones to the test.

Keep reading to see which treatments measured up.

PHOTO:

Isabella Behravan

Do you have any cellulite-fighting products or treatments that you'd recommend? Call them out in the comments below!

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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