If you have cellulite, just know that you're in good company: Most women in the world deal with those (very normal) dimples. That list includes Kim Kardashian West, who recently took to Snapchat to share a variety of beauty products she's currently been trying out—including an all-natural cellulite cream that we here at Byrdie happen to love. Oh, and it costs $15. That's right, you can get Kim K. skincare on a, well, not Kim K. budget with this incredible drugstore find.
The cream in question is The Seaweed Bath Co.'s Detox Cellulite Cream, a luscious body butter infused with botanical extracts that are meant to boost circulation and skin elasticity, including coffee bean and bladderwrack extracts. Plus, the rosemary mint scent makes for a spa-like ritual every time you slather it on.
It's also packed with hyaluronic acid, which may help provide a moisture barrier and keep that area nice and firm. There are over 65 vitamins and minerals blended in this rich cream, and it should be gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.
As for the question of the hour—does it really help diminish lumps? We love it more for its smoothing and hydrating abilities since dry skin might exacerbate the appearance of cellulite anyway. Either way, it's a great find for summer—and a wallet-friendly one at that.
Keep scrolling for a few other great cellulite creams and topical treatments that can show a real difference.
While this pick is pricier, it's also a major cult favorite. It includes fatty, hydrating coconut oil and antioxidant-rich açaí. Plus, the cream smells amazing.
Take a different approach by applying this retinol treatment infused with moisturizing plant butters on cellulite-prone areas and reap the smoothing, texture-improving benefits. Experts say that retinol reduces the appearance of cellulite because it thickens the skin. You do have to be consistent and use it for at least six months to see results.
The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) says that products that contain caffeine may help make cellulite not as noticeable because it dehydrates the cells. This organic product contains caffeine, along with circulation-boosting cayenne and menthol. For best results, it is important to use it every day.
Additional Cellulite Treatments
In addition to creams, Kardashian also received an in-office procedure called Velashape on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. This treatment uses radiofrequency and infrared light, along with a vacuum system, to diminish the appearance of cellulite. The procedure is pricey ($800 to $2400) and multiple treatments are required, however, it can help smooth out dimpled areas.
The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) says that treatments that use lasers, such as Cellulaze, can also be effective in reducing cellulite. A more invasive treatment called Cellfina requires a needle to be inserted under the skin, however the AAD says that results last up to two years, which is much longer than lasers, radiofrequency, or vacuum systems.
Other proven treatments for cellulite include weight loss and undergoing a strength training routine. The AAD says that weight loss and strength training replaces fat with muscle and can reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Lastly, a good self-tanner can help to reduce the look of cellulite. Kim and her sister Khloe Kardashian are big fans of Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs ($12), which helps to give your legs a smooth appearance and a golden glow.
American Academy of Dermatology Association. Cellulite Treatments: What Really Works. (n.d.)
Derma Network. Velashape Myths and Facts. (n.d.)