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iVillage: Getting Rid of Cellulite: What Works -- and What Doesn't


Retinoids are chemical compounds related to vitamin A that are commonly found in skincare products. "Topically applied retinoic acids are thought to help treat cellulite by increasing the thickness of collagen in the skin as well as helping to improve the elasticity," explains Kim. He says tthat Retinol, a type of retinoic acid, also inhibits the maturation of the cells that turn into fat cells," explains Kim. When shopping for products, look for ingredients that include retinol, retinoic acid, retinol palmitate or retinyl. Although many retinoids are found in skincare for the face, brands including Eminence, Philosophy, Bliss and Murad have body-specific products.

(CREDIT: Murad)
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