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Loreal PerfectSlim is Loreal’s latest anti-cellulite product, and the buzz surrounding this product probably led you to this review. The cosmetic super giant has finally dipped into the ever-expanding market of cellulite reduction, and their newest cream — Loreal PerfectSlim — claims to target just that. According to its description, it claims to be a cellulite reducer that targets specific areas along with firming and toning cellulite-rich skin within 8 days of application. Permanent results are said to appear after 4 weeks. The formula is also a Loreal trademark, infused with popular anti-wrinkle ingredients such as Ginkgo and a mysterious ingredient called Par-Elastyl, which is actually a patented proprietary blend formulated by Loreal.
Along with its formula, Loreal Perfect Slim also features another Loreal staple — its price. One bottle (6.7 fl. oz) of Loreal PerfectSlim Firming Gel is priced at $12.49, but sells for even cheaper at other online retailers, which may be the best way to actually purchase this product. Some consumers report having difficulty finding this product, so it’s probably best to stick with online stores instead. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t be too hard to find this product. It is impossible to decipher how effectively this cream works through independent testimonials so its ingredients will be evaluated for any anti-wrinkle benefits.
According to Loreal, Perfectslim contains: Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Cyclohexasiloxane Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caffeine, Dimethicone, Copolyol Phospate Triethanolamine, Salicylic Acid, Carbomer Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alykyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Escin, Disodium Rutinyl Disululfate, Pisum Sativum, Ginkgo Biloba, Cl 42090, and traces of Parfum.
Again, Loreal puts its main ingredient at the bottom of the list, indicating there are less amounts contained than may be implied. Caffeine is one important component included as part of their main ingredient list. This ingredient is included in nearly all anti-wrinkle products because it is believed it tightens the skin after massaging it in. Actual studies show it has minimal impact on the skin, and at the most, helps improve the texture of skin. As for Ginkgo Biloba, the only studies linking it to any skin-related benefits is from one study concerning it and blood circulation. When applied topically, Ginkgo promotes blood circulation, which may result in a firmer appearance over time. 240 milligrams of this herb is required however, which is probably not the amount contained in Loreal PerfectSlim (this is only speculation.)
- Ginkgo Biloba is shown to increase blood circulation in skin tissue.
- Its instant availability and price makes this a savvy choice for consumers.
- Contains few ingredient which target cellulite.
- Formula is riddled with many synthetic ingredients.
- Contains parfum, which can irritate the skin.
The Bottom Line
Effective ingredients in the right proportion make for a solid product, but unfortunately Loreal PerfectSlim’s main ingredient isn’t their main ingredient at all. Although their ingredients are shown to provide some anti-cellulite relief, its true results cannot be confirmed. The price makes up for this disadvantage, however. Those looking to treat cellulite patches won’t lose much money trying out this product.