Last time I was in London I decided to pick up another tube of Soap & Glory's Sit Tight, seeing as the first tube performed mini miracles. On the shelf next to it I spied Slimwear, another cellulite busting product and I popped that into my basket too, seeing as it was on special offer (if I remember rightly it was only about £7 or £8 at the time). The tube read "An amazing puff-draining peptide balm that firms, contours, smooths and reduces the appearance of cellulite". Sounds promising!
The USP ('unique selling point', don't you know!) of Sit Tight was in it's ability to work best when you were plonked firmly on your derriere. Slimwear is just a regular 'apply and hope for the best' product.
Now I will say from the offset that this did not perform as well as Sit Tight. This is not to say it's a bad product, and certainly not for the price. You could pay a heck of a lot more and do a lot worse, in my opinion.
Slimwear is marketed as more of an anti-puff / anti-cellulite cream, whereas Sit Tight is touted as a skin firmer. That said, I felt that my cellulite responded more to the firming treatment of Sit Tight.
I applied Slimwear every morning (well, almost) and I did notice after about 3 weeks that my skin looked and felt smoother. It does say on the tube that for even faster results you can also apply it in the evening. I didn't, but maybe I should have done. I did find that I ran out of this more quickly than Sit Tight, despite the fact that they are both 200ml tubes, so if I had applied it in the evening too then I would have got through the tube in about two weeks. Not good for someone who does not have regular access to Boots.
The product itself is a mint green gel-cream which smells strongly of mint and menthol. I like this kind of scent but if you don't then steer clear. It has a cooling effect when applied but this dissipates quickly. It felt a bit sticky after application but dried fairly quickly and I could get dressed within about 4 minutes, depending on how generously (or desperately, read it how you will... ) I applied it that morning.
I've finished the tube now, and I can honestly say that my my thighs are very, very smooth and soft but I can't say that my cellulite looks as reduced as it did with Sit Tight. However, my legs do look better for using this product than if I hadn't used anything at all.
So in conclusion, I would recommend Slimwear for those of you who just need a good skin- smoothing thigh treatment and who don't have a lot of lumps and bumps. At £9.45 it is cheaper than Sit Tight (£14.30) so that also be a factor to consider. There are regular offers on Soap & Glory in Boots, so the likelihood is that they'll both be cheaper than this at some point soon!
As for me, I'll definitely be back on the Sit Tight this week, I need to see some serious results from now on!