If 2014 wasn't as *Flawless* as it could have been, make sure 2015 is as good as it can be — in the beauty department.
1. Perfekt Body Perfection Gel
When you're feeling a bit pasty in the middle of say, January, reach for this body perfecting gel-to-powder formula that promises an instant sun-kissed glow, while also concealing scars, bruises, uneven skin tone, varicose veins, and stretch marks. Available in four shades: exotic, brilliant, golden and tan.
2. Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate
This miracle serum restores elasticity, while tightening and reducing pores, lines and wrinkles. Apply twice daily and wait for the signs of aging to slip away slowly.
Even though every derm, doc, and plastic surgeon in the biz will say there's no actual cure for cellulite — only solutions to make it better — we're still holding out for one. In the meantime, we've researched the very best options, when it comes to those solutions.
Take EndyMed, for example. Dr. Michael H. Gold, Medical Director at Gold Skin Care Center, says of this breakthrough technology: "Certain radiofrequency devices that generate heat under the skin help rejuvenate and tighten the skin, and make cellulite better. One of the issues in the past with these RF devices, there was pain, which obviously is not a desirable effect. So now, we have added components to safely deliver the energy and to do this so that the pain component has been taken away. The EndyMed 3DEEP uses multiple poles of RF energy to deliver the energy deep into the skin, and at the same time, since the energy is moving from pole to pole, we can use less energy than what had been used in previous generations."
For best results, EndyMed is recommended once or twice a week, for up to 4-6 weeks. Visit endymed.com for more information and pricing.
4. Valmont Time Master Sublimating Program
Not only is the Valmont Time Master Sublimating Program one of the best treatment options to reduce cellulite, but it's honestly one of the best spa treatments we've ever tried.
Jessica Bonnetain, esthetician at SPA Valmont for Plaza Athénée says of the process: “On the face, wrinkles are diminished while skin tone gains brightness. On the body, a blend of targeted ingredients and exclusive massage techniques are used to erase cellulite, for a toned and reshaped body.”
The 4-step program takes 2 hours in total, but who doesn't want to be pampered from head-to-toe for that long?! After your body is cleansed, scrubbed, wrapped, and rinsed, you will be treated with D Solution Booster (get ready for some highly bioavailable caffeine that will leave you tingly all over), followed by C Curve Shaper (to resculpt the silhouette). Then comes the face. First, there's a mask, then a massage, then the Time Master Intensive Program is applied and then come the serums — lots and lots of serums. There's new better way to welcome 2015, than with this experience.
60-minute treatment, $345, 90-minute treatment, $425; plaza-athenee.com
5. Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Neck and Décolleté Firm & Repair Cream
Everyone wants a tight butt and bump-free thighs, but some of the first signs of aging actually show on the neck and chest. Prevent sagging, loose skin and stretch marks where you don't want them with Elizabeth Arden's new firming and repair cream, specifically created for these areas.
6. Soap & Glory Sit Tight Intense XS Special Super-Strength Body Firming Serum
Chicas, prepare yourselves — this might be the best firming serum, yet. Soap & Glory Intense XS battles lower body bulge, thanks to microspheres that release caffeine when you SIT. Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur says of the miracle product: "Most topical products are designed to produce a temporary quick fix effect, often using high concentrations of skin stimulating ingredients such as caffeine, ginseng and other botanical extracts. However, Soap & Glory’s serum features a unique tri-ball massage applicator, which stimulates circulation and promotes body contouring.” There’s also something called "PUFFDRAIN 82” involved, which sounds kinda scary and amazing at the same time (it’s really a blend of special peptides that help reduce puffiness, so you’re safe, we swear).
7. French Anti-Cellulite Treatment
One of the best solutions offered at the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in New York City is the French Anti-Cellulite Treatment, which combines French massage techniques with Viora Reaction radio frequency (FDA approved) and gentle suction therapy.
"I tell my female clients that there is no cure for cellulite, but the improvement in skin texture is really dramatic with this treatment," says Aesthetician Oksana Shenker. "Dr. Doris Day, our Medical Advisor at Julien Farel, guided us in our selection of this radio frequency therapy because it's safe and does not require down time. The radio frequency energy reduces fat cell volume and increases cell metabolism to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and the result is tighter, younger-looking skin without the doctor’s office. Like most cellulite treatments, it works best in a series of 4-6 treatments. After the treatment, I always recommend lots of water and Natura Bisse’s Vitamin C+C Intensive Firming Cream because it’s formulated for hips, thighs and arms."
Natura Bisse’s Vitamin C+C Intensive Firming Cream, $110, neimanmarcus.com
French Anti-Cellulite Treatment, visit julienfarel.com for a quote
8. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm
Urban Decay NAKED's two newest formulas allow you to look even better — you guessed it — naked. 'Bronzing' creates a warm glow, while 'Illuminating' contains champagne-colored pearls that give off a radiant look. Both shades also blur flaws in seconds thanks to high-tech pigments that diffuse light and ingredients like Vitasource and dGlyage firm the skin and improve elasticity, while SPF 20 protects against sun damage. So, it pretty much does everything you need it to, to make your bod virtually perfect.
9. Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
An intense moisturizing treatment that promises a more lifted, firmer look by morning, JUST after sleeping in it? Sign.us.up.
"Cellfina is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that effectively treats the underlying causes of dimpled cellulite on the buttocks and thighs," says NYC-based plastic surgeon Dr. Haideh Hirmand. "A vacuum hand piece, the size of a palm of the hand, is used to pull on the skin and the underlying fibrous bands causing the dimple, and local anesthetic solution is applied with a needle. Once the area is thoroughly anesthetized, the fibrous bands under each dimpled area are released through the same needle hole. This procedure is non-surgical and takes 30-45 minutes to perform. There is no incision, no suture, and no real downtime either." Visit cellfina.com.com for more information and pricing.