When it comes to toning, let's lift the smoke and mirrors because we want products that actually work - agreed? So we do not blame you for having trust issues when it comes to creams and concoctions that have you believing sagging skin, stretch marks and cellulite could disappear over time.
But let's also be realisitc about the situation: as with most things in life, you'll have to work to get the results you want, so this means yes, some exercise would accelerate the results you see, along with the use of these new skin solutions we're about to shed some light on. And they key is to enjoy everything in moderation - so go ahead, have those macarons and that glass of champagne, and indulge in absolute delight, but do sweat it out a little in the name of fitness and good health, have a relaxing bath after and slather these on for toner, fitter body over time.
For firmer and smoother skin
Try: Biotherm Body Refirm Anti-Cellulite Oil
This body oil focuses on increasing the firmness of stubborn areas as well as to give you firmer and smoother skin. The oil is inufsed with micro-algae extract, which is packed with powerful antioxidant properties. Astaxanthin - an exclusive formula developed by the brand also stimulates collagen synthesis to reduce the appearance of sagging skin on the abdomen, butt, thigh, and arms.
For hydration and improved skin texture
Try: Dr. Brandt Cellusculpt ® Body Shaper and Cellulite Smoothing Cream, RM255*
This revolutionary cream and applicator work together to smooth away the appearance of uneven skin and cellulite. The rollerball massage applicator is equipped with five stainless steel balls to reinforce the action of the Smoothing Cream and optimise results to give you firmer and improved skin texture whilst hydrating it. Plus, it is the only cream to feature an alcohol-free formula for better penetration - score!
*Available from September 2015 onwards at all Kensapothecary outlets.
For younger-looking skin around the neck area
Try: Clarins Extra-firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream
Its anti-ageing formula features a blend of Clarins' exclusive extra-firming complex and sunflower auxins that helps to firm and reduce wrinkles around the delicate neck area. Green seaweed extract plumps and smooths the look of skin around the area, while oat sugars helps to maintain a youthful-looking chin, neck, and décolleté. Plus, this cream's delicate texture sinks into skin without a greasy finish.