I'll be honest with you, anything remotely related to getting rid of cellulite and I'm onto it. I'll use the creams, I'll do the leg massages, and I'll even get wrapped in tin foil to resemble a chicken, primed for roasting. Which, as it happens, was exactly what I did at Venustus day spa in Paddington, Sydney, last week. Their Slim & Tone Detox Body Wrap ($154) is an intensive anti-cellulite treatment using ingredients known for their ability to dramatically increase blood flow, strengthen, firm and reduce fluid retention. Ah, yes please. It included a body salt exfolation using their very amazing Cellulite Eliminator Body Polish ($19) — I now use this nightly at home — and an application of Cellutrim Gel and the Cellulite Elliminator Serum ($49). They then place a "space blanket" over your entire body (roast chicken stage) to help infuse the ingredients. The whole process is by no means relaxing because it feels so hot, but it is effective. After my treatment, I spoke to Venustus owner Jeannie to quiz her on all things cellulite reduction — keep reading.
So remember a little while back, we were talking about neem, the "Divine Tree" of India? Well as well as treating inflammations and infections, it's being hailed as the new buzz ingredient to combat skin dimples and wrinkles. And there's a New Delhi-based company, Advantage Organic, getting in on the act, with plans to create a range of sexy underwear that is laced with neem oil, basil leaves and pure silver to smooth (and soothe) skin. According to the owner, Rajiv Rai Sachdev, these "healthy and practical" garments will "prevent wrinkling and clear all infections." While I'm not thrilled at infections and underwear making it into the same sentence, I would be interested in trying them to see if they actually work, you?