Product Review: Douglas Beauty System Seathalasso Body Cream

by Gio

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Name: Beauty System Seathalasso Body Cream
Brand: Douglas
Size: 200ml
Price:

From Douglas’ website:
Rich body cream which intensively nourishes your skin and prevents the formation of cellulite.

What I liked:
– pale turquoise colour
– lovely sea scent
– lightweight texture, sinks quickly into the skin
– leaves skin soft, smooth, and hydrated for hours

What I didn’t like:
– can’t prevent cellulite
– not moisturizing enough for dry skin

I love samples. I really do. Who doesn’t like to be able to try a product for free? But there’s one thing that really frustrates me about them: the lack of an ingredient list. The 30ml trial tube of Douglas Beauty System Seathalasso Body Cream (the full size contains 200ml of product, packaged in a cute jar), doesn’t mention the ingredients anywhere. And neither does google. I searched the web far and wide, but I couldn’t find what the hell is in this formula. Argh!

How am I supposed to review a cream if I don’t know what’s in it? Google would only tell me that, according to the press release, the secret ingredient is algae extract, which the brand claims can prevent the formation of cellulite. I highly doubt that. Algae have emollient (they make skin soft and smooth to the touch) and antioxidant properties, but I’ve never heard of them being effective at preventing, or treating, cellulite.

And if they did, we all would have heard about it. If anyone had found something that could really prevent the formation of cellulite, he or she would be one of the most famous and richest people in the world. What woman wouldn’t buy it? I’d be the first in line! What anti-cellulite creams can do (and that’s usually due to retinol rather than algae extract) is smooth out skin, thus reducing its unesthetic appearance.

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Since using this cream, I’ve seen only a very subtle improvement in the appearance of my cellulite, but whether that’s due to the product or the fact that I’ve recently started exercising daily, or a mixture of both is impossible to say without seeing the ingredient list. If you happen to have it, please send it to me, so I can update this review. My educated guess, though, is that exercise has a lot more to do with it than the cream.

But that doesn’t mean that Douglas Beauty System Seathalasso Body Cream doesn’t do anything. Its lightweight texture sinks quickly into the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and hydrated for hours. In winter, this stuff wouldn’t be moisturizing enough for my dry skin, but for now it does the job quite well.

But my favourite things about this cream are the colour and the fragrance. In keeping with the algae theme, the cream is a lovely pale turquoise in colour and is infused with a breezy and fresh scent that reminds me of the sea. It’s so pleasant that it makes me forget it won’t help with my cellulite!

Summary
Douglas Beauty System Seathalasso Body Cream has a lightweight texture that leaves skin soft, smooth and hydrated for hours. However, it is not moisturizing enough for dry skin and can’t prevent the formation of cellulite.

Rating: 3.5/5

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6 comments

Allison September 17, 2014 - 6:59 pm

A long time ago, I bought an anti-cellulite system at a department store in NY. And for some reason, I went back to the counter some time later, probably to buy some more “special” soap that went inside the scrubber thing, and I remember having a conversation or maybe it was me giving a lecture about how it can’t really work without diet and exercise. Yet, I had bought it! But I was also running about 7 miles a day, and I had no cellulite. What a dope I was! However, the scrubber has been shown to break up cellulite under the skin temporarily. Like you, I don’t know that a cream alone can do anything.

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Gio September 17, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Allison, some products make such tempting claims we just want to believe them even if we don’t need them. It happened to me too. I wish creams could treat cellulite, but diet and exercise are still the best remedy. 🙂

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Laurie September 17, 2014 - 10:15 pm

And the vast majority of women have cellulite anyway, fitness level notwithstanding. 🙂

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Gio September 18, 2014 - 6:49 am

Laurie, that’s so true. Working out can make cellulite look less obvious, but won’t get rid of it completely.

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Julia September 18, 2014 - 10:20 am

Thanks for telling us more about the product, I never heard of it.
But actually I think, nothing can prevent cellulite :p

xx
Julia
http://www.juliary.de

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Gio September 18, 2014 - 11:20 am

Julia, I agree. A healthy diet and exercise can help, but nothing can prevent it or treat it completely.

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