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Nerium Firming Body Contour Cream, OptimeraTM Formula: Product Review

Butts are in.

I can't believe I just wrote that.

What I mean is, our society seems to have developed a weird fetish about women's butts. We don't tend to fetishize men's bodies the same way.  Besides, hairy butts are just...

Personally, I find the whole thing incredibly weird. Especially the extremes it can go to, whether its getting butt implants (yes really!) or women just flashing their butts all over instagram, supposedly as "fitspiration". 

I don't know, maybe we should blame Kim Kardashian who seems to have popularized the bubble butt.  You know, the massive, but jiggle free butt that emphasizes a women's ridiculously small waist, which is below, of course, huge (most likely fake) boobs.  Just another unattainable beauty ideal for us women to live up to.

Even before Kim, however, there was mass hatred of butts among women.  Its probably one of the body parts most women would say they dislike about themselves.  I don't get why.  You can (and should?) cover it up most of the time, and you don't even have to look at it!

Nevertheless, women who may have anxiety over baring their butts for even innocuous reasons (like a medical exam, or changing at the gym) will probably be happy to know there are products that can help make your butt (or any other lumpy, bumpy body part) look smoother and tighter.

Nerium sent me their Firming Body Contour Cream, OptimeraTM Formula, to try.  Its supposed to be for cellulite, primarily, but I don't have any. Don't hate me, its definitely not because I have a perfect body! I decided to try it on my butt because my butt does have a little bit of rippleness (is that a word?) no matter how many lunges, squats and deadlifts I do.  Frankly, I could care less.  The only one who sees my butt is Adam and the kids and they don't seem to have a problem with it.  I don't see it unless I turn around in the mirror, and, really, why would I waste my time doing that? Well, only for this experiment, I guess.

Its made from some combo of forskohlii root, some plant that 'may' assist with weight loss (though I am not sure it can help you lose weight by using it topically!), caffeine (which you find in most anti-cellulite creams), some patented molecule called SIG-1273 and SAL-14, both which contain some sort of antioxidants, shea and cocoa butter, and green tea and white willow bark.

I used it for 4 weeks, following the directions by massaging it into my butt cheeks for 20 seconds daily.

So did I see a difference? Who knows! I think maybe I did, but I didn't take before and after photos.  What, did you think I was going to post photos of my butt? You sicko!

I couldn't find any research to confirm its efficacy and I do know it isn't possible that it eliminates cellulite, and I am sure that whatever effect it does have to improve the appearance of your jiggly parts, it isn't permanent. You probably have to keep using it.

So if you are one of those weirdos flashing your body parts online, and particularly if you are making money doing it, sure, why not drop $170CAD on a tube of this cream to ensure everything looks less lumpy and bumpy (at least in the areas you don't want lumps and bumps)?

Disclosure: I was sent the cream to review but all opinions on this blog are my own.

This week its the CANFITPRO conference, so I'll be busy checking out the latest fitness trends. I'll be back Monday with lots more health and wellness info!


  1. Nice……..!! The formula and production of Nerium firming body contouring cream helps in making smoother and tighten skin with better tone skin appearance.I have found a slight improvement in cellulite within few weeks.


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