European Journal of Dermatology


Ingredients and safety of cellulite creams Volume 10, numéro 8, December 2000

Section of Dermatology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN-00250 Helsinki, Finland.
  • Page(s) : 596-603
  • Année de parution : 2000

"Cellulite creams", intended to reduce so-called "orange peel" skin on the buttocks and thighs, were introduced in the 1960s. This so-called cellulite has nothing to do with the dermatological condition known as cellulitis, which is a deep cutaneous inflammation of bacterial origin. In Stedman's Medical Dictionary [1] cellulite is described as follows "Colloquial term for deposits of fat and fibrous tissue causing dimpling of the overlying [...]