John Libbey Eurotext

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 [...]