The tighter, the better, right?
I meant skin, but I did actually google “things that are tight” to emphasize my point.
Google hit me back with screws, knots, lids, shirts, money, arguments, butts and my all time favourite www.supertightstuff.com; it’s about 5 friends venturing off to college who are into really tight stuff.
And by tight, they mean “sweet cars and some legit music.”
Yeaaaa….my thoughts exactly!
Reeling back in from that tangent, I should probably get to the point, which is firming lotions.
For those of us who can’t afford expensive cosmetic surgeries, we tend to veer towards skin firming lotions. These lotions are meant to increase skin’s elastin and collagen production and therefore make your skin look tauter.
It’s a cheaper way to reduce the appearance of cellulite which can cause your skin to look extra saggy and un-sexy.
There are several firming lotions of the market that claim to reduce cellulite and visibly tighten your skin, but they often don’t pass through the dermis. Simply put, most products only provide temporary tightening but don’t do anything to prevent future skin sagging.
With expectations a little low, I tested out Borba Skincare’s Firming Diamond Shimmer Contour Lotion. I want to believe I chose this product because I had a gut instinct telling me it would work, but realistically I chose it for the shimmer. I lurvvvvvvvv me some glitter!
What Makes Borba Different?
This product doesn’t claim to be equivalent to cosmetic surgery, but it does say its revolutionary formula is as close as any topical treatment will come.
Created with micro diamonds (like so many of their other products) and natural ingredients like Guanabana and Cherimoya, as well as other antioxidants, Borba Skincare sets out to preserve skin firming memory.
The antioxidants take care of your skin while the multifaceted micro diamonds give your skin a subtle shimmer that creates the illusion of tighter skin immediately.
Like most Borba products, this lotion is meant to be used in conjunction with other treatments. It is recommended that you use the Firming Micro-Diamond Body Polish and drink the Firming Skin Balance Water to get the best results.
I have never tried the water, but I have used the body polish before. If it hadn’t been so damn hard to squeeze out of the bottle, I probably would have stuck with it longer but alas, I gave up!
So does it work?
I can’t possibly deny that the shimmering diamonds give you an instant skin glow. They do a fabulous job at masking skin imperfections like cellulite and light scarring.
The lotion itself is very nourishing so your skin feels moisturized all day long. Again, Borba Skincare wins for creating a product with a killer scent. A mild floral-fruity scent and shimmers? Double win!
As far as actual firming goes, I did notice that my skin was mildly tauter. I wouldn’t say super tight like my buddy’s website domain, but there was definitely a tightening over time.
You will not notice long term results immediately. For better results you’ll have to add this lotion to your daily regime and keep with it for a few months. I think that the shimmer and scent will help you persevere though!
If you couple it with some bad ass DIY tips on how to get rid of cellulite fast and naturally I think you’d enjoy this lotion even more. Or if you’re serious about getting rid of cellulite then check out V’s chosen anti-cellulite cream, Finulite. She swears by it.
All in all, not a bad option considering what’s out there. Have any of you taut beauties tried this lotion out? Perhaps you’ve given the whole Borba firming system a try? If so, what did you think? Hit me up and let me know!
Borba Firming Diamond Shimmer Contour