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From Anti-Cellulite Gels To Firming Creams: 25 Best Products To Give Your Body Some TLC During Quarantine

The skin is the largest living organ on our body which is why it is equally important to care for our bodies as much as we do for our faces. Here, we pick out the products that cater to common body care concerns – dullness, saggy skin, cellulite, stretch marks and dehydration – that might arise or get neglected while we are on quarantine right now.
For saggy and loose skin: Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream, $110,
This cream is saturated with eight plant extracts such as lemon thyme, jojoba and bocoa, which work together to promote the synthesis of collagen fibres, protect elastin fibres and provide moisture to dry skin to maintain – and improve – its firmness and density. It also plumps up fine lines and features a creamy texture that gives skin a satin, healthy-looking glow.  For saggy and loose skin: Sisleya L'Integral Anti-Age Concentrated Firming Body Cream, $440,
Ideal for matured skin, this cream contains a cocktail of ingredients like Persian acacia extract, lindera extract and Soy Protein Complex. These ingredients are known to strengthen the dermal structure of the skin that tends to break down as we age – overtime, the silhouette is reshaped. Plus, it does not leave an oily film on the skin once applied. For saggy and loose skin: Beautain Firm & Slim Cold Gel, $48,
For something more lightweight, opt for this gel-type cream. On top of firming loose skin, this helps to tone the body as it stimulates metabolism of the connective tissues, allowing it to better regenerate itself efficiently.   For saggy and loose skin: Freezeframe Tummytuck Cream, $79,
Specifically used for the tummy area, this is said to mimic the effects of your eight minute-abs workout. Upon application, a warm sensation can be felt as it works to break down stubborn fats while toning up the body thanks to marine peptides. Glycerin and shea butter ensures skin is hydrated so it feels smoother and softer. For saggy and loose skin: Palmer's Firming Butter, $26.50,
True to its name, this has a buttery formula that envelopes the skin with a creamy yet lightweight texture. Collagen, elastin and ginseng are some of the key ingredients that are infused into the formula to firm and tone the skin. But what’s great about this is that it also targets other common skin concerns such as dryness, roughness and uneven skin tone. Consider this your all-in-one firming body cream.  For cellulite: Sisley Cellulinov, $290,
A host of active ingredients such as longan seed, red algae and soy work to soften the appearance of cellulite while toning up loose skin. Moreover, a combination of shea butter and sunflower and rapeseed oils are used in the formula to soothe, promote collagen synthesis, soften and protect the skin against external aggressors. For cellulite: Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert, $95,
This weightless gel-cream is supercharged with a plant-based formula to tackle stubborn cellulite while improving the body contour. Its key ingredient, quince leaf extract, is responsible for treating the three core reasons that cause cellulite. Celosia and water mint then prevents the tissue that is responsible for storing fats from expanding.  For cellulite: Pevonia Botanica Stem Cells Intensive Body Corrector, $139,
This anti-ageing treatment is formulated with squalane, coffee seed oil and sea whip extract, which specifically targets cellulite and uneven skin tone. Glycerin is also included in the formula to hydrate and plump up skin, to then soften the look of lines.  For cellulite: Anne Semonin Lipoliss – Anti-Cellulite Gel, US$82 (S$117),
Enriched with marine and botanical active ingredients to nourish and hydrate, this gel plumps up the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Apart from that, this also contains sea lotus extracts that target fats and toxins to detoxify while treating roughness for skin that looks and feels smoother. For cellulite: Legology Cellu-Lite Salon Secret for Legs, US$60.90 (S$87),
This mimics the effects of a relaxing massage done by professional therapists to release fluids that are trapped in areas where cellulite often forms – all while stimulating blood circulation. Thus, this is a great option for those whose legs constantly feel tired, heavy or swollen. Expect to get a more streamlined silhouette that looks smooth and even.  For stretch marks: Clarins Body Partner Stretch Mark Expert, $98,
It works to treat stubborn stretch marks by targeting their lengths, widths, depths, and colour thanks to a new Phyto Stretch Complex that is powered by a cocktail of plant ingredients such as organic green bananas and asiaticoside. On top of that, it is said to be abel to prevent the formation and reduces the likelihood of stretch marks from appearing again. For stretch marks: Paula's Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment, $48,
Powered by retinol, a superior anti-ageing ingredient, this product works by treating signs of ageing such as uneven skin tone, roughness and dehydration by pumping the skin with moisture and a host of other benefits so it feels smoother, softer and looks healthier. When skin is more hydrated and well taken care of, stretch marks begin to diminish and the dullness around the area is lightened.  For stretch marks: Lierac Phytolastil Gel, $68,
This gel not only treats existing stretch marks but also prevents it from forming. The treatment is made with a Botanical Complex comprising alchemilla, ivy and horsetail plants to nourish and hydrate to plump up skin and maintain its suppleness, which prevents the formation of stretch marks. For stretch marks: Bio Oil Skincare Oil, $15.50, Watsons
This higly popular product is powered by PurCellin Oil, which absorbs quickly into the deeper layers of the skin to work on improving visible stretch marks and scars. It is also fortified with chamomile, which boasts anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to soothe irritated and sensitive skin types.  For stretch marks: Freezeframe Stretch Mark Eraser, $79,
This uses a Stem Stim Technology that strengthens the skin’s own stem cells to target old and new stretch marks and reduce skin tension. Peptides then work to plump up the skin so it’s more supple and firm.  For dull skin: Drunk Elephant Sili Body Lotion, $28,
Fortified with a blend of five different types of ceramides, butters and amino acids, this restores dull, dry and irritable skin. It also has a pH reading of 4.2 to rebalance the skin’s pH levels for it to work optimally. Fruit-derived antioxidants also protect the skin against free radical damage. For dull skin: Kora Organics Body Exfoliator, $59,
While many of us are more focused on exfoliating the skin on our face, we tend to forget to do the same to the skin on our bodies. When that happens, our skin tends to look dull, lifeless and lack radiance. This product contains bamboo stem extract and diatomaceous earth (a soft, sedimentary rock) to gently slough away dead skin cells to reveal brighter and smoother skin. The presence of aloe vera among the ingredients helps to soothe, calm and hydrate. For dull skin: Clarins Tonic Polisher, $69,
We can’t resist the relaxing fragrance in this gel treatment which is made with rosemary, rosewood and mint essential oils. Sugar and salt crystals are also used in the formula to buff away the buildup of dead skin cells that prevent skin from maintaining its natural glow and luminosity.  For dull skin: The Body Shop Spa Of The World Polynesian Monoï Radiance Oil, $37,
Besides giving radiance and moisture to both body and hair (yes, this can be used on your tresses as well), this oil also calms irritation and sensitivity. It’s perfect for a relaxing self-care ritual too as its mixture of coconut oil and tiare flowers gives off a relaxing tropical scent. For dull skin: Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion with Royal Jelly, $27,
Royal jelly works together with light-reflecting minerals known as mica to boost skin’s luminosity and treat uneven skin tone. This is great as an everyday body moisturiser as it also hydrates with the help of sunflower oil and aloe vera. For dry, dehydrated skin: Dior Lait Sublime – Beautifying Body Milk, $100,
On top of its lightweight, creamy and silky texture, this comes with the brand’s iconic floral J’adore fragrance and packaged in an elegant crystal-clear bottle designed with a golden cap for a luxurious bath ritual. It deeply hydrates the skin with cotton nectar, which maintains skin’s suppleness, softness and provides a healthy glow. For dry, dehydrated skin: Sisley Confort Extreme Body Cream, $170,
This rich cream has shea and kokum butters as well as harpagophytum and chestnut extracts to hydrate, protect and reinforce the skin’s barrier to be able to better defend itself against harmful environmental aggressors that may aggravate skin. For dry, dehydrated skin: Clarins Wonder Fig Body Lotion, $45,
Its warm and slightly spicy blend of fig leaves, blackcurrant, ivy, tea tonka beans, and musk will have you think of autumn. Apart from its pleasant scent, the lotion also delivers continuous moisture to the skin with the help of ispaghul extract and hazelnut oil. For dry, dehydrated skin: Thann Eastern Orchard Rice Extract Body Milk, $40,
What makes it a superior treatment to hydrate dry skin: its power-packed formula that contains eight per cent rice bran oil, which is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E for intense hydration. Organic evening primrose and organic argan oil strengthen skin and prevent moisture loss.   Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Lustrous Body Oil, $51.50,
This is made with a trio of fast-absorbing oils. Rosehip seed oil rejuvenates lacklustre skin while meadowfoam seed oil provides intense moisture. Lastly, crambe abyssinica seed oil nourishes. Once applied, it forms a luminous and hydrating veil on the skin without feeling too tacky, sticky or greasy.