Wacky Beauty Products You Should (And Shouldn't) Try

Photo by: Courtesy of Wrangler
Anti-Cellulite Jeans
SKIP IT. Wrangler is launching a Denim Spa range of skinny jeans with some bold beauty claims. Available in three styles, the Aloe Vera and Olive ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of Wrangler
Anti-Cellulite Jeans
SKIP IT. Wrangler is launching a Denim Spa range of skinny jeans with some bold beauty claims. Available in three styles, the Aloe Vera and Olive Extract pairs moisturize legs with extracts of both botanicals and rich natural oils and butters, while the Smooth Legs version is infused with retinol, algae extract and caffeine intended to improve the look of cellulite. Tests on 69 percent of participants who wore the cellulite jeans for eight hours a day, five days a week, over six weeks showed a marked improvement. But we're not the only ones raising an eyebrow. "I'm skeptical about how much of a benefit the skin-soothing jeans will give - though the one guarantee I can give is that you certainly won't be able to see any cellulite when wearing them," says dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center. Good one, doc.
Wrangler Jess High Waist Skinny Jeans, $123 less 
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013 10:20 AM EST
Beauty has never been a stranger to quirky product ideas. After all, let's not forget that inventions like Frownies and the Topsy Turvy have at one time taken the industry by storm-and, of course, those cellulite-busting massage contraptions that appear once every decade (witness the early 80s version, left). Sometimes the space between the brilliant and the bizarre is a fine line. We check out the claims behind today's most offbeat launches and ask experts to weigh in on whether these problem solvers are worth opening your wallet.



- by Grace Gold



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