VLCC Shape Up Anti Cellulite Gel Review

by Neha S on January 30, 2011 · 68 comments

VLCC SHAPE UP Anti-Cellulite Gel Shape Up in 14 days

Well I am feeling funny that I am writing about shape up because there was a time I used to laugh at such products.  I always believed and still believe so that only excercise and well balanced diet can help you keep in good shape…

But one of those days I was really depressed due to some reasons and even though I love clothes a lot, my feel good shopping comprises of makeup/skincare stuff:P

So there I was one day shopping uselessly and I found this product lying on the shelf. I read anti-cellulite written across it and Bam!! I bought it, I knew it wasn’t going to make me slim and toned ( as per how Malaika Arora used to describe it when she endorsed it :P) but I thought it would tighten/firm my skin as I had flabby upper arms.Although I don’t have a major cellulite problem there were just like abt one – two short lines of stretchmark on both my upper thighs which i never used to mind, but I thought oh well let me try it and I bought it.

VLCC Shape Up

Let see what it claims :

  • Shape up in 14 days* ( results may vary person to person)
  • Naturotherapy
  • Helps in tightening of slack tissues, detoxifies and shapes your body
  • Unique anti cellulite gel makes you look beautiful, giving your skin an even and smooth appearance

Directions for use:-
Massage everyday on affected cellulite or fat areas for 15-20 minutes
An ayurvedic product. For external use only.
Shelf life:3 years
Price Rs. 325 for 100 gms
Ingredients:-

VLCC Shape Up

I had got this product about 1 and a half year ago.I started using it on my upper arms and massged over the area for about two to thre minutes. It is realy impossible to massage for 15 to 20 mins as instructed on the tube. Because it gets absorbed pretty soon and I would have to keep taking more and more from the tube to be able to keep uptil 15 to 20 mins! But nearly after 1 week or so, after not seeing any results, I thought oh what the heck let’s try more product and massage for so long. I finished my tube to about half.
NO RESULT. Absolutely not even teeny tiny diffrnce. I stashed it away.

CUT to near present: A month ago I saw this tucked away in the cabinet and I have been worrying about my recently growing double chin.I thought I’ll give it another chance.There is nothing to lose.
No results obviously in 14 days.I continued to use it for a month or so after a month I saw very teeny tiny diffrnce but I cant attribute it to this gel because i had already started doing some cardio and double chin excercises and continued regularly. But i would rather believe its either a combined result or the excercise regimen alone.
Lets see what it looks like:

VLCC Shape Up

Its packed in a plastic tube,with a flip cap .

VLCC Shape Up

It is a pretty thick lemon yellow colored gel. But its spreads very easily and evenly and hence its easy to massage. But gets absorbed not too soon i would say but soon enough. It disappears into invisible colour but leaves a very thin film on the applied area.
Its smell more Unani than Ayurvedic. hence its not bad. Its pretty nice actually. Its smells more like saunf and ajwain..

Pros of VLCC Anti Cellulite Gel

  • It is ayurvedic . so no side effects. Seriously. No suspicious darkening/whitening/drying/itching .Nothing.
  • Smell is calming
  • Soothing on application

Cons of VLCC Anti Cellulite Gel

Doesn’t live upto its 14 days claim. On a further note- doesn’t live upto its claim at all..!!
The “ massage for 15-20mins” part is quite misleading… ummm.. maybe so that the product is finished up fast and bought again and again by the user. Never mind.It still doesn’t work that way too. Wastage of time with all that massaging. 325 bucks go down the drain

Product rating
I gave it :-* just because even though it wasn’t usefull atleast it was harmless. Otherwise such slimming products/capsules etc super freaky.

Would I buy it again? Hell no!!! But I will finish this tube up though.
Hope this review helped u guys. Plz don’t be silly like me and go for it if ur just shopping to lift ur spirits :/

And serious weight problems can be solved only with good diet, cardio and weight training (for toning) as clichéd as it may sound!!!

Have you tried  VLCC Anti Cellulite Gel ? Please rate in the box below.

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calicoaster January 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I was quite intrigued about this product…Thanks for the review Neha!! :)

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Neha S. January 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

hehe np… even i was curious abt this for a couple of years whenever i saw it….but thn ended up getting it :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

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shanaiia January 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

hehe for similar reasons like you…i bought this and some oil 2 when i went to vlcc with ma mom and i used it for a long time…but what a waste of time n money :(

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Neha S. January 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm

yeah they ahve oil too.. actualy now they have removed evn more variants… for different parts of the body i gues.. wonder why ..and wonder how many ppl use… iv never heard anything good/bad abt it ever… :| :| :|

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shanaiia January 31, 2011 at 1:17 am

thats right…for the tummy…for the thighs…etc…i think its called shape up or summin like that…they recommend it to all people following their weight loss treatment ..i know few people who have used the products but it made no difference … :( :(

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Rati January 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I have always been sooper tempted to buy it but then I resisted . Now I am so glad I never picked it up. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Neha S. January 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

i know i feel soo silly now… :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: everyone was tempted but im was the only one who gave in :silly: :silly: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Rati January 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

You are THE savior. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

:haanji: :haanji: :haanji: as i said i feel like a punya kumari now O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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bhumika January 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

i read sumwer des anti cellulite thgs never work :((

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Neha S. January 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm

soo irritating na… i mean imagine if these would really work!! no strenous excersice regimen.. khaate jao, gel lagao motapa mitao !!! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Ankita January 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm

“khaate jao, gel lagao motapa mitao”… :toothygrin: :clap: good one Neha

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Aditi January 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I had been wanting to get this…ever since I saw malaika arora endorsing the product.But now I’m gonna steer clear of it…You saved my money Neha. :)) :kissblow: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: sooooo much

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Neha S. January 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: im gald i could be of help!!

ssly how did malaika endorse this… u have to have atleast little belief in the product u endorsing..!! :P i dont think she must have even seen this ever after that shoot :P

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Neha S. January 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

glad*

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Naina January 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I was sooooo attracted to this product , thankoooooo neha :thanks:
And my first comment from my iTouch is on imbb…m soooo fuckin happyyyy :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance:

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calicoaster January 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: me too celebrating :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 10:28 am

OMG !! iTouch!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: thats awesome!!! congooooo!! now u going to be addicted hehehe :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Prerana Sharma January 31, 2011 at 7:24 am

i have read in a blog that caffeine is a home remedy for cellulite :| :| :| :|

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 10:32 am

yeah…? internally taken or just externally applied?

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jomol January 31, 2011 at 8:44 am

What a disappointment Neha……I am a little wary of VLCC products just the same way as I am doubtful about Shehnaz hussain’s ……they are mraketed very well, but something is just not right about them :sarcasm: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: your review will help a lot of people to keep away from this gel……….

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calicoaster January 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

Good Morning Jomol!! :D How was your weekend? :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 10:37 am

my thoughts exactly!!!vlcc is a wierd suspicious brand :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: i dunno how vlcc even works in so many places.. they have open stored across quite a few cities in the world..!!

personally i know two frnds’ moms got a burnt face during skinlightening/depigmentation treatment due to their therapists mistake..!! it took them more than a month to get their normal tone back what with soo many addded procedures at other doctors clinics!!

THANKGOD this gel dint have sideeffects!! :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

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shanaiia January 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Neha they had even burnt sum1s hair when she went to do rebonding…It had come in the papers like 2-3 years back… :-/

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Ankita January 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

:hunterwali: I’m never going to VLCC for any kind of treatment after reading this! Thanks fr the warning

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

yaaaa thanx for reminding… i did remmebr that incident..she had even sued them… but couldnt remember exactly if it was vlcc.. so dint write about it in the baove comment.. now i recollect it well..!! gaawddd this vlcc na! :duel: :duel: :duel:

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jomol January 31, 2011 at 8:58 am

Good morning Cali……………. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: , I made a total of 90 chappatis…….so you know, I had a bad weekend :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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calicoaster January 31, 2011 at 9:02 am

Awwww…… :-* You can take rest now!! :) :) :) …Rati did an awesome haul in weekend..!! :P she flaunted some stuffs here already..but is hiding the other things she bought :((

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naina January 31, 2011 at 9:41 am

:sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: mornningggg…. i did jhaadu pochaa and dusting ..all domestic staff on chutti :weep: :weep: :weep:

rati’s haul :lol2:

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Rati January 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

:shy: :shy: :shy:

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jomol January 31, 2011 at 9:16 am

oh………how I hate other people shopping….you all people just got Siahi na………why shopping again :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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naina January 31, 2011 at 9:38 am

jomol, rati got no makeup .. what she was saying ,something p’s and b’s from some la sezna .. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) we are letting you know we think cos u might be interested. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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calicoaster January 31, 2011 at 9:51 am
jomol January 31, 2011 at 10:03 am

Naina :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :ghost2: :ghost2: ………I am not interested :smug: :smug:

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naina January 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

:weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Rati January 31, 2011 at 10:49 am

Thankoo Jomol. :sweat: O:) O:) O:)

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Shraddha January 31, 2011 at 10:16 am

thank u for the review…i seriously was tempted buying it…

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 10:40 am

np shraddhaa.. dont ever buy it.. theyv removed sooo many more variants… to tempt ppl… just dint evn look at them :| :| :| :|

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Jinal January 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

thanx for review…..and thanx to myself for not buying this even after being tempted :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 10:39 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: now i feel like sucha punya kumari….!!! im saving soo mnay ppl from this… :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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ramya January 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm

that s sad neha…. but atleast there were no side effects…. :) thx for the post…. now i won’t even be tempted :thanks:

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 11:24 pm

i know!! thankgod noo side effects… vlcc is quite notorious for that..atleast the salon treatments… :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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rachana January 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I hate VLCC………… worst skin -care….. oh do they even care???

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: i dont think they do!!! :spank: :spank:

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pri January 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm

this one was an real eye-opener to many…!! hey has anybody ever used or heard abt Lavana Tailam??? weight loss oil..its become a vogue here..!!!

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 11:31 pm

nope never heard… where has it becomee a vogue? i mean which place u talkin abt… ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

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Neha S. January 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm

hiii gabbar!! seeing u here after soo long..!! how u doing..!! :hugleft:
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: im sooo happy now that i did the review!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: im literally saving soo many… ;p :P

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vibha October 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

heyy thnx neha for such an eye openind detail abt dis product..i ws so vy tempted 2wds dis product. i was abt to buy this product bt resisted only bcz of its too high price bt nw i hv no doubts. this information of urs is vy useful n i wud recommend to othrs also to not to buy this. thnx once again..
:yahoo: :thanks:

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Divya Munjal October 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

hey thanx all for saving my money… :thanks: :thanks: :yahoo: :woot:

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priyanka February 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for the review, I almost picked it up off the shelf yesterday but then resisted it to get a lil update from the reviews. The entire product range appears so inviting on the shelf, but now I am never going to buy it. I too am a believer of balanced diet and excercise. So lets keep it that way.

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geeta April 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm

do these vlcc shape up gels really work on the body? :|

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khushi June 5, 2012 at 1:17 am

i tried diet, cardio, walking, everythin but nothin is workin out….tot these shape-up gels may help…. donno wat 2 do….

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preeti June 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

I also bought n tried alll of vlcc anti cellulite creams n gels but not an iota of diff won’t recommend.thanks for the article.

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saumya September 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

losing weight has always been a primary concern for indian women….but one thing has to be understood by all those who wish to lose weight n b slim….n that is being slim not necessarily being fit n healthy….so its more important to eat healthy and follow a strict exercise regime….

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Himadri September 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

I was just going through reviews and stumbled up here. I am sorry to go against it but it helped me a bit. Not that it makes you lose weight but if you have bloating or sagging tummy like me then it helps. I could see the difference as before usage I could not get into a dress and after a week I could. Off course, there is exercise and diet etc but for tightening purpose I liked it. I used Vlcc tummy slimming oil. It says massage and put a hot towel on that area or massage and exercise for ten minutes. :/ This gel, I don’t know.. but oil works!

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Nazneen April 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

omg…..i wos just about to buy this one…. *waaa* *headbang*
tthanxxx neha u saved my money *thankyou* *oye balle*

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Prady December 24, 2013 at 12:37 am

I had no idea about this as i didnt check reviews about this brand earlier. I have already enrolled for a treatment for post pregnancy tummy at vlcc. I donno how well it’s going to work. After each session they ask me if am using the shape up. But I haven’t bought it so far thinking it would be further waste of money. Now I have got few burn marks on my tummy after the second session. And have some pain too… Pls don’t go to vlcc. It’s waste of money and time..

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