The best body firming creams for smooth, svelte skin
“You [creams] keep me young, oh I love you so much”
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 04 2022
We’ll be the first to put up our hands and admit that we can’t cope without slathering on a layer of moisturiser every day.
But we want more than just hydration, which is why we love having an army of body firming creams in our collections to attack everything from tone, texture, and even cellulite.
These toning body moisturisers incorporate a cocktail of ingredients (such as caffeine, AHAs, and bio-mimicking lipids) that help to smooth, tighten and firm skin from head to toe.
Here are eight body firming creams that we really rate for the job…
Ole Henriksen BeamCream Smoothing Body Moisturizer
This whipped body moisturiser may feel luxurious when applying but ingredients like caffeine, fruit enzymes and AHAs are actually working overtime to smooth uneven skin texture and promote circulation. Essential fatty acids, rich butters and oils round out the squad, providing nourishment and reinforcing healthy-looking skin.
$57 at Sephora
Biossance Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream
Firming and energising, this squalane-infused body cream tones the skin, restores elasticity and nourishes too. Caffeine, niacinamide and squalane work in unison to enhance hydration, smooth skin and texture, and promote optimal barrier function.
$43 at Sephora
First Aid Beauty Sculpting Body Lotion
Boasting a sculpting formula full of firming peptides, tightening caffeine, and hydrating glycerin, this body firming cream smooths, firms and lifts the appearance of sagging skin. Ceramides and colloidal oatmeal lend a helping hand in terms of hydration, providing long-lasting and soothing moisturisation.
$43 at Sephora
BeautyBio The Sculptor Lipocare Cellulite-Smoothing Body Cream
Cellulite in need of smoothing? This body firming cream can help with that. It’s formulated with a unique lipocare™ complex, comprised of three slimming active ingredients that minimise the appearance of skin-dimpling. Spirulina improves skin elasticity and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, green tea seed oil smooths and firms, while antioxidant-rich caffeine stimulates circulation and promotes collagen production.
$90 at MECCA
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Probably the most famous body firming cream on this list, Sol de Janeiro’s cult-favourite Brazilian Bum Bum Cream includes a caffeine-rich guaraná extract to smooth and tighten skin. Acai and Brazil nut oils protect against environmental aggressors, condition skin and provide a healthy glow. The scent of pistachio, salted caramel and vanilla certainly doesn’t hurt its case either.
$67 at MECCA
Frank Body Perky Sculpting Body Hydrator
Minimise the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks with this robusta coffee-infused sculpting body cream. All that coffee helps to firm, stimulate blood flow and promote collagen, while antioxidant-rich acai promotes a more radiant complexion, and shea butter nourishes. Thought your coffee fix was satiated with this pick? Think again. The packaging can be reused as your new favourite coffee cup. We can feel the caffeine-induced jitters coming on already…
$28 at MECCA
Mecca Cosmetica Mecca Athletica Ultra-Firming Body Lotion
A botanical peptide active is responsible for the firming effects and improved elasticity of this particular entry. Bakuchiol smooths fine lines, while lactic acid works to gently exfoliate, and glycerin locks in moisture.
$42 at MECCA
Bangn Body Fragrance Free Firming Lotion
Nourishment at the forefront of your body care routine? This fragrance-free version of Bangn Body’s Firming Lotion is jam-packed full of avocado, jojoba, sunflower and coconut oil to really seal in as much hydration as possible. But it’s the coffee bean extract and pineapple extract that will leave your skin revitalised and glowing post-application.
$48 at MECCA
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.