Soap&Glory Sit Tight Lower Body Serum Review

Soap&Glory's Sit Tight is a "lower body firming and smoothing serum that helps fight those areas we love to hate! With a unique ingredient mix, including new pinkpepperslim-lipo-fb™, pressocapsular™ firm-plus, Toxyboost™, puffdrain™ 82 and firmigen™ caffeine complex. Also features our circu-360™ triball massage applicator which massages skin around the thighs, hips and bottom and promotes body smoothing and conditioning. Skin feels firmer in 14 days (results of independent user trial on 54 people)." This firming anti-cellulite serum contains 125ml (4.2 fl oz) and retails for $24 at Ulta, Target, and Walgreens in the US. Soap&Glory is proud to be cruelty free. The Sit Tight Lower Body Serum was made in the UK.

Sit Tight comes in an opaque grey squeeze tube with a unique dispenser that I'll touch on shortly. The brand logo and product name are printed on the front of the tube, the back of the tube offers directions on how to properly use this body serum, as well as a couple of warnings. I think it's important to note that Sit Tight's ingredients are not listed on the packaging, but they can be found online (and at the bottom of this review, for your convenience). Now, moving on to the more interesting and enjoyable aspect of Sit Tight's packaging - the triple roller ball applicator, which distributes this serum evenly, while also stimulating circulation. Soap&Glory did an excellent job designing their Sit Tight serum's packaging, its functional, fun to use, and recyclable.
Soap&Glory's Sit Tight Lower Body Serum is a thin, clear fluid that's meant to be applied to "problem areas" (i.e thighs, hips, and butt) twice a day for a minimum of two weeks. Before I move on in this review, I have to stress that no topical product can permanently firm the skin or reduce cellulite, they can only temporarily mask the appearance. Soap&Glory do acknowledge this fact on Sit Tight's packaging. The only way to achieve lasting results is to exercise more and reevaluate your diet. Personally, I recommend Blogilates and a vegetable based diet, but that's just what works for me. I'm a beauty blogger and a cook, not a nutritionist or personal trainer, so let's move on to the review (but feel free to hit me up for some delicious recipes or tips on how to incorporate more vegetables into your diet). 

The Sit Tight Lower Body Serum is meant to be rolled on where needed, morning and night and allowed to set on the skin for at least 2-3 minutes before putting any clothing on over it. This serum has an immediate warming sensation that slowly builds into a slightly burny tingle before fading away - which is your cue to put some pants on and go about your day. While I wouldn't call Sit Tight's sensation painful, it isn't pleasant either, and would definitely be a turn off for a lot of people. 

I assembled a "panel of experts" to help me assess this serum's results, and to prevent this review from being tainted by the placebo effect. After two weeks of use, we saw a small but noticeable improvement in the general appearance of my "lower body", it looked firmer and smoother. Improvements continued for another two weeks before plateauing. Sit Tight's effects will last about two days without reapplication. I feel like with extended use of Soap&Glory's firming serum, it becomes less effective, or maybe the results are just less apparent - after all, there's only so much a firming serum can do. After the initial 2-4 week of twice daily use, I think Sit Tight is best applied once every other day for "upkeep". After three months of use, I can confirm that Soap&Glory's Sit Tight will make your lower half look and feel firmer for a couple of days without causing any negative effects or irritation. That being said, I wouldn't recommend this body firming serum for sensitive or freshly shaved/waxed skin. This product has a light, minty scent that does not linger on the skin. 

I can't say that Soap&Glory's Sit Tight serum has an especially impressive ingredient list. This firming serum is basically a mixture of water, alcohol, and emulsifiers, with moisturizers like olive oil, glycerin, and sweet almond oil blended in - with a touch of menthol to cause a tingling sensation. Known cellulite fighting ingredients like caffeine, panax ginseng extract, and xymenyic acid are present in a small (>1%) concentration, so their efficacy is questionable at best. This product's formula isn't a total cop out, but it's far from innovative. 
All cellulite reducing creams and serums are a gimmick at their core. No topical treatment can truly reduce or remove cellulite, all they can do is temporarily stimulate, moisturize, and tighten the skin, giving it a smoother, firmer look and feel - and that's exactly what Sit Tight does. I do want to give Soap&Glory some kudos for admitting that instead of hyping the Sit Tight Lower Body Serum up as some sort of miracle product. While there's no reason to feel bad or ashamed of having cellulite (almost every single woman has it to some extent), I think Soap&Glory's Sit Tight can have it's place. If using a firming serum like Sit Tight would make you feel a little more confident at the pool, beach, or gym, use it - but you should never feel like you have to. I won't recommend this product, it's a highly personal choice - but I won't continue using it. 

Aqua (Water), PEG-8, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Menthyl Lactate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Dipropylene Glycol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Menthol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Xymenynic Acid, Limonene, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Schinus Terebinthifolius Seed Extract, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract, Phosphoric Acid, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Geraniol, Linalool, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Dipeptide-2, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

I won this product in a brand sponsored giveaway. I am not sponsored by Soap&Glory. These thoughts are my own and not influenced by any third parties. This post contains affiliated links/referral codes