Like most women, I’m forever on a diet, or thinking about going on one, in the ongoing battle between my love of food and wanting to stay slim and healthy. So anything that promises me a more shaplier body, better tone and definition and a reduction of the dreaded cellulite without having to forego food or add even more exercise into my busy routine is always going to get my attention (although I have to say, I’m usually disappointed by what invariably turns out to be no more than a gimmick).

So it was with supreme excitement and anticipation that I went along to the launch of  Proskins Slim, a new garment that promises all that and more, just by wearing it for 8 hours a day. 

Normally, anything that claims to reduce cellulite, moisturise the skin, improve circulation and reduce fluid retention would seem far too good to be true. What makes this interesting is the scientific heritage  that this product can boast. It is manufactured by a company that has a very well-respected reputation in the world of sports garment technology  and if it’s good enough for Jason Robinson then who am I to argue. 

Now for the science bit: 

The compression fabric works by applying a controlled level of scientific pressure to promote blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, flushing toxins and fluid from the body which would otherwise bind with collagen fibers in fat cells, causing cellulite. 

The patented microencapsulated yarn contains 5 different ingredients which, together with the hightech compression fabric, improves the overall skin condition by tackling the three major causes of cellulite: blood circulation, fluid retention as lymphatic drainage. 

The five ingredients: 

Caffeine: Secreted into the skin while wearing Proskins Slim, stimulates blood flow to reduce fat nodes beneath the dermis, smoothing the bumpy surface appearance.

Retinol: A well known and trusted skin regenerator which stimulates collagen. 

Vitamin A: A fat-soluble antioxidant. 

Aloe Vera: Moisturises the skin to help it feel smoother and softer.

Fatty Acids: Important sources of fuel, as whenthey are metabolised, they yield large quantities of chemical energy which improve the penetration of the other active ingredients. 

By wearing the garment  for 8 hours a day for 28 days, it promises to redefine fluid retaining areas such as calves and ankles (bye-bye cankles!) and even a possible reduction of 2cm of fat around the thighs! 

The fabric helps regulate body temperature so can be worn in hot or cold weather, and it wicks away moisture, so it’s great for sporty-types. 

If it works as well as it promises to (and I can see no reason why it shouldn’t), then the potential uses for this are mind-boggling. Think DVT sufferers, post-pregnant water-retention sufferers, ski-underwear etc. 

I’m trying out a pair of the black full length leggings and I can see myself wearing these as regular leggings during the day and even in bed, to rack up those all-important 8 hours a day. They are super-comfortable, and the fact that they are a solid, proper black makes them very wearable. I’ll report back to let you know how I get on with them after a month. So far, I’m loving them!  

Me in a month’s time? Let’s hope so!

P.S. Silver embedded in the yarn has antibacterial properties, so no smellies here! And the fabulous ingredients  woven into the yarn last for around 100 washes, so there’s loads of life in it.  



  1. September 20, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    These look amazing! You could totally wear them as leggings with a pretty blouse!! Where are these available?

  2. September 21, 2011 / 1:29 am

    @beautyWowza I’ve been wearing them as leggings, and they look great! Go for it! You can get them online at Next, Tesco and the Proskins website itself.

  3. Anonymous
    October 21, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    It’s been a month… i hope it worked as well as it’s been said in all ads 😉 mayb you could post some before and after pics? thank u

  4. Anonymous
    June 12, 2012 / 5:43 am

    Can you wear these if you are pregnant?

    • June 12, 2012 / 4:51 pm

      Hi, I’ve checked with Proskins, and yes, these are fine to wear if you are pregnant 🙂

      Hope this helps


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