I have to make a bit of a confession: when it comes to weight loss and ‘toning up’, I’m a complete sucker for anything that offers a bit of a quick fix or helping hand. Don’t get me wrong, there’s no substitute for healthy eating and exercise, but sometimes, the allure of a product which might help those ‘trouble areas’ is far too great, even if they far too often fall a little short of their claims.
When I heard about Skinkiss’ caffeine infused tights, though, which claim to have microcapsules of caffeine woven directly into the fabric, releasing them into the legs to improve the speed at which they burn fat, I just knew I had to get my hands on a pair.
I do have one slight issue with these caffeine infused tights, which I feel the need to mention before I go onto the results; I tend to wear tights ranging between 30 – 100 denier all-year round (yes, even when it’s this hot), just because I feel they’re slightly more flattering, but Skinkiss’ caffeine tights are sheer. So thin, it took me about ten minutes to put them on for the first time, in fact. Whilst it’s not enough to stop me from wearing them, I’d definitely like to see a more opaque version, especially for the upcoming winter months.
Aside from that, I do have to say the price was a bit of a downside for me – with three pairs to a pack, each pair of tights clocks in at just under £8.50 each – a bit steep, considering each pair only contains enough caffeine to last five washes!
Do they work?
I have to say, I started noticing a difference in my legs’ toning on pretty much the second or third day of wearing the tights, but was a little skeptical that it might all be down to wishful thinking, so I waited until I’d been wearing them for a little longer to take measurements.
Reviews on the tightsplease website claim losses of anything between 0.5cm to 1.5 inches, and whilst this did seem a little ‘too good to be true’ to me, after 2 weeks of wearing these tights for about 10-12 hours a day, I’ve lost an inch off of my hips! Although I’ve been sticking to my healthy eating and pilates, this is definitely more than I’d ever expect to have lost over 14 days, so I’m pretty happy with the results – let’s just hope it stays off if I stop wearing them every day!
Skinkiss Caffeine Infused Tights are available in both black and nude from Tightsplease, and retail at £25.48 for a pack of three (*).
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