Try as you might, stubborn cellulite hangs around year after year. And with summer fast approaching and extra-short skirts on sale, it might be time to give your thighs and buttocks some help, using products designed to help reduce the appearance of orange-peel skin. Just remember to do a bit of exercise as well. 1. Sampar's Go Figure slimming gel (HK$625/150ml) combines three types of algae to break down fat, increase the micro-circulation of non-oxygenated tissue and contribute to the elimination of the waste responsible for cellulite. Apply morning and evening and massage in a circular motion. Available from Lane Crawford, Pacific Place, Admiralty. 2. Clarins' Stretch Mark Control (HK$370/200ml) is aimed at pubescent girls, women during and after pregnancy, and those whose weight fluctuates. It contains an extract of centella, which, studies have proven, can effectively minimise stretch marks by protecting and revitalising collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. Available from Clarins counters. 3. Bliss' High Thighs Slimmer Scrub (HK$270/250ml) is saturated with sea salt to exfoliate thighs, leaving the skin soft while also supercharging circulation, which helps level out lumpy lymphatic fluid deposits, its makers say. It contains a blend of red and green algae extract and lavender and thyme essential oils to tighten trouble spots. Use three times a week in the shower. Available from Lane Crawford stores. 4. Biotherm's Body Resculpt Celluli-Peel (HK280/200ml) contains cocoa, ginseng and silicone to break down fatty deposits. Apply it every evening before sleeping or just before exercise to increase the fat-burning effect. Available from Biotherm, B/F, Times Square, Causeway Bay. 5. The Body Shop's anti-cellulite serum (HK$279/200ml) is a lightweight gel that contains amino acids, caffeine and vitamins B and C to improve the texture of dimpled skin and leave it firmer and smoother, while organically grown soya oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, helps restore moisture. It's part of the group's new Body Focus range. Available from The Body Shop stores. 6. Darphin's Hydroform firming body cream (HK$480/200ml) is an energising cream that is absorbed quickly into problem areas. It contains imperata cylindrica, which is said to improve the resilience of skin and create a smooth, toned appearance. The product also boasts orange essential oil for a refreshing scent and soft texture. Available from the Lane Crawford stores in Times Square and Tsim Sha Tsui.