BPI Sports Shredding Gel Review
Product Name: BPI Sports Shredding Gel
Product Type: Tightening & Toning Gel
Size: 8 fl. oz. (236 ml)
Price: $34.99 (+ $13.49 S&H = $48.48)
Cost Per Ounce: $6.06
Where To Buy: Click Here
Notable Ingredients: Lipocare™, Vexel™, Caffeine, & Palmitoyl Carnitine
BPI Sports Shredding Gel definitely has a more macho feel than the typical cellulite products I test out.
It’s geared towards both men and women and puts emphasis on body builders.
I really had no idea what to expect with this gel and was honestly a bit nervous because it seemed like it was going to do a number on my overly sensitive skin.
But this Shredding Gel surprised me, and I ended up liking it more than the average gel!
It’s SO easy to use, dries in record time, and feels refreshing (not sizzling) on the skin.
If you don’t go overboard while applying the product (something I’m very guilty of), then the gel dries with almost no stickiness.
It’s also one of the more subtle, pleasant smelling menthol products I’ve tried, which is a huge plus.
This product isn’t the most moisturizing though because it contains things like alcohol that can dry out the skin.
But I’m happy with the results and my skin looks and feels more toned, firmed, and tighter.
You definitely have to be consistent and patient and you’re not going to get overnight abs, no matter what the promotional pictures show.
I agree with BPI Sports that this is a great supplement for bodybuilders or gym goers to help give a little added boost to your physique.
The gel is $34.99 on their website but you have to add a whopping $13.49 for taxes and shipping.
$48.48 is definitely a bit steep in my opinion but at least the tube lasts a while if you don’t go gungho with application.
BPI Sports likes to toss up annoying chat boxes on their website and the product return process is a total pain in the butt.
But overall, I definitely like this toning gel more than the average one on the market.
BPI Sports Shredding Gel comes out of the squeezable tube as an opaque, slick gel.
It feels cool on the skin and has a great consistency.
The texture of the gel melts into the skin, making absorption a piece of cake.
Applying this gel is easy breezy!
It comes in a convenient squeezy tube that makes application quick, simple and mess-free.
For best results, apply to clean, dry skin in the morning or evening.
Massage a thin layer into the areas you want to improve like your waist, thighs, belly, booty, hips and upper arms. They say not to apply the gel to any other parts of your body.
BPI Sports suggests before using for the first time to test a small, pea sized amount on your forearm to test your skin’s reaction.
I have really sensitive skin and I was actually super surprised that I had zero bad reaction to this gel! Another perk is that it doesn’t sting, irritate, or burn whatsoever.
Just make sure you wash your hands right after using and avoid touching your face or eyes.
My one tip is to start small with less product than you’d think.
I have a knack for slathering on my products but if you do that with this gel then it doesn’t absorb as easily and leaves you feeling stickier.
This shredding gel might take the cake for quickest drying time.
It’s literally dry within 30-60 seconds! So massive kudos to that.
And if you use the proper amount, the gel leaves behind minimal to almost no stickiness.
That’s another massive pet peeve of mine because so many gels leave you feeling like a walking post-it note.
Smell (in the tube)
I’m so pleased with the smell of this toning gel. Way too many gels have a crazy pungent menthol scent that knocks you on your butt.
This smell is actually so pleasant!
It has a nice, subtle minty scent to it.
It’s not overwhelming at all, which I’m SO thankful for.
Smell (a few hours after application)
The smell starts to fade right away and is completely gone within 30 – 60 minutes.
I appreciate this because I don’t like walking around smelling like a menthol stick.
Short Term Results
This gel uses caffeine, which gives you a nice little plumping effect right away.
The initial effect is temporary but it’s nice to see some results in the short term.
The cooling gel is super refreshing and definitely makes everything feel tighter and pulled in.
Long Term Results
After using this gel for about 2-3 months consistently, I saw improvement with my cellulite and overall skin tone.
The gel helped lift and tighten some of my problem areas and made everything look a bit firmer.
I’m pleased with the results, but you definitely have to be patient.
Also, please be reasonable with your expectations. They show chiseled abs and perfect bodies on their website and product, but no gel will give you 6 pack abs.
I agree with their statement that this is a good product to use for body builders because it helps supplement their efforts and give a little added boost.
BPI Sports Shredding Gel has 22 ingredients and half of which I can’t pronounce or don’t recognize.
They tout some fancy patented ingredients to help diminish cellulite and improve skin tone.
First up is Lipocare™, which they say helps ward off unwanted fat and cellulite by stimulating the catabolism of lipids, a process that empties excess fat stores in the adipocytes (aka breaking down fat cells).
Next is Vexel™ that BPI Sports states helps tone and firm by reducing the slack appearance of skin with the synergistic action of palmitoyl carnitine and caffeine.
Shredding Gel also contains caffeine, a notable anti-cellulite ingredient that helps increase circulation, break down fatty deposits, and promotes skin firmness.
Palmitoyl Carnitine is used to help improve skin tone by increasing elasticity, muscle tone, and skin firmness. There are some research studies that show the benefits of Palmitoyl Carnitine as a topical gel for cellulite reduction. One study showed that after using the gel twice daily for 3 months, participants saw significant improvement with skin tone, orange-peel appearance, cellulite reduction, and decreased circumference measurements in their abdomen and thighs.
Here’s the full list of ingredients in case you’re interested: Aqua (Water/Eau), Alcohol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, PEG-15 Cocamine, Menthyl Lactate, PEG-8, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Lecithin, Caffeine, Palmitoyl Carnitine, Coenzyme A, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate.
An 8-ounce tube of Shredding Gel is $34.99 on the BPI Sports website.
That’s all fine and dandy but things escalate after you start checking out.
The price jumps to $48.48 due to $13.49 worth of shipping and taxes.
This seems a bit steep to me…??
They offer free shipping but only on orders over $49.00.
With the additional costs it works out to $6.06 an ounce, which is actually still reasonable, and the tube lasts quite a while.
You can get 20% off your first order if you sign up for their email newsletter.
But right now they’re out of stock on the BPI Sports site.
I checked Amazon and it’s available for only $27.46. Here’s the Amazon page if you want to go that route instead.
BPI Sports offers a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee.
Their guarantee only applies to products purchased directly from the BPI Sports website.
I’m happy to see they have a guarantee, but it seems to be a minor pain in the butt to do.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the process:
You must return the item within 30 days of your purchase.
- Print the provided return label.
- Pack up the item you’re returning. Include a signed letter* stating the reason for your return and the original receipt received upon initial delivery. (*Since when do we have to print & sign letters in this digital age?! So weird.)
- Attach return label on the package.
- Mail your returned item to: BPI Sports 3149 SW 42nd St. Suite 200 Hollywood, FL 33312
- Email email@example.com to request a refund. Buyer is responsible for paying return shipping. (Another bummer!)
Where To Buy
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BPI Sports Shredding Gel: Summary
|Factor||BPI Sports Shredding Gel|
|Texture/Feel||Opaque, slick gel with a nice consistency and feel|
|Application||Super easy! Apply to clean, dry skin and massage in|
|Drying Time||Dries in 60 seconds with very little stickiness. Slight cooling sensation a few minutes after applying|
|Smell (In Bottle)||Subtle minty, menthol smell|
|Smell (After)||Smell begins to fade right after applying|
|Short Term Results||Gel gives a temporary plumping effect that helps smooth the look of problem areas and skin feels tighter.|
|Long Term Results||Cellulite is less noticeable, skin looks and feels firmer, and belly and booty look a bit more toned.|
|Notable Ingredients||Lipocare™, Vexel™, Caffeine, & Palmitoyl Carnitine|
|Price||Costs $34.99 per tube (+ $13.49 S&H), $6.06 per oz|
|Where To Buy||Click Here|