The BioPromise slimming legging, in fact the whole range of Scala BioPromise shapewear, make some pretty big claims; to fight fat and melt flab off your body within 30 days! Just by wearing them. Sounds a bit unlikely (I’m not even going to go into the strangeness of the idea of crystal rays melting your fat and it being flushed away by the body), but they say it is scientifically proven, and in a fit of madness years ago I bought a pair.
Do they work? Short answer: No. At least, not for me.
I noticed absolutely no difference body-wise despite wearing them on high rotation all winter for years. That said, I spoke to my local beauty salon owner about them a few days ago and she insists that her clients do get good results with the “high waisted slimming Bermuda” style (a more typical shapewear short design). I’m skeptical, though, as to why those would be effective and not the leggings, when the patented ingredient of “bio crystals” in the fabric is no different.
Anyway, it’s not all bad news. I bought a second pair of these tights because they are the most fantastic leggings I have ever had. I love to wear them with shorts and long boots in winter, and their comfort level knows no bounds for exercising or just lazing around the house. What sets them apart from other products is not any fat-burning miracles, but the slight compression factor, matte appearance (nothing so unflattering as shiny tights, I find), and durability. Other tights start to wear thin after a few washes, but these kept me going through two winters, still looking as new as the day I bought them.
Even the price, $79.95 in Australia, is OK for a good compression legging. It is VERY annoying having to pay what I assume is extra money for this “fat burning” factor, but they’re worth it. Don’t buy for the “lose inches sitting on the couch eating tim tams” premise, but if you want a fantastic legging, you could do a lot worse than the BioPromise.