Cellulite, like male-pattern baldness (trust me) is genetics' way of reminding us that life isn't fair. Those of us who are "put out" -- but unwilling to resort to the knife -- still have some options. At least you women do. Me, I'm going to have to hope year-round hats stay in style.
Since we know without debate that some chemicals can and do enter your bloodstream through topical application, I you're better off doing your best to avoid all known harmful chemicals on the chance they are entering your bloodstream.