“ Brand: Avon / Type: Exfoliator / Subcategory: Foot Mask / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Exfoliates, Nourishes „
My favourite scent is lavender and i also have a lot of feet problems. No matter what type of shoe i wear my feet will always ache and feel abit rough if i don't look after them religiously so it's only natural that i would have every lavender foot and cream product from avon.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
The product comes in a 75 ml rubbery plastic tube for around £3 but you can also get deals and special gift packs for a real treat you can also get them on ebay but the prices seem to be pretty high. It has avons logo on it at the top and then the product name
"Lavender comfort exfoliating clay mask" "Masque exfoliant a l'argile senteur lavande" incase anyone gets confused some prodcuts look so alike you sometimes unknowingly buy the wrong product. The tube itself is white with blue and lilac onit. on the back of the product it says whats the purpose of the product is and how to use it. 'comforts and rejuvinates, making dry rough skin feel softer then ever. To use: smooth over legs and feet allow to dry then rinse. there is abit a down fall the print is pretty small i have to lean in close to read it even when i have my glasses on. Also even though it's common knowlegde i can't seem to find any warning about avoiding contact with eyes or mouth or keep out of reach of children with is something to think about.
The ingrediants are - i apologize for any spelling mistakes i'm reading them off my own product.
AQUA, WATER/EAU, KAOLIN STEARIC, ACID GLYCERIN BENTONITE, POLYETHYLENE CREATINE ZEA MAYS (CORN), KERNEL EXTRACT, MELALEUCA, ALTERNIFOLIA, (TEA TREE) EXTRACT, LAVANDULA, ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER,) EXTRACT PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, DISODIUM, LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE, IMIDAZOLIDINYL, UREA, METHYLPARABEN, SODIUM STEARATE, ALCOHOL.
It's very easy to use you can either use it as a basic mask or you can mix it in with some lotion i always use the foot soak and rub on skin if your in a rush and havn't got time to wait.
The mask is a purple lilac shade with tiny little beads init which are not too rough and don't seem to irriate.
it washes off very easily and doesn't leave any excess.
What i liked about the mask
I love the price the product does exactly what it claims to do, it's long lasting you don't have to use it over and over again for instant results, of course the smell it's not over powering which lavender seems to be sometimes the bottle is small enough to take on the go and perfect to use along with my other body care products.
I'm not a great lover of Avon products for two reasons; one of which is that their prices seem to constantly fluctuate and secondly, I have experienced a number of disappointments in the past, as I would frequently find that some of the products I had purchased would never live up to their claims.
Consequently, other than one of their hand creams that I sometimes use, this is only Avon product I have bought in probably around ten years. One of my work colleagues often calls into my office and leaves a catalogue on my desk and several weeks ago a product that caught my attention was Foot Works Lavender Comfort Exfoliating Clay Mask in a 75 ml rigid plastic tube for the reduced price of £1.80.
Unfortunately, it wasn't the appearance of this product that caught my attention, as it looks rather dull and boring with a simplistic image of a foot contained within a circle and a few lavender coloured words written here and there. It was the fact that this product is a foot mask that particularly appealed to me, as I am unaware of a similar beauty item. Also, as I adore the fragrance of lavender and find it so calming and relaxing, I felt sure this product would be simply perfect.
The screw top lid is located on the underside of the product, so there's no having to fight with the tube to dispense its' contents. Avon claim that in using this foot mask, you will feel comforted and rejuvenated and any rough and/or dry skin will feel softer than ever.
Whilst it hadn't occurred to me prior to purchasing this product, I suddenly thought, how on earth am I going to apply a foot mask to both of my feet and be able to wash it off? Do I need to suspend myself from the ceiling above the bath and gently lower myself into the water when I am ready to rinse? Um, I pondered for a while whilst I considered the best way of using this mask without also having to give my cream carpets a beauty treatment!
Eventually, I thought the only way I could use this product was to lie on the bed with a towel under my feet, then wrap my feet in the towel and hop to the bathroom when the mask was dry! Probably not the best course of action, but if anyone has any better ideas answers on a postcard please ........
Anyway, back to the product. To use, Avon advise that you simply need to apply some of the fairly thick lilac coloured cream to your legs and feet. Oh no, this gets worse! How can I put it on my legs as well as my feet? I then wouldn't be able to lie on the bed! Am I supposed to stand on my head? This was starting to turn into a bit of a fiasco! Ok, I'm being silly now, but how on earth are you supposed to use this product? I applied the mask to my feet only and could feel tiny beads within the cream, which resembled that of a body scrub.
Whilst the mask is allegedly lavender, I could barely detect its' scent and although the fragrance was pleasant, no particular aroma was evident, which I found extremely disappointing. The mask was easy to apply to my feet and I lay on the bed waiting for it to dry, which took approximately 15 minutes.
I felt considerably relaxed and calm as I made the most of my "me time", but that soon came to an abrupt end when it was necessary for me to hop to the bathroom like a demented frog. What a sight I was with my backside pointing in the air as I bent over in order to tightly hold the towel, which was wrapped around both of my messy feet, so not to ruin my precious carpets!
When I arrived at the bathroom absolutely shattered and gasping for breath, I sat on the edge of the bath and used the shower spray to remove the mask, which took only a few minutes. However, whilst the beads contained within the mask are clearly exfoliating beads, as indicated in the title on the front of the product, there is no mention of them on the reverse of the tube and all we are advised is to "smooth over legs and feet and allow to dry".
Consequently, if you follow Avon's basic instructions for use, there is absolutely no point in these beads being present. I decided to visit Avon's website to see if it provided further directions and it was on there that I read that the tiny beads contain lavender oil, which are supposed to burst onto the skin.
Why this has not been mentioned on the tube is a mystery to me and rather disappointing, as not everyone has access to the internet and if it wasn't for me writing this review for Dooyoo, I would not have further researched this item! Consequently, Avon should be informing us words to the effect of "massage the mask onto the legs and feet to enable each bead to burst to release the lavender oil, which subsequently moisturises the skin".
Whilst I paid only £1.80 for this mask, I would advise that its' normal price is £4.50, which in my opinion, is absolutely ridiculous. I feel cheated on this product and in my opinion, it is not worth the time and effort and simply reiterates my feelings towards Avon. Sorry, Avon fans and representatives, but the consumer needs to be fully informed and I really did not have a clue that this mask had beads containing lavender, as Avon failed to tell us!
I cannot say that my feet felt any different after using this product and I might as well have used my favourite body scrub, which is much more effective and beautifully fragranced. I felt the whole experience was a little pointless and a total waste of money and unfortunately, I do not think I will be using this product again. Consequently, it will be tossed to the back of a drawer once I have finished this review!
As I do not think this product lives up to its' claims and is a high price for a basic foot scrub, it receives only 2 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
AVON FOOTWORKS LAVENDER COMFORT EXFOLIATING CLAY MASK
When I saw this advertised in the brochure, I just had to buy it. I love clay masks and had never tried one for my feet before. So straight away I ordered it. I think at the time I bought this there was an offer on so this only cost me about £1.50. To me this in an absolute bargain of a price and I'm so glad I let myself get this.
This is marked in the brochure as normally £4.50. As I said I ordered mine for much cheaper. At the moment there is also an offer on which is '2 for £4'. So really you can get one for £4.50 or you can save 50p and get two. I know which one I would choose to do.
WHAT IS IT SUPPOSED TO DO?
Avon claims in the brochure that this cream:
"rejuvenates and nourishes feet with a burst of lavender oil"
DOES IT LIVE UP TO ITS CLAIMS?
I think that this does live up to its claims. It rejuvenates and nourishes my feet and it always leaves them feeling very soft and smelling like lavender. You do need to use a lot of this one to cover your whole two feet - unless you have very small feet. Obviously the bigger your feet are the more you will have to use so this won't last you as long. There is 75ml in the bottle and I use this about every month. The tube I have has lasted me three months so far and there is still quite a bit left in the tube.
The smell is lovely, it smells like lavender and I really like it.
The clay mask itself is grey in colour and is quite thick. When you out it on like I say you do need to use quite a bit to cover your whole two feet. If you use it on just the dry areas where you think needs it, then this could be a good idea to make the tube last longer.
I recommend this product if you're thinking of getting it because it does live up to its claims, it works really well, is quite cheap and it smells nice, too, if you like the smell of lavender. I personally like the smell and love the product.
It is quite hard finding the time to put this on though, because you do of course have to wait for the mask to dry and then you have to wash it off properly which takes altogether about seven or eight minutes. So I'd say that a disadvantage to this is that it does require some time and if you're always in a rush or have a busy life then this isn't for you, and the range has other products that you could try that don't require as much time. But, on the other hand, if you're lucky enough to have some time to yourself for a pamper now and again then this is the product to do it with.
Avon Footwork's Lavender Comfort Exfoliating Clay Mask I use a lot. I am a beauty therapist and I found this product a while back in one of our Avon books that come through our door.
I do a lot of pedicures so I thought I would try this stuff out on me first, so I put it on my feet dry and let in dry into my feet. It goes abit white and flaky when it dries so be near the bath or sit over the bath ready to wash of when it dries. When it is washed off then I dry my feet there was hardly any dry skin at all afterwards because in this product it has an exfoliant it also a mask so as you are applying it, give it a good rub in the hard skin area's and let it dry.
After I have towel dried my feet they are really soft and any other masks I have tried on me and my clients have never felt as soft as this product so I will be buying over and over. If you suffer from hard skin try this 4 times a week for the first two weeks it will make your hard skin softer and easier to remove.
Everyone enjoyes a good soak so that will also help before putting this mask on your feet. If any left over masks gets under your toe nails its easy to shower under your nails with shower head.
Pick this up from Avon and give it a go, you have lost much if you dont like it but its worth a try I would say.
Avon sell this for £2.99
or if an offer is on you can bag it for just £1.50 and then you really can moan!
What an offer for such a gorgeous lavender foot mask.
I hate to admit this but my feet are the only part of me that I tend to neglect - badly. The most I do is wash & dry my feet & toes, dry them thoroughly & sometimes treat them to a bit of moisturiser & I just take them for granted which isn't a good idea.
I tend to live in my various pairs of clogs & boots in the winter & it isn't until the hot weather arrives that I take a good look at my feet & see how dry the skin's become & how cracked my heels are.
Luckily I bought some Avon Footworks Lavender Comfort Exfoliating Clay Mask at a Christmas Fair which was brand new & just £1 but hadn't opened it until the Hot Spell a few days ago.
I've used it twice now, using it slightly differently, both times & am well pleased with the results - I may even pay the full price next time of around £4.50 for 75ml.
The tube is a good size & is more clearly marked 'Foot Works' than Avon. It has a screw on/off plastic lid which reveals a hole big enough to squeeze out the exfoliator without wasting any. The hole hasn't gone gungey & the 2nd application was just as easy to squeeze out as the first was.
The first time I applied it was after having a bath when I'd dried my feet, the second time I used in on clean but still-damp feet & I think it worked best on slightly wet ones.
It's simple to apply & full directions are given on the reverse of the tube along with ingredients. Basically all you do is put a fairly generous amount onto the feet ( & I used it between my toes) rub in & leave until the mask dries. Although it states the mask dries hard in about 5 minutes I found it took longer but I'd applied more than needed.
I'd expected to smell quite strongly of lavender but the fragrance is barely noticeable yet is fresh. The mask goes a kind of pale blue/ lilac colour which alarmed me a little as it looked like I'd bruised both feet but the mask took very little rinsing off & my 'new', happy feet were revealed - so nice I hardly recognised them!
They were soft, extra clean, smooth & there was little sign of dry or flaking skin the first time & even better results when used a few days later. In fact, they look so different now that I may well tart up by toenails with bright red varnish & expose them to the outside world - so watch out !
It's a strange sort of exfoliator as it seems more like a cream because you barely notice the particles yet they worked a treat on my feet.
In summary can I just emphasise the fact that everyone's feet are different & I think this foot mask worked particularly well for me because of my neglected feet. If your feet are good anyway I'm not sure you'd get the same results?
Last time the Foot Works range was on special offer in the Avon book I treated myself to a Lavender Exfoliating Clay Mask as I have been taking time to look after my feet just lately and think these products are generally very good quality for the price.
I love the smell of lavender so was a little disappointed when I found this mask didn't have a very apparent smell, it smells rather like any other clay mask I've used although after application the smell does intensify a little.
The exfoliating is done through some gritty granules which are inside the cream of the mask. The packaging didn't actually state that I needed to rub the product into my feet but I didn't think it would exfoliate otherwise so I gave it a good rub, concentrating on the problem area on my heels, before leaving the mask to set. The mask dried completely within around four minutes and then I allowed it to sit on my feet and work its magic for ten minutes before rinsing it off in the shower.
It rinses off easily and I didn't need to scrub it off, a quick rub with a flannel after saturating my feet in warm water was all I needed to do to remove every last trace and I was surprised that I didn't find a patch I'd missed after an hour as often happens when I use facial masks.
The results of using this foot mask is negligible if I'm honest. I use an intensive foot cream and skin renewer so it's hard to say what product causes the major improvements. I must admit the skin on my feet feels softer immediately after using the mask and if nothing else the exfoliation must help to keep the bits of grime which attract themselves to the pads of your feet. It also feels like a nice treat sitting on the bed with a nice bar of chocolate, cotton socks on and a good book so for this reason I'll continue to buy it.
I got mine ridiculously cheaply in a special offer, I think it worked out to cost around £1.25 which is excellent value for such a nice potentially helpful product. It's usual price is £4.50 for a 75ml tube, I'd buy it for this price but will more than likely wait until it's on offer again because while it's a nice enough product there are other things I'd rather buy from the book for £4.50. Having said that I use it once or twice a week only and still have half a tube left from around the beginning of November which isn't bad at all.
When it comes to my feet I have to admit to severe neglection. I preen and pamper myself to within an inch of my life. I spend a fortune on beauty products and sure I do buy a load of nail polishes but when it was coming to Christmas and New Year I suddenly had a panic attack when I pulled out my strappy shoes and took a hard look at my feet. Dry skin and heels aplenty, little scars where I've worn the wrong shoes, chipped and cracked, ridgy nails, my feet were about to let down my look big time. So when I was browsing in the Avon catalogue I never know what to buy usually and so I decided it was high time to order stuff that may actually help me out.
100ml recyclable see through bottle with twist on/off royal blue lid situated at the bottom concealing a small hole of which you get the product out of. On the front there is a lilac band of colour and on that in blue writing I'm told it is Foot Works ad there is a simple drawing in white of a foot. Towards the bottom of the tube I'm told again in blue writing that it is Lavender Comfort Exfoliating Clay Mask (Tonmaske Mit Peeling-Effekt, Mask Exfoliant a L'argile) and then finally on the bottom in lilac writing I'm told it is Avon. On the back of the tube I'm told a bit about the product, how to use it, loads of information in foreign languages (I don't understand), ingredients are listed, size is given (as I've stated already), the recycle symbol is on there and finally contact details for Avon are given. It's ok packaging with enough information on it but it does look rather economy. I do like the fact I can see the lilac coloured mixture through it so I can see how much I have left etc.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Tube....
Comforts and rejuvenates, making dry rough skin feel softer than ever.
Smooth over legs and feet, allow to dry completely then rinse off.
Well the lotion itself squeezes out of the tube easily and a small amount of the lilac lotion goes very far indeed. Looks wise it appears smooth and opaque with a bit of a gloss about it. When applying it, it has a slight rough feel to it. There are small grains of what feels like salt and although slightly rough it doesn't hurt when applying it. Smell wise it has a creamy lavender fragrance to it which is sweet and creamy but only lightly fragranced making this suitable for men or women in my view.
Once on the feet it dries within about 5 minutes (depending of course on the amount you apply). It looks greasy when on the feet and/or legs and you simply rub it in allowing the grains to exfoliate the feet gently and then leave it to set and it stays light lilac in colour and goes white when 'set' so you know when to rinse it off.
You have to make sure of course that it's dry before you get back on your feet to rinse it off or you get residue all over your flooring! Rinsing it off is simple enough (with warm water is best) and once gone you pat feet dry and that's it the job is done.
Feet do feel very clean and smell very delicately of lavender so feet really feel freshened. Feet do feel slightly more softer due to the scrub you gave them although this isn't a miracle product in any way shape or form. I have very hard skin on my heels and it does nothing for that problem even with regular use, which to be honest does take time I haven't really got! It does however 'buff' off visible flaky skin and overall is a nice product to use to think your doing some good for your feet.
Personally this isn't heavy duty enough to wage any type of war on my dried out feet and it is a bit a bit of a pain having to wait for it dry and more often than not my door bell rings or something and I have to go answer it, getting a mess everywhere!
Usual price of this is £4.50 only available from Avon but do look out for offers on this range which are most usual and as an example of this at the time I post this review it's £1.80!
This is a cheap treat foot rejuvenating product from Avon which I bought to soften the skin and relieve the pain of walking a lot. I opted for this product because I had previously tried several others from the Body Shop and from Boots to name but a few which were all scented with peppermint. I realise that mint helps to remove foot odour but I don't find it a particularly pleasant scent - I hated feeling like I was smearing toothpaste on my toes!
This Foot Works Clay Mask is lavender scented. The aroma is cool and flowery but not overpowering. It is a pretty, feminine perfume which helps to promote the idea of this being an indulgent beauty treat. It is also a smell that also seems to calm my mind and senses and help my feet and leg muscles relax.
The product comes in a 75ml tube which I think is quite small considering that it can also be used on legs as well as feet - so you might get through the clay quite quickly. The tube has an easy to screw off top and small dispensing nozzle. The product will stay fresh up to 12 months after opening. The smell and quality of the product does not diminish with age though.
The clay itself is pale purple coloured with a pearly sheen and a waxy consistency. It is slightly gritty as it is an exfoliant and will buffer off any dead skin. I find that when you rub it onto your skin it becomes very runny and thin and drips quite a lot. It does get very messy. Place of application is a big problem too, as nowhere but the shower or bath is safe from dribs and drabs! It would be nice to be able to sit down and apply this is a more relaxed manner.
The instructions for use specify that you should leave the product to dry completely before rinsing off but I have never been able to sit anywhere and wait for it to dry as it is so messy! I did attempt to stand in the shower cubicle and wait on the first few uses as I thought the clay might be quick drying but it is not!
When rinsing I like to rub in small circles as a final exfoliating technique and I find this rubs the moisturising formula into the skin too.
When my feet and legs are dry the skin is soft, springy to the touch and smells fresh. My skin has a cool, tingling sensation too and tired work day feet feel renewed!
This product is effective but is messy and I find it is impossible to wait for the mask to dry on the feet - it would take forever! I would give it 4/5 though for softening the hard pads of the feet, leaving a pleasant aroma and for making skin feel clean and refreshed.
Review also on Ciao!
I purchased the "Avon footworks comfort exfoliating clay mask, due to the fact i have thoroughly horrible feet/ trotters!!!!
My feet, (due to the fact i am in a standing job), get terribly sore and i have, as long as i can remember, always had cracked heels, so when i saw this product in the avon book i thought i would give it a go!!!
Firstly i would like to give you a little information on the essential oil that is actually used in this product.....LAVENDER.
Lavender is the most versatile essence and can be pretty much mixed with any other essential oil. It has strong antiseptic properties, when i had my children, (both by emergency caesarean section), the midwifes insist that all mothers with any sort of wound take regular lavender baths, A - for the healing and antiseptic quality's and B - for the simple reason that if you tell your partner the midwife has instructed you to do so, it means they have to look after the child for a couple of hours!!!!!
Lavender also relieves headaches, migraines, pms , shock and insomnia. I was advised by the wonderful people at Holland and Barrets that if i put a few drops onto a handkerchief and hung it in my sons room he would be sufficiently relaxed enough to start sleeping through the night........ and he did!!!!!
Lavender has been a favourite for many years, the Romans and the Greeks used this oil to soak themselves in the many baths that they liked to take and also to relieve sore feet.
This herb, (in all the wonderful variations you can get it in), has finally been recognised and was voted the "Herb of the year", in 1999, by the international herb association.
~~~ The product~~~
The product itself comes in a stand up tube, five and a half inches tall and two inches wide.
It has eye catching blue writing with a matching colour lid and a picture of a foot and the words "foot works", backed by a lilac swirl.
The tube is more or less transparent so the pale lilac clay is visible, without opening.
The clay has a lovely fresh scent to it, but is not overpowering, the lavender scent is subtle but still detectable.
The clay has an almost iridescent colour to it as its squeezed from the tube, it has a perfect consistency and when being rubbed gently into the foot has a fine grit consistency, admittedly i could do with something more of a sandpaper exfoliant for my feet, but that is another story!!!!!
The clay is dry within a couple of minutes, which is good as once applied to your feet you know that either nature will call or someone will be at the door!!!!
~~~ Instructions for use~~~
The back of the tube reads - Comforts and rejuvenates, making dry rough skin feel softer than ever.
TO USE - Smooth over legs and feet, allow to dry completely then rinse off.
I have always felt that Avon products come with very little information on use and purpose, so i do tend to stick to masks and nail varnish from them.
I believe this product is round abouts £2.00, i managed to get it on one of Avons many special offers!! I was able to purchase four footworks products for £5.00.
Other products include - odour neutralising spray,
conditioning foot soak,
When,(i can be arsed!!!), i have used the product it has left my feet lovely and soft, and very refreshed.
This is a lovely, if somewhat messy, product. I feel you need a good half an hour to put the treatment on and an old towel to rest your feet on until dry, go on ................PAMPER YOURSELF!!!!!
Thanks for reading my review!!
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