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      13.08.2013 22:35
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      Lovely spicy scented foot cream....

      Thanks be to Neil Young for the title. I doubt that Neil uses this on his feet but you never know. This is a stunningly scented and spicy foot cream from Lush. It comes in a larger 100g sized pot (twice the size of Lemony Flutter butter for example), in standard black plastic with a screw top lid. This is apparently a retro item (brought back from the past and available only in the Poole store and from the website). According to the label, mine was made by a lass called Nicky on the 4th of July 2013 and it is best used before Sept 2014. Cheers Nicky.

      Upon first glance this is standard Lush fayre. It has the usual promise of fabulousness in the natural ingredients and aromas, and then just to annoy me they have chucked in a few Parabens for good measure. The ingredients list is quite long for a Lush product and despite the odd irritating nasty, most of the ingredients are decent. Certainly it would be hard to find an over the counter cream with so few chemical additives.

      I bought this because the description appealed and the fact that I adore cinnamon and ginger. This cream contains both, and is enhanced in the spicy stakes by the addition of clove. These three warming spices are apparent from the moment that the lid is opened. The cream is a "Rose taupe" colour (if you are old enough to remember that paint colour on Morris Minor cars), ie a kind of pale pinky brown. The scent is very delicious and spicy, with a vanilla undertone that reminds me of Yule cookies. The largest of the natural ingredients making up this foot cream is a Vanilla decoction, giving the cream a real sweetness. Vanilla compliments most scents, so it is no surprise that it sits well in this foot potion. Further enhancing the sweet vanilla scent is cocoa butter, which always adds a rich undercurrent to any product. It is also incredible good for the skin.

      PIED DE PEPPER:

      This cream contains a range of active ingredients, all very much suited to feet. There is antiseptic and aromatic cinnamon and clove oils, fiery and stimulating ginger oil, and deodorising lemon oil. The warming nature of these ingredients makes this cream the perfect product for cold or achy feet. Sweetly spiced, the cream is thin enough to absorb quickly, and does not have the same heavy texture of a thick body butter. Although warming, the cream is also refreshing, and the smell so delicious that it has ventured on to other parts of my body- namely knees and elbows.

      CINNAMON:

      Cinnamon not only smells gorgeous but it has many health benefits. Mosquitoes also hate it, so if you attract them then you may find that this helps. Cinnamon is a very powerful oil which stimulates blood flow to the area. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial making it ideal for a foot cream.

      Ginger is another aromatic oil with warming and stimulating qualities. It has an earthy and spicy aroma which is unisex. The addition of ginger in this cream, is designed to improve circulation. If you are an achy crock like me then ginger has been used for centuries to ease the arthritis and muscular pain.

      Ginger sits well with lemon oil, another anti-bacterial oil with an fresh scent. Like ginger, lemon oil is an uplifting oil which refreshes.

      EFFICIENCY:

      This cream works well. It is not as rich as a body butter, so is quite light and non cloying. It absorbs well and leaves the feet feeling lovely. The heat effect from the warming oils is subtle, but more noticeable if you shove socks on afterwards. It has a good texture which enables you to massage the feet deeply, and it leaves little greasiness. The smell is strong and delightful, but will not appeal unless you like the woody and spicy scents of the oils contained within. Although balanced by the vanilla decoction, the spice is very present and lingers for quite a while too. I would have preferred this cream to be slightly thicker, but this is a very small niggle in the scheme of things.

      A little goes a long way so the pot should last a reasonable amount of time. The cocoa butter and oil within are moisturising and leave the skin feeling silky. I am blessed with very unstinky feet, so I cannot test out the deodorising effects, but I do believe that they would work well due to the balance of oils in the recipe. As mentioned, the cream works well on knees and elbows, and I have used it on my face to no ill effect.. people with sensitive skin may not wish to try this at home....

      All in all, Pied De Pepper is quite an unusual foot cream considering that most are mint scented. This spicy and silky cream is really different and is certainly effective at warming and moisturising feet. I will be buying it again, but that may not be for a while as there is still a lot left in the pot. If you like warming scents then you will really enjoy this product.

      INGREDIENTS:


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      Vanilla Pod Decoction, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter, Triethanolamine, Clove Bud Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Ginger Oil, Lemon Oil, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

      *occurs naturally in essential oils


      Pied De Pepper is available in the retro section of the website, or in the Poole store only. It is priced at a pretty decent £ 7 for a 100g pot.

      https://www.lush.co.uk/product/315/Pied-De-Pepper---100g

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        13.07.2012 17:49
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        After walking the streets of New York for nearly 2 weeks I think I needed an industrial strength Foot Cream to tidy my feet up. I did take a Foot Cream away with me but often forgot to put it on, and then I ended up with 3 plasters on 1 of my Feet because of blisters so I just gave up. There was a Lush store up near Macy's so I popped in and bought this to start using it when I got home. I have used this Foot Cream in the past and I do like products from Lush.

        This comes in a simple black plastic pot - just like the picture on here. I think this cost me $11 and looking online this sells for around £7. Perhaps a bit expensive for a Foot Lotion but I thought my tired feet were worth a bit pampering. A little of this does go a long way though.

        The scent of this is quite strong and it is strong scents that are in here. The scent is Cinnamon, Ginger and Cloves. I would say the Cinnamon is the main scent in here and I can't say if I can smell the Cloves in here. There is a bit spicy scent as well which I would assume is the Ginger but it is hard to smell anything above the Cinnamon I would say.

        Just rub some of this onto your feet (funnily enough) and that is it. I don't tend to lager a thick layer of cream on but I do tend to rub the Cream in quite well. I put Socks on after I use Foot Cream to allow the Cream to soak in - hopefully and get rid of all the dry patches. You will find that your Feet will tingle slightly after using this and it is a nice warming feeling I think. It is like those self warming Face Masks that you get which warm when you rub onto damp skin. The heat seems to linger for a little while but the tingling goes away quite shortly.

        So how do I find that this works? Well I think this does a great job. I had plenty of rough skin near to my toes and at my Heels and after only using this a few times along with a Pumice my Feet are so much better. I do still have a Callused bit near to my Big toe, but it is a lot better than what it was like and I think if I keep doing what I have been doing then my Feet will be brand new again after a few more applications.

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        30.10.2011 02:24

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        I would personally leave this one out but it's a good product

        On the positive side I think this product smells really nice and worked very very well to start with. I had it for around 3 weeks, after receiving a lush box from my partner. The lotion is good, absorbs quickly and did seem to soften my feet and hard skin. I really liked the warming effect.
        The problem I had with this product was after a few weeks, I noticed a change in smell. It smelt a lot like TCP to me. I ignored this and continued to use it, despite this it seems to get worse and after not using it for a coupe of days it actually separated and smelt appalling. I do not want to place too much emphasis on this as I know that every batch differs slightly so I suspect that I may have got a bad batch but still I was disappointed and will not purchase again.
        On the upside I think that if it had lasted it would have been a regular addition to my lust list, it felt lovely, smelt lovely and softened my paws so thumbs up for the first three weeks.

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        30.07.2011 19:33
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        A lovely warming foot lotion

        In summer my favourite foot product is the lush foot lotion which cools my feet right down and leaves them feeling refreshed. In winter though with the cold weather the lotion is not as pleasurable and I much prefer something that warms me up so I like to use the pied de pepper foot from lush as it not only soothes my feet but also has a lovely warming sensation and smell.

        It comes in the usual lush black pot which contains 100g of lotion. The lotion itself is a lovely dusky colour which goes really well with its smell which is spicy and rich. The consistency is quite runny to you have to make sure to be careful when scooping some up in your hands or else it will get everywhere and stain clothes.

        When you apply the lotion to your feet you are left with an immediate warming tingly sensation and you can really feel it heating up your feet. It contains clove, cinnamon and ginger which are meant to soothe muscles, stimulate the circulation and ease aches. I personally find that it is quite soothing but this could have something to do with the fact I quite vigorously massage the lotion in to my feet. I do also find that if I have been on my feet all day then it does help with making them feel less achy and sore.

        The gorgeous spicy smell really reminds me of mulled wine and it is a perfect scent for the colder months. The fragrance really clings to my feet and lasts for hours leaving them fragrant for the whole day even when they have been stuck in shoes for the whole day.
        It is also really good at softening my skin and making my feet look in generally better condition the more I use it. It makes pumicing the horrible bits of flaky skin easier and stops them from returning so badly.

        Like nearly all lush products it contains loads of lovely high quality ingredients which is why it is more expensive than a foot lotion from boots. Because it also warms feet as well as soothing and leaving them smelling great I think it is well worth the money.

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        10.03.2011 02:44
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        A decent Winter foot lotion.

        Pied De Pepper foot lotion is a product that I have passed up purchasing on several occasions; partly because of having an abundance of foot lotion already & partly because of the overpowering smell when smelling it in store. I must say that I've been missing out on warmed up tootsies for far too long and I'm so glad I received this as a little gift bundle from a friend at Christmas.

        You will all know that over the months of Winter in 2010/11 we have received quite a large amount of snow and generally nasty cold weather. While I am usually a fan of this kind of weather we now live in a place with wooden floors and it's fair to say that I have been noticing the cold a lot more than usual due to generally being run down and trying to save money by leaving the heating off. This foot lotion has been a godsend for me and I've found myself using it twice a day most days for around two months now with fantastic results.

        This foot lotion is available to purchase in store or online with a 100g pot costing you £6.90. I have been using my pot for around two months and while it's almost all gone now my feet are very thankful for the relief and I would happily buy this for myself next Winter (or receive another gift - yes please!). This foot lotion, upon first smell, may be quite overpowering but if you can get past the very strong heady scents of cinnamon, vanilla, ginger and cloves you will find that this foot lotion is a godsend, for most, and will give you delightfully warmer feet in the harsh Winter months (or any other time you wish to use it!).

        The lotion is very simple to use, just slather a decent amount on to clean, dry feet and allow it a few minutes to soak in. If the scent is a little too strong for you after it's absorbed then a fresh pair of socks is a wonderful way to eliminate this problem. After a few moments to absorb you'll find that your feet feel wonderfully warmed and a little tingly as the lotion begins to work. My feet have been visibly softened by regular use of this and when it's particularly cold I really do notice the difference with my feet, one of my coldest body parts, feeling warmer to me and to the touch of others. I must say that the scent is not really to my liking as it's quite strong but I usually just wear a pair of socks and go off to bed or walk around in my slippers and then it's not really noticeable. I am prone to suffering with dry spots on my feet and ankles and I have found these have drastically improved with once or twice daily use of this cream. My partner has commented several times on how soft and lovely my feet feel when he's trying to warm his up on mine in bed at night so it must be doing something!

        I would be happy to use this again next Winter but it's probably time to think about trying something different as Winter turns to Spring and the house begins to warm up. I wouldn't recommend this for use during the Summer months as it will probably just leave your feet feeling a little greasy and/or sweaty after use.

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          25.02.2011 01:41
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          A foot cream that really soothes your feet!

          As I have said in my other reviews I love Lush and have been working my way through their collection. I have really bad feet, they get really sore and crack really easily. Over the years I have tried countless products that haven't had much of an effect. I decided to give this a go as it contains a lot of natural ingredients. This foot cream comes in a black tub which contains 100g and costs £6.90.

          Lush describe it as a spicy foot cream which contains clove bud, cinnamon leaf and ginger essential oils soothe your muscles, stimulate your circulation and ease aches.

          The ingredients are listed as;
          Vanilla Pod Decoction (Vanilla planifolia), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Triethanolamine, Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Cinnamyl Alcohol, Cinnamal, Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, soeugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

          The first thing you notice when you open this cream is the smell, it is heavily dominated by clove oil. I like the smell of cloves but it is definately an acquired scent. The cream has a slightly off pink colour. You simply massage it into clean dry feet and leave to absorb. As soon as you strat to rub the cream into your feet it has a 'warming' effect. I also found that it left my feet tingling, this is great if you have been on your feet all day as it soothes then and helps you to relax. I normally use this cream in the night and put on a pair of cotton soaks to allow the cream to absorb overnight.

          I would give this 5 out of 5. It left my feet soft and moisturised. I loved the warming effect it is really nice particularly in the winter when your feet get cold! he only thing I would say is to make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after use as it has a tendency to make your hands smell!

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          09.08.2010 22:17
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          fab as long as you like spicy scents

          I had this as a gift from my husband as I have constantly cold feet! It certainly did warm them.
          It comes in a pot with a screw on lid and is a pinky-brown colour. Its easy to apply and is not too greasy. As you rub it into your foot you can feel the warmth building up but I really don't like the smell! Its a warm spicy aroma, I prefer a fresh floral fragrance, but thats just a personal taste. It does "what it says on the tin" and thats that it warms and soothes feet with bad circulation.
          My job is a Restaurant Manager and so I am on my feet lots - it does help with soothing tired feet at the end of a long day but I just can't get past the smell - it is very strong - as with a lot of Lush products - you either like it or you don't. Its great at what it does and as long as you like strong spicy scents - its fab!

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          13.04.2010 01:30
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          A lovely, warming, tasty-smelling foot lotion

          Pied de Pepper is designed to be a foot lotion, containing ginger, cinnamon and clove oils for their aromatheraputic and deodorising properties, and olive oil and cocoa butter to moisturise. It is currently £6.55 for 100g, and comes, like most of Lush's liquids, in a black pot. If you collect 5 black pots you can exchange them for a free fresh face mask in any branch of Lush. The pot is labelled with the product ingredients, description, person who made it and the date it was made and the use by date.

          I will say straight away that I love this product. Pied de Pepper is one of those products that make me think, 'Yes, this is what Lush is all about'. It smells delicious. As soon as I open the pot I can smell the gorgeous spicy, warming scent. I could happily keep sniffing it all day long. It is a pinkish-brown lotion of a medium consistency, and it is easy to apply, not so runny that it is messy.

          I find that it is very effective for warming up my feet and making me feel good. It's not as soothing to sore feet as Fair Trade Foot Lotion (which I also completely adore - are my feet spoiled or what?), but it makes up for this by being better in winter, soothing and warming whereas Fair Trade Foot Lotion is cooling and minty. The scent lingers for ages, I can usually still smell it on my feet three days later! I like to use it on my elbows and knees as well as my feet, anywhere with hard skin really.

          The price is quite expensive for the quantity, but I mix it with olive oil to make it go further and last longer. It doesn't mix with olive oil very well, probably because the lotion already contains quite a lot of it (it's the second ingredient on the list), if I mix some in it usually separates again within a few minutes, but I put up with having to stir it every time I want to use it because it does the job so well. Olive oil does not disrupt the scent at all but for the sake of freshness I pour a small amount of Pied de Pepper into a separate pot, then mix it with olive oil, never pouring any olive oil into the original pot. I usually make enough of the decanted Pied de Pepper and olive oil mixture to last me a couple of weeks.

          A few words of warning - if you put this on your feet and put light coloured socks on, it will make marks on them. They have washed out, but I have had people asking me what I did to my feet a couple of times!

          I would recommend this product to anyone and everyone - although if you have skin that is dry and cracked so much that it is broken, I would avoid this as the spicy oils, particularly the cinnamon, could irritate it. I first tried a small tester of Pied de Pepper before asking for the full size pot for Christmas. I got my tester as part of last year's Night in for Toes kits from Lush, which were great value. If you ask in store or put a note in your order whilst buying online or from mail order you may be able to get yourself a small sample.

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            10.04.2010 12:04
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            My favourite foot cream!

            I got a little pot of Pied De Pepper Foot Lotion in the Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes kit Lush produced in January. I absolutely hate my feet - they are dry, covered in hard skin and prone to smell (sorry if tmi!) and I seem to be constantly fighting a losing battle to file them, moisturise them and keep them smelling sweet (or at least neutral!).

            Pied de Pepper is normally £6.55 for a 100g pot, which is expensive for a foot lotion but so are many of Lush's products (and they're generally worth the extra money). The lotion contains clove bud, cinnamon leaf and ginger essential oils which are meant to soothe your muscles, stimulate your circulation and ease aches. So this would apparently come in handy after a long walk!

            The lotion is dusky pink in colour and of medium thickness. It massages in really well and you only need to use a very small amount. The lotion smells very strongly of cinnamon, which might not be to everyone's taste but personally I really like it. What's more, the smell is great for masking the smell of stinky feet! It is very similar to the smell of the Volcano Foot Mask (which is fab) so would go well with that.

            The foot cream is very warming and my feet do feel lovely after using this cream. Sometimes I put it on in the morning and sometimes I use it after having a bath at night.

            When I used this cream in the morning, I smelled my feet throughout the day (purely for research purposes!) and found that the cinnamon smell lasted throughout the day, which is something of a miracle!

            The only slight issue is that the cream, although it moisturises well, doesn't moisturise the hard skin on my heels as well as I'd hoped. Having said that, I think I would need an industrial-strength cream in order to do that and as I've been using my Ped Egg recently my heels are getting softer anyway.

            It's possible to take the little silver pot back to Lush and get £1 off the full-size cream. I'm definitely going to do this - it's one of the best foot creams I've found for many reasons and I'm definitely going to use it again.

            This product is suitable for vegans and the ingredients are as follows:
            Vanilla Pod Decoction (Vanilla planifolia), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Triethanolamine, Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben}

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              09.02.2010 11:58
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              I'd have it again, but it's not the perfect cream for me!

              I have very low blood pressure, and as result often have extremely cold feet (to the extent that I can use them as weapons to terrorize my boyfriend)! Fun though that is, it can get very uncomfortable, especially in cold student rooms in the middle of winter. So when I got a sample of this in my lovely little 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' box, I was understandably optimistic, as it markets itself as a warming foot lotion. This was pretty new to me to be honest, as I am used to seeing foot creams made with ingredients such as peppermint, known for its cooling properties. Whilst that might be good for bringing swelling down after a night in killer heels, it was no good for regular use for me, and so I left it well alone most of the time - with the consequence that I have pretty dry, calloused feet, with heels which seem constantly to be threatening to become cracked and painful!

              OK, so the cream itself is scented with fresh ginger, clove and cinnamon (you can smell the cinnamon especially strongly), and the smell is quite distinctive and very noticeable from the moment you open the pot. The cream is quite an odd pinky brown colour, and is quite thin for a foot lotion (thinner than the hand cream or cuticle butter that came with the set by a long long way). Putting a small amount onto the skin of my feet, the first thing I noticed was that it didn't absorb too easily, and made my feet a little greasy. This settled down after a few minutes though, and it had all sunk in within about 15 minutes. The smell was still really strong, and it lingered on my hands and feet for a good few hours. Luckily I found the smell really pleasant, as did my flat mate who enigmatically commented that "it smells like laundry" (I didn't think it smelled even a little like laundry but I don't know what detergents etc his parents use at home!). I wouldn't use it in the daytime though as I think the smell would definitely overpower my perfume to some extent.

              As for the results; it definitely worked - my feet did feel warm and a little tingly (although not enough to cause any alarm), and it did leave most parts of my feet feeling moisturised and smooth. However, on my dry heels and pads, although I'm sure it must have helped, it did not make an appreciable difference - it seems I need something stronger! I have taken to using Lush's Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (their strongest moisturiser) on the driest areas of my feet and that definitely seems to be working.

              This costs £6.55 for a 100g tub, making it actually a very good buy given that I would estimate that one of these tubs will last about a year. I would consider buying it just to have in for occasional use if I had some spare cash to blow, but I won't be rushing out to buy the full size tomorrow, as it's not quite strong enough for my poor mistreated feet. I would recommend it to others though, who perhaps don't need quite so much softening up!

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                I used to use this cream a while back and have rediscovered it in the form of a small sample size in 9 products for £12.50 deal Lush are running at the moment.

                Lush are a wonderful company who have absolutely nothing to do with animal testing, nor do their suppliers, use fair trade products, use as few chemicals and as little packaging as possible on their wonderfully lovely and fragrant fresh handmade cosmetics.

                Now, Pied de Pepper is a foot cream from Lush which is sold in a black screw lidded plastic tub of 100g for £6.55 currently.

                The aim of this cream is to refresh tired feet leaving them fresh smelling and ache free.

                The ingredients are =

                Vanilla Pod Decoction (Vanilla planifolia), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Triethanolamine, Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben}
                *Occurs naturally in essential

                The essential oils will tone and deodorise, and it contaions highly moisturising beautiful cocoa butter for lovely soft feeties!!

                In appearance, the cream looks maybe rather like a tinted moisturiser and it also has the same consistency, not runny but not as thick as say lemony flutter, handy gurugu etc etc.

                It is solid enough to not get everywhere however when you have opened it up, the pots are also easy to open as well.

                The smell of this product is extremely warming in itself, and cinnamon, ginger and cloves are wonderful smelling together, and not overpowering, seeing as I hate cinnamon completely!!

                To apply, it is not as thick as I would like it to be but it is fine, and a little goes a long way as is the case with most Lush products.

                It is slightly slippery once applied, not greasy but just slightly slippy, and I would definitely avoid any kind of tiled floor for a few minutes until it soaks in! Luckily it quickly and easily soaks into your skin leaving behind fragrant fresh and soft feet.

                This really is an excellent buy and a great cream, I must say to use it in winter and summer will be fine, as it is warming but cooling and soothing at the same time.

                A must try from the lovely Lush!!

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                22.01.2010 22:00
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                A must have product for anyone who wants their feet to smell fresher

                Packaging: This comes in a black plastic tub with a screw lid. It's very simple and plain, but that's what you'd expect from Lush. You can take the tubs back to the store for recycling- if you trade in 5 you get a free fresh face mask which is a good deal.

                Product: This is a fairly thin pink cream. It takes a bit of time to work into your feet, but with a good massage it's completely absorbed. I found it wasn't too greasy and softened my rough skin when used frequently.

                The smell is spicy- a combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves, with creamy cocoa butter. I found it did a good job of deoderising my feet. I wear boots all day so I was impressed it left them smelling fresh.

                The cream claims to warm your feet up. It was warming when I put it on my feet but this didn't last very long, and I don't think it improved my circulation through repeated use.

                Price: This costs £6.55 for 100g. While pricey for a foot cream, it's good quality, made my skin softer and killed foot odour, so it'd definitely worth the money

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                  A nice,warming foot treatment.

                  First things first - this stuff packs a punch!

                  Pied De Pepper - I bought it because it smelt nicer than the other foot lotion next to it. However,I wouldn't say that the peppery smell is particularly enchanting - just less offensive.

                  The Lush foot lotions aren't,in my view,something you buy for the scent!

                  However,I use this when I get back from a particularly gruelling gym session or a particularly cold,icy,horrid day. I come in,slather this on my feet (exfoliating if I can be bothered,first) and pop some socks on over it,then sit with my feet near a hot water bottle to help it along with it's warming sensations.

                  The thing about this is that you can TELL from the smell of it that it will warm your feet back and revive them - it smells so SPICY and WARM.

                  So,basically - not the NICEST smell in the world but a fitting scent for what it does. It warms your feet up and revives them and makes you go ''Ooh,that's nice...'' instead of ''Oh,dear God,my feet are being eaten alive by invisible pirahna!''

                  Overall,I'd say that if the scent dosn't offend you too much then buy it!

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                    14.08.2009 16:27
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                    A product with a low price tag which is definatally worth it.

                    Very similar to marmite people will either love or hate Lush. Reasons to hate include the pushy (on commission) sales people and the smell. The latter one puts my boyfriend off. Reasons to love include their ethics or not testing products or ingredient on animals, the wide range of products and products that actually work.

                    although I'm not here to talk about Lush I am here to discuss their "Pied De Pepper, foot lotion" with you.

                    Firstly Looks? Well it is presented in the well known black pots with white writing and a yellow/green sticker. The pots are 100g (travel friendly), and have a screw top lid and made out of plastic. The white writing tells you about the product (how to use, what it is and ingredient). The yellow or green circular label shows you the use by date and has a caricature of the staff member who made this particular pot. (Nice personal touch, but I really don't care).

                    Good/Bad thing about the looks?
                    Good: The pots look nice and they are easily stackable with other lush pots also the black means that they keep longer as sunlight can't get in. The instructions and product detail are clearly visible. Lush will reuse your pots, so you can save them up, take them back to the store and get a freebie!
                    Bad: Also on mine the use by date has dissolved off due to the oils in the pot. I don't trust the pots to be 100% water tight and so wouldn't take them on a plane without making sure they are in a plastic bag.

                    The product its self.
                    The smell is ginger, cinnamon and clove. It is a very strong smell and will make your room, feet, socks, shoes and sheets smell. I really like this smell as it reminds me of christmas, however if you don't then it will annoy you. As this is lush then you can always try before you buy and I would strongly recommended doing this as other wise you'll hate using it just because of the smell.
                    Applying the product. You are recommended to apply to feet daily. It's not as easy to do as you may have thought. The cream is really globby/runny and will stain white furnishings if it gets on to them. So I have to apply it with my feet on an old towel. Also, probably because of all the dead skin on the bottom of your feet, it takes ages to soak through (about 30minutes), so it's not always possible to find the time to apply it. When you do get round to applying it it's quite simple just massage in to skin. Or even better get your boyfriend to massage it into your feet.

                    What does the product do? Well it has the following added:
                    -stimulating ginger oil to increase circulation and make your feet warmer.
                    - antiseptic cinnamon and clove oil
                    - nourishing olive oil and cocoa butter to soften your feet.
                    -Lemon oil to control perspiration.

                    Does it do it and how well?
                    -Stimulating? I have very cold feet always and although it does make them feel nice and toasty then that could just be because you are stimulating your feet through your massaging. I get no long term effects and the warmth lasts less than an hour. My sister who has circulation problems does not find that her feet warm up at all.
                    -Antiseptic? I normally have very healthy feet but they did smell nicer and less feetish for about a day after using it, so i guess it must have killed off those bacteria.
                    -Nourishing? Yes. It does make your feet feel smoother, though doesn't take away from their insensitivity, which for me is a bonus as I go everywhere bare foot. I have noticed though that the top of my foot (also included in my Pied De Pepper massages) does feel an awful lot smoother.
                    -Perspiration Preventing? well as said above then my feet do smell less, so I guess it must stop them perspiring.

                    Summary: Nice looking tub, not 100% trustworthy that it won't leak under pressure. Smell very strong, nice to me but it is a particular smell so you may not like it. Application a little messy and requires massaging. Living up to it's promises? I guess it does but i see no definite proof. Would I buy it again? Crucial Question, but yes I would. Esp. at the great price of 6.40 for 100g, which lasts me about 3-4 months using it everyday.

                    Any last notes? It is Vegan friendly. It does go off, if yours is going off or already done it then the smell will start to go a little tarnished and more harsh. If I was you I would fill a plastic box with the left overs and soak my feet in it for about 20-40 minutes.

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                      17.06.2009 20:36
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                      Pretty good

                      As part of Lush's 10 for £10 deal, you get a trial size version of Pied De Pepper Foot Lotion to go alongside the Fair Trade Foot Lotion (which I have already reviewed).

                      The trial size is 5g, and comes in a little plastic pot with a screw top lid. Upon opening the jar, I was greeted with a beige coloured cream, not unlike a liquid foundation. The scent is very strong and you notice it without even trying to smell it, if that makes sense. On first whiff I wasn't too sure what to make of it. It's definitely so strong that if you don't like it, I doubt you'll even try the lotion. It smells very strongly of pepper, combined with plain soap and possibly even a bit coffee/cocoa-y smelling (?!) I know that sounds strange, it's just very difficult to describe! It's a sharp smell anyway, and personally I prefer the smell of the Fair Trade Foot Lotion (though there's not that much in it).

                      Lotion wise, it's a good thickness and texture. Very smooth, light, but not too runny. Lush has got this spot on.

                      I rubbed it into my poor aching feet, and whilst this doesn't produce an instant cool feeling like other foot care products by Lush, it does soothe and ease pain away almost instantly. If you have an honest foot condition rather than tired feet then I don't know how effective this would be for you, but my feet definitely enjoyed it.

                      It does smell slightly different when rubbed in as the 'natural' soap scent seems to come out more and dull the vaguely peppery scent.

                      Like lots of Lush products, this did make my skin feel silky soft. And better than Fair Trade Foot Lotion, there was no greasy feeling after and it rubbed into my fingers a lot faster and more easily so I could get the screw top lid back on with no fuss.

                      Lose one star for smell though, because I'm undecided and I think I'm leaning slightly more towards not liking it. Otherwise, this is a great Lush product.

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                    • Product Details

                      Restore worn out feet and refresh your soles with a pot of Pied de Pepper, Lush's spicy foot cream which aims to breath life back into tired toes