Product Type: Lush body care
Newest Review: ... clay but it has a gritty like consistency, I assume that is the pumice. It comes in the Lush style pot, which is great that it can be recyc... more
A treat for your feet?
Lush Volcano Foot Mask
Member Name: wigglylittleworm
Lush Volcano Foot Mask
Advantages: deep cleans feet
Disadvantages: not moisturising enough, harsh on delicate skin
Lush have gotproducts for your whole body. As well as the usual hair and face care ranges they also do hand creams, boob cream and even feet masks. I had read some rave reviews of the foot care products so decided to treat myself to the volcano foot mask and scrub which costs £5.25 for an 125g pot.
My feet are not too bad, I know a lot of people have hang ups about their feet but I really don't understand that. They might not be the prettiest part of the body but they just look like feet to me! I have a tendancy to wander around both inside the house on my cold tile floors and out in the garden in my bare feet so my feet have this kind of ingrained dirt on the sole as well as a bit of dry skin around the edges of the soles of my feet.
The volcano mask contains pumpce for exfoliation as well as potato, tomato, and papaya and essential oils for deodorising and anti fungal treatment. I can't see clove oil in the ingredient list but to me it smells really strongly of cloves although this may be the cinamon oil. I really don't like the smell as cloves remind me of having toothache!
The mask is a thick clay light substance which is light green. To use it you apply it to your feet and then wrap your feet in cling film and leave it for 10 minutes. This is, as you can imagine, an awful lot of faffing around with the cling film curling over itself and not wanting to stick to my feet. When it is time to wash the mask off you gently massage it in and the pumice will take away the dead skin. While the mask is on it has a really nice warming sensation.
In terms of deep cleansing the mask works amazingly well. I have tried scrubbing the inground dirt from my feet with no effect in the past yet volcano left the soles of my feet really clean. I did find that it was a little bit too harsh on the more delicate skin around my toes and left them feeling a bit sore. The mask did very little to soften my skin, it still felt dry around the edges of the soles of my feet.
I'm not wowed by this mask like I was expecting to be. It does leave my feet nice and clean but not feeling pampered or moisturised. Add to that the terrible smell and the fact it costs over £5 for around 3 to 4 applications and you will see why I won't be buying it regularly.
Summary: not brilliant