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This is a fantastic foot cream with multiple benefits.
The rich texture absorbs into the skin, which can also me massaged in to give yourself a little pampering, which will also allow the product to penetrate the skin deeper.
The smell is of Lavender and Rosemary oils, both of these scents have relaxing and calming properties. This will also remove any odour from the feet.
The best part of this product is that is has exfoliating fruit acids (these do not have granules), which help to reduce hard skin and dry patches.
This product worked well for me after a shower when my feet were still damp. I would massage it in and then put loose socks on so that it would last longer on my feet. I would massage it into my legs too to get rid of fatigue and to refresh the legs. After application my feet felt cool and moisturised. When I woke up in the morning my feet felt a little dry but then reapplied and got the comforting feeling back for the whole day.
Feet don't feel so dry and feel refreshed after a month's use. Use this product also after you have exfoliated the feet to allow deeper penetration.
As this is an exfolating product, I recommend during the day to apply an SPF over the treated areas, to protect you from the damaging rays of the sun especially if you are exposing your feet.
This product has been voted best foot cream and is used by Gwyneth Paltrow too.
You can purchase this for £16.50 directly from www.aveda.co.uk where you can somtimes get free gift/samples or go to your nearest department store that stock Aveda.
Like most of us, I always tend to try and look after my feet a bit more in the summer time when they stop being hidden away by tights and boots and are shown off in all their glory in summer sandals and flip flops (of course by then it is too late really, as I should really have been taking good care of them all winter so they will be in tip top condition for the summer, but I never learn...)
I love this product - as it really does work! It is really thick cream from a tube, which is very soft and just lovely to use - the cream just absorbs so easily into the skin and really feels like you have just slipped on a lovely soft foot glove (if such a thing existed!). For such a thick cream, it is amazing that it absorbs so easily and doesn't leave your feet sticky at all.
As always with Aveda products, this product has a great smell - this overall effect is definately "herby" - a great mix of lavender and rosemary. Fab for first thing in the morning to get your feet ready for the day.
Unfortunately, the other thing you can bank on with Aveda is that the products are pricey - £16ish or there abouts depending on where you buy it, but it is a lovely product, and if you are ashamed of your toes then well worth it.
Now, don't get me wrong - this cream doesn't instantly transform your feet after months of neglect, but what it does do is to start the recovery process so that you are not so ashamed of your pinkies in your strappy sandals. I think probably if you did the sensible thing and applied it every day through the winter as well, you probably would end up with perfect tootsies, but as I haven't ever done that, can't promise perfection but I think it would be worth a good bet!
Aveda Foot Cream comes in a simple tube that is very flexible, allowing easy squeezing out and controlling the amount of the product. The one feature I appreciated is the fact that the opening mouth of the tube was slightly protruded so that the cream does not get caught in it.
Jojoba oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil, and castor oil this foot cream moisturises and softens the hardened skin on the foot by supplying rich nutrients and moisture while active herbs cools and soothes the foot itself.
It is very straightforward to use this cream; you simply rub an adequate amount of this cream onto your foot, massaging it gently. Apparently this would also create a synergy effect if used jointly with Aveda Soothing Aqua Therapy as well as their Singular Note, although it does not necessarily requires you to use them side by side.
This foot cream also gives off the typical herbal / grassy fragrance characteristic to Aveda brand.
To begin with, this foot cream has a soft, light and creamy texture. Although this cream may seem to thicken whilst rubbing, you will also notice that it absorbs smoothly. Personally, I liked that it thickened since I got the impression that left less residual product on the surface of my skin unlike other similar foot creams. This also means that you are left with soft and dry feet, as opposed to slippery ones.
you may think to yourself, why buy a foot cream thats £15 when I can get one for under £5? Well, I thought that too when I first saw it, but it was recommended to me to be a really nice product and after using it i do think it is really worth the price, you can definitely tell the quality compared to other foot creams.
It comes in a small clear tube with a screw on lid, you can see the white cream inside. After unscrewing the cap, I put a little bit on each foot, only a small amount is needed here. It soaks in really well to the skin and immediately is soft to the touch.
The scent was also great very herbaly with peppermint. I used this on a daily basis and my feet became softer and softer very quickly!
I have never used a foot cream as effective and as i am always impressed with these products by aveda i will keep using them!
Now there are two things you need to know about me (well actually there are probably more but these two things are particularly relevant to this review!), I actively seek out miracle cures and I have problem feet.
I was first alerted to Aveda Foot Relief having seen it recommended in the The Handbag Beauty Bible, it was rated number one for dealing with feet like mine. At first I was a little reluctant to buy as I balked at the price, £15, and I find the Aveda counters more than a little intimidating.
The blurb about Foot Relief by Aveda
'If your feet have it rough, treat them to a soothing creme blended with active herbs, exfoliating fruit acids and plant-derived oils like jojoba and castor. Even tough, stressed feet are smoothed, cooled and moisture-charged.
Invigorates sore, tired feet and legs
Softens and smoothes calluses and dry patches
Helps deodorise with lavender and rosemary oils
The lure of a wonder product was too much and I soon succumbed. I got my cream and took it home ready to use after my shower the following morning. The first two things I noticed were the smell and the consistency. The smell like many Aveda products (yes, I have been converted) is delicious, in this case a mix of minty, cough candy twist and herbal aromas. The consistency is slightly runny which surprised me because I expected something a little thicker, especially given the price I had paid. I rubbed it into my feet right up to the ankles, be aware that you don't need too much or else you will be rubbing it in all day. It rubs in fairly well although I did feel a slight slippiness to my feet but it felt really therapeutic rubbing it into my feet. I took the opportunity to really massage it in and it did seem to sooth my aching feet. It is very cooling so just right if you have been on your feet all day. As an added bonus it really softens your feet but like any product of this nature you need to use it religiously every day. You will find yourself drawn back to it though as it is so smooth, softening and smells delicious, it brings life back to your feet!
I soon decided to change my routine and apply it at night before going to bed. I just massage it in and pop some socks on (as however sparing I am I still find it a tad slippy). You need to be a little wary the next morning when you go in the shower as in my experience it can be a little slidey when wet.
Aveda products are more expensive than your common or garden creams and potions because they are made of natural stuff and follow eco-friendly practices. For example, Foot Relief is made of Castor oil, Fruit acids, Jojoba oil, Lavender oil and Rosemary Oil.
I would really recommend Foot Relief, it smells delicious, smooths and softens your feet (you can use it on tired legs too) and although the price may seem a bit prohibitive, a little does go a long way.
Aveda tends to be available in large Boots and department stores like Selfridges and House of Fraser. You can also buy online.
Aveda Foot Relief - 125ml - around £15
I am always on the lookout for products to help with my sore feet!!
Especially the skin on my heels,it gets thick and rough and I need to use cream on them regularly to prevent any soreness.
Aveda foot relief is pretty good for almost any skin type.
Its plainly packaged in a white tube and costs £15.98 for a 4.2 oz tube from FragranceX.com. The tube lasts ages !
Our feet are often something that we tend to forget about,it isn't until they start getting sore that we need to take action.
Use the Aveda Foot Relief cream sparingly on nice clean feet.
Maybe the best time to treat your feet is when you have just had a bath or shower.
So just rub a small amount into each foot,its helps deodorise with its Lavender and Rosemary oils.
It also helps soften that awful hard skin that we all get,and it certainly makes tired feet feel a hundred times better!
The cream is a blend of active herbs,exfoliating fruit acids and oils extracted from plants,like Castor oil and Jojoba.
Give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised .
If your feet have become stressed with hard skin, cracked heels and screaming for moisture, this is the treatment for you. I have spent money on cheap and expensive products to no avail but I found that Aveda Foot Relief with regular use solves the problem along with good foot care. I have found that showering daily does not offer the feet any real chance of softening the hard areas of skin so that it can be removed easily. So a good relaxing soak once a week in a nice moisterising bath not only allows your feet to be preped for using a pumice to remove the hard build up of skin, but allows you to de-stress and relax. I wouldn't be without Aveda Foot Relief now that I have found it. It seems expensive initially, but it's a product that really delivers when used as directed. You really don't need to use very much and it is quickly absorbed. Full marks Aveda.