“ Brand: Avon / Scrub / Type: Foot Scrub / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I was a long time fan and user of the predecessor to this product, which I found kept hard skin at bay and left my feet feeling comfortable and fresh. This product is OK, it cleans and gently exfoliates, but does not have the omph of the old product.
Avon Invigorating Foot Scrub has a pleasant understated fragrance, common with many of the Avon Planet Spa range, which it is not part of. An aqua coloured gel, it fits in well with my bathroom decor and other products used, so it looks nice in my bathroom! I find myself using a pumice stone instead though as it is not very effective. The last product felt like it was doing some good and had a lovely fresh minty fragrance too. Don't get me wrong, I do like the fragrance of this one, but seems quicker and easier to just not bother to use it! I guess the small screw top does not help. If you're in the shower, in a hurry, you don't want or need to faff about with screw tops do you?
I bought several when on offer from Avon but guess I will be sticking on a well known auction site for sale?!
Great if you want a light exfoliation - maybe for ladies with more delicate feet than mine?!
Great if you have the time and inclination to mess with the screw cap?!
Great if you only want a subtle fragrance and have the time to use a seperate product on your feet.
Available from Avon 0n-line and via a representative. Also sold via eBay and Amazon.
I got a selection of Avon Foot Works products for my birthday, one of which was the Marine Salt Invigorating Scrub. Since I got my Ped Egg I have very rarely used Foot Scrubs, because I don't feel that I need them. I have, however used this product because I am always willing to try something new and don't like to see products go to waste.
The scrub comes in a clear tube through which you can see the green coloured gel. The scrub is peppered with white, black and beige coloured grains and these can be seen through the packaging which makes it look quite interesting. My one niggle is that the tube comes with a screw top cap rather than a flip top cap and so removing/replacing the lid can be tricky, especially in the shower.
To use this, the packaging advises to massage onto wet feet using circular motions for one minute. The scrub has a gel like consistency and is a reasonably thick. I sometimes find that foot scrubs can feel quite uncomfortable to use, as the scratchiness can almost make them feel ticklish on the skin. I found this one wasn't too bad to use, as although I could feel the scratchiness of the grains, there is a good ratio of gel to grains so it's not too uncomfortable. It rinses off easily and the grains don't seem to stick to my skin too badly.
I had already used the hydrating balm from this range and liked the smell and was expecting this to have the same scent. The scent of the scrub had a very chemical tone to it though, accompanied by a sharp citrus twang. I wasn't really keen on the fragrance as I felt that it smelled very artificial and unnatural. Thankfully, because it was going on my feet I couldn't really smell it after application which I was pleased about!
I have been using this regularly over the last few weeks and in all honesty have found the results to be poor. I really don't think this has done anything at all for my feet. I have a few rough patches on my heels which are still exactly how they were prior to using this and I can't claim my feet to be softer, smoother or more moisturised since I began using this - there is literally no difference whatsoever.
This product is not showing in the current Avon brochure, however it was priced at around £4 from memory. There are lots of these being sold on eBay at the moment for around the £2.50 mark, if you really want one.
Given the fact that this doesn't work, then obviously I wouldn't recommend it! It doesn't smell all that nice, it didn't do anything for my feet and the only thing I think it has going for it is the pretty green colour! One to avoid in my opinion.
*Also posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne