Review of Avon Foot Works Heel Softening Cream
Footworks is the name given to the range of foot care products offered by direct sell company Avon.
Avon is of course well known in the United Kingdom and the company has been popular for many years. Older readers will no doubt recall the 1960's advertising campaign which involved the ringing doorbell and the cheery 'Avon Calling' sales rep.
Presented in a white screw topped tube decorated with images of feet, this product contains 75ml of cream specifically to be used for caring for your feet. It is designed to relieve extremely dry, cracked skin on the feet. Avon advises that this cream will provide 24-hour moisturisation and it will help to heal and guard against skin infection in tender, cracked skin.
The cream should be massaged into the skin on your feet, paying particular attention to heels where skin can dry and crack very easily. The cream is thick in texture and it absorbs into your skin quickly and well. The cream has a pleasant scent; I find it sort of soap-like and fresh. It is a scent that could be appreciated by both men and women, as it definitely not a pronounced female fragrance. The cream not only softens skin but makes it feel refreshed and supple.
I do find that this cream softens my dry, hard skin extremely effectively and although I wouldn't say that the effects last for 24 hours as claimed by Avon, it certainly does last an acceptable length of time.
**Availability and Price**
Avon goods can be ordered through their brochures from an Avon representative or by ordering directly online. The advantage of ordering from a rep is that your goods are paid for on receipt and that there are no delivery fees to pay.
If ordering on line, there is a delivery charge to pay, currently £3.50 for standard delivery. A bonus in the form of a cash back discount on your purchase price is worth considering. Many of the UK based cash back sites offer an advantageous amount of cash back, for example Topcashback are currently paying a whopping 10% on all purchases.
Avon are very good about refunding your money if you are dissatisfied with your purchase.
Foot Works Heel Softening Cream is usually sold for around £3.50. At the point of writing this review (August 2012) Avon have reduced this foot cream to £2.50 and also have a special offer running whereby you can receive a free pair of Flip Flops when you buy any 2 Footworks products from a selection of the range. This cream is part of the special offer.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
This is very good product, it does exactly what I expect of it. I have to say that I tend to stock up on Avon's Heel Softening Cream when I see a special deal in the brochure and usually have a couple of tubes in reserve.
Both my partner and I use this cream and we find it to be a very soothing cream for tired feet. I appreciate this is not the prime use of the product, but in my experience it really does revitalise your feet. I do use other products on my dry heels, such as body butters, body lotions and so on and whilst they help with dry skin, this cream is the best in my opinion.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this heel softening cream to others and am awarding it a 5* rating.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 August 2012
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This is a product that I have used on and off over the years, especially during spring/summer when the flip flops come out and I have particularly cracked and dry heels. I normally rub this in all over my feet, not just on heels, as it is extremely moisturising. The cream is a really thick texture which I presume is how it moisturises so well. It is not at all greasy and I have often applied it before going out without it leaving its mark on my footwear.
I used to have a 'special' pair of socks from Avon that were sold alongside their foot creams with the idea that you wear them over the foot cream overnight. To be honest I don't think it makes any difference whether you apply this before bed or not, it works whatever time of day it is. It absorbs quite slowly and I find it is best to rub it in after showering or soaking your feet as it soaks in better, and stops hard heels before they have happened! Although often I will just whack some on before leaving the house.
We always have one of these lying around in the bathroom, it is one of those things that works well if you keep it up, but a couple days without it and you can see the difference it makes. If you want your feet to stay soft you need to use it on a continual basis.
It's popularity is shown by the fact that Avon have also bought it out in a bonus size. It is also one of the few constants that has stayed in brochures, while other foot products tend to come and go. It has stood the test of time (no pun intended!)
It is certainly something that I always have around and that my family are now all using.
I used to look after my feet really well, moisturise, paint my nails etc. But it got to the point when i didnt bother anymore, i rarely had time to put earrings in let alone pamper my feet. But recently, my feet started to hurt, the skin had become really hard and painful to walk on. My mom had some of this Softening cream from Avon, so i thought, "hey i may as well give it a try!"
It comes in a tube, i have one in a 75ml bottle, and is whit pink and blue. The cream is white. It has a bit of a menthol/minty smell, it seems like the smell is there to work and do a job, rather than be nice, however, the scent is quite okay.
The tube says that it improves dry or rough skin and give 24 hour plus moisturisation.
And guess what it does. i was really quite pleasantly surprised by this product, and how well it worked. The packaging at first glance wasnt very inspring, so when i realised it did the job well i was stunned. This product undersells itself.
The cream had a smooth soft, almost silky texture to it that absorbs easily into the skin and doesnt leave a residue. Another thing to mention here is that, even on thick hard sry skin, the cream simply sank into it, and made it feel supple and hydrated again.
Almost instantly after putting the cream all over my feet, they felt healthy and brand new again, they felt instantly smoother, and softer.
After about a week of using it regularly, the skin on my feet had smoothed out, and was pink and looked like new skin.
The prodcut does what it says on the bottle, and doesnt make any extreme proposals, it lives up to its use, and that is refreshing to see in this day and age of advertising.
It is effective, simple, and well worth buying for how well it does the job. Abosolutely brilliant.
I have to say that I probably neglect my feet - well, who doesn't really? My job involves a lot of walking and a lot of time standing around, so I'm always on my feet. A few years ago, one of my heels cracked and it was extremely painful to walk, and not at all nice to look at. As it was summer I wanted my sandals on, but this was far too painful and I had to wear socks and trainers most of the time.
It did eventually mend, but since then, its been extremely hard skin and seems to be on the verge of cracking.
I decided to try the heel softening cream from Avon as it promised to relieve extremely dry, cracked skin on feet, and the price was reasonable.
When it came, I was disappointed with the appearance and packaging of the product, as its very plain and simple and boring. I have been applying it every night for the past couple of weeks, and the hard skin on my heel is slightly better. However, it is still very hard and still feels as though it could crack again at any moment.
So, the product is quite disappointing for me, I would not recommend this I'm afraid. I was expecting much better results.
AVON FOOTWORKS HEEL SOFTENING CREAM
I always had really dry, manky feet as a child, all my own fault of course, for going outside bare foot, running around, climbing trees etc without any shoes on. Plus, I used to swim a lot which dried them out even more and also gave me verucas - I was so disgusted I actually quit swimming and have never been back since!
Well, anyway I've always had the most horrible feet you could imagine.
This all changed when I became an Avon representative.
I'd never paid that much attention to the footworks section in the brochures before, but now as I was always filling other people's orders into the computer it's hard not to nose at what they have bought.
I noticed a good seller was always these footworks products from the range 'FOOTWORKS'.
Curiosity raging inside me, I checked out the (very low) prices and decided to treat myself. The products are always designed nice and advertised really well and to me look quite appealing. I find it very hard to resist!
They are always doing offers on the FOOTWORKS range. For instance, at the moment this particular heel cream is part of a 'any 4 for £5' deal which means you could save up to £9.
This cream is normally £3.50 from Avon and as there is 75ml in the tube this means it costs £4.67 per 100ml. To me this is a bargain already considering the prices of some foot creams I have seen out there which probably aren't as good as this one. My advice would be to take advantage of some of the deals Avon do on this range and you won't regret it.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Avon claims in the brochure about this cream that it will:
"target really rough skin and soothe your pores"
"relieves dry, cracked skin on feet, providing 24 hour moisturisation"
DOES IT LIVE UP TO THESE CLAIMS?
In a word, yes. All you need to do is rub this all over your foot - it comes out as like a white cream with a nice texture which I don't think tickles my feet. It doesn't irritate my skin or anything like that, but it does get rid of dry skin and make my feet feel really soft and moisturised and after a couple of uses gets rid of any dry skin I might have on my feet.
This is meant for heels only but I do use this on my whole foot. What I personally do is put it on my foot and then put a sock on before bed. Then in the morning my feet feel gorgeous.
Some of this range together might also make a nice present for someone else. Or you could treat yourself to a nice pamper one evening.
The prices are so good you won't need to feel guilty.
I really recommend this heel cream, something from Avon that I really love and find works really well.
****Avon footworks - heel softening cream ****
I have been working a lot of hours recently,sometimes spending 13,14 hours on my feet so I decided to invest in some lotions and potions . Hopefully we will get some nice weather in Scotland and I want to be able to wear sandals.
Avon are quite a cheap brand that can be purchased only on-line-the products are a bit hit and miss but at the price you pay it doesn't matter that much if its not that great.
Avon have quite a big foot works range so it is easy to find a foot cream that you need for your feet.
This comes in a white plastic tube with the lid on the bottom. The lid twists off which I like better than the clippy lids as I sometimes break them whereas with this it doesn't really matter if the lid breaks off.
To apply this product you just use your fingertips and massage gently into the skin. This has quite a thick consistency so it wont run. After applying it says it will improve rough and dry skin for 24 hours. I don't know about that but it definitely leaves your feet feeling a lot softer. This doesn't really have a smell either so its good if you don't like scented things.
Overall I quite like this product-its cheap and it does the job quite well. Prices change quite often so I am not going to put that here-it is often on half price or buy 1 get 1 for £1 etc.
My Mum bought me this a few months ago as Summer was looming and as I'm always on my feet, i had been complaining to her about my dry and cracked heels. My Mum is a lover of Avon and over the years has turned me into a fan also! I actually forgot i had this and put it in my bathroom cabinet until last week, when i was horrified to spot some white, cracked and unsightly dry skin on the soles of my feet!
This cream is called 'heel softening' but i have been using it all over my feet and I'm pleased to say I've had good results.
I'm not trying to say that this cream is a miracle worker, as after all its only from Avon and isn't too expensive but Ive definitely noticed a change in my feet.
The best thing to do is to apply this cream just before bed as its quite greasy and you don't want to be slipping around or for carpet to be sticking to your feet!! Id also recommend that you file the dry skin before applying as this helps it to absorb more quickly.
Massage the cream all over your feet and let them dry thoroughly before wearing shoes, socks or bed covers.
The result I got was soft, fresh skin in the morning and no dry skin in sight! To be honest though the dry skin did come back after two weeks so i had to re-apply the cream once again.
The cream is white in colour and quite greasy and also smells a bit like play-dough but isn't unpleasant so that's not a problem.
If you do buy this cream and are impressed as i was then check out all the other footworks products as I've used them as well and have been just as pleased.
When it comes to my feet I don't know about you but they're really the last thing I pay attention too on my body! I'm pretty good at pampering myself and as long as my feet look ok and my nails polished I'm good to go. However we've had a few days of sunshine (yes, I know I did say a few lol) and me loving shopping like I do went out and bought lovely flip flops, gladiator sandals...well you get the picture! All was well till I got all ready, popped on a summer dress and my lovely new sandals and noticed my heels and the balls of my feet. I couldn't believe I'd neglected them so badly! They looked really dry and some of the skin on the base of my feet looked discoloured and a little brown looking. I had a few little cracks as well... I was unimpressed!
Now usually I'm a fan of 'Gorgeous Feet' from Boots (please read my reviews on the stuff!). However I was no near Boots and a bit skint through spending on all the sandals I'd acquired and my Mother gave me a brand new tube of this that she had purchased for herself but after spying my feet realised I was in greater need than her!
75ml tub with a green plastic twist on/off cap/lid to the bottom of it. On front of the tube there is a green leaf and pink flower pattern on it (it is the same product as depicted on the photograph at the top of this page but it's a special edition tube) and I'm told it is Avon Foot Works Heel Softening Cream (and then told that in a foreign language) and the size is stated and there is a drawn on foot on there. On the back of the tube I'm told a bit about the product (and then told that over and over in different languages), ingredients are listed and the recycle symbol is displayed along with contact details for Avon. It's a nice enough looking tube this one however I do feel that this would have benefited from a flip top opening cos it's a pain to do up and stuff when you've been using the cream.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back of The Tube:
Improves dry/rough skin with 24 hour plus moisturisation. To Use: Apply with fingertips and massage gently into the skin. Warning: Avoid contact with the eyes.
Me Using It:
Well this is really very easy to use indeed. All you need is a small amount of the white cream which squeezes very easily out of the tube and it is really lightly fragrant in a creamy way and smooth in consistency. All you then do is apply as directed by Avon to your clean heel of your foot. You don't need to rub it in with vigour just a gentle sweep is all it takes and it absorbs in seconds.
Once this is on it feels slightly greasy to start with then it dries in totally leaving no apparent residue on your skin. It leaves feet feeling, fresh and slightly refreshed and of course you don't have to just use it on the heels of your feet you can apply it anywhere on the feet you desire.
I have seen no long term effects with using this daily for the past two weeks, though economical this product truly is because I've still got over 3/4 tube left cos after-all your only using it on your heels say once a day (if using it as directed). Although I have seen nor felt any long term benefits I do appreciate the short term ones. Skin feels smoother and more comfortable to live in for sure. If you have tingling skin through a hard day of being on your feet this instantly helps with that and skin feels less tight if applied to them problem areas. Once on as well I find the benefits of it being on do last a good 5 hours in the way that you can touch your heels and skin feels much more hydrated than without it on.
This is a nice little product but if you have really bad dry cracked heels then I think you need to exfoliate them and use a far more intensive moisturising product but if you just want an instant softener then this is simple to use, gives acceptable benefits and is economical too!
Only available from Avon priced usually at £4.00 a tube but at the time of writing this review it is on offer for £2.00 a tube! Do look out for this particular range of products being on offer as they usually are!
I have been using Avon products for many years but only discovered the Footworks Heel Softening Cream just before Christmas last year when the product was on special offer at £1.25 a tube. The usual price for a 75ml tube is £3.50 and a 150ml is £4.50. Avon always have great multibuy offers on and currently the 75ml tube is 99p and 150ml tube is £2.70, so some great savings there.
The Heel Softening Cream is packaged in a white recyclable plastic tube. Because Avon are a multi-national company all of their products usually contain instructions written in many languages; English, France, Italian, Greek, Spanish, on the packaging.
The cream is a thick rich white formula, which smells vaguely of TCP! The pack instructions recommend to apply with fingertips and massage gently into the skin. I do this most days, just before I hop into bed. The cream soaks into the heel skin very quickly and leaves no sticky residue or film on the skin. The moment I have applied this cream my feet feel fresh and clean and soft. My feet are in really good condition and I attribute some of this to the regular use of this cream. A small tube usually lasts me between 4 and 5 weeks, which for the price when on special offer is a bargain. I think I would pay full price for a tube if I was running out and needed more, but I have been lucky so far and get a few tubes via my representative when they are on offer. I do use other Footworks products and can easily combine my regular favourites when they are on multibuy (like 3 for £5).
Also, my mum, who lives in France, does mobile manicure and pedicure treatments, amongst other things and uses a lot of Avon Footworks products and always gives her clients a treat with this cream.
I will definitely continue to buy this product, but of course it is much better when it is on offer!!
Great for relieving extremely dry, cracked skin on feet /