“ Brand: Avon / Type: Pads / Subcategory: Peel / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Peels, „
I am always on the lookout for something to soften the hard skin on the heels of my feet. I have a friend that is a avon rep and she gets the brochure to me all the time. I spotted the avon footworks pedi peel pads as they said they were a fast and effective way to get rid of hard skin with fast acting glycolic acid and they were cheap. When I recieved them I was unsure how to use the product as there were no instructions on the tub. I asumed you just rubed the textured pads over the affected areas of the feet and leave to work its magic. Other then making the feet smell nice it didnt do much. I used these pads often and didnt see much diffence in the softness of my hard skin. The tub has 65 pads inside, maybe you have to use them all up before you see any results.
I bought these pedi-pads a while ago while they were on offer at 3 footworks products for £5. They are currently available on the avon website at £2.40 instead of the normal £4.25. I don't know anyone that does Avon anymore so I couldn't tell you if they are still available in the main catalogue. You can also pick them up cheaply on eBay.
The pedi-pads come in a plastic pot with an easy to un do screw top lid. The pot is silver and the lid is white. You get a foil cover on the pot too to keep the products fresh. This is easy to peel back too. You get 65 pads in a pot. They are covered in a fast acting glycolic acid formula which helps to peel away damaged skin on your feet. They also contain aloe vera and fruit extracts to help moisturise and renew skin.
The pads themselves feel quite wet when you touch them but not so wet that they drip when you take them out. They have a criss cross lattace effect pattern on them. All you have to do is wipe them over your feet, which is easy to do as the moisture in the pads makes them glide over your skin. They are very refreshing on your feet so are nice to use after a hard day. I use them weekly and tend to use one pad per foot. That way they last for 32 weeks which is about 7 months. I am over half way through my pot and they don't dry out over time so you don't have to throw any away.
I do find they soften my feet, especially around the heel area. They smell a bit medically but with a fruit undertone. I really like these pedi-pads and as they last for so long I think they are a bargain. They are especially good if you moisturise you feet afterwards too.
I has always seen thes in Avon, but I thought they seemed a bit fiddly and quite expensive. Although Avon often do offers such as 3 for £5, and since they are normally nearly £5 as standard, then it sounds like a good buy on offer. I was still put off as I thought these would be time consuming and messy.
These are part of the Footworks range from Avon, and everything in the range is to do with Foot Care - funny that, judging by the name!
These are small round discs, which are like strong thick cotton wool which are soaked in Glycolic Acid, which is to re-texture the skin. They are quite wet, but not completely soaking. Very moist though. The pads have a slight ridged texture to them, but you don't feel them rough on your feet though.
The packaging is alright. It is a tough plastic round tub and it is quite small. It is silver coloured and has a slight sheen to it. The Foot Works branding is on the front and there is a plastic screw lid. The pads have a protective seal on them to keep them moist, but even when the seal is broken I reseal them and put the lid back on again. Since I only use these now and again and not every week I was worried that they would dry out and then be of no use. I am about halfway though the 65 pads, and they still seem moist enough.
So, how do you use these? Well I thought you stuck these to your feet and left them on for a bit, kind of like a patch and that what was putting me off using them. You don't. You just wipe these pads across your feet and the Acid is meant to work on hard skin and make them softer. I tend to use 1 pad per foot, but I guess 1 per both feet could be acceptable, but perhaps not work as well.
I feel they work. Although I team this up with a Foot Lotion and then put on some fleesy socks, I find that my skin up near my toes seem a little less rough and red looking and I think this is a good product to have just to try that extra help with.
I wouldn't pay the full price for them, as although it isn't extra ordinary, I think it is pricey for what it is, but with Avon you normally get an offer every other book.
Great pamper product.
If you have read any of my previous reviews on foot pampering products you will know know my feet pound a heck of a lot of pavement during the day and so need good quality products to restore my feet and toes back to their former glory.
I have tried just about every avon foot product as I was a rep for about a year, and as soon as these became available I bought some to try.
Pedi-peel pads are part of Avon's popular 'Footworks' range and can often be seen in nearly every brochure. They are small round circular pads that are soaked in a peeling formula (Glycolic acid) to re texturise the skin.
How to use~
Remove the lid and take out one of the pads, ensuring you replace the lid to avoid the product drying out. Slowly wipe over the underneath of your foot paying special attention to anywhere that has calluses and then repeat on the other foot. If my feet aren't too rough I use just one pad on both feet but it's best to use a seperate one.
Do they work?~
Well as soon as the product had dried I could tell a difference- my feet definitely felt smoother though it's a treatment you would have to perform several times if you have very rough skin.
I tend to use once a fortnight and alternate it with the pedi brasion scrub (see review) to keep my toes in tip top condition.
Are they worth it?~
They are a small round silvery looking tub and contain 65 pads and the normal price is about £4 (or they were last time I bought some so don't quote me!), but as with most Avon items are often on offer in varies price deals such as half price or 3 for £5.
I thought the Footworks Pedi Peel Pads were going to be something really special when I read about them in the brochure. 65 pads that I could use to keep rough skin at bay thanks to the glycerol acid that these pads contain. It sounded like these were going to be really effective and I hoped, well expected, to see results after the first use.
Unfortunately this was not the case. In fact I did not actually see any results after first use at all! I had a little bit of rough skin on my heel and I had hoped that one or two of these pads might in some way help by softening it up a little bit but it didn't. I decided to preserver and see if there perhaps might be some effect from long term use as some products do clearly state that they need to be used either a few times or regularly to be effective.
I wasn't disappointed after using two pads a day for a week as there was a noticeable difference after that week had passed. Whether the fact that I was paying my feet a little bit of extra attention helped I do not know but at least I did see a noticeable difference after that week was up.
At full price these pads are £4.75 for a pot of 65 pads and I think that is a little bit expensive considering how many you need to use before they take effect. In brochure 17 they are £2.50 which is a much more reasonable price.
I purchased these pads at a charity sale before Christmas and if only I'd known how good they were I'd have bought the whole lot!
There were lots of stalls and one sold just Avon products - any 3 for £1 - and this little tub has been worth its weight in gold!
There are 65 pads - they are circular and measure about 1.75".
The appearance is similar to a small make-up remover pad but with a criss-cross-type texture.
The smell? I can't quite put my finger (or toe?) on this - it's not unpleasant but not nicely fragranced either.
neat little tub in silver and blue
white screw cap
seal inside to keep pads moist
I couldn't find any instructions but the description of the product is written in 10 languages
Made in Poland
My feet are so dry - not just in the summer and moisturising didn't seem to do the trick
I was given a foot file ( same principle as a nail file only bigger & in the shape of a foot) which is great but I needed something more.
these pads are great gentle little things - I just rub on on one side, then rub off with the other side and can honestly say my feet are so much better!
The dry skin disappeared and my feet feel fresher and moisturised before I even use the Avon moisturiser (included in the £1 offer).
I don't know how they work as there are no ingredients listed on this product (may be that's why it was so cheap?) but I don't care as I feel as if I've got new feet.
I presume there is aloe vera plus water (these seem to be staple ingredients in foot products) but for me,whatever is in these pads, they DO work!
As I wait in anticipation for the warm weather to arrive I noticed that my feet were in very poor condition with rough skin on my heels and the balls of my feet.
One day I arrived in work to find an avon brochure on my desk that had been left by my colleague who was not doing the rounds in the office so on my break I decided to take a look through and see what caught my eye.
I wasn't intending to buy anything for my feet as I had a few products at home that I could use to see if they would soften my skin and give me summer feet but when I saw the 2 for £5 I thought this would save me time and money.
The pedi pads themselves normally retail for £4.50 so the fact that I was getting 2 products for the price of £5 offered a good saving.
To remove rough, calloused skin on feet with minimum effort, leaving them soft.
A white tub with a screw on/off lid with a silver label around and silver coloured lid.
What suprises me about this product is that there are no clear instructions on how to use the product to gain maximum results and no indication as to how often they should be used.....not off to a good start then.
There are a lot of languages on the tub which explain what the product is but that is about it.
There are 65 pads in the tub which are fairly thin and are textured on both sides which I assume is to remove the dead skin in an exfoliating manner.
The pads do have a smell which reminds me of a dental surgery as the smell is very clinical, they contain glycolic acid which is meant to remove the dead skin in a peel like action..this did not happen.
The pads are fairly small and only just fit into my hand so that I could press down quite firmly to try and remove the dead skin and although they are rough enough to remove the skin it doesn't seem to be enough to fully remove all of the dead skin and leave the feet soft for long.
I have used the pads continously for a week and there is no noticeable difference the skin is just as rough as it was before I started the only main difference is immediately after using the product when the skin feels softer and much fresher.
The pads are easy enough to use but some instructions would help in knowing that you are using the product to its full potential as there could be something that I am not doing which is why the products is not as effective as it claims to be.
I wouldn't recommend purchasing these products for a quick fix, simply because they do not work for what they are designed for, I would think that a long soak with some good moisturiser would give much better results.
Apparently these don't seem to be very popular with other people but I myself, loved them!
I don't have particularly dry feet but I have a thing about any dry skin so thought I would try these. £4 for a tub of 25 I seem to remember (that may be slightly inaccurate but have since used them all up so cannot check).
As stated in other reviews there were no instructions but I gathered that as they looked like a general cotton pad, you simply wiped them over the soles of your feet. So I used one per foot daily and at first nothing.
But after about five days of repeating this same routine, I began to notice actually smoother feet.
I would definately buy them again as I found they did the job they are advertised to do but at the moment I don't have an Avon rep as we moved.
~Couldn't agree more with the previous review. Absolutely no instructions I thought it was going to be something that stuck the to foot then peeled off all the rough skin. Terrible product total waste of money
Still on my quest for nice soft feet I purchased these from Avon. I always buy cheap bits and bobs to keep my rep, Anita happy lol
I do suffer with thick skin, particularly on my heels so the offer to 'Peel away damaged skin on feet with a fast acting glycolic acid formula' was one I was ready to buy into!
Silver recyclable tub with white screw on/off lid and labelling telling me clearly who the product is by and what it is, tells me stuff in different languages but gives no instructions or ingredients. In fact no information at all adorns this tub! This is a reason I'm not keen an Avon products! Contains 65 thin white round pads which are textured. One side is raised and one side is sort of inward. So one side is rough and one side is smooth, kind of.
How To Use....
Well it's confusing as there are no instructions! As I have said both sides are slightly textured but I have no idea which side your meant to use first as they are not that different. I assume your meant to use the slightly rougher side but I really can't tell which side that is as they are so similar!
Pads are very saturated but not soaking and don't drip. Problem is one pad isn't enough for the whole foot. It takes about 5 pads per foot and once you've used one side it's dry and ready to throw away so you can't use the other side anyway.
Yes they do refresh feet. Yes they do feel moisturised although its a liquid rather than a cream but some people may think that feet are a little greasy after using them. I'm sure if you used only one or two pads you wouldn't get this feeling however I like to tackle all the dry skin on my feet in one sitting.
The smell is very strong not dissimilar to a tree tea oil smell with alcohol. It is one that once on feet lasts ages so does deodorise and keeps feet smelling fresh for a good couple of hours.
Overall I think the concept is great however the pads are just to small and fiddly bending everywhere as the material isn't that strong (although doesn't tear). Avon do need to make it clear how to use them or mark on the pad which way to use them or make the appearance different so its easy to spot how to use them.
Apart from feet feeling a little moisturising (with alot of work) hard skin certainly wasn't removed. Yes my feet felt a little softer but when that feeling dried and disappeared I was left with the same amount of hard skin and no difference was felt in the long run even with prolonged use!
Not a product I would recommend as there are better products available.
£4.50 Per 65 pads, Avon Only.
Peel away damaged skin on feet with a fast acting glycolic acid formula / Help moisturise and renew skin with these convenient wipes, infused with aloe vera and fruit extracts / 65 pads /