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The product I am reviewing is moisturising socks which I purchased from Avon. My feet needed some TLC and I had some dry skin on one foot and I wanted this gone. I thought it would be a good time to start trying to make my feet look pretty ready for the sandal season (I know we are quite a long way from that yet!). Avon also sells foot products which you can use with this but I actually use a Scholl moisturiser for my feet. The socks are a bright white colour and come in one size only. One size fits all, how-ever if you have rather larger or wide feet I'm not sure if these would fit so well. The socks came wrapped in a clear plastic bag with silica gel in it to ensure that they stayed dry. The socks were on special offer and cost me just £2.50 for one pair of socks which I thought was reasonable, considering the socks can be washed and reused many times. I got the socks through an Avon book but you can also purchase them online as well from the Avon website. At full price I think the socks are approximately £5.00.
Using the Socks
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I ensured my feet were clean and dry and then applied a good amount of foot moisturiser to my feet. I carefully slipped the socks on and climbed into bed to let the socks do their job which was to make my feet smooth and soft. The socks fit my feet really well, without being too tight or too loose. The last socks I purchased from The Body Shop were too big and they would often fall off during the night which meant I had to hunt for the sock in the morning. As the socks are a bright white colour they are bound to show up any dirt on them. The socks were really comfortable and although I tend to toss and turn a lot in the night the socks stayed on all night.
The socks definitely help to moisturised your feet and keep in the moisture to ensure your feet are soft and smooth in the morning. Although I was applying a moisturiser to my feet before I purchased these socks the results have been much better when using the moisturiser with these socks. The socks do tend to smell of the moisturiser you have used on your feet, how-ever this doesn't bother me as mine has a very light smell to it anyway. I try to use the moisturising socks every night, but I do wash them at least twice a week to ensure they stay clean. The socks must be hand washed which doesn't take long and they don't take very long to dry when placed on a radiator.
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I think these socks are brilliant and they do a fantastic job of making my feet smooth and soft over-night without any effort. I find the socks really comfortable to wear without them feeling tight and I find they are a perfect fit for my feet. The socks wash really well and dry quickly so you can get them washed and dried within a day. I don't think you really need to wash the socks every day, especially as you should only put them onto clean feet anyway. In terms of value I think the price for the socks is very reasonable even at full price. If I need to purchase some more moisturising socks in the future I don't mind paying full price for these. I would highly recommend these to others as they are great for preparing your feet for the summer.
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I suffer terrible hard skin on my feet and have tried pretty much everything to try keep them in good condition so when I found these socks I had to give them a go.
Not quite sure what I expected from an Avon package but it's got to be something better than what I got as I remember thinking "Really! That's it!". A flimsy little cellophane see through package. I shouldn't complain as I got me hands on them dirt cheap, but if I'd paid the RRP of £5.00 I would not have been happy at all. The socks themselves now that's a different matter - they were brilliant white ankle socks with the least possible seams and what can only be described as a Grandad collar around the ankle which makes them look rather trendy. They feel super soft in my hand, think that;s due to them being 92% cotton and only 8% elastane, but to touch them it feels like something much more expensive.
The socks are to be worn overnight and come in one size that fit all - so it says! My feet are a size five and these socks fit me perfectly, loose enough not to cause me any circulation problems but not so loose that they fall off my feet. Therefore, in my opinion if your feet are around 2 sizes either way of mine I think you'll have problems, being too small and you will have to be constantly readjusting the socks (bare in mind these are bed socks and you should be sleeping) or due to lack of elastane if your feet are too big I would imagine they'd just rip.
To use them correctly you should coat your feet in a thin layer of moisturising cream then wear the socks overnight to help soften and sooth the feet. They work well with any moisturising cream (I've tried a few) but this does take it's toll on the socks with regards to washing. Mine, which were original bright white, are a mere three months old and looking greyish in colour with a few stains on the soles. This being said they are used 2-3 times per week and washed after every use, they do dry really quickly though and could be used more often if you wish. When I first got them, they were on my feet every night for around ten days.
The shape of the socks were holding up extremely well (again bare in mind these are bed socks) until I decided to wear them during the day once. They are obviously not made to cope with all the movement of walking and/or being inside of shoes as they have gone from feeling like I have nothing on my feet but a silk sheet - to now needing to be put on with every toe in the right place or they're very uncomfortable.
One draw back I did notice is they're not as "watertight" as I expected considering they are made to use with creams/lotions. It seeps through the material a little, so becareful if walking on floors such as lino or laminte, it wasn't much of a difference but it was noticeable when I walked over my kitchen flooring. This was a recent incident though and could possibly be because they are well used.
I bought a planet spa set on offer so I paid £7.00 but this included a pedicure set and a foot and elbow cream, always look out for the offers as the socks themselves are priced at £5.00 - still reasonable but l prefer to get as much value for money as legally possible and I will be investing in another pair soon.
I would and do gladly recommend these to all my female friends (with size 5/6 feet) as personally I think they're fabulous when I use them for what they are made for, unfortunately for you men with the average shoe size being 8 or 9, I think you'll need to find an alternative which is the reason why my super sock had to lose a star and drop to 4 out of 5.
I bought Avon's Moisturising Socks by their Planet Spa last year around March time, I wanted to buy them because I had a little dry skin on my heel's and wanted to get rid of it before my holiday to Florida in July, I only wanted to use a moisturiser to get rid of my dry skin, because I don't like the idea of rubbing my feet with a Ped Egg, it just seems strange to me.
I like to wear these socks overnight as it gives the moisturiser more time to sink into my feet, although sometimes when I am having a nice relaxing night in to myself and feel like doing a bit of pampering, I put them on under my slippers and keep them on for a few hours.
These socks are quite wide around the ankles, this leaves them quite loose, meaning that the circulation isn't cut from your feet, meaning they are better than regular, tighter socks to wear overnight or for a long period of time. (I read somewhere wearing socks at night is bad for circulation).
The socks are made from 100% cotton and very soft, however when you put your moisturised foot into them they do get a little sticky of course and if you use too much moisturiser they get really sticky and feel wet and cold on your feet which isn't particularly nice. It is best just to apply a thin layer of foot moisturiser when using these socks, as it is much more comfortable and less messy.
They are one size fits all, I am a size 4 and I find them a little loose on my feet, however when your feet are moisturised the socks kind of stick to your feet and they stay on fine over night. I would say that these socks would fit best between sizes 3-7 though, any bigger of feet may be a little too big for the feet to be covered completely and comfortably.
These socks are really easily washed and don't lose their shape when they are drying out, also they dry out really quickly and mine are always dry if I wash them in the morning and leave them out to dry in the evening, so I can use them every night, which is obviously an advantage.
I tried these socks out firstly with the Avon Spa Collection Foot Cream, however I wasn't really impressed with the quality of this cream, so I decided instead I would use the Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion, which gave much better results.
You can only buy these particular socks in Avon either online or through your Avon Representative, they cost £5, which sounds kind of expensive, but I have had mine for almost a year and they still haven't lost their shape and I use them quite often. Also they are quite often on offer though special promotion with the other Avon Spa Collection items, so its good to keep an eye out for them on deal.
Overall I think that these were a really great buy, they are great for moisturising your feet with no mess and for a longer period of time (overnight). They are quite reasonably priced and are loose so they don't cut the circulation from your feet. Overall I would give these socks 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Avon's Planet Spa moisturising socks are meant to give you super soft feet when used with a deep moisturising cream. I purchased a pair of these socks from the Avon a couple of years ago and with them I received their Planet Spa's foot and elbow cream for free, as it was in a promotion. I don't think Avon sell these moisturising socks anymore, or even the foot & elbow cream, as I can't find it on the Avon shop online, I am not sure about them being in the brochure or not. They are however still available to buy from Amazon and eBay, which is why I am writing this review. They are priced at around £3 for one pair.
I was very keen to try these out and it was my sister that recommended I buy them and try them, as I am always on my feet at work and every time I get in from a long shift one of the first things I do is moisturise my sore feet!
You are meant to apply a deep moisturising cream on your feet then apply these socks and leave them. When I usually apply moisturiser I usually massage it into my feet until it has completely rubbed in and almost absorbed into the skin, giving myself a mini foot massage! However if you intend to apply moisturising socks after then you don't necessarily need to rub the moisturiser in completely, and can even apply more than you usually do. I like to apply these socks just before I go to bed, then I wear them all night and when I take them off in the morning, the cream has all absorbed and my feel feel very soft, much softer than they would be if I had just quickly applied the moisturiser and not worn the socks.
I cannot do this everyday though as I only have one pair of moisturising socks and they need washing after every use. If you wanted these to wear every night then I would recommend that you buy a few pairs.
Of course it is not the socks that make my feet feel so soft, but the actual cream I use. However this is not a review on the foot & elbow cream. I did use the cream I got with the socks but after it ran out I started to use my normal moisturiser and I got the same effect when I woke up in the morning, if not better. I like to use fruity smelling moisturisers and that from Planet Spa was not, it didn't leave my feet smelling nice like my Body Shop butters do. So by using these socks your feet can still smell of the moisturiser you use the next day too. Whereas if you applied it without putting the socks on after, the lovely smell of your moisturiser would usually be gone by the morning.
I am not sure what size these socks are, but they were one size fits all when I bought them. I am a size 5 and they fit perfectly on my feet. I think if you have bigger feet than a size 5 though then they could be too small, as they aren't very stretchy. I have seen other moisturising socks around though and not just these by Avon, so if you are interested then just shop around and I am sure there will be alternatives somewhere.
I got a pair of these Socks as part of a pack with these Socks and some Foot Cream. I paid £5 for the set, but think that seperate the 2 items cost around £7 or more, so a little saving to be had.
I like to apply Foot Cream most nights, and especially after i've been in the shower. My feet are either stuck in Trainers or Ankle Boots through the day, so I find that I can get quite a bit of Rough skin on my Feet, so I like to try and treat them a little. I would never think of rubbing some Cream in and just wandering about the house without any Socks on as I have this Vision that my Feet will get covered with all the Fluff from the Carpet as it will stick to the Cream, and although I would normally just use normal Socks, I thought why not use "special" Socks.
These come in a little Cellophane pouch. and the Socks are folded over once in the pouch. Just a simple packaging for a simple product.
These Socks are white and very thin. These are made up of 92% Cotton and 8% Elastane. 1 size fits all, but I would say if you are above a size 7 Shoe then perhaps these would feel a little snug. There isn't any room in these Socks, but it sort of feels alright that these cling to your Feet, as it makes me feel that they are letting the Foot Cream soak into your skin. These don't keep your feet all that warm, but I suppose you could put another pair of Socks over these if you want Cosy feet.
There isn't much to say about these to be honest, but they are little Socks that should help with Softening your Feet.
Avon is not my first choice in cosmetics and toiletries but I have been buying from their catalogue as my friend's grand daughter started to sell Avon to earn some pocket money.
Incidentally Avon have been in the UK for 50 years, their five values are Trust, Respect, Belief, Humility and Integrity, they also raise a huge amount of money for Breast cancer charities, so I don't mind buying occasionally.
I do actually like their Planet spa products and had bought some of the foot cream to treat my feet. It works well and I decided to buy the special socks to put on at night over the cream to get the full effect, and save getting the shea butter all over the sheets.
The socks come in one size only and are 92% cotton and 8% elastane, but they do stretch. Packaging was a very minimalist cellophane type bag! The actual sock measures about 16cm, roughly 6½",I have average sized feet and the socks need to stretch half as much again, so actually feel very tight when I put them on. There is a seam across the toes and on the top of the foot and down the heel. The seam on the toes does aggravate me slightly and I often end up pulling them off during the night to stop my toes being sore, but otherwise they would stay on all night as they fit tightly.
They are fairly thick material and do help the shea butter to soak into my feet, they wash easily and soon dry but it would be best to have 2 pairs if you want to put cream on every night. They are great in cold weather for keeping my feet warm!
They are normally priced at £5, but just before Christmas were half price. I do like them apart from them hurting my toes as they are so tight, a pair of stretchy trainer socks would work nearly as well in my opinion and would cost a lot less!
Avon sell a lovely little product for moisturising your feet and I have been using it for a while now. The product in question is Planet Spa African Shea Butter foot and elbow cream with AHA. The shea butter is said to relieve rough, dry heels and elbows and soften calluses. The AHA's provide extra exfoliation. In conjunction with this, when I ordered it from Avon I actually got a pair of the Avon planet foot socks free but I believe they sell them separately too.
It was my mum mentioned who actually first recommended it to me and I'm glad she did. The theory behind the socks is that if you put these on after you have used the cream on your feet then the lotion will not rub off or get onto your carpets/sheets etc when you are walking around or if you go to bed straight away. Avon say that for softer, smoother feet apply your favourite moisturising cream and wear socks overnight.
Having used the socks with this cream it seems to keep the feet well moisturised long after application so I definitely recommend investing in these too. The cream has a beautiful cocoa smell to it, a very rich and luxurious smell. It is quite strong and the scent lasts for a long while so you do have to like the smell I think. The socks seem to keep the smell on your feet better to as I think they lock in the fragrance and keep it close to your skin.
The socks are pretty simple and are one size fits all so if you have really small or really big feet they are not going to be an exact fit for you. I am a size womens 6 and they fit fairly well on me, they do not fall off in bed which is nice. They are white and are like little ankle socks that you would wear if you had on a pair of trainers and did not want your socks to be seen. They are 100% cotton so let your feet breathe.
The one thing I would say is that although these are specifically made for this cream I would say that you could really use any pair of socks to keep your feet moisturised and to keep the cream on. However, if you only want to get one pair of socks and know that these are your dedicated foot moisturising socks then these would work for you. A pair costs £3.50 and they come in their own plastic pouch. See your Avon rep or the website for ordering info.
Standing at work and walking backwards and forwards all day long in and out of x-ray rooms, pushing beds etc etc lends itself to givng you horrid feet with lots of hard cracked skin!
Therefore, my feet needed a little attention- I generally seem to neglect them as part of my regime and they are not something I want to have to spend a lot of time looking at or working on to look nice and supple again- I get bored of pumice stones and massaging cream in- I do it for a few weeks and then give up!
So, Avon's exfoliating socks looked like a good idea- the basic idea being I could slap some moisturiser on my feet- not have to spend ages rubbing it in and could put on these little socks before I go to bed and in the morning and have amazingly soft feet- sounds great!
In terms of moisturising my feet and doing what they say they should do- they work very well. My feet did feel much softer in the morning- not perfect, but I think that is more my neglect of my own feet than the fault of the socks.
However, the socks are small. I have size 6 feet- so I don't think my feet are particularly large or unusual for an average woman. When I put these socks on my feet felt very crushed. My toes ended up curled and I got cramp- I felt a bit like one of those oriental women who used to have their feet bound to keep them small. These socks seem to be made for someone up to a size 4 shoe and no bigger. When I looked in the avon catalogue I could not see any options for larger socks!
Overall, these socks work very well for intensive overnight moisturising of your feet- even the most neglected feet and don't involve all the hassles of other footcare regimes. However, if you have average size feet, like me these moisturising effects will be accompanied by cramp- or you will find that the socks have fallen off half way through the night as a result of your feet trying to escape.
I'm a moisturizer junkie. My cupboard is jam packed with them and i've always been a fan of moisturising socks and gloves. I purchased these from avon for about £5.00 including the cream. and couldnt wait to pop them on. I use these every night i also use other ones which were from avon i got them as a gift set with foot soak, hand cream, foot cream and also the gloves there red so if you browse one of the avon books you'll be sure to find them.
The socks fit most shoe sizes their lovely and soft made of 100% cotton. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. They can be abit dangerous so make sure you put them on just before bed because you do need to slather alot of cream over your feet or hands to begin with. When you wake up the socks will just glide off like silk, they'll smell of cream so make sure you use a cream with a nice scent and they last for ages. You can pop them in the washing machine or even just hand wash them. These will never disapoint you, very good for in the winter as well when your feet need some TLC.
My verdict: You can buy them as a gift or just as a little treat for yourself it takes 2 minutes to pop them on and the cream and all you need to do is wake up to see the effects. There also great if you want to use them with anti ageing creams for increase the effects.
I suffer from terrible hard skin on my feet and my other half goes mad at me to sort them so I was after something easy that I could put on and leave. Going through my Avon book one day I came across these with the Avon Planet Spa African Shea Foot & Elbow Cream as a set for about £4 on offer (Half price) thought was worth a go.
The 2 items didnt come as a set they came seperately packaged. The socks were just in a small clear plastic packet with the product description on the outside.
That night I got both things out to use. Rubbed in some cream and got the socks out to put on. The socks are seamless, very thin cotton and quite big (one size fits all type) I only have size 4 feet so found them to be a little bit too long for me. One thing I hate though is wearing socks to bed so found this a bit un comfy (if I wore socks to bed usually they would have been very comfy) I did manage to sleep in them all night but couldnt wait to see if it had been worth it the following morning.
Off they came-stinking of cream-and my feet were so soft I couldnt believe it that a pair of socks had made them like that! I did use them once a week after that and the only problem I had was there weren't safe to walk in on wooden floor as I slipped and didnt feel safe and they were big so would fold up on the soles and make them uncomfy to walk in so definetly a very last minute thing at the end of the day.
I have since seen them in the Avon book sold without the cream for £2 I dont think I would pay that for something that is just a thin piece of cotton and could probably be made by yourself.
I ordered these socks from Avon a month ago, where they cost only £1.80 from Brochure 7. They are marked in the brochures as being normally £5, which I think for what they are is quite pricey and I wouldn't have paid full price for them. In Brochure 7, at £1.80 it was also marked as being the 'lowest price this year'. To be honest I don't think I would even pay £1.80 for a pair of these again. I have to say I was quite disappointed with them when I used them.
The socks come packaged in clear, thin plastic packaging which is nothing special and looks a bit boring on its own. I'm not complaining too much about the packaging, though, because at least there was no excess which I would have complained about being bad to the environment.
The socks themselves are white in colour and are very thin. They are made from 92% cotton and 8% elastane. When I initially read this in the brochure I expected them to be quite soft, because of all the cotton. But to be honest you can feel elastane more than the cotton when you wear these. They are the shape of trainer socks as well.
I don't think you're supposed to wear these as you would normal socks- even if you wanted to you couldn't anyway. This is because they are really, really thin. What they are for, is for putting on after you've put foot cream on, as they are meant to keep the moisture of the foot cream inside, to help your feet become even more moisturised and soft, or something like that. You are supposed to use them before bed. I tried wearing them to bed but the next morning I couldn't find them, as I must have kicked them off in the night and I eventually found them stuck in the covers. I've found a solution which is to put another pair of socks over them just to stop them coming off.
If these were cheaper then I think I would be more inclined to recommend them. But they seem a waste of money as you could just use normal socks instead, which I do most of the time because its easier to.
I am going to keep these and probably use them now and again, but I don't think I would ever buy these again. Why waste money when normal socks do basically the same job?
I tend to get dry skin on the back of my feet so have decided to try and get them all beautiful for the summer. A lady at work sells Avon so I decided to buy these alongside the Avon Planet Spa African Shea Foot & Elbow Cream.
**Packaging and the Product**
The cotton sock simply came in a little plastic bag, nice and simple packaging and not excessive either like some companies would send things. I love the little socks myself, they feel quite stretchy but are 100% cotton so breathable etc. I think they look a little like elf shoes, the are all white and have a simple bottom with no stitching. The front of the foot is quite wide and this is where they remind me of elf shoes as they are a little pointed. From the point at the front there is stitching up the middle of the sock which finishes with a v shape.
The socks are simple to use, you apply the cream to your feet (you could use any moisturising cream) and then simply put on the socks. I generally rub the cream in but leave some to soak in with the socks on. The socks are really comfy to wear and feel really soft agaianst my skin. I generally put the cream on before bed and wear the socks overnight. I wear the socks once and then wash them so I have two pairs of socks. My feet do feel a little softer since I have been using the cream and socks but I think any pair of 100% cotton socks would do the same job. I use these socks because I seem to use all my socks for the gym and wanted some especially for beauty care type things.
These socks cost me £2, they are meant to retail at £5 which I think is extortionate. The socks are actually on offer at £1.80 at the moment which I think is a good price and less than I paid. You can buy them online or from your local Avon representative.
I really like these little socks and I think they're quite good value but a pair of average cotton sock would probably do the same job!