“ Brand: Boots / Type: Foot Lotion / Suitable for: Foot „
I suffer a lot with my feet. The skin gets very dry and cracked, and it is really difficult to treat this problem and stop my feet feeling sore and uncomfortable. This is always worse in summer months as I spend more time with my feet in flip flops and my feet get exposed to the air. I haver tried out a few creams in the search for something to help it.
This cream is only available in Boots, and is currently £5.99 for a 150ml tube. It is quite a wide tube more like a face wash tube than other foot creams I have used. It has a flip top lid, and it is easy to dispense a suitable amount out of the tube.
The cream is designed to be applied to clean and dry feet. I find that the cream is dense enough to not run off my fingertips when I am applying it, and it rubs into my skin easily leaving the heels feeling less sore. I do not like this smell of this cream. There is no fragrance added to this one, and it just smells a bit chemically and not that pleasant to apply to my skin. Luckily this does not linger.
I also find that this cream leaves a sort of residue on my fingers which I feel the need to wash off with soap as I can't bear it on my hands when I am doing anything else. Luckily this does not feel like it on my feet, or not that I notice once I put my socks over the top of them.
Overall, I find that the cream is good value as other brands are similarly priced for a 125ml tube. For some people I am sure this is brilliant. However, for me, I would rather buy Scholl's cracked heel cream at this price as it is one that definitely works for me.
I am only going to award this one 2 stars, as it prevents the dryness spreading any further, and would probably work well on people with less problematic feet. However, for me, there isn't even a nice smell to redeem it and make it nice to use.
As I get older I find that I long to take care of those things that keep me going every day....looking after your skin is a very important thing as no-one likes to have dry washed out looking skin so moisturising all over is a part of my daily routine and as my feet are one of the most important things I use to get me from A to B I like to make sure they get a little bit of pampering every now and then so I like to use an intensive foot moisturiser every day to keep them soft and supple and in good condition. Once such moisturiser is one with a deep penetrating formula by the Boots advance foot care range which is specifically designed for dry and cracked skin, providing softening and conditioning treatment helping to prevent any further damage to your feet.
When I was younger I had horrible feet...suffering from a localised form of eczema which only affected my feet and I often had trouble some days with even the simple task of walking....but with numerous lotions and potions prescribed by the Dr it finally cleared up and I have vowed to look after my feet ever since so they've never really been in bad condition as an adult but I have to admit I have on occasion neglected my poor tootsies and find that if I don't moisturise daily I am prone to a thickening and hardening of the skin in certain areas which is only cured by using an intensive moisturiser such as the boots advanced foot care intensive foot softener.
**About Boots Advanced Footcare Intensive Foot Softener**
As you will have guessed, this particular foot cream is a Boots own branded product from the advanced foot care range and has been specifically designed with a deep penetrating Formula to soften and condition dry tired feet. Made with AHA, this foot cream penetrates the dead surface cells of the skin seeping into the underlying tissues to soften and condition any new skin underneath which eventually makes it's way to the surface as the dead skin slowly fades away.
Boots intensive foot softener claims to soften and condition dry skin and cracked heals with it's deep penetrating, easily absorbed formula encouraging the formation of smoother skin whilst helping to protect against further dry cracked skin
To be honest this particular foot cream is pretty odourless with only a slight creamy smell to it if that makes any sense at all, so if you're looking for something that's going to give your feet a nice scent as well as the moisturising properties then this won't be the one for you.
This cream as you would expect from it's deep penetrating claims is a white cream which very thick in consistency which I find sometimes collects around the cap of the tube where the cream comes from
**How to use**
I find it's always nice to put a cream such as this on your poor feet after a bath or shower, that way you're guaranteed to have nice clean feet, and after towel drying you should be ready to apply. Now the areas of my feet where my skin is prone to hardness tends to be the heel and the balls of my feet so I pay particular attention to these areas when rubbing the cream in. It is recommended that the cream is used twice daily which is what I started off with, in the morning and in the evening before bed....I find that foot socks at bedtime allow the cream to stay on the skin for longer giving the moisturising properties of the cream time to deeply condition the skin and slowly soften it. I found that using the cream twice daily for a couple of weeks had sufficiently softened those hard skinned areas and moved onto the recommendation of using the cream once daily to keep the feet conditioned. I like to put this cream on in the morning before work and put my socks or tights on over the top and all day long my feet feel as though they're getting extra conditioning.
you're feet take an enormous amount of daily punishing so it's important to look after them to keep them in good condition. I don't think anyone in particular is a huge fan of rough or hard skinned feet so it's important to find yourself a good cream that will keep them in tip top shape. I know I certainly feel a lot better when my feet are soft, smooth and cared for.
**Does it work**
I have to admit the only bit I don't agree with on this foot cream is the "easily absorbed" claim as I find that my feet always feel a little slimy for quite some time after application even when I only apply a small amount but I do have to admit I am a little over exuberant with the application of this for the most part so it is perhaps my own fault but the feeling isn't unpleasant in the slightest so it's not really a complaint. After a couple of weeks of liberal usage twice daily I can honestly say that I noticed a marked improvement in the quality of the skin on my feet - not to mention my hands which are also incredibly soft due to the daily application of this cream. Once my feet had reached the desired level of softness and I reduced the application to once per day I can confirm that my feet have remained consistently soft, smooth and conditioned so overall I would say that the product does what it has been designed to do.
As well as keeping your feet soft and smooth it's also nice if you have someone else rub it in for you incorporating a foot massage into the daily application which adds a little extra niceness to the experience.
**Cost and where to buy**
As this is a Boots own branded product it stands to reason that the only place you can purchase the product is in Boots itself. Now the product has had a bit of a facelift since it's addition to Ciao so does't look like the picture above and is now boots pharmaceutical advanced foot care rather than just boots advanced foot care. For a 150ml tube which will last you a good 6 months or so costs you £5.10 currently which I don't think is too bad a price for daily foot care.
**My overall thoughts and opinion**
Although a little on the pricey side this foot cream comes highly recommended from me for everyday moisturising. My feet are soft, smooth and conditioned and it only takes a couple of minutes to apply each day so isn't exactly a time consuming task. A little goes a long way so you won't need to replace the 150ml tube quickly so really it works out to be quite cost effective
Intensive foot softener
The saga of my softer than soft feet continues with this cream. Bought at the same time as the other products, the offer meant that I could buy 3 products for the price of 2...rude not to!
The cream apparently contains AHA (no idea what this is) but it's supposed to be able to penetrate even the hardest skin to encourage softer skin and to prevent further dry skin forming.
The cream itself comes in a squeezable tube and is very thick and creamy; this is as I would expect if it's going to penetrate hard skin. It has a very slight perfumed smell, which is not overpowering, and is quite pleasant. When rubbed into the skin, it is easily absorbed and non greasy although if you walk about straight after, you will slip!
HOW TO USE IT
It's basically like any other moisturizer, but I have been using it after my feet have had their good old scrubbing, either with my chiropody sponge or the exfoliating cream.
Make sure your feet are clean and dry and massage into dry skin twice a day until skin becomes soft. To ensure your feet stay soft, it should then be used daily, which is what I have been doing for the past 2 weeks.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
I bought the 60ml tube of cream which cost £2.99, but it is also available in a 150ml tube at a cost of £4.99...better value but unfortunately not in store when I bought mine.
The cream can obviously be bought online or at Boots the Chemist.
Apparently, my feet no longer feel like feet but like hands so was the verdict by himself when he rubbed it in the other day. He said it quite disparagingly so I still can't work out if it was a compliment or not!
The cream does work, although whether it woks as a stand alone cream or because my feet have had lots of tlc, I don't know. It does suggest, however, that for very hard skin, Boots Intensive Rough Skin Remover is used, so I think maybe it just keeps soft feet soft.
It is easily absorbed, and when rubbed in (best before bed) my feet feel all soft and cared for. I am now going to use all the other products less frequently now, and just use this daily and see what happens. My guess is that they will stay soft and smooth.
The cream is reasonably priced, and so far, the 60ml tube has lasted a couple of weeks of daily use, and I have been applying it liberally.
For a lovely foot moisturizer for frequently neglected feet, this is a good one, and highly recommended.
Thanks for reading.
Boots Advanced Footcare Intensive Foot Softener / Part of the Boots Advanced Footcare Range developed to bring you the latest and best in Footcare /