“ Brand: Boots Botanics / Type: Foot Treatment / Subcategory: Night Cream / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Smoothes, destresses, Nourishes „
I'll admit that I'm not exactly one to put my feet through a hell of a lot. I don't work standing on them all day, I don't go hiking much or walk around barefoot outside or do any things that might leave feet tired and a little worse for wear. However I received a tube of this as part of a leaving gift from work, pamper goodies presumably geared towards my new outdoors job, where I will be needing them a lot more!
No matter whether I need it just yet or not, I am a sucker for trying out lotions and potions and because I have high arches I do sometimes get quite achey feet, which means high heels are pretty much off limits despite my short stature because I'm just not prepared to go through with the pain!
One night a couple of days after receiving this, my feet were aching a bit and I decided to give it a whirl. I have never tried any Boots Botanics products and was a bit worried that the "active plant extracts" would give it a bit of a rotten smell, but was pleasantly surprised with the fresh, clean, actually quite pleasant scent.
This particular product is "rich in oils" which are supposed to "soak deep into hard or rough skin overnight to leave feet smoother, softer and ready to start another day". The "botanic" ingredient in this particular product is grapeseed oil, which I am told from the packaging helps to hydrate and stop feet from drying out.
As I mentioned already, my feet aren't that often exposed to the elements, however I do go on frequent riding holidays and have found that heat+riding boots generally = peeling feet a couple of weeks later. Not pleasant! As I am due on another trip soon, I was keen to have my feet in tip top condition before I go to prevent any gross after-effects.
Only a pretty small amount of cream is needed as the skin on our feet does not soak up lotions like the rest of the body and as such any more would make a greasy, yucky mess. As directed, I massaged in the cream and found it cooling and thoroughly relaxing. It instantly perked up my tired feet and made them feel less achey, and despite the "richness in oil" it rubbed straight in without making my feet feel slick. Even though it claims to be an overnight treatment, and I would imagine it works far better if you are not going to immediately put on socks and walk around all day, I would probably use it after a bath or any other time of day.
I have now used this on about five occasions and despite not having a huge problem with hard or dry skin on my feet, I have noticed that the heel area which used to occasionally be a teeny bit dry is now totally smooth. I'm not sure how well this would work on seriously dry or cracked heels, but I will continue to use for how nice it makes my feet feel when they are aching and tired, and I definitely look forward to using it when I have a job which requires me to be walking round more and being a bit rougher on my tootsies!
A 100ml tube of this cream is just £3.42 which I find very affordable, as all Botanics products are. A tube should last a fairly long time as I'm not sure you would want to use this every single night, and even if you did only a small amount is needed.
Botanics products are found in most Boots stores, being an own brand of theirs, and the packaging tells me that all extracts used in Botanics products are authenticated by Kew Gardens. I must say that no matter how many extracts they put in, the ingredients do list about three times as many scientific-type names suggesting a lot more not-so-natural additives, but I still really like this cream and look forward to trying more of my new goodies.
Botanics is a brand by the Boots the chemist. It is supposed to be a natural brand using natural ingredients etc.
I have to say I am very impressed with this. I bought it a while ago for a pound ish on offer but it normally retails for £3 I believe.
In my work I do a lot of standing and running about being a retail assistant and then I often go straight from 8 hour shifts to a night out to putting on heels and dancing the night away in those. Obviously not the best options for silky soft feet but anyway...
So this product is a live saver to me. I always put it on after a bath, let it soak in for a few minutes then pop some socks on so it doesn't all rub off. The next morning there is a definite difference in the softness of my feet. The horrible dry balls and heels are so much smoother and continue to be all day.
The only bit I don't like, but this is the same for all moisturisers is when it gets stuck between your toes and feels greasy the next the day. This can be limited by rubbing it in properly.
It states grapeseed oil hydrates and honey adds moisture. Perhaps this is in the smell but to me it just smells like a moisturiser, nothing amazing but this doesn't matter to me because the results are that good.
The moisturiser comes in an 100ml tube which will last ages because you only need a little bit and it rubs in very well. It has nice simple packages showing the cream through with a green Botanics sticker. It also has a shelf life of 24 months.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this as it beats putting thick Nivea and all the other foot creams I have tried feet down!
Imagine temperatures of 104, dry hot winds blowing across arid landscapes, walking for miles in the hot sun. That's what my poor feet had to put up with for 3 weeks. Funnily enough I wasn't in the middle of the Sahara desert, I was in the southern US. Holidays can be particularly tough on feet especially, if like mine, they are hidden in boots for 11 months of the year. My poor feet often go through torment on holiday as the sun hits them and they start to dry out. You can imagine how 3 weeks in the sun and high temperatures makes them feel. This year however, I was prepared. I treated myself (or rather my feet) to a large squeezy tube of Boots Botanics overnight foot treatment. I can honestly say that it was the best £3 that I have spent in a long time! The idea is that you apply this very rich cream to your feet just before you got to bed. I apply mine when I'm actually in bed as I don't see the point of applying it and then walking all over my carpet! You should then wake up in the morning with wonderfully soft tootsies. You know what - this actually happens from the very first night that you use it. The cream contains extracts of a plant called Queen of the Prairie that work to smooth rough hard skin. I've never heard of this plant before but it is a miracle worker! The cream also contains lavender to help relax your poor tired feet. The cream smells of lavender and nothing else. It's also rather strong smelling and, as I don't particularly like the smell of lavender, it can be a bit overpowering. However, with the fantastic results that this cream produces I don't really care what it smells like! If you are going on holiday somewhere hot take this with you. When your feet are in sandals all day they will dry out with exposure to the sun so they need some pampering. I would also strongly recommend this for walking holidays. The tube contains 100ml and it will last for
ages. The cream is so rich that you only need a small amount to totally cover the soles and heel of your feet. Go on treat your feet!
Night Cream / This foot treatment hydrates, softens & nourishes / Queen of the Prarie extract helps smooth rough, hard skin & extracts of lavender relaxes tired, aching feet /