“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Foot Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Moisturizes, „
I spend a lot of money on my feet! No its not because I am extremely vain about them, although I do try to make them look as presentable as I can, rather its because I suffer with extremely dry skin, on my heels especially. I attribute this to my regular wearing of non sensible shoes and the impact that this then has on the skin on my heels. Its something I really have to keep on top of as one summer when I predominately wandered everywhere in flip flops the skin on my heels became really badly cracked and was very painful indeed, so I was in fact at one point hobbling around in flip flops as the cracks were so deep, I know sounds disgusting, it was!
When the cracks were that bad I had to use a specialised heel treatment on them, however once healed and back to normal I find that I can get away with using a normal moisturising foot cream on my feet and only using the intensive heel treatment on my heels as and when I feel them starting to become too dry again. As I mentioned I do tend to spend a lot on looking after my feet so when I saw this foot cream at boots for a very reasonable price tag indeed I thought it must be worth a try - it certainly would not go to waste.
Firstly on opening the glass pot you will notice the smell. Its very fresh and clean smelling and a good choice for a foot cream - as we all know freshness is something we want to maintain for our feet as much as possible.
Next is the consistency of the cream, which is pretty creamy but not too heavy. It works well into your skin, takes a bit of massaging in, however all foot creams do as they need to be that bit thicker than normal moisturisers in order to penetrate the thicker skin on your feet. However once fully absorbed it leaves the skin feeling comfortable and flexible and the freshness of the cream has a cooling effect too - so if you have irritated sore feet after running about on them all day then this is a welcome sensation.
I usually put my foot cream on just before I go to sleep and let it fully absorb over night. I found that in the morning my feet were still feeling soft and in good condition and throughout the day this remained the case pretty much.
I would say that after using this cream for a few days straight I was starting to get dry rough patches of skin coming back, so I needed to use my special heel treatment on these, however this can still happen to me when I am using other more expensive foot creams so I was not too shocked by this. I simply treated the very dry areas with the intensive cream and then applied the Boots cream over the top to the whole of my feet.
So altogether bearing in mind that this is a pretty cheap foot cream compared to others on the market I would say that it is very good value for money. If you are like me with very dry skin then you will need a bit extra moisture on your dry areas with a more intensive cream as and when they begin to flare up, however as I mentioned I find that I need to do this anyway with a lot of other foot creams that are actually more expensive. If you are lucky enough not to have feet that get too dry and are looking for a cream that just maintains the good condition of the skin on your feet then without a doubt this is a good option for you, and is considerably cheaper than other offerings which do pretty much the same job.
The sun is out and that means my feet need to be ready for summer as I have lots of nice sandals and slip on shoes to wear. Getting my feet ready means sorting out my toenails, getting rid of my hard skin and cracked heels and this cream from Boots has helped me to start that process. I recently bought some of this foot cream as well as the corresponding foot scrub and have been using them in conjunction to get nice smooth, nice looking feet.
The cream is lovely. It is described by Boots as a soothing, medicated and antiseptic foot cream with natural extracts of mint, lavender and marshmallow to nourish and soften hard dry skin. THe nice thing is I can use the foot scrub first to take away all of my hard skin and then I use this cream to soften my feet and also make them smell nice as well.
The cream comes in a glass jar which is nice although again like the foot scrub the packaging is quite average looking and didn't really stand out on the shelf as all it has is a little leaf picture on the front and the label on the jar is just a light avocado green colour, not very stand loutish! The cream is fairly thick but not overly thick that it is greasy or anything like that. I find I can get good coverage on my feet with only a little bit of cream and is smoothes over them nicely as well. It dries fairly quickly but what I like to do is put socks on straight afterwards so I can keep the moisture locked in and nearer my feet for longer without it rubbing off.
The smell is lovely and the cream has quite a nice cooling effect on my feet. I think this is probably the natural extracts of mint as that always has a nice cooling effect though and its not as strong as say some foot creams that have a lot of peppermint in them and are way too strong. I can't really smell the lavender too much which is nice as I don't really like it as a fragrance but you can tell there is more of a smell than just mint in this cream.
After using this for a few weeks now I can definitely tell I have softer feet and my hard skin looks better and most importantly I feel confident in sandals and so definitely feel ready for summer. A 100ml jar of this cream costs just £3.29 which I think is a good price and is available in Boots.
When looking for a hard-working foot cream a few months ago I came across this and saw some good reviews for it. My first thought was Scholl, having used their products before, but I gave the Boots own brand a try. I was pleasantly surprised by how good this was and still use it now.
Boots own brand products can actually be very effective, even though I think a little over-priced at times, but their ever-increasing range gives a lot of choice. Their Deep Moisturising Foot Cream seemed to be what I was looking for as my feet were very dry and in need of some good TLC.
This comes in a small glass tub with a light, minty green label. It has a white twist-off top and looks quite minimalist in design. It is described as a 'soothing, medicated and antiseptic foot cream to nourish and soften dry hard skin'. It does this through a combination of ingredients that include mint, lavender and marshmallow. I'm not sure quite what the latter does!
To use, simply scoop a small amount on to your finger tips and smooth over skin, then massage well. It can be used daily or as and when required, though it does suggest that after bathing would be best.
The cream itself is light green and has a fairly strong scent of lavender mixed with mint, which is quite refreshing for feet. It's smooth and just the right consistency; not too runny but not too solid that it's hard to massage in to skin.
When I use this, I find it's best to shower/bath first or soak your feet so they are a bit more supple. Usually, I try a foot scrub/pumice first (the best I've found is the Scholl Hard Skin Remover gadget that I've previously reviewed) to get rid of dry skin, then massage the cream in. It's very pleasant to use because it glides on well and although it does take a little while to absorb depending on how much you use, it's not unlike the time taken for other foot creams. After it's absorbed, it's not sticky or too greasy, but it is a good idea to let your feet breathe for a while after using.
What I really like about this is that it does seem to work instantly to leave feet feeling much softer and more moisturised, whilst the minty scent leaves them refreshed. When used over time and in conjunction with removing dry skin, it really is fantastic at making your feet supple and keeping them that way. In comparison to other products I've tried for feet, this cream comes out on top for how quickly it works and just how soft it leaves my feet feeling.
I like the glass tub because it's actually easier to get the right amount you want each time and use it all up compared to a squeezy tube, and it keeps things less messy too. I find I don't need to use that much either, so it's lasted quite a while (bearing in mind I don't use it daily).
For peace of mind, it's good to know this is also dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types (it's also lanolin free); I've not noticed any sort of irritation with this despite sometimes having somewhat sensitive skin.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this; it's easy to use and very effective at leaving feet smooth, soft and refreshed.
100ml for £3.49 (often can be found on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots)
[Also reviewed by me, gothic_moon, on Ciao]
After trying my fair share of footcare products over the years, this has become my favourite foot cream by far! This deep moisturising foot cream from Boots is sold exactly as it appears in the photo above, in a 100ml glass jar with a white plastic screw lid. Inside you will find a thick, peppermint green coloured cream which smells divine, it is a glorious herbal extract concoction of mint, lavender and marshmallow, and it is so, so soothing. A well deserved treat for my feet. It claims to be medicated and have antiseptic properties too owing to the marshmallow root ingredient (marshmallow root as well as being a natural emollient also has vulnerary properties making it a natural healer of wounds and protector against infection), bonus! I sometimes get a few patches of cracked skin, so nice to know my sore patches are protected as well as the dry ones.
Boots recommend you apply this cream daily, or as required. As part of my regular footcare routine, I cannot wait to remove the lid and dive right in. It is easily absorbed, and so perfect for use at any time. Personally, I have found it most enjoyable, smoothing it on and massaging it in after a warm soak in the bath, usually just before bed, to soothe my tired feet, aching after the long day. As I prepare to fall asleep I am aware of how, fresh and moisturised my feet feel, and I know I have a big smile on my face as I drift off. Something else that must help me along is surely the element of lavender, as everyone knows it to be a natural sleep aid, and I am a big fan. I must say the beautiful fragrance of this cream makes me think of a more expensive product than the £3.29 I paid for it. It is quite often included in a range of products to choose from when Boots have a 3 for 2 skincare promotion on, I like to stock up when I see this offer, and find each jar lasts me 6-8 weeks on average, based on daily use. A symbol of an opened jar on the label tells me that this product will perform best if used within 24 months of first opening, but I know it would not stick around that long in my bathroom cabinet because I love it so much, so couldn't honestly tell you if it's quality becomes diminished after this time.
In addition to how lovely this cream makes my feet feel, Boots promise that this cream has been dermatologically tested, and I can confirm I have had no adverse reaction to using it, and I do have very sensitive skin, so it should be suitable for all skin types. It also might help to know that Boots declare the cream to be lanolin free, lanolin is a skin secretion made by some of the animals that we source wool from and is often used in cosmetics for it's moisture retaining properties, but it's absence here makes this cream suitable even for wool allergy sufferer's.
Most often, and for best results, I will combine the use of this cream with an exfoliating session with my JML Ped Egg, which I have also reviewed here on Dooyoo. I am happy to give this cream four stars, some other creams have been slightly more effective performance wise, but not many smell so lovely at the same time, so I keep returning to this one. Now that the summer months are here, lots of us seem to have become foot conscious, so if you need a sweet feet treat, take a step in the right direction with this moisturising cream.