Product Type: Boots Leg & Foot Care
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Boots Deep Moisturising Foot Cream
Member Name: cazkins
Boots Deep Moisturising Foot Cream
Advantages: Leaves feet feeling soft, nourished and refreshed, good packaging, reasonable price
Disadvantages: Takes a while to absorb
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]
Summary: A reasonably priced foot cream that moisturises and nourishes well
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