“ Brand: Boots / Scrub / Type: Foot Scrub / Suitable for: Foot / Skin type: for dry skin / What it does: Smoothes, Exfoliates, „
Summer brings with it the opportunity to finally wear flip-flops and sandals. While this is a lovely change from having to tuck feet into cosy boots, it brings with it the challenge of making feet look presentable.
Boots have named their range of footcare products 'gorgeous feet'. This scrub claims to instantly smooth dry and hard skin areas. Apparently, "used in the bath or shower it's (sic) apricot and walnut particles vigourously refine rough, dry skin areas".
The scrub is supposed to be used daily to smooth problem hard skin, and weekly to help prevent the build-up of hard skin and maintain soft, smooth, healthy skin.
The packaging has been re-done since I bought mine, and now doesn't resemble the one in the picture above, either. It is now pink, and looks much more feminine. I believe that the contents have not changed.
It is available from Boots only, being a Boots own brand, and for £4.99. At the moment there is a 'buy one, get 2nd half price' offer on footcare.
The scrub itself is a beige colour, with specks of what looks like sand. The consistency is about right for a foot scrub - it doesn't fall out of your hands everywhere, and neither is scrubbing impossible.
The smell is not especially pleasant, but neither is it very strong, so this is not something to worry about too much.
My feet were not in terrible condition before I started using this scrub. However, after the first use, my feet did feel a little softer. I used the scrub in conjunction with the overnight rescue moisturiser so it's difficult to know which caused the softness. After a week, my feet felt even better, at which point I got bored of having to scrub my feet quite hard every time I got in the shower.
Overall, this scrub takes a fair amount of effort before it shows its potential effects. I would recommend it only if you've got the time to use it regularly for a reasonable length of time. If you're just looking for something to keep already-smooth feet looking good, this will do the job.
In the winter I seem to forget about looking after my feet so much, and then when the summer comes I tend to go into over the top panic mode about how to make my feet look pretty for the up coming summer, after they have been cooped up off show over the winter. With the recession hanging over us I thought I'd save money on having a pedicure and invest in some products myself. Boots own product was relatively cheap and a good start I thought. It also had the advantage that I would get advantage card points.
I decided to pamper my feet a bit and soak them in warm water first. The foot scrub comes in a clear plastic tube with orange creamy material inside. The tube was easy to open. The smell was gorgeous, it is very hard to describe but had a great twang to it. It has grains in so it is quite a lot like an exfoliating product. I applied it to my feet, rubbed it in and then got a foot scrubber and scrubbed it off. I gave them a good rub to encourage circulation whilst I was at it.
Afterwards my feet felt smoother, but this didnt last long, after a day they looked like normal, so the effects certainly werent long lasting. The process made me feel better and gave me a boost, but I dont think ill be trying it again!
I work long shifts as a nurse and am always on my feet this caused me a problem with hard rough skin onmy feet and i spent alot of time on trying various products designed to solve my problem with very little result, i resorted to having professional beauty treatment last year in an attempt to get them looking and feeling better, unfortunately (as Im sure it has alot of people) the credit crunch began to get the better of my finances and I had to cut back on my spending. The search for a product began again only this time a friend recommended the booots gorgeous foot scrub which i began to use. The foot scrub is quite rough when applied but you can really see and feel the difference straight away, itend to use it when ive washed my feet then let tehm soak while im in the bath, the scrub leaves them feeling extremely soft and the effects last. I used it every day to begin with but now tend to use it at least once a week but more now the sunny weather is here.
With the sun shining how many of us are scared to bare our feet? Ok my hands would be waving about in the air like a mad thing if I hadn't found this range of wonderful products a couple of weeks back!
The story goes that I was sat on a couch bare foot at my ex's house when my foot accidentally brushed against him and he moaned I had a cheese grater attached to a foot and had removed half his leg! Close examination of my feet (which had been ignored through winter) said he didn't exaggerated that feeling at all. I hadn't noticed all the cracked, dried out, flaking looking skin and I felt terrible and really crummy considering I take such pride in the appearance of the rest of me!
So as I say I went off to Boots to try find some instant remedies for this unsightly problem! I didn't want my 3 new pairs of gladiator sandals covered in a snow storm and I had noticed for a while that my heels felt hot and sore alot and reading up about that that could of been cos of skin build up! It turned out it must have been actually cos I'm not suffering any longer!
Available in 150ml (£4.99) which is a plastic tube or in a 50ml glass tub (which is what I purchased for £1.99. Either way purchased both are pretty similar to look at apart from how they're presented of course!
So my tub is round, see-through glass with a metallic pink screw on/off lid to the top of it. There is a bright pink label that goes around the middle of it and on that in black and white writing I'm told it is Boots 'Gorgeous Feet' Sensationally Smooth Foot Scrub which 'Works To Instantly Polish Away Dry, Hard Skin' and there's a scribbled on picture of a stiletto on there. Other information given on the label is size (as I've stated already), the recycle symbol is shown, contact details for Boots are given and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice and elegant little tub and I like being able to see the product through my tub so i know when it needs replacing!
Well the product itself is a slightly stiff cream which is a light beige in colour with lots and lots of dark brown flecks in it which are the little 'scrubbers' and I mean little.
All you do to use it is apply it daily for really dry skinned and flaky feet and once the problems are starting to disappear use it once a week or whenever you feel the desire to.
Personally I apply about the size of a grape onto damp/wet feet and circulate it gently. It feels very glossy and moisturising, gives off a gorgeous almond and slight vanilla smell and is quite greasy during it's application which seriously means you don't need a lot. I concentrate on areas I really need to and as I do so I can feel the scrubbers I mentioned earlier gently buffing my feet in a very comfortable way due to the mentioned greasiness in the product. It rinses off really easily and leaves behind a beautiful soft delicate smell on the feet which in my own personal opinion is incredibly girly.
This is an amazing wonder product. My feet were in such a bad way and after just one use of this is in the bath at my leisure one Sunday afternoon my feet were left incredibly smooth feeling and looking. Even my bf at the time after I'd used this just once commented on the difference and asked what I had done. I thought I was going to have to use this every-day but I don't at all! A small pot of this will last you ages and because it really is so moisturising and works hard at removing dry and flaky skin after that initial usage I now use it about once a week. It makes a real difference and I feel this is a must buy for emergencies!
It's kind, gentle and seriously means buisness on your naughty tootsies. Finally my feet feel they can breath and simply feel very renewed! I've lost that dry, itchy feeling I had on the soles and my feet all round look fresher and once again I'm confident to dare to bare!
Well done Boots for this so far incredible range of products!
Only available in Boots.
The product shown in the dooyoo picture has now been replaced by the Gorgeous Feet SENSATIONALLY smooth foot scrub. Since I can't get them to add this as a new item (they just tell me it is this product) I thought I would review it here!
Boots have recently overhauled and repackage their Gorgeous Feet range. It is now all in pink which is very attractive and looks more luxurious and less clinical than the previous version.
The Sensational Foot Scrub is presented in a 50ml glass pot at £1.99 and is currently part of a Buy One get One Half Price Offer. The pot is quite heavy which lends a nice feeling of quality. The plastic screw-on lid is a metallic pink colour and the label is also pink. The label tells me that it will work instantly to polish away dry,hard skin. The product can be seen through the clear glass, it is off-white in colour with lots of brown "bits". Overall the first impressions are very good.
There were no instructions on the label which I thought was a bit puzzling and then I realised there was a small "Peel Here" printed in the corner. I usually hate products to be packed like this because once you have peeled the label back it never seems to stay properly stuck down again and always flaps about. I must say that this label has been stickier than most and has stuck back down surpisingly well.
Now I was puzzled, the label gave me even more information on what fantastic feet I would have and that I should use it weekly. Strangely there was no information on actually HOW to use it. Previously when I have used this type of product it has been on damp skin so that is what I opted for although I have also tried it on dry skin as well just to see how it worked (all in the name of reviewing!). I don't recommend using on dry skin-completely useless!
On opening the jar I was greeted with a delicious aroma. It has a vanilla fragrance which I thought was lovely. The scrubbing bits are made up off Jugians regia shell powder and Prunus armeniaca seed powder (whatever they may be!). I rubbed a 50p size amount into my feet for about one minute each. As they were no instructions I am not sure if this is correct or not. They cream felt nice and exfoliated without feeling too coarse. With summer just around the corner I was hoping for miracles.
After I rinsed and dried my feet they did seem a bit softer, particularly arround the heels. I have now used this several times and although I love the smell I think my traditional pumice stone actually does a better job.
If you prefer to use a scrub then this looks and smells great. It works fairly well but there are probably bettter things on the market. If you just want to get rid of hard skin use a pumice!
Used in the bath or shower its apricot and walnut particles vigorously refine rough dry skin areas /