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I have used numerous brands of foot creams and balms over the years and they do help to soften the skin but my problem is that I don't use them often or for long enough so that just as they start to work then I put the cream away for another few weeks so that the work that it has started to do just goes back to where it started. I do tend to get a hard flaking skin on my feet which is unsightly and it can itch and get quite uncomfortable if it gets too much, and it looks cracked and can feel rough to the touch.
I bought this No 7 softening foot balm using a No 7 voucher so it only cost me £2.95 compared to the full price of £7.95. It comes in a 150ml pink tube and it gives you the ingredients and instructions for use. The cream is white and fairly thick but it squeezes easily out of the tube. It does have a subtle smell which is fresh and clean and it would be suitable for both sexes as it isn't really perfumed or feminine.
To use I will squeeze a small amount onto my fingers and then rub it around my heels gently. It feels soft and silky when it is being rubbed in and it spreads well and absorbs quickly into my skin. I often put my socks or shoes on almost immediately after using the cream and I don't get any sticky feelings as the cream really does soak in well. I will obviously use it more in the summertime when my feet are on show as there is nothing worse than seeing hard cracked skin on your heels.
When I am using the cream my feet definitely look and feel better so I really should use it more often as the hard skin can build up quickly. I have used many other brands before but I do like this No 7 one as it is a nice thick consistency, it absorbs well and more importantly it does smooth over the cracks! You really only have to use a small amount and it seems to go a long way so can work out better value than cheaper ones where you have to use a lot more cream. I love the feeling this cream gives me and would recommend it as a good quality foot cream which really works.
After trying many different no7 products lately with the £5 off vouchers, i decided i was going to invest in a good foot cream. I chose no7 as i have been really impressed with their products so far.
I bought this foot cream for £9.75 for a 75ml bottle. This is very expensive for a foot cream but as i have tried so many different cheaper brands and nothing has worked, i thought it would be worth my while investing in something dearer! I did wonder whether this was going to be nearly £10 wasted, but i neednt have worried as this product is fantastic!
I have very dry skin on my feet, not too dry, but i cannot find a moisturiser that softens and soothes them out completely. They feel moisturised straight after applying the cheaper branded foot creams, but then half an hour later they feel dry again.
I applied a small amount of the foot balm all over my feet and sat and waited for it to dry in properly. This didnt take long, it absorbed in straight away, and i could carry on walking around in less than one minute of applying it. This balm worked the first time i used it, i have been using this for 3 weeks now every night, and the results are amazing! I no longer have any dry skin at all on my feet! They are so soft and smooth to touch! I dont need to put this on every night now as the balm has worked, i am just going to use it every few days to prevent them from drying up again.
A few nights a week i like to smother my feet in this and put socks on and leave it over night, i have never felt such soft skin when you take the socks off in the morning! Although doing this makes the tube get used up quicker, and to get good results you dont have to leave it over night, you can just apply it and get on with the day, it is still a really nice feeling when you wake up with such soft feet!
This is a really smooth cream and so easy to apply to your feet, it takes no effort at all to rub in. You only need a small amount as it spreads really easily.
I would recommend this to anyone who has been trying cheaper brands of foot cream so far, and just wants something that actually works! Despite the high price tag i will deffinately be buying this product again, as it is brilliant!
The No 7 Range from Boots has some good skin creams and I was searching the site because I wanted to review the No 7 Age Rewind cream but I am going to have to request that product.
While I was running down the list of No 7 products I noticed the softening foot balm, one of the creams that I have used in the past.
The 75ml tube of No 7 softening foot balm is fairly expensive in my opinion (£9.50 for 75ml ) but any cream that is successful in softening tough cracked heels has to be worth a trial run.
The flip top tube is very plain and simple but that applies to most of the No 7 packaging. Maybe we should be pleased that No7 are concentrating on producing good quality products in simplistic packaging, I often think that the cosmetic companies do try to outdo each other in making their wares stand out on the shelves.
If the skin on my feet gets thick, hard and cracked then eventually it becomes really sore and in the past when I was working it used to be one of my worst nightmares. My work demanded hours on my feet and as you well know that makes life very uncomfortable if your feet are sore.
The No 7 softening foot balm is a thick buttery balm that has a very simple philosophy. Use the No 7 balm at nightime, maybe after you have enjoyed a warm shower.
I think that there is a tendency to think that skin softening creams have to be used lavishly but in this case that is not true, if you heap the buttery cream onto your feet then the contents of the tube will soon vanish.
The Other Half always laughs at my antics, before getting into bed I stick my legs over the top of the sheets and cream my feet. I waggle my feet until the cream has had time to sink into the skin and only then do my legs get stuck back inside of the sheets. ( very glamorous!)
The No 7 softening balm sinks into the skin quite quickly and it only has a very light fragrance. The cream feels rich when you squeeze it from the tube and once it sinks into the skin it is not sticky.
It works well and I think that it needs to be applied and left on overnight to get the very best results.
If the skin on your feet is ultra hard and rough then you could always consider applying the cream and then putting some socks on overnight so that the cream is absorbed deeply into your skin.
I have to say it, the softening foot balm is soothing and there is no doubt that it does the job admirably.
The No 7 foot balm contains Moroccan Argan oil, I looked this up and the oil is a natural oil that comes from the fruit of the tree. Argan oil is a source of Omega 6 and it is also an anti-oxidant.
Added Pro-vitamin B5 helps to keep your toenails in good condition.
At the moment the No 7 softening balm is on special offer at Boots the chemist, buy three No 7 products for the price of two and collect your Boots Advantage card points too.
I enjoy buying cosmetics and creams and I will admit that I am always sneaking bits and bobs into my drawer but given the chance I like to spend my money on facial make up rather than skin creams.
There are so many good and effective skin softening creams that will do the trick that cost far less than the Boots No 7 foot softening balm and I have to say that I would prefer to pay far less and buy something more run of the mill.
So, if you are feeling flush then by all means buy that tube of No 7 softening foot balm - it does exactly what No 7 claims that it will.
This No 7 product suggests that it nourishes and soothes with deep down moisture. It is also hypo-allergenic. It claims to 'moisturise deep down. The rich, buttery balm works to soften hard, rough skin without the need to slave over a foot file. As well as giving instant hydration, it also helps boost the skins own ability to hold moisture, so your feet stay softer for longer'.
To use you 'massage into dry feet just after your bath or shower. For an even bigger treat, apply a thicker layer before bedtime, pop on a pair of socks and wake up to baby-soft feet.'
I have only used this a couple of times so far but have found it to be very very good. The skin on my feet feels much softer and looks less rough. It has a pleasant smell to it and goes on very easily. I will be trying the thicker layer overnight with socks very shortly!
We all know not to neglect our feet but some how they always end up at the bottom of our bodycare to-do list / It could be because slaving over a file or pumice just feels so / unglamorous /