“ Brand: Champney's / Butter / Type: Foot Butter / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Enricheses „
This is such an amazing foot butter and one I love to smother my feet in. Fresh from a lovely relaxing stay at Champneys at Henlow Grange I am really into their products, having had the opportunity to try a lot of them there, getting quite a lot as free samples and purchasing some more at a discounted price. One of the products that I bought when I got back was this lovely pedicure intensive foot butter. I love doing my nails on my feet and shaping them, painting them etc and I was hoping that this butter would really nourish my nails and feet and leave them looking great.
Champneys say that this is a rich blend of moisturising shea and olive butters, which softens, soothes and treats dry, tired, aching feet. I love the description of this as I definitely have tired aching feet most of the time.
The cream states contains a refreshing blend of peppermint and orange essential oils to leave your feet smelling fragrant and feeling revived. The smell is lovely, very fresh and cooling and a nice smell to put on your feet.
The butter has a slight blue coloured tinge to it and I think this is probably due to the peppermint ingredient in it. You can also tell that the butter is quite luxurious and when you look at it you can see that it has an almost whipped like consistency to it which makes it thick and lovely. I love applying this cream to my feet, it coats them well and really does make them soft.
The foot butter comes in a 50ml tub with a gold coloured screw-on lid. The lid has the Champneys logo and product description in distinctive red, black and gold lettering.
All in all a really nice foot butter xx
For my birthday in April I was lucky enough to receive a Champneys gift set from one of my friends. One of the items in the gift set was the 'Perfect Pedicure Intensive Foot butter'. I was delighted to receive this as I'd been thinking about buying a foot butter so that I could get my feet ready for sandal wearing season! To be honest I'd heard of Champneys but didn't know too much about them. A little research revealed that Champneys offer a series of spa breaks all across the UK in addition to a range of skin and bath products. Further details of these can be found on their website www.champneys.co.uk
The foot butter comes in a 50ml tub with a gold coloured screw-on lid. The lid has the Champneys logo and product description in distinctive red, black and gold lettering. The product description states that this is a rich blend of moisturising shea and olive butters, which softens, soothes and treats dry, tired, aching feet. The label on the back of the cream states that it also contains a refreshing blend of peppermint and orange essential oils to leave your feet smelling fragrant and feeling revived.
Opening the tub reveals a light blue coloured cream, which you have to scoop out to apply. I think in some ways it would be more hygienic if the cream came in a squeezy tube so that the rest of the cream isn't exposed to the air. I decided to apply this cream at night and have been using it over the course of two weeks now. I scooped out a blob and massaged this over my feet and between my toes. I found the cream absorbed easily and didn't feel to greasy when on. In fact given how thick the cream is I was surprised at just how easily this went in. The cream also had a pleasant smell of spearmint, which was quite refreshing. I then popped a pair of socks over my feet and left the cream to work it's magic overnight.
Now I don't have particularly dry feet and they are generally in good condition with no cracks in the heel. I was surprised when I took my socks off in the morning that my skin didn't feel particularly moisturised - the skin was soft but not overly so. I have used other foot creams in the past and my skin in the morning has felt deeply moisturised but I couldn't say this had the same effect. Perhaps this was because the cream wasn't as greasy as other ones I've used which soak up the grease overnight leaving the skin feeling really, really soft. The refreshing peppermint smell had lasted the night though and my tootsies did smell nice and felt quite pampered!
As I explained above I received the cream as part of a gift set but ordinarily this cream retails at £8.00 for a 200ml tub. The full range of products is available at Boots. A little does go a long way and despite using for 2 weeks I have only used about a third of a 50ml tub. However once I finish the tub I probably won't be buying this again as for me it just wasn't moisturising enough and I don't even have very dry feet. If you do then I don't think this cream will work well and I would suggest going for something a little richer.
As I've finally got all my toiletries organised and realised just how much stuff I have I decided to ask my other half to get me some Champneys bits at Christmas so I could have luxury products to use on occasion while I used up all the other toiletries I had been fortunate enough to receive throughout last year. I received a few different gift sets and one of these contained 5 or 6 smaller products from different ranges under the Champneys umbrella.
The perfect pedicure intensive foot butter is one of the smaller products that I received and it came in a 35ml bottle with a flip top lid. The bottle is clear, showing the light blue butter inside, and there is a gold coloured lid which gives it quite a luxurious look. The fonts are clear and concise and make it easy enough to see the instructions for use: 'massage liberally into your feet to help soften and condition the skin.' Overall the product looks classy and it's fair to say that when the lid is flipped open the product met the expectations I had already formed of the product.
Once opened there is a light minty smell as soon as the top is flipped open and it's quite light & fresh without being too overpowering as I have found some foot products to be in the past. A fairly light squeeze is all that is required to release some of the butter, while in the tube it looks quite airy and foam like but it comes out as a thick butter that is very easy to rub in. Not all of the moisture is immediately absorbed but as soon as I use it I can feel that my skin on my feet feels softer, smoother & more supple. The results are immediate with this product and the light tingle that it gives is pleasantly refreshing and cooling after a long day at work. The minty smell lingers a little bit but is not overpowering at all. My feet are not left sticky after use and although my feet are a little slippery on our wooden floors for a moment or two this is easily resolved by using this either just before bed or while sitting on the edge of the bathtub using my perfect sleep body butter.
Overall I have been very pleased with the quality of this foot butter. My feet feel soft, supple, smooth and generally just well cared for. My cuticles are looking more looked after and it's fair to say that I'm a fan of this perfect pedicure intensive foot butter. While I have a 35ml bottle of this (available on Ebay for around £4 including postage & packaging) you can find the 125ml bottle on the Champneys website for £6.00 which is a fantastic price for something that has turned my feet from being overworked, sore & dry to feeling soft & supple every single day & that's with use on an almost daily basis so I am sure a daily basis would give you even more moisturisation and suppleness.
I absolutely love Champney's beauty products and was introduced to them by accident when a friend bought me a gift set with little bottles of various Champneys products in. I had never heard of Champneys but after investigation via the internet I saw that Sainsbury's stocks Champney's but they only stock a limited range at any one time and some of the products are hard to get hold of. Not one to give up I paid a visit to Champney's Website and you can order everything from there if you cannot get it from anywhere else.
The Product that I am going to review today is Champneys Perfect Pedicure Intensive foot butter, to soften and soothe, tired dry and aching feet. I absolutely love this product especially in the summer when my feet seem to swell up slightly so I regularly give them a soaking in cool water and apply this afterwards and my feet feel really refreshed.
The foot butter is made from a blend of conditioning shea and olive butters and combined with Vitamin E along with orange and peppermint essential oils.
The foot butter comes in a round tub with a screw tub and once opened a very subtle smell of peppermint is apparent. After washing and drying massage the foot butter into your feet, you only need a little of the butter it really does spread well. The mint aroma is the main smell but is not overpowering. The butter sinks in well and there is no greasy residue and used regularly it does soften any dry on the feet, it leaves a nice silky finish on the skin. I noticed how good it was the other day when I put too much on and so I massaged the surplus into my lower legs and the day after I noticed that the skin where I had used it was much less dry then the rest of my legs.
You may able to pick up Champneys Perfect Pedicure Intensive Foot Butter from Sainsbury but if not you can order it from www.champneys.com for £8.00 per 200ml tub, however there is a £4.00 delivery charge, unless you spend £50 then delivery is free.
I neglect my poor feet in the cold months, they never see the light of day they just get bundled into socks and boots. Around spring time I usually try to undo all of the neglect by slathering on copious amount of foot cream to try and get them in a sandal worthy state (I love wearing sandals, I'd wear them all year round if I could). Luckily, the Christmas Champneys set I received had in it the Perfect Pedicure Foot Butter. This gave me no excuse I had to get on with giving my feet a bit of much needed pampering.
Champneys Perfect Pedicure Foot Butter is dermatologically tested and said to be an intensive moisture treatment that softens and soothes tired and achy feet. It contains a blend of shea and olive butters to condition the skin, vitamin E to soften and hydrate dry skin and essential peppermint and orange oils to revive and provide fragrance. As with other body butters it comes in a clear round plastic tub with a gold coloured screw lid. The 'butter' is a very attractive pale green colour, it reminds me of mint ice cream. It does look like it is going to be refreshing to apply. The combination of peppermint and orange is really nice and not one I would have thought would go well together. Each oil fights for attention, I noticed the peppermint smell first, followed by the orange I've now decided that close up the butter smells predominantly of mint but held further away it's the orange that is predominant. Weird, or maybe it's just me.
Surprisingly, the foot butter doesn't have the same consistency as the body butters I have used, which are often very thick and butter like. This is much lighter, I would say its more like a thick cream than a butter so I'm not sure why it was given a the butter name. Champneys recommend massaging it liberally into the feet. I don't find I need to use a lot to cover my feet, a blob the size of a 10 pence is adequate to do both feet. It does require a fair bit of massaging to work in, otherwise it just sits on the skin, though it does seem to blend in quite a bit easier than body butters. I only apply it in the evening when I've got some time to do this. It does feel nice on my feet, for some reason (probably because of the peppermint) I was expecting it to be cooling, it isn't. It does feel nice and refreshing though and soothes my feet, the thing I like most is the fragrance, which smells really good. Though this does become realy faint after a couple of hours. The butter does start to soak into the feet fairly quickly and doesn't feel greasy, which is great as the 'slippery feet' problem after application is one of the reason I often avoid moisturising my feet. Though it does take quite a while longer for the butter to fully be absorbed, so the feet do feel a bit tacky for a while after. I tend to apply the cream in the evening and then pop on some bed socks and let the butter do its stuff over the course of the evening.
My feet are fairly dry and scaly, and this butter has gone some way to make them look and feel better, although I do still feel they could benefit from something more intensive even though this is what the butter is meant to be, but then maybe that's because of my feet neglect. It has softened my skin and added some moisture but it hasn't really had the desired effect on the dry and cracked skin on my toes and heels which isn't really that bad anyway. I've been using it for 8 weeks now on a daily basis and because not much is needed I still have at least another 8 weeks worth left so I will continue to use it.
The Champneys range is designed to offer luxury spa/beauty products and gifts at a reasonable cost.and is available in many Sainsburys stores as well as online at www.champneys.com. A 200ml tub of the Perfect Pedicure Foot Butter has a usual selling price of £8.50 but is currently on offer in sainsburys at £6.37. I don't think I would buy it myself as I could get the same results from a much cheaper foot cream. I also feel the title of the product is a bit misleading as I didn't really find it to be an 'intensive' treatment nor did I feel it was a 'butter'. If you buy it as a result of its title then you may be disappointed. I feel it's just a nice foot cream. As with so many other creams the butter does contains paraben preservatives and is therefore not suitable for anybody wishing to avoid parabens. It therefore may not be suitable for anybody with allergies or sensitive skin. The butter has a shelf life on 24 months.
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'Perfect pedicure intensive foot butter: a rich blend of moisturising shea and olive butters. Softens, smoothes and treats dry, tired, aching feet.'
I'd been hankering after the Champney's range in Sainsbury's for a while but the price has always made me think twice. Lucky me, though - Father Christmas had been listening carefully to my not-so-subtle hints and put a tub of Perfect Pedicure Intensive Foot Butter in my Christmas stocking!
In a clear plastic tub with gold, red and black lettering and a gold-coloured screw-on top, this product is fairly pleasing to look at although I think the gold lid looks a bit cheap and can be tricky to screw back on after application if you don't wipe your hands first. They could do better for an £8-cream but that said, the packaging isn't terrible and doesn't make me ashamed to have it on my dressing table! The first things I noticed on removing the lid off were its pretty colour (duck-egg!) and its subtle minty smell. If I'd had to take a guess, I would have said it smelt of spearmint, but according to the label on the bottom, it contains a blend of peppermint and orange essential oils, which must account for the scent.
When I first used it, I was surprised by the texture. I've used body butters before and found them either more solid or creamier than this butter, which reminds me of a blancmange in texture. Not that there's anything wrong with that in itself! It is easy to scoop out of the tub and you don't need to apply much. The smell is very nice and refreshing, and I really did find it made my feet feel less tired, although this might be to do with the massaging action when applying it, as well as (or maybe rather than) the cream itself.
As for its softening effects, I've been a bit disappointed as I have definitely tried better foot creams. My feet aren't noticeably softer after this has soaked in and I wonder if this isn't really moisturising enough for my feet - which although aren't in a mess (no cracked heels etc.), can get dry. It claims to be an intensive moisturiser with 'a rich blend of shea and olive butters combined with vitamin E to deeply penetrate dry areas of skin, leaving feet feeling softened, hydrated and cared for' but in my opinion - on my feet at least - it doesn't really live up to this claim.
However, it is quite a nice, non-greasy butter to rub into your feet, and it feels and smells nice while you are actually applying it. The fact that it soaks in quickly is also a plus as slippery feet can be a problem!
I've hardly made a dent in my tub after about 3 weeks' use - on this basis though it looks like it would last a while and is fair value for money if you like the product.
Champney's products are usually available in Sainsbury's and they sometimes have discounts/offers on the range. Usually this is priced at £8 (I think, although as this was a gift I'm not sure) for 200ml.
So overall, I'd say this is quite nice, but nothing special. There are better foot creams around, and at a better price. This is more for refreshing tired feet than for moisturising and softening dry skin.
I hope this has been helpful and thanks for reading!