I suffer terrible with sore feet, after a day walking around I feel like I've been walking over hot coals. I saw a tube of Escenti Softening Foot Lotion in a bargain store, can't remember exactly but it will have been Home Bargains. I paid around a pound for 150ml. I hadn't heard of Escenti before but thought I'd give it a go.
The tube is white with pictures of legs and feet at the top, 'Escenti Cool Range', 'Softening Foot Lotion' printed on the front and ingredients, directions etc on the back. It was the cool element that attracted me.
The foot lotion contains menthol and peppermint however it's not too strong smelling and for me the peppermint is the main fragrance. The white lotion has a nice thick but light consistency and squeezes easily out of the tube.
The lotion is very easy to apply, it sinks almost immediately in my poor hard, dry feet. I don't need to put much on maybe about a small marble sized blob- that's enough to go up my ankle too- therefore the tube has lasted ages. There isn't a greasy residue or hardly any residue really, I'm aware of it for a while but not in a wet or unpleasant way.
There is an improvement to my feet they are moisturised and softened- and that's not using it everyday just a few times a week probably less than that. Best of all for me though is the immediate cooling sensation when my feet feel like they're on fire, this soothing lasts a while. The lotion hasn't irritated me at all, nor does it mark my socks.
My feet are aching now so I put some on one foot half an hour ago for this review to compare the effect and I can feel a difference between them. The one covered with the lotion feels cool and more comfortable than the one without.
5 stars from me...
I often use a 'softening' foot lotion product to keep my feet feeling softened and moisturised. I had ran out of such products and was looking to buy a replacement, whilst shopping in a local branch of 'Bodycare' which is a well-known discounted drugstore.
The product that I eventually decided to try out was the from the 'Escenti Cool Feet' range and is called 'Softening Foot Lotion'. I thought that the product offered great value for money as I only paid around £1 for the 150ml tube of lotion. I will be honest and admit that I wasn't too sure what to expect from such a cheaply-priced, bargain product but I figured that I didn't have too much to lose if the product was a bit of a flop.
The packaging is pretty basic, but has a sort of contemporary, minimalist look to it. The plastic tube is a plain white colour, and the product name is on front of the tube in a fairly bold print. There is also a picture of some three pairs of feet at the top of the tube so we are in no doubt as to which part of the anatomy the product is intended for. I think that the overall look of the product is one that is quite simple and to the point. I can see from the front of the tube that the product contains "natural tea tree oil peppermint and menthol", so I knew before I even tried this product that the fragrance was going to appeal to me as I quite like using products containing mint or menthol.
The first couple of times that I tried out the cream, I used it directly after bathing. I found that the 'flip up' cap on top of the plastic tube was made of a fairly good quality, and I had no problem with dispensing the thick, white coloured cream through the hole in the tube.
The strong, fresh scent of the foot lotion was evident almost as soon as I flipped up the lid on the tube, such are the powerful ingredients contained within it. I didn't find that the scent was too over-powering however, and I thought it was quite refreshing and 'crisp'. There is definitely a sweetness to the scent of the product and I have to admit that the fragrance reminds me a little of toothpaste, but this is not a criticism as I find the fragrance of the product is very pleasant and almost refreshing, and I really like it.
Using the Escenti Cool Feet lotion on my tired, dry feet was extremely easy. I found that the cream was of a surprisingly high quality (surprising to me because of the low price I paid for the generously-sized 150ml tube). I found that the cream 'sunk' into my tired skin almost as soon as it was applied to my feet, and there was certainly no vigorous rubbing required on my part. I found that my poor feet were like thirsty sponges, eager to drink in the luxurious-feeling lotion, which instantly made them feel more refreshed and instantly softened.
I actually found the 'softening' qualities of this product were of a very good standard, better even than the last foot cream product I tried which cost me around the £5 mark for a small 100ml tube. This surprised me greatly given the price difference of the two products and I was extremely impressed. After using the Escenti Cool Feet Lotion, the skin on my feet felt much softer almost instantly, and the effects were not particularly short lived in comparison to other, similar products that I have used recently.
I found the after-effects of using the cream were all extremely pleasant; my skin was near to being baby-soft whilst there was no annoying greasy residue or slimy feeling to be found on my feet - a highly surprising discovery given that the cream has a fairly thick consistency and the softening aspect of the cream is so good.
The scent of the product didn't hang around too long after it had been used on my feet but this is not something that I would class as a major flaw of the product and it certainly wouldn't stop me from buying it again in the future.
Overall, I was really pleased with the results achieved from such a basic-looking bargain product and I have already purchased a second tube of the Escenti Cool Feet lotion. It is a product that I would recommend and I will continue to buy it for myself as I think it offers great results and I think the product is one of a fairly high quality, regardless of its low cost. I have nothing negative to report about the product whatsoever.
There is a whole range of foot care products from the Escenti range, and this range can be found in all larger branches of Bodycare, with prices starting from around 79 pence which I think offers fantastic value.
When it comes to feet I feel that they are very much a neglected area for most of us. I certainly take my feet for granted and lately I have spent hours on them and running about like a mad thing with little rest. My feet get no thanks, no praise and only get noticed when they become dry and itchy due to hard skin appearing!
A couple of weeks ago I was moaning to my friend about the state of my feet, whipping off my damp socks (I had been standing in a wet field for hours doing a car-boot after-all lol) and she asked me what I expected as I was cruel to them. They ached and I felt burning sensations in my hard skin areas and she told me that this stuff was fabulous and to get some when I saw it! It's not readily available in alot of places though but I found it in Bodycare for 99p (do look online for this aswell if your interested!).
150ml white plastic tube with a flip-top lid concealing a small hole to the bottom of it. On the front of the tube there is a photograph of some feet and I am told that it is Escenti 'Cool Feet' Softening Foot Lotion 'With natural tea tree oil, peppermint and menthol' and the size is stated (as I've listed already). Other information on the back of the tube includes being told a bit about the product and directions for using it are given along with a list of ingredients and being told that it is not tested on animals and contact details for Fmcg (the manufacturer of the product are stated). Nice enough informative packaging this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Stated On The Back Of The Tube:
Escenti Cool Feet is enriched with menthol and peppermint to help cool and refresh tired aching feet. With regular use its active moisturising formulation will help soften dry hard skin leaving your feet feeling smooth, soft and supple.
Me Using It:
Well all you need of this glossy white liquid is a little bit and all you do is simply massage it in really well. It's easy to do so providing you don't use too much of it and it smells really naturally of peppermint which of course is slightly menthol and I simply love the fresh, clean smell this gives off and the smell lasts on the skin for a good few hours too which is a bonus and helps the feet feel fresher for longer of course!
When being applied it feels cool, it evenly distributes and soaks in rather quickly and doesn't require very much rubbing in at all! It gently tingles the skin in a cool and comfortable way and that feeling wears off rather quickly though whilst it's happening it feels rather invigorating! It's also not one bit greasy but very lightly hydrates dried out skin!
The short term effects this gives is great. It rejuvenates and wakes the skin up but settles down aches and pains slightly and smooths the feet and makes them smell really fresh. In the long term I have noticed that I have less dry skin on my feet which I really do approve of!
This is great at offering a quick solution to tired achy feet but in the long term has served me well and that's simply using it when I have time and I remember to! Great stuff and I will buy more in the future though economical this really is cos you only need a dribble per application! lol.