“ Brand: L'Occitane / Exfoliator / Type: Body Lotion / Subcategory: Exfoliator / Butter / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Exfoliates, Enricheses „
This is the tonic for tired feet and dry skin after a long da or in cold winter months. This is gentle on the skin and caring for your feet.
It depends on how you prepare your feet to get the best out of the product but this I find is great to apply to dampl skin or even dry because of the oils and butter than is within this that is able to provide the moisture you need.
It is a very rich cream and I found with this brand I didn't apply lots because on first attempt it took a lifetime to work in and wash off
Instead in small amount nad in circular motion on over the foot from the toes to the ankles this was very gentle in removing the dead cells of the skin and the cream seemed to immediately get to work supporting the skin that when you used warm water to rinse the product off it felt like silk.
The scent was wonderful and made my feet smell lovely and my slippers afterwards!
The amount varies online but I got mine for £16 and it lasted about 6-8 weeks with a treatment of twice a week. I used this alongside the body lotion to work into my feet as this is just the exfoliator not the plain cream.
My skin felt nourished and stronger especially in the winter months with silly shoes to wear to party in that made your feet freezing cold!.
For some reason I've had the tube version of this before, but have since bought the tub version so I'm not sure what happened there as I did prefer the tube version. That said, I guess it's the product inside that matters. We all seem to neglect our poor feet, especially in the winter time, but this exfoliating foot cream makes it easier to keep on top of any dry/hard skin issues. That said, if you have major dry/hard skin issues I would pop along to your chiropodist first, because whilst this product is effective for keeping dry, hard skin to a minimum, it's not a miracle worker !! Therefore I would recommend this product for those with minimal or moderate dry/hard skin and anyone with more severe issues should savetheir money until they've tackled that problem with other products first.
*Who is this for ? *
This is gentle enough for even my 12 year old daughter who suffers from exzcema. She likes to use this in the summer months when she's wearing lots of sandals etc, to keep her feet looking their best. She then slathers the Shea butter foot cream on top !!
Therefore, like I said, I would say this is for those with little or average dry/hard skin conditions for the most effective results.
*How to use *
I would use this after a bath or shower when the skin is at its softest. Simply massage the exfoliating cream into your feet in circular motions, paying special attention to dry areas and rough patches. Then simply rinse off.
I would follow with a foot moisturising product. I love L'Occitane's Shea butter foot cream but there's a few gorgeous Elemis body products such as the Exotic Island Flower Body Balm or the Monoi melt which also work a treat afterwards !!
*Why does this work ? *
This product has an impressive list of ingredients that is on par with even the likes of their facial skincare. As you can see from the ingredient list one of the main ingredients is that of Shea butter. ( Shea butter comes from the oil of the Shea nut, so those with nut allergies should be aware even though the Shea nut is not listed on any nut allergy lists. However, it's a wonderfuly moisturising product and even this foot care product contains an impressive 10% Shea butter. ) It also contains the likes of Limonene ( which is thought to be a naturally astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial ingredient for the skin. It is also known for its circulation and antimicrobialproperties which helps to brighten dull skin, and exfoliates due to its natural acidity, ) Glycine Soja Oil (i.e Soybean which is thought to help soften, soothe, hydrate and protect the skin on the feet, ) Tocopherol (i.e Vitamin E which is known for its anti-oxidant and moisturising properties, ) Juglans Regia Shell Powder ( which is basically walnut shell powder that is used for it's gentle yet abrasive qualities as an exfoliator, ) Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil ( i.e Grape seed oil which is thought to have powerful antioxidant properties as well as an effective skin wound healer, ) Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil ( i.e apricot oil which helps to moisture dehydrated, sensitive skins whilst soothing any inflammation on the feet, ) Mentha Piperita Oil ( i.e peppermint which is thought to help soothe and calm irritated skin on the feet as well as acting as a anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial ingredient, ) Salvia Officinalis Oil ( i.e sage which can help soothe any sores on the feet area, ) Lavandula Angustifolia Oil ( i.e lavender which is thought to have a great value in helping the skin heal itself, reducing inflammation and preventing scarring on the skin, ) and Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (i.e Rosemary which you tend to find in the likes of creams that target the effects of cellulite by improving the circulation in the area. )
Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Juglans Regia Shell Powder (Walnut), Polyethylene, PEG 100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (Grape), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (Apricot), Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Papaver Somniferum Seed, Camphor, Chlorphenesin, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl, Isobutylparaben, Mentha Piperita Oil (Peppermint), Salvia Officinalis Oil (Sage), Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender), Tetrasodium EDTA, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Limonene.
This product is well worth the money especially in the summer. I found it easy to use and only need a finger full to rub entirely over one foot. When I washed the product off, my feet felt brilliant. It gave them a really smooth feel, removing the dry skin. They also felt really refreshed. It gave them a cool feel and they were soft and very clean. The product has lavender aroma and is full of seeds which help to massage the foot, and remove the dead skin cells. This foot care product is a must for anyone who wishes to take good care of their feet and leaves them looking their best for either summer sandels or in the winter for that posh evening out. You can use this product all year round as it gives a refreshing feel to tired hot feet that have been in shoes and boots all day. Well worth buying.