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The L'occitane hand cream in the silver tube must be one of the company's most iconic products. Anyone who has only tried one or two products will almost certainly know that one. Conversely the foot cream in the same shea butter range is much less well known but deserves the fame of its handy brother.
I bought a small tube - just 30 ml - recently from the L'Occitane store when I was collecting one of their special offer 'freebies'. I wasn't ready to go the whole hog and buy a large tube but having tried it, I will now be looking out for it next time I'm in their outlet store.
The cream is quite a lot thinner than the hand cream and those who are used to the hand cream may find this surprising. The other big surprise is the scent - it's a beautiful lavender perfume and it's very refreshing. A small blob is enough for each foot and the 15% shea content means that it's very moisturising.
L'Occitane don't make superlative claims for this product but it has gained an extraordinary reputation for its effectiveness. I put a lot of time into looking after my feet, giving them regular filings and lots of attention so I don't have the classic cracked heels or large build ups of dry skin so I can't say how good it is on really neglected paws but I still find it to be one of the best foot creams that I've ever tried. I recommend it highly.
~Shea Butter Foot Cream~
L'Occitane offer a range of beauty products including this Shea Butter Foot Cream. This product is a L'Occitane best seller and has won beauty awards.
This foot cream contains 15% shea butter. Shea butter is designed to moisturise the skin. It also contains arnica extra for its anti-inflammatory properties and lavender essential oil for its soothing properties. Please check that you do not suffer from allergies to any of these ingredients.
This foot cream is presented in a simple yet stylish silver tube with a black, screw off lid. The tube can be recycled and this product has a 12month shelf life from first opening.
~Price and Availability~
Shea Butter Foot Cream is available in two sizes and can be purchased from www.ukloccitane.com and instore. Expect to pay £8.00 for 30ml and £19.00 for 150ml.
Over the past year or so, I have been making more of a conscious effort to look after my feet. They are well used afterall and need some TLC to keep them looking and feeling good. I am a fan of L'Occitane products so was delighted to receive a hand and foot cream duo as a gift a few months ago. I have only recently (in the past 6 weeks or so) got around to using this foot cream as my main foot cream as I had been trying to use up my other products before opening anything new.
My tube is the perfect size for travelling with and despite only containing 30ml, it has proven to last well with being used a few times per week. I generally tend to use this foot cream when I have a bit of free time to sit down and do nothing or by applying before bed to allow the cream to work in to my feet overnight. The latter requires a pair of cotton socks to avoid any potential mess! It works effectively regardless of which way I opt for.
I find this foot cream to be a treat to apply. It is important to gently squeeze the tube as the cream does shoot out rather quickly as I discovered the first time I used this foot cream. The cream has a pleasant consistency - fairly thick and silky soft. It spreads so easily across my feet due to how smooth it is and starts to melt in to my skin quickly. This is a beautifully pampering treat for my feet which feels luxurious and indulgent. It smells gorgeous too due to the essential oils in it. It has a fresh lavender scent to it which isn't overpowering.
This foot cream is pleasant to use all over my feet. It is best applied to freshly washed and dried feet. I take a reasonable amount of time to massage a small blob of this cream over the soles of my feet, my heels and around my toes. I have dry skin on some parts of my feet and this cream has effectively treated my feet to a high level of moisturisation. It absorbs fairly quickly but I like to remain seated for a while to ensure that I won't slip on the wooden flooring because of slippy feet. My feet do feel a little slippy for a short while after application and it is best not to take any chances.
After the cream has absorbed into my feet, my feet are left super soft and smooth to the touch. This cream penetrates dry patches of skin and quickly eliminates them from the very first use. By applying every few days my feet are in a much better condition than before I started using this foot cream. Not only do my feet remain soft and hydrated but they also feel soothed and comforted after a long day of walking around. I wouldn't say that my feet feel refreshed like with other foot creams but there is definitely a soothing experience evident.
If using as a standard foot cream, I find that my feet remain soft and smooth for most of the day. If used as an overnight treatment, I slather a little extra on with some cotton socks over the top and notice that the cream absorbs well through the night and my feet are left beautifully soft the next morning. I find this method effectively when the dry patches flare up quite badly. This usually happens if I have been on my feet constantly and they are in need of extra moisture. Mostly though, I have been able to keep on top of the dry patches with regular use.
The quality of this foot cream is excellent. The key ingredients of shea butter, lavender and arnica all play a role in allowing this foot cream to be very effective and I find it to be perfect for my dry tootsies. It is a complete package - softness, scent, moisture and all packed in to a pretty silver tube. It isn't cheap and some may be put off by the high price tag but in my personal experience, L'Occitane products are worth the higher cost as this foot cream in particular is worth the £8.00 cost. I highly recommend it.
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L'Occitane is a luxury high-end foot cream, the sort that celebrities like to endorse. Simply unscrew the lid on the top of the tube and administer. I know I should exfoliate first but I don't like the feel of that and the cream does the job regardless. The ingredients are natural and there is a total of fifteen per cent Shea butter in a 150ml tube. Shea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. The point of using Shea butter is for fast absorption into the skin to stop the cream from feeling greasy.
The cream is highly concentrated with a lovely floral and fresh scent. This scent isn't overpowering especially as it's far from my nose! I don't need to use very much of it and it has lasted about seven months. I've just put on the last drop for the sake of this review and to refresh my feet. I'm going to miss this cream. I should have added this to my Christmas gift ideas for women. If anyone buys this for me it would make me really happy. You see, this is a really indulgent cream and though it lasts long I have, in the past, made cheap alternatives last this kind of duration. I could spend less on products that make my feet feel soft too but this cream has the advantage for making my feet look good for longer even without a daily top up.
It has a bit of a greasy feel, but only initially, as once I begin to massage it in the toes, foot and ankles, the cream is absorbed into the skin quickly enough. When put on socks afterwards, I don't find my feet, inside them, feel slimy or greasy. On the contrary, my feet feel refreshed upon application. I don't have the rough feet that I used to have. I hope that I can keep my feet in good condition now this tube has come to an end. I might have to buy another tube.
Just think about how feet take the weight of the rest of the human body. We put our feet under tremendous pressure. It's time to reward them. Feet need looking after. Give them a home style pedicure. You might want to use a pumice stone to take off the dry skin. Make sure you enjoy the cool sensation of massaging the cream into your feet. This should be a great pampering experience. With such expensive cream this must be an enjoyable session. Finally, the cream will have absorbed into your skin and the scent of flowers will remain on your feet for a prolonged while yet.
Put socks on, even if you are going to bed. Wearing socks after this process will help to retain the moisturising properties of the Shea butter and leave your feet feeling smoother for longer.
Don't forget your poor feet. Kick start your way into the future with baby soft feet. Plan in advance for the sandal wearing season and you'll feel no shame in showing off your beautiful feet thanks to L'Occitane Shea butter foot cream.
This product has recently been voted best foot cream by In Style magazine.
I must admit I haven't tried lots of foot creams as any old moisturiser used to keep my feet looking fine.
Until last year that is, when I was ill for a while and my usual body lotions, just didn't seem to be effective, so I spent some time researching foot creams and time after time Loccitane got great reviews.
I nearly choked when I saw the price and my first thoughts were well it better be good at £17.50 for 150ml.
I bought mine as part of a kit from QVC ( 30 day money back guarantee) and I have since bought a full size version from Debenhams.
It comes in a tube which is silver and has the Loccitane name product description in Purple on a brown band which is designed to look like brown paper.
Loccitane don't go overboard with their packaging for environmental reasons, they also try to use boxes and papers from managed forests and try to use as much recyclable material as possible.
What is different is they use Braille labelling to make the products accessible to visually impaired people.
The tubes have black caps which screw off completely and are quite small in relation to the tube, so easy to lose.
My problem with this product is the metal tubes which initially I find easy to dispense from, but gradually the product becomes harder and harder to get out as the tube becomes creased. No matter how hard you try to neatly start from the bottom and fold over the tube as you go, the tube ends up a complete mess. Sometimes the product will squirt out as the tube splits and it reaches a point where I cannot get the lid back because the tube is so misshapen. As there is usually quite a lot of cream left in the tube, I resort to cutting the tube open and prising apart. Not great especially as air gets to the cream.
It would be much better in a plastic tube in my opinion.
The consistency is very thick, more like an ointment than a cream.
It is a creamy white colour and has a distinctive lavender smell which is not too overpowering.
The cream is very rich and spreads easily absorbing quickly, you don't need to use lots, unless like me your feet are in desperate need.
I initially put lots on and then put cotton socks on so all the excess could absorb into my feet.
It is easy to massage into the skin and should be applied across the whole foot and ankle after bathing.
It leaves a nice sheen on the skin and my feet felt much softer and looked nicer even after the first application. Something I could achieve with my other creams , but the difference is that this has a lasting effect. With my other creams after an hour , they were back to feeling dry and rough.
The product is made up of 15% Shea butter, antiseptic lavender essential oil, rosemary and arnica extracts for their anti-inflammatory properties and to help sooth and refresh your feet.
Locciatne do not test on animals or use ingredients that are animal derived , except for honey, royal jelly from beehives.
All their products have a period after opening indicator on usually 6 or 12 months - sorry my tube is so scrunched up I can't see this..
I think as far as possible Loccitane try to minimise the use of parabens in their products, but they do use them.
Does it work?
My feet were in a terrible condition, very dry cracked and flaky, lots of hard skin and they felt like sandpaper. I had been using foot scrubs and body butters but they still looked and felt terrible, and I would not have wanted them out on display.
So I was really pleased with the results I achieved with this cream as after a few applications there was a significant improvement in their appearance, they felt softer and looked pinker and more hydrated
The cream is a delight to use, I love the lavender smell which lasts for ages and despite my difficulties with the tube I will continue to make this my foot cream of choice. They only use high grade lavender from sustainable sources and this shows as the scent is not at all synthetic.
You do have to exfoliate dead skin from your feet as you would with any other foot cream, this product alone will not get rid of dead skin. I exfoliate and use foot files to take away any dead surface skin before applying.
My feet are now in much better condition and if I use regularly they stay that way.
I have also used this on my hands , especially after gardening as it works well on them too,
This is also great to apply when your feet hurt, are swollen or hot as this really does soothe them and the arnica helps with any swelling.
They also have an exfoliator in this range, which I discovered when I was researching the current prices, which I haven't tried .
Price and Availability
Debenhams sell this and it is available from L'Occitane Shops/ Online, plus many online retailers
Full size 150ml is £17.50
Travel size is £30ml
A fantastic foot cream gets 5 stars from me , even though I struggle with the packaging
i have really sensitive skin, which gets dry really quickly, so I try loads of moisturisers out! L'Occitane is certainly not the cheapest product on the market but as a treat it really is lovely.
This foot cream contains 15% shea butter, making it really rich and luxurious. It also has a light floral scent, mostly lavender, which is fresh and not at all overpowering.
This cream could probably be a bit thicker as it is made as a foot cream, I find I can actually use it on my hands and body without finding it too thick (but I do have very dry skin). It absorbs really well and leaves a subtle fragrance. It makes my feet feel softer but maybe not noticeably softer than any other type of foot cream.
The tube is made of a sort of foil/metal which I think is much nicer than a plastic bottle or tub. It's really easy to squeeze the cream out, right to the last bit. The only problems I have are sometimes if the tube has been squashed it moulds out of shape right away and it can be hard to control the flow of cream coming out. The small plastic lid is quite tricky to get back on too.
Sadly I do not know how much this product costs exactly, I got it as a gift. Based on other L'Occitane products I've bought in the past, I expect it's cheaper on QVC but probably not under £20.
Overall I think this is a very nice product, maybe not for every day, but a good gift for somebody or a treat for using every once in a while when you're pampering yourself.
L'Occitane are a French beauty company specialising in natural and organic products. The company was created by Oliver Baussan in Provence in 1976. According to their website, "L'OCCITANE beauty products are a true art de vivre devoted to your well-being. We bring together nature and research, following the principles of phytotherapy. We create patented natural complexes and test the effectiveness and tolerance of our formulas under medical supervision.We replace or limit the concentration of parabens, chemical sun filters, phthalates and silicones."
Now that summer or spring at least seems to be on its way I need to sort out my winter feet. They are dry and cracked and not very nice looking and so I needed a hard working foot cream that would really start to sort them out. L'Occitane Shea Butter foot cream was definitely the answer. I love any products with shea butter as it really seems to work for my skin. A lot of the Body Shop products contain this butter and I absolutely love them so already before I purchased this cream I thought it would be good for my feet.
The cream comes in a metal style tube, an attractive packaging and one that makes it look quite upmarket and classy and that it would work really well. At the top there is a little black screw lid. What I like about this tube is that you can screw up the end so once you are nearing the end of the tube you just screw up the end and the product will come out of the rest of the tube nicely. The lotion is lovely and smooth and is easy to work onto your feet. It absorbs well and does not leave your feet greasy or slippy. This is good as sometimes I put on the cream just before I go out and hate to be slipping around in my shoes because I have cream on my feet.
I was interested to see that this cream contains arnica, a product which is known to soothe sore muscles and joints. I first learnt about it when a friend on my netball team recommended it to me to soother my legs after playing a match and I have liked how it works ever since. The arnica in this cream in an anti-inflammatory which helps to reduce redness and irritation which is great for feet that have not seen summer shoes for quite a few months. Even with rubbed heels and sore toes this cream works wonders and really stops them from hurting. There is 15% shea butter in this lotion and it does smooth my feet out well.
The smell of this lotion is great too, it has essential lavender oil to purify. What I like is that it's not too overpowering as sometimes I think lavender can smell a bit old girlie but this is enough to make your feet smell nice without being too much.
A tube of this lotion costs £16.50 and will last quite a long time and is perfect for summer feet!
The feet are a part of the body that we sometimes neglect myself included but when they are conditioned they look and feel so much better so it pays to invest in a decent foot cream.
Lush do some fantastic one's that I love but my ultimate favaourite has to be L'occitane shea butter foot cream. I bought mine in a special pack along with the hand cream and although the main reason I purchased it was because I wanted the and cream the foot cream was a very welcome bonus and one that I have become a big fan of and intend to continue buying.
You can buy it in a variety of different sizes from 30ml to 150ml and it is on the exensive side for a foot cream being £17 for the larger 150ml tube. The tube itself is a silver colour with a brown almost hand made looking label on it that looks quite luxurious and expensive.
The cream contains 15% pure shea butter along with some other ingredients to soothe your dry skin.
The cream itself is really thick and has an almost solid consistency but melts into the foot really easily. As soon as you apply it you can feel how rich the cream is and your feet will be left feeling ultra smooth and any dry skin you have will soak up the shea butter and immediately be more hydrated.
I had unattractive cracked heels and the first time I used the cream they looked better instantly and the second time got rid of the cracked skin completely. I have never used a cream before that got to work so quickly.
I have never used a cream before where it is so rich and creamy but not greasy. I expected because it was shea butter for my skin to be greasy but it isn't and although my skin is left feeling incredibly soft and smooth instead of being greasy or oily it feels as if there is a protective layer over it. I am able to walk along my wooden floors without slipping and even put on socks as it absorbs so well and so quickly without worrying that the cream is all going to rub off.
My feet have never been in such good condition since I started to use this cream and now the weather is improving slightly it is time to start taking care of my feet that have been neglected for a few months. When summer does finally arrive I won't be embarrassed to show my feet off proudly thanks to this cream.
I have always had troubled feet and in particular get a lot of hard skin building up on the balls of my feet. I've had to attend a chiropodist regularly for years and remember even being taken as a child to get my feet checked. If I don't look after my feet, they get very painful from walking and so I'm always trying to find good products to use on them, and I *try* to cream them daily (although I don't always manage).
My friend bought my the L'occitane shea butter foot cream one year for christmas and since then it has been my holy grail foot cream! I would never dream of using another. I find it makes a difference to the hard skin on my feet, making it softer and more comfortable to walk on. It forms part of the L'occitane shea butter range which also includes body lotions, shower gels and soaps. They all have a lovely fresh scent and creamy consistency.
The cream comes in a tube in either 30m (£7) or 150ml (£17). Your first impression might be that this is not cheap, but I would say it is worth every penny. The cream is white in colour and has a fresh shea butter fragrance. Although it looks thick in consistency, it rubs in easily and does not leave any residue on the skin. I like to put little cotton socks over it when going to bed, but it doesn't mark your bedding if you don't.
It depends how much product you use in one application, but the smaller tube tends to last me a good few weeks and the larger tube much longer. On the packaging it clarifies that it treats the upper layers of the dermis. After one use, your feet feel softer, but I find continued use most effective in making my feet feel better and making my skin softer.
The product is available instore in L'occitane's own store, in Debenhams, John Lewis and other department stores. It is available online also from L'occitane direct, or from department store sites or online beauty shops. I have been able to buy the product at a reasonable price at airports abroad (but this only works when the £ to euro exchange rate is favourable). L'occitane's own website and stores often have deals on including free gift with purchase if you are buying a few items.
L'Occitane really came up trumps with this cream, it's beautifully packaged (very minimilist) and smells heavenly. The cream itself is very rich, and well suited to using on the feet; and if you've got dry skin elsewhere like on the knees and elbows, you can use it on these areas too. I have been known to dab a little on my face! It takes a little while to soak in, and like a previous reviewer has mentioned, it's best to use it just before going to bed.
As it's quite concentrated, a little goes a long way, but it is pretty pricey at around £16.00 for a 150ml tube. You may well be better off buying a travel sized version, or alternatively asking for a few samples in one of l'occitane's shops.
Don't waste this lovely product on unexfoliated feet! Make sure you do this before using the product to get the best benefit; remember, even the best foot cream in the world cannot penetrate dead skin.
QVC shopping channel, I just hope that I am not the only one that is completely hooked !
Set the scene - I am avidly watching the presenters who are showing one of L'Occitanes latest products to the viewers, all of a sudden the whole thing becomes too much and I run off in search of my debit card to order that must have Shea butter foot cream.
The only trouble is that I tend to watch the QVC channel far too much.
Have you ever watched the presenters though ? They wax lyrical and sing the praises of all of these products and we females just lap it up.
L'Occitane is a relatively new company, well it was founded in the late 1970's so that's newish by my standards. Olivier Baussan founded the company and wanted to share his love of natural products, the sunshine, the nature that surrounds us and his love of Provence.
The Shea butter foot cream was on QVC and it was being sold at £25.75 for two 150ml tubes.
The tubes themselves are quite plain, just a silver coloured toothpaste style tube with a small paper label and a black plastic screw cap.
But the tube is unimportant, it is the contents that count and I wanted to see if this Shea butter foot cream was as good as the QVC presenters had made it out to be.
I have heard such a lot about Shea butter and how good it is for dry and tired skin and 15% of the contents of the whole tube comprises of Shea butter. The cream also contains mint to help cool and refresh the skin on your feet , lavender oil which helps to enhance the blood circulation and relax the skin as well as acting as a natural antiseptic. Lastly the cream contains Arnica which revives tired feet and offers help for sore or inflamed feet.
Take all of this on board and you seem to have such a lot going on inside of that little silver tube. As you would imagine the rich cream is lightly fragranced and as soon as you start to squeeze the tube the thick soft cream flows out easily.
There is no skill needed to apply the Shea butter foot cream, just make sure that your feet are scrupulously clean and then work a small amount of the Shea butter cream into the skin on each foot.
It rubs in easily and is absorbed very quickly, you may think that the Shea butter would be heavy or greasy but it isn't.
I try to look after my feet and apply cream to help sooth the rough and dry skin patches, especially those that build up around the balls and heels on the foot. If the dry skin is left to build up it builds a thick layer that eventually starts to crack and become sore Although the L'Occitane Shea Butter foot cream smells pleasant and applies easily it does seem to take time to start to work, I noticed little change to my skin until I had been using it for a couple of weeks, yet once the formula started to get a grip it was all uphill. The cream feels really cool and soft as it starts to sink into the warm skin, if you have very dry skin then you could always consider applying the cream and then putting some socks on top and leaving it on all night to soak in.
I have now started my second tube and have come to the conclusion that the QVC presenters do know what they are talking about ! My feet are soft and bereft of dry skin and before long I am sure that I will be waving my debit card about at the television again.
I have a bad habit of wandering about bare footed. This means that my feet have very dry skin and are extremely tough too. In winter the heels can crack which is unsightly.
My daughter knows that I love L'Occitane products and is constantly telling me off about the state of my feet! She very generously and sensibly bought me some Shea Butter foot cream for Christmas (along with lots of other goodies) and it is gorgeous!
L'Occitane use only natural products in their range. It is not over packaged and all that I have seen has been recyclable.
It comes in a very plain, shiny metal tube with a simple screw fastening top. (Which is easy to shoot across the room when you have got the cream on your hands but nothing is perfect! :))
The cream is very thick and is easily absorbed into the skin.(You can almost hear your feet slurping it's goodness in.) It is made of 15% Shea butter which makes it feel really luxurious on your skin.
There is a rich lavender fragrance from the essential oils it contains. The lavender also contributes to the immediate soothing you can feel as you apply it.
The skin on my feet started to improve immediately, no more cracking skin, and I usually remember to put shoes or slippers on now, I like to feel them so smooth and want to keep them that way.
For an extra boost for your feet you can put a generous amount of this cream on just before you go to bed. (Put some cotton socks on to hold the cream on your feet and not the sheets.) Your hard working feet will smell and feel lovely in the morning.
Do not put this on your feet and then immediately try to run down the stairs bare footed! Otherwise you will be admiring your beautiful soft feet from a hospital bed. Your feet can stay slippy for a few minutes after application if you are over generous with it.
A tube of 150ml. 5.2 oz costs between £17.00 - £19.00. It is expensive but a little goes a long way.
My lovely partner describes my feet in the following ways - 'if we ever need any sand paper we won't have to bother buying any, we can just use your heels!' and my soles 'you are the only person I know that could do a tap dance without tap shoes' Bless him! I have spent a huge amount of money on a whole variety of different products to try to soften my feet and moisturise my heels but nothing seems to work. Anyway, my mum and I were recently in Debenhams and there was a nice lady giving a demonstration of L'Occitane products. Never one to pass up a freebie we went over and tried the hand cream. It was really rich and was absorbed really quickly and left my hands feeling really soft. I asked about the foot cream and was told that it was just as rich and was given a free sachet to take home. I used it that night following a bath and was amazed by how quickly it was absorbed and how soft my poor feet felt afterwards. I decided that I would invest my hard-earned cash (£16 for 150ml) on a tube. The cream is thick and luxurious and has a delicate scent of lavender. The heels on my feet are truly the softest that I can ever remember, my soles are improved, but need a good scrub from my scholl hard skin remover before the cream can penetrate the really tough patches, but I will persevere. The cream does cost a lot, but when I weigh it up against all the other things that I have bought but haven't worked, its well worth it.
I have been using L`occitane products for a while now, basically they are beauty products, they sell foot cream, shaving cream, bubble bath, soap and much much more, there stuff is really good. the one bad point though is that they are really expensive, (I get a discount as my sister in law is a mangeress in one off their stores.)
She tends to buy the family birthday or christmas presents from her store, recently she got me Shea butter foot cream as I am always complaining about my sore feet. Sorry I am not sure off the price as it was a gift.
The cream comes in a silver 150ml tube which in turn comes in a brown box and it has the L`Ooccitane logo on , the lid is a screw on one and is navy blue in colour. There is a slight smell from this cream but it is`nt strong.
Instructions for use
Use both hands and in circular motion massage cream into feet, the box also states that the cream is for external use only and to avoid contact with eyes.
Some of the ingredients include:
Corn starch modified
I really like the L`OCcitane products, anything that I have used so far has been really good, including the foot cream, it really does make a difference to your feet if you have dry or damaged skin, I tend to suffer with dry skin and the difference this cream has made to my feet is unbelievable, they are so much softer and my dry skin is less of a problem. I am hoping that it dissappears all together with time and more use off this cream.
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A prescription for relief and well-being. Rich in nourishing shea butter (15%) and containing antiseptic A.O.C. lavender essential oil to purify, and anti-inflammatory arnica extract to help reduce redness and irritation, this cream moisturises and relieves irritated and tired feet. To use: Massage from toes to ankles whenever feet are tired from too much walking, or when feet feel hot or tense. May be used daily. Alternate use of Shea Butter Foot Cream with Shea Butter Exfoliating Foot Care, which helps to eliminate dead skin cells and helps to prevent calluses.