“ Brand: Lush / Type: Foot Lotion / Suitable for: Foot „
Summer is all but over and wow my feet know it. Several months of flip flops, sandals and being generally barefoot has left me with dry peeling feet which are aren't feeling too happy. I had some of this foot lotion a few years ago and decided to treat myself to some more to try and and sort my sad footsies.
Lush advertises itself as having fresh, handmade cosmetics and are known for being animal friendly, however I know some fellow dooyoo-ers have issues with their chemicals and factory processing. They do have conflicting practices compared to how they market themselves, but I've always liked their products and as a vegetarian it's great to know that the products are animal friendly and sometimes vegan. I do find their products quite pricey though. I did find it difficult to find this product in store as it looked like all the others, but the moment I started looking a shop assistant pounced on me to ask if I needed help (which I actually found a bit annoying. You can't win!)
The Fair Trade Foot Lotion comes in the traditional Lush screw lid pot. Screw lids are not always great for products as it can be difficult to put the lid back on when you have slippy-producty hands, but it does mean that you can get all of the lotion out unlike squeeze tubes. It also means you can recycle the pot back in store. The pot holds 225g of product, and cost me £9.25. As I said, quite expensive but I decided to treat myself with the money I got for my birthday, hoping to sort out my poor sad feet.
The pot has information about the fair trade aspect of the lotion to the lid, with the fairtrade symbol on it. Having volunteered for a fair trade shop before this was very recognisable to me. The lid explains that the cocoa butter in the product is organic and bought from a group of small scale farmers, and allows them a better income to invest in better living conditions and other community products. There is a link to a website for more information. So far so good!
The front of the pot has 'Fair Trade Foot Lotion' in the Lush logo, it also has the vegetarian society logo and the fairtrade logo again. The back sticker on my pot is wonky, which pains my need for everything ever to be in straight lines. It has application information and advises you use at night so that the lotion has all night to sink in. It also recommends that you use the lotion after the Lush 'Volcano Foot Mask' (which I personally don't, £9.25 was enough thank you Lush!) The sticker says that Lush are against animal testing and that the pot is recycled and that you can bring back five full sized clean pots and receive a free face mask.
There is a little sticker telling me that my particular pot was made by 'Rafal' with a picture of said 'Rafal' and a best before date of 15/10/14 so plenty of time to use all the lotion. There is a big list of ingredients, and some information saying that Lush uses peppermint oil for it's cooling and analgesic effect. Under the ingredients, it tells me that the product is 5.6% ingredients traded to fair trade standards. Now, I wasn't too impressed with this. I guess 5.6% is better than no %, but the fact that this product is called 'Fair Trade Foot Lotion' and has two fairtrade logos on it and information on the growers - I was expecting more than 5.6% fairtrade.
The product is a thick pink colour - it makes me think of melting strawberry ice cream! The colour is a bit synthetic. The smell is a very creamy peppermint, I like mint and I find the smell pleasant. The lotion is very thick and a small amount goes a long way. I generally scoop out a 10p sized amount per foot. The lotion is very absorbent and rubs in easily, I generally apply to the whole foot, heel and between my toes. The smell is quite strong and minty. Whilst the product absorbs quickly you can feel it on your feet and they are a little slippy, but I don't find it unpleasant. I usually use this product at night so it can soak in overnight.
I have found that I need to be careful with this product, as if I don't rub it all in properly it can leave pink streaks on my sheets. These do wash out but not the point really. I usually rub any excess into my hands to keep them soft too!
After a few applications my feet are feeling smoother and better than before. I had some quite hard skin on my heels which is getting softer, and the dead skin on my toes has all but disappeared. This item is pricey but you get lots of it and it really has improved the state of my feet.
However, I am really disappointed in Lush for advertising this as 'Fair Trade' when the actual fair trade percentage is so low. Maybe the other ingredients can't be produced fair trade (made in the UK etc) but when I read the small print I felt like they had milked something that wasn't particularly true and I was a bit misled.
I received this Lush 'Fair Trade Foot Lotion' in a gift set last year for my birthday. It is usually priced at £9.25 for 225g, but I got a 100g tub in my set and this is still lasting me yet after several months of use.
The foot lotion is designed to "keep your little piggies soft, supple and minty!"
The first thing I noticed when I opened the rub was the strong minty smell, and so I was shocked to see that the cream is actually pink in colour and not a minty colour. I don't mind the scent as I personally love it, but if you aren't a fan of peppermint or spearmint then this product may not be for you, as the scent is hard to ignore!
The tub was filled to the very top and the cream isn't very thick in texture and so could very easily spill out the tub if you are not careful when opening.
My feet are quite battered after wearing uncomfy high heel shoes in the past and also when I worked in a job where I was constantly on my feet. I had never used a foot mask or cream on a daily basis though until I started using this. I didn't notice any major changes to the condition of my feet after I first used it, but after a few days of use my feet did start to feel smoother. Therefore, you really do have to use this cream on a daily basis to benefit from it. I go through stages where I apply this everyday for a few weeks and then stop using it for a while, and so I guess this is how the 100g sized tub has lasted me almost a year.
I can't say this cream takes away cracked or dry skin completely, but it does help the overall condition of them a bit. I think my feet may need a good foot mask to help them any further, which you can also purchase from Lush and so I am going to purchase and try that next.
The only bad thing about this foot lotion I feel is the texture of the cream itself. It does seem slightly watery and I was expecting it to be quite thick. I love rubbing cream into my feet for a while to relieve aches but due to the texture of this, it doesn't take long to rub in at all. Although some people may prefer this!
I received a small tub of this in a summer gift set for £10 that I bought from Lush in Nottingham.
The foot lotion is a hot pink colour that smells quite minty and uplifting. The peppermint aroma is lovely. The lotion itself is quite thick and creamy but it's easy to work with. You simply scoop some of the lotion up in your hand and apply it to your feet with your fingers. I rub the remainder in with my fingertips and the lotion absorbs into my feet pretty much straight away. As soon as I have applied this my feet feel instantly better. The foot lotion comes in one of the standard Lush black pots. My pot was 100g in weight.
The lotion doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. It absorbs into the skin well and it doesn't leave a sticky/ tacky residue on your feet after use. You can use the lotion after a bath or shower or you can use it during any time of the day really. You can use the lotion alongside moisturising socks and leave it on overnight for a more moisturising effect. The lotion is great for sore and aching feet and it's really soothing and cooling. It's perfect for summer and cooling the feet down after a walk on the beach! You really feel the peppermint working - it makes your feet tingle!
The foot lotion can be applied at room temperature but I like to chill mine before use as it really refreshes my feet then. The lotion can be applied to the legs aswell as the feet. I really love this stuff. It's 100% natural too and it's not been tested on animals either - even better!
I love the Lush Stores, though in Northern Ireland there is only one Lush Store in the Country, in the City of Belfast, so every time I take a shopping in Belfast, Lush is always on my to-do-list.
A few months ago I went shopping and picked up a few nice treats, and one of things I treated myself to was Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion.
Up until recently (until I was put on bed rest due to extreme hypertension) I worked as both a waitress and a cleaner and after my 40 hour week I also studied a business degree at night, so I was on my feet pretty much all day every day, hence why I decided to seek a good foot cream, the soles of my feet were just full of unattractive dry skin, I had tried lots of different creams, off the Avon and from Boots but none worked as well as this product.
I found that this foot cream worked really well on my heals, which can be quite hard, to use it I smear on a big dollop of cream, rub it into the top and sole of my foot and them put on my 'special' moisturiser socks (that I got in Avon) and leave it on for a while, it's really easy to apply and you can leave it on for as long as you like.
It took a few uses until I seen any real results from this cream, though I would say after 3 weeks of using it twice a week, there was definitely a real change in my feet, which was brilliant as I was able to wear my flip flops on holidays and not feel super self conscious.
This cream smells lovely, there is a real minty smell to it, but there is also a hint of chocolate in there too, it smells clean and fresh and it isn't too over powering, compared to a lot of the foot creams I have tried, this cream smells really pleasant, and there is no real chemical smell from it which is an added bonus.
You can pick up Lush Celestial Moisturiser in any of their Lush Stores, or online at www.lush.co.uk. It costs £8.85 per 225g tub, in the beginning I thought this was really expensive for such a small tub, though I have had this cream for 4 months now and I have only got half way through the tub, so it isn't so tough on the pocket afterall.
Of course I saved the best bit for last, because this Moisturiser is from Lush, it has been made fairly and ethically with only natural and safe ingredients, so you don't have to worry about animal testing or allergic reactions to strong or strange chemicals (though always check the labels if you have allergies). This product has been deemed suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Here is a list of the chemicals in Celestial *found on lush.co.uk*.
Water, Arnica Infusion, Almond Oil,
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Glycerine,
Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Spearmint Oil,
Peppermint Oil, Tagetes Oil, Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol,
*Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 17200,
Overall I think that this is a great product, I have seen real results in my feet, though it did take a few applications for the results to show, though they are definitely there. An added plus is the natural ingredients in this cream, and the ethical way it is produced, making it well worth the money I paid for it and I have therefore decided to give it 5 big stars!
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I got a small version of this foot cream in a set I got for my birthday. I always try to use foot cream, but hadn't done for a while so was glad to receive this in the set. It can be bought on its own for £8.95 for a 225g tub which is quite a lot of cream (my smaller tub is half the size of this and still contains plenty of cream)
It comes in a pot with a pull off lid, the pot is black with white writing which looks like chalk on a traditional black chalkboard. All in all I'm not a great fan of the packaging of the lush products, it is quite plain looking and lacking in colour. However I do like that it is in a tub, it makes it a bit different to the squeezy tubes foot cream is often found in, and means none is wasted when it gets empty.
Despite finding the packaging slightly bland, the cream itself definitely isnt! It is a bubblegum pink colour which made using the cream slightly more fun. The cream isn't as thick as I expected, I usually expect foot cream to be very concentrated and more like a balm / butter. Whereas this was actually quite watery, I would have even found it too watery as a body lotion never mind a foot cream! As a result my feet didn't feel particularly moisturised after using it, despite using quite a lot. I also found that fairly quickly the cream had rubbed off leaving my feet feel like I hadn't put any cream on at all.
However the cream was refreshing on my feet, therefore would be a nice treat for summer. However during winter when my feet tend to get most dry something more comforting than this is required.
Next onto the smell - it is described as a peppermint and spearmint combination, also containing cocoa butter and almond oil. In theory this sounded great however I wasn't too impressed with the overall smell. To begin with I mainly picked up the mint aromas which smelt great, however after starting to use it the smell became sickly and also started to smell slightly off (I promise this wasn't my feet!!) I'm not sure if this was the combination of the mint and cocoa butter, but something just wasn't working about the smell.
Not one to be put off that easily I continued using the cream every few days until the pot ran out a few weeks later. Overall I didn't notice any improvement to the dry skin on my feet which was quite disappointing.
This just wasn't for me, it was far too watery for a foot cream and the smell just didn't suit me at all.
Well to say that I like Lush products would be a bit of an understatement. I can rarely walk past without popping in and treating myself to something.
The Lush fairtrade foot lotion is a fab product for aching weary feet and one that I love using especially in the summer months when the weather is hot and my feet are feeling the heat from walking around in uncomfortable shoes all day.
The foot lotion claims to help with soothing feet after the abuse they get from being trapped in shoes all day. It also claims to help with the aches and pains and general weariness that feet sometimes get from being so abused.
Like all Lush products the ingredients list is quite extensive and is full of natural goodies such as arnica, peppermint oil, organic cocoa butter and loads more.
The lotion is quite runny so you have to be careful with getting it out of the tub or else it will end up everywhere. As soon as you rub it on your feet you can immediately feel the soothing effects and there is nothing nicer than sitting getting myself comfortable in front of the telly and rubbing some of this in after a long day.
It also have a lovely minty smell which is really refreshing and also keeps my feet smelling fragrant for hours afterwards.
After using this for a little while the skin on my feet is also improved and is soft and smooth.
It really does help to relieve my weary feet and make them throb less after I have been on them for a long time but the real reason I love this foot lotion so much is the cooling effect that it has on them.
Sometimes my feet can get really hot and uncomfortable especially after being in uncomfortable shoes and getting this foot lotion straight out from the fridge it immediately cools them down. The lotion leaves them feeling tingly and the cooling sensation lasts for ages which really helps at night as my feet being hot can stop me from being able to fall asleep properly.
The fairtrade foot lotion from lush is a gorgeous product and one that I will continue to buy every summer for as long as they keep making it. It is quite expensive at £8.95 a tub but the tub is quite big and should last you for a few weeks.
I bought my pot of Lush Fair Trade Foot lotion last year. I'd love to say I've been using it ever since, but foot creams are one of those products that I can never seem to find the inclination to apply, so for a long time I was only putting it on once a week at most. I actually put the pot on my bedside table in the hope that it would prompt me to remember to apply this before I went to bed, but even that didn't work. It's only now that summer's here (well sort of!) that I have started applying this regularly, in an attempt to keep my feet looking decent in my sandals.
As the name suggests this foot lotion is Fair Trade and actually carries the Fair Trade logo, something that you will regularly see on food products, but is quite rare to find on a beauty product.
The lotion contains an array of lovely ingredients, all to help soothe your feet, including almond oil, peppermint oil, spearmint oil and cocoa butter. It does however contain parabens (Methylparaben and Propylparaben) which some people have concerns about, hence the huge amount of paraben-free products popping up on the market.
The product comes in a black plastic tub, which looks like a little plant pot with a screw top lid. Very bland, but Lush always say that they prefer to spend their money on the ingredients in their products rather than the packaging they come in which I suppose is fair enough.
The lotion itself is baby pink in colour and has a soft minty smell. I'd say that it smells more of spearmint than peppermint, and isn't too strong or overpowering. It actually has a slight sweetness to the scent and I can detect the scent of the cocoa butter albeit very vaguely.
When I first used this I was surprised by the consistency of the lotion, and even now I find it quite strange. I had expected a rather thick lotion, but in fact the glossy pink cream is fairly runny. When you rub it into the skin only a small amount is needed - because of it's thin consistency it spreads out easily over the skin. It doesn't take too much rubbing in, and sinks into the skin quickly. For me, that is quite a bonus, because I really don't like it when you apply a foot lotion and end up with a sort of slimy feeling against your toes, or feel you're sticking to the carpet when you walk around!
Even now that I'm applying this regularly, I can't say I'm overly impressed with the results. The skin on the feet is very dry and tends to be harder than the skin on other areas of your body. For this reason feet need quite an intense moisturiser, and I really don't feel that this product is intense enough. It's almost as if I have just applied a light body lotion to my feet rather than a specific product designed for feet.
A 225g pot of this lotion costs £8.35 from Lush. You can also purchase online at www.lush.co.uk.
Whilst the fact this product is fair trade is honourable, as a foot lotion I simply don't like it. I don't think it is intensive enough for the feet and it's a little expensive for what it is. If the skin on your feet is not particularly dry or rough you may like this product, but my poor, gnarled old feet need something a little more intense and so I won't be buying this product again.
I bought this as an alternative to Pied Du Pepper which had sold out when I went into Lush. It comes in a black container and costs £8.35 for 225g.
Lush describe the cream as being minty fresh to pick up feet that have been stuck in shoes all day long. It contains spearmint and peppermint essential oils to relieve aches and cool hot feet again. Arnica and marigold herbs take away the weariness.
The ingredients are;
Water (Aqua), Arnica Infusion (Arnica Montana), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Fairtrade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta), Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 17200, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
This particular cream has a light pink colour. When you open the container it has a distinct smell of mint, it smells really clean and fresh. You apply this to clean dry feet and massage in. When you rub this in you get a tingly sensation on your feet and they feel really invigorated. The cream has a light texture and absorbs really well. I like to use this in the evening and then put on some cotton socks to allow it to absorb.
After using this my feet felt soft and smooth. The cocoa butter is really good for dry skin on the heels and balls of your feet. A few days of using this and you really see the difference. My feet had a lovely smell and felt deodourised all day. I would give this cream 4 out of 5 stars as I still prefer Pied Du Pepper and this one is quite expensive for what it is.
I received this fair trade foot lotion as part of a gift and I must say that my initial thought was disappointment as I don't bother paying much attention to my feet.
The packaging is your standard Lush fair with a small black pot with a screw top lid. Once empty, the pot can be returned to your Lush store (along with 4 others) to be exchanged for a free Lush face mask. It's quite rare that I get these pots from Lush now but next year I'd be able to get a nice face mask for free.
Upon opening the lid I was instantly met with a peppermint smell which was quite strong and made me think of old ladies! The colour of this foot lotion is quite a vivid pink and it almost looked a little toxic! However, as it was a gift I was willing to give it a try so after a nice long hot shower I dried my feet and applied a generous layer of this foot lotion.
My initial thought was that this was quite a thick lotion and while a fair amount was needed to have a generous coating I was quite pleased when it started to sink in within just a minute or two. I have since found this most effective if applied to dry feet and then covered with bed socks. This allows the lotion hours to soak in to my feet and gives me feet that are soft and supple when I wake up in the morning. This is ideal if I am going to be wearing pretty shoes or flip flops. Also, it means that I have lovely smelling feet for the rest of the following day.
The lotion does retain moisture quite well and if you want to just apply and go you will need to wait a good few minutes before your feet are dry enough to be dressed and walked on for the day/night. The peppermint smell is a very strong one but you can't notice it unless you are right near my feet so I'm happy enough with that.
I must say that my opinion of foot lotions has improved drastically since using this product. My feet are always soft and lovely and I don't mind my husband touching them half as much as I used to. It takes just a few minutes to apply this cream and even though I don't use it every single day the difference is very noticeable. The skin around my toes and the soles of my feet is so soft now compared to how it used to be. I have been very pleased with the results and I would happily by this myself in the future.
This foot lotion can be purchased from Lush stores or Lush.co.uk for around £4 which I think is a very reasonable price as I have had my pot for around 4 months now and have been very pleased with the results. I also have around 1/3 left which is just fantastic value for money. I do think that this is a product that I could live without, as I have done in the past, but aren't most products us women buy non-essential? I like a little treat now and again and I love knowing that my feet are better than they have ever been before!
I must admit that I probably don't take care of my feet as well as I should, so when it came to summer this year I decided to treat them and try to get them looking and feeling better. I'm a big fan of Lush's products and decided to try their fair trade foot lotion. A 225g pot of this costs £7.95. Although this does seem like an expensive product, you can request a sample first to make sure it suits your skin/needs.
The foot lotion comes in a black tub. Many of Lush's products also come in these black tubs and once you've finished with five of them, you can take them back into the store and trade them in to be recycled. In return Lush will give you a free fresh face mask, which would normally cost £4.95.
The foot lotion is pink, and smells like a typical foot product - minty and refreshing. The lotion contains both peppermint and spearmint. These are fantastic for cooling down your feet, which is perfect if you've been out walking or on them all day.
To use the foot lotion you simply rub it into your feet as and when required. You don't need to have a particular regime, but I would really recommend doing it after a bath o shower to make sure you have lovely clean toes, you could also use 'Running to the embassy; from Lush on your feet first to help any hard or tough skin you might have. I have found that the two go together very well hand in hand.
The lotion is very easy to rub into your feet and is absorbed quite quickly. It's not too greasy which is a very good thing, and it doesn't hover on the surface of your skin like many lotions do. This is great because it means you can put your socks back on again and start walking around if you need to. If possible I would recommend putting a very thck layer of this on your feet, then putting on some cotton socks and going to bed for the night. You will wake up with lovely soft and moisturised feet and toes, which smell lovely and minty!
Fair trade foot lotion contains:
Water (Aqua), Arnica Infusion (Arnica Montana), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Fairtrade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta), Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 17200, Methylparaben, Propylparaben (*Occurs naturally in essential oils)
I would really recommend keeping a tub of this in your house, it's great for those toes!
I was looking for a cooling, soothing foot lotion for the summer, and as I'd heard good things about Lush's Fair Trade Foot Lotion, I decided to get hold of some. I thought the larger pot from Lush was a bit big and I might not be able to get through it all before the use-by date, but I managed to get hold of a 100g tub on eBay.
Fair Trade Foot Lotion gets its name from the fair trade cocoa butter it's made from, which helps soften the feet. The lotion also contains peppermint and spearmint essential oils, which relieve aches and cool feet. Arnica helps to heal and soothe sore and tired feet, and almond oil adds to the moisturising effect. The lotion is suitable for vegetarians, but sadly is not suitable for vegans.
Opening the tub, the lotion smells deliciously minty and fresh. It is a pale pink colour, which is no doubt where the references to 'little piggies' come from! It is quite a thick consistency and the lotion won't suddenly run out if you tip the tub to one side, although it might if you knocked the tub over, or left it on its side for ages! Perhaps because of the minty smell, it's not the sort of lotion you would think of applying anywhere else on your body!
I try to apply it onto cleaned feet, because let's face it, applying lotion to dirty feet is a bit gross. The lotion makes my feet feel lovely and cool and instantly refreshed - it's a really nice feeling.
Unfortunately, because the lotion is quite greasy, you really need to get straight into bed, or put some socks on. You can't wander about in bare feet, as you'd get oil all over the carpet, or end up slipping over on the kitchen linoleum. Neither could you really put shoes on - you'd probably end up sliding out of them! This does mean that you are restricted as to when you can use the foot cream - at night before bed, not in the morning before you head out.
Having said that, I feel really pampered when I use this product two or three times a week, and my feet definitely feel different the morning after - much smoother and even softer, which is a miracle considering my disgusting hard heels. Alongside my Ped Egg, the lotion has improved the condition of my feet to the best they've ever been as an adult!
It's lasting for ages too - I've barely dented the top of my 100g tub. I think I was right about not being able to use up a whole larger one before the end date!
Overall I definitely recommend this product. It's a great foot lotion, especially in the summer (in the winter I'll go back to Pied de Pepper which is warming). I'll certainly be repurchasing again next year. I do wish it was slightly less greasy, but meh, you can't have everything.
I got a 10ml sample of this product as part of Lush's summer All-Inclusive Package box.
First off, the most noticeable thing about this cream is the colour! I have to say it's the girliest looking foot lotion I've ever used, a creamy bubblegum pink similar to their Creamy Candy bath bubble bar.
The scent is rather appealing. It's a sweet mint smell a bit like those Spearmint chewy sweets you can get but it's not sickly. Unlike the mintyness of their Ice Blue soap this scent actually lingers which is nice.
To use it I take a dab and massage it first into my heel and the ball of my foot to soften any hard skin and then I give myself an all-over foot massage working out all those pains from a day of shopping! I haven't seen any effects as yet from a moisturising point of view and I've been using it for almost two weeks now. However, the sensation as you apply it is fantastic. It's tingly and cooling and feels really refreshing on hot or sweaty feet.
Make sure not to put too much product on at once, you can always apply more if necessary. I found that too much too forever to sink in and left a bit of a greasy feeling but a smaller amount was perfect and left no nasty residue. For an overnight treat I pop my feet into a pair of light cotton socks to let the moisturiser really sink in, though as I said it's not that effective as yet.
For a full size 225g tub of Fairtrade Foot Lotion it will cost you around £7.95 online although instore prices sometimes vary. I think this is rather expensive although you do get a huge tub of it and you only need a small dab at a time per foot. The problem I foresee with that though is the possibility that it'll be out of date before it can be finished (although many Lush products are still effective past their use-by date).
Overall this isn't a bad product but I don't think it's worth the money and I probably won't buy the full tub. As a sample size though it's perfect for taking on holiday to cool and freshen those worn-out beach feet so I'm giving it 4 stars for it's lovely tingly sensation.
I love to dance; I go to salsa classes sometime four to five times a week! My feet take a complete battering after every night of mambos and suzie-Qs!!!! I was looking for a good foot lotion to sooth my tired tootsies! I noticed the Fair Trade Foot Lotion in Lush in its non-descript tall black pot and I thought I would try it out.
The pot is £7.95 for 225g, I thought it was a little bit pricey to start with but after all I thought it is a Lush product and it was fair trade so I felt like I was doing my bit to help support the farmers who make the organic cocoa butter.
The lotion promises to revitalise hard working feet, relieve aches and cool feet.
VEGETARIAN, Water (Aqua), Arnica Infusion (Arnica Montana), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Fairtrade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta), Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 17200, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
This does not really mean anything to me BUT I know that COCOA BUTTER is really good for your skin and the SPEARMINT OIL make my tootsies minty fresh and tingly.
DOES IT WORK...
I am not sure about the cooling effect of the peppermint but it does give my feet a nice clean fresh smell which is not a bad thing.
The lotion does make my feet nice and soft but I need to use it at least twice a day otherwise they become extremely dry and cracked again. I am not sure whether this is just my feet or whether the lotion itself only has a very short 'working life.'
Like I said it does not have a lasting effect on me and I do not feel the cooling effect.
Also, a major problem is that if you use it on a warm/hot day and do not wear socks, you will find that you feet feel like they are really sweaty - its the lotion on the skin. This is not a nice sensation.
use the lotion in copious amounts at night after a shower and before you go to bed. Put on cotton socks and awake to soft tootsies
save the pots for a free face wash - you need to ask the staff as its not always advertised
I am an avid Lush follower though saying that I do really try very hard indeed to stay away from the shop cos it always means I spend up and get skint very fast indeed cos I'm unable to resist their products!
However the other day I was walking past Lush and as I hadn't been in for a while I decided that it was time to take a peek and see what was happening.
Currently residing in Weston Super Mare I have been making most of the sunshine and wearing sandals of late which are just the job for playing on the beach with my mates kids or walking with my mate who I am staying with at the moments four dogs but my feet really are not one bit summer ready sadly and this thought popped into my head when I was looking at some of the foot products that Lush had on offer and although I have over the past few years tried out a lot of their offerings this is one that never, in truth appealed to me! So I perused it and decided that as I have heard so many rave reviews about it that it was time to give it a whirl!
Simple black tall pot this was available to purchase only in one size which is a 225g pot. On the lid of the pot (that pulls on and off with ease) I am told that it is Lush (225g) Fresh handmade Cosmetics Fair Trade Foot Lotion 'Keep your little piggies soft, supple and minty! We really like to rub it in to relieve aching feet and soften hard skin. With organic, fair trade cocoa butter and stimulating spearmint' and the contact details for Lush are given then on the main part of the bottom half of the pot I am given a list of ingredients used and there is a cartoon picture drawn on of the person responsible for making it along with the use by date being stated. It's a simple pot and not one bit fancy as is all the Lush packaging but it is informative as it need to be of course.
A Bit About The Product According To Information Given On The Lush Website:
Minty revitalisation for feet with fairly traded cocoa butter. Pink and perky, one mightily minty cream for your feet, which also helps to ease the abuse they get when trapped in shoes all day. We use both spearmint and peppermint essential oils to relieve aches and cool hot feet again. Arnica and marigold herbs take away the weariness and get your feet ready to wear your highest heels or to be seen naked and proud of it.
The lotion is light pink and a bit like a pinky marshmallow colour really. Take a sniff and it's really a lovely smell of refreshing and natural spearmint with a hint of the cocoa butter to it which you wouldn't expect to be able to smell considering most of the fragrance is of spearmint...but you can!
Suitable due to it's fragrance for both men and women alike to use it all you need is a very small blob of this runnyish lotion. It spreads with ease and feels a little bit greasy which I suppose does make it easier to use and spread!
So it goes on easy but it takes a few minutes to totally absorb into the skin. It leaves the skin feeling supple and certainly helps to remove any nasty foot odour as well as keeping it a bay. I use this daily and definitely feel that my skin is generally more soft and smooth and the dry skin I did have prior to using this has decreased though to be fair it hasn't completely gone.
I think this is a pleasant enough foot cream but it neither stimulates nor relaxes my feet really. It doesn't sooth them but smooth them it does slightly though it's a product that you really do have to work with and remember to use with regularity. I love the fragrance of this though and it does make me feel clean but is it worth almost £8.00 a pot....I actually don't think so to be totally honest with you!
Only available in Lush stores priced £7.95 a pot.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I work extremely long hours as a staff nurse as a result my poor feet tend to take a bit of a pounding. I sometimes feel like I have walked for miles through the long and winding corridors of the hospital where I work transferring and collecting patients. The first thing I invested in to try and combat aching feet syndrome as I like to call it was a good pair of comfortable shoes the second an electric foot massager. The shoes worked a treat however I was normally too tired at night to even be bothered to plug in the massager let alone fill it up with water etc. One of my colleagues and I were discussing the finer details of combating tired feet one day when she mentioned that she always relies on a particular product to help keep her feet in tip-top condition. It sounded so good that I invested the next time I was passing Lush. The product being Fair Trade Foot Lotion.
This product like most other lush items can be bought both online or in person at Lush shops. The lotion comes packaged in a black pot with a large screw-top lid. I purchased the biggest pot I could find weighing in at 225g it set me back £7.95. The Lush logo was displayed prominently across the lid with the product name and also included the Fairtrade logo. Like other Lush products there is a sticker with a character picture of the member of staff who actually made the product in this case "Kris". This also shows use by dates too. I was pleased to find that this product would happily last a year. Product ingredients are also listed along with Lush recycling promise to give a free fresh face mask when five black pots are returned.
Lush market their Fair Trade Foot Lotion in that and here I use their own words. "That it will keep your little piggies soft, supple and minty". Apparently it will also relieve aching feet and soften hard skin. This is due to stimulating spearmint and peppermint and the organic fairtrade cocoa butter. Other ingredients include arnica and marigold herbs, and almond oil. I have to say the whole infusion sounded delicious and I couldn't wait to try it out.
After a particularly busy shift I got home and after showering I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to try out my foot lotion. My feet were literally aching and throbbing. I opened my little black pot and was met with my first surprise the lotion was actually pink and a rather shocking shade at that. I was expecting it to be green probably as it contained spearmint and peppermint. I was met immediately with a very minty scent which reminded me of spearmint chewing gum. I dipped my finger in the lotion it had a thick consistency which did not run. I rubbed some of the product into my feet and was pleased that it glided on easily and rubbed in nicely but only to a point. It did not absorb particularly quickly and I decided that I would be unable to walk round the house barefoot (after waiting fifteen minutes for it to soak in) without wearing socks for fear that I would slip on my wooden floors. This aside I felt the benefit almost immediately. It seemed to take the heat out of my feet and they felt soothed. The next morning however I was aware that my feet were soft and supple and some of the dry areas looked much improved. I must admit I was sold on this product and religiously now apply it most evenings before bed. A few weeks later and I would be happy to walk around permanently with bare feet as it has improved the appearance of my feet to such an extent that I would happily show them off.
Overall I would highly recommend this product for use in the evening only due to its oily residue however this is a small price to pay for soft supple and minty fresh feet. I would award this product 4 Dooyoo stars and would recommend it to all. The other plus point is that a little goes a very long way with this product hence excellent value for money.
It's very minty so it's refreshing, boosts the circulation in your feet and helps to stop aching feet hurting when you've been over-using them / It contains skin softening butters and a beautiful infusion of arnica / Lush products are fresh and handmade in Canada /