“ Brand: Lush / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Foot „
I saw 'Volcano' in Lush a few months ago when I went in to buy some foot lotion. It looked interesting but at £5.95 for a fairly small pot I thought it was a bit expensive. A friend bought me some for my birthday in September, so I was excited to give it a go! Following summer my feet have been in a bit of a bad shape so I was hoping this could help me to sort them out.
Volcano is a foot mask, like a face mask just for your feet! My immediate worry was - how do you apply a mask to your feet? The answer is with difficultly! I went to dooyoo to read some reviews to see if anybody else had explained how to apply this product. I read 3-4 reviews but I couldn't find a review that went into detail. The pot tells you to apply a thick layer to both feet, wrap in plastic and leave for ten minutes, and then rub into your feet and rinse off.
The first time I tried the product, I had a bath and applied the product to my feet about ten minutes before I was due to get out and sat with my feet dangling out! It wasn't particularly comfortable and my legs went a bit dead so I wouldn't recommend it. The second time I used this product, I put a towel down on the bathroom floor, covered my feet one at a time and then wrapped cling film around my feet. I then sat about for ten minutes and then washed off in the shower. This worked much better, although the shame of Mr S walking in on me sat on the floor in my dressing gown, feet covered in clay and waving cling film around was somewhat embarrassing, he nearly fell down the stairs laughing at me. Whilst it looked silly, it was the best method and I've employed it ever since - I just lock the door now!
The product is like a thick grey clay but it has a gritty like consistency, I assume that is the pumice. It comes in the Lush style pot, which is great that it can be recycled but I do find the screw lids difficult when your hands are covered in product. I do find this product gets everywhere and my pot is covered in the mask on the outside, so keep it in your bathroom! I find the smell quite pleasant, a mix of herbs and oils with a distinct 'lush' smell. I wouldn't chose it as a perfume but it's nice for a foot mask. The product sticks to feet well and spreads evenly, although there is some product wastage in that it gets stuck to your hands and has to be washed off. The sticker on my pot says that it lasts until November, so there is about a two month shelf live on the product.
Kaolin, Pumice, Limeflower and Cleaver Decoction, Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Papaya, Potatoes, Glycerine, Bentonite Gel, Menthol Crystals, Lemon Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, *Eugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
This product is vegan
I was completely amazed by the results of this foot mask. I had a lot of dead skin on my heels and it literally melted away when I rubbed the product in to wash it off. My whole feet felt softer and really energised, they tingled in a pleasant way for about an hour after usage. I've been using it once a week and every time my feet feel so soft and energised. I've used this product three times and I'm about half way through, so a pot would probably last 6 or so applications. So when you break it down, at £1 an application this isn't actually that expensive.
This product is truly brilliant, it softens feet and seems to eat away dead skin. I've been so impressed with it. The worst thing about Volcano is the application, it's messy and not particularly comfortable. But I don't really think there's any way to get away from that with a foot mask! Therefore I just have to give this five stars for its brilliant performance
I absolutelly LOVE Lush. Every time I'm in Cardiff, I'm there! Sometimes, however, I'll go in there and let the absolutelly lovely staff reconmend and show me some of their products. This time, I went in determined to find something for my cracked heels and dead skin on always tired feet and I wlked out with lots of things (as per usual!). One of the products I liked so much I bought was Volcano. This could be considered quite pricey at £5.75. For most, this would be an occational treat as you don't get a lot for your money here. This is like a face mask but for feet. It claims to be cool and refreshing. It smells earthy too! Its a scent that I'm not sure whether I love or hate yet. I think its the tones of cinnamon that make or break it.
Here's the ingredients:
Kaolin, Pumice, Limeflower and Cleaver Decoction, Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Papaya, Potatoes, Glycerine, Bentonite Gel, Menthol Crystals, Lemon Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, *Eugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*occurs naturally in essential oils
The best way to use this lovely mask is to place it onto wet or dry feet in neither big nor small dollops and spread it out evenly. This part can get a bit messy! Then wrap you feet in cling film, then take 10 minutes to sit back and chill! After unwrapping your feet, massage the mask in before giving your feet a good soak on warm water. Great follow-ups for this is to then use Lush's Stepping Stone then their foot lotion. You'll have lovely feet in no time, plus its time to pamper yourself and relax. It'd be rude not to!
I tried This out on both myself and my Boyfriend who gets sores between his toes when he has been out walking and it worked amazingly well on both of us. James' sores cleared up within days and his feet smell so much better! My feet feel so soft and my heels are lovely. The Pumice in Volcano has definitly sorted out my cracked heels and got rid of all the dead skin. This works great on hands too!
A suggestion of mine would be to use this after a long day at work when your tired feet really need some love! I highly recommend it to anyone with sad looking/feeling feet who is looking for a bit of a treat.
I went to Lush one Sunday afternoon to treat myself and ended up completely overwhelmed with the huge amount of products. The shop assistants were AMAZINGLY helpful; I don't think I've ever experienced better customer service and it paid off because I ended up buying quite a few products.
One product I bought was this volcano foot mask. Unlike many of the products in the Lush range, I wasn't attracted to the smell. It's not a nice fruity or sweet scent - it's almost savoury and very earthy.
I am on my feet all day at work and my feet get really dry, sore and just generally a bit gross. I decided to use this product the night I bought it. The instructions tell you to apply a thick layer of the product to both feet, wrap them in plastic for 10 minutes, rub into the rough areas and then rinse off. I used a couple of plastic bags to cover my feet and sat with a magazine for 10 minutes. As somebody who doesn't really do many beauty treatments like this, I felt really girly and luxurious.
The magic ingredients in this mask are Kaolin, Pumice, tomatoes, Papaya, Potatoes, Lemon oil, Cinnamon leaf oil and menthol amongst some other ingredients which are all either naturally occurring or safe synthetics. The one that jumps out for me is the Pumice which is well known for removing dead skin which is one of my main problems. After reading up on some of the other ingredients on Lush's website I found out that Kaolin is a soft clay that cleans and repairs, Papaya contains an enzyme which digests dead skin and loosens it and Tomatoes have a deodorising effect. Obviously I don't know what products would work, but I was expecting to find mint in here as mint seems to always crop up in foot products.
The consistency of the product is almost clay like. Although it's moist in the tub, when you apply it to your feet it dries out almost instantly so you need to apply quite a thick layer. I managed to get quite a bit on my black clothes which was a pain, but I put them in the wash that evening and there are no stains. The mask made my feet feel really cool as it was on which was nice as my feet are usually constrained to tight shoes.
Once the 10 minutes were up I rubbed the mask over the heels of my feet before washing it off. Washing it off was really easy; I was expecting it to be more difficult like washing actual clay off your hands but it just rinsed straight off leaving no residue. My feet actually felt really soft and smooth and my really rough heels were smoothed out somewhat. I'm going to use it once a week to just keep my feet in shape and the staff in Lush told me it should last 6 or 7 goes (although for the amount I used I imagine it will last a bit more). The product left my feet smelling really nice which I was surprised at since I don't love the smell of the pot - once applied the smell completely changes to something I quite enjoy. They felt clean and cool and I felt ready to tackle another week on my feet knowing I have this to look forward to again at the end.
The pot is £5.75 for a 125g pot and if you bring back 5 of this type of pot you get a free face mask! The product is vegetarian and lush are very against animal testing so all in all it's very ethical. Great product!
I first used this foot mask a year ago as I needed something to treat my tired feet!
I have used it since then but it's not something that I use on a regular basis as the application process is a little messy. The mask comes in one of the standard Lush black pots. The mask is a "stone" colour and it smells a bit odd, although you get used to the smell! I would describe the smell as quite earthy, although the mask does contain kaolin which is a form of a clay - hence the earthy smell then!
The mask is to be applied to the feet after washing, so I usually soak my feet first and then apply this. The mask is easy to apply and the texture is also quite exfoliating. I apply the mask and then wrap my feet in freezer bags, to allow the mask to do it's job. After ten to fifteen minutes I rinse off the mask with warm water. I would recommend scrubbing your feet with the mask as you rinse - the exfoliating ingredients get to work and remove all the dead skin and cells from your feet.
After using this mask my feet feel great, they smell great too! The mask contains extracts of real tomatoes that help to deodorise the feet. They do work as my feet don't smell after using this, well they don't smell horrible put it that way! The mask does leave an earthy smell to your feet but this soon wears off. The mask exfoliates as it comes off and it leaves your feet feeling soft and smooth. This mask is ideal for people who are suffering from hard skin on their heels as it really helps to soften the feet.
Although I love the feet lotions from lush I wasn't so keen when I tried their volcano foot mask. The mask claims to cleanse, deodorise and have anti-fungal properties all whilst making feet soft and smooth.
It costs £5.50 for 125g of mask that comes in the usual black lush pot. First of all the amount of product is far too little for a mask that has to cover both feet and I barely got two applications before my tub was empty.
Once you have the mask on your feet the instructions say that you should then wrap your feet up in a couple of plastic bags and leave for ten minutes. The mask has a thick creamy consistency and has gritty little pumice bits in it for exfoliating afterwards. Once you have left it on for the required time you then just need to wash it off whilst giving your feet a little massage to make sure the pumice bits get to work at scrubbing off any dry flaky skin.
I hated the smell of this mask. It is quite pungent which if you suffer from smelly feet might be good but I just didn't find it pleasant at all. It has a citrusy spicy smell which was really overpowering and although I love both citrus and spicy smells the combination in this just wasn't for me.
When I removed my feet from their plastic bags there was a lot of mess so it might be an idea to have a basin beside you when it comes to washing the mask off. I didn't think of this and made a real mess trying to get to the bathroom.
The pumice bits in the mask were really effective at sloughing off my dry bits of skin and when it was washed off my feet did feel wonderfully soft. My feet also felt squeaky clean.
The deodorant properties of the mask are apparent and when washed off my feet the smell was much less offensive. Although I don't particularly have any problem with foot odour, hours after I used the mask my feet still smelt of it so this would be a good product for those people who suffer from odour problems.
If not for the smell of the mask being so strong and pungent and the messiness of it then I might have enjoyed using this mask more as it did leave my feet lovely and soft but because of those things it isn't a product that I will be buying again unless I suddenly develop an odour problem.
MY HOME PEDICURE:
I decided that after a morning of gardening I needed a bit of pampering so decided to give myself a pedicure. Much cheaper than in a salon but quite a lot messier too. I had already given my feet a good scrub with a foot scrub in the bath before my gardening efforts so decided to skip this part and go straight to the soak.
I climbed up in the attic to get my foot spa bath thing and then filled this with lovely warm water and popped in a small tablet that I had from Lush called 'Token to the Forest Gods' which was totally unimpressive but I will review that another day. The soak was lovely though and despite lacking in smell the tablet made the water lovely and soft.
After about ten minutes in the warm water I dried my feet, pushed back my cuticles, trimmed my nails and got rid of rough, dry skin. Then I got myself ready for my lovely foot mask.
I made sure I had two plastic bags ready before putting the mask on my feet. I opened the pot and sniffed. The smell was a lovely cinnamon fruity smell. To me it smelled a bit like some of the fruity cinnamon scented candles I have had.
THE LITTLE BLACK POT:
This comes in the usual little black recyclable pots which if you wash and take back five of these then you can treat yourself to a free fresh face mask. It is a good idea to keep this firmly screwed shut as the contents do have a tendency to dry out a bit so be warned. The little black pot holds 125g and costs £5.5 which isn't cheap but in my experience I have found I get at least 5 uses so in reality it works out at just over £1 a session which is a lot cheaper than a pedicure in a salon and you get a bit of a work out as you do the different things to your feet yourself.
On the front of the tub is the Lush logo with the white writing stating that this is 'Volcano'. The itttlel sticker with the face on it tells you who made this actual product and also when you need to use the contents by as Lush products are made using natural ingredients so they don't always have a long shelf life. Having said that I have found that they are really 'Best Before' dates as I have NEVER had a product go off on me and they usually retain their scent really well.
This mask looks a bit like pale clay based face mask but although it is quite thick it is easier to spread than clay would be. It feels slightly gritty in texture and smells wonderfully Christmassy, which is the cinnamon spicy smell that hits you as you open the pot. The mask is clay based as clay draws out deep down dirt and is often used in face masks too for this reason.
According to Lush this foot mask is designed "for those people whose feet emit toxic gasses" but despite the fact that my feet do not cause me this problem I do like the idea of using a mask on my feet as I enjoy a bit of pampering and my feet carry my around all day so I feel that they deserve theirshare of pamper tretamnet as much as the rest of my body bits. I find that the lovely cinnamon, lemony scent permeates into my feet making them feel lovely and soft and also gives them a really yummy smell too. So the clay helps draw dirt deep from within the skin whilst you are relaxing for a while. When you wash it off you are left with soft smooth skin which smelt of lemons and cinnamon. The mask also contains ripe tomatoes which are full of vitamins A and C and potassium but are also refreshing and great for deodorizing.
HOW DO YOU USE THIS?
Well; make sure you have two plastic bags big enough for one foot to fit in each. I also have a towels and my foot spa sitting close by. I also have my laptop so that I have something to do while masking my feet.
Cover your feet top and bottom with the mask, not too thick, I have found it is not necessary to have it really thick. Once you have one foot masked up then pop a plastic bag over that foot and tie it around the ankle. Do the same with your other foot too.
Sit back and get on with your reviews or read a book, watch TV, peel the spuds or whatever you like for about ten minutes.
Once the relaxation is over then, one at a time remove the plastic bag, as you do this try and make sure the bits of mask in the bag so save lots of mess. I pop my feet into my foot bath and gently rub my feet which gives my feet a good scrub as the clay and grainy bits of pumice make an excellent scrub to finish off the mask effect on your feet.
I leave my feet in my foot bath for another few minutes enjoying the wonderful lemony cinnamon aroma before I take my feet one at a time out of the foot bath and dry them.
At this stage you can either go on to varnish your nails or do as I did give your feet a rub with a nice foot cream. I used the Lush 'Pied de Pepper' as it too has a smell of cinnamon so I thought it went well with the smell of the mask.
WHAT IS IN THIS MASK THEN?
The main ingredients are clay or kaolin and pumice to get out the deep down dirt and also act as a scrub when removing the mask.
Fresh tomato which is a great natural deodoriser for the feet and also rich in vitamins A and B it so it is also good for the skin.
Fresh Papaya is one of nature's wonder fruits is beneficial to the skin and helps the anti-aging process ( possibly not so vital for feet) and it also helps cleanse and moisturize the skin of your tootsies.
Potatoes, yes very strange and I certainly couldn't detect that one but the humble spu is supposed to have similar properties to papaya so that potatoes are anti-aging and rich in vitamin C.
Lemon Oil which gives this mask its lovely fresh scent and also helps to clean the skin and is a natural bleach so lightens the skin too.
Cinnamon Leaf Oil which also gives the mask the lovely aroma which I find more obvious than the lemon myself and this is excellent at soothing aches and pains.
If you want to know more then head for the Lush website where they are all listed.
All Lush products are not tested on animals as Lush are against any products or ingredients within being tested on animals . Lush test their products on humans only, usually the people who create the products and work for Lush.
WHAT DO I THINK?
I love this one. It smells divine, fresh lemon and spicy cinnamon combining to give a really luscious blend that soothes, cleanses and softens the poor hard worked skin on your feet. As I dried my feet after their mask and rinse off my feet smelled lovely and felt really soft. I am always surprised after using this at how soft they are as a result of the mask treatment.
I don't have calluses but I do sometimes have hard skin on my heels and ball of my feet and I find a quick grate, a soak in my foot bath followed by this mask makes my feet feel lovely and soft. Now it is about six hours after my latest treatment and my feet still feel lovely and cool. They still smell fresh and spicy and I am more than happy with this one, thank you Lush.
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Lush have gotproducts for your whole body. As well as the usual hair and face care ranges they also do hand creams, boob cream and even feet masks. I had read some rave reviews of the foot care products so decided to treat myself to the volcano foot mask and scrub which costs £5.25 for an 125g pot.
My feet are not too bad, I know a lot of people have hang ups about their feet but I really don't understand that. They might not be the prettiest part of the body but they just look like feet to me! I have a tendancy to wander around both inside the house on my cold tile floors and out in the garden in my bare feet so my feet have this kind of ingrained dirt on the sole as well as a bit of dry skin around the edges of the soles of my feet.
The volcano mask contains pumpce for exfoliation as well as potato, tomato, and papaya and essential oils for deodorising and anti fungal treatment. I can't see clove oil in the ingredient list but to me it smells really strongly of cloves although this may be the cinamon oil. I really don't like the smell as cloves remind me of having toothache!
The mask is a thick clay light substance which is light green. To use it you apply it to your feet and then wrap your feet in cling film and leave it for 10 minutes. This is, as you can imagine, an awful lot of faffing around with the cling film curling over itself and not wanting to stick to my feet. When it is time to wash the mask off you gently massage it in and the pumice will take away the dead skin. While the mask is on it has a really nice warming sensation.
In terms of deep cleansing the mask works amazingly well. I have tried scrubbing the inground dirt from my feet with no effect in the past yet volcano left the soles of my feet really clean. I did find that it was a little bit too harsh on the more delicate skin around my toes and left them feeling a bit sore. The mask did very little to soften my skin, it still felt dry around the edges of the soles of my feet.
I'm not wowed by this mask like I was expecting to be. It does leave my feet nice and clean but not feeling pampered or moisturised. Add to that the terrible smell and the fact it costs over £5 for around 3 to 4 applications and you will see why I won't be buying it regularly.
After spotting Lush's Volcano Foot Mask and Scrub in Lush Times I decided to give it a go as something a bit different, and as I prefer quantity over quality with shoes my feet often take a battering so I thought this would be perfect for me.
What Lush say: "For feet which emit toxic gases! This thick effective mask has clays to draw out deep-down-dirt, fresh papaya and lemon for cleansing, deodorising tomatoes, astringent herbal decoctions and anti-fungal essential oils.".
Price: A 125g pot of Volcano will set you back £4.95 at Lush. I usually get about 4 to 5 uses out of my pot and I do tend to lather it on quite thick and use it about once a week. The value for money I feel is good but is dependant upon use. It's worth knowing that Volcano comes in Lush's little recycled black pots, if you take 5 clean pots back they'll give you a free fresh face mask which is worth taking advantage of and can save you about £5.
Using Volcano: It's worth knowing that this can be messy! All you do is cover the toes, soles and heels of your feet in Volcano (or get someone else to do it for you) wrap them in a plastic bag or cling film, leave for 10 minutes then massage into the feet and rinse off. I find it's always best doing this in the bathroom and even then make sure there's something that can be chucked away or thrown straight in the wash close at hand. I rinse mine off with the shower head, the first time I used Volcano I didn't rinse it off properly, walked out of the bathroom and noticed cream footprints along the carpet, it does easily hoover out though! The best was I can describe Volcano is like one of Lush's face masks, it's quite thick and creamy brown in colour, with visible small chunks of what seem to be lemon peel and pumice. I can't really describe the smell, it reminds me of the dentist, although I'm not sure why! It doesn't smell particularly nice like many of Lush's products but it's more about deodorising qualities than smelling amazing.
Does it work?: Although I do occasionally find Lush's products hit and miss with regards to them living up to expectations, I can honestly say Volcano is one of Lush's better creations. My feet felt very smooth thanks to the pumice and although they didn't smell amazing, the scent was very neutral and 'clean'.
Overall: I'd definately recommend Volcano to anyone, not just people with problem feet. It soothes and smooths and leaves your toes feeling better than ever, it's not a bad price for the amount of product you recieve and I'm a regular buyer.
One thing I hate suffering with is dry skin and although I moisturise everyday there are areas of my skin which need the extra help such as hands, elbows, knees and in my case also my feet. There is nothing worse than going into the summer and wear flip flops and having dry and cracked feet and seeing it on someone else is even worse! I have tried a variety of feet moisturisers which sometimes a bit hit or miss. I may buy something because it is on offer and I'm wanting to save the pennies but if I'm actually wanting a product to cure my dry skin and also stop them from aching due to being on them all day then my product of choice would be Volcano made by the wonderful people at Lush.
Volcano is actually intended for people who suffer with smelly feet and it is supposed to rid you of those nasty toxic fumes. However, it also soothes aching feet and moisturises your skin a treat. Fortunately I do not suffer with smelly feet but it wasn't until I read a review about Volcano that it actually proves an effective moisturiser as well. Perfect!
Volcano is quite a thick foot cream which is white/ grey in colour (depending on batch) and comes in a small black tub which is quite typical of Lush products and unlike most foot creams which tend to come in a tube Volcano you may think is easy to apply. Well no it isn't unless you use it as an everyday cream rather than an intensive foot mask like me! Best way of applying Volcano is the layer it on thickly and carefully put on your moisture socks. You will however, make a little mess in doing this. If you want to ensure an even coverage then once you have applied Volcano, wrapped cling film around your feet and then put on your moisture socks and stay put, don't even think about walking around! Once you have managed this then just sit back and relax for at least a good 30 minutes to ensure your feet are being properly nourished.
While you are patiently waiting you can smell the earthy yet refreshing fragrance of Volcano and you will feel a lovely tingling sensation teamed with a cooling feeling which makes you and your feet feel incredibly refreshed. I noticed even after I had washed my feet and patted them dry that this lovely tingly feeling was still there. Volcano is a clever little product and contains some very effective ingredients such as tomato and papaya deodorise those smelly feet (and if you don't have smelly feet to start off with then no harm done!), china clay cleanses the skin, glycerine softens the skin (ideal for the skin around the ankles), pumice exfoliates which is just what the doctor ordered on those dry skin areas and potatoes help sooth the skin and reduce any swelling you may have (and yes I did say potatoes!). When rinsing off its best to use cool water and rinse off while rubbing in a circular motion to really help the exfoliations.
I've been using Volcano religiously for months now, I use it twice a month as an intensive treatment and my feet have never looked or felt better. The skin is soft, nourished and supple and no more dry heals! It didn't take long to see the results and because of its wonderful properties Volcano would also be great as a foot moisturiser when you are travelling, especially if your sitting down for a long period of time as Volcano will definitely refresh tired feet and may also help reduce the swelling. I would without question recommend this to anyone suffering with stinky tootsies and dry feet. It certainly is a spa treatment in a tub and costs a lot less!
What Lush say:
For feet which emit toxic gases!
This thick effective mask has clays to draw out deep-down-dirt, fresh papaya and lemon for cleansing, deodorising tomatoes, astringent herbal decoctions and anti-fungal essential oils. Plaster your feet, wrap them up in saved plastic and read a book for ten minutes. Unwrap, massage the mask into your feet to scrub off dead skin cells. Rinse thoroughly for a lovely fresh feeling (and scent).
Kaolin, Pumice, Limeflower and Cleaver Decoction (Citrus aurantifolia and Galium aparine), Fresh Tomato (Lycopersican esculentum), Fresh Papaya (Carica papaya), Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum), Glycerine, Bentonite Gel, Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), *Eugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
£4.95 - 125g per pot
I recently visited my local Lush for a special Charity event where I was given a bag of full size goodies for purchasing 'Charity Pot'. One of the freebies was a full size pot of 'Volcano' foot mask and scrub. To be honest, until the past month, prior to discovering the fabulous 'Stepping Stone' foot scrub I used to neglect my feet and overlook most foot products. However, after being wowed with Lush's latest solid foot scrub I became excited to try a foot mask. Similarly at the charity event, I signed myself up to do the Great North Run so i really need good foot care products to help keep them in tip top shape.
It's dead easy to use this product. Pre-bath or shower cover your feet in a good 0.5cm layer of product, cover the heel, sole, toes, ankle and top of foot. Then wrap in cling-film or a plastic bag and sit back and relax for 15 minutes. You can always wash the product off the cling-film and recycle afterwards. I wouldn't recommend walking around as this moves the product around and can split the cling-film. I did try having a bath with the mask on and it did stay waterproof however it was a bit slippy getting in and out so maybe too dangerous.
I must admit is looks like a greeny gray thick paste and doesn't have the nicest smell, it's quite strong and pungent and smells like a clay mineral. I love the fact that it gradually warms on your feet almost like 'deep heat' would. It really felt like the product was working deep deep down.
After 15 minutes remove the covering (wash and recycle) and then use water to rub the mask which then turns into a foot scrub. Wash all the product off. Your feet will feel relaxed, cared for even down to the core, soft and happy!
What makes it so special? This mask is so effective because it has clays to draw out deep-down-dirt, fresh papaya and lemon for cleansing, deodorising tomatoes, astringent herbal decoctions and anti-fungal essential oils. It is suitable for vegans and is not tested on animals.
A 125g tub costs £4.95 and will last a while as you only need a small amount to cover your whole foot. Either way it is well worth it and I would recommend using it after running or when your feet are tired, stressed out and need a good pampering.
This is a must have for any runners !!!
Volcano Foot Mask is a softening, reviving, deoderising foot mask made by Lush.
It comes packaged in the usual black Lush tubs with a very basic label.
When you open the tub you'll see it is filled with a gray-ish sort of paste. It smells...well , really it smells as I'd expect it to. Sort of muddy and earthy. Not too overpowering, but not so subtle that you need to stick your nose right in the tub to get a whiff!
To use this, the best thing to do is put a towel on the floor, cover your feet in this by sort of softening it between your palms then smoothing onto your feet (including between the toes!) then slipping on a pair of moisturising socks to stop it making a mess.
Once you're ready, just wash it off with warm water.
Now, I didn't buy this because I have stinky feet ('cause I don't) but I have to admit my feet did smell nicer after using this.
The main reason I continue to use it, however, is that it leaves my feet feeling and looking SO clean and, above all, revived. I suffer from feet that swell easily and don't take kindly to walking a lot and after long days on my feet I find that this cools them down and makes them feel much less sore and itchy.
I wish it had a longer shelf life and maybe something scrubbier in it like sugar or something to exfoliate a bit. But, as it is, it's a fantastic product.
The idea of a 'foot mask' intrigued me as I am one of those unfortunate people who suffer from smelly feet. When I saw this I just had to buy it. The product comes in a 75g standard black Lush tub and costs just under £7.
I decided to give it a try this morning, having nothing better to do on the bank holiday! When I opened the pot I was a bit overpowered by the unexpected smell: it didn't smell flowery and sweet like many Lush products but it did smell quite strongly of cinnamon with a hint of tomato. However once I'd got used to the smell I began to quite like it, as it is very fresh, and anyway, anything is better than the smell of sweaty feet!
Following the instructions, I plastered the mask on my feet, covered them in cling film and sat in the bath for ten minutes reading a book. The mask was thick and gritty but went on quite easily. Towards the end of the ten minutes my feet began to feel quite tingly, in a pleasant way. I rubbed the mask into my feet and rinsed them in the shower.
I immediately noticed that the skin on my feet was a lot softer and smoother. I suffer from sensitive skin but the mask produced no adverse reaction at all. The main thing I noticed, however, was how clean my feet felt. Even though I scrub them in the shower, sometimes twice a day, they never felt thoroughly 'clean'. This mask claims to 'deep cleanse' your feet and I feel that this claim is true. I honestly feel as though the clays and other ingredients have 'drawn out' all the dirt and smell - it sounds daft but it's true! I didn't apply any moisturiser to my feet as I usually do as I wanted to preserve the tingly feeling on my feet for as long as possible.
My feet have never felt so clean and they don't smell any more - only time will tell how long this effect will last. Based on my experiences I will definitely be buying this mask again, even though it's a bit pricey!
I do try to look after myself but I must admit my feet have been somewhat neglected over the years. Ever since my 2 c-sections I've suffered from cold tootsies for some strange reason so I tend to wear socks, clogs, boots & uggs & cover them up. It's been years since I've worn sandals but I'm hoping all this will change in the next few weeks.
My older daughter very kindly bought me a foot pampering set &, whilst in Lush, used her knack of clever shopping by managing to get a whole load of goodies for herself & her sister at a brilliant price.
The foot set includes several items & there's a very clear step-by-step guide on how to use each one. The first step involves using the Volcano Foot Mask & Scrub which comes in a 75g black pot (as shown in photo) & usually retails at £6.80.
Lush claim that the clay draws out deep-down dirt whilst the fresh papaya & lemon is great for cleansing. The product also contains 'deodorising tomatoes' (didn't know this - good job I bought so many tomato plants - may come in useful?!) astringent herbal decoctions & anti-fungal essential oils.
When you unscrew the top you are greeted with a rather uninspiring, grey-coloured matter which has the consistency of a thick face mask. Don't let this put you off though my friends - the smell, although strong, is very pleasant, it's easy to use & the reults are fantastic.
Following the guide I plastered it all over my feet, heels & between my toes & wrapped in clingfilm & sat there for 10 minutes relaxing with a good book.
When it came to rinsing I found that the foot mask came off very easily - I won't describe the residue which I found at the bottom of the bowl for those with a sensitive nature - but I can assure you this made my feet hardly recognisable. They looked so clean & felt totally refreshed & almost brand new.
The dry skin has almost disappeared around my toes, my heels are noticeably less cracked & my socks only need changing once a day. In my opinion this worked a treat - wait 'til I tell you about the follow-up products lol!
- expensive but works so well I would pay full price any time.
- easy to use & only takes 15 minutes (inclding application & rinsing).
- easy to rinse off.
- smells strong but very pleasant.
- I felt & saw a great difference in my feet after using it only once.
- recommended if you feel your tootsies need some TLC.
My beauty product obsession can only really be described as out of control, and I think Dooyoo is partly to blame - I keep reading about things I want to try! I have two huge plastic under-bed storage boxes packed full, as well as the four drawers in my dressing table, a four tier shelf in my bathroom, and two bags full on top of my wardrobe. Like I said, out of control. I have decided to only buy something when I need it from now on, and to stop buying duplicate items, and when I saw Lush's Volcano foot mask, I was really excited as I don't have a foot mask, so decided that meant it was OK to buy it!
I had heard about Volcano a while ago, and knew it was already available in the USA, and was due to come out over here soon. I think I read that it used to be available in the UK a while ago, but had been taken off the shelves for some reason or other, but I may be wrong about that.
It comes in one of Lush's standard black pots with a screw top lid, and this one actually looks a bit like a flower pot in it's shape.
Anyway, Volcano is described by Lush as a Foot Mask and Scrub. They say this product is 'deep cleansing, deodorising and skin softening for the toes, soles and heels.' I actually have a very irritating patch of eczema on the top of my left foot which does not seem to want to go away, so I was glad that I didn't have to use this over the top of my feet as I didn't want to do anything that would irritate my skin further.
The Volcano foot mask contains an impressive array of ingredients including Kaolin, Pumice, Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Papaya, Lemon Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, and rather bizarrely I thought, Potatoes. This is also one of the products suitable for Vegans.
According to the information on the front of the pot, the clays, lemon oil and papaya are deep cleansing, the cinnamon is stimulating and anti-fungal and the tomatoes 'stop stinkiness.'
The overall scent of the product is quite unusual. Without a doubt the strongest scent is the cinnamon, but I also think you can smell a hint of the tomatoes in there. It's mainly a very strong spicy aroma, and it's OK, but definitely not my favourite Lush scent.
I decided to use this after two days of torture to my feet! First of all, I'd went to the ballet with my sister, wearing high heels, and of course we'd parked miles from the theatre, which had left my feet blistered and in pain. The following day was pay day so I had gone shopping, and spent about six hours walking around the shops, and although I was wearing flat boots, when I got home my feet were killing me!
To use this, you need to apply it to your feet and then wrap them in cling film or plastic bags. If I'm honest, this was the thing that put me off using this for so long. I think my main concern was that it would be inconvenient to use. In the end, I actually applied this in the bathroom, wrapped my feet up, washed and dried my hands then sat in the empty bath for ten minutes reading a book before removing it. Any other way and I would have needed to have taken a bowl of water with me, to firstly rinse my hands and secondly rinse my feet, as obviously you can't walk with this stuff on.
The Volcano mask is a greyish-white colour, and although it's quite thick, it spreads onto the skin quite easily. The first thing I noticed when I applied this, was it's gritty texture - it has a sort of fine grit to it - which I guess is down to the pumice it contains.
I wrapped my feet in cling film and waited the ten minutes. During this time I could slightly feel the mask drying and becoming slightly hard, but it wasn't uncomfortable or anything like that.
When you come to remove the scrub you should massage it in a bit to exfoliate any dry skin at the same time.
Now, I had read reviews on the Lush website as well as seen people talk about this on the Lush forum saying how brilliant it was, but I have to say I remained a bit sceptical, as I've been disappointed by a lot of Lush products lately.
After removing this though my feet did feel very soft. I had horrible hard, dry skin on my heels, and although it wasn't gone completely, there was a huge improvement. I noticed as well that for around an hour afterwards my feet felt quite tingly, but not uncomfortable.
A pot of Volcano foot mask will cost you £6.95 for a 250g tub. I found that you only need to use a fairly small amount with each use, so I think this will last you quite a long time.
Depsite my initial reservations, I ended up really liking this product, it left my feet feeling extremely soft and smooth, and I would definitely recommend it.
Lush is my favourite shop and i am always trying out different products this item was brought for me as a present, maybe the think i have smelly feet or something.
What is this product?
This is a foot Mask, you simply cover your feet with it. Do this while your feet are dry and remember to do this all over. This is a little gritty but this helps with gets the dirt and dead skin off your feet. The mask then sets, this took about 3 minutes. You then need to leave this on for a while, i just lay a towel on the floor and put another one over the top and just relax. I find sitting in front of the tv does the job. I leave mine on for about twenty minutes but i feel 10 would be okay.
Next Rinse off with warm water, you can put your feet in a bowl to wash off or rinse in a shower. The mask comes off very easily and leaves your foot feeling really smooth and with a lovely smell.
What does this product smell like?
This product has a lovely smell of lemon and cinnamon, this is not over powering but gives off enough to notice.
Other useful info:
The product comes in a tub with a lid that screws on, the Tub is very strong and keeps the item very well. I keep this on my shelf in the bath room and the product is still nice each time i use it.
I am not sure on the cost of this item being a gift but feel it was a great gift for your friends.
Finding this product:
I couldn't find this on the online store but they do sell it in my local store, i am not sure if this is available every where.
The only negatives i have is that it can take a bit of time from beginning to end but its just the same time as doing a face mask.
Plaster your feet and wrap them up for 10 minutes / Massage the mask to help remove dead skin cells /