Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse Leg & Foot Care
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Montagne Jeunesse Cool & Hot Banana Buffer Gel
Member Name: angelboouk
Montagne Jeunesse Cool & Hot Banana Buffer Gel
Advantages: gently exfoliates, butter is moisturising, effective, a nice foot treat
Disadvantages: scent isn't what I expected, availability, quite messy
~Cool Banana Buffer and Hot Banana Butter~
This is a 2 step foot treatment. It is produced by face mask company Montagne Jeunesse. The packaging consists of foil lined sachet shaped like two feet. It is colourful and features the product information. The sachet has two parts. This product is suitable for use by vegetarians and contains a range of natural ingredients. The sachet can be recycled.
*Step one : cool banana buffer - this buffer contains apricot grains to help exfoliate your feet and remove dry, hard skin. The product should be massaged across clean feet, rinsed and patted dry.
*Step two : hot banana butter - whilst buffing your feet, place the other half of the sachet in a bowl of hand-hot water before massaging over buffed feet. It contains aloe vera and shea butter to ensure your feet are left feeling soft and smoothed.
~Price and Availability~
This product isn't widely available. It can be found on Amazon UK priced at £1.09 with 75p p&p.
I remembered reading a review of this foot treatment by Absinthe_Fairy and vowed that I would source it and give it a whirl. Just before Christmas, I finally located one on Amazon and bought it straight away. To be honest, I cannot understand why this isn't part of the regular Montagne Jeunesse range as it as an absolute treat to use. I am a fan of this brand and love their face masks.
Whilst I treat my skin to body lotions, butters and even treat my hair to conditioning treatments, I tend to neglect my feet. I really shouldn't as they help me get around everywhere and have a lot to put up with. If I am being honest, I hate my feet and they are rarely on display for anyone to see. I go as far as washing them, keeping my nails neat and occasionally paint my toenails just for the sake of it but that is about it. If I could buy this foot treatment regularly though, my feet would be pampered more often!
~A Treat For Feet!~
I cut down the middle of this sachet which proved to be a bad idea as the buffer started spilling out the side. There is more buffer than there is butter and the packaging whilst attractive, does make this a little messy to use. Now, unless you can levitate, I would recommend using this in the bathroom. I didn't fancy hobbling from the livingroom to the bathroom to rinse off the buffer with slippy feet - a disaster waiting to happen! I actually sat on the edge of the bath to apply this - not particular relaxing but practical.
Anyway, my feet aren't too bad - no where near as bad as my Mums awful feet but I do suffer from a little hard skin and dryness on the soles of my feet. It isn't sore or uncomfortable but isn't pleasant to have either. There is enough buffer in this sachet for both feet - even size 8-9 banana boats like mine! The buffer has a rather thin consistency and I found it easy to spread across my feet. There was a lot of little scrubby particles which I could feel gently exfoliating my feet as I massaged the buffer into my skin. The particles didn't feel harsh at all but nicely effective and to me, felt like small grains of sand. I was a little disappointed by the scent of the buffer. I expected a sweet banana aroma but found that whilst the scent was quite fruity and mild, it certainly didn't resemble banana.
After rinsing off the buffer with the shower head and drying my feet, I found that my feet did feel smooth, cool and soothed. If you have really bad feet, I don't think this buffer would be for you. I found that it exfoliated the dry areas on the soles of my feet but did not completely remove them. I like the two step idea and find that the hot banana butter compliments the scrub. I had warmed up the other part of the sachet in a jug of warm water.
The butter was comfortably warm to the touch which I found quite relaxing. The butter was thick and creamy in consistency and was more banana like than the buffer. It smelled very pleasant and not overpowering at all. Despite the foot butter section being smaller than the buffet, there was more than enough to coat my feet in a nice layer of butter and with some left over. I found that it took quite a bit of massaging this butter into my feet before it started to absorb. I wasn't fazed by this as I enjoyed my little foot massage and found it rather relaxing and theraputic. Rather than keep the remaining butter for future uses, I decided to massage it up the bottom parts of my legs and it left them feeling pampered too.
I wouldn't recommend walking around on laminate flooring soon after applying the butter. My feet didn't feel greasy but the cream didn't fully absorb for quite some time. I found my feet to feel incredibly soft and smooth after applying the butter. I popped a pair of cotton socks over the top and by the next morning, my feet still felt amazing. It was obvious that I had gave them a lovely treat as they felt very moisturised.
I found this two step foot treatment very pleasant to use. It isn't expensive despite being quite rare and is very kind and gentle to feet. I found that my feet feel refreshed and comfortable after using both products. Whilst the buffing experience isn't exactly relaxing (unless you like sitting over the edge of the bath with your trousers hiked up around your knees relaxing), the foot buttering aspect is very appealing and pampering. I was very pleased by how my feet felt after using this foot treatment and found that the results were evident more than 24hours later. I will buy it again and highly recommend it.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a pleasant foot treatment for occasional use
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