Product Type: NSPA Leg & Foot Care
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N Spa Apple Mint Foot Scream
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
N Spa Apple Mint Foot Scream
Advantages: Smells wonderful, leaves skin feeling silky smooth and soft
Disadvantages: None whatsoever
With this glorious weather, like we have today, I pretty much spend every waking moment wearing my very new Marks and Spencer's Step-Tone flip flops (a Fit Flop rival), which are similar to the Fit Flop and just as comfy. However, for those of you who wear Flip Flops you find that your feet do tend to end up in need of a good wash and soak when you get home from work. One thing about the job I do is that sometimes I can spend hours on my feet and they end up throbbing, tired and aching and I love nothing more than shoving my feet in a foot spa to soothe them, though in this weather, cold water is just perfect.
I have in the past written a few reviews about my hatred for feet and how vile I think they are but at the same time I have learnt that looking after them and keeping them exfoliated, moisturised and toe nails all healthy means I wont have to rely on anyone other than myself touching them and for that purpose I persevere with lotions and potions to keep my feet in good working condition. So to do this you need to have to hand a good foot scrub, foot moisturiser and if you have smelly feet a good foot deodoriser to hand to use weekly or in my face 2-3 times a week as I am wearing flip flops.
Over time I have used a lot of differing lotions and potions on my feet from Lush, Soap & Glory, Sally Hansen and most recently spending £1 in Asda on some N-Spa Apple Mint Foot Scream lotion which happened to grab my attention as I was picking up some shower gel for him indoors and as it was on offer, I thought I would give it a try. It does usually retail at £.50 for a 100ml tube. But the main reason I bought it is because it states ""Smoothes like a scrub. Softens like a cream. Pampers your toes and does everything in between" which is pretty much what you want it to do. I quite like the Nirvana Spa range, all of their products smell good enough to eat and because they are inexpensive to purchase, I often buy them when I am going away somewhere to have in my toiletry bag, such as the N-spa weekend kit, so that I don't have to bring my more expensive creams with me, I would rather leave a bottle behind which cost me a few pounds to one that cost me twenty or thirty pounds.
So to use this cream it is obviously essential that you have washed your feet to remove surface dirt and grime whether you do that in a foot spa, in the bath or shower is up to you, but you need to do it. Then you need pat your feet dry and lay a towel on the floor along with a bowl of warm water, well this is how I use the lotion anyway and flipping the lid, squeeze a walnut sized blob onto the palm of your hand and rub it between your palms, this allows all the essential ingredients to wake up and alert them to the fact they have a job to do. The cream is apple green in colour and although it isn't too thick, I think it has the perfect consistency to allow you to use just a little to cover your feet entirely. As you rub the cream between your palms you will notice two things. The first being that there is some slightly rougher particles which stand out and this is sugar, allowing the cream to not only moisturise but exfoliate your feet at the same time and secondly the Peppermint Aroma which springs to life. So once you have put the cream on your feet and covered them in it, massaged it in, I suggest leaving it on your feet for 5-10 minutes and then putting your feet into the bowl of warm water and rinse the left over cream and sugar particles from your feet, again at this point you can massage the cream on and off as you wish. Once completed you then pat your feet dry again. You should then be left with soft, smooth, deodorised, exfoliated feet which smell wonderfully of peppermint.
Within this foot cream are a few main ingredients and the three to mention are themed amongst this particular range. Starting with Shea Butter which is especially kind to dry skin it helps moisturise and keen moisture within the skin. Peppermint Oil which is instantly cooling to the skin and makes you feel refreshed and relaxed and it is also used to soothe irritation, sunburn and similar skin complaints, as well as acting as a deodoriser on the feet to give them that minty aroma which isn't too overpowering and if you suffer from brittle nails, this ingredient is useful for a treatment. Next is Sweet Almond Oil which helps moisturise the skin making it feel soft and smooth and it is also used as a dry skin treatment because like Shea Butter and Peppermint Oil, it relieves itchiness, soreness, rashes, dryness, irritation and burns. Finally there is sucrose, sugar to you and I and on the skin this acts as an exfoliator and is much softer and less harsh on the skin than crushed walnuts or almond kernels which are often used and I find it works really well with this cream because the exfoliation factor is an added extra, the reason for using this cream is mainly to moisturise and deodorise whilst cooling and refreshing your feet.
The aroma which is omitted from this cream is one I really like, I do find it relaxing and soothing especially because I keep the cream in the fridge so that when it does come to using it, the cream itself is nice and cool and it adds to the soothing of the tired feet and the smell does linger on the feet for a good day or so after using with the Peppermint aroma becoming less pungent and actually quite fragrant, the one thing I like about Peppermint smelling products is that they are not too overpowering and leave a nice scent lingering.
The result of using this cream did surprise me, whereas I usually have rough skin on my heels and the back of my big toe from wearing flip flops, I suddenly had soft smooth skin but it had become much suppler. Now having used the cream every other day for the last 6 weeks the skin on the heels of my feet are now almost perfect with hardly any dry skin left and the rest of my feet look and feel much better and smell lovely, not that I suffer from smelly feet.
Although I hate feet, I would much rather use a foot cream or scrub myself than have someone else do it and I like this cream because it is easy to use, it requires minimal effort and it smells absolutely divine with the Peppermint smelling aroma lingering on your feet for quite some time. As you are exfoliating your feet it is also working on your hands and also leaves them feeling soft and smooth to the touch. Having paid just £1 for this product I have to say it is totally worth its money, for the aroma and moisturising my feet get.
So if you are looking for something to pamper your feet with that is inexpensive, works well and smell divine then I would highly recommend this as a product and you can buy it in Asda, in Superdrug and online.
Summary: An apple coloured, mint smelling, foot lotion
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