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I have always suffered with hard skin on my feet and have used almost every cream on the market over the years from the very expensive to supermarket own makes. I bought this Neutrogena hydrating foot cream from my local chemist and I paid £2.25. It comes in a 75ml tube which is blue and white and it has a blue flip top which it stand on so the cream is always at the squeezy end to make it easy to use. The cream itself is a creamy white colour and it is very thick and creamy and it has a sort of shine to it.
To use I will squeeze a small amount out onto the bottom of my foot and then use a circular motion to rub it all around my foot paying particular attention to my heels which is where I get the most hard skin. The cream really does go a long way and it absorb well into your feet and doesn't leave any greasy film or residue as some cheaper creams can. It feels very cooling and soothing and your feet feel very smooth and soft afterwards. I find I get the best results if I use it for a few days on the trot and the results seem to last longer. My hands always feel lovely and soft after using this cream as you are obviously rubbing it into your hands as you are rubbing it into your feet.
This is a lovely luxurious cream which really does nourish and soften your feet and is perfect for everyday use as it is not too expensive. As it is not particularly floral it would be suitable for both sexes and my husband has actually used this one and he likes it. You can tell that it is a good quality product and it is a pleasure to use and I do recommend it to others.
I have had this for ages, it sits at the back of my bathroom cabinet and I occasionally pluck up the courage to 'fix my feet' and attempt to get rid of the dryness and white/dry skin on my heels.
I got this originally free with the hand cream, which I also use from time to time, along with the lip gloss- its good to keep your eyes out for that offer, they do it quite often with stores like Tesco and Superdrug. It set me back all of £4 but this was about a year ago, the prices may be different in different stores. I have just had a look on the Tesco website and its £5 for the foot cream there, and £3 for the hand cream.
Basicly, there is little difference between the hand cream and the foot cream in my opinion, the foot cream is slightly denser/thicker, but the smell similar if not the same, and they are both transparent, and have the appearance of looking and feeling like liquid Vaseline.
There is a faint scent to the Netrogena creams, definitely a feminine one (do not test this on your man, the vast majority wont appreciate it). Its a sort of floral perfumey smell, lots of high notes in perfume terms, one step away from being old womeny perfume scented, but not too bad, its quite subtle once its on your skin.
On squeezing the tube, a thin wiry ...um, solidified Vaseline, (that's the best way I can think to describe it), comes out. Its odd, it doesn't look moisturising.
On putting it onto your feet, it does go a long way, it settles on the skin like most creams or gels, then you need to wait a bit for it to seep into your skin. It takes some time.
Roughly about 10 minutes later, its safe to walk as the most of it has seeped into your skin, but its still not all settled in yet, you do still need to wait longer, its just not as bad after waiting 10 minutes.
I would say 30 minutes later is enough time, it never really 100% seeps in, but you will find the longer you leave it, the better its settled down.
It does leave the skin on the top of your feet feeling very soft. But as for the underneath, its not so good, it does seep in to the soles eventually, but it sort of feels like its just helped the top layer of skin to soften, its like the underneath where the real hard skin is has not been touched. This can be irritating and I would imagine you are supposed to use this every day and night for 30 days or something- but if you did that with any cream, would you not get a moisturised result?!
Its a shame the cream isn't really in my view, suitable for feel (its just not 'hard' enough!), as the hand cream is quite good for really dry skin on hands. I think this product needs more work before its going to be suitable for real feet- it would be good as a top up between your monthly pedicures for those of you that can afford to, but for the rest of us, the search is still on!
Foot care for dry and very dry feet, hard skin, fissures and callouses / Suitable for diabetics' feet /