“ Brand: Oriflame / Texture: Cream / Type: Foot Cream / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Soothes, „
When I was younger I only prepped my feet for the summer months, but recently I hve found dry skin on my feet becoming a reoccurring problem. This means I am constantly on the lookout for a cream that can help with problem dry areas, and I can use frequently without it becoming less effective or drying my feet out. While browsing the Oriflame catalogue I came across this foot cream on offer for £2.95 I added it to my order.
Usual retail is around £6 for a 150ml tube of the cream, and it comes in a convenient easy squeeze tube. The cream is thick in texture and is white in colour. It is very east to squeeze the correct amount out and I find I only need a small amount to rub into my whole foot as it spreads as you rub it in. It is very convenient to use but the screw top lid can become clogged up with excess cream so I am sure to clean it each and every time I use it. I do think this is something that could be used in winter and summer. I have been using this in the colder months, but as it is so light I do feel it is something I could use in warmer weather without it being too heavy and clogging up my skin.
I tend to apply my creams once I finish in the bath to enjoy a little me time and a pampering session. This means my feet are nice and clean but also relaxed and refreshed so I find it the perfect time to add it. I am careful not to have the water too hot so that it dehydrates my feet. I do prep my feet before using the cream by using warm water to soak them and then I also use the Oriflame foot file to make sure any excess skin is removed.
The first thing you notice as soon as you open the lid of the cream, without even squeezing any of the products out is the scent. The scent is described as orange blossom and wheat germ but to be honest it is just a musky over bearing smell. I would have liked the orange to dominate the scent as I prefer fruit based scents and this is why I purchased this one. Unfortunately it is a slightly peppery musky smell. After applying to cream to my feet the scent lingers on my hands despite wearing gloves, and I can also notice it even while I have socks on my feet for up to two to three hours afterwards. This is one of the things that put me off because I just find the scent a little strong and overbearing. If it was a nice scent this would be great and something I actually look for in a body cream, but as it is unpleasant it is off putting.
The cream is a great consistency as it is thick enough to feel luxurious and like a treat for your skin, while still being practical to rub in without it being too heavy. I do not feel like I have to sit for ages rubbing the cream in it spreads over the skin easily and absorbs into the feet very quickly indeed. I tend to start with the problem areas on the ball and heel of my feet and then work my way around the rest of it which seems to work well. Once it has soaked into the skin it is very light so I can forget I have even applied it, and there are no films or residue left on my feet. As soon as the cream touches my skin I can instantly feel my skin soothing and generally feeling a lot better. After around a minute the results are noticeable with problem areas becoming softer instantly, and after around five minutes the cream has fully worked its magic.
I like to apply this before I go to bed as that way I am both asleep while the scent disappears, and I am not over working my feet so the cream has the chance to absorb into them and works better. I have used it in the morning when my feet were especially sore but I just find I get better results if I let my feet rest a while after applying. After the first week of using this every other day my feet did feel a lot better and a loft more moisturised. It has also continued to be as effective in the last few months even with it being applied regularly. I have four children and work full time so I am often up and on my feet meaning some days they can actually become rather sore. This instantly soothes them with the first use, but when used regularly it prevents them becoming so sore in the first place.
The results are great and my feet do feel a lot more moisturised and soft after I use this cream. The results last for around 24 hours which I find to be average with any foot cream. It takes any dry areas away and after the cream has stopped working my feet is not overly dry. The tube lasts a very long time as you only need a small amount with each use so I can apply this two to three times a week and I still have over half a tube left two months later. It is not an overly impressive foot cream, but works as well as any other I have tried so for the price I am happy with it.
I do like this cream as it helps moisturise and soften the problem areas on my feet. It is an average cream and provides results like any other cream for around the same price so I would not rush out to buy it, but if you come across it on sale I would pick it up. The scent is not to my taste and this is why I will not purchase it again as I prefer really sweet fruity smells for body products. It is reasonable value at around £5 but I think anything higher may be pushing it a little. I would recommend this cream as it works, and helps prevent any sore areas if used regularly but it is not a miracle product to rush out and buy.
Rough and dry foot skin doesn't like nice. It doesn't also feel nice so I have been trying to find a remedy for it. One of my purchases was Oriflame Jumbo FootCare Soothing Care that unfortunately wasn't one of my best choices.
It comes in a blue and green big tub (the colour is something in between) with a white lid at the bottom. It quite convenient to have to lid at the bottom and you don't need to turn the container upside down when you're running out of the cream. The design is very similar to other Oriflame FootCare products - washed-out picture of a foot in the front.
The cream itself is quite thick so you need to press the tub quite hard to squeeze some of it out. It is quick to apply but my skin seemed to take quite a while to absorb this cream. Therefore most of the times I applied the cream in the evening, put the socks on and go to bed.
It has a nice, refreshing and mild scent of mint that disappears fairly quickly (which I am quite happy about as this scent wouldn't be my favourite one in the long run).
In the morning, my feet were softer and nourished however this cream hasn't improved their condition greatly. Even though I can see that something has been applied to my feet, I haven't seen a significant change and after a couple of days they become rough again and I need to use a foot file.
The tub of 150 ml costs £6.45 and lasts forever. I have had mine for a couple of months and I use it every day and I don't think I will finish it any time soon.
Overall, this cream was a bit of a letdown.