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In the run up to Christmas I treated myself to the reduced price Sanctuary Spa "Gift of the week" from Boots, using some vouchers I received from my work colleagues when I went on maternity leave. One of the items contained within the set was this moisture rich foot butter, and this was welcomed as my poor feet have been in terrible condition due to not being able to reach them very easily during my pregnancy in order to moisturise or pay them any attention.
The foot butter is an intensive treatment designed to repair, moisturise and soothe dry feet. It contains sweet almond and babussu oils (no I don't know what they are either!) to soothe and nourish, and camomile and aloe vera to comfort aching or tired feet. According to the packaging, you should notice a difference in the condition of your feet from first use.
As mine was part of a gift set, and contained 50ml as opposed to the 150ml version, it came in a little tube instead of a tub like the one pictured. I did wonder how easy it would be to get out of the tube, with it being described as a butter as I expected it to be a thick consistency, and although it is quite thick, it comes out of the tube with ease.
The consistency of this butter is lovely, as it just melts into the skin. A little goes a long way as it spreads really well, so I'm happy that I'll get a good amount of use out of my small tube. There is something very indulgent about the fragrance of this butter, as it has the signature Sanctuary Spa smell which is quite herbal and strong. It does remind me of being at a spa, and when my husband offered to give me a foot massage using this butter, I did close my eyes and imagine I was in a posh spa somewhere.
In terms of moisturisation, I was very impressed that my feet were well nourished after using this, and they felt soft and silky for a couple of days afterwards. This means I don't have to use the butter every day, so it will last longer. Instead I use it about once a week and that's enough to keep my feet looking and feeling nice. I did have some dry skin around my heels and also underneath my toes for some reason (eww!), but after using this butter a few times, the dry skin disappeared and left the skin feeling soft and well cared for.
At full price, 50ml costs £2.50 and 150ml costs £5.50. Although it seems extravagant to have such a specialised product, my feet are looking and feeling much better, and psychologically I feel like I've had a treat when I use this which is important because as a new mum I am trying not to neglect looking after myself. I would recommend this butter for lovely soft silky feet and also for the pampering experience.
(Review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)