I have been using this spray to make sure my new shoes don't get smelly and so I have fresh smelling feet after work. Sometimes, its hard to tell whether it is the feet or the shoes that smell worse, so I wanted a product that would help combat any smell all round! The product packaging claims that the spray gives: Advanced protection from odour and wetness, the antipersperant helps keep feet dry, destroys odour causing bacteria and fungi. It might just be me, but it sounded too good to be true if I'm honest.
The product is in an aerosol can, with the bright blue pattern on the front. This product also claims 24 hour performance.
Advantages & Effects - The scent of this spray is quite reminiscent of a Lynx bodyspray. It is quite strong smelling which is a good thing because it seems to mask odour pretty well and you can smell it for a long time after you spray it onto your feet. I do think this product helps with keeping my feet feel dry throughout the day and they certainly smell better, but I don't really think I can remember having particularly 'wet' feet in the first place!
Disadvantages - When I spray this too close to my feet, I find that it comes out and then dries onto the skin into some kind of white, powdery substance. This does mark my shoes and any other material it comes into contact with, a bit like when you spray deoderant too close and then put a black T-shirt on. This is a huge inconvinience for me because I usually wear ballet pumps which are open on the front of my foot. This means that if I get white marks all over my feet, you can clearly see them as it dries. To be honest rather than using this spray I would much prefer to bathe my feet and then dust them with talcum powder, as this doesn't leave white marks and I find it keeps my feet smelling fresh for just as long, plus I would prefer the smell.
Overall Thoughts - For some people, maybe people who are in a hurry, this would be a worthwhile buy, but for me I don't think it is very suitable. I guess I was looking for a quick fix, but actually its better to stick to my normal routine. At £3.99 from Boots and with the spray almost running out after only 2 weeks of usage, and not even usage every day, I think it is a pretty pricey product too!
I bought this foot spray last summer as I was wearing flip-flops to work and by the end of the day, my feet weren't as fresh as I would like....now they weren't really bad but when you have open feet in an office best to be on the safe side.
The spray cost around £4 from Boots which is OK, a little more than I wanted to spend but hey. For the £4 you get 150ml in a metal spray can. Scholl claim that it offers "advanced protection from odour and wetness". It contains Antiperspirant to keep feet fry and anti-fungal and anti-bacterial to prevent odour. Directions for use are easy and clear - shake before use then spray onto feet holding the can about 15cm from the foot.
My first use was one afternoon when the office was way too hot. I retreated to the bathroom and applied the foot spray. The spray is dispensed easily and evenly and has a cooling effect on the feet. It has a talc like texture when it settles on the feet and this is a little annoying. It mean that you have a white hue wherever its applied, and this can transfer to your shoes.
The spray has a light fragrance, that isn't too noticeable which is good as you don't want everyone to know your using it!!!
As for it effectiveness. The spray does absorb any moisture, but only for around 2-3 hours, obviously depending on how sweaty your feet are. Then I had to reapply. It does stop any smell though and I found that even though my feet sweated a few hours after the odour was not as bad. Scholl claim this to have 24 hour performance and it really didn't have more than 5 hours performance for me.
I will use the rest of the can on the odd occasion I need it, but when I need to buy some more I will be trying another brand.
I bought this at the same time as the shoe spray in the same range, to try to deal with the problem of stinky feet after work. It cost £3.99 in Morrisons for a 150ml can.
It comes in an aerosol can just like a spray deodorant, with a pull off lid. The lid is a little too easy to get off so it does come off of it's own accord in bags etc. At the top of the can is the aerosol spray, which has a large button which you only have to depress a small amount to get the spray to work.
According to the back of the can this stuff has 'Neutra-Activ' odour neutralising system in it, which basically means that it neutralises odours rather than just covering them up. It's also antibacterial and anti-fungal, and contains antiperspirant, so it helps to prevent odour from returning and keep feet fresh.
Using it is simple, just shake the can and spray onto your feet from 15cm away. It doesn't feel wet when you spray it, it's more of a dry mist, which is a bonus as you can put your socks and shoes on straight away after using it. It smells very strong, and it's a kind of anti-bacterial and menthol type smell, which is not that nice, and certainly not something I want to smell of. The scent does wear off quite quickly though, so it's not really that bad.
So, does it work? Well, kind of, in a fashion. The spray does immediately banish foul odours from the feet, but once the scent wears off, which as I already said is quite quickly, it's clear that the spray has simply masked the odour and not got rid of it, as I can still smell sweaty feet. It definitely doesn't stop odour from returning, and it doesn't stop feet from getting sweaty.
Basically I think this is a big waste of money, as any deodorant does exactly the same job and you can buy them much cheaper.
Scholl Odour Control, is the only specialist footcare treatment with Neutra-ActivTM / Scientifically proven to be more effective in the treatment of foot odour than traditional sprays which mask the odour /