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Being a long term Soap & Glory fan, I've more or less tried all their products, and the one I'm reviewing today is the Heel Genius Foot Cream.
I do a lot of walking and my feet do suffer for it. I get cracked heels and dry skin on my big toe and the padded bit below, and if I'm honest, I don't take care of my feet nearly as often as I should do. I wouldn't say this is my favourite foot cream, but it does the job, and I do find myself reaching for it quite often due to the effectiveness and the price of it. For regular usage I use this one, and my favourite one that I have -which is about 4 times the price- is reserved more for a treat and pampering session.
Retailing at £5.50, it comes in a 125ml tube. As you only need a small amount, I find it lasts a long time and therefore presents excellent value for money. Even more so when you get it on one (of the more or less constant) deals that Boots have on, such as 3 for 2, or buy one get one half price.
The main ingredients it contains are Allantoin, Glycerin, Macadamia Oil, Menthol, Bilberry, Orange and Lemon Fruit Acid Smoothers. The latter ingredient is to help get rid of that hard skin by breaking down the dead skin cells. However, the first scent that jumps out at me -as in so many foot creams - is the Menthol. Now this to me is either a love it or hate it scent. Sometimes I like it, but as in this case where it is combined with the citrus scent of Oranges and Lemons, it just does not appeal to me, and I find it to be quite a sickly scent. Good job it's down on my feet and I don't really have to smell it apart from during application!
Although it can be used whenever you feel the need, Soap & Glory recommend the best way to use it is at night by applying a generous layer, slipping on cotton socks and then leaving it to sink in whilst you sleep and to do it's work overnight. I have done it this way before, but to be honest, I really don't like the feeling of wearing socks in bed. I usually just apply it whilst I'm sitting there of an evening watching tv. I still pop on the socks though, as I do find that it helps aid absorption.
I find unlike some foot creams, it isn't overly greasy, and it does absorb fairly quickly. I also find that it lives up to it's claims of making your feet soft, smooth and lovely to look at too! Also, due to it's menthol content, it is also a very cooling, hydrating and soothing cream and brilliant to apply to hot and tired feet. Its handy size makes it an easy addition to your handbag or luggage for a day trip or excursion where you're going to be on your feet a lot and where they'll need some TLC at the end of the day.
I was debating whether to give it 3 or 4 stars, but decided on 4 in the end. I've knocked a star off due to the scent, which I realise whilst I'm really not a fan of it, other people might absolutely adore it.
The Soap & Glory HEEL GENIUS foot cream is available for GBP 5.50.
The foot cream is described as follows. "Better than a pedicure? It renovates rough feet in a single overnight session, doubles as a foot cream, and will give even the roughest of cuticles a run for its money. Featuring allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers."
Many foot creams adhere strongly, so you all day feels uncomfortable in his socks or shoes. So I buy such products rarely and rather take my normal body lotion. Far too often I do for my feet, but also nothing good - that's why it was time for this product to reach me. The cream is white in color and has a pleasant smell sweet. The smell is very subtle - noble, but not intrusive. The cream is very concentrated and rich. However, you can control very well the dosage if they soak overnight or take in between. However, for an application overnight, it is definitely the most appropriate, because then your feet are properly aufgepeppelt more for on the package recommended. The next day they are nice and soft. The foot is softer, the skin feels supple and cared for. My feet scrape sometimes correctly, because the skin is so dry - it heals the cream definitely. The tube keeps for some time - I would classify the coverage as slightly above average. My skin has the product well tolerated. Allergy and people with very sensitive skin should of course look at the list of ingredients before buying.
I was lucky enough to receive a large Soap and Glory gift box for Christmas last year from my boyfriend, and Heel Genius was one of the products inside it. As a rule I don't have time for such things, even less so since having a baby. However, since I love Soap and Glory, and since it was a present, it seems rude not to at least try it.
Unlike dooyoo's picture this comes in a pink tube, the same colour as other Soap and Glory products. It is described as "Amazing Foot Cream Marvel", and as "Better than a Pedicure" (having never had one I wouldn't know). On the back of the tube there is information about applying the product, and an ingredients list, which I won't regurgitate.
To use, it says to massage a generous layer of the product onto clean feet every night (or when you remember), slip on cotton socks, and let it soak in while you sleep.
When squeezing out the product, it's a surprise to find that it's a light blue in colour (rather than pink or white). The predominant smell is an aqua scent but more feminine that say an aqua shower gel. It rubs into the feet really easily. I have been using it for the past few nights, and have to say I struggle with the socks bit - after being in bed for around an hour I simply cannot bear to keep my socks on anymore (even though I know I'll be up for a night feed), so have to take them off. I guess this doesn't really matter.
I'm not sure how long you need to use this to notice a difference. To be honest there's not much wrong with my feet anyway, although perhaps they could do with a bit more care, so it's good to use something like this as and when I remember. For now they certainly feel soft and well nourished, so perhaps this is helping. There also does seem to be less dead skin than usual.
That said though, I don't know who really has time for such things - it's a nice product, but I'll only use it because I have it, and when I remember.It costs £5.50 for a 125 tube in Boots, but is usually part of a 3 for 2 offer.
3 out of 5 stars from me.
I''m a newcomer to Soap & Glory, a British company that describes itself as A Fun, Fresh, Fearless, Fantastic British Beauty Brand. Their products seem to get universally good reviews and I enjoy their packaging which comes with a sense of humour and usually a couple of dreadful puns.
~~So the foot cream~~
The bluey-grey unctuous cream comes in a pink (not blue as in the dooyoo photo) 125 ml tube with flip lid.
~Where to buy it~: Currently stocked by Harvey Nicks and Boots, it costs 5.50 GBP.
~What''s in it~: Allantoin, Glycerin, Macadamia Oil, Menthol, Bilberry, Orange and Lemon Fruit Acid Smoothers.
~Instructions for use~: Massage a generous layer onto clean feet every night. Slip cotton socks overtop and let it soak in while you sleep.
I really don''t like my feet which get more misshapen and gnarled as the years wear on. Some of this damage is of course irreparable but I do try to make the most of these hated but essential appendages, particularly in the summer when there are so many pretty sandals to be worn. So as well as painting toe nails and getting rid of the worst patches of hard skin with a foot file, I do try to regular moisturise them. I''ve tried a number of creams and Heel Genius is definitely one of the better ones. My feet definitely look less unattractive when they are well moisturised.
The tube dispenser is easy to use and a gentle squeeze gives the right amount of cream to smooth on to your feet. The fragrance isn''t overpowering but definitely has a minty tang from the menthol. It feels surprisingly light on the skin given that the cream itself is fairly thick. My feet feel instantly moisturised and look refreshed but the cream does take a while to absorb. As the tube clearly says this is a cream for overnight use. That way all the goodness from the cream can soak into your skin and you still feel the benefit in the morning. I don''t bother with cotton socks and only apply every other night (or less) but the cream still has required effect.
Yes, if you want a moisturising mask to apply to your feet overnight. No, if you want something to rub on quickly before burying your feet in shoes for the day.
Heel Genius promises to be better than a pedicure. It is? Well probably not quite but it''s certainly a lot better value! 4 out of 5.
I've tried many foot creams and foot balms over the years as I spend a lot of time on my feet I like to look after them. After getting this product as part of a set right at the beginning of last year I couldn't wait to try it and was really happy to receive it in another set again around Christmas time.
Soap & Glory are one of my favourite brands and so I was fairly confident that this foot cream was not going to disappoint when I first tried it. The company are relatively new to the market having launched in 2006, but have quite a strong following due to their fantastic range of beauty products. They are a British company who does not test on animals, however their products are not marked as being suitable for Vegans.
Obviously the first thing to strike your eye is a product's packaging and so it's important for this to look attractive to the type of market it's aimed at. Soap & Glory products tend to impress with pink, girly packaging with a retro feel.
Although this product is shown in the Dooyoo picture as being in a blue coloured tube, both of the times I have had this cream the packaging has been the usual Soap & Glory pink.
The packaging is reasonably eye catching with it's silver and white bold writing on the pink background and the Soap & Glory logo. I feel it looks good if I leave it out by my mirror alongside other products and I like that it fits in nicely with the rest of the companies range.
There is no extra packaging around the tube which is a bonus for me because I find extra boxes or plastic packaging a waste of time and resources. The tube can be recycled (although you might want to check which items your local council recycles before you attempt to) which is great for the environment and great at helping me make more bin space (if like me you have a full household and a fortnightly bin collection you'll appreciate why I feel that this is important!).
The tube is sturdy enough to ensure that the product inside is kept safe even if the item gets bumped around in transit or you carry it about in a bag, which is exactly as it should be!
***Price and availability***
Heel Genius and the rest of the Soap & Glory product range can be purchased in Boots and Harvey Nicholls, in store and online. As with most things nowadays this product can often be found on Amazon or Ebay also.
This means that the product is easy to obtain, which is always a plus point.
As I previously stated my foot cream came as part of a set which made it excellent value. However, had I bought it at the usual price it would have cost me £5.50 in Boots which would have gained me 20 advantage card points (worth 20p).
The price of this foot cream is around average for this kind of product and because of the quality of the cream it really is good value for money.
***Using the cream***
The tube features a flip top lid which is easy to open and close. The hole in the lid which the cream is dispensed from is a good size, allowing a reasonable amount of cream to be squeezed out at one time and big enough to not get blocked.
When first opening the foot cream the smell is quite distinctive, it doesn't smell too far apart from other Soap & Glory products but has what I thought was a slightly peppermint scent to it. Upon looking at the ingredients (the product features; allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers) I realised that it must be the menthol that I was smelling. Overall the product smells quite pleasant but not overly feminine and not too strong. I remember complaining in a review on another brand of foot cream that although it did the job the smell was awful, I'm happy to report that this cream doesn't suffer from the same problem at all!
The cream is a pale bluey green colour which matches well to it's scent but was a bit of a surprise to begin with as other Soap and Glory products I have used in the past have been a pale pinky green colour.
Smoothing the cream into feet is easy and the texture isn't greasy or sticky like many foot products can be, though it is reasonably thick. The cream doesn't sink in instantly, but neither does it take a long time.
Soap & Glory suggest that you "Massage a generous layer onto clean feet every night [or at least as often as you remember]. Slip cotton socks overtop and let it soak in while you sleep." which is what I do, although sometimes I use it in the morning rather than at night, I don't believe the time of day makes any difference.
I was hoping that I would like this product, but I wasn't expecting results quite as impressive as the ones I got! After about a week of using the product once a day my feet were noticeably softer and smoother than they had been and as I previously mentioned I am on my feet a lot and so they do tend to be quite dry with some hard skin. Some other creams recommend that you use them twice or more daily and so to be able to get such good results with one that requires use just once daily is fantastic!
Whilst using this product I have not experienced any adverse skin reactions, not even minor stinging which can be a problem with some foot creams. However my feet were not cracked and so I can't guarantee that it wouldn't sting me had they been.
This works well, smells much better than some other foot creams do and isn't a bad price compared with similar products so I would certainly recommend Soap & Glory's heel genius cream to others and feel that it is worth a full 5 star rating.
I will in future be replacing this cream as it runs out rather than waiting to see if I will receive it in gift sets as it's definitely my favourite foot cream and perfectly does the job it's meant to whilst being in the same price range as rival products on the market.
I have very hard skin on my feet (and I mean very hard - probably a product of wearing so many heels)! I absolutely love the soap and glory range and picked this up for £5 for 125ml from Boots a few months ago. Soap and Glory are often on a 3 for 2 at Boots but I didn't buy this as part of the deal as it is one of (if not the) cheapest in the range and thus didn't seem worth it. Afterall - you only need a little bit of this so why would you want several of these at one time? Any how...
The one I purchased looks slightly different to the dooyoo picture as it is pink (like lots of other products in the range). It has the same retro products have and funny little quirky statements plastered over it such as 'heel genius was tested on people'.
The moisturiser comes from a squeezy tube and feels packed full of product (this has lasted me a few months now - with use around twice a week). The sqeeuzy tube is efficient and controls the amount that comes out and it has a flip top lid you can stand the product on. When getting towards the end of the tube though it does get a bit difficult to squeeze the last bits out.
The moisturiser is thick in consistency and is also a light blue in colour. The scent is quite mild and once applied you can hardly smell it. The moisturiser has bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers but the strongest smell is probably the menthol (with a hint of citrus). The moisturising bit is made up of allantoin, glycerine and macadamia oil.
The instructions tell you to smoother the moisturiser on feet and put socks on, leaving to sink in overnight. I am not a big fan of wearing socks overnight (although I have tried) so I tend to go sans socks. I have never had any problems with the moisturiser making a mess of my bed covers although I would be careful (especially if you have white covers). I have also applied during the day after a shower but again need to be careful as it can make feet a bit slippy.
In any case, application is overall easy and although packaging says to smoother a little does seem to go a long way. The product sinks in really well (and quickly) and dries very quickly on my thirsty feet. In terms of after effects I have found that the smell doesn't linger too long (which personally I like) and the skin on my feet is a little bit more supple. My skin isn't as soft as I would like it but I think that is more of a case of me needing to use scrubs to exfoliate and also perhaps use this product more often than I do. In comparison to other foot moisturisers I have used on the market I feel this does a cracking (excuse the pun) job for the price.
I luckily received a lovely bumper set of Soap & Glory products for Christmas. Although I have tried most of the products before, one of the products that I hadn't experienced was Heel Genius.
What does the product do?
The product promises to leave your feet feeling soft, smooth and healthy looking using its ' miraculous moisturising mix'. It contains plenty of natural ingredients such as Macadamia Oil to hydrate, nourish and strengthen the skin, as well as Orange, Lemon and Menthol to tone and tighten the skin and also Bilberry and Glycerin.
How do you use the product?
Despite the product name, it is to be used over the whole foot. You are directed to apply the product generously onto clean feet until it has been fully absorbed. It should be used at night because it could make the feet slippery. You can apply extra product and then put socks on top to let it sink in while you sleep.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within the typical quirky packaging that you would expect with this brand. It is a beautiful pink colour with lots of funny writing and play on words covering the bottle. It has a flip top lid which is easy to open and close even with slippery hands and it can also stand on the lid so it looks neat and tidy on display. The product came as part of a set but to buy it individually would cost you about £5 for 125ml.
Application and Performance
The product doesn't come with the usual fragrance and it wasn't what I was expecting. It has some of the usual fruitiness but the over riding smell is a minty one and the two don't mix very well. As you are applying the product so far from your nose however, this doesn't really matter. The product is white in colour and it has a very thick consistency. It looks like a cream but it has some gel qualities as well.
You don't need to apply much of this product at all and a little of it goes a long way. It feels instantly soothing on the feet and it hydrates my skin thoroughly. It removes all feelings of tightness and dryness, and it banishes dull looking skin. It leaves a slight sheen on the skin and although it doesn't make you feel greasy or uncomfortable, it does feel like you have a thin film on the feet but this disappears quite quickly.
You're feet to become quite slippery on tiles straight after use so you need to take care and wearing socks is a good idea if you've applied lots so that it doesn't stain your bed sheets. The product does make my feet just as soft and smooth as promised, from the very first use. They feel healthier and look healthier. My feet aren't too bad in the winter but I will definitely be needing this in the summer when they tend to get drier and unconditioned.
All in all, although this isn't a product that I would have bought for myself, it is a really good one and I have been very happy with the results. It leaves my feet significantly softer and smoother from the very first use and it has long lasting results. I don't like the smell and it doesn't make the feet slippery so it should be used at night but other than that I am more than happy with this product.
This Christmas I have been one spoilt woman! I asked my Mum to buy me anything Soap & Glory because I adore the range and buy the odd thing here and there from the range when I can afford to so even when she bought me a large gift set of the stuff I still had some Soap & Glory in my bathroom. Then to my utter amazement my very close mate bought me the £60.00 gift set that I received Christmas night so now I am really stocked up with allsorts from the fabulous range for the next couple of months or so!
One of the products that was in both of the sets that I received was this and this is a product that I have been using on and off for the past couple of years now and I have a tube of it that I use last thing most nights in my bedside cabinet so I was really happy to get another couple of tubes!
This comes in a light pink plastic tube (that you cant see through) and it has a flip top lid to the base of it concealing a small hole ad on the front of it in silver, white and black writing we are told that it is 'Better than than a pedicure' Heel Genius, Amazing Foot Cream 'Marvel a miraculous moisturizing mix' and that it contains Allantoin, Glycerin, Macadamia Oil, Menthol, Bilberry, Orange And Lemon Fruit Acid Smoothers' and that of course it is a Soap & Glory product and that the size of it is 125ml (I have also got a smaller version of this) and then on the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and the ingredients used, we are told that from once opened to use it up within 24 months and contact details for the manufacturer are given. I really like the appearance of this girly looking tube and it is as informative as it needs to be and easy to squeeze the product out of and so on.
This foot lotion is absolutely brilliant and I can't speak highly enough about it!
The lotion is a very light aqua colour and it is smooth and is easily dispensed out of the tube. You don't need very much of this at all per heel, just a really tiny blob as a little of it goes a very long way indeed. When massaging it in, it does feel a little a little greasy which is why a very small amount of this goes such along way but it dries fast so you don't need to hang about waiting for your feet to dry and of course just cos its called Heel Genius doesn't mean you can't use it all over your feet of course (I sometimes do!)
It has a scent that really is simply very light and clean with a hint of menthol/minty aroma to it. In its scent I think this is very unisex and it does tingle very slightly due to the menthol that it contains but only really gently and it feels refreshing and reviving and not one bit uncomfortable or anything adverse like that..
This not only leaves me with refreshed and smoother feeling heels/feet straight after using it but with using it often my heels really are softer and smoother and with no build up of hard skin so my feet just feel alot more comfortable in general and really do look in good condition!
As well as all that this makes your feet smell really nice when its on and like I say my feet really do feel refreshed and I think is simply fabulous for anyone's feet that needs moisturising and help in staying in good condition and help in keeping dry, cracked skin on the feet at bay!
I cant find a price for the small version of this but the full size is currently sold in Boots for just £5.50 which I think is a great price for such a great product or Google for it if interested.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I received this foot cream in a Soap and Glory gift set at Christmas. I don't normally buy any sorts of creams or toiletries for my feet so it was nice to be able to give something a try. During my recent pregnancy I suffered a lot with dry skin, mainly on my face and hands but also on the heels of my feet so thought this might solve my problem.
Heel genius comes in a 125ml pink and girly tube and contains allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers (only heard of half of them but they are advertised on the front so they must be good right!?) Soap and Glory make many claims on the packaging including 'amazing foot cream marvel' and 'a miraculous moisturising mix'. Do I agree with these claims? Yes and No. The cream is good for a quick fix, being on my feet all day when heavily pregnant I found this helped relieve the tight dryness I felt on my heels when applying it before bed but it didn't last into the morning. The back of the tube does say 'slip cotton socks overtop and let it soak in while you sleep', but sleeping in socks is just a hideous concept to me! Perhaps this is why I didn't feel like my feet were overly moisturised when I got up in the morning, I don't know. This cream had no long term affects on me, I used it every evening for a week but my problem still kept reoccurring so I felt no benefits from using the cream, apart from a 10 minute relief on first application.
The cream appears to be like a normal texture cream, like a hand cream for example, but once it's rubbed onto the skin it goes really kind of slippy! It doesn't seem to soak into the skin very well at all. Getting into bed with it on my feet just felt like I was rubbing it onto my bed covers to be honest and none of it was actually staying on my skin. I do like the smell though, quite fresh and citrusy.
I wouldn't go out and buy this product. It was okay to have in a gift set to give it a go but it had no long term benefits to persuade me to spend the £5.50 it costs in Boots. I'll give it two stars because it smells good and it felt nice while it lasted.
I have feet like you'd find on a caveman so I have tried lots of different foot creams and this has become a favourite.
I first came across it buying some other Soap & Glory stuff from Boots. The shop does a 3 for 2 offer on Soap & Glory so I decided to give Heel Genius a try as I was essentially getting it for free. I also use S&G moisturiser, hand wash and hand cream but I find Heel Genius to be a bit different from those. For a start, it is more heavily fragranced. It's not an unpleasant smell at all but it is stronger than other S&G products I've tried. Secondly, it doesn't absorb as well as the Hand Food or the face moisturiser but as the cream is designed to be used at night this could well be intentional. However, it does have the effect of making your feet feel greasy and slimy while it dries in.
Despite these elements, I do love Heel Genius for the effect it has on my feet. When I use it every night my feet are softer with fewer bits of dry dead skin ready to come off. If I don't use if for a few days I definitely notice the difference.
In my opinion, the end result is well worth the strong smell and greasy feeling as it is applied.
This Foot Cream was bought for me in a big Soap and Glory gift set. On it's own it retails at around £5.50 a tube.
I absolutely love the kitsch Soap and Glory packaging and there's no problem in identifying this as a product from the Soap and Glory range.
I wouldn't say my feet are exceptionally dry, I have a few patches of dry skin in the heel and the ball of my foot. I used this cream every night before bed. I smoothed in a thin layer, you do not need a lot as it is very thick and creamy, a tube would last a good few months if using every night. I then put in a pair of socks as the cream does not absorb quickly. I did find my feet felt slimy whilst I was waiting for the cream to fully absorb which was not the nicest feeling.
Another thing I did not like was the smell. It's supposed to be minty like peppermint but I felt it smelt more chemically and fake, not like it was made from natural minty ingredients which I would prefer.
I don't think I would buy again, as it is far too heavy duty for me, did smooth up my feet a treat though. Just not sure it's worth the price tag.
I am always n my feet and I suffer from cracked heels which look really unsightly when I wear sandals. I was given some Soap and Glory Heel Genius at Christmas by a family member (my mum, actually) as she knows what my feet are like!
Though my feet are bad I still don't really do anything much about them because I can't bear to use creams and stuff on my feet as it feels weird to me and makes me feel a bit uncomfortable and icky. I used this for about two weeks and I hated every night I went to bed as I had to apply it first and then put a pair of socks on top. I couldn't sleep properly and after two weeks my feet didn't look or feel any different at all.
The cream isn't cheap, either and costs £5.50 for a 125ml tube. Thankfully mine was free and though I chucked the tube out after two weeks, not a lot of it was used up because I only needed to use a little bit even though I have size 7 feet. I mainly used it on the heel area and it smelled hideous, a little bit like diluted Vicks that you rub onto your chest. It felt cold and slimy and wet on my feet all night and made for a very uncomfortable night's sleep.
It has active ingredients containing allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, and orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers but to be honest none of them really floated my boat and did nothing for me at all. My heels possibly looked just the tiniest bit smoother but they are still cracked and sore and I still have hard calluses and lumps and bumps all over and feet that no-one wants to look at. Perhaps there is no hope for me but this stuff certainly doesn't do it for me and made little to no difference.
I wouldn't fork out for this again and possibly wouldn't even bother it was given to me for free.
I received a S&G gift set for Christmas which contained a tube of Heel Genius. I have to say, I'm generally not a huge fan of foot creams. The main reason being that I can't stand the slimy feeling of having cream on them, and although I do have dry heels its not so bad that its problematic enough for me to want to do anything about it! Therefore I haven't used this very often, other than when my feet are particularly tired and need a boost. Given that I'm biased to not like this product, I'll try and review it on its merits!
Heel Genius is a foot cream containing allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, and orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers. Apart from the last ones, I have no idea what any of these do - But they all sound very fancy so I'm assuming they do good things! It retails at £5.50 for 125ml, which I think is quite reasonable; especially compared to some of the prices of other S&G products. And I think you get a good amount for the money.
The instructions recommend that you apply before you go to bed, and cover with cotton socks. Now I can't think of anything worse. As if having foot cream on isn't bad enough, there is no way I could sleep with socks on (I like to have cold feet) so I can't comment on whether this improves the effects or not.
The cream is a mint green colour, and has a very subtle menthol-y scent - which could be a bit stronger in my opinion as I'd like to be able to get a whiff of it as I put it on but there isn't much smell at all really. It is a medium consistency, which feels very wet on application but it soon sinks in. Given that one of the ingredients is menthol, I was disappointed that it didn't have more of a cooling effect - Which would improve the product as it would be more therapeutic for tired achey feet if it did.
The cream absorbs pretty quickly to be fair; impressively so. However it does leave that slimy feet feeling, which I know there is no way of avoiding it but it just puts me off using it really. Moisturising wise, it does definitely make my feet feel softer straight after application. And no doubt with regular use it may really improve the condition of the feet. However I've only used it sporadically so can't comment on this.
Would I buy this again? No, pretty much definitely not - But thats purely because I don't like foot creams full stop and is no slight on the product itself. However, had it been more cooling I may have been converted which is a shame. I feel that this is probably a very good cream, but having not used foot cream before I had this have no reference point to compare it to.
=Soap & Glory Heel Genius=
I love Soap and Glory products, and at Christmas my treat is the gift bag that is on offer from Boots, and there is usually some other Soap and Glory products under the tree.
I think this came in the main gift box at Christmas.
This follows what we come to expect from the Soap and Glory range, a girly pink package and this tube is 125ml.
Soap and Glory claim that this product is better than a pedicure and will renovate rough skin.
Soap and Glory recommend that you use the cream at night after you have had a shower, duly followed the instructions, as I tend to suffer with dry heels and cracks, and will and have tried a lot of creams to help.
When I opened the cream, I was met by a minty smell, (my worst nightmare) but it wasn't too bad as it was a mild mint smell. The cream itself was a pale green colour and was quite thick, like a lotion rather than a cream.
I followed the instructions and massaged my feet with a generous amount of cream and then popped on a pair of socks (they recommend cotton socks) and wear them for bed.
=In the morning=
The soles of the socks were damp with the cream, so I figured that at least it was keeping the feet moisturised during the night, not knowing what to expect I was surprised, as there was a noticeable difference with the dryness of my feet, and at the time I had a nasty crack, and I noticed that the skin at the top of the crack was softer.
=Overall impressions after one night=
I will hold my hands up and say one to Soap and Glory, nil to me.
=After a week=
If you had of seen my heels pre-creaming they weren't nice, but after a week, I almost had heels of a supermodel (just not the body to match), the dry skin had improved by a good 75%, the crack had started to heal up, which is a miracle, as normally when my heels crack that crack is there for the winter.
=Many years ago=
It feels like I'm showing my age, but 25 years ago i had an accident, I stepped into a bucket of water, which should have been luke warm, - it wasn't it was boiling, I managed to prevent some damage by getting my foot straight into cold water, but by the time it was all checked and strapped at hospital, and few weeks later, I lost a couple of layers of skin off my foot, and burnt the nerve endings in half of my heel, so i could cut my heel and not know that I have done it, this is the foot that is prone to longer term cracking of the heels and poor healing rate.
=After a week=
The improvement was amazing, and now I use the cream once a week as not to undo the good work that the cream did.
=The healing properties=
Allantoin - this ingredient helps to soften and moisture the skin.
Glycerine - Softing effect
Menthol - not just the minty smell, but this acts as a mild antiseptic and can help prevent foot odour.
Macademia Oil - soft and caring for the skin.
=Price and Availability=
The regular price of the cream is £5.50 for a 125ml tube, but it is worth looking out as Boots regulary do skincare offers, such as buy one get one half price, or 3 for 2.
=Would I recommend=
This product I would highly recommend, it has been better for me than some prescription creams I have had for my feet.
Massage product into feet and let it soak in overnight / Leaves your skin soft and smooth /