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I really hate my feet - they always seem to be covered in dry skin and sometimes smell (sorry!). I use a foot cream regularly in an attempt to keep them in good condition. One of the products I have tried recently is the Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue from The Body Shop.
The Body Shop have an entire range devoted to feet, coloured blue and smelling of peppermint. This product is a thicker cream - if you have less of a dry skin problem you may prefer the Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion. This cream comes in a pale pink round tub with a blue label and a picture of a foot. The packaging design means that you can scrape every last bit of product out. The top unscrews easily to reveal a thick, pale pink cream. It smells amazing - sugary peppermint, just like Kendal Mint Cake in my opinion.
The product is described as an "overnight moisture booster" for feet in need of TLC, to get to work on hard skin and dry heels. It softens and rehydrates, apparently helping to combat odour. The product is made with Community Fair Trade peppermint oil, cocoa butter and soya oil. The peppermint oil adds scent and helps refresh the feet, while cocoa butter intensively moisturises. The peppermint oil comes from a family-run co-operative in Norfolk, which provides a reliable income and has helped to revitalise local businesses.
I apply this product a couple of times a week, in the evening after bathing or showering. I scoop out some of the product and rub it into my feet. Only a small amount is needed and it is very rich - my skin just drinks it up. It's not particularly greasy as such, but it's so thick you really need socks afterwards to avoid slipping on the floor. You can get special socks to use with foot cream, but I just use ordinary socks.
My feet feel soft afterwards and smell pleasantly of peppermint. The real test, though, is the next day, and I've found out that this product performs excellently. My feet feel softer and look much better with no white bits of dry hard skin. At this time they don't feel greasy or overly moisturised, as the cream has been absorbed, but there is a definite difference.
After a few months of use I am very impressed with this foot cream. My feet in general are in much better condition, less chronically dry and with much less hard skin. This is even more impressive as I haven't had the time to use my Ped Egg much recently. I haven't used much of the cream either, as a little goes a long way.
It's hard to tell if the cream has helped reduce foot odour, as it's difficult to measure. My feet haven't been smelling anything like as much recently, but I'm not sure if that's because they smell less in the winter anyway, or if this cream is responsible.
This product costs £9 for 100ml, but it does last ages as you only need a small amount at any one time. Also, The Body Shop always have some sort of special offer or online discount code. I probably paid about £5 for this in conjunction with some offer or other, which is great value for money.
This is a fantastic cream which does a brilliant job and I would recommend it to anyone with feet in bad condition. If your feet aren't so bad you may prefer a less intensive product, but for everyone else this is brilliant.
I am not entirely sure why but my feet have a tendency to become really dry and rough very quickly. Cracked heels are quite painful and visually unappearing so to avoid them, I try to use a good foot cream or lotion. The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue is one of my recent purchases that I have been using on fairly regular basis.
It comes in a small, round and plastic pink pot with a blue sticker both on the lid and around it. The colours of the pot are pretty much in line with the entire range and the sticker includes all the necessary information.
The cream itself has a pale-pink colour and a fairly intense (but not overwhelming) peppermint scent. I am not a great fan of peppermint but I must admit I really like this one; it's very refreshing and not at all artificial.
Unsurprisingly, this foot rescue has a fairly thick texture and thanks to that, I really don't need to use much of it each time which definitely helps it go a longer way. It is very easy to use: just apply and spread some of it on your feet. I usually use it in the evening as I cannot wait for it to dry; normally it takes some time to absorb.
According to the producer, this cream contains cocoa butter, peppermint oil and grape acids. These are supposed to soften hard skin and prevent cracked heels. I was very pleased to realise that these promises are kept. I have been using it only for a couple of weeks but after several days I realised that my feet became noticeably softer and there is no sign of cracked heels appearing. It is also very refreshing and moisturising.
Unfortunately, it is quite expensive - £9.00 for a 100ml pot however it does go a long way. I got mine on offer - it's well worth the price though.
Thank you for reading my review.
Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue from the Body Shop is a product every girl should have in her armoury. If you want your feet to look as good as the rest of you, especially when wearing sandals, this is the product for you. I bought a pot of this a couple of years ago and it is something I cannot be without now. My feet were dry and hard with cracked skin around the heel area, especially after a winter in boots, and this really did what it said on the tin - it rescued my feet.
Foot Rescue comes in a small pink pot 7cm in circumference and 4cm deep. The lid unscrews to reveal 100ml of pink cream with a very strong peppermint smell. This is good, as there's nothing worse than something claiming to be peppermint (or whatever smell) and then only offering a hint of that. The cream is quite hard in consistency, a bit like butter rather than margerine. And a little goes a very long way. You really only need to use it sparingly because its moisturising effect is VERY intensive. So 100ml lasts a long time.
How To Use It
Well the instructions on the back of the pot say 'massage onto feet twice a week' and that it should be used overnight, and that's it.
What I do, is the soak my feet in hot water first, then use a pumice stone, or foot file, and then massage onto my feet. This works really well and my feet feel imediately softer. It is necessary to not walk on your feet for about an hour after applying, which is probably why they say to use overnight. Perhaps putting it on just as you get into bed is a good idea. Because when on your feet it does take a while to soak in and if you walk around with it on you are liable to
a) fall over and hurt yourself
b) leave greasy footprints all round your house OR
When you really notice the difference in your feet is the next day, when it's had time to work overnight. The next day my skin feels soft and smooth and my feet feel like new feet. It really does target the dry bits, especially those cracked heels.
Peppermint Foot Rescue costs a mere £9, which, considering how well it works and how long it lasts, it a bargain.
I bought a tub of this in a bid to sort out my dry and horrible feet. At the time, they were dry and uncomfortable with an almost leathery texture on the soles and a lump of hard skin on the side of either foot that was bordering on a callus. In short, they were not nice and I was very keen to do something about it. I tend to trust products from The Body Shop in general so I had high hopes that this product would do something positive for my feet.
WHAT IT IS
The cream is pink, as per the colour of the tub and smells strongly of a lovely peppermint smell. It's fairly thick in consistency as you'd probably expect from a product that's calling itself "Intensive" and also has "Rescue" in the name.
WHAT IS IN IT?
It contains Community Trade cocoa butter and grape acids, as well as the obligatory peppermint oil.
Because it's a pretty thick and greasy cream, it takes a good while to be properly absorbed. The DooYoo description above describes it as an overnight moisturiser and that does seem to be the best way to use it as you can just forget about it while you're asleep. I did try using it as a regular moisturiser and it literally took over half an hour for each foot to feel like the cream had been fully absorbed so I wouldn't advise going down this road unless you've got a good hour of free time on your hands (seeing as you can't walk around while it's soaking in).
Since I've been using this product, I've noticed a definite improvement in the condition of my feet. I should mention that I also use the Peppermint foot scrub once or twice a week and the Ped Egg once a week to tackle the worst of the dry skin (and particularly the hard build-up of skin on the sides of each foot) so I can't credit that entirely to this product.
In general though, my feet look and feel much softer than before and my heels don't look as dry and cracked as before. If you'd seen the condition of my feet when I first bought this, you'd understand the significant of that last sentence as it really has done a great job. It looks like something that I'll need to be using on a very regular basis as within a day of skipping an application, my feet were on their way back to the dry and uncomfortable mess they were before. It's not really any trouble to slather some of this on before bed though and put some cotton socks on over the top so I don't begrudge this need.
A 100ml tub costs £9, which is a lot more than I'd usually consider paying. This probably tells you how desperate I was to improve the look and feel of my feet!
VALUE FOR MONEY?
I was initially rather taken aback by the price but I'm not finding that I need to use loads, even though I'm using it very regularly so it seems that the tub won't be running out within a month. I've had my tub for around two months now and it's not down to halfway yet. To give you an idea, I use it on the entire soles of my feet with particular attention being paid to the heels and the hard build-ups on the sides of my feet (which the Ped Egg has almost but not quite removed). Based on this, I'd say that it's not bad value for money really as I could easily see myself getting four or five months worth of applications out of the tub and maybe more than this.
I mentioned the other day that people have been treating my to Bodyshop products lately so I thought Id crack on and start reviewing them all. Now in the winter my skin turns terrible really dried out and it looks horrible and cracked. And the wost place that this happens is on my feet, now I haven't got beautiful smooth feet at the best of times but the snow and the cold make them look and feel even worse so I felt it was time to try and fight back! That is where this product came in. I ran out of foot cream ages ago and I never got around to replacing my bottle, so when someone bought me this I was over the moon because my feet needed a bit of pampering.
Price & Availability:
Obviously as this is a Bodyshop product it is only available from Body Shop stores and online at their website. This quite large tub will cost you around £9 which is the same sort of price as most of the products from this range and I think it is a fair one.
Appearance & Packaging:
This product comes in quite a large tub the same as the Bodyshop Body Butter tubs and I think the same sort of size. It has a screw off lid which is easy as anything to remove but it can be quite difficult to close again once you have cream all over your hands.
It is a lovely calming baby pink and blue in colour and is very in keeping with the rest of the Bodyshop range because it is quite simple and understated but it looks really nice and classy I think. On the underside of the tub is all the necessary information: ingredients, address to write to should you ahve any issues or problems & allergy information amongst other things.
And as we all know none of the Bodyshop products are tested on animals.
The cream was actually a lot thicker than I thought it would be but it still feels really creamy and refreshing when you put it on your feet. Its great to use this after a long day where you have been standing up all day or walking a lot because it really is like a breath of fresh air for worn out feet and makes you feel instantly clean.
I have found that if you only apply a little bit it absorbs into the skin almost instantly and doesnt leave a big greasy mess behind like I know a lot of foot creams do and almost straight away you can feel that your skin is softer and feels very soothed.
I think a lot of the fresh, clean feeling is down to the smell of this cream alone. It really does smell like peppermint but its not overpowering just a nice fresh scent that makes your feet feel really clean and refreshed. I think this cream actually works by stopping foot odour as well because I know in winter when I'm running around in big thick UGG boots all day my feet can kick up a stink when I take them off. But I found whilst I was using this I didnt have that problem so it works in tow very different ways.
This is just how I recommend you do it because this is the way I have found works best for me but obviously you do it however you want. =]
I usually apply quite a generous amount all over my feet, top and bottom before bed and simply pop on a pair of bed socks over the top to lock the moisture in. It wont sink in quickly but when you wake up in the morning your feet will feel intensely moisturised and if you repeat this every 2 days or so your feet will be soft forever.
This cream hasn't made my feet look brand new and smooth all together so I'm not even going to pretend it did but it has made them look a hell of a lot better. The not only feel softer but I think they look so much better too. Even those horrible bits that go hard on your heels have softened up so much that I cant really see them anymore. I'm dead chuffed that I was bought this and I hope that with even more continued use I will see even better results.
If you looking for a new foot cream that does exactly what it says on the tin then look no further because this is the perfect example. I can vouch that with continued use it actually does work and I know I for one will certainly be going back to buy another tub when this one runs out and I suggest that other people give it a pop too because I'm sure you will love it just as much as I do.
Its not a miracle cream, but it's pretty damn close!
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From: The Body Shop
For: An overnight moisture surge to target dry, cracked heels and give you softer, smoother skin
The packaging is a plastic pot with a screw off lid that opens easily and fastens tightly. It looks nice and clean and simple and has that Body Shop high quality feel about it. As a rule I don't like tubs as packaging, preferring tubes or bottles for hygiene reasons, but because of the consistency of the product a tub is the best option.
It's a nice, thick, creamy substance with a zingy peppermint scent. It's quite rich but it doesn't feel too heavy on the skin, and it absorbs quickly if you only use a small amount and doesn't leave a greasy residue behind. Using a thicker layer at night means it doesn't sink in as fast, but you get more intensive moisturisation.
It feels nice and cooling so it's great for when your feet are feeling tired when you've been on them all day, and soothes them really well. It also deodorises with the peppermint so it gets rid of any unsavoury odours from being in shoes all day.
After applying this at night before bed I wake up to noticeably softer skin, and after using it regularly it's completely eradicated dry skin patches on my feet and has softened the hard skin on my heels. It's not an instant miracle worker but if you stick to using it regularly it does do the world of good and makes your feet look so much better.
All in all this is a great treat for feet.
Thumbs up from me.
Last time I was in The Body Shop, the assistant picked up a small tub from behind the counter when I was paying and popped it in my bag, saying it was a free sample of peppermint foot cream. While I love a freebie as much as the next person, I had already tried the peppermint foot cream and not been very impressed with it. When I got home and had a proper look at the tub, I realised that it was actually the peppermint intensive foot rescue, which is a completely different product. Still, given my experiences with the foot lotion from the same range I wasn't overly keen to try it, but now I've finally got round to it, I'm glad I did...
This product is described by The Body Shop as 'first aid for feet'. They say that it contains grape acids which work hard to soften hard skin while you sleep and that it gives dry cracked heels an overnight moisture surge, so that you will wake up with softer, smoother skin.
All that sounded good to me, as I must admit my feet are looking a little worse for wear. I have spent the summer wearing a mixture of flip flops and ballet flats, and although they may look pretty they don't offer much protection for the feet, meaning I've been left with dry, hard skin on my heels. Also after recently having a week where I never seemed to be out of high heels, the balls of my feet were suffering too, so I thought it would be a great time to try out this cream.
The product comes in a pink tub with a green label featuring the foot logo. It's not the sleekest or most stylish of packaging, but it's functional, and as the cream is fairly thick, I think putting it in a tub is more sensible than putting it in a bottle.
The cream itself is a pale pink in colour and has a fresh peppermint scent which whilst definitely noticeable is not overly strong.
The cream has a fairly thick texture to it, probably owing to the cocoa butter it contains, and I've found that this is one of those products where a little goes a long way. Only a small amount is needed per application, as even just a small dab will cover a large area of skin.
It's recommended that this is applied before bed, which is what I do, and I also put cotton socks over the top to help the cream sink in, which is also recommended on the website. The cream starts to sink in straight away, but does have a slightly greasy feel when first applied.
One good thing I have noticed is that the cream absorbs fully overnight, which is great as I've used other foot lotions in the past which didn't and I've woke up with feet feeling greasy and then sticking to the carpet when I got up!
Even after the first application of this product I thought I could tell the difference with this product as I woke up to find my feet felt much softer than when I went to bed. After around three nights, there was a really noticeable difference with my feet being not only softer and smoother, but the dryness on my heels was virtually gone, and obviously this made my feet not only feel better but look better too as there was no more unsightly cracked skin.
A 100ml tub of this cream costs £8.80 from The Body Shop. Although this does sound quite pricey, I have found that only a little is needed each time you use this, and so one tub should last a fairly long time.
In conclusion, I'm really glad I was given a sample of this, as having used the peppermint foot lotion and not been impressed, I would never have chosen to buy this myself. Now, having had the chance to try it, I will certainly be buying myself a tub in the future, and would recommend it to anyone whose feet are in need of rescuing!
I bought this product in the autumn as a bit of relief for my daughter who had just been on her Duke of Edinburgh expedition and needed a bit of TLC for her feet.
As soon as you open the pot you are hit by the wonderful peppermint smell. It is a nice refreshing scent and not atall synthetic. The cream is very thick and is more like a butter than a cream. This means that you can only put a small amount on at a time - but this does give the added benefit of massaging your feet at the same time.
The effect is very moisturising - the packaging now describes it as cooling as well as a foot rescue treatment but I found it more refreshing than cooling. I found that after leaving on my feet for only a few minutes they felt really soft and moisturised. There is an amount of beeswax listed in the ingredients and this leaves your feet feeling really silky and smooth.
The packaging recommends that you massage onto feet twice a week but I'm not sure why you can't use it more often. It is a bit pricey at about £7.50 for the 100ml pot but you don't need much of it and so it does last a long time - also it really does work.
we've all been there new shoes causing blisters and bledding feet well if you havent trust me i think i suffere the oain for you. After weeks my feet were still sore and then i found this. Its basically a moisturiser that you put on your feet overnight and thats when the magic happens. Ididnt think it would work but it did, my feet felt so smooth and relieved. They were really smooth and it seeme like my tired sore cracked feet had been given a burst of life. I now use it regularly because i dont want my old feet back the new ones are so much better. Cracked skin, blistered heels and bleeding toes are now a thing of the past and soft smooth feet are a thing of the future now and they can be for you too, trust me buy it great feet for life are definatley worth it
I don't usually go in for products for my body, as I have very sensitive skin and in places eczema. I just figure that seeing as my body is mostly covered up with clothes, it isn't really worth spending money on something that could potentially cause me a lot of problems. There is one part of my body that I do feel a little embarrassed about bearing come the summer months - my feet, or more specifically, my cracked heels. Every summer magazines seem to go crazy about having your feet in perfect condition - toes immaculately cut, filed, painted and heels smooth and supple, not cracked like mine have always been. So when I saw The Body Shop's Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue, I decided that this year was going to be different. I purchased a tub in the hope that finally I might be able to wear a pair of flip-flops free of cracked heels!
This is a moisturising crème designed specifically for use on the feet to soften hard skin and prevent cracked heels. It is a thick pink crème that contains peppermint oil, cocoa butter and soya oil to fight bacteria and cool and moisturise the feet, leaving them smooth, soft and supple. The crème has a subtle and slightly sweet, minty fragrance, but nothing over empowering.
The moisturising crème comes in a baby pink tub with a screw top lid. Both the tub and the lid have blue stickers on them with the name and product description on them and a green footprint. The ingredients list is on the bottom of the tub on a white peelable sticker.
This product costs £9.00 for 100 ml but if you have a Love Your Body card you get 10% off, making it slightly cheaper. Initially I was a little worried about spending this amount of money on a product that I wasn't sure would live up to my expectations but, for what ever reason (probably the peer pressure from those magazines!), I decided to give it a try and I am very glad that I did.
This product is very easy to use, just rub as much or as little as you need to onto the affected area and leave to soak in. The instruction on the container tell you to use twice a week, but my feet are so bad that I have been using it twice a day - morning and night! It has worked though, now I am just maintaining my lovely soft heels.
This is a product that actually works and you don't have to use a whole lot to get a good result. I can see it lasting me at least a couple of months, maybe even three or four! I think that the crème has a pleasant smell (although my Mum disagrees and moaned that her feet were going to smell of mint for the rest of the evening. Next time I won't suggest something to help her tired aching feet after a long day at work!). It is also Community Trade so you know that the farmers who are working to produce the ingredients are doing so for a fair and regular wage, so everyone wins. The Body Shop also do not test on animals, so that's another plus point.
I haven't found any disadvantages. The only drawback for me is the price, although it isn't as bad seeing as it will last me a long time.
I think this product is great and will be stocking up for the winter months just in case it is taken off of the shelves as a 'seasonal product' so that I can maintain my now nice, smooth heels until next summer!
An overnight moisturiser that works on feet while you sleep so you can wake up to soft, smooth skin /