“ Brand: The Body Shop / Care Accessory / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Foot / What it does: Moisturizes, „
Recently I've been using foot cream nightly, having been sent one to try for Bzzagent, I've decided that I'm going to keep up the good habit. However, having noticed that the cream made my feet liable to a)slip and b)get every particle of fluff stuck to them, I decided it would be a good idea to wear socks after applying the cream, and since I was going past the Body Shop anyway, decided to pop in there to buy some, at £7 a pair. These off white coloured socks come in one size only, which easily accommodates my big old size 8 feet. They're a little stretchy, so could conceivably go up a little more. They fit snugly, without having any tight uncomfortable areas, and come up to just above ankle height. You pop these on your feet after applying a foot cream or moisturiser. If you're going straight to bed, or curling your feet up under you on the sofa, these stop you from leaving any residue or marks on bedding or upholstery. They also make sure you feet don't slip on flooring or lino, and more importantly, they stop that foot cream from being wiped off, so it has plenty of time to work. I have found that though these stay on nice and securely when I'm going to sleep, I do often lose one in the bed - however, I am a complete fidget, so that may be me and not the sock. These are machine washable on the lowest setting, but not suitable for tumble drying. Overall, I really like these. They are comfortable to wear, don't come off easily, ans stop me from slipping. My feet are also soft and lovely from the cream being kept in continuous contact, and I think £7 is a fair price given that these could conceivably last for years. 5 stars.
I have far too much dry and hard skin on my feet and I spend a great deal of time scrubbing at them and applying creams to make them look as presentable as possible. Keeping my feet as soft as I'd like them is pretty much a daily task as the hard skin builds up so quickly! I decided I should invest in some moisture socks in order to make the most out of my foot lotions. These socks are available from The Body Shop stores or on their website costing £7. This, of course, seems a little pricey for what are essentially a pair of ankle socks and I'm sure a regular pair of socks would do the job just as well. The problem is, however, I cannot sleep in socks. I personally find it as uncomfortable as trying to sleep without a pillow. A regular pair of socks cover my feet quite tightly and I like to be able to freely wriggle my toes in my bed. I decided to purchase these moisture socks as a few reviews on The Body Shop website stated these were quite big thus would leave enough room for my feet to 'breathe' whilst I was in bed. I also had a £10 off when you spend £20 voucher so I could say I technically got these for free anyway! The socks are made from 90% fairtrade cotton so they are reasonably high quality and beautifully soft and comfortable to wear. They are white in colour and come in a 'one size fits all' size. I wouldn't say one size fits all though! I am a foot size 7/8 and find these leave plenty of room for me to gain a few foot sizes! This is nice for me as they leave lots of room but still fit closely enough for them not to fall off although if you're feet are smaller than a size 5 I would think you'd have a bit of trouble keeping these on, particularly if you move your feet a lot whilst sleeping. I tend to smoother my feet in some form of foot cream at night, slip these socks on and then go to bed letting my feet soak up the moisture. I take them off in the morning and am greeted by soft and smooth feet, simple! The socks are, as I've mentioned, very comfortable to wear - in fact they're pretty easy to forget about when on actually. They don't slip off whilst I'm asleep even though I'm quite a wriggler and allow me to protect my bed sheets from creams and lotions whilst retaining extra moisture in my feet. On the rare occasions I have a 'pyjama day' I'll stick some cream on my feet in the morning and just walk around the house wearing these and, again, experience no difficulties in doing so. One problem I have found, however, is that these stretch really easily. After a couple of weeks of almost daily use they became a lot bigger than they originally were. They've yet to become too big for me to wear without them coming off though and I've been wearing them for a couple of months now. Regardless of what washing powder I use my feet always end up itchy so I always hand wash my socks and do the same for these too. I pop them in my bath tub along with all my other socks and leave them to soak for a few hours and they come out lovely and clean without doing any damage to them. After washing mine still look brand new really so I would say these do offer some value for money. They definitely do what they're supposed to and offer me a very comfortable way of wearing socks in bed. If you do find it possible to sleep in a regular pair of socks though I would suggest these are probably a pointless investment. Granted these are a lot softer than a normal pair of socks but I don't think that makes them worth the extra money personally. Likewise, if you have quite small feet these will probably be useless to you too.
If you've read my recent reviews, you'll know that I've been trying to sort out my dry feet. Having invested in The Body Shop's Peppermint foot scrub and Intensive Foot Rescue and liked the results, I decided that it was about time that I also purchased some of these socks so that I could leave the lotion on overnight without worrying about how it would affect the bed covers. I'd shied away from it before as they were quite expensive considering that it's just a pair of ankle socks really and I'd rather naively assumed that any old pair of cotton socks would do the job fine. THE SOCKS They're made from 90% organically grown cotton and 10% elastane. I won't go into too many details about what they look like as you can get a very good idea from the product image above. They are literally just a thin pair of socks that stop at the ankle and are just big enough to cover your feet. WEARING THEM I slathered my foot lotion on as usual, popped these socks on over the top and went to bed. Taking them off in the morning, I was really surprised at how my feet felt. The skin always feels softer in general after I've liberally applied my Intensive Foot Rescue but this was something else entirely. Since I started using the socks, my feet have literally never felt softer and I can really tell that the foot lotion is getting the best chance to work to the best of its ability. PRICE I paid £7 for my pair. This seemed expensive for just a basic pair of socks but you can get frequent usage out of them seeing as they're washable. I've only purchased my socks relatively recently but I was encouraged to buy after a friend repeatedly raved about them, and her pair are still going strong after a couple of years with no need to repurchase so that's encouraging in terms of value for money. RECOMMENDED? Definitely. These socks are billed as being able to lock in moisture and I'd totally agree with that. If you happen to get cold feet in winter, they also double up as helping to keep your feet warm! As I'll go into in the next section though, they're not perfect. ANY DOWNSIDES? The biggest downside is that it's a one-size-fits-all policy so if like me, your feet aren't particularly big (I'm a size 4 1/2 but usually wear size 5 shoes), the socks can be a bit big. This is ok for night when you're lying down and don't need to be walking around but it could be a bit problematic if you're someone who wriggles around a lot at night as the socks could end up coming off at least partly and therefore being less effective. You should be fine if your feet aren't small though.