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I was surprised when I read the reviews on this product because it worked really well for me however the results did nt work as long as I wanted them to, I will explain.
I have really tired legs and I wanted something that would soothe my legs and burning feet. I have varicose veins and somedays my legs ache constantly.
The product claims
Vaseline Healthy Feet & Legs lotion replenishes your skin with cool moisture and helps regenerate tired feet and legs
Menthol & eucalyptus - cool tired feet and tone tired legs to leave them feeling relieved and revived
The menthol & eucalyptus immediately soothed my legs and the aches were relieved straight away but this only lasted for about 1 minute. A second coating did exactly the same it only lasted a few minutes but what it did do was take the ache down to a dull numbness and it did help me sleep at night when my aching legs were at their worse.
I cant say that it was a good moisturiser because my skin felt tight and the lotion was thin and a little messy
However if you have tired restless legs that are stopping you get a good night sleep then this is definately worth a try as it numbs them long enough for you to drop off
I suffer from diabetes 2 and because of this I have to pay particular attention to my feet. I have been using this product for over a year now and find it suits me well - no more cracked heals. I have no pain in my feet, just the usual aches that come with age (70years) and Vaseline seems to cope with most of those. I use it when I get up and occasionally before bed. No body recommended it - just picked it up in the supermarket.
High heels are my best friends.I wear them every day.At the end of the day I am looking for some pain relief and freshness. This when I get a Vaseline Feet&legs Lotion.This really works .It makes your feet feel relax and fresh. This is a perfect break for tired legs.
I am always keen to buy and try different potions and lotions (as long as they don't irritate my skin, which can happen if I am not careful enough!!).
I have used vaseline before, and love their body moisturiser lotion. It really does stop your skin from drying out and is absorbed really well.
The bottle cost me £1.98 from Tesco, but it was on offer at the time.
I decided to buy this lotion for the feet and legs as:
1. I normally do not buy seperate lotions for my legs and feet and the only one I had is a pot of cream that I purchased from Poundland (and that didn't work) and so I thought it was about time I did!
2. It was coming up to the nice weather and I had to treat my feet and legs in someway as they are covered up normally 10 months out of the year! They needed a bit of sprucing up.
The lotion is in a light green bottle and has a distinctive shape to the bottle where it nips in at the 'waist'. It is easy to hold the bottle and the cap is a flip cap, which is easy to open.
I think the first thing you may notice when you open the bottle is the fresh, cool, minty smell that emerges from when you open the lid. Even saying that, the odour is not overpowering.
The lotion is a little runny. When you tip the bottle over to obtain some lotion, don't squeeze too hard, as you may get more lotion than what you bargained for!!
When I first applied the lotion I found that it didn't absorb as well as the moisturiser that I normally use from Vaseline. I found that it sort of lingered on my skin for a good 5 minutes or so before absorbing properly. It felt a little greasy.
I kept using the lotion every night for about a week, but I didn't notice what it was supposed to be doing!!! It does state that it can 'help soothe those tired legs of yours', but my legs were still tired!!
I have to admit that I stopped using it after the first week and just kept moisturising as normal.
It did have a nice fresh fragrance to it, but I would not purchase it again. It is now retired to the back of the bathroom cupboard!
Vaseline has beeen around since 1857 but only blended in to the Unilever Group and became the more familiar brand known today in 1987 - all from oil miners drills!!!
This bottle is a strange green cream blend colour matched with the traditional blue on all Vaseline products. The logo writing is in white. All infomation about the product is below in blue. It is slightly rectangular and squeezed in the middle.
As it says on the front it is supposed to be stimulating for legs and feet!!!! My sore tired legs needed a pep so I thought I would try it!!
The liquid is a semi transparent green and is more gel like than a lotion - which is actually quite soothing. It slicks on to the skin very easily and spreads well, but I do find that it leaves a sticky layer on my skin for a while. I also like moisturisers that are going to leave my skin smooth and silky though. This doesn't do that.
There is menthol and eucalyptus in the product, however these are dominated by a medicinal smell that I really couldn't get used to!
It does seem to give my legs a sort of tingling feeling that takes a while to settle down, leaving them more sensitised. I also found that it helped me relax my muscles after intensive exercise - although not dramatically more that a standard moisturiser.
The only size I can seem to find is 200ml bottles which range from 2 to 4 pounds.
In the run up (or in my case "plod up") to this year's London Marathon, I put my feet and legs through some hard work, the likes of which they had not seen for some time! After the marathon, I was pretty exhausted - not just for a day or so, as my muscles came out of shock, but for the next few weeks. The marathon had come at a particularly busy time at work as well, and so physically, emotionally and mentally, I was pretty whacked.
During this time I tried a number of things to try and revive me, so when I was presented with some Feet and Legs lotion, claiming to revive and stimulate, I thought this might be just the thing that my worn out limbs could benefit from.
This lotion is very pale green in colour, and you can smell the menthol and eucalyptus immediately. It is a well defined scent, but it is not as strong as the Body shop Peppermint foot lotion smell, for example.
The lotion is quite thick - more of a cream than a lotion in consistency, and it is easily spread, meaning that reapplication whilst having lotion-covered hands is not really an issue. I find it very frustrating when I have been rubbing cream into my skin, and then need to get more out of the bottle, meaning that I transfer lotion from my hands onto the bottle, then the bottle needs cleaning, blah, blah, blah!
So, a decent consistency, and an alright smell........this cream rubs into my skin nicely. I applied it to my feet first, then to my lower legs, working my way up towards my knees (it was my calves that felt the most weary). Using a mixture of circular movements and long strokes towards my upper body, I was able to give my feet and legs a decent massage at the same time, allowing the blood cells therein to start moving and hopefully to get some reviving oxygen to my legs.
The packaging says that this cream will "cool tired feet, and tone tired legs to leave them feeling relieved and revived". Unfortunately, despite daily use, my feet and legs didn't feel relieved and revived at all. It was a nice cream to use, and it was absorbed well by my skin without leaving my legs feel greasy or sticky, but I didn't notice any magical energising effects, and there was no more of a spring in my step than there had been prior to using this.
My major gripe, though, was that because I had just put cream all over my feet, whilst sat in bed, I didn't then want to have to get out of bed, walk to my bathroom, getting carpet fluff on my creamed feet, to have to wash my hands........yet because of the eucalyptus and menthol in the cream, if I didn't wash my hands, I was in danger of rubbing my eyes, and making them water.
So.....do I stay in bed, and risk stinging eyes, do I get out of bed and get bits on my feet......gah!!!
I have since figured that a pack of wetwipes nearby, or a pair of flip flops by the bed does the trick, but that just adds hassle to what is really an ineffective exercise. So I think the easiest thing in future is just to not bother!
If I were given another bottle of this lotion, I would probably use it, but I wouldn't expect the revival that is promised on the bottle.
Nice lotion? Yes, it's ok. Cooling tired feet and toning tired legs? Not in my experience.
I normally find Vaseline to be a reliable brand with a good range of products, so when I saw this 'Feet & Legs - Stimulating' lotion on offer for £1, I thought it was definitely worth a try. Especially seeing as now the flip-flops are on and leggy pegs are out, I need to actually pay them some attention now!
The packaging itself is quite boring, it certainly wouldn't grab me with its usual price tag of £2.93 for the 200ml bottle.
The product claims to be a 'caring lotion with menthol and eucalyptus', which is meant to 'regenerate and revive tired feet and legs'.
Does it work? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
The lotion itself isn't as thick as I thought it would be, the only reason I mention this is because from past experience, I tend to find that moisturisers for the feet tend to be a bit thicker and richer (seeing as feet tend to suffer from hard skin more than other parts of the body).
Although the product is a lotion, I'm referring to it as a moisturiser, as I get the impression that this is a given property (especially coming from the Vaseline brand). I would expect that something to 'revive' you feet & legs, would also moisturise at the same time, otherwise it wouldn't be a particularly great thing to apply regularly.
When I actually applied the moisturiser, I found that I needed to keep adding a little more, as it didn't rub in and spread particularly well. This was a little bit irritating, as I'm used to things like Body Shop Body Butters, where a little tends to go a long way.
Initially, it made the skin on my legs really smooth, but I felt that it did very little with regards to moisturising my feet.
As for the 'regenerate', & ' revive' claims; my legs felt slightly cooled (due to the menthol I expect), but it really didn't make any sort of difference to my feet, which is where I was hoping this product would be the most effective.
I also have to mention that I didn't find the smell very pleasant either. It was too alcohol & chemically smelling for my liking. Although the ingredients do list menthol and eucalyptus, there are also a LOT of other chemicals, so how natural the smell is, has probably been somewhat altered by this.
Conclusion: ~ ~ ~ ~
All in all, I can't say that I'd buy this product again (especially at its full RRP); its moisturising properties weren't particularly great, the smell was a bit overpowering, and I didn't really feel like my feet and legs were revived!
On the plus side though, I will say that I have quite sensitive skin on my legs, and this didn't irritate them. The flip-up top also made application slightly less messy.
Even so, I don't think this is enough for me to give it any more than 2 stars.
Contains menthol & eucalyptus to relieve tired feet and legs leaving them feeling revived /