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Beauty Formulas Intensive Foot Cream

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Brand: Beauty Formulas / Texture: Cream / Type: Foot Cream / Suitable for: Foot

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      05.10.2012 15:55
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      A good priced foot cream that works on moderately hard skin

      To keep my feet soft and happy, I have been in the habit of using Superdrug's Cocoa Butter Lotion. This does a great job even though it isn't specifically intended to deal with tough foot skin. However, as it has proved to be frequently out of stock in my nearest branch recently, I have decided to ration my supplies and try some other products. I have been wearing flip flops a lot recently, which always give me hard and dry heel skin amazingly quickly. I decided to try Beauty Formulas Softening Intensive Foot Cream after being recommended it by a friend. It only cost me £1 in Savers, for an 100ml tube. [You can buy it direct from the company online for £3.99 including postage.]

      WHAT THE PRODUCT IS SUPPOSED TO DO

      Beauty Formulas make a lot of relatively low cost skin and hair care products. I am usually very impressed by their effectiveness, with one or two exceptions. The intensive foot cream is said to have a "deeply penetrating formula" which will soften, smooth and condition the skin. They also say it will help to prevent moisture loss which would hopefully help guard against future problems. It is intended to be easily absorbed. The last claim is that the presence of pepperment and menthol will be cooling and reviving.


      FIRST IMPRESSIONS

      The cream cream comes in a tube which is squeezy and easy to use. The lid is flip top and fits well, which is important with that type of packaging. The tube is quite simply designed, mostly blue and pink which gives the pack a fresh and unisex look.

      The only reason I hesitated to buy this was the menthol and mint scent. I have used other similar smelling products in the past and I did not enjoy many of them. They reminded me of toothpaste and the Body Shop's Peppermint Foot lotion actually made me feel sick. Thankfully, the aroma of the Beauty Formulas version doesn't have the same effect! It is relatively mild, and more natural smelling than some. I was able to actually enoy sniffing it rather than the opposite.


      APPLICATION AND RESULTS

      The cream is reasonably thick and white. It does feel cool on the skin, if applied to hot and tired feet, but probably any lotion would. I have found that a gentle squeeeze of the tube produces a 10p sized blob which is enough to deal with one whole foot. It is easy to massage in and I was impressed with how quickly it was absorbed, although it obviously took longer to penetrate my tougher heels than the rest of the foot. In general it takes just a handle full of turns at rubbing in. Afterwards, my skin feels fresh and pleasant. There is no greasy feeling. My skin did not feel much softer at first, but I knew that these creams usually need a few days to work. I first noticed a difference to my "flip flop heel" after 3 days, having used the cream every evening. It was definitely softer, and with continued use, all but the hardest patch has been tamed. {This is after 3 weeks.} I filed the stubborn bit, which is always the quickest way, but I just don't like doing it! I then used the cream on this area, and I have not needed to file again, despite continuing to wear flip flops.
      I do not think that the cream smoothens the skin - it doesn't have any exfoliating particles after all. I suppose well moisturised skin does look smoother to some extent, but a foot scrub would probably produce better results.

      WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS CREAM?

      Based on my experience, I would say it is good for keeping skin soft, if it is not very hard in the first place. While it did have some effect on a really hard patch, I did not want to wait more than 3 weeks to see if it would continue to soften. On the other less afflicted parts of my feet, it did an excellent job. It also has worked to keep my foot skin soft once I have removed the harder bits, so this helps to prevent future annoyances. I think it would also therefore work as a good maintenance product. I like the scent, and the fact it is so easy to massage in. If it had been a chore to use, I would be less motivated to use it daily and reap the benefits. I think it is great value for the price, as one tube lasted 3 weeks, used daily. You can buy this in Savers, and sometimes in Poundstretcher, and the poundshops, as well as online. I recommend it!


      [This review also appears under my user name on Ciao.]

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