Hi everyone! I like to care for my skin from top to toe, and after a particularly tough summer of cheap shoes and warm weather, I tried to find something to help smooth and soothe my poor feet. Enter The Body Shop's Peppermint Smoothing Foot Scrub and Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue!
Let's start with the scrub...
The scrub comes in a blue plastic screw-top tub. You get 100ml for £7. The scrub contains Pumice to exfoliate, plus Peppermint Oil and Menthol to give the scrub a minty scent and cooling sensation
The texture of this scrub is fun - it's got quite a squishy, jellyish base, but it's packed with that scrubby pumice so it does a really good job of smoothing the skin. I do find it a bit tickly to use on my feet, but I really enjoy how cooling and tingly it is! The mint scent is sweet and strong, which I love. I think if you have very rough skin on your feet you'll need a proper pumice stone to tackle it, but if you're just maintaining smoothness, this scrub is perfect
And now onto the Foot Rescue!
This product comes in a pink plastic screw-top lid. It comes in at slightly more expensive than the scrub, costing £9 for 100ml. Like any other foot cream, this is best applied at night with cotton socks over the top so it can work its magic while you sleep
This foot rescue contains Soybean Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Lanolin, Peppermint Oil and Menthol (amongst other things). This means it's deeply moisturising, minty and refreshing - perfect for soothing tired feet!
The product is pink and smells lovely - really minty and fresh. It looks like a light cream but touching it reveals it's actually incredibly thick. In fact, it's almost a balm! A little goes a long way as it sinks into the feet easily and feels so lovely and cooling. After letting it absorb overnight, my feet are left really soft and smooth. Perfect for using after the scrub!
These products are really great for keeping my feet smooth, soft and smelling fresh. I know peppermint is quite overused in foot products, but I personally really like it and think it works well. Now the weather is getting colder the menthol might be a bit too cooling if you're sensitive to temperature, but I'm still enjoying using them. I don't think I'll repurchase the foot scrub because as nice as it is, you can get the same result with a regular body scrub. However, the foot rescue is definitely a new staple! As you need to use so little each time, I won't be running out any time soon.
Do you use anything to keep your feet feeling nice?