Product description:Best if you want to: Rock on with a gel-based scrub that uses exfoliating volcanic rock to slough off rough, callused skin for soft, sandal-worthy feet.
Best for: all skin types
How it works:
-Community Trade peppermint oil promotes a cooling sensation to leave feet feeling refreshed and helps to combat odor.
-Pumice granules from volcanic rock are intensely exfoliating to smooth and soften even the roughest skin.
-Menthol further cools skin to leave it feeling refreshed.
In my opinion:
Today I decided to review the only foot scrub that I've used so far. I don't pamper my feet, normally I get a pedicure once a month and I believe that's enough treat for the feet. I just feel like pampering the feet takes a lot of my time, and ain't nobody got time for that,heh. Once upon a time in January 2013, I went to The Body Shop sale and ended up getting quite a lot of stuff including some products from the Body Shop Peppermint Foot range (foot scrub, foot cooling lotion and foot spray)
Now Let's jump into the review.
I bought these products without smelling them and I totally regret doing it. It has a strong peppermint smell and I'm allergic to such smells so I end up sneezing every time I open the jar.I bought it in January but actually started using it in June and I'm loving the results so far. The scrub comes in a round blue colored jar which reminds me of the ocean every time I look at it. The scrub is pale grey colored and it has few random black beads in it. The consistency is quite thick and feels more like a jelly. I don't know why but for some reason TBS decided to make the beads/granules in the scrub quite harsh (There's a reason they're called granules from volcanic rock, heh). I get a burning sensation when I scrub it on the top of my feet, but it doesn't leave any rash so I can work with it. I use it almost every weekend, what I do is soak my feet in a tub filled with luke warm water for about 15 minutes and then scrub it like a boss. After drying my feet, I apply The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion.
What it does to my feet:
It cleans and refreshes my feet and exfoliates the dead skin cells leaving them soft. Although the beads are harsh but they work quite well for cleaning the feet. The smell, which feels over whelming to me (but everyone else seems to like it for some reason), fades with the time. You only need a small amount of the scrub and it foams well.
Cleans and refreshes tired feet
A little goes a long way
Makes feet really soft
Not tested on animals
Easily available at TBS stores
Peppermint smell (for me it's BAD!)
Comes in a jar, not hygenic
It dries out after some time
A little pricey
Granules feels really harsh (For reference, I have sensitive skin)
Contains Sulfate and Alcohal
Would I repurchase it? Price?
I don't think so. I love what it does to my feet but I'm sooo not a fan of the peppermint smell. I would like to try other foot scrubs that TBS have. About the price, I don't really remeber because I bought quite a lot of stuff in that sale and it was 8 months ago. But according to TBS website, the original price for this peppermint scrub is £7/100ml.