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Fabindia Herbal Foot Heel Balm
I am more of a “hands and feet” person than a “face” person. In other words, I pay more attention to my hands and feet (and therefore end up spending more money on them also:p) than my face. The Fabindia Avocado Foot Cream has been my bedside companion for over two years now. I do keep on trying a few other foot creams at regular intervals but always end up giving away most of those to friends and relatives after one or two applications :p Since the Fabindia foot cream is a staple in my foot care routine, I decided to try their heel balm. Unfortunately, the results weren’t satisfactory but I am still glad that I tried another foot product in the market :p Here is my experience with this Heel Balm.
What it claims: Heel Balm is an Ayurvedic formula that softens and repairs cracked, damaged feet.
Price and Weight: Rs. 90 for 25 gms
Shelf Life: 1 year six months from the date of manufacture
Key Ingredients: Each 100 gm contains-Beeswax 12.5 gms, Neem oil 6.00 gm, Kapoor 5.00 gm, Vitamin E Acetate 2.00 gm, Anti – oxidant 0.025 gm, Refined mustard oil.
Direction for use: Rub liberally on cracked heels. For best results wear socks after application and keep overnight.
The Good about Fabindia Herbal Foot Heal Balm
- It works miracles on super tired feet. On days when I have indulged in more than my fair share of walking (mostly at malls :p), I rub this in at night and it provides almost instant relief and soothes my feet.
- Even though the texture is thick and Vaseline like, it does get absorbed very soon.
- Easy to carry on journeys. The cap and the container are pretty sturdy and manage well even when jostled around a bit in suitcases and bags.
- I have noticed that it is very effective as a nail and cuticle cream. In fact, more effective as a nail cream rather than a heel balm ! But who would want their nails to smell of vicks vaporub?! :p
- Fabindia is against animal testing so all animal lovers can rejoice!
The Bad about Fabindia Herbal Foot Heal Balm
- It is not effective for heeling cracked feet. I do not suffer from cracked feet but in winters my heels do get a bit parched and shrivel up. It does not cure this and neither does it cure my mother’s round-the year- cracked-feet.
- The smell is too strong for my liking. It is almost a cross between Vicks vaporub and eucalyptus oil both of which I detest :p It so reminds me of my cough-cold-sick-in-school days :((
- The quantity is nothing! If you use it regularly (which anybody with cracked heels obviously will) this gets over within a few days and does not last even a few weeks. I can use it only occasionally (on tired feet) and not very frequently.
- I usually leave it overnight with my socks on but still whenever I put my bare feet on my slippers it feels sticky to the extent that my footsteps make a horrible bumpy noise :((
- The texture is neither creamy nor buttery. It more or less resembles Vaseline in its waxlike texture and consistency. I prefer the former over the latter for my feet.
- It sits as a thin, super shiny oily mask on my feet. I prefer rich, thick creams on my feet for overnight use.
Rating: :-* :-* + 0.5
Verdict: If you have already found your HG foot cream or foot balm for dry or cracked feet, give this a miss. But if your feet get tired very soon and very easily I recommend you buy this heel balm.
Would you purchase again? : No
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