Himalaya Foot Care Cream and TBS No More Rough Stuff Pumice Review

by Ki on May 1, 2010 · 14 comments

Beautiful_feetFor being the short person that I am, I have gargantuan feet. They’re not only huge but very broad as well, so they feel very suffocated (and often hurt) in closed shoes. You can guess what that means – I have to wear open footwear almost all the time. So my feet always have to be in tip top shape. This isn’t easy for me to do because my feet tend to be dry and my heels are prone to cracking. So even one or two days after even the most expensive pedicures, I would find myself embarrassed about the shape they were in. I tried a lot of stuff to solve this problem. Vaseline petroleum jelly slathered on overnight helped but it made me feet feel very hot and bothered, making it very difficult to fall asleep. A few of the most advertised foot creams didn’t work as well as they claimed. Foot files and pumice stones, even the famous Dr. Scholl’s stuff, were also of little use in removing the flakiness.

After considerable trial and error, I have found my HG foot products and worked out a foot care regime. I regularly use the two products that I’m reviewing below – the Himalaya foot cream and the TBS pumice stone.

Himalaya Foot Care Cream (Rs. 80 for 50g)

What it promises – “Effective relief from dry, cracked heels and rough feet. Deep moisturizes feet to make them soft and smooth.”
Instructions for use – “Apply cream liberally all over the feet. Gently massage in and allow to dry. Repeat twice daily.”
Himalaya foot cream

Why is it my HG foot cream?

  • I saw results almost immediately – my feet didn’t look dry and parched after just a few days of using this.
  • It’s main ingredient is honey that is a well known natural moisturiser.
  • It has a nice herbal smell, not a medicine-like odour.
  • A pea sized dollop of cream goes a long way, although I like to use a bit more at night. This also makes it pretty cost effective. There’s also a smaller tube which I think retails for around 40-50 bucks.
  • It is great for a relaxing foot massage!
  • It is suitable for summer use as well as it is not too heavy.
  • My brother uses this in winter on his dry, peeling hands and it works wonders on those too!

Himalaya foot cream swatch

What’s not so great about it?

  • It takes time to get absorbed into the feet and can be slightly sticky at first. So it takes up a lot of time on those mornings when I’m running late for college.
  • No SPF. I liberally apply sunscreen before sun exposure but regular sunscreens aren’t moisturizing enough and using too much leaves a whitish cast. So all of last summer I had tan lines from my flip flops all over my feet! Now I just dab a bit of sunscreen on top of this which adds a few more minutes to my morning routine – how annoying!

That said, this cream is something everyone in my family uses and it works very well for us all. Believe it or not, there are three tubes of this lying around in the house and all of them are half used!

My rating 5

The Body Shop No More Rough Stuff Pumice (Rs. 175 for one)

The Body Shop foot pumice pic

What it promises – “A pumice to remove hard skin from your elbows, knees and the soles of your feet, and leave them feeling soft and smooth.”

Instructions for use The Body Shop No More Rough Stuff Pumice – “Rub from side to side or in circular movements over hard skin whilst in the bath or shower.”

Why is it my HG foot pumice?

  • Pumice stones are dime a dozen in the market but this one really sloughs off dead skin from my feet with minimal effort.
  • Its shape is beyond brilliant!!! It’s isn’t round or square but nicely contoured which makes it easy to use even at slightly odd angles.
  • It dissolves ever so slightly into grainy particles on every use so it exfoliates the entire foot gently.
  • I like the fact that it diminishes with each use and doesn’t last forever – it seems much more hygienic to replace your pumice stone every few months or so plus it gives me the psychological satisfaction that it’s working!
  • I love the cute blue colour!
  • I found a soap dish to fit it so that it can be hygienically stored.
  • I use this every single day on my feet and it has never been too harsh on them.

What’s not so great about it?

  • It’s too harsh for my elbows and knees! Maybe I just don’t have enough dead skin there.

Nevertheless, as you can see from the picture of the pumice stone, I swear by this to keep my feet looking presentable always!!!

My rating – 4 + .5

So there you have it, a combination of these two products and some bright cheery nail polish works wonders for my feet! In fact (much to my dad’s glee) I rarely spend on pedicures now!

What do you use to keep your feet happy? Any suggestions?

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For being the short person that I am, I have gargantuan feet. They’re not only huge but very broad as well, so they feel very suffocated (and often hurt) in closed shoes. You can guess what that means – I have to wear open footwear almost all the time. So my feet always have to be in tip top shape. This isn’t easy for me to do because my feet tend to be dry and my heels are prone to cracking. So even one or two days after even the most expensive pedicures, I would find myself embarrassed about the shape they were in. I tried a lot of stuff to solve this problem. Vaseline petroleum jelly slathered on overnight helped but it made me feet feel very hot and bothered, making it very difficult to fall asleep. A few of the most advertised foot creams didn’t work as well as they claimed. Foot files and pumice stones, even the famous Dr. Scholl’s stuff, were also of little use in removing the flakiness.

After considerable trial and error, I have found my HG foot products and worked out a foot care regime. I regularly use the two products that I’m reviewing below – the Himalaya foot cream and the TBS pumice stone.

Himalaya FootCare Cream (Rs. 80 for 50g)

What it promises – “Effective relief from dry, cracked heels and rough feet. Deep moisturises feet to make them soft and smooth.”

Instructions for use – “Apply cream liberally all over the feet. Gently massage in and allow to dry. Repeat twice daily.”

Why is it my HG foot cream?

*I saw results almost immediately – my feet didn’t look dry and parched after just a few days of using this.

*It’s main ingredient is honey that is a well known natural moisturiser.

*It has a nice herbal smell, not a medicine-like odour.

*A pea sized dollop of cream goes a long way, although I like to use a bit more at night. This also makes it pretty cost effective. There’s also a smaller tube which I think retails for around 40-50 bucks.

*It is great for a relaxing foot massage!

*It is suitable for summer use as well as it is not too heavy.

*My brother uses this in winter on his dry, peeling hands and it works wonders on those too!

What’s not so great about it?

*It takes time to get absorbed into the feet and can be slightly sticky at first. So it takes up a lot of time on those mornings when I’m running late for college.

*No SPF. I liberally apply sunscreen before sun exposure but regular sunscreens aren’t moisturising enough and using too much leaves a whitish cast. So all of last summer I had tan lines from my flip flops all over my feet! Now I just dab a bit of sunscreen on top of this which adds a few more minutes to my morning routine – how annoying!

That said, this cream is something everyone in my family uses and it works very well for us all. Believe it or not, there are three tubes of this lying around in the house and all of them are half used!

My rating – 5/5

TBS No More Rough Stuff Pumice (Rs. 175 for one)

What it promises – “A pumice to remove hard skin from your elbows, knees and the soles of your feet, and leave them feeling soft and smooth.”

Instructions for use – “Rub from side to side or in circular movements over hard skin whilst in the bath or shower.”

Why is it my HG foot pumice?

*Pumice stones are dime a dozen in the market but this one really sloughs off dead skin from my feet with minimal effort.

*Its shape is beyond brilliant!!! It’s isn’t round or square but nicely contoured which makes it easy to use even at slightly odd angles.

*It dissolves ever so slightly into grainy particles on every use so it exfoliates the entire foot gently.

*I like the fact that it diminishes with each use and doesn’t last forever – it seems much more hygienic to replace your pumice stone every few months or so plus it gives me the psychological satisfaction that it’s working!

*I love the cute blue colour!

*I found a soap dish to fit it so that it can be hygienically stored.

*I use this every single day on my feet and it has never been too harsh on them.

What’s not so great about it?

*It’s too harsh for my elbows and knees! Maybe I just don’t have enough dead skin there.

Nevertheless, as you can see from the picture of the pumice stone, I swear by this to keep my feet looking presentable always!!!

My rating – 4.5/5

So there you have it, a combination of these two products and some bright cheery nail polish works wonders for my feet! In fact (much to my dad’s glee) I rarely spend on pedicures now!

What do you use to keep your feet happy? Any suggestions?

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Seema May 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I was looking for a foot cream. i have got cracked heels and i don’t take care of my feet much.:( i will buy this cream so that my feet also get some attention from me. thank you.

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ki. May 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

No problem. Hope it helps!!! :))
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Don’t quite know what to write =-.

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Palak May 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

TBS pumice looks interesting . I love its color and the different shape !

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ki. May 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

It’s freaking awesome 😀
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Don’t quite know what to write =-.

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Rati May 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I will give this pumice a try, it is very well designed. As it is my feet get ignored the most. 🙁 They definitely need some pampering. 🙂

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ki. May 1, 2010 at 5:27 pm

:)) tell me how you find it!
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Don’t quite know what to write =-.

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Sunaina May 1, 2010 at 11:30 pm

I also have broad feet, I hate it! My feet don’t properly fit any shoe!
Because it’s like always cold here I have to wear closed shoes most of the time.
And I love heels which are even worse for my feet 🙁 I try to nourish my feet
but it takes a lot of time. I’ve tried different creams and so far non have worked.
I don’t think we have Himalaya products here:( But will keep searching for a good cream!
I’ll definitely drop by TBS for that pumice!!
.-= Sunaina´s last blog ..Vintage shopping =-.

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ki. May 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

I’m sure you’ll have plenty of other creams :-))
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Don’t quite know what to write =-.

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Poornima May 2, 2010 at 12:07 am

Hey Ki,

Dr Scholls doesn’t work for you?? Actually that is the only product that works for me..You would be surprised if you hear how many tubes of Krack cream I have finished up..

I would love to try the pumice stone..looks cute 🙂

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ki. May 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

No their foot file and cream were both flops as far as I was concerned :((

Try the stone… it’s 100% amazing results 😀
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Don’t quite know what to write =-.

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Wanderlust May 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm

im gona give both a shot… and i love the way you started your post .. hehe 🙂

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