Oriflame Eucalyptus Exfoliating Foot Scrub
I have very dry feet & with winters around they tend to become drier! For years I have not followed any foot care regimen but blogging world has taught me how important foot care is! Recently I bought this Oriflame scrub & I’m completely in love with this scrub!
Why is important to scrub your feet:
Our feet work hard every day & still they don’t receive the appreciation they deserve!
Like the rest of our body, our feet also have thousands of sweat glands. Since most of the time they are encased in shoes or socks they retain more perspiration than less –restricted parts of the body. This results in unpleasant odour & accumulation of rough, dry & dead skin that leads to irritation & soreness.
A foot scrub is a wonderful product which removes dead skin from the foot and imparts a healthy glow to the skin. When used regularly, foot scrubs can soften calluses (callus is an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction), minimize the appearance of bunions (Bunion is a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe), and keep feet looking!
How to scrub your feet:
I. First scrub the soles of the feet with a hand brush which has moderate stiff bristles.
II. Use a tooth brush & scrub between the toes.
III. Rinse the feet with warm water & gently in a rotary motion rub a pumice stone or foot file on heels & the balls of feet.
IV. After this make sure you dry your feet & the area between your toes to avoid any fungus growth.
What does Oriflame claim about the scrub: Contains Almond shell granules that gently cleanse & soften feet, removing rough skin. With glycerine & Eucalyptus to hydrate & soothe.
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Pumice, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Laureth-4, Eucalyptus Globulus, Parfum, Disodium Edta, Limonene, Formic Acid.
Eucalyotus Globulus is the primary source of global eucalyptus oil production, The oil has therapeutic, perfumery, flavouring, antimicrobial and biopesticide properties
Pumice is a textural term for a volcanic rock that is solidified frothy lava typically created when super-heated, highly pressurized rock is violently ejected from a volcano. It can be formed when lava and water are mixed.
Acrylates Copolymer: Water absorbing polymers, classified as hydrogels, absorb aqueous solutions through hydrogen bonding with the water molecule. It gIves water absorption greater than 400 times its weight.
Coco-Glucoside: -Anionic surfactant, very mild and skin-friendly, derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar. In hair care products it smooths hair structure to improve manageability.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal is a yellow to light-tan loose powder with an odor of fresh almonds. It is used primarily in baths soaps and other skin cleansing products
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: It is a viscous pale yellow transparent liquid and is used as a surfactant in bath products such as shampoos and hand soaps, and in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent and thickener, and to reduce irritation.
Glycol Distearate: In cosmetics and personal care products, Glycol Stearate, Glycol Stearate SE, and Glycol Distearte may be used to formulate a wide varitey of products including bubble baths, makeup, as well as hair, skin and nail care products.
Sodium Methyl Paraben is a water-soluble antiseptics, widely used in pharmacy industry,food industry, textile industry as well as in cosmetics.
Sodium Hydroxide is also used in the manufacturing process of soaps and detergents.
Diazolidinyl Urea is an antimicrobial preservative used in cosmetics.
Laureth-4 functions as a surfactant – emulsifying agent in cosmetics
Disodium EDTA: it primarily works as a preservative and stabilizer, but has also been shown to enhance the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution.
Limonene: It is added to cleaning products such as hand cleansers to give a lemon-orange fragrance.
Formic Acid: Formic Acid is a colorless liquid. In cosmetics and personal care products, Formic Acid is used in the formulation of face, neck, and other skin care products, foot powders and sprays, and hair care products.
Directions to Use: Massage on wet skin & rinse.
Price: Rs.198 INR for 75 ML
Shell Life: 3 Years from the date of manufacture
My Experience with the Oriflame Foot Scrub: I have been using this scrub for almost a month & every time I use it, I feel the tan on my feet fades away & they look super fresh & smooth. There have been days when I didn’t care about how my feet looked but now when I see this scrub I get a reason to cleanse & scrub them & feel so elated after I see them squeaky clean. I love this scrub so much that I use a very little amount to scrub my feet because I want this to last for a while & I’m so happy that the small amount is good enough for scrubbing! The scrub looks like a gel with white & brown colored granules. This product in the form of a orange colored tube & is very light in weight, can be carried in a bag even while on vacation. I’m planning to gift this scrub to a good friend of mine because of the amazing results it has shown! This scrub has made more disciplined in terms of personal care!
Pros of the Oriflame scrub
I. It completely stood up to its claim that it cleanses & softens my feet keeping it hydrated as well.
II. It contains the almond shell granules that scrub so well that I can see results instantly.
III. The granules are not very abrasive but gentle enough to cleanse your feet.
IV. It smells like mint, which gives me an instant fresh feeling.
V. The scrub doesn’t lather much & has a thick consistency & gently exfoliates; I like my scrub to be lather free.
VI. Just need a pea size to scrub a foot.
VII. Once or twice a week scrubbing with this product keeps the feet super soft.
VIII. The packaging is kind of OK. It comes in the form of tube with screw lid; I wish it had a flip cap.
Cons of the Oriflame scrub:
I. This will not work for cracked heels! But I like this!
Will I repurchase: Definitely! This has delivered good results & made me come out of the laziness to scrub the feet. Worth the buy!