Foot masks are something I started using only recently - I am finding are quite a treat for my feet. Working very much like their counterparts for the face, they promise to leave your feet clean, fresh, and happy. The two products I am comparing here are the only two masks I have tried.
Claim: Deep cleansing clay and refreshing community trade peppermint oil soothes and purified tired feet.
TBS Peppermint Purifying Foot Mask Ingredients:
How to use TBS Peppermint Purifying Foot Mask:
Massage onto feet, leave for 10 minutes, rinse off.
My experience with TBS Peppermint Purifying Foot Mask:
This is a creamy paste that comes packaged in a tube. You squeeze out enough to generously coat your feet, wait for 10 minutes, wash off. It comes off easily enough with water and feels a bit soapy. Used this way, it is at best an okay mask. I get better results when I apply this and then wrap my feet with cling wrap. I feel it helps the oils in the mask to soak in better.
- The tube packaging. Ensures the product does not dry out, very easy to use.
- The mint gives a fresh feeling to the feet soon as you apply this mask.
- It does not dry out, so no bits falling all over the place.
- Has a comparitively longer shelf life. The tube I have is missing its expiry date sticker, but generally most TBS products have pretty long shelf lives.
TBS Peppermint Purifying Foot Mask - The Maybe Bad:It is an okay mask. It leaves your feet feeling fresh and soft, but nothing amazing. It is also relatively expensive. TBS Pepermint Purifying Foot Mask Cost: Rs. 845 for 100 mL
Claim: This thick effective mask has clays to draw out deep-down-dirt, fresh papaya and lemon for cleansing, deodorising tomatoes, astringent herbal decoctions and anti-fungal essential oils. Plaster your feet, wrap them up in saved plastic and read a book for ten minutes. Unwrap, massage the mask into your feet to scrub off dead skin cells. Rinse thoroughly for a lovely fresh feeling.
Lush Volcano Foot Scrub and Mask Ingredients:
Lush Volcano Foot Scrub and Mask - How to Use:Cover your feet in Volcano mask, wrap them in plastic bags or film, leave on for 10 minutes. Then massage in to scrub away old skin and rinse off thoroughly.
My experience with Lush Volcano Foot Scrub and Mask:I use it exactly as per instructions - prefer using cling wrap to the plastic bags because they..errr..cling better :P This mask isn't named Volcano for nothing. Your feet go warm and then cold, and warm and then cold. You can help things move along better by just covering your feet with a warm towel or a blanket or some really loose socks. While washing off, scrub the mask off, and there you have it - clean, soft feet!
Lush Volcano Foot Scrub and Mask - The Good:
- The thing about Lush is, they stuff their products with all the fruits and vegetables they can lay their hands on. Just take a look at the ingredient list, and you will know. Companies that claim to use natural products command a higher price tag, and with Lush at least I am getting a lot more of the naturals.
- Love the hot-cold feeling that comes with this mask. Feel like it really wakes my feet up :-)
- I know most sensible people soak and scrub their feet and the foot mask is usually last step. I am, however, very lazy. This foot mask has pumice in it, and when you wash off with a bit of scrubbing, you can get amazing results. Now you can be lazy and still get happy feet. You do have to use the mask though :P
What I absolutely do not like about Lush Volcano Foot Scrub and Mask:
- To start of, this is not the easiest product to spread on. It is a thickish grayish product - you scoop it out of the tub and spread it on. Easier said than done! It tends to go on clumpy because it is just about barely moist, and you make a not-so-pretty mess all around wherever you are sitting because of bits falling off. Of course, once you wrap your feet its all over, but still, its a pain until then.
- The product comes with an expiry date of about 3 months, I think. If you are not careful, though, you will end up with the product drying up in the tub long before that! Make sure you keep the tub closed properly at all times.
Lush Volcano Foot Scrub and Mask Cost: $21.95/11.1 oz and $12.95/3.5 oz
Among the two products I have reviewed I prefer the Lush Volcano Foot Mask and Scrub over the TBS Peppermint Purifying Foot Mask because:
- Scrub + mask in one product.
- More product for lesser price.
So which one would you prefer? Any other recommendations for a good foot mask?