By the time we’re in our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond, it’s fair to say our feet have walked a few miles (in fact it’s been estimated that the most active of us will have walked enough to go three times around the world by the time we’re 60!), and the wear and tear can really show. Now is a great time to treat your feet to a little TLC, after the hustle and bustle of Summer, they may be looking a little ragged, and we want to have them super smooth to take advantage of the warmish weather until late Autumn. Whether your feet just need a little help to return to tip top condition, or more of an overhaul, with just a little effort, and some of these refreshing and revitalising wonder products, you’ll have fabulous feet in no time.
endota spa Avocado & Mint Foot Cream
The Avocado & Mint name of this foot cream sounds good enough to eat, and just a little indulgent. Well, you can’t eat it, but it is super indulgent, and great for your feet. Naturally cooling peppermint, soothing shea butter and hydrating avocado oil combine to refresh and revitalise tired and aching feet after the first use. The 88.5% organic formula nurtures tired, rough skin and brings it back to life. For super soft feet, use the cream as an overnight treatment – apply the cream to clean feet just before bed time, put cotton socks on over the top, and let the hard-working cream do its job while you sleep. 90ml RRP $35.00.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Foot Trio
Fabulous feet are a piece of cake with these three marine-blend products from Crabtree & Evelyn. La Source Effervescent Sea Foam Foot Soak is a miracle for tired feet. Formulated with a refreshing marine blend of antioxidant-rich green seaweed extract and purifying brown algae extract. Citric acid acts as a gentle exfoliator while mineral-rich dead sea salts help condition the skin for silky soft feet. 5 x 30g RRP $20.00. Follow this with La Source Warming Foot Smoother, a foot treatment that exfoliates and moisturises your feet, leaving them feeling silky soft. The formula features a hydra marine blend of antioxidant-rich green seaweed extract and nourishing blue sea kale. Ultra-refined Tahitian volcanic sand, fine pumice and salt crystals exfoliate hardened skin while shea butter and rice bran oil soften and condition. The rich cream creates a self-warming sensation as it is applied. 150g RRP $25.00. Finish the treatment with La Source Ultra-Moisturising Foot & Leg Therapy, a foot and leg treatment that reinvigorates, and moisturises. The formula features a restorative marine blend of antioxidant-rich green seaweed extract and protecting red sea algae. A special protein extract found in Antarctica rids feet of rough, dry callused skin in as little as 14 days to help maintain youthful looking legs. 100g RRP $25.00.
Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion
Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion instantly softens and soothes dry, tired feet. The formula is 100 per cent natural, and contains menthol, witch hazel and peppermint and parsley oils to cool and soothe your feet. Tea tree oil, rosemary leaf extract and sodium bicarbonate deodorize your feet to help combat odour and keep them fresh (truly fabulous for summer feet), while sunflower oil and beeswax helps maintain moisture levels in the skin. 100ml RRP $24.95.
QV Feet Heel Balm
QV Feet Heel Balm uses an effective blend of an alpha hydroxy acid and rich moisturisers to help revive the appearance of rough, dry and cracked heels – those in need of some real TLC. By exfoliating dead and dry skin, QV Feet Heel Balm will leave rough feet feeling soft and smooth. The combination of sodium lactate and lactic acid in the formula then assists in attracting and retaining moisture within the structure of the skin. This enables the rapid restoration of hard, cracked skin and sees the return of soft, more supple skin. The gentle formula is free of lanolin, fragrance and colour, and is formulated by dermatologists. 50g RRP $11.54. 100g RRP $17.82.
NIVEA Creme is one of those wonder products that has multiple uses. The classic, preservative-free formula was created in 1911, and is a skin cream with a rich formula that cares and protects for all skin types, even sensitive. The Creme works in two ways – firstly by building a protective layer on your skin that guards against external influences such as heat, cold, and humidity, and secondly it forms a protective layer to prevent moisture loss from your skin. It is brilliant as a foot cream – simply apply a generous amount to clean feet before going to bed, apply cotton socks, then get your beauty sleep while Nivea Creme goes to work. Awaken to soft, hydrated feet. 60ml RRP $4.20, 150ml RRP $7.99.
Palmer’s Foot Magic Duo
These two magic (no pun intended) foot products from iconic Australian brand Palmers have been helping create fabulous feet for many (many) years. Start with Foot Magic Scrub – an invigorating scrub that revitalizes while exfoliating tough skin on feet, especially rough, dry patches on heels and soles. The formula Smooths and soothes with natural exfoliants, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Peppermint Oil. Our unique formula simultaneously moisturises, smooths and soothes tired feet. 60g RRP $6.99. Follow up with original Foot Magic, a powerful blend of pure cocoa butter enriched with vitamin E and other emollients to penetrate deep into your skin, leaving it soft, smooth and ultra moisturized. The inclusion of peppermint oil to adds an extra zing to your step and soothes tired feet, leaving even the driest of feet, soft, soothed and hydrated. 60g RRP $6.99.
Jergens Foot Cream
Jergens Foot Cream moisturiser deeply nourishes to help you reveal luminous, visibly healthier-looking feet. It’s a wonder product for the extra dry skin on your feet. The formula contains a unique illuminating HYDRALUCENCE™ blend and Vitamins C, E, and B5, which work to heal dryness at the source by penetrating through up to 5 layers of the skin‘s surface. The Lotion absorbs quickly and locks in moisture for up to 48 hours, helping to improve skin’s tone, texture, and luminosity. 100g RRP $5.99.
Urban Beauty United Tippy Toze Pedicure Pack
Containing everything you need for the perfect pedi at home (except the polish!), now that your feet are in tip top condition, the Urban Beauty United Tippy Toze Pedicure Pack is a great kit to keep in your bathroom, and pack in your travel bag. Containing large sized, and heavy duty nail clippers to clip long toe nails, a gentle nail file to shape trimmed nails (never use the clippers for shaping), and toe separators to prevent nail polish smudging for perfect at-home pedicures. RRP $7.00.
And of course, it’s always worthwhile to treat your feet to a professional pamper now and then. After all, your feet really benefit from being put up, scrubbed and massaged. Head to your local salon, and consider adding a foot (and hand) treatment onto a regular (or irregular) massage, or book a pedicure.