Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Efasit Intensive Moisture Balm

RRP: £2.99/80ml

--What does the promo say?--
"Active care for active feet. Conditions, softens and gently deodorises over-dry and rough feet. With natural jojoba and rosemary oils and vitamin E. It penetrates deeply to help smooth and soften dry skin and to protect against moisture loss."

--Packaging--
The tube uses a green, yellow and white colour scheme, which makes it look fresh, revitalising and young. Colours are unisex too, though the diagram of a hand massaging a foot makes the body parts look distinctly womanly. The positioning of the diagram, brand name etc is well laid out and the practical white lid allows you to stand the tube up or lie it down as necessary without liquid seeping out. The lid closes securely and the tube is approximately 12cm in height.

--Application--
After rubbing your feet with a pumice stone and/or exfoliator during your bath or shower, apply a few pearl-sized drops of the cream to clean dry feet and massage in. The cream sinks into the feet easily without too much effort.

--Appearance--
The cream is an attractive pale green colour that looks very natural and not a far cry from various aloe vera products. There is no visible residue after using this product.

--Scent--
I couldn't quite put my finger on what it smelt of until I looked again at the list of ingredients. As well as the ingredients already stated, the cream contains menthol and camphor, and it's these that you get a slight whiff of. However, none of the ingredients seem to have an overbearing scent.

--Texture--
The cream is quite stiff but I would prefer this to a runny cream any day. Despite the cream's apparent stiffness it rubs into the feet easily.

--How does your skin feel afterwards?--
Immediately the skin on your heels and the balls of your feet feels smoother.

--Longevity--
The above effects can be felt throughout the day, and this I was impressed with as you can often lose the effects of a cream as you go about your daily business.

--Does it do what it says on the tube?--
Oh yes. I noticed a difference within a day or two of using this product, and my feet were in a pretty sorry state (probably owing to a combination of previous athlete's foot, walking everywhere I go, and having just started pointe work in my ballet classes). Soon my heels and the balls of my feet were smooth again and I'm continuing to use it for preventative care. It also stops your feet from being all stinky, so yay :)

--Value for money--
This product is excellent in terms of value for money. 80ml doesn't sound like much for your £3 (or $6 to our American friends) but you only need a small amount each day to see a significant difference.

perfect partners
Efasit Super Relaxing Leg Lotion, 200ml
Efasit 18-hour deodorant spray

--Available from:--
Available from Boots, and from a variety of online retailers, including:
http://www.mobilispodiatry.com/
http://www.mobilishealthcare.com/
http://www.petersfieldchiropody.com/
http://www.britsuperstore.co.uk/
For other UK stockists, call 0191 370 9466.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I Have use the Efasit Intensive Moisture Balm and it's the best foot cream I have use. It does what it says leaves your skin silky soft I would recommend it.

Mrs Lee Bolton Lancs

Becca said...

Hi, this is the best foot cream I've ever used too but now I seem to have trouble finding it anywhere. They used to do it in superdrug and Boots but no longer...Have only found a couple of sites online selling it but both charging very high prices either for product or delivery or both. Any suggestions?

Bianca said...

Hi Becca

The best option seems to be healthy1.co.uk but their delivery charges seem unclear :(
Even if postage seems to be steep it could still be worth it to stock up if this product is set to bite the dust.

As for recommendations in a similar price range, Lloydspharmacy's own brand is good and their foot cream costs about the same as the Efasit cream. Anatomicals is also an impressive brand with footcare in this price bracket that could be worth trying. And finally, even though it's a bit more expensive, I'd recommend Garnier's body creams, specifically this one: http://biancasbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/garnier-body-sensitive-soothing.html

Hope this helps a bit!