Happy Weekend guys!
So this is a review that is long overdue. I’m actually a little annoyed at myself as I used this product a few months back now, towards the beginning of Autumn I think, and said I would follow up with a review. However it just always seems to have got forgotten, and pushed to the back of the pile. Every time I open my empties drawer I see the packaging sat there, judging me! So without further a do, let’s take a little lookie-see at the Oh K! Fruit Enriched Peeling Foot Mask!
I’m sure you’ve probably all seen these types of foot masks flying about. Masks that claim to renew the skin on your feet and get rid of all those nasty hard, dry areas. You’ve probably also seen some of the gross pictures of feet mid peel. For the record I will not be posting any images of the skin peeling off of my tooties, because A.) It’s not overly nice to look at and I don’t want to put you off any meal or snack you might be enjoying, and B.) I didn’t feel that the process was momentous enough to record until the end of time via digital media. But hopefully my words will be enough to purvey my thoughts.
Firstly this peeling mask comes in the form of a pair of white paper booties, made up of two layers. The inner layer is a mesh, whilst the outer layer is a waterproof, leak proof plastic, similar to that of disposable gloves. Included in the box are two sachets of ‘stimulating foot essence’ or peeling solution as I would call it, one sachet for each foot. The actual concept is nice and easy to use and there are no fandangled instructions. To apply, you simply slip the booties on clean and dry feet, and evenly pour a sachet of essence into each boot. The sensation of doing this is very cooling and refreshing on the skin and would feel lovely at the end of a warm day. The booties are then left on for 60 – 90 minutes whilst they perform their magic. I found them nice and easy to wear and was able to go about my daily business (without leaving the house mind you!), however I would recommend popping a pair of socks or slippers on over the top if you are going to be walking around as the inside of the boot is naturally slippery from the essence, and the outer boot offers no grip if you are on hard floors. There is a tie at the top of each boot to stop them falling off which worked well, but I prefer the added security of a sock or slipper, which also keeps the essence in contact with the skin a little more evenly, rather than it running to one part of the foot and giving an uneven result.
So whilst we imagine the boots are doing their thing, let’s take a look at the blurb from Oh K’s website and the packaging, and what key ingredients are present…
‘Fix your feet with our exfoliating peeling foot gel mask. This 2 step treatment uses the AHAs found in apples to eradicate dead skin and leave your feet super soft.’
Looking at the list of ingredients, there appear to be a number of fruit extracts in this solution, including Lemon, Orange, Grape and Apple. The active acids in this peel are Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic, Glycolic acid being same exfoliant that is found in Pixi’s Glow Tonic and is known for breaking down the top layer of dead skin cells, exposing new living cells underneath.
As far as scent and consistency goes, I will be honest in saying I can’t remember what the essence smells like, or in fact if I even took the time to sniff if. I think I was that excited to get the product on my feet that that was one attention to detail I didn’t in fact pay attention to! I do however recall that the consistency was very runny, more of a water viscosity than gel so if you do decide to give this foot mask a try do be careful when pouring the essence into the booties. The overall feel of the treatment was very pleasant and gentle. There was no irritation or burning, in fact you could almost forgot you’ve got this on your feet it’s that comfortable. The packaging does however state that this mask should not be used on sensitive or broken skin so definitely worth checking your feet over before applying.
I decided to leave the boots on for the full 90 minutes in an attempt to take advantage of as much exfoliating action as I could. Once the 90 minutes was up I removed the boots, and rinsed all the essence from my feet, then patted dry. This is a disposable product so the boots were popped into the bin after use. The easy part was over and I was ready for the fun to begin! I won’t lie, I was expecting to start seeing some shedding within a couple of days, but it took about five or six days before I actually started seeing anything happening. The peeling process is very similar to that of peeling sunburn, starting in tiny circular patterns, which gradually get bigger as clothing and everyday friction rubs against the surface of the skin. The instructions on the packaging state that you should allow the skin to peel naturally, and not to physically peel it off yourself. Easier said that done especially when you’re a fan of piggling things like I am! Nail polish, wall paper, PVA glue – if it peels, I’m on it.
I’d say it took about another week to before I started seeing the overall effects of the mask, and I’ve got to say I was very impressed with the results. The hard skin on my heels and balls of the feet felt considerably smoother and looked healthier. I can’t say that my skin was like new because it wasn’t, but for a £7.00 I wasn’t expecting a miracle, and as a foot mask this is definitely something I will be picking up again as we edge closer to the spring/summer transition when flip flops and sandals start to make an appearance once again. This is a lovely treatment if you want to freshen up your feet in general, and I can image that using this on a regular basis will help to keep on top of those areas that are prone to harder skin.
On the whole I’ve enjoyed all of the products I’ve used from Oh K! Life. Many of you will know that I’m a big fan of their Gold Dust Hydrolgel Face Mask, and it’s because of that that I decided to pick this one up and give it a try. I love their branding, and the actual quality of their skin care items has failed to let me down as of yet. If you’re struggling for stocking filler ideas in these last few days running up to Christmas, this peeling mask would make an inexpensive, fun gift for someone to try. Or you could just say bugger it and buy one for yourself!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of the Oh K! Stimulating Peeling Foot Mask, let me know if you’ve tried this, or a similar product that you think is worth picking up.
Enjoy your weekend lovelies!