I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a runner. I’m not a FAST runner, I hasted to add. You won’t find me winning any races (or even entering them, for that matter), but two or three times a week, I pull on a pair of deeply unattractive running shoes and hit either the road or the treadmill. While I’m sure this is very good for my heart and lungs, however, it’s not so great on the feet. If you run yourself, you’ll know what I mean, here.
Anything that makes my feel feel softer, smoother and, er, fresher, then, is always going to be a good thing, so I was very happy to be given the opportunity to review Liz Earle’s new foot care range, which consists of a Foot Spritzer, a Scrub and a Moisturiser.
First up: the spritzer. This contains natural ingredients like rosemary, spearmint and peppermint and feels like bliss when you spray it on after a long run. I’d imagine it would feel equally good after a day spent going about your normal business in a warm climate, but as I live in Scotland, I can’t speak to that. It is, however, wonderfully cooling and refreshing, and I don’t stop at the feet, either: it also feels fantastic on sore, tired leg muscles, and it dries in quickly, so you don’t have to hobble around on your heels once you’ve sprayed it on.
The scrub is the next step in my new foot care regime. I’ve been keeping this in the shower so I remember to use it every day, and it’s proved to be excellent at helping get rid of rough skin and, er, the residue of that giant blister I got a couple of weeks ago. It also smells great, with a strong scent of peppermint, which helps wake me up again after my run. As well as the peppermint, it contains rosemary, avocado and wheatgerm oils.
Finally, the moisturiser. I tend to be lazy about applying foot cream, purely because I can never be bothered waiting for it to sink in before walking around again (Liz Earle also sell socks to wear after you’ve applied this, but I’m guessing any socks will do), so I haven’t used this as much as the other two products, but when I have used it, I’ve been impressed. Again, there’s a strong peppermint scent, and a very rich creamy texture which, happily, sinks in pretty quickly, so you don’t have to wait TOO long to be able to walk again.
Individually, these products all work well. As a team, however, I think I have them to thank for the fact that I’m still able to bare my feet in sandals this summer, despite everything I put them through.
If you want to try them out, they’re available at the Liz Earle website.