Avon Foot Works Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak - Pretty feet here I come!
Written: Jun 30, 2003
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Heavenly scent, feels great, refreshes and soothes feet, inexpensive
Cons:small bottle, slippery
The Bottom Line: An inexpensive, refreshing, and pleasantly scented foot soak.
While I have a major thing for shoes and have enough pairs to fit out several centipedes, as soon as I get indoors the first thing I lose is my shoes. Heck, I will even venture outdoors from time to time without shoes on. This means my soles of my feet tend to get roughed up quite a bit. Ok, I'll be blunt. The bottoms of my feet are hard like rocks and dry. They need help. Though its not noticable in sandals, I know its there and I am not happy about this. Therefore, this summer my one of my goals is to get my feet back in shape.
My husband has had good luck with the Philosophy Lil Piggies foot kit, and while I tried the products out I couldn't get into the funny smell (or the high price). So, I started looking around and picked up a few products from both Avon and Origins. Avon had this great deal recently where their Foot Works line was on sale for a ridiculously low price, I want to say it was 2 products for $3 or something along those lines. Which was how I came to try this Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak.
According to Avon.com, the product is described as "A Mini Spa Fix for Toes".
Bring some sunshine to the hardest working digits on the block, with a cocktail of green tea and pineapple and ginger extracts that leaves feet feeling refreshed and wonderfully soft.
Sounds great, doesn't it?
The usual price for a single 3.4 oz bottle of Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak is around $4 dollars which is pretty reasonable. As an Avon product its available from your local Avon representative or by going to Avon.com. I happen to know a really great Avon lady, who is no pressure so I went that route.
Trying it out
The instructions state to use 4 capfuls (1 1/2 teaspoons) of product in a gallon of water. I don't know about you, but 4 capfuls of this stuff seemed like a lot to me. My Revlon Revitassage Foot Spa Plus holds about a gallon of water (eyeballing it, maybe more). So I filled it up with hot water and put in the 4 capfuls of the cream colored liquid, then swished it up a bit and plopped my footsies in. The scent of Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak is absolutely heavenly - a combination of citrus and ginger. Its a little strong but very pleasant and summery.
Soaking in still water with this solution feels nice but wasn't anything particularly spectacular until I decided to try the massaging and bubbling functions on my spa. All of a sudden this massive froth of bubbles started overflowing and growing, and I quickly turned off the bubbles and left it on massage. The water felt very silky, and the bottom of my spa was almost slippery. To me, thats an indication that 4 capfuls is actually too much product. I've since cut it down to a single capful and achieved the same results.
After soaking in Avon Foot Works Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak my feet feel wonderful. I've been soaking them for at least 30 minutes at a time, basically until my feet are waterlogged. Not only does it do a great job of cleaning dirty feet (you know, after you've been walking around barefoot), but its extremely soothing and also deoderizing. I've not had a problem with stinky feet, but if you do then you might want to try it. The best part about this foot soak is that it does a nice job of softening up the rough bottoms of my feet. Avon claims that the soak helps soften corns, calluses and dry hardened skin on feet and contains special moisturizers and skin softeners. Yes, it most certainly does and a pretty good job at that. You can follow this soak up with any of the other Foot Works line of products, the Refreshing Citrus Foot Lotion is recommended.
I have to say that overall I've been very pleased with the Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak from Avon. I definitely was skeptical about it because it was so cheap. I think part of the reason its so low in cost is honestly for just a few dollars you are purchasing a very small bottle. Used frequently (and if you want to get anywhere with softening your feet, you need to do it daily), this bottle will last less than a month. Will I buy it again, most likely. I have several other products I want to try out first but I just may come back to this one. So far, its been a winner.
Other Foot Works products I've tried
Refreshing Citrus Foot Lotion
Double Action Intensive Callus Cream
Double Action Sloughing Cream
Cracked Heel Relief Cream
Ingredients (from the back of the bottle) Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Tea-Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Cocamide Mipa, Glycol Distearate, Lauramide Mea, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Phosphoric Acid, Disodium Edta, Methlylparaben, PPG-12-Buteth-16, Benzophenone-9, Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol, Methylparaben (as acid), FD&C Yellow No. 5, Orange No. 4)
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