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comes to skin care, I must say
I’m pretty diligent. I’m quite proud of myself for maintaining my skin care
routine every day without fail. Although it may not be as intricate as a
10-step Korean skin care routine, my fundamental 5-step routine is plenty
enough for my needs. However, I’m terrible at looking after my feet. I don’t do
much apart from the occasional moisturizer and leftover sheet mask essence, so
my feet are nowhere near as smooth and soft as other parts of my body.
This time around, I decided to give Frudia’s My Orchard Peach Foot line a go. As
it is peak summer, it’s hard to avoid sandals and other footwear that show my
feet. In order to get baby-soft skin for the season, it’s time to ramp up my
foot care routine.
What is it? A cleanser for washing feet hands-free, with added antibacterial and deodorizing benefits.
The foot shampoo is formulated with potassium cocoyl glycinanate, a surfactant derived from coconut that cleanses mildly without irritating skin. It’s also enriched with antibacterial and odor-fighting bubbleberry extracts, plus menthol to revitalize tired skin.
The spray bottle design makes it really easy to dispense the product on various areas. Washing is even easier, as I can do it completely hands-free. The scent, however, is rather strong. The super fruity and floral scent reminds me of Hi-Chew candies. I’m not a big fan of it, but I can see why it would help to suppress odor.
What is it? An hour-long mask to dramatically exfoliate, hydrate and relieve fatigue as well as remove odor from feet.
After opening the packet, there’s a strong scent that reminds me of nail polish remover. I immediately regretted drawing my nose closer for a whiff as it almost left me a little dizzy. I slid my foot inside the sock-like pouches before twisting and taping the mask in place. A little bit of the essence got onto my finger, but it had more of a menthol and herbal scent on skin.
I set the timer for 60 minutes. I was prepared to not move around once I put on the foot mask, so I sat down with a glass of water, a book and some writing to attend to. Although my movements were sluggish and slightly clumsy, I could pretty much move around freely. It’s not exactly a relaxing experience – it reminds me of when my shoes and socks are soaked from heavy rain. I’m also not sure I enjoy the feeling of my skin pruning from being in liquid for that long.
After taking the mask off, I rinsed my feet with warm water thoroughly and realized my feet looked a little red. I’ve always had sensitive skin, so the salicylic acid and vinegar extract might have irritated my skin a little. Despite the redness, my skin felt cool and refreshed, probably due to the infused menthol.
For the Foot Shampoo, since I don’t have any odor or sweat issues with my feet, I can’t judge whether this shampoo is particularly effective or not. But my boyfriend also started using the shampoo daily, and he loves it. He finds that regular body washes and shower gels don’t thoroughly cleanse tough feet skin that well, but this shampoo is different. His feet are drier and more repellent to odor lately, which is a surprise as he’s always had problems with the humid summer climate.
For the Peeling Mask, it takes four to ten days for the peeling process to complete according to the packet, and it’s been about four days since I applied the mask. On the day I put the mask on, the top of my feet felt incredibly soft, while cracks, callouses and generally dry areas of my soles became more prominent. I’ve yet to notice any peeling, but the peeling process varies and can take as long as 14 days depending on the amount and thickness of dead skin. I’ll leave an update below after ten days to let you know how it went!
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