Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Soap & Glory's Heel Genius: An Overnight Sensation
You might remember my last attempt to avoid those foot exfoliating monstrosities by getting myself a pair of Eco Tool cotton socks, well on that occasion my choice of balm really didn't wow me, it didn't 'knock my socks off' as it were (there's puns in this post, get used to it). That's where Soap & Glory's Heel Genius stepped in with the cheeky tagline 'BETTER THAN A PEDICURE?!'. I love you Soap & Glory but I'll be the judge of that one, thanks.
I had expected Heel Genius to smell exactly the same as 98% of Soap & Glory's body products, as in like Christmas 2011, but nope. We're talking a clean, pleasant and a more subtle scent than we're used to from the pun slinging, pink brand. On the ingredients list we're looking at Allantoin (it's a natural chemical compound used to treat problem skin)(I didn't know either), Glycerin, Macadamia Oil, Menthol (though undetectable sniff-wise), Bilberry and Orange & Lemon Fruit Acid Smoothers.
The instructions on the packaging are to 'Apply every night (or as often as you remember)' but truthfully, I used this balmy moisturising mix once overnight last week with my Eco Tools socks and haven't needed to even look at this tube since.
My feet were (and are) soft to the touch, moisturised and nourished even now, a week later and that's no mean feet ( I can hear you groaning, I'm almost done)... There may have even been a celebratory moonwalk, while the youngest was eating his brekkie to show him how happy I was. I'm not proud. He never is.
While I used my Eco Tools socks for application, you genuinely don't need 'em. A pair of simple cotton sockies from Penney's/Primark will do the job just as effectively once you have this bad boy.
You can get Soap & Glory's Heel Genius here for €7.65 AND it's on 3 for 2 at the moment. Add in the sock price and you still have a daycent foot treatment for less than a tenner. So was it 'BETTER THAN A PEDICURE?!', I'll have to say no but change your wording to 'AS GOOD AS A PEDICURE!' and you're on to a winner. Bless your little cotton socks, Heel Genius, you can stay.