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LATHER Eucalyptus Foaming Foot Scrub 4.0 oz

LATHER Eucalyptus Foaming Foot Scrub- reviewed and recommended

Reviewed by Shante February 25, 2013 2 Comments

Pros

Uses finely ground volcanic rock as an exfoliant

Cons

Overwhelming fragrance
Revives feet in between pedicures

LATHER Eucalyptus Foaming Foot Scrub with Pumice ($18) worked wonders on my feet and I would totally recommend it. Post LATHER’s foot scrub, my feet were pretty dry and in desperate need of a pedicure (it had been a month since they were professionally pampered; don’t judge me). I’m constantly on my feet – like a true New Yorker – and I do love wearing heels. While I usually make sure to clean and moisturize my feet every night, a scrub was nonexistent in my regimen.

And so for my first product review for Truth in Aging, I decided to try the LATHER foot scrub. However, after opening the jar, and removing the safety seal, I was hit with a strong, unfamiliar smell. The scent was so overwhelming that I was seriously considering placing it back on the shelf and returning to it another day. I opted to look up the ingredients instead, though... The fragrance is a mixture of lavender, lemon and eucalyptus (the stinky culprit!). Eucalyptus is a plant that mainly grows in Australia and is used medicinally for many purposes – one being clearing the nasal passages (go figure). Research also led me to find out that pumice, what makes this scrub a scrub, is actually fine-grained volcanic rock. I had heard of walnuts in scrubs before but volcanic rocks were a first for me. Needless to say, my interest was piqued and I was ready to give LATHER a second chance.

I took a small scoop (about the size of a nickel) and placed it on my damp foot. Following the instructions, I began working it in, in circular motions – targeting my heel. Immediately, I could feel the pumice scrubbing away unwanted skin and a more polished foot emerged. After rinsing, my foot felt thoroughly cleaned and a bit smoother. It wasn’t until my second trial, when I used my Clarisonic Plus body brush, that I saw the foam that the foot scrub promises. As time went on I could see and feel a difference in my feet that was undeniable. Thanks to citrus medica limonum peel oil, among other ingredients with revitalizing properties, the skin on my feet had a healthier appearance and felt rejuvenated.

The LATHER Eucalyptus Foaming Foot Scrub is great for anyone with dry feet in need of a pick-me-up. It doesn’t replace a professional pedicure, but it does a great job at bringing unpedicured feet to life, as well as treating feet between pedicures. Oh, and if you’re worried about the smell, don’t be; it fades after rinsing. My sensitive nose eventually got used to it.

Ingredients: Pumice, Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerine (Vegetable), Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavendula Hybrida (Lavandin Grosso) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Saccharum Officinalis (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol

  • February 27, 2013

    by ValerieB

    I'm also a BIG fan of this scrub! The foaming action makes it so no-fuss -- and it doesn't get better than pumice when you need to slough away rough heels and calluses.

  • February 26, 2013

    by VickyL

    I agree that this is an excellent foot scrub. I wear sandals a lot so my feet really need a good scrub all the time.
    This is the second product I've tried with finely ground pumice stone and I think it is a perfect ingredient for a foot scrub. Much more effective than the salt, sugar, or other typical scrubs. The ground pumice plus other ingredients becomes a much better experience and a better exfoliater than pumice stone alone.

    I use this at the end of my shower and love the eucalyptus scent mixed with the steam - spa like to me. It works best when your feet have been softened up with warm water for a bit.
    I do my own pedicures and this scrub is essential in the process.

    I wish the jar was a little bigger (it's only 4 oz). Fortunately my feet don't react to the phenoxyethanol the way my face and hands do so I won't complain too loudly. :) All in all it's an excellent product.

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