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Tried and rejected: Zim's Spa Gloves

February 7, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 2 Comments
A friend has been nagging me to look into feet and hand treatments. She suffers from something called Farmer's Foot, which I refuse to hear the details on. Suffice it to say that she spends a lot of time in wellington boots. I immediately ordered several packets of Zim's latest product the Foot Spa, thinking it would have a no-nonsense kind of appeal for her. Before shipping them off, I tried one out.

It is the most singularly useless product I have come across for a long time. The Zim's Foot Spa is essentially a plastic sock. Wearing it for 10 minutes or so releases the formula that coats the inside (silicones, pretroleum, various oils and vitamins A and E). I dutifully followed the instructions, leaving each plastic foot sock on for 25 minutes with a cotton sock slipped over them (supposedly for "even greater results"). The result was zip. Nothing. Nada.

Because Zim's Crack Creme is good old faithful of a product, I thought I should give Zim's the benefit of the doubt and try out the Spa Gloves for hands. This time I put a glove on one hand, leaving the other for purposes of comparison. Once more, nothing. There was literally no difference in the way each hand looked or felt.

  • February 23, 2014

    by Patricia

    I completely disagree with your assessment of the spa gloves! I used them on three different occasions and was thrilled with the results. I left them on for about 13-15 minutes and when I took the gloves off my hands were extremely soft and felt re-hydrated. I realize this is a topical treatment, but I feel that for the money it's a great much so that I'm ordering a box of them for each of my friends! Go figure?!

  • August 24, 2008

    by Loo

    <p>I have used these foot spa "socks" many times and LOVE the results! The skin on my feet is severely dry and these have been a tremendous help. Maybe if your feet aren't too bade you didn't notice a difference, but I do recommend these.</p>

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