Friday, 26 July 2013

Soap & Glory Hand Food & Heel Genius

I don't know about you but i love Soap & Glory products. I have always used their body & bath products and was very excited when they later brought out the make-up line. Every year around Xmas time Boots do an offer where they sell the giant Soap & Glory hamper that usually RRP £60+ for around £20 for one special weekend only so i always make sure to stock up.

The two products that have been staples in my bathroom for the last couple of years are Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream and Heel Genius Foot Cream


Hand food contains shea butter (which is an ingredient i am always a fan of, i love anything coco or shea buttery), macadamia oil and marshmellow. While you can definitely feel the benefits and notice the smell of shea butter and macadamia oil i'm not sure on the marshmellow?
The cream has a lovely white creamy texture and definitely leaves my hands noticeably softer for a good 3-4 hours after use. Soap & Glory recommend you use the hand cream as often as you want to soften which i think is great advice. You can never use too much of this handcream it really is lovely and over time I have noticed my hands generally much softer than when i don't use it.
Hand food has a clean fresh smell to it, very similar if not the same as the scent of Soap & Glory's Clean On Me shower gel so if you are a fan of that you will love Hand food. It also doesn't leave any sticky residue on your hands and soaks into the skin pretty quickly which is a big bonus in my book.

Yesterday while i was reading Reveal magazine on my train journey home i noticed Heel Genius had won Foot Cream of the year which I can completely understand. This foot cream really does work miracles in my opinion.
Heel Genius contains allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers so again you get the softness of a nut based oil but this cream has a slightly more citrus scent, which again is perfectly pleasant and fresh smelling.
Heel Genius is also described as a foot mask and you are instructed to massage a generous layer onto clean feet every night [or at least as often as you remember]. Slip cotton socks overtop and let it soak in while you sleep. Now i can't say i remember to use this everynight but i do try at least a couple of times a week and the effect on my feet is just amazing. Reviews of this product claim you notice a considerable difference in rough patches after just 2 uses and I completely agree, even after using Heel Genius just once my feet feel lovely soft and thoroughly refreshed.

Both products are available from Boots instore or online here and usually retail at £5.50 for a large 125ml tube. At the moment they are on 3 for 2 within Boots bathing product promotion so stock up while they are even cheaper

Have you tried either of these products? What are your Soap & Glory must haves?