Monday, 23 September 2013

The Body Shop Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub | Review

Product description:
Best if you want to: Rock on with a gel-based scrub that uses exfoliating volcanic rock to slough off rough, callused skin for soft, sandal-worthy feet.
Best for: all skin types

How it works:
-Community Trade peppermint oil promotes a cooling sensation to leave feet feeling refreshed and helps to combat odor.
-Pumice granules from volcanic rock are intensely exfoliating to smooth and soften even the roughest skin.
-Menthol further cools skin to leave it feeling refreshed.

In my opinion:
Today I decided to review the only foot scrub that I've used so far. I don't pamper my feet, normally I get a pedicure once a month and I believe that's enough treat for the feet. I just feel like pampering the feet takes a lot of my time, and ain't nobody got time for that,heh. Once upon a time in January 2013, I went to The Body Shop sale and ended up getting quite a lot of stuff including some products from the Body Shop Peppermint Foot range (foot scrub, foot cooling lotion and foot spray) 
Now Let's jump into the review.
I bought these products without smelling them and I totally regret doing it. It has a strong peppermint smell and I'm allergic to such smells so I end up sneezing every time I open the jar.
I bought it in January but actually started using it in June and I'm loving the results so far. The scrub comes in a round blue colored jar which reminds me of the ocean every time I look at it. The scrub is pale grey colored and it has few random black beads in it. The consistency is quite thick and feels more like a jelly. I don't know why but for some reason TBS decided to make the beads/granules in the scrub quite harsh (There's a reason they're called granules from volcanic rock, heh). I get a burning sensation when I scrub it on the top of my feet, but it doesn't leave any rash so I can work with it. I use it almost every weekend, what I do is soak my feet in a tub filled with luke warm water for about 15 minutes and then scrub it like a boss. After drying my feet, I apply The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion.

What it does to my feet:
It cleans and refreshes my feet and exfoliates the dead skin cells leaving them soft. Although the beads are harsh but they work quite well for cleaning the feet. The smell, which feels over whelming to me (but everyone else seems to like it for some reason), fades with the time. You only need a small amount of the scrub and it foams well.

The Good:
Cleans and refreshes tired feet
Peppermint smell
A little goes a long way
Makes feet really soft
Not tested on animals
Easily available at TBS stores

The Bad:
Peppermint smell (for me it's BAD!)
Comes in a jar, not hygenic
It dries out after some time
A little pricey
Granules feels really harsh (For reference, I have sensitive skin)
Contains Sulfate and Alcohal

Would I repurchase it? Price?
I don't think so. I love what it does to my feet but I'm sooo not a fan of the peppermint smell. I would like to try other foot scrubs that TBS have. About the price, I don't really remeber because I bought quite a lot of stuff in that sale and it was 8 months ago. But according to TBS website, the original price for this peppermint scrub is £7/100ml.

Rating: 3.5/5

Thanks for reading :) what's your favorite foot scrub?


  1. Great blog looking forward to reading more. When I get back from by business I explain it better on my post Blog On Recess. Took a moment to show appreciation for your comment and to inform you I'm your first follower on bloglovin follow back thanks.

    1. Thanks so much for taking some time out, it means a lot love :)
      I just followed you back.

  2. Awesome Review! I will have to try this out next time I'm at the Body Shop :)

    1. Thank you so much Sarah :) I hope you like peppermint smell :D

  3. I love everything from the Body Shop! Great review xx

  4. Great review, I love hearing different peoples opinions on different products. I normally like the peppermint smell, so it's definitely a product I would be interested in checking out!

    1. Thanks Alex :) you should totally give it a try then.

  5. Looks good, I may try it!


  6. Wow! what a nice blog youve got there. i especially love the photographs.,Mind telling us which camera youre using to get such vibrant pictures?

  7. Great and so informative post lovely! This sounds interesting but I don't know if I will end up trying it. To be honest the peppermint is not among my favorites too :/

    Andrea | RosyChicc

    1. Thanks so much Andrea :) I don't recommend it if you don't like the smell because it can be a bit overwhelming :)

  8. This is such a great post, I really love foot scrubs, but it sounds as if this one would be a bit harsh.
    Eden xx

    1. Thanks Eden :) my mom used it couple of times and she didn't complain about the scrub being harsh. But I've got sensitive skin, maybe that's why it feels harsh to me :)

  9. great review, I'm a fan of a good old foot scrub!
    Chloe Xx

  10. Great review! Seems a good quality product.
    Would you like to follow each other?

  11. great review mariam and you have such a nice blog love it :)

  12. this sounds amazing!! we really need to try this

  13. Why I'm getting to know about this blog now ? Not fair M & Z

    1. hahah Sarah adi we were quite embarrassed and didn't know if it was worth telling people about it :p

  14. I may have to try this, I love really rough exfoiliator :D


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