Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Review: Heel Patches

I recently picked up a packet of Heel Patches in Home Bargains purely through curiosity, to see if they made any difference at all to the state of my feet. I'm really not a fan of feet so don't worry, there are no foot photos in this post - just a quick review of my experience with the patches! "Heel patches softening treatment enriched with natural extracts. Helps to soothe and soften your split and rough heels. Intensive heel softening patches are enriched with natural extracts of Aloe Vera and other natural ingredients to help penetrate deep into the skin. Helping to reduce callus build-up and help sooth and soften cracked and split heels."
Home Bargains Heel Patches Review
[Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Urea, Cera Alba, PEG-8, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, White Petrolatum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben.]
The foil sachet tears open to reveal two patches, one for each foot. It's pretty easy to remove the backing and apply the patch to your heel, with the treatment consisting of a thick waxy cream which I lined up with the driest part of my heel. I ended up looking like I had a giant plaster on the back of each foot, but I was wearing them for bed so no-one was going to see! I did find that the patches came a little unstuck during the night, with the edges rolling up somewhat, but they were still firmly stuck to my feel come morning. I found the patches easy to remove, like peeling off a plaster but less sticky, and there was a slight residue of the cream left on my feet, which I massaged into my skin to get the full benefit of the treatment. I have definitely noticed a difference in how soft my heels are over the following three or four days, meaning this is a treatment I'd consider picking up again. It's quick, easy to use and has noticeable effects, so I think I'm onto a winner, especially given that a pack of two is just 99p at Home Bargains! I'm not a fan of the inclusion of petroleum and parabens, but at this price I can't really complain, and I have to admit the patches are effective! Have you ever tried heel patches or a similar product? How do you look after your feet?

xo

18 comments:

  1. The patches sure look a quick great way to treat rough and cracked heals... Nice review..

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    1. I was definitely impressed with the difference after just one use! :) xo

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  2. Haven't tried any heel patches before but I seriously need it. I've been depended on feet peeling mask for the past few months. Maybe I should check out Watson's if they have any heel patches like this. :)

    xoxo, The Touch of Yellow

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    1. I'm so tempted to try a peeling mask! This type of product is definitely worth a try though :) xo

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  3. I could do with trying out something like this, wearing high heels all day for work does nothing to make my heels pretty!

    Sara | This Girl Loves

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    1. I'm on my feet all day at work so a little treat like this is definitely welcome, although I don't think my heels will ever be pretty haha! xo

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  4. I like little quirky stuff like this, it is always surprising what does and doesn't work well x

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    1. Same! I'm always keen to give these crazy-sounding things a whirl :) xo

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  5. oh these are such a smart find!!! Overnight treatments like this are awesome!!
    thanks for sharing!!
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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  6. Wow, I have never tried something like this! I use a foot cream regularly. :)

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  7. Whaaaaaaat I have never heard of such simple yet ingenious device haha I need these patches for sure. I usually just use like a cream overnight but it can get messy so this could be a great solution!

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. My heels are awful and I never knew things like this were on the market. I'll have to try and track something similar down over this side of the pond.

    And totally appreciating the no feet pictures, feet make me squirm lol

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  9. For the price you can't really go wrong and I'm with you - no feet photos is best!!! I'm not a fan hahaha! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  10. Sounds like a fab product and so easy to use :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  11. Great review. I need to find a foot regime!

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  12. These sound great - I hate getting hard skin on my feet and try to keep them as soft and tip-top as possible!

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  13. Never tried anything like this before but it's something my feet deffo need, especially after we move out of winter x

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  14. The entire process makes me want to shudder!

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