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."
[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?