Saturday, March 3, 2012

Himalaya Herbals Footcare Cream Review

Today I am reviewing the Himalaya Herbals Footcare cream which I have been using for past 3 weeks. I never took foot care that much important in my skincare routine as I get no cracks or tightness on my foot skin. But this winter when I lost the softness a little, I realized nourishing feet is important too, to maintain it soft and beautiful. I always do pedicures in weekends but footcare cream? Uff no.. this is my first one and let me share my experience with this footcare cream from Himalaya Herbals brand. Previously, I reviewed some other Himalaya Herbals products which you can check it out here.

Himalaya Herbals Footcare Cream

Price: Rs.45 for 20g

Shelf Life: 3 years

Ingredient List
  1. Shorea robusta (Sal Tree, Shala), which is an antimicrobial and an anti-inflammatory. 
  2. Meldespumatum (Honey, Madhu), which possesses bactericidal and antiseptic properties. Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haridra), which is an excellent antiseptic. 
  3. Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek, Medhika) seeds, which are used externally for boils, abscesses and ulcers. 
  4. Zingiber officinale (Ginger, Sunthi), which is used externally as a local circulatory stimulant and rubefacient.

Claims of the Product
Clinically proven visible improvement for cracked and rough feet within 3 days.
Soft and Supple feet in 3 DAYS

Deep Moisturising | Non-greasy | Daily Care
Effective relief from dry, cracked heels and rough feet. Deep moisture for soft and smooth feet. Your feet take about 8000 steps everyday. The pressure exerted on your feet often exceeds your body weight. Also, about half a litre of moisture is lost through your feet every day, causing extreme dryness, loss of elasticity and damage to your skin. Yet, your feet remain the most neglected part of your body. Moisturising your feet regularly can help prevent these problems, keeping them soft and smooth. Himalaya FootCare Cream is an unique, daily-use, natural formulation that heals and softens excessively dry and rough feet, preventing cracks and helping protect feet from microbial infections. The gentle, yet effective combination of natural moisturisers provides an unique three-way deep moisturising effect, making your skin soft, increasing the natural moisture content and keeping your feet moisurized even during extensive exposure to the elements. Sal Tree extract has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric and Honey provide antiseptic and germicidal action, and Feenugreek helps heal cracks and relieve inflammation.
Use daily for soft, smooth, healthy feet.

My Views and Ratings

The Packaging
Thank god it's not tub (Unhygienic). The product comes in a white with orange coloured tube, wrapped with a paper box which looks cute with a foot shaped card. The tube looks very simple, yet sturdy with a green coloured screw cap like every other Himalaya Herbals products come. I can easily carry it around as there is nothing to fear about leaking or something else. Overall, the packaging is not that cute, but simple, perfect and best for usage.

Colour, Consistency & Fragrance
This foot cream is thick, beige in color and smooth in texture. Though the consistency is thick, the cream spreads quickly onto the skin without leaving any greasy feel or whitish cast. The fragrance is little herbal + little floral mixed, also had a slight powdery smell. For a foot cream, the smell is not that overpowering. It's good and bearable still I wash my hands after using this cream.

The cream on my feet

Rubbed twice (The Swatch)

Gets absorbed easily without any greasiness

How it works on Me
I am blessed with no cracks on my heels and hence I asked my mom to try this cream too. First, let us see how it worked on me. The cream instantly made my feet smooth, soft without any greasy feel and my feet felt soft for 5 yours, then I had to reapply. It vanished fine lines on my feet and what a magic! It cured the wound that i got because of my new slippers. And yes! I saw a great difference on my feet within 3 days. It improved the texture of my feet overall. So what my mom said is that her heel cracks very controlled and prevented within a week of usage and she also felt a slight change over the cracks. Overall, I guess this would be everyone's summer pick, sweaty feet may feel it best in winters. Decently priced, simple yet good packaging and for all the above reasons such as no greasiness I love this product. It also comes in a bigger pack of 50g, but I am not sure about the prize. The product does what it claims! (That too very naturally) :D

  1. Non sticky, Non greasy texture
  2. Spreads easily.
  3. Comes in a dirt cheap rate for this much worth.
  4. Easily available everywhere, you can even get one from your nearest Pharmacy.
  5. Simple, yet sturdy packaging. Travel friendly.
  6. Contains natural ingredients such as Sal, Fenugreek and turmeric which are very good for skin.
  7. Great for usage as an after pedicure foot moisturizer.
  8. Prevented nail breakage up to an extent.
  9. The fragrance is not that over powering. Decent for a foot cream.
  10. A great difference in foot texture is seen within 3 days, so the claims are true.
  1. This cannot be taken as a con, but I felt a little more moisturizing effect will make this a best foot cream for winters too.  
  2. Contain parabens :( (Every other product do so nowadays)
My Recommendation: A great pick for everyone, The best pick for sweaty feet as this is non greasy and I am not sure above extremely dry and cracked heels, give a try though!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Will I Purchase?: No doubt! Yes I will.

Disclaimer: Product sent by PR for reviewing purposes. But all my opinions remain honest as usual.