Review | Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Intensive Conditioning Foot Mask

An extension line to the popular La Source range, the Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Foot Spa Collection promises to pamper and soothe tired and achy feet.

I love the La Source scent and have purchased several tubes of the hand cream in this ocean-inspired fragrance, so I was glad when I received a press sample of La Source Intensive Conditioning Foot Mask (S$48/150 g) to try.

Our luxuriously rich and moisturising foot mask is the ultimate treat for dry feet. Containing a detoxifying clay to help draw out impurities and a blend of shea butter and mango seed oil to moisturise, feet will be left baby soft and beautifully refreshed.

– Crabtree & Evelyn

I don’t have pretty feet, so I’ll spare you photos but I like the results of this creamy mask: my feet are visibly fairer and noticeably softer and smoother after use. The mask will not eradicate callouses, of course but they do soften them a little.

Moreover, the tingly, minty sensation lasts (as does the lovely scent!) and I like how it refreshes my tired feet.

That said, applying and keeping this wash-off mask on for the recommended 20 minutes is messy business. There are no spatulas or gloves for application and you’d either have to use your hands or your own accessories.

This doesn’t bother me too much as bare hands do the job best. Unfortunately, the 5 pairs of plastic ‘booties’ included in the box are really long rectangular plastic bags – they would be more effective if they had elasticised or drawstring mouths.

Essentially, you’d have to stay put, else the bags will slowly recede when you walk. Moreover, the mask will dry more quickly when exposed to air. I’d recommend putting socks over your bagged feet when you’re done, to maximise the performance of this pampering mask.

Besides the foot mask, the La Source Foot Spa Collection also comprises:

La Source Effervescent Sea Foam Foot Soak (S$28/set of of 5, 30 g) – A sodium bicarbonate foot soak formulated with Laminaria seaweed (kelp) and algae extract.

La Source Warming Foot Smoother (S$40/150 g) – A self-warming treatment that contains Tahitian sand, salts and fine pumice to exfoliate the feet, as well as macadamia nut oil and shea butter to condition and moisturise them.

La Source Ultra-Moisturising Foot Remedy (S$45/100 g) – A foot cream that contains shea butter and sweet almond oil blended with an Antarctica-sourced protein clinically proven to improve the appearance of rough feet in 2 weeks.

La Source Reviving Foot and Leg Mist (S$28/80 ml) – A spray that contains peppermint oil and menthol, as well as marine extracts with skin-softening properties.

In addition, the La Source extension line includes a home fragrance oil+oil warmer, candles and bath tablets, as well as spa accessories (a gel bead eye mask, a neck wrap, a foot file, bath mitts, gel booties and gel gloves) to help you create a La Source spa experience at home. :)

This collection will launch island-wide on 5 August 2011.

Image source: Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore


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