A while back, I had a Margaret Dabbs medi-pedi at Harrods, which I enjoyed very much. To ensure my tootsies (stupid word, no?) were kept in the best condition in between treatments, I was sent some products from Margaret Dabbs' home care range to try out.
The Intensive Treatment Foot Oil is a pretty self explanatory product. It's an oil. You spray it on your feet after a good file and scrub. It provides intense moisturisation and leaves my feet feeling incredibly, amazingly soft once it's sunk in. An added bonus is that it has a gloriously light, fresh scent, based on citrus fruits, which is a great remedy for tired feet at the end of a long day. At £24.45 for 100ml, it's an expensive treat - but you use so little of it per spritz that I'd imagine a single bottle would last a long, long time.
The Exfoliating Foot Mousse is a rather unappetising looking (and smelling) product, all things considered. It's clearly built for performance, not for style.
A thick, gritty brown paste, it comes with it's own little scoop so you can avoid getting it under your nails, and as the name would suggest, it's got an air whipped texture that's a little lighter than your average scrub. The gritty bits are pretty hardcore, tackling dry, rough skin with ease and leaving the feet feeling clean and soft. As well as scrubby bits, the mousse contains Emu Oil, which helps to soften the skin as you scrub away. At £15.35 for 100ml, this is also a bit on the expensive side - but again, you need very little, and it's so very effective compared to other scrubs I've used that I'd quite happily repurchase.
Used together, the Exfoliating Foot Mousse and the Intensive Treatment Foot Oil are pretty much a weekly pedicure essential for me. As you may have read in the past, I have horrible feet which require orthotics and are always looking hard worked and ugly. The two products almost make me feel like I could wear open shoes again - the difference in softness between before and after is quite staggering, and I've worked both products into my weekly routine. Wonderful.
Margaret Dabbs Intensive Treatment Foot Oil and Exfoliating Foot Mousse are available from the Urban Retreat Beautique. What's your favourite pedicure product? Let us know in the comments!
Disclosure: Press sample