Kick back & relax: Kiko Intensive Foot Socks review
21 Saturday Jan 2017
Perennially dry and chapped hands & feet are one of my main skincare bugbears. I wear open sandals for 9 months of the year, which exposes my feet to the elements, and also, as I wash my feet up to 5 times a day (as part of pre-prayer ablution) this adds to the dry and rough heel problem.
After a 5-hour photoshoot, followed by an 7-hour overnight hair & make-up booking, my feet were absolutely killing me. I snuggled up on my sofa with my Netflix and some hot cocoa, and decided to give my feet a little treat.
Price: £4.90 for a pair
Marketing: Moisturizing foot and nail socks. Handy, highly effective, single-use treatment that works like a nourishing compress, leaving the skin soft and the nails smooth. Each sock is soaked in cream and tightens around the ankle using the enclosed lace for a simple, easy application. The special blend of active ingredients moisturizes, nourishes and soothes the skin. [source: Kiko Cosmetics]
Ingredients: Aqua (WATER/EAU), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearic Acid, Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract (CITRUS Paradisi (GRAPEFRUIT) Fruit Extract), Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Urea, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (HELIANTHUS Annuus (SUNFLOWER) Seed Oil), Brassica Oleracea Italica Extract (BRASSICA Oleracea Italica (BROCCOLI) Extract), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Trideceth-6, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (FRAGRANCE), Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.
Here are my little tootsies in the socks. Very sexy, eh? While the foot socks are very hydrating, the cold liquid on your feet does make it very chilly. I did have to pop some woollen socks on top to stop my toes from freezing off.
I kept the socks on for about 30 minutes (a little longer than I needed to, but the TV show was so good I forgot about my feet!). Once I removed the socks, I just massaged in the excess lotion/ serum and then popped my woolly socks on again to warm my feet. After about 10 minutes my feet were nice and toasty again and I took my socks off to see the result. Smooth, silky soft feet. My heels were much softer but to be honest I should have moisturised and exfoliated the heel first, for best results. Most people won’t need to exfoliate beforehand but as I mentioned earlier I have very dry heels.
Will I use them again? I loved the end result but really wasn’t keen on the cold, squelchy feet. If you can get over that, then these are really good as a treat every now and then. If it does bother you, I’d suggest just slapping on one of Kiko’s intense moisturising creams for feet and putting regular socks on overnight for a similar effect.