Although I am a mask enthusiast, I am not a person who cares particularly about foot masks. I have used them before, a few different brands, and always seem to use them only when my feet are in actual need of help (instead of just as a maintenance step, as I do with facial masks). So, my feet were suffering from last weekend’s stroll and I decided to get a foot mask. As I don’t use them regularly I didn’t care for the brand and got one at the first store I walked in. The Face Shop has a lot of good facial masks, so a certain standard is expected from this one too. Also, they have really good serums, and as we know masks are full of serum, so although I don’t have expectations I do have a certain standard in mind. Let’s see how The Face Shop Smile Foot Mask worked for me.
To give a smooth hydrating total foot care. The shea butter, urea, collagen, among others, give a strong moisturizing hydration on the feet’s skin, and turns it into a skin like a baby would have. The moisturizing hydration, along with the fresh and clean peppermint oil give the foot odor smell a treatment, and even the feeling of the treatment is enjoyable in these sock shaped foot mask sheet.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Alcohol Denat, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-hexanediol, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Urea, Propanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sorbitan Stearate, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Disodium Edta, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Parfum/fragrance
Volume: 18 ml
How to use:
After washing and drying your feet separate the socks along the dotted line and put the socks on for 20 to 30 minutes. Afterwards, remove the socks and pat the remaining essence to be absorbed into the skin.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic. Feet tend to be dry.
The Face Shop Smile Foot Mask Review:
So, the very first thing I want to say is: Why does it also have French in it? Every explanation, name, etc are also written in French. Is it because of their Canadian stores? One will never know, but it makes it look all the more fancy.
Here you can see my foot after I showered and dried it, and of course before using the mask. Even though I had just showered it you can still see damaged and dry skin, so I thought it would be a good shot to show you, for comparison with the after-usage pictures.
I opened the mask and separated them through the dotted line, as they said. As you can see in the photo, the essence “injections” in the mask are pretty obvious. At first I was worried they wouldn’t spread properly on the feet, but I decided not to do anything about it and put the masks as they were. (Spoiler alert, I was right, you don’t need to do anything because the essence somehow spreads well all over your feet)
Enjoy some good old Korean variety television as you wait out the 20 to 30 minutes. Of course, 20 is the minimum amount to receive desirable results, and 30 means that regardless of keeping it any longer the results would be the same. I kept it on for 30 minutes, I always use them for the longest advised time span.
This is an image right after the mask came out. You can see some essence under my big toe, and there was a lot more under my other toes. But at this point I noticed how thick the essence was.
It is like a cream, literally as thick as one of those oily, greasy creams we avoid putting on our faces. I now paid attention to the smell, since it was out of the mask anyway. It smells more medicinal than perfumed. Like a cream foot mask. Masks like Etude House and Innisfree smell like flowers, and the smell they leave on your feet is just as perfumed. This one did not quite leave a smell on my feet, but it did remove any “me” and any shower gel smell. Not that my feet usually stink, but skin smells like skin, I guess. So, their promise of removing feet odor must be right, since there are no smells after using it!
This is after I patted the essence into the skin. It does not feel as soft, almost fluffy like Etude House feet masks. The ones from Etude feel like they put baby powder in them. But whereas I don’t have the baby talc powder feeling on my feet, the skin itself became very soft, at least until the moment I am writing this (the morning after using it). And more importantly, it healed all those dry patches!
Will I repurchase? Maybe, since I still do not care much about foot masks and only use them when I need them. But as a gift I would give this to anyone. Even if the “fluffy” feeling in the other masks is relatively fake (they don’t hydrate more than this one, they just feel like after using the mask you put talc powder) I think for gifts it would be more appropriate. Unless of course the person doesn’t like strong flowery or sweet scents!
Where to buy:
Roseroseshop for $1.94
Have you tried The Face Shop Smile Foot Mask? What are your favorite foot masks?
Do share your thoughts in comments 🙂