The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue Review

by mehak on February 17, 2013

in B-, Body shop, Reviews, Skincare

TBS Peppermint Foot Rescue (4)


The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue

Guest Review by Priya R. (Light Skin tone, dry to normal skin type)

Product Description:

For feet in need of TLC. This overnight moisture-booster works on hard skin and dry heels.

  • Rehydrates dry heels
  • Helps to combat odour

Simply massage into feet at bedtime. For enhanced hydration, use with Moisture Cotton Socks.

My Views:

When winters approach, my hunt for foot creams begin too, as this is the season when my feet tend to get dry a lot and cries for help before it starts to give me cracked heels. As usual I researched online before making my purchase and I decided to get the Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue. When I bought this I had this mental image of Krack Heel Cream ads that surfaces on TV during the winter season showing before & after images of heels. TBS claims exactly the same about this product and using it over 5 weeks now I have things to say otherwise. The cream is a greasy textured & light pink in color which melts on massaging. The tub packaging is convenient to use but the 100gm quantity I think is less if you plan to use it everyday.  Since, the cream contains peppermint, it gives light cooling & tingling sensation which actually feels good. The texture being extra greasy, the cream does not sink into the skin immediately and it takes few minutes, so I had to avoid it using in the day time or else it gets all over the place. It is better to be used at night and wearing a pair of socks is must for me as I hate that greasy feeling it leaves behind.

To be honest, the greasy feeling on my feet didn’t bother me initially as I was expecting a miracle (imagine recently pedicured feet!) but using over a period it did not work as it claimed. It moistured my skin well but it did not make my skin softer and smoother to touch. I still feel my skin tougher around the heels area. Though I do not have cracked heels but I am pretty sure even if I had it wouldn’t have done anything for healing the cracked heels. It is no better than any other feet moisturizer available in the market for less price!

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Pros of Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue:

  1. Peppermint gives cooling & relaxing feeling to the feet
  2. Convenient packaging
  3. Moistures the skin well


Cons of Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue:

  1. Does not make hard skin, softer and smoother as claimed
  2. Expensive
  3. Greasy texture leaves oily feeling behind which stays on for long
  4. Not suitable for day time – the oily feeling restricts movement

 Verdict: B-

Price: Rs 570 for 100 ml

Recommendation: The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue is just another moisturizing cream available in the market and does not really work “intensively” on the dry feet making it really pretty, soft and supple. Instead the texture is so greasy that you cannot walk around or else it gets all over the place. You do need to cover the feet with socks as it takes several minutes to get completely absorbed in the skin hence making it unsuitable for day time.


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Sukanya February 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I was tempted to get this one and the scrub! they smell amazing.. but didn’t buy because of negative reviews ! Thanx for sharing the detailed review.. it will help many :)


Preetha February 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

nice review priya..i was actually planning to get it.glad u reviewed it here


Priya Raghuwanshi February 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I haven’t seen a single foot care product that works wonder :(


Karishma February 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

It seems too expensive for mediocre results..
Great review :)


Priya Raghuwanshi February 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

It does not end there… They have recently hiked prices by 20%!


Embellished February 17, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Sucks that it’s greasy. It sounded like a good product.


anushree February 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Honestly I don’t like this at all + it says use 3 times a week onlky


Zee Bee February 18, 2013 at 1:28 am

Yep, That’s a problem with 90% ‘feet products’. Its hype , that’s what i have concluded. Nothing repairs and smoothens dry cracked heals like prescription creams though every other foot cream moisturises.If i want only ‘moisturisation’ i can use any intensive body moisturiser on feet too,right !
I have given up on crack healing commercial creams a long time ago ! i just wash my feet with shampoo,soak them in epsom salt containing water and scrub the heels wth foot scrapers and pumice and slather on any quick absorbing body lotion or kokum butter directly. Just do this darn procedure like practically every week.No more gaping cracks !i guess regularity works for feet more than anything else especially if one is not using prescription product !


Priya Raghuwanshi February 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm

That’s a great tip zee.. Wat does Epsom salt do for feet and where is it available?…u r right regularity is important and also patience


Zee Bee February 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Epsom salts are available at chemists ! One can use rock salt too but i find epsom salts less drying,deodorizing !


Marathi Weddings February 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

Thanks for the review! Will stay away from it..


Sheena February 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

I tried the scrub version of this and loved it.. It leaves the feet feeling very tingly and the thick granules do a good job of scrubbing your feet clean. Too bad this one doesnt work well.


Preeti Kaur February 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Nice detailed review. Too bad the product didn’t work for you :(


Vineetha February 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I like the scrub from the same range. But this one :-(


Ankita Singh October 7, 2013 at 9:25 am

I searched for foot creams on the blog and landed here with very high hopes, sigh! The boy has insanely hard skin on his feet and to my suggestion of soaking them in warm water and scrubbing he says “I will not do a pedicure… grrr” so well this product seemed like the answer to my problems… But after reading the review I guess my search will go on :-(
Very nicely reviewed Priya, I love reading your reviews :-)


Decintia February 5, 2015 at 2:03 pm

whoa. honestly I was shocked reading you review about this product cause this product did a good job on me. But maybe back that not every product do a good job to everyone :)

I just reviewed the same product, if you wouldn’t mind, come check my blog:


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