I’ve never used a foot peel mask before. But, I’ve apparently heard of them. And what I have heard is that they are very gross and very satisfying to use. I have a trio of masks to show you today: Patchology POSHPEEL™ Pedi Cure, Esfolio Foot & Heel Peeling Mask, and Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel. Later on, after I select one to use today, I’ll bang out a review for you.
What are these?
Skincare you put on your feet! The serums included in these boxes contain several acids that penetrate the skin and trigger a rapid cell turnover that claims to remove rough patches and calluses once the peeling process begins. They also carry botanicals that claim to soothe and brighten the skin.
How do they work?
These kits contain two components: a serum packet and a pair of leak-proof booties. The serum gets poured into the booties. You strap the booties on for 1 hour and then wash off the remaining liquid. Any time between 3 – 7 days, you should see skin begin to slough off. If you’re a picker, you’ll love this part! Some users recommend you soak your feet for about 15 minutes before and after the peels.
patchology POSHPEEL™ PEDI CURE
patchology POSHPEEL PEDI CURE comes in a sturdy box with a pair of serum packets that securely screw closed on top and two of booties. There are sealing strips attached to the ankle of the booties. patchology are pretty proud of their fabric-lined masks. I’d say the material is like a thick dryer sheet on the inside and a soft diaper on the outside. Notice the array of plant botanicals in the below ingredients. I’ve bolded the acid actives so that you can better determine their concentration in the formula.
Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum)
esfolio Foot and Heel Peeling Mask
The esfolio Foot and Heel Peeling Mask comes in an adorable die-cut box in the shape of a panda’s foot. Inside, you’ll find two packets of peeling serum and two white booties. Not pictured is a sticker sheet of strips used to secure the mask to your ankles. The outside material of the booties is like the underside of a panty liner, and the inside is like a thick dryer sheet. I’ve bolded the active acids again.
Alcohol Denat, Water, Lactic Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Betaine, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Salicylic Acid, Menthol, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Rose
Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel
The Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel comes in a sealed foil pack with an outer box. There are two sealed plastic booties inside the foil pack. Unlike the other two foot peels, the serum comes pre-inserted in the booties. You’ll notice that you have to cut the tops of them to get inside.
Water, Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Arginine, Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glucose, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Saponaria Officianalis Leaf Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Clematis Vitalba Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Fucusvesiculosus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose , Salicyclic Acid.
Which one shall I choose?
I like the packaging of the Patchology product most. It’s cool that you could reseal the serum if you don’t use all of it. Why wouldn’t you? Maybe you have tiny feet. Perhaps you want to try to stretch it to another go with the rigging of some Ziploc bags? I also think this kit is the most aesthetically pleasing. Aside from that, I like where the acids appear on the ingredients list.
I didn’t choose Baby Foot because of how high fragrance is on the list. I’m not in the mood for an unpleasant surprise right now. Also, those pre-soaked booties look like they could be messy.
Have you tried a foot peeling mask? How did it go? If not, do you want to?