Foot Products to Treat Your Feet

Don’t just stand around and ignore your tired toes, make them positively twinkle


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Scholl Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry Foot File $79.99. Faster than scraping away with a conventional file or pumice stone, this dual-speed electronic foot file uses a roller to gently and easily remove hard skin. It is rechargeable, although another less-expensive model uses batteries, with both having replaceable heads. From selected pharmacies and supermarkets.

This Works Perfect Heels Rescue Balm $40. Aesthetically pleasing balm formula and fragrance that uses extracts of cotton thistle and refreshing lemon oil. This Works is an English range started by a former beauty editor. From Mecca Cosmetica, visit meccacosmetica.co.nz

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream $9.79. Much like your feet, this is an everyday workhorse. If you really want to slather it on, put on a pair of cotton socks and take it on a sleepover. This inexpensive, effective softening cream is available from pharmacies and supermarkets.

Hand Chemistry Heel Hydration Complex $39.99. Dealing to digits is what this British company specialises in, moving from hands to feet. This contains no acids, urea or peeling ingredients, the idea being its actives, including calendula and marine extracts, aim to soften the surface and deeply hydrate rather than focus on removing hard skin. From selected pharmacies.

The Herb Farm Soothe & Heal Cream $27.90. If New Zealand-made and natural is important to you, this is a soothing option containing organic flaxseed oil. Designed to help delicate skins troubled with eczema, it does double duty on irritated feet. Herb Farm also says flaxseed oil taken as a supplement will hydrate from within. Stockists visit herbfarm.co.nz

Margaret Dabbs Foot Oil $58. This spray-on dry oil has been developed as part of a range by a renowned British pedicurist. It is non-greasy and intensely hydrating for both skin and nails and unusually contains emu oil. Dabbs also looked to Australia for its zippy lemon myrtle scent. From East Day Spa, Auckland, visit eastdayspa.co.nz

Linden Leaves Foot Reviver $22.99. This spray is from a foot range with an appealing sage and lemongrass essential oil aroma and anti-bacterial properties. Spritz on to refresh feet or try the scrub and massage cream. Combining natural care and gift giving is the forte of Christchurch-based Linden Leaves, which also offers two foot care kits with travel-sized products. Stockists visit lindenleaves.com

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