NS-8 Leg Care Cream - review

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I received this sample leg cream via one of my Beautyheaven Beautorium hauls, and since it's a small sample of something that's designed for the legs and feet, what I've done is applied it to one leg only throughout the testing period - just so I could use it long enough to give it a fair review.

The sample has lasted me almost two weeks now, which I feel is enough time to test a body cream - unlike eg a face cream, which I prefer to use for at least six weeks before giving you my thoughts.


What's great about these Beautorium hauls is that you can not only exchange your points for products (only paying $10 for shipping), but you always end up with a bundle of samples of items that you wouldn't necessarily have bought for yourself.

That's definitely the case here: I would never buy myself a dedicated leg cream. Perhaps there's a market for that - eg people who shave their legs more than I do ; ) - but I personally see absolutely no point in buying a separate leg cream. Eye creams, hand creams, neck creams, breast creams, foot creams, cuticle creams... It all starts to get a bit ridiculous, yes?

Moving on.


NS-8 claims/product details:
  • Provides a deep, penetrating treatment enriched with vitamins c, e and f, plus 10% urea to help prevent dry, rough, itchy and cracked skin
  • A non-greasy cream that softens and cares for very dry feet and legs
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Suitable for all the family, but specially formulated for diabetic skincare
  • Use regularly to moisturise, soften and smooth dry skin on feet and legs
  • RRP $13.95 AUD for 125g


Verdict

I'm not sold on this one guys. As you may know, I do have dry skin and my feet are extra dry, but this cream has done nothing for them and I much prefer the standard balms and oils I use to combat the problem.

It's a white cream with a strong menthol scent, and I've seen that it contains both peppermint oil and menthol - neither of which I like in my skincare. Reason being, those ingredients completely irritate my facial skin and also my lips. While I don't notice the irritation on my body, I still don't like using anything that contains those ingredients and they are known to be potential irritants so that's something to be aware of.

One of my issues with this product is that it takes some work to rub in. I really don't like products that leave you with streaks everywhere when you apply them, and this is definitely one of those. It takes me longer than it should to keep rubbing/massaging until the product has absorbed (at least somewhat), and I can't be bothered with all that. 

The product also says that it's non greasy, but I don't agree. Sure, it's not the greasiest product I've used, but it leaves my skin feeling tacky and coated - which tells me that it's not absorbing as well as it should.

Also, I don't think it's that hydrating. I don't notice this so much on the legs, but I do notice that it's definitely not doing enough for my dry feet - so after the first couple of applications, I stopped applying it to my feet because they didn't feel comfortable after use.

I mentioned above that I've only been applying it to one leg during the testing period, and I've been using another, standard body moisturiser on the other leg. And you know what? The other leg feels more hydrated and comfortable than the leg-cream one. So it's safe to say that this product doesn't work for me, and I can't recommend it.

If you have dry feet, I suggest using any paw paw ointment that you can buy in the chemist or supermarket for a few bucks. And if your legs are suffering, opt for a body butter or oil.

Don't bother. 


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