Lush have a lot of overlooked products. Products that seem nice but you’d never really try or be interested in. One of these is called Volcano, and let me tell you, that once you use this product once, you’ll love it.
I’m someone who is on my feet a lot and they are constantly hurting and feeling rough. So this product was a god send for me.
This foot mask is made up of a bundle of ingredients for intensely reviving your worn out feet. It’s a clay-like texture due to cleansing Kaolin, or China Clay being the main ingredient. We also have Limeflower and Cleaver Decoction which act as greatly soothing ingredients perfect for any irritation that might be on the skin.
Fresh Tomatoes or Potatoes might not be ingredients that you’d find in many of Lush’s products but here they work wonders. Ripe tomatoes contain many ingredients beneficial to the skin including a multitude of vitamins, which make them a useful cosmetic ingredient, particularly for the feet. The refreshing, cooling and deodorising action of fresh tomatoes makes them an ideal ingredient for Volcano. Potatoes are also great for their soothing effects. Another highly nutritious ingredient is Fresh Papaya which is rich in antioxidants and has restorative and rejuvenating effects on tired skin.
The Papaya and some other ingredients such as Lemon Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil are also cleansing and stimulating, getting the blood flowing back to the skin.
But perhaps the two most noticeable ingredients are Menthol Crystals and Pumice.
Menthol is the active component of mint. It has a pleasantly minty aroma and it is revitalising, stimulating, cooling and soothing for skin. It’s what gives Volcano it’s lovely tingly sensation when you’ve applied it. It’s also really effective in relieving muscle and joint pain.
Pumice is the cooled, hardened and ‘frothy’ part of volcanic lava and I’m guessing this is why this foot mask is called Volcano. It get’s its bubbly texture because when the lava solidifies, gas bubbles are sealed into the rock. It’s long been used as a powerful, natural exfoliant, especially for the feet as it’s perfect to remove hard and dry skin. When you’ve washed Volcano off, you can feel the exfoliant get to work, hopefully leaving you with perfectly polished feet.
To use a foot mask you slather about a quarter of the tub over both feet, tie a towel or plastic bag around your feet and lay back for 20 minutes allowing the mask to do its job. When you’re ready just rinse it off in the shower or bath.
My feet feel absolutely wonderful whenever I use Volcano, so soft and smooth and free of any odour and aches. It’s the perfect pick me up and it’s surely something I’ll buy time and time again.
Kaolin, Pumice, Limeflower and Cleaver Decoction, Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Papaya, Potatoes, Glycerine, Bentone Gel, Menthol Crystals, Lemon Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben