It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling

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lavlilacs It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling Review

Sandal season might be over but foot care is a reoccurring "To do" task for me. Even though I love the ease and convenience of my sock-less shoes, I have long traded them in for sneakers and boots now that the colder temperatures have set in. I would love to forget about foot peels, as I do with shaving in the winter, but memories of painfully deep cracked heels say otherwise. Prevention is my motto this season!

Since it would be an extremely boring and redundant to do the same routine I've done for previous foot peels again, I chose not to do any extra feet soaks to help speed up the peeling process. Unsurprisingly, It's SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling worked just as well as the SAEM'sThe Face Shop's and Etude House's versions—it was just a much slower shedding this time around.

lavlilacs It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling packaging - Korean and English ingredients, description, and directions

It'S SKIN's description:

Herbal extracts help soften and peel away dead skin for smoother feet.

Directions
1. Wear the self care foot peeling socks on both feet.
2. Put liquid from each pouch into the socks.
3. Soak feet for 1.5 hours and remove.
4. Wash feet gently with water.

Cautions
- Do a patch test if you have skkin allergy or sensitive skin. Put a small amount of liquid from the pouch onto the soft part of feet and leave it for 20-30 minutes.
- Do not use if you have a wound, swelling, or eczema.
- Do not use if you are diabetic or bleeding.
- Stop using if there is any redness, swelling, or itchiness.
- Do not scratch feet after using the product.
- Old skin with fall off naturally in one to two weeks.
- Do not forcibly remove dead skin when peeling begins.
- Foot baths in warm water helps the peeling process.
- Recommended frequency of use is once every 2-3 months. For more extreme cases it may require a second application at intervals of 28 days.
- Do not drink.

Ingredients
WATER, ALCOHOL, LACTIC ACID, SODIUM LACTATE, GLYCOLIC ACID, GLYCERIN, ARGININE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, SALICYLIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, DISODIUM EDTA, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) FRUIT EXTRACT, UREA, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT, LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, MELALEUCA ALTEMIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA SPICATA FLOWER/LEAF/STEAM EXTRACT

It'S SKIN (Korean retail): ₩7,000
RoseRoseShop: ₩7,000
*Availability and price of this on K-Beauty online shops vary.

lavlilacs It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling - Before and After

The skin on my soles felt very thick and rough since the last peel was a good 3+ months ago. My heels, in particular, got so scaly that no amount of pumice stone scrubbing could get through the surface. These kind of masks are the only things I have found so far that works painlessly and almost effortlessly (I would much rather soak my feet in liquids once a month than rigorously scrub at it every night). The results this time weren't as clean but keep in mind the weather is much drier and my skin, as gross as it sounds, has been accumulating layer by layer for a long time.

lavlilacs It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling box contents

Packaging

It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling looks exactly like the previous road shop brands I've tried. The foot-shaped pouches come with ready-to-use serum and the plastic booties are double-layered and need to be secured via tying (versus a sticker).

lavlilacs It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling socks

Ingredients

The list of ingredients seem longer compared to the previous ones I've used but has the same general components: AHA's + BHA's + a bunch of essential oils.

Color & Scent

The serum is colorless and relatively odorless despite containing essential oils and fragrance. Again, I did not experience any sensitivity to the acids this time around either.

lavlilacs It'S SKIN Self Care Foot Peeling progression of peeling

Before

Soaked my feet for 30 minutes in water prior to soaking it for 90 minutes in the peeling serum.

Day 1-5...even 6

Saw no changes. Didn't do any extra soaking.

Day 7-8

Feet finally started to see glimmers of the peeling process beginning: skin felt tighter and looked even ashier. No extra feet-soaks.

Day 9-12

Dead skin started to flake off; first where the skin was thinnest (between the toes) and then the arches and balls of my feet. The calluses were struggling but it slowly came apart as well over those few days. Still no extra soaks.

Day 13-14

80-85% of the skin completely shed off. The remaining 15-20% was all the heel calluses—that area had the most trouble and just didn't want to budge. After 2 weeks of patiently waiting, I accepted the fact that the acids didn't reach the remaining bits. A tried to pumice the stubborn skin off and finished the process with maybe 5-10% of dead skin remaining?

Thoughts & Recommendations

When the skin on my feet is thick enough to be clipped off like fingernails, these heavy-duty chemical peels are the only trustworthy products I can rely on. I am glad to know that all 4 of the different Korean road shop brands I have tried, It'S SKIN included, have in fact worked well...enough. It seems impossible to get every last bit of crusty skin with the rate calluses form on me. Heck, it has only been a week since the skin finished peeing and it's already starting to get ashy and scaly. Maybe I need to find something else to help maintain the baby soft skin post-peeling without the labor-intensive work that pumice stones require?

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