17 January 2014

Product Review: Premium Spa SOS Foot Scrub & SOS Foot Balm

Right now my feet are very neglected. With a baby and no longer having as much time on my hands to pamper myself, the last thing on my list of to-dos is always my feet. And it shows. Unfortunately as it is now well into the season of having the tootsies out in open-toed shoes, and I cannot say that I’m fond of showing off my dry and scaly feet. It takes a fair bit of TLC to get my feet in to summer shape, so here are my thoughts on the *Premium Spa SOS Foot Scrub & SOS Foot Balm;

What They Say:
SOS Foot Scrub with lavender, pumice & peppermint:

A gentle, foaming scrub that invigorates and revives as it polishes away rough, dry skin using the natural exfoliants of walnut & white pumice. It then cleanses and purifies with organic Australian tea tree & eucalyptus.

SOS Foot Balm with rosemary, cocoa butter & citrus mint:
An invigorating blend of anti-bacterial Australian organic tea tree & eucalyptus combined with the soothing properties of peppermint & rosemary helps to calm, revive and add moisture to tired feet and ankles

RRP: Foot Scrub: $9.95/100ml, Foot Balm: $9.95/150ml – Available from Priceline, Big W and selected pharmacies

What I Say:
This is the first I have ever heard of the brand Premium Spa, but a little research revealed that the Australian brand was actually launched some 8 years ago, only it has now just been relaunched with new packaging and some new products as well.

My research also revealed that the Premium Spa products are all made in Australia from natural, locally grown ingredients, and contain NO nasties such as: SLS, mineral oils, detergents, artificial colours, synthetic fillers, or polybeads. Huge bonus points!

And add to that that the packaging is recyclable, and none of the products have been tested on animals!

The Premium Spa SOS Foot Scrub is a creamy scrub containing scrubbing particles made from white pumice, walnut shell, and sea minerals. It has just the right amount of scrubbing particles to slough away dry and dead skin and built up calluses, yet it is still so gentle on the skin. As recommended by Premium Spa, I soak my feet in warm water to soften the skin, which makes the whole scrubbing process so much easier.

The SOS Foot Scrub also contains lavender which has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and peppermint to cool and refresh. It also contains bladderwrack (seaweed), which purifies and detoxifies, as well as certified organic Australian tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils, which are also both antiseptic.

The inclusion of these natural ingredients make the foot scrub smell amazingly refreshing, with the strongest scent coming through from the peppermint although you can also detect a smidge of lavender.

After use, my feet feel soft, and while it will take some more drastic measures to get my feet back to being baby soft, they are certainly softer and nicer looking than they have been for a very long time. And all without being dried out.

Yet I still follow with the Premium Spa SOS Foot Balm, which is thick and creamy. The Foot Balm contains among others rosemary, which is a natural anti-fungal and deodoriser, cocoa butter and jojoba oil for their moisturising properties, lavender for its calming and soothing anti-bacterial properties, Peppermint to cool and refresh and improve circulation, organic Australian tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils for their antiseptic properties and citrus mint to both cool and add a lovely scent to the balm. And the balm has an amazing natural scent of the combination of mint, peppermint and lavender.

Most foot creams that I’ve tried previously are extremely greasy, and you are forced to dedicate a pair of old socks when you use it, or you will be leaving greasy foot prints all over your house – but not the Premium Spa Foot Balm. Not only does it absorb into the skin instantly, it also leaves next to no greasy residue.

Both the Scrub and the Balm come in modern looking lime green tubes, with flip lids making them easy to use, and being see-through, you can see how much product you have left – not that you have to worry for a while, because both products are very concentrated, making them absolute bargain buys at just $9.95 each!

What I Like:
  • Both products are concentrated and effective
  • Contains natural ingredients and no harsh or nasty chemicals
  • Not tested on animals
  • Modern packaging, which is recyclable
  • Great budget price
  • Nice and natural scent

What I Don’t Like:
  • I really have no negatives about these products.

Overall I am very impressed with the quality and performance of these products from Premium Spa. At the low price of $9.95 each you could imagine the quality wouldn’t be that great, but the products really are premium, just as the brand name suggests. At this low price you can afford to use them frequently – and if you do, this power couple will help keep your feet looking good in sandals! I have no doubt that I will be repurchasing these again!
* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried any of the products from Premium Spa? How do you look after your feet? Do you ever give yourself a foot treatment? Which products do you recommend?


  1. Ohhh I must check these out! My feet aren't *bad* but they could always do with a little extra love, haha! And these sound really cost effective, too! Great review! xx

    1. Thanks Jasmine. My feet are not extremely bad either, but still, I hate how dry they look when I wear sandals, and for some reason they just get even drier during summer when I run around barefoot on the floorboards at home - so I really need to get into the habit of giving them a regular scrub and more frequent moisture. I love that these products are free from chemical nasties and come at such great prices!

  2. Hi, Thanks for this useful information about Premium Spa SOS Foot Scrub & SOS Foot Balm. It is really so much useful and informative post for me. thanks for sharing this information. I have to buy this one and that's why I was searching around to know about this product. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks heaps Sienna, it is a great cream, and at such a budget price too!


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