Years ago when I sold Avon products, I was impressed with their Foot Works line, and so were many of my customers. I am no longer an Avon representative, but still order Avon from my local rep. When I saw a new Foot Works product in a recent campaign, it looked like a soothing item for the feet.
Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask
Avon Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask is indeed a clay based mask, but this one is intended for the feet rather than the face. Although it contains kaolin, which is a fine clay mineral, this product is colored purple and contains real lavender extract for a natural lavender scent. It also contains a clay called bentonite, which comes from volcanic ash.
Avon Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask comes in a small 3.4 ounce tube, with a flip top cap. The tube rests on the cap, so gravity works for you and helps you to get every bit of product out of the container.
This product normally retails for $5.00, but was on sale for only $2.99. I would not pay the full price for Avon Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask, as the tube is small and you only get a handful of applications out of it.
Ingredients include water, kaolin, stearic acid, glycerin, bentonite, polyethylene, creatine, zea mays corn kernel extract, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) extract, lavender angustifloia (lavender) extract, fragrance, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, sodium stearate, red 33, blue 1.
Avon Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask comes out of the tube as a very thick paste, which is easily spread onto the feet. The directions say to smooth it onto the legs and feet, let it dry for 5 minutes, then rinse off.
Avon says it contains “super-sloughing micro beads”, which feel gritty and have an exfoliating effect. I think this might be from the bentonite (volcanic ash is very gritty), or the zea mays corn kernel extract. The tea tree oil does help this mask to give the feet a cooling sensation, which would make it a great choice to use on a hot sunny day.
Rinsing off is easy, but do it in the shower, as this can make a mess, and I am concerned about getting any purple coloring on my clothing. Lavender oil by nature is a clear liquid, and I really think that the added dyes that Avon uses to give this mask the light purple color is not necessary.
I think there are better products on the market for making the feet soft and smooth, and personally I use a Ped Egg and a foot lotion with more success than this Avon Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask. If this sounds like a product you would like, ask your Avon representative when it will be going on sale, as Avon has sales quite regularly.