Because I am constantly looking for a nearly effortless way to have cute, smooth feet, I was really excited to try this Spongeables Pedi-Scrub foot buffer. It's a flower-shaped sponge that cleans, exfoliates, and moisturizes feet.
The sponge has two sides: One is rough to slough away dead skin, and the other contains a soap blend to clean and soften. I tried the Lavender and Tea Tree Oil scent, which smelled nice enough, but a little artificial for my tastes (or sniffs, as the case may be). To find out how Pedi-Scrub handled my hoof-like dry feet, read more
Because I live in a city, my feet take a good beating every day, and I need a serious slougher to get rid of the dead skin. While the exfoliating side of the sponge felt good on my feet, it wasn't enough to tackle my rough heels. That's fine if you just want a little massage and a light buffing, but you'll need a pumice stone for anything more. Also, since the soap is glycerin-based, it's pretty slippery, so you'll have to be careful in the shower (or use it while taking a bath, as I did). After using it, I felt pretty "meh" — not a bad product, but not an astounding one, either.
Or so I thought. While I wasn't shot down with Pedi-Scrub while I was bathing, I did like its effects a lot more after I'd settled into bed. The soap is actually pretty moisturizing, and my feet felt soft without any lotion. While this sponge is not enough to replace a pumice stone, it did moisturize well. Is this an absolute must-have, can't-live-without product? Nope. But it's not a bad one, and if I saw it on sale, I might pick it up and incorporate it into my pedicure-night routine. It's available for $4.99 at drugstores and Drugstore.com.