Emma Clegg tries a new pedicure treatment at Frontlinestyle Salon and Spa and decides it’s time to pay her long-suffering feet some careful attention to keep them injury free and super soft
“A well-manicured hand and a perfectly polished toe never go unnoticed,” says the Frontlinestyle website. Very true. But the thing is, if you have got problem feet – in my case hard skin, rheumatic joints and neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes) – having polish on your toes is, quite frankly, the last thing on your mind. Because the polishing of a toe requires there to be an elegant foot attached. Or if not elegant, then well looked after.
It’s true that my interest in foot care moved more into gear, however, when I discovered that Frontlinestyle have introduced a new brand of pedicure that caters for specific types of problem feet. The brand is called Footlogix, with the catchy byline ‘where medi meets pedi’.This pharmaceutical pedicure was invented by Katarin von Gavel, a North American pioneer in pedicare and uses a ground-breaking dermal infusion technology. This pediceutical mousse foot care line is the only one of its type. Its scientific formulation enables active ingredients to penetrate faster and deeper into the skin. The Footlogix products include a foot soak, an exfoliating seaweed scrub, a massage formula, a callus softener, and various dry skin and anti-fungal care formulas. There’s even one for cold feet, for sweaty feet and for tired legs.
My pedicure started with the Footlogix foot soak, followed by the callus softener, which can be used before all the Footlogix treatments – the longer this is left on the skin the more it comes away. A stainless steel file was then used to remove my hard skin – this was the longest part of the pedicure, but it’s important to remove the excess skin before the main treatment starts. I was then treated to an exfoliating seaweed scrub. Formulated with healing micro algae, this exfoliates, promotes circulation and invigorates the legs and feet.
The next stage was a nail manicure and file, and a heavenly deep massage of the base of my feet. Then the main treatment was applied, the Footlogix DD Cream. It’s a hydrating, lightweight creamy mousse containing urea, which is designed to lock moisture into the skin with each application. And its non-greasy, fragrance-free rich cream mousse is safe for diabetics and those with sensitive skin.
My feet felt transformed when I left. The mousse is effective when it is applied last thing at night, so I took some away to maintain the treatment. Now, what colour polish should I have?
The one hour medi pedi Footlogix treatment was £41.50. Frontlinestyle, 4–5 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2AJ. To book, tel: 01225 478478; frontlinestyle.co.uk