Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review: Ginseng Foot Patch Detox

Hi everyone~ I'm sure you're all tired and bored reading about facial skin care products. I thought that for a change you'd all like to discover some quirkier products for the feet! That's right! Our feet is equally important too.

During one of my trips to Saizen, I chanced upon this really quirky Foot Patch Detox pack. It looked a bit daunting, as it is written in Japanese Kanji and I could only make out a few Kanji and Hiragana. Good thing there was some English sprinkled on the packaging, or else it would have been all lost on me.

This is the Korean Ginseng Sole Sap Sheet that contains two pieces of pads. It is made as a one-time, single-person use. The packaging is in-your-face-herbal with a badass picture of a ginseng root. Personally, it looked like a freaking sorcerer's Mandragora plant. Or something.

The pads are made of a thick kind of paper with something inside. Upon closer inspection, it seemed like a mad gathering of tough, dried ginseng chopped up and ready to do its magic. It also comes with  a wide adhesive, wider than the pad of ginseng herbs.

So I put these things to good use, following the crazy directions as best as I can. The directions are pure genius, Japanese only! Take your lingua franca outta here! The best thing about this is that I'm a visual creature, so if I can't be arsed to read along the step-by-step I usually just glance at the picture and rip things off. 

So the first thing I did was to ask Le Kareshi (Mike) to put it on. I didn't have the raw nerve use it on me, and its a good thing since he has had this ache in his foot from walking too much in bad footwear and he was desperate enough to try it. He washed his foot first with water and soap and dried it off.

After plastering the pad, I pestered him with a lot of questions. At the end of the day, it turns out that somehow this did work. After about 4 hours of this being plastered on his feet, he felt some warmth all through out. I guess that pad was trying to suck out all that extra moisture in the body. It's crazy too, when we peeled off the adhesive, the pad had turned into the yuckiest shade of grayish brown! EWWW!

And all runny-moist from lots of foot sweat! DOUBLE EEEEWWW. Hahaha.

He didn't feel anything from the pad, nothing special, except when he said he felt a slight warmness. We had a lot of fun peeling it off just for the sheer grossness of it. I didn't take a picture of it to save you guys from ruining your breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Well I hope you take care of your feet too. This is a recommended product since it's cheap and somehow it works as promised! 4/5 only since it is gross afterwards LOL.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That would really be a great addition to my nightly feet pampering!