I’ve been seeing foot peels all over the internet lately. Since my poor sad feet haven’t had a pedicure since before the pandemic and they are in desperate need of some TLC, I decided to finally try a Patchology Poshpeel Foot Peel (with a side of wine and cheesy holiday movies, of course!)
Next up in my “Saw It On Social Series” I’m giving you my honest Patchology Foot Peel review on if it works, what to expect and of course sharing before and after photos. So you can decide if you want to buy it or not. Let’s go.
I Tried The Patchology Foot Peel So You Don’t Have To: Honest Poshpeel Pedi Cure Review + Photos
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Despite being a beauty junkie and spending over a year trying out all these Instagram famous products and trends for my Saw it on Social series, I haven’t actually ever tried an at-home foot peeling treatment before. I’m all about “me nights” full of face masks, CBD baths, wine, fun stick on nails and, now, fun things like chemical foot peels.
I opted to try the Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure because it was easy to buy online and I like their eye masks, so I figured they may have a good peel for feet as well. This chemical foot peel uses botanical root extracts and Alpha Hydroxy Acid to dissolve dead skin and exfoliate rough patches while also “brightening your feet” (whatever that means!)
But, does it work?
Well – not all the time. I actually had to try this foot chemical peel twice. The first attempt was a total fail, didn’t work at all. Normally you are supposed to start seeing the peeling results within a week or so, but after 4 weeks of my first try… nothing.
I’m not sure why. I waited a whole month and didn’t see any results so I tried the foot mask again since I bought two. The second foot peel worked much better (but still not perfect. I explain more at the end of this post!)
First, here’s how you use the mask.
How To Use The Patchology Poshpeel Pedi Cure Foot Mask
- Soak your feet in a bath or a bowl of water for at least 15 minutes to get them soft. I like to pour myself a glass of wine and soak them in the tub while listening to a true-crime podcast.
- Take out the socks that come with the packs and pour the Activating Essence into each of the socks, evenly coating the inside.
- Stick your feet in and at this point, I recommend you kinda rub the sock around a bit to make sure the solution covers your whole food.
- Seal with the sticker and wear the socks for 60 minutes (grab some wine and turn on a movie!)
- After 60 minutes, rinse your feet and in about 10 days you’ll see your feet start to peel!
Patchology foot peel not working? It happens apparently.
As I mentioned above, my first attempt didn’t work at all. My second try did work much better. I did my second PoshPeel Pedi Cure mask about 2 weeks ago and my feet just started to peel about 3 days ago at the time of writing this review. My concern is that most of the peeling seems to be taking place only on one foot…
My right foot is peeling like crazy and the skin on that foot underneath the dead skin is feeling so dang soft. I’m super impressed. But my left foot has considerably less peeling happening. It’s peeling, but not as much as my right foot. Though, perhaps I just have to wait a bit longer to see peeling start to form.
I’m thinking I probably didn’t coat the inside of my left foot sock as well as I coated my right sock, which could explain why I’m not seeing peeling all over that foot. It really is important to coat the essence evenly so unbalanced peeling doesn’t happen to you.
Patchology Foot Peel Before and After Results
Sorry, you have to look at photos of my peeling feet! But, this is what you can expect about 2 weeks after using the mask. Not like we’re going anywhere this year in 2020, but in the future don’t plan on having any really big event with open-toed shoes within 4 weeks of using the Patchology foot peel since you probably will leave a little trail of dead skin flakes everywhere you go.
My feet are in the middle of peeling but the parts that have finished peeling are soft and look youthful. I think that’s what they mean when they say your skin will look “bright”. I can’t really explain until you try it for yourself, but it does look brighter, or younger somehow.
Patchology PoshPeel Review: Is It Worth It?
To be honest, I’m a bit torn. I’m super impressed by the foot that has started to peel – it’s gross but totally satisfying and I can see a huge difference in my skin that’s been chemically exfoliated and the parts of my skin that haven’t peeled yet.
But, my left foot hasn’t caught up on the same level yet and after my first failed attempt at using this exfoliating foot peel, I’m not sure it will catch up. That being said, I would buy this mask again since I trust Patchology way more than a random questionable foot peel from Amazon.
And, as you can see, when it works, it WORKS well. And for only $20, it makes a fun self-care night activity.
Have you tired the Patchology foot peel? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Did it work for you? Drop a comment below so everyone can see.
I have used this brand three times now and I haven’t been impressed at all with the results. This last time I used it, I HAVE seen a bit more peeling than I did the first two times. Overall I won’t be buying this brand again…I tried Baby Feet and had much better results with that brand.
Thank you for your input! I should try Baby Feet.
I had the same results as Jeannie. Not very impressed with it and will take her suggestion on Baby Feet. Happy 2021
I used Pathology and it immediately started to peel all areas of my feet but the calluses took longer. I also helped the calluses along by filing them with my Red Swedish foot file. Not right away, you have to give the peel time to work. But the most stubborn heel calluses, after some help with the file gave me PINK heels. I don’t remember when my heels were not gray or white or like razor blades. So I will use this product again so the dryness does not take over again. I love this product. Nobody paid me to write this- I wish!
I used Patchology Foot Peel for the first time two and a half weeks ago, and indeed-the peeling did not begin until 10 days later. My feet are still shedding skin! It will be interesting to see how they look when the action finally stops. Meanwhile, I’m falling in love with my soft feet! My calloused heels are at an acceptable point already; I can’t say the same for my forever-calloused outer side of my big toes… I think I read somewhere that those callouses might be attributed to the way I walk, so perhaps because I continue to wear shoes, AND WALK, that there’s a war going on between the peel’s chemicals and whatever happens with my particular gait, paired with shoes (and socks). My story is not quite complete, though, especially given that today, again–there was still much peeling action going on, seemingly at random all over my feet. If those big toe callouses never go away, I still plan to use this product again, since 90% of my feet are already transformed into young, soft and pink–how delightful!
A good tip for any of these foot peels ( I use a random one from Amazon) is to wear real socks over the plastic acid filled booties. This presses the acid even closer to your skin.
I used this product last summer and I am currently wearing the peel socks. The first time I did this I went to the beach 10 days later… let’s just say I was leaving trails of skin behind me. 😞 but my feet were super smooth and soft afterwards. I sleep in mine with socks over the foot peel socks. I hope that it works this time too! 🤞
I think the patchology foot peels are amazing. I kept the booties on for a lot longer than the suggested 90 mins. and I made sure to massage my feet in the booties to make sure the product got all over my feet. The peeling action after a week is amazing. I would like to try and use the product on my face. I wish patchology had a product similar to the foot product for the face. It’s a very satisfying process.