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I’m excited to finally be typing this for 2 big reasons! First of all, this is the first installment of the much-anticipated Direct Sales Series!! As you may or may not already know, I’ve made it my mission to buy a product from a direct sales representative on each payday (biweekly) in order to support small and local businesses and entrepreneurs. Repeat companies are welcome, so if you’re an Acti-Labs representative or you happen to see your company in an upcoming post, never fear! You are still eligible to participate, just drop your link in the comments below and I’ll take a look at your products as SOON as I get the chance. Bonus points if you show my blog some love! (Thank you in advance, by the way.) Second of all, I’ve finally found the time to sit down and write this review for my new FAVORITE hand cream, which I happened to have purchased from Acti-Labs. I’m reviewing it as a foot cream, because it’s quite the multi-purpose skincare tool, but it’s good to use wherever you’re needing a little bit of rejuvenation! Also, I’ve already put in my order for Younique’s lip stain, which should be here sometime next week for me to review, and I’m super excited about that as well, so keep your eyes peeled! All of these reviews are going to be based on a 5-star scale. The first star is based on affordability, the second on the quality of the intended use, the third on whether it has any additional uses, the fourth on the quantity and shelf life, and the fifth is based on the customer service that accompanied the product. Each star will either be added as a full star, a half star, or no star.
Alright, now let’s get down to business. A little backstory: I posted in a direct sales group with an inquiry for a great foot cream that could save my poor little footsies from the monster that I’ve recently encountered called “the fast food business”. Basically, I explained that I’m on my feet anywhere from 4-8 hours a day, depending on my shift, I’m walking on concrete constantly, and I’m being forced to wear non-slip shoes…which I’m going to tell you more about in an upcoming blog post (go figure!). However, I’m not used to this type of activity. Sure, I love to walk and run, but I would take frequent breaks, run on softer grass and dirt, and only wear my running shoes for 2 hours max. As a consequence of this, my feet have been drying out, cracking around the heel, and throbbing with pain after (as well as annoyingly in the middle of) every single shift. I needed relief. So, I posted my inquiry and got upwards of 200 replies! Obviously, I couldn’t click through each individual one, so I read the ones that I could manage to make time for, and eventually bought a hand cream from an Acti-Labs representative that I figured would just have to be good enough, because honestly it was the most affordable at the time. Which leads me to my first kudos:
This hand/foot cream is affordable! I’m giving it a full star for affordability. Most people have this misconception in their head that direct sales products are always expensive, when that’s simply not the case for all companies. I bought this hand cream for a total of $10.00, and that’s including the shipping cost! That’s comparable to Wal-Mart or Target prices. It’s not what you would expect to pay for a top-of-the-line hand cream. When I say top-of-the-line, I mean exactly that! This is a dermatologist formulated, French designed hand cream. It doesn’t come out of a perfume shop, it comes out of a lab, hence the name, and it actually works wonders! Like I said when I first used it “This isn’t a hand cream, it’s a miracle”. So, a full star for the intended use. Also, we’ll give it a full star for additional uses. I mean, it’s technically a hand cream, but look at the results it gives my feet after just 1 application!
The heel and the sole of my foot (which I put the most pressure on) are VISIBALLY smoother!
I’ve been using this cream every day for about 2 weeks now, and I still have half a bottle left. That means I would only need to buy one bottle a month. At $10.00 per month, I’m not going to complain, especially when it makes my feet feel so much better. If for some reason I do run out (even I forget to schedule things…oops), it wouldn’t take long to receive another bottle! This one arrived in less than a week. I was just as impressed by the shipping speed as I was by the price, before I even opened the box! Since the rep was friendly and the box arrived quickly and intact, I would be crazy NOT to give this product, seller, and company a 5th star. This was truly one of the best experiences I’ve had with the purchase of a skincare product, and I WILL be ordering again!
If you’re interested in ordering some of this fabulous hand cream from the same sweet lady that I did, just follow the link below. Don’t forget to check out the rest of her store as well. She sells a lot more than hand cream, for sure!
If you want to enter your name onto the list of direct sales representatives that I’ll be sifting through bi-weekly, please fill out the short form below! It’s completely FREE, you get EXPOSURE, and a for-sure SALE!