Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Legs
Well, this couldn’t have landed at a better time. WE ACTUALLY GOT OUR LEGS OUT AT THE WEEKEND.
Potentially, socks and opaques are history. We’re not counting our chickens (or our chicken-skin) here, but the good news is: thanks to superpodiatrist Margaret Dabbs, we are ready.
We’d never really thought of giving our legs a ‘makeover’ before – but boy, does this collection do just that. Five products in all (obviously you needn’t use ALL of them, though we did). Before? Legs dull, flaky, generally meh-looking. Afterwards? Not only bareable but actually BARED, thanks to soaring weekend temperatures.
The regime starts with a scrub – Toning Leg Scrub. First, a little caveat: before you’ve used this, you need to stir it. And the pot’s full. And if you take the lid off in bed in your nightie (as Jo did), to sniff it, then you will also probably have to change said nightie. So: do this in the bathroom, and stir with the spatula. Scoop the scrub from the bottom of the pot onto legs, and massage well for 3-5 minutes. Legs will be unbelievably soft and smooth once you’ve showered this off. To be honest, this is a leg-makeover-in-a-pot, in itself.
Then, a leg mask. A LEG MASK? Yup. Choice of two. The Yellow Leg Masque is skin-brightening and radiance-boosting. You probably don’t need it all over right now, so we recommend slathering the mix – enriched with argan and sweet almond oil – from knees to ankles. If heavy legs are a problem, then go for the decongesting Black Leg Masque – we love the camphor-y, seriously aromatic scent of this, and it’s great for that tired-leg feeling.
We suggest following with either/or the following. We love the smoothing effect of Firming Leg Serum, which quenches skin with moisture, boosting circulation while it's at it (a blend of ginger extract, argan and Abyssinia oil feature, among other ingredients).
Last step is Refining Glow Leg Spray, which brings a sense of lightness to legs (again, that ginger/oil blend, together with cypress, lavender, mint and lemon). It’d be a great leg reviver to use on-the-go. (Will it work through tights? We’re rather hoping we don’t have to find out.)
Toning Leg Scrub/£37.50 for 200 g – buy here
Yellow Leg Masque/£42 for 175 ml – buy here
Black Leg Masque/£45 for 200 g – buy here
Firming Leg Serum/£45 for 200 ml – buy here
Refining Glow Leg Spray/£40 for 200 ml – buy here