Monday, March 29, 2010

Review and Freebie Alert: Leather CPR

I've always enjoyed the look and feel of leather. Leather shoes. Leather bags. Leather jacket. Never did go for leather pants but if they were my style, I bet they'd feel amazing. The only problem with leather is that it shows its age. Scratches. Scuffing. Cracking. Overall dullness. Eventually they get banished away to the back of the closet in favor of newer models. So unfair. But with Leather CPR Cleaner, you can now breathe new life into your old favorite leather goods.

Leather CPR cleans and conditions in one easy step. Simply wipe it on and watch it melt away dirt and grime in seconds, leaving no greasy residue. You can use Leather CPR on furniture, car seats, clothes, purses, shoes and more. It's safe to use on glove soft and exotic leathers. And it is dermatologist tested so it will not irritate your skin. As with all CPR cleaning products, there is a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.

I was sent an 8 oz. tube of Leather CPR Cleaner & Conditioner to review.

While I rarely have an event that calls for heels these days, I thought I'd pull out some of my 'ole girls to see if I could freshen them up a bit for springtime. The instructions were fairly simple. Squeeze Leather CPR onto a clean sponge, apply to leather, let sit for 1-2 minutes and then wipe clean with a clean cloth. The consistency resembled a gel; it was white but went on almost clear. I could see it cling to the dirt on contact. I was happy that the cleaner didn't have a strong, off-putting stench but had a light, almost pleasant fragrance. It was also quite gentle. I applied it without gloves and it didn't itch or irritate my skin at all.

The Leather CPR certainly made my stiff black leather wedges softer and smoother. These heels hadn't been worn much and I hadn't realized how dull they had become until I gave them a good cleaning. They looked brand new!

Just compare the before (left) and after (right):

On my "well-loved" (a.k.a. well-worn) lighter leather sandals, Leather CPR did help to soften and brighten them up, but there were some tough stains that just wouldn't budge. Ah, well. I think it may be time to retire these beauties, even though I'll miss them terribly.

Before (with a liberal load of cleaner) and after:

Bottom line: If you're looking to break in new leather items or inject new life into the drab, Leather CPR is a great conditioner. But if you have stubborn stains, this may be D.O.A. Think preventative care and maintenance vs. a miracle cure.

BUY IT: You can purchase Leather CPR (ARV $6.95-$14.95/depending on size) online at, or at select retailers including Ace Hardware, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Bed Bath & Beyond.

FUN FREEBIE: Don't forget to visit to sign up for a free full-size sample of your choice of three CPR products! Quantities are limited so you will want to hurry to make sure you get your goodies. And be sure to tell them that you found the link through this blog!

You can also compete for one of five CPR Cleaning Prize Packs worth $50! The five people who refer the most friends/family to sign up for a free sample by March 31, 2010 will win!

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Business2Blogger. As mentioned above, I received a full-size sample of Leather CPR to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post.


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