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Monday, January 3, 2011

Review: Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme


I have dry skin, well pretty much everywhere and my feet are no exception, so when I received a try me tube of this foot creme a few years ago in a Burt's Bee's kit I was every excited to give it a go. After trying it out, and being quite pleased I bought it. I picked my tube up at Wal-Mart for $14.99, which at first glance seems a bit pricey, but I'll get to why it is so worth it later.

My feet and I have had a love hate reationship for years, when they aren't dry terrible things, I don't mind them. I don't have scary skeletor feet or gnarly toes, but cute litte unoffensive toes. Unfortunately, I have dry terrible things more often than I would like to admit. I highly enjoy being barefoot (hippie syndrome as a friend of mine calls it) and when at home I always am, this could be hindering my efforts for soft feet, but I'd like to think it isn't so.

"Our Coconut Foot Creme is enriched with a softening blend of supersaturated coconut and olive oil, with a refreshing hint of peppermint.
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme helps protect dry, cracked and rough skin with deeply penetrating emollient botanical oils."
- From tube.

Looks like honey... I wouldn't recommend tasting though.

However, Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme is one of the best and possibly my favourite out of all the foot cremes I have tried. Although they call it a creme it is more like an ointment due to its thick consistency. Think creamed honey, both in colour and texture. You don't need a whole lot to get the job done, but it does take a little bit to get it rubbed on and you can't apply this in a hurry. Like I said, it is thick and it needs time to absorb. The tube recommends applying liberally before retiring (ie bed) and cover with cotton socks. If I want a super deluxe moisturizing experience I apply the creme to my feet and then cover with plastic wrap, then put cotton socks on. That allows my skin to absorb all of the product and not my socks. I also have a pair of ballerina flat slippers that can go in the wash and I can apply the creme to my feet, put on socks and then the slippers. If you are going to use it anytime other than bed, I recommend having slippers to put on over your socks because it will go through.

Ingredients

As I mentioned about it is a tad pricey for foot creme, but it is an all a natural product and better yet it contains no water. You are getting concentrated coconutty goodness. And yes, this product does smell like coconut. I happen to love anything coconut scented, but it seems to be a love it or hate it scent. It isn't a really sharp coconut scent because of the peppermint thought, so, yeah. Back to the product, since there is no water in the product (which is essentially just a filler) you can get the full power of the other ingredients, and get faster results.

I am very happy with this product and it has made my feet much happier. This creme can do more than just feet though... it is great on knees and elbows and I have used a tiny dot of it on my cuticles in place of my Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme (which is great, I also recommend!) and it works just as well. All in all it is indeed worth a buy. Your dry winter feet will love you for it!




2 comments:

  1. Great review! I have been looking for something for my feet because I myself have dry skin too. thanks!

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  2. I'd like to try this! Interesting ingredients, I'm surprised to see flour. Lanolin is probably what makes it look honeyish and thick and lanolin is great!

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