If you’re a workout fanatic like me you know that pedicures and foot cremes are absolute musts for keeping your feet smooth. Combine working out with walking in high heels and the cool winter weather, all of this can really take a toll on your precious feet.
Lately I’ve been buying a lot of Burt’s Bees products because they’re cruelty-free but also because you can find the product line at almost any drugstore. And since I wanted to give myself an at home pedicure I decided to pick up some new foot creme to pamper my tootsies with. I decided to try Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme with Vitamin E because I really love the smell of coconut plus it’s a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin.
I tried the creme right after my shower in lieu of my normal lotion and put cotton socks on. The creme has light minty scent but not really much of a coconut scent – which is what I was really hoping for because I love the scent of coconut! The consistency of the creme is a lot closer to an ointment than a cream. However it smoothes on incredibly well and is super hydrating. If you like massaging your feet I’d recommend this creme because it’s not as slippery as an oil but it still gives your feet an intense moisturizing effect.
This is how Burt’s Bees suggests that you use the product:
Apply liberally and allow the cream to fully absorb. For a luxurious way to treat your feet, soak feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes and rub gently with a pumice stone. Massage Coconut Foot Creme into feet, paying close attention to heels and calloused skin. Then cover your feet with cotton socks overnight to soothe and seal in moisture.
This foot creme is 99.4% natural and contains Vegetable glycerin, olive oil, oat flour, lanolin, coconut oil, quillaja extract, oat oil, rosemary leaf oil, vitamin E and fragrance. The only ingredient that I don’t recognize is “fragrance” which could mean a thousand different things. The main ingredient is vegetable glycerin which is usually made from coconut or palm oil, although I’m not sure in this case as it doesn’t specify on the packaging. Vegetable glycerin is used to treat many skin problems like psoriasis, rashes and burns. The creme also contains olive oil which has antioxidants, like Vitamins A and E that help repair and renew skin. And since these are the first two ingredients on the package you know that those ingredients used in the greatest amount.
Overall I loved the foot creme since it left my feet so much softer the morning after my first use. I only wish that the foot creme had more of a coconut or tropical scent. This is an item that I would buy again because it’s natural, cruelty-free and it just plain works!
Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream with Vitamin E, $9-$10