Sandal weather has finally arrived here in Toronto & I'm thrilled! Yet, do you & I both have 100% sandal-ready feet? Possibly not. Enter a Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream review.
Could this be the best natural foot cream for your TLC-needing feet? Find out, after the jump!
Before I get into my in-depth review of this coconut foot cream by natural product maker Burt's Bees, a little introduction to the newly added foot care section to my shoe blog.
Why blog about foot care you ask? To be blunt: because unkempt feet are disgusting. And nothing ruins a great pair of open-toe booties or sandals quite like dry, unbecoming toes & heels.
I think I speak for all of us when I say that nobody wants to see that! So I'll be taking a look at some foot creams, lotions, potions & gadgets and letting you know how they work, so that you don't have to.
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream Review
Burt's Bees: The company
So first up is Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream. I'm sure most of you have heard about or used a Burt's Bees product. I've been using their lip balms for ages & Burt's Baby Bees were my go-to products for body & diaper care when my son was a wee one.
They boast a high percentage of natural ingredients & are sustainers of green initiatives with a philosophy towards the contributing toward the Greater Good.
They care about the environment & what we put onto our bodies. Tree-hugging aside, they make some great stuff.
As a newly minted Pout app Ambassador, I received a slew of BB products c/o the company & their coconut-based natural foot cream was one of the many. See my Instagram post here for the full haul!
I don't know about you, but my skin is still feeling flakey & feet are in disastrous shape thanks to last winter.
Needless to say, my feet really need some love as I haven't been doing my due diligence. They are regularly dry & I should know better. So I was happy to come across a product that was new to me.
Now, before using the foot cream, I followed their instructions, which I would suggest you do before applying any foot lotion, really:
- Soak feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes
- Dry your feet & rub gently with a pumice stone (I personally rub ferociously, but to each their own!)
- Massage the coconut foot cream into feet, paying close attention to heels and calloused skin (obvs)
- Wear cotton socks overnight to soothe and seal in moisture (really important with this product, see why below)
I followed all the above mentioned steps & here are my thoughts:
- Effectiveness: 9/10. It's an extremely slick & moisturizing product. Great for cracked feet. It makes your feet feel smooth & silky. They were literally shining as soon as I put it on & still ‘glossy' the next morning! The best natural foot cream for dry feet that I've experienced in a long time. Just be aware that this isn't a product you can just put on right before sliding into a pair of flip-flops. It takes a while to absorb & your feet will be slippery, so I highly recommend keeping those hydrated feet inside some cotton socks.
- Scent: 8/10 It has a pleasant rich coconut scent, with a light burst peppermint. Of course, smell, like taste, is relative, but I love it!
- Consistency: 6/10 Calling it a foot “cream” is really a misnomer. I was expecting it to have a thick, hand-cream like quality. You know, “cream” + “cononut” in my view = thick. But this is one VERY liquid product. It basically has the consistency of warm, gooey honey. I learned that the hard way after I lost a ton of product to the floor & my clothes, (thankfully nothing got stained!). Note: open face-up to avoid spillage & do the need au naturel. Yes, I mean naked.
Other facts about Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream:
- Cost: $14.99 CAN per 120g tube
- 99.4% natural
- Not tested on animals
- 12 month shelf-life
- Recyclable packaging
- Not a vegan product
Overall this natural foot cream does what it's supposed to do: moisturize even my own dry, cracked feet. And if you're willing to overlook the runny consistency, then I highly recommend it.
It's a great way to attain get-ready feet just one sock-filled sleep away!