Pros: Works well, nice scent, soft feet the morning after.
Cons: One of the ugliest, most disgusting looking products I've ever used.
My original sample kit of Burt's Bees products contained a lot of different items. I am only now coming to realize how many since I'm reviewing them all one by one. One of the things that it contained was Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme. I have always had dry, rough and chapped feet in the winter but I've never done much more than just rub some lotion on them. So I chucked this cream in my medicine cabinet and forgot about it promptly until the other day when, fed up with my dry and cracking feet, I decided to try it out both to fix my feet and so I could review it for Epinions.
About Burt's Bees and their Coconut Foot Creme
Burt's Bees, the maker of natural products from recycled materials performs no animal testing on their products. They're a company that started with just one man, Burt, and his hive of bees in Maine. Now their factory is in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I understand the winters are much more humane.
The Coconut Foot Creme comes in a post-consumer recycled plastic tube and retails on Burt's Bees' website at $9 for a 4.34 ounce tube. My sample of foot creme claims, "Our Coconut Foot Creme is a delightful blend of super-saturated coconut oil and other natural emollient ingredients, scented with a hint of peppermint. Burt's Bees claims this product is 99.7% natural.
The directions advise you to apply the creme liberally to your feet over the calloused areas just before bed, covering your feet with cotton socks for the night as you sleep.
Ingredients:Vegetable glycerin, sunflower seed oil, oat kernel protein, lanolin, coconut oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), peppermint oil, rosemary leaf oil, fragrance.
Using the Coconut Foot Creme
Armed with socks and wedding rings off, I squirted some of this product onto the bottoms of my freshly showered feet just before going to bed. The creme has a yellowish-green color and has the texture of Vaseline, only thicker. Straight out of the tube, I hate to say this but it seems all the world like thick peppermint-scented snot. U-G-L-Y ... it's ugly... yeah, it's ugly.
I had to get past the ick factor of wiping thick-Vaseline-like snot looking grease on my feet. Reminding myself it was only coconut oil and other natural, good things, I rubbed it in. It felt gross. My feet felt slimy. My hands were a mess. Fortunately, I keep a big pack of moistened wipes next to my bed and I used one of them to wipe the remnants of this thick, gooey, icky creme off my hands. Then I carefully covered my freshly-slimed feet in cotton socks and trying to ignore the slippery-slide of my toes against each other I went to sleep.
How Well It Works
Waking up the next morning I pulled off my socks as I got dressed and checked out my feet. The whitish-dry and calloused areas of my feet glowed a healthy pink. All traces of the repulsive goo were gone and my feet smelled vaguely of peppermint. I have to admit, I liked the results. I could still feel a very slight callousing of my feet with my hands, but I could see nothing but pink healthy skin.
This creme is gross, no doubt about it. My .4 ounce sample size was really only enough for three applications so I can say that it works well with just a few nights' of use but I can't say if it will totally get rid of the calloused feeling on my feet as well as just the appearance of the callouses or not.
I really didn't like how the creme looked or felt at all, but since this is my first and currently only experience with foot creams I can't say if that's normal or not. I am somewhat willing to overlook most of the appearance and texture for the results. However, the next time I decide to try a foot cream, I may look around and try a different brand, just to see if I can find something that's a little more bearable to apply and see if it works just as well.
Where to Find Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme: This product can be found in health food stores that sell Burt's Bees products. It can also be purchased direct from Burt's Bees website listed below, or in a variety of online stores including Drugstore.com which will probably have it for a great price. Burt's Bees direct offers free ground shipping on orders over $45.
Burt's Bees, Inc.
P.O. Box 13489
Durham, NC 27709
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Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Citrus Facial Scrub
Garden Tomato Toner for Normal to Oily Skin
Beeswax Lip Balm
Coconut Foot Creme
Marshmallow Vanishing Creme
Avacado Butter Hair Treatment
Lip Shimmer, Nutmeg