We reviewed Coconut Foot Cream by Burt's Bees (£12.99 for 120g tube)
The Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream is in a yellow tube with a picture of a coconut in the middle. The colour is light, warm and attractive. It’s a great size to take with you if you’re travelling.
The cream itself is more the consistency of a gel, and is honey coloured. The coconut aroma is very strong and it didn’t quite suit me.
The main ingredients are coconut oil (cocos nucifera), lanolin, coumarin and vegetable glycerin. Peppermint extracts refresh the feet whilst other ingredients include olive fruit oil, canola oil, avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, bark extract, soybean and rosemary leaf extract. The foot cream is 99 per cent natural and is formulated without phthalates, parabens or petrolatum.
It carries the leaping bunny symbol which means that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by Burt’s Bees, its laboratories, or suppliers.
Burt’s Bees also donates 10 per cent of its website sales to non-profit organisations. Happy ethics.
The instructions say to apply the moisturising foot cream liberally and allow to fully absorb. The cream is sticky when applied to the skin but it felt soothing and absorbed after about 15 minutes. Due to the natural emollient ingredients the moisturiser is quite intense and really does need to be applied as an overnight foot treatment and covered with cotton socks.
The rather strong coconut oil smell does fade after a few minutes, but lingers on your skin for about 30 minutes.
My skin certainly did feel softer and smooth to touch after using for three days. The intense moisture from the emollient botanical oils really soaked into the skin overnight - so my feet got a good pampering.
The cream comes in quite a generous size and lasts a good while. The price point feels about right for the product.
Personally, I would not buy it again. I don’t like using lanolin on my skin and feel that there are better options that aren’t animal derivatives.
If you have really dry feet, cracked rough skin and sore heels this would be a great natural foot cream for foot skincare, especially if you enjoy the smell of coconut
11th March 2015
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