Got this as part of a sample kit. I use it at bedtime after a bath or shower, slather my feet and put on socks. Can't say that the small tube (.75 oz) has made much difference. About as effective as any body butter or heavy lotion.
Yummy coconut scent. I only used this at bedtime because it's very thick and oily. It mostly stayed on top of the skin and really didn't sink in.
I actually bought this as a hand cream because I needed something intensive to heal my dry skin, so I figured if it could help cracked heals, surely it could do some good for my hands. My biggest reasons for getting this product was 1.) the short ingredient list, 2.) the smell and 3.) the ingredients themselves. If anyone has breast-fed before, they were probably suggested at one time or another to use lanolin to heal cracked, sore nipples, so I knew this ingredient alone would do a lot of good for my dry hands. I also love coconut oil and use it as a daily skin moisturizer.
The smell was expected, because I know lanolin doesn't smell that great, but I was hoping the coconut smell would have covered it up a bit more. So for me, the smell, while not offensive, is a little "medicine-y" for use on the hands. On my feet, I really couldn't care less what it smelled like.
On the skin, this stuff is sticky more so than greasy. It did a world of good for my feet just after 1 application, but I did wear socks as suggested. Most people would not like this as a hand cream (feels a lot like Aquaphor) but in my opinion, this is a million times better than the feel of dry, rough hands. Another bonus is that it does not wash off easily, so I'm not having to reapply each time I wash my hands.
Pros: great for severely dry, cracked skin. Good skin protectant. No yucky chemicals. A little goes a long way = cost effective.
Cons: kind of smelly. Leaves a sticky residue on skin.
i don't really have any feet problems and this was a gift. this stuff is awesome it gets all warm when you rub it. how cool :)
I have struggled with dry cracked icky feet for years...and have tried all KINDS of foot lotions, creams, body butters, soaks, blah blah blah.
but this, THIS completely has healed my icky feet. yes, the feel is different (and am glad because so many foot creams just are thick lotions, and like another reviewer wrote, the heel on our feet is a whole different kind of skin).
i find i only need a little bit to really give me smooth, soft feet the next morning.
the smell is pretty great too - coconut-ish freshness! i get so tired of the same peppermint, fakey chemically smells out there on the market.
i am quite a fan of burt's bees products and THIS is up there on my faves from the line!
- messy. it's not a creme as you would imagine it to be. it's more like... gloopy syrup.
- some people like the smell but i don't.
- the idea of having to put a sock over the product after it's been apply it's really annoying.
I read a review once that said this stuff is like putting crisco on your feet, but in a good way... I feel that is a pretty accurate statement. This is not a cream, but an oil-cream and is pretty sticky and oily. I use it but applying it thick and putting on clean cotton socks before bed and after a good foot scrub. It makes my feet SUPER soft and sweet smelling in the morning. It smells like surf wax. Yum!
This cream is very rich, which is usually a plus, as the skin on the foot is so thick. However, I feel like it is too thick and greasy to even penetrate the skin at all. It just sits on the surface, and even after I put cotton socks on and sleep with them like that, I shower the next morning and it all comes off. My feet are soft until I take the socks off. I wouldn't buy again. Regular Vaseline is a much better choice if you want moisturized feet. After all, it's our feet, who wants to spend a ton of money keeping them looking good!
Smells and feels like sweet minty vaseline. It will probably be a great treatment after you take a bath, apply, then slip feet into thick comfy socks overnight, but I didn't care to try this suggestion. I don't like the smell or the slimy feel. On to the next.
Let me tell you...this foot cream is AWESOME! This came as part of a gift set that my college dormmate bought me. For some strange reason, I got VERY, VERY DRY, CRACKED skin on the bottoms of my feet while living in the dorms. I think it might have been the nasty Davis water + wearing flip flops in the shower to avoid getting fungus feet. My feet were so dry, hard, and bloody that it hurt to walk. This wondrous foot cream cured ALL of that. I used it right before I went to bed and within a few days, my feet were starting to heal and feeling extra soft. Total lifesaver for my feet!!!