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I was lucky enough to receive a Burt's bees gift set a few months ago as a present that contained a lot of travel sized versions of Burt's Bees products. It contained some products from the Burt's bees range that I'd wanted to try but thought that they were a little on the pricey side so I was made up when I got the gift. This particular coconut foot cream I'm reviewing today is available in Boots in a full size 120g version for £11.99. My travel size version from the gift set contains 20g. If you're unsure about Burt's Bee's products, then one of their gift sets maybe a better option to try first rather than purchasing the full size versions - gift sets containing a range of items can be picked up for only a little bit more (for example the one I received costs £14.99 in Boots today and contained around 6 of their items in a smaller size)
The cream comes in a yellow and white tube with a screw top lid and stands up on it's head. The first thing that hit me upon removing the lid was the scent. It's a fairly strong scent although I don't find it overpowering at all. I don't find the scent incredibly coconut really - it's more like a cross between coconut and peppermint to me. The cream contains coconut oil, Lanolin and Glycerin and the back of the tube states that it doesn't contain any sulfates, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals. Although it is called a foot cream, I think it is more like a very thin gel really - it's clear for example, with a small tint of yellow colour.
It comes out of the tube easily, albeit in very small amounts - that is probably down to the travel sized tube I have though and I assume it would come out in larger amounts from the larger tube available. I just rub it into my feet whenever I fancy to make them feel pampered, which they do. I usually use it after a long day on my feet and they always feel refreshed and revived which is a positive although I wouldn't say any more so than other foot creams (less expensive creams) that I've used previously. The good thing is that I don't find I need much to go over the main areas - the heels, toes and balls of my feet so my small tube has lasted around three weeks so far from using it regularly and a larger tube would last me a few months using at the same rate.
The worst thing about this stuff though is the residue left over on my fingers after application. I can't use this product without having to thoroughly rinse my hands afterwards because it leaves them sticky. It also leaves my feet slightly sticky too - I'd go so far as to say it's greasy and something I find a bit off putting. Obviously it would be a pointless though if I washed it off my feet so that's something I have to put up with! The skin on my feet feels a bit softer with this but I wouldn't say it is noticeably so. I sometimes apply after a bath or shower too and it makes my feet feel softer than just using bath products alone but again I've not found that to be significant.
You've probably guessed that I won't be going out to Boots to replace mine once my travel sized tube runs out. I think it's incredibly expensive at £11.99 and I don't feel it offers good value - other foot creams I've tried at much lower prices have worked just as effectively in my opinion. I've found it pretty average - I was left quite disappointed with it because I had such high hopes. It makes my feet feel pampered but if I'd have purchased it myself, it would have been the result of a very high price. I'm really glad I got to try it first for free. I rate it two stars overall - it's average so I would have rated it a three, but the high price tag has knocked another star off.
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I've never really been into pampering my feet, but as I'm on them a lot during the day now I found it essential to take care of them. Knowing that I was after some foot pampering products my other half bought me a Burt's Bees gift set which contained this Coconut foot cream.
My cream is in a yellow plastic tube with a screw top lid and foil seal under it, it contains 20g of foot cream. You can purchase it separately for £11.99 for 123g from Boots, or £8.16 from Amazon.co.uk if you're happy to shop online. My tube is easy to use, and unlike some products it doesn't take full body strength to get the bit at the bottom out!
Firstly I will talk about the smell. If you dislike coconut then this definitely isn't one for you, the smell isn't subtle, and I find it rather delicious. The cream is rich and thick, more so than most other foot lotions I have used. It makes it feel more luxurious and more of a treat. It is cream in colour and very smooth.
The cream is very easy to work into your skin and doesn't feel greasy or sit on your skin after application like some products do. I find that a little goes a long way and use it sparingly apart from on my heels which I use a small dollop for and rub in thoroughly until it has sunk into my skin. After application my feet always feel soft and subtle, and smell the best they've ever smelt if I'm honest!
The cream contains more natural ingredients than most other available in the shops:
Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Lanolin, Parfum (Fragrance), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Quillaja Saponaria (Quillaja) Bark Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil (Huile de Colza), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool.
I did find a noticeable difference in my feet while using this product. Although I don't hard particularly bad hard skin, I do have areas such as my heels which suffer more than the rest of my feet. When using this cream regularly I did notice my skin was in much better condition and also more comfortable throughout the day. I wasn't expecting the cream to last long, but the small tube was deceiving and the thickness meant it went on for quite a while. Don't be put off by the price tag - this is a good example of quality over quantity.
This is a good quality product which lasts longer than cheaper versions. It's also more important than many people think for you to look after your feet, a quick rub of this each night will do them the world of good and make your feet feel brand new! Highly recommended for me, although it loses a star for being quite pricey.
This is a product I got which was included in a Burts Bees gift set I got recently. The mini kit (I got the one called 'Tips and Toes Kit') is filled with products that are aimed at treating various parts of the body. This is the Coconut Foot Cream.
The product comes in a plastic tube which is malleable. The size is 20g or 0.75 oz so it is quite small. The tube is printed with a rather old fashioned looking design and shows a pencil drawing of a coconut. On the back of the tube there are some details given in English and French. The tube is marked as being made from recycled material and the product is marked as being not tested on animals. It is also marked as being certified as being a 'natural product'.
There are no list of ingredients on the tube itself but the kit I got comes with a booklet with more information in it. You can also visit the website for further details of each individual product. On the web page the brand explain that this product contains such rich ingredients as rosemary oil, olive fuit oil, oat kernel oil, canola oil, soybean oil, peppermint oil, coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin.
The tube is protected by a foil and plastic seal. On every product in the kit like this the foil peals back but the plastic doesn't so I end up having to poke the plastic out. It's a good idea to keep the products fresh though.
I was surprised to see this is not really a cream and is more like a gel or more accurately a balm. It is almost identical in consistency to Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream. The cream is a golden ochre colour and it is very thick and sticky - like tree sap. The cream takes a lot of rubbing in and when you apply you feel like you are working it in square inch by square inch. It does feel like you are treating your feet with something very special though because the balm is so rich. The cream makes your skin feel waxed. On my dry skin on my feet I feel like I've just polished my shoes or something because you feel like you are almost working the cream into your skin as you rub and pummel. The cream leaves your feet feeling a little bit damp as the consistency of the cream means it isn't fully absorbed into the skin. It lies over the skin like a protective softening layer. This means that the best time to apply the cream is bedtime.
The cream has a really lovely smell which is perfect for applying to feet and for keeping sweaty feet smells at a minimum! The fragrance is like a blend of sweet vanilla cream, fresh coconut and mild mint. It's a subtle fragrance though so men would be okay with it as well as women.
I do rather like this foot cream. I don't use foot creams very often as I find they all have that horrible fake peppermint smell but the minty notes in this Burts Bees cream are very refreshing. I do like that the cream is rich like a waxy balm as it means I know my feet will stay soft for a long time after applying. The only thing I don't love is the sticky feeling on my hands when applying.
I would buy this again although it is rather expensive due to the natural ingredients used. To buy this on it's own would cost £12.99 for a 120g tube.
You can find out more about the product online at:
The standard sized tube of Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme contains 120 ml of product. I used the smaller tube containing 20 ml which comes in the Burt's Bees Tips and Toes kit for hands and feet.
==== The product ====
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme is not actually a cream like I was expecting. It is a very thick, pale brown gel almost like honey or syrup in consistency. It is very sticky due to the high levels of coconut oil in it. Because it is so sticky, it doesn't spread and rub in as well as a normal cream, so I found myself having to use quite a lot to cover my feet. I put it all over, concentrating on dry areas such as heels, and then covered my feet with cotton socks overnight as instructed on the packet. This is a method I have used in the past with other foot creams and the Burt's Bees creme is definitely suited to it, as the texture makes your feet much too sticky to go to bed with them uncovered. I would not advise that as you would likely stain your sheets and the product would rub off. Socks help to seal it in and get all the benefit. According to the product information, the creme contains rosemary to heal, peppermint to purify as well as vegetable glycerin which is a common moisturising agent and coconut oil to "heal and protect the driest and most neglected feet". I like the fact that it uses natural ingredients and coconut oil has recently been recommended a lot. The creme has quite a distinctive sweet smell. You can detect the coconut and peppermint.
I used the product for three consecutive nights and I did feel some effect as my feet were a bit smoother and some of the roughness was evened out. However, I wouldn't say the effects were dramatic.
After applying it I ended up with some left on my hands which I rubbed in, mixed with my normal hand cream. I did like the coconut oil on my hands as it made them softer and smelled nice.
==== Packaging ====
The creme comes in a tall smooth and thin tube with a screw top. The tube is very sturdy, so I think it very unlikely it would split. However, the one drawback of this is that it is quite hard work to cut through the tube when you want to scrape the last bits out. This is doable, but not as quick and effortless as with flimsier tubes! The design is simple and attractive, with Burt's Bees written in big letters and a picture of a coconut. It looks quite similar to the hand cream so I do have to be careful I am picking up the right one.
==== How long does it last? ====
After three uses, the 20 ml tube was nearly empty and I had to cut it open to finish covering my foot on the third night. When I cut the tube there was still a lot of product inside which I had not been able to squeeze out. This was a bit of a negative for me as it means a lot can go to waste. I used some of that and then tried to reseal the tube so it wouldn't dry out. I will be scraping the last of it out tonight. I was quite disappointed with how quickly the tube was used. Mine was a mini version but if I used a full sized 120 ml tube at the same rate as the 20ml, it would last me 18-24 uses for around £11.99 (price in Boots). That is not too bad, but I have had cheaper foot creams last much longer.
==== Overall ====
It is a decent foot creme and would make a good gift as the tube looks nice and Burt's Bees is a well known natural brand with a reputation for pampering. However, I don't think I will be desperate to buy it again for myself. I would like it to last a little longer and I think there are other cheaper products which are just as good. Still, the coconut oil is very pleasant and it does work fairly well.
The first thing about this product which has to be mentioned is the smell, it is delicious! The Scent is coconut which can be smelt but the smell of mint really hits you too, so you get a lovely mix of coconut and mint, very tropical!
The foot creme is a mix of 'coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin', this mixture gives the perfect formula to give the softest feet. The natural aspect of this product is also important, it is 99.51% natural, paraben free and Burt's Bees do not test on animals which is great to know.
- burtsbees.co.uk - £12.99
- Amazon - £8.30 (although prices often change on amazon)
- Boots - £12.25
Although these prices may sound expensive in comparison to other foot products, the tube is 120g and lasts so long so I feel like it really is worth its money for what you'll get from it.
This is not a cream in the way which may be expected, it is more like a thick gloopy gel. The texture makes it feel more intensive and like its really doing good for your feet. The texture does mean that I can only use this on a night once in bed because it is too thick for during the day. Once on the foot it feels like silk and in the morning feet feel silky and like you've had a real treat.
I use this product on a night once in bed, I apply a generous layer to the feet and pop some cotton socks on over it. This gives the feet a real treat and in the morning once socks are removed my feet are left feeling amazingly soft.
The main thing I love about this product is the gorgeous scent! The texture is the only problem as it is really thick but this could be a positive point to many people. A lovely foot product which I would recommend trying.
For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a selection of Burt's Bees goodies from my lovely boyfriend. Amongst these lurked to fantastic coconut foot creme which is rapidly becoming a favourite of mine.
The Burt's Bees companies credentials of being ethical, natural and environmentally friendly are definitely upheld by this product. The packaging proudly boasts that it's contents are 99.51%, paraben free and not tested on animals. These claims make me feel confident that I am not just using a product that is good for the condition of my feet but also for the wider world.
One of the first things that I noticed when using the creme was the fact that it wasn't really very cream like, more like a thick gel, almost with the consistency of honey. This meant that it wasn't very quickly absorbed into my feet so I had sit with them in the air for about fifteen minutes, looking a bit of a wally! I was however pleased with the results as my feet did feel somewhat softer after all of the creme had sunk in.
The second time I used it I decided to follow the instructions on the back of the tube for a more intensive treatment. This time I applied it just after a bath before bed and put cotton socks on over the top then left it overnight. I must admit I was seriously impressed by the results when I woke up. I have never felt my feet so soft, they really were like babies skin, even the hard patches on my heels and the balls of my feet appeared to be vastly softer. I will definitely use this product as an overnight foot treatment again in the future.
The smell is definitely one of the most striking things about the coconut foot creme. It is strongly scented of coconuts and mint, giving it an energising but relaxing aroma, which made me feel decidedly summery. The scent was very strong and after using it overnight my feet smelt lovely in the morning.
The individual retail price of this product appears to be around the £10 mark. Whilst I did really like the results I got after using it I'm not sure I could justify replacing it when I run out as there are other products out there which give similar results but at a lower price. However don't let this put you off if you want a truly luxurious foot lotion as this one definitely fits the bill.
From the start I want to say just how yummy this smells! Extremely coconutty with a minty hint. The smell really reminds me of a tropical beach holiday, it's just so good!
A 123g/4.34oz tube costs around £11/12 in the UK which is unfortunate. Our lucky American friends can buy a tube for about £6 (I always get friends and relatives to buy my burt's bees stuff when they're away). It is a pretty huge tube and you only need a pea-sized amount of product for each foot so I suppose for the price you are getting a long-lasting amount.
The product itself is almost of a gel-like consistency rather than a cream, in fact it looks a lot like honey! Only put a small amount on or your feet will feel very greasy. They recommend you apply this then put on a pair of cotton socks before bed, I don't though because I find my feet feel too warm and icky with socks over it and I don't think it would make much difference.
I'm in two minds about the actual effectiveness of this product. The soles of my feet don't feel much smoother in the long run (though they feel lovely and soft right after applying) but the top of my feet are very soft and smooth from using this. The smell lasts quite a while too, I can usually still catch a nice whiff of it in the morning after using it the night before.
I think overall this is the best foot cream I've used purely for the gorgeous coconut scent and the soft feeling immediately after using. The only real downside would have to be the price but comparing with other products a little of this goes a long way. I'd definitely recommend it to get soft, nice-smelling summer feet but try and find it on a good offer or get it from the US for an even better bargain.
A little bit about the product
This 99.4% natural Coconut Foot Crème with Vitamin E from Burt's Bees really is out of this world. There are many foot care products out there, but this one is a step ahead of the rest (pardon the pun). It is a moisturiser for even the hardest skin on your feet and is ridiculously rich and heavy because of the heavy oils in the ingredients. It is comforting and owing to the oil base, perfect for a nice foot massage (if you can stomach it, I can't tickly feet!). It also contains peppermint oil to refresh feet. You can purchase this from Boots, the manufacturers site online, or other online stockists.
Packaging / Price
The product comes in a 123g white plastic tube with a screw top lid. The tube is surprisingly heavy. It has the signature red and yellow stickering depicting coconuts. It costs just over £11
Vegetable glycerin, olive oil, oat protein, lanolin, water, coconut oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), peppermint oil, rosemary extract, fragrance
Application / Usage
To apply, you simply take a dollop and smooth into your feet, tops and bottoms and in to your toes. I have also found it to be good for elbows and knees.
Value for money
I think that the product does offer value for money. I wouldn't normally willingly pay £11+ for a foot cream, but my friend recommended it and I was on a spending spree and I was drawn in by the luscious smell, so I bought it. I think that if you use a little at a time (and a little does go a long way) it would last a while. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and I would estimate I haven't used more than a fifth of the tube, so it should last around 15 weeks which is almost 4 months.
The product smells and looks great, it has a lush thick gloopy consistency which just looks and feels rich and indulgent. It goes a long way, I don't think it is suitable as a regular daily moisturiser for your feet, I pair it with my moisture socks over night after using foot scrub and I awake to find refreshed, delicately scented, soft and nourished feet, without any hard skin on them. I probably use a little more than you should because I am leaving it on over night in the socks, but because it is winter my feet are particularly dry in keeping with the rest of the skin. I imagine in summer if I put less on I will be able to get away with it as a daily moisturiser. You will need to wash your hands thoroughly, as this product is greasy, but it is supposed to be and supposed to be very intense which I think it is. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has hard skin, perhaps even callouses on their feet.
I'm ashamed to admit my feet are really not pretty. 15 years of ballet and other dance has made the skin on my feet hard and rough. Normal footcreams don't even penetrate my skin, they try and battle their way through but fail and end up sitting on my feet until I give up and wipe them off. I got this foot cream in a gift set which I bought in the January sale in Boots, and had high expectations of it from my experience with other Burt's Bees products. I squeezed some on to my finger and was delighted to see how thick it was, more like a really thick gel than a lotion or cream. The smell was incredibly strong, very coconutty but with a strong smell of mint too. I rubbed it in and found it absorbed easily. It reminded me of the strong products designed for cracked heels, the ones that have urea and other disgusting things in. It left a thin layer of oil on the surface of my foot, which an hour later had been fully absorbed. The result: very smooth feet which smell gorgeous (you can even smell it through your socks!). Very little product is needed, so even though mine is only a tiny tube, it's lasted ages. I would say this is definitely worth paying a bit more for.
My partner does not really suck my toes or feet, I just thought it would be a nice catchy heading (I do not like feet, and would not want to precipitate the favour), I am not a foot sucker (each to their own i do not want to offend anyone)
Anyway Burts Bees Coconut footcreme with Vitamin E is exactly what the doctor ordered.
All of Burts Bees products are made with natural ingrediants and after trying a few of their other products i thought i would give this a shop.
The foot creme comes in a yellow tube of 4oz and has a picture of a coconut on and states burts bees coconut foot creme with vitamin E on the front. Each tube costs between £9.50 and £11.50 depending on where you buy it from (boots is the most expensive place to get it, so i tend to order off the internet).
On the back of the tube Burts Bees have wrote:
The deeply penetrating and emollient botanical oils include in Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme prevent dry, cracked and rough skin conditions.
It then has directions on how to apply (its not nuclear science), you rub the creme into the foot. On the back they do say apply liberally but you really do not need a lot (I think it is a money making ploy, to make you use more).
The creme has a sort of vasaline texture and smells quite strongly of coconut but it is not overpowering. The creme glides on really well and you massage it into your feet.
Once you have applied the product you are meant to put on cotton socks and sleep in them to get the real benefits. One word of warning once applied if you have wooden or laminate floor you will want to put on socks or slippers to stop you skidding all over the show, and if you have carpet fluff tends to get stuck to your feet.
This product is lovely if not slightly overpriced but you are paying for natural ingredients. I think you could get the same benefits from rubbing vasolene in and then putting socks on just won't smell as nice.
Anyway our feet all like to be pampered especially us women who live in high heels.
I like natural products. I like to think I am becoming one with nature as I slather on body products, rather than battling against it with chemicals. As such, Burt's Bees products are perfect and wholesome and lovely.
It really did start with a bearded hippy-looking guy named Burt and his bees. He sold honey to make ends meet. Now he's lord of a natural product empire (and apparently still has the hippy-looking beard). Well, empire might be stretching it, but it's a big operation that has stuck firmly to its original principles of natural products and sustainability. From the original lip balm the company expanded to a wide range of products that are listed on the website. The product I'm reviewing here is the Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme.
********The tube and its claims
The tube is the colour of butterscotch Angel Delight with Burt's Bees and Foot Creme in red writing. It contains 123g (4.34oz) which seems a little arbitrary and it is 99.7% natural. In the spirit of sustainability, the tube is recyclable (#2 plastics) and, of course, the product is not tested on animals. According to the main paragraph in bold, 'Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme helps prevent and protect dry, cracked and rough skin with deeply penetrating emollient botanical oils.' It promises 'the softest, smoothest feet you've ever experienced'.
If you're not interested in the ingredients avert your eyes for a moment. There aren't many actually and it reads more like a recipe than a list of ingredients: vegetable glycerin, sunflower seed oil, oat kernel protein, lanolin, coconut oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), peppermint oil, rosemary leaf oil, fragrance.
I won't be too graphic, suffice to say that like most people my feet get a little saharan sometimes. I have been known to cut bits of my heels with scissors but you should never do this. In any case, they were in dire need of some industrial strength assistance. I happened upon this Burt's Bees product in the States and the lady didn't seem to want to sell it to me - she kept saying 'it's quite thick you know'..'yes, ok'...'but it's quite thick'...'I think you said that'..'but'...'sell it to me woman before one of us dies'. So she did.
It's quite thick.
That's an understatement actually. I am instructed on the tube to 'apply liberally to rough and calloused skin of the feet before retiring and cover with cotton socks.' And so, rule-follower that I am, I did. The creme is the colour of honey but the consistency of molasses - you could probably store it upside down without its lid without fear of spillage. But that makes you feel like it's sturdy and it's going to do something. I slather it on my poor heels and put on socks (could be cotton, who the heck knows). You really need the socks because it doesn't sink in it just sits there. It doesn't feel like body lotion it feels more like melted plasticine, but in a good way. It smells lovely lovely lovely too - the coconut is the most distinctive smell.
Anyhoo, the next morning I whipped off my socks and sure enough they did feel softer (the feet not the socks) - it really made quite a difference. By the next day they were almost as they were before, but, I fancy, they weren't quite as bad.
So I recommend it as a natural product that works. I guess you'd have to use it every night to get the best benefit and who'd really want to go through that faff? But nevertheless it does what it promises which, especially for a natural product, is not to be taken for granted.
I have to say that I read in a magazine somewhere that you can do a similar overnight-sock method with vaseline. Haven't tried it, but I have to say it's probably cheaper, although it wouldn't smell as nice no doubt.
Ah there's always a cloud to every silver lining. You can get this product in the UK but you have to search it out and it's not cheap. At ciao you get sent to www.hqhair.com for it, where it's £11.50 which is fairly typical of natural product websites. So if you know anyone who's off to the US, get them to pick one up for the $9 that I paid.
I think that about covers it.
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme helps prevent and protect dry, cracked and rough skin with deeply penetrating emollient botanical oils /