Product Type: Burt's Bees Leg & Foot Care
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Pampering at a price
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme with Vitamin E
Member Name: scooch12
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme with Vitamin E
Advantages: Softens skin well and makes them feel pampered
Disadvantages: Price, only an average cream - it doesn't stand out from the rest to me
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.
Thanks for reading :o)
Summary: Average and very highly priced
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