“ Brand: Burt's Bees / Type: Foot Lotion / Suitable for: Foot „
I received this Burt's Bees peppermint foot lotion as part of a set I was given for Christmas. I was excited to try the products as they are known for their good quality and natural ingredients. I was particularly excited about this peppermint foot cream because I particularly love peppermint foot products because they soothe my often tired feet.
The design is the tube is consistent with the items on offer from this range. It comes in a flexible plastic tub which is coloured yellow and white. It has a screw top lid and branding on both sides of the tube. This design makes it easy to use and it stands out amongst other beauty products as yellow tends to be an unusual colour, particularly for a peppermint scented product.
The cream has a lovely thick consistency which is exactly what I liked in a foot cream. It has a very strong punchy mint smell to it which is very pleasant and refreshing. The cream has a lovely rich creamy feel to it which is lovely when applied to tough, tired skin. The peppermint makes your skin slightly tingle which is a nice sensation on tired feet and it leaves them smelling very fresh too.
I find that this cream helps to relieve the feeling of tiredness and aching when used on my feet. I am a busy student who has several jobs where I do an awful lot of standing and moving around so for me this is an absolute blessing. My feel are also left feeling soft and supple and it hydrates the often dry skin I get on the heel of my foot.
The only real catch with this product is that it is by no means a cheap cream. In fact, it retails at around £12.00 for a 100ml tube which is definitely a high price to pay. I'm glad to have tried it and have really enjoyed using the product. That said I'm not sure I can justify the high price given that I am a poor student. I think if I was to treat myself this would be the product I would choose, but for now that is but a distant dream.
In the summer my feet get hot after a long day at work and I use Burt's Bees peppermint foot lotion to help relieve them. You can pick up a 100ml tube of the lotion for around £11.99 in most major department stores and also on Amazon and in Boots.
The lotion comes in a white plastic tube that is decorated with flowers and leaves. It has a screw top plastic lid that is easy to use and does not clogg. The tube dispenses the product well and can be stood on its lid. As will all Burt's Bees products the ingredients are not tested on animals and they do not use and parabens, sulphates, phthlates or petrochemicals. The ingredients of the peppermint foot lotion are:
aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, stearic acid, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) bark extract, sodium bicarbonate, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, carum petroselinum (parsley) leaf oil, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) peel wax, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, parfum (fragrance), sucrose stearate, glucose, xanthan gum, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), sodium borate, sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, limonene
The product is very thick in consistency, not as I thought a lotion would be, these tend to be thinner in consistency in my experience. The lotion is easily absorbed into my feet and after a few moments you get a tingly feeling all over the foot which is very refreshing, cooling and soothing on my tired feet. The smell of peppermint is very strong and tends to linger for quite sometime. I find that the lotion is also very good at softening your skin and I sometimes put on an bit extra, put a pair of socks on and leave for a while, which helps to make my feet even softer, the fact that the lotion contains beewax helps to soften any hard skin you may have on your heels as well.
The lotion contains white hazel and tea tree along with parsley and sodium bicarbonate that is supposed to prevent and help with foot odour, though I cannot comment on how effective this is as in summer I tend to wear sandals and do not suffer with smelly feet.
Overall I would recommend this product to others, it helps relieve achy and tired feet, whilst having the added benefit of moisturizing them, it is well priced and smells great, plus the product does not contain any nasty chemicals.