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When it comes to my feet I have to openly admit right here and now that I don't take very good care of them at all. I mean don't get me wrong you wouldn't look at my feet and say yuk and to be fair my boyfriend who hates feet does like mine however I am aware that with summer coming up I should take a little extra care of my feet considering I'm wearing flip-flops and sandals more often than not of late.
This I spotted on Amazon.co.uk priced at £11.20 a tube (directly from Amazon including postage and packaging) and I decided to splurge on it as there wasn't anything else I fancied at the time I was looking to treat myself and I had dosh in the way of vouchers to spend (thanks Dooyoo for those by the way lol).
The tube is yellow and white in colour and has a white flip-top lid to the base of it and holds 100ml of the product (well it does in my size!). On the front of the tube there is a picture of leaves and we are told that it is Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion 'Lotion Pour Les Pieds, A La Menthe Powree' and that it is a 100% natural and the size is stated (as I have listed already). On the back of the tube other information listed includes being told how to use the lotion and the ingredients used, warnings are listed and contact details for Burts Bees are given as well as plenty of information listed in different languages too. Its a nice, easy to squeeze and informative enough tube this with a very unisex appearance to it.
The lotion Itself:
Well what can I say?? Usually I am left unimpressed by Burt's Bees products and the only reason I tried this out in the first place is cos I thought I'd take a punt on it and that it'd probably be ok but this is brilliant stuff and I can highly recommend it!
Packed full of naturals oils this white, easy to absorb lotion really does smell like fresh, sweet peppermint and the aroma is so strong that if you this near your eyes, they will probably water as do mine!
This is a slightly oily when in use lotion which means a very small amount is all that is needed per application. It absorbs like a dream, dries to the touch in seconds however feet really gently moisturised and for hours too without a greasy feeling just a hydrated feel from within. The fragrance lasts hours too, I can apply this a couple of hours before sleeping and when I wake up and for a couple of hours after that I can still freshly smell it before showering or whatever so this not only makes the skin feels soft, supple but also very clean and fresh too.
This makes the feet tingle so feel rejuvenated from the moment it is put on my feet so it sort of energizes the feet in a cool feeling way so this is not only great for moisturising the feet daily but also a good product for hot, tired, aching feet as the tingling takes ages to subside!
This for me is the perfect foot lotion and I shall certainly buy this time and time again in the future. After just one application and having a bath after using it my feet felt smooth and with daily use I am happy to report I sport no hard skin on my feet at all now and thats just from using it daily over a week! Also my feet feel fresher when this is on and keeps nasty niffs at bay and so my advice is don't be put off by the initial price of this, you'll understand its price from the moment you start using it and as you only need a small amount per application it will last you ages too!
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As some of you will know if you've read recent reviews of mine (okay, well I've been AWOL a couple of months, but you know what I mean!), I've been on a bit of a Burt's Bees kick after treating myself to a gift set from the brand.
Burt's Bees pride themselves on having almost completely natural products, and some of them I have really taken a liking to. On the other hand, some I've found especially over-priced and no more effective than something I could pick up cheaply from Boots.
I don't use a foot cream religiously, but it seems every summer I have terrible troubles with particularly disgusting feet. Continually switching between rubber flip flops and hot riding boots or trainers doesn't do my skin any favours, I know, and I usually end up peeling and disgusting. Not the most attractive look if you're wanting to wear cute sandals!
Having just returned home from a few months' travel, I ditched the foot products I had been using as I didn't want the weight in my bag, and what better time to try out the sample-sized Burt's Bees tube I had kicking around.
I didn't hold high hopes for this. Why not? I HATE why most foot lotions smell like peppermint? What is attractive about having minty feet? All it does is tell everyone within sniffing distance that you have trouble maintaining soft trotters, no thank you. Okay, okay, I know that peppermint is soothing and all that jazz, but seriously, I don't want to smell like a humbug.
And that's exactly what this smells like. Now we've established I hate minty scents for my feet, let's move on. To cream itself is very wet and slick, yet light. Combined with the surface of the feet not being as absorbent or porous as elsewhere on the body, this doesn't feel to me as though it ever really rubs in properly. Sure, it disappears into the foot without much rubbing, but I feel as though it is simply sitting on the top than really working deep down into the problem area.
Because of this, my feet do feel rather slippery afterwards. I tend to apply it at night, as I think most people do, and I do worry that it will rub all over my sheets and leave them smelling weird. I also learned after one time of nipping to the loo after applying that it's probably a really great way to break your neck on wooden or tiled floors!
Despite having soothing peppermint, I don't feel that this makes my feet feel any better if they are tired or, as the brand suggests, tingly, despite containing menthol designed to do this.
That aside, I used this for a couple of days and my feet did start to feel better. The hardened heels softened somewhat and the flaky, peeling skin, which obviously is still wishing to vacate my foot in the near future, doesn't look quite so repulsive and is actually "making progress" if you can put it that way. My feet do feel in general better and I wouldn't feel quite so grossed out about wearing flip flops! What's more, Burt's Bees claim that ingredients such as sodium bicarbonate help to neutralise foot odour. I've never been particularly stinky, but in the summertime that can only be a bonus.
Now for the major con. The pricetag. At on average £12 for 100ml, this is just out of my league. Being only a sporadic user of foot cream, I can no way justify paying that for this product, as the Boots Botanics cream I already have (and reviewed if you're interested) worked just as good if not better, being more soothing. If you are willing to pay that much, I've heard good things about the Body Shop's peppermint foot lotion which I'd guess has a similar pricetag.
I will continue to use this until it's run out, but clearly I won't repurchase. If you are interested, though, Burt's Bees can be found in department stores, larger Boots stores and online.
I'm a bit funny about my feet. I don't like anyone touching them and generally I try and ignore they're there. I read lots of reviews about the products people put on their feet and I am truly baffled as to why people bother to make their feet feel good. That was until I received my tube of Burts Bees peppermint foot lotion. I wasn't going to just leave a pot unopened so I decided to brave my feet and give it a go.
Peppermint foot lotion is designed to soothe tired feet. I don't wear a lot of high heels for long periods of time, but when I am on my feet for a long time, they do throb and I usually get around it by a soak in the bath. Instead I decided to use this foot lotion each night when I went to bed to see what would happen.
The packaging is a tube with screw lid at the base. There's nothing special about the tube and it almost looks like toothpaste until you read the label on it.
As I opened it for the first time, a strong whiff of peppermint went right up my nose. It smelled quite nice to be honest. Squeezing a small amount after I had read the instructions, I saw how close it looked to toothpaste as well.
Baffled I applied my small amount to the soles of my feet and massaged it all in all over my foot, paying more attention to the harder bits of skin.
It felt cold to the touch and then tingled slightly. As the product claims to soothe feet the coldness was to be expected. As I massaged the sensation quickly disappeared. The cream worked its way into my skin fairly easily, but I did find after doing both feet, I was going to have to wash my hands of the excess lotion, but my feet were still slightly damp, much like your body would be after applying moisturiser.
Gingerly I hopped to the bathroom to wash my hands as I didn't really want any excess left on my hands, after all this was a feet product.
I repeated this process over a week until my product had all gone. After the time, I could definitely say I could feel a difference in my feet. The particular hard bits of my feet such as the heels which are used to extra pressure, did in fact feel softer then they had a week ago.
I was surprised but secretly pleased that a product could make your feet feel different almost to the point of me liking my feet again.
A tube of Peppermint foot lotion will cost you £9.99 for a decent sized tube that will probably last you a couple of months going by the usage I had from my small tube. The product claims to be 100% natural as all Burts Bees products strive to be, containing lots of different oils and other bits and pieces.
I will be buying another tube of this but will probably wait until spring time so I can get my feet ready for summer so they can come out to play more often. For now they can hibernate through the cold months.
As I've mentioned in previous reviews, I bought a kit containing lots of mini sized Burt's Bees products. When my usual foot lotion ran out recently, I got quite excited, as it meant I could start using my tube of Burt's Bees Peppermint foot lotion!
The lotion comes in a tube like the one pictured with an orangey-yellow background and pictures and writing in shades of red, green and black. I must admit, I'm not too keen on the packaging of this, I think it looks a bit dated as well as a bit masculine, but I suppose it's the product inside that's important, not the tube it comes in.
Most of the Burt's Bees products are made with mostly natural ingredients, and this one tells me on the front that it is 100% natural, so you know that your skin is not being subjected to any harsh chemicals. There is a long list of ingredients in this lotion - peppermint oil, parsley oil, tea tree oil, menthol, and witch hazel to name just a few.
The peppermint oil is very cooling on the skin, which is why it is often used in foot products, as it will instantly soothe hot, tired feet. Parsely oil and witch hazel deodorize the feet, tea tree is an antiseptic, and menthol is invigorating. There are also several other ingredients that will deeply moisturise your feet, such as vitamin E.
The lotion is white in colour and has a strong peppermint smell, but you can also detect the beeswax undertones, as that is one of the ingredients that is in this, and many other Burt's Bees products.
The lotion is fairly thick, and as the tube I have is tiny, I had only really expected to get two or three uses from it, but it seems a little goes a long way, and I have been using it daily for over a week now. The cream absorbs quickly, with minimal rubbing in.
When I first applied the lotion, my first thought was that it was making my feet feel warmer (especially on the soles), rather than cooler. After a few minutes though, they did begin the feel cool and also very tingly, which is probably down to the peppermint. The smell, once it's out of the tube, reminded me of toothpaste if I'm honest, but it does settle down quite a bit once on the skin, and isn't too overpowering.
I have been applying this product before bed, and I have found that it has left my skin feeling quite a bit softer, even on my heels where I have slightly harder skin. I wouldn't say the results have been outstanding, but there is a noticeable difference there, and I think if I had a bigger tube, and was able to continue using it for a few more weeks, I would see better improvements. Another thing I like about this is that the cream isn't greasy at all, as it sinks in quickly I don't get that horrible greasy film on my feet that can often occur.
A 100ml tube of this cream costs £9.45 from www.naturallyfabulous.co.uk
Overall, I think this was a good product, and would have liked to have tried the full sized tube so I could see if the results got better over time. I don't think I would actually pay £9.45 for it, as I feel that is expensive for something that only offers quite average results. I was previously using a Sanctuary foot lotion, which only cost about £6 and offered similar results, so my feeling is, that there are cheaper alternatives to this one about.
Peppermint oil and menthol invigorate tired feet, while parsley leaf oil and witch hazel deodorize and soothe naturally / Enriched with botanical oils and vitamin E, this lotion deeply moisturizes and protects to eliminate rough, dry skin /