If you don't know what winter foot is, well, count your lucky stars and go back to your paradise over the mountain. I'm assuming it looks like a nail salon, smells like a bakery, and appears like it was shot through one of those Vaseline-covered lenses they use to shoot soap stars and aging divas.
The rest of us, though, tend to get dry, cracked, unsightly footies in the wintertime, and need a little help. I decided to see if Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme could deliver the goods.
Does It Work?
Texture, Feel, and Smell:
Regular readers will know that I'm not generally a fan of the standard coconut oil smell. I use straight coconut oil to deal with my keratosis pilaris, and I like the results, but I don't care for the feel or the smell. Well, all I can say is that if Burt's Bees ever comes out with a KP treatment, I might give up the coconut oil altogether, because this stuff smells amazing. Way less macaroons and way more Hawaiian Tropic, if you get what I'm saying.
Now for application: this is a thick, greasy cream, so sit down before you put it on. When it comes out of the tube, it looks like honey and coils in your palm like toothpaste, but as soon as you apply it to your skin, it sinks right in. You'll want to put on clean white socks afterward to seal in the moisture -- and also to keep from skating all over your house like a kid on a Slip 'N Slide. Afterward, you'll have to wash your hands, or you'll wind up smearing product all over everything you own. Trust me on this; I learned it the hard way. If this review looks disjointed, it's probably because my keyboard is sticking together.
It's worth any minor inconvenience, though, to have baby-soft feet that smell like summertime.
Bang for Your Buck:
Price: $7 and under.
Is It Worth It?
To be honest, I would buy this product for the scent alone. The fact that it does what it's supposed to do is almost secondary, but I am enjoying my new, softer footies.