And the best foot cream goes to… well, not yet, that’s too soon. Hey Y’all, this post is dedicated to all those who loves their feet, obsessed about their feet, likes to google other’s feet (haha!), or are suffering from calluses and dry cracked heels. Also, even for those who have unsightly feet, foot fetishes, or just simply are foot crazies. This post is for you and for all of us.
Admit it, it’s not every day that we get to have gorgeous and well-conditioned feet. Our feet take a lot of beating for the most part of our lives and it’s hard to make it look pretty or presentable all the time. A few weeks ago, my feet had been looking like the Sahara Desert. My heels were dry, cracked, and they were starting to hurt. It was also starting look slightly discolored. Oh my, what a disaster! like it’s not enough to have elephant feet, now I have Sahara/Nevada desert feet? Oh no, this can’t go on, I immediately went into resuscitating my feet and grabbed the nearest hand cream I could find. I wore socks at night to keep the moisture on my feet, however, even though the hand creams somehow helped, I wanted something a lot thicker and even more moisturizing. I’ve tried the good ol’ Vaseline but it’s too greasy and wouldn’t be absorbed by my feet easily. So, I embarked on a few weeks’ journey of looking and trying for some good foot creams. The result has been fun and interesting and has helped my feet back to its normal state or ever better.
Here’s what I found out.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream (5.2 oz $28) – This hefty foot cream has 15% Shea Butter and it smells like pure lavender. The tube looks similar to the popular L’Occitane Hand Cream, so be careful not to confuse the two. This is the first foot cream I purchased and it’s so creamy just like its hand cream cousin. It took a few minutes to be absorbed by my feet, but it felt good and it kept my feet hydrated which slowly healed my dry cracked heels. The lavender scent can be too much, even though it’s meant to be relaxing to the senses. Apart from that, I love that this tube is huge and that I can use it for a long time.
Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream (2.5 oz $15) – A cream that smells like sweet grapes or citrus, much similar to Aveda Hand Relief Cream. It smells really great at the beginning but it gets too sweet later on. This cream is tricky to use. The first time I used it, there was a lot of pilling, so much so that it was uncomfortable, annoying and messy. I realized that the trick to prevent pilling is to not put a lot of it. Just a little bit goes a long and this cream will work wonders. It’s creamy, it gets absorbed easily, and it makes the feet feel smooth the next day.
O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet Foot Cream (3.2 oz $8.84) – A cute and cheap foot cream that you can find almost anywhere. I expected a lot from this popular foot cream. It’s marketed as a cream for extremely dry feet, however, in my experience, it’s actually quite the opposite. I can’t seem to love this cream because even though it’s creamy to the touch, it was actually just sitting and waiting to be absorbed by my skin. Somehow it felt thin and couldn’t penetrate into my dried alligator feet. So off this goes to a friend. Ciao!
Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy Massage Balm (2.7 oz $26) – A luxuriously packaged foot and ankle cream that smells like fresh flowers and slightly cherryblossom-ish. The packaging is velvety and the cream has rice essence, Cupuaçu, and Shea Butter. It gets absorbed by my skin easily and it feels smooth and creamy. The scent is not overwhelming and you don’t need to use a lot of the product.
Sol de Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care (3 oz $27) – This cream is supposed to come with a foot board so you can exfoliate the dry rough areas of your feet. Unfortunately, and I don’t know why, mine came without any foot board. Even the ones that are currently sold in store don’t seem to have any included foot boards anymore. But anyway, this cream felt slightly less creamy and somewhat thin, but my skin absorbed it easily. The scent is not like the Bum Bum Cream, but more like the Açai Body Power Cream.
So, Here are the awards:
Best in Scent: Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy & Sol de Janeiro Foot Fetish Care
Most Creamy: L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
Runner Up for The Creamiest: Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream & Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy
Best in Value: Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream & L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
Best Overall: Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy Massage Balm (my most favorite of all)
So, there you have it! these are some of the best foot creams I’ve ever tried. Some are really good, while a few are somewhat meh. The good ones are what saved my feet from becoming a disaster. I’ve been using them regularly especially at night while rotating each brand from time to time.
The L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream is available at Sephora, Dermstore, Nordstrom, and L’occitane.com
The Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream can be found in Sephora
O’Keeffe’s Heathy Foot Cream is available here: Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, & Walgreens.
Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy Massage Balm is available only at Sephora
The Sol de Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care is also available only at Sephora
Have a great day everyone!
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