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I was very excited to try Me & the Girls Lavandula Revive Foot Softening Créme ($25). My feet need all the help they can get. I spend a lot of time barefoot and on my feet in a variety of footwear. Add my dry skin and the winter weather to that and you have one dehydrated Tiffany – a flaky mess!
This product is a thick, frosting-like yellow cream that turns into somewhat of a thick oil when worked into the skin. It is a pleasure to use and easy to rub into the skin, especially such dry areas as cuticles and nails. The product contains serious moisturizers, including shea butter (the number one ingredient) and cupuacu seed butter, along with avocado, olive, and coconut oils. Tea tree, spearmint, peppermint, and lavender oils also make an appearance. They give the cream a strong but pleasant minty-herbal scent that revitalizes and relaxes tired minds and toes, and provides a refreshing tingle. No nasty ingredients can be found here and many are organic.
As for its efficacy, I give it a 4/5. I love applying the foot cream; my skin immediately feels super silky and soothed. Cracks disappear, flakes are gone and scratchy cuticles become smoother if not entirely soft. I regularly applied this after my nighttime shower before heading to bed. The thick consistency means I wouldn’t put on shoes or walk around after using this, so plan to apply when you have some leisure time. It doesn’t sink in immediately, but it’s worth the extra time. I also used it on my elbows, knees, and hands.
My only issue is that I feel there hasn’t been much of a long-term benefit as I would have expected, and I am about 90% finished with my jar. At the end of each day my skin becomes dry and flaky again, despite using regular lotion in the morning and on my hands whenever I wash them. I would increase applications per day, but because of the consistency of the product I can only do that once a day in bed. And the amount (1.5 oz.) doesn’t make me feel like I can be especially liberal with my use of it.
Basically, if I felt I could regularly (every month or two) spend $25 on foot cream, I would keep purchasing it and would expect to see long-term improvement gradually, but I can’t afford that. I will enjoy my remaining 10% and keep it in mind as a special treat purchase in the future. Recommended, if you have the wallet for it.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)*, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu Seed Butter)*, Olea Europaea (Olive Fruit Oil)*, Persea Americana (Avocado Oil)*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint Leaf Oil)*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Oil)*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Leaf Oil)*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax)*, Vitamin E - Tocopherol
*98% NOP Certified Organic Ingredients