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Reviewed and recommended: New Feet (we secretly use for hands)

February 26, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 5 Comments

Truth In Aging's Anti-Aging Olympics nomination: Going the Distance

A friend called me this morning and said: "I've got a new product for you. It's a hand cream. Except its not, its for feet. And it makes me smell like a dead sheep. But, really, its fantastic."


She bought a pot of Bette K's New Feet on a check-out whim at Bigelow. Suffering from, as she puts it, hands that are so dry with painful, cracked skin around the nails, she was beginning to think nothing would work. Apparently New Feet has done the trick. She keeps a pot on her desk at the office. "I'm addicted."

The main ingredient in New Feet is lecithin, extracted from soy beans and a good source of vitamin B. There is oil from safflower plants and beeswax. Papaya enzymes help slough off dry and dead skin. Then there is lanolin, a softening agent and responsible for the sheep smell. The funny thing is that Bette K markets this product as "completely odorless". Hmm. Mind you, I've always thought my friend has a bit of a Princess and the Pea side to her.

Anyway, I've ordered a pot, will verify all odors and try it out as an elbow cream.
  • January 1, 2013

    by Marla

    I do like the product, however, must disagree that there is no odor! Will continue to use and recommend to others.

  • January 23, 2011

    by Marie

    My Daughter-in-law bought me a small jar of New Feet, because I got Plantar Fascitis from wearing Schechers Shape-ups shoes. I have been applying the cream now for about three weeks, and it has helped relieve the pain in my heels and arch. I apply it twice a day once in the morning and at night upon going to bed. I have received relief from the pain and can put weight on my feet when getting up in the morning, I am so thankful for this little jar. I don't know why it has helped but it has and I will continue to use it until I have no more pain and probably forever.

  • June 12, 2010

    by Tammy

    I just bought some Birki's yesterday and while @ the checkout, I saw this itty, bitty jar of "new feet". It claimed to do wonders for dryness so I decided to purchase it for $6.95 and boy howdy!!! Once I put it on my feet, instantly could tell my skin was soaking it in and now I see why it's sold in such a small jar. Doesn't take much at all!!! Love this stuff!!!

  • March 15, 2008

    by marta

    <p>Actually it is. My pot arrived a week ago and I've been using it for hands, heels and elbows. My elbows, largely neglected these past 48 years, are especially grateful.</p>

  • March 15, 2008

    by Lisa

    <p>this stuff is amazing... REALLY!</p>

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