Many of us grew up using the classic peppermint foot cream but, if you are like me, it’s been hard to find a cruelty free and vegan replacement. Out of Africa is a great cruelty free brand with lots of vegan options. Their products are made with unrefined shea butter, and a portion of profits go to help programs in West Africa. I was sent the Out of Africa Peppermint & Tea Tree Shea Butter Foot Cream to try out recently. As someone who works out often, my feet could definitely use some pampering. I worked this foot cream into my nightly routine to see how it would help improve the skin on my feet.
Claims: “Bring cracked, dry heels back to baby soft with Out of Africa’s new Shea Butter Foot Cream. Created to provide 100% natural relief and relaxation for tired feet, this restorative cream is enriched with 20% pure and unrefined shea butter for exceptional comfort and renewal. Roughness will fade away as ultra-nourishing shea softens to deep treat. With the addition of peppermint, mint, rosemary and tea tree oils, Out of Africa’s Shea Butter Foot Cream will create a refreshing, cooling sensation perfect for sole stress relief. These anti-microbial oils will also keep feet smelling fresh. With continued use, feet will feel hydrated, silky soft and soothed with redness, achiness and irritation reduced.”
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Ingredients: WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (Shea Butter), GLYCERYL STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, MENTHOL, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH-20, OLEA EUROPAEA (Olive) FRUIT OIL, CAPRYLIC / CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (Safflower) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS (Aloe Vera) LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA PEPERITA (Peppermint) OIL, XANTHAN GUM, TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E), PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM BENZOATE
Pros: Very creamy and hydrating formula. Fresh peppermint scent. Very soothing and cooling. Cruelty free brand. Vegan formula.
Cons: If you don’t like peppermint, this may not be the best foot cream for you.
The Verdict: When I first used the Out of Africa Peppermint & Tea Tree Shea Butter Foot Cream, I immediately noticed how creamy it was. It was really thick, but still felt very smooth and was easy to apply. It didn’t feel at all greasy and it absorbed quickly into my skin. The scent of peppermint and tea tree was really invigorating. I happen to like these scents, so I really enjoyed that part of it. Shortly after applying the foot cream, a cooling sensation started. It was actually really relaxing and soothing. I work out frequently and my feet are often sore, so this was a nice treat for them. After one use, I felt that my feet felt softer and more moisturized. After a week or so, I felt that they visibly looked more hydrated and smooth.
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