Wednesday, 11 September 2019

O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet

I have mentioned many many times about my love-hate relationship with feet, in truth it is more hate than love, but like the rest of my body, I do the best I can to look after them, mainly to avoid someone else having to touch them, but moisturise, exfoliate, scrub and when needed, massage. For the last few weeks or so, I have been using a brand called O'Keefes and their Healthy Feet range to keep my trotters in good condition.
O'Keefe's for Healthy Feet
O'Keefes is a brand with a 20-year history, found in an arid region on the California-Oregon border known as Klamath Basin.  A family-owned business whose formula came about when Tara, a pharmacist and her father Bill, a rancher, spent years creating and testing various formulations mixed in her kitchen until, many years later, she developed a product that worked better than any others. It is this basic formula that has become O’Keeffe’s Working Hands and, several years later, O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet, O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair and O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair.

Usually, as soon as the weather gets warmer I live and breathe in my Fitflops, but owing to an ankle injury, my feet have spent most of their time in trainers with an ankle wrap. That said, I have still constantly applied cream and exfoliated the skin once a week, as I would do my arms, legs and face. I was kindly sent a gift package from O'Keefe's to try and inside was the Healthy Feet Foot Cream and the Healthy Feet Exfoliating Moisturising Foot Cream in 85ml tubes.
O'Keefe's for Healthy Feet

Described as being a unique formula of moisturising ingredients guaranteed to improve dry, cracked skin. O’Keeffe’s foot cream (£8.49*) is designed to protect, hydrate and moisturise the skin on your feet, as O'Keefe's state "Parched, barren earth needs water - the same goes for rough, dry skin".
O'Keefe's for Healthy Feet

Healthy Feet contains a high concentration of glycerin and it draws in and retains moisture, which is necessary for healthy, hydrated skin. It also contains Allantoin which is designed to penetrate thicker and rougher skin on the feet to ensure that moisture is kept in.  I apply this cream to my feet once I have exfoliated and buffed any dead/dry skin away and depending on how dry the skin and my feet are, I sometimes apply a thick layer and then leave it on overnight under my moisturising socks.  There is no scent to this cream, though its formula is fairly thick.

The product that really intrigued me was the Exfoliating Foot Cream (£9.49*) because it has no exfoliating particles, is of a similar texture to the Foot Cream shown above and it smells absolutely incredible of Peppermint.

O'Keefe's for Healthy Feet
Rather than being a scrub in the traditional sense of the word, with this product, you apply it to your feet and don't wash it off, instead, you let it absorb and work its magic, the result being smoother feet, particularly around the heels, which is often my problem part.  This cream is incredibly refreshing on the skin, the Peppermint giving it that cool, fresh feeling as it is applied to the skin. 

What I like about both of these creams is that neither one of them is greasy on the skin when applied, they sink in without leaving much a trace behind, the only indication being the hint of peppermint from the Exfoliating Foot Cream.  I have really enjoyed getting to try both of these creams and as much as I don't like touching my own feet, it is a necessary evil, so I might as well have nice products to do it with.

What products do you use on your feet to keep them in good condition?

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