L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
For all of the obvious reason, we are huge fans of Shea Butter based foot creams. Shea Butter is widely recognized as the premier moisturizer and skin protector for dry foot skin and heels. The L’Occitane name is not new to us and we are a fan of the fact that they use all natural and organic ingredients as much of the best foot creams do these days. We were somewhat skeptical about whether or not the Shea Butter alone would provide enough of a therapeutic treatment for dry, cracked heals but we were certainly eager to give it a shot.
For foot creams to rank among the world’s best these days, they must be able to rapidly treat and heal the severly dry and cracked skin common to the heel area of the foot. Shea Butter is an amazing softener of difficult skin and and even better moisture sealant, but it is not known to actually treat the cracked tissue itself. And it was that aspect that we were interested to see how the L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream would respond.
To our displeasure, our initial concerns were confirmed. This cream is a quality and luxurious cream that absorbs wonderfully and is comfortable to wear, but it is not for the treatment of severe dry and cracked skin. Our skin was left soft and protected, but on almost all of the severe skin damage areas, the product came up short. It improved the areas and clearly Shea Butter is a wonderful ingredient, however to treat the really severe cracking, Shea Butter should be combined with other wound healing ingredients.
The product was moderately priced and offered a fair amount of product. If your feet are not really dry, and you just need a periodic maintanence we would recommend this product, but not more than any other foot cream that uses Shea Butter. Overall this is an average foot cream with average results. If you choose to purchase it do so at your own risk and undertand what this foot cream will do, and what it WILL NOT do.