O’keeffe’s foot cream reviews

Overall score: 86/100

Tested March 2019

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This O’Keeffe’s heel balm claims to relieve extremely dry, cracked feet with its concentrated formula. The product claims to instantly boost moisture levels and helps to create a protective layer on the skin to prevent further moisture loss. The formula is non-greasy and is also suitable for diabetics.

It comes in both a jar and a tube format allowing you to choose your preferred packaging type and it’s unscented. It also comes with a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with the performance of the product!

£8.49

Available from: boots.com

GHI EXPERT VERDICT

Coming top in our lab test for improvement in moisture barrier function, testers also agreed that their heels felt smoother and more hydrated at the end of the test. Over 84% of testers found the texture of the product pleasant, noting that it didn’t feel too greasy and absorbed quickly into the skin. Despite its fragrance-free formula, over 76% of testers found that the product also helped with foot odour! Testers were impressed that their feet and heels looked and felt better within 2-3 days of using the product and their skin continued to improve throughout the test.

RATINGS

  • Ease of use: 4/5
  • Design: 4/5
  • Instruction: 4/5
  • Performance: 4.5/5

WE LIKED

  • Provided long lasting hydration to the skin
  • Fragrance-free formulation meant less chance of irritation with sensitive skin
  • It’s suitable for diabetics

WE DISLIKED

  • Worked better with socks, rather than on its own
  • There was some residue left on the hands
  • Some found it a little difficult to squeeze out the tube sometimes

All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.

According to the brand, the concentrated foot cream is formulated with increased levels of Allantoin, which is an ingredient that helps deliver moisture to rough skin. The fragrance-free cream is designed to heal skin within a matter of days and should be applied to exfoliated skin after bathing for best results.

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Amazon customers have been loving the results, with some even sharing impressive before and after photos of their newly-refreshed feet.

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“I’m not one to write a review, but this product is absolutely amazing,” one reviewer raved. “The proof is in the pictures.”

Some suggested using a foot file before applying the cream for maximum smoothness.

“With a little filing, they look almost new!” one reviewer wrote. “This is only the first week, and I’m compelled to post a review. Finally, a foot cream that works!”

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Users claim the cream also helped get their feet back in shape for sandal season well before the warmer months have even arrived.

“My feet haven’t looked this good and felt this soft in ages,” another reviewer wrote. “It’s true it has no scent which is great and it works exactly as advertised! I can’t get over it!”

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Others pointed out that results may take slightly longer if you do not exfoliate, though you should still see improvements with regular use.

“After four weeks my feet have never been better,” a reviewer wrote. “They are still a little surface dry, probably because I only use it at night, but there are ZERO cracks in them. I haven’t used a pumice stone or gone to get a pedicure since I started using it, so my results are only because of the lotion.”

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Whether we’d like to admit it or not, we all get dry, rough feet in the Winter sometimes, and with O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream, we can all seek repair from damage and cracks, rough patches, and flakes.

Similar to their bestselling Hand Cream, the foot cream works to create a protective barrier and nourish any damages for even the most dry, cracked, and irritated feet.

The best part? It starts working within only a few days, and you can expect damaged and cracked feet to turn into post-pedicure worthy dogs in no time (male or female).

While normally I’m on the hunt for the latest and best hand creams and creams or serums designed for the face, when I started noticing dry feet despite exfoliating and my best attempts to soothe and repair, I knew it was time for a new product.

O’Keeffe’s Foot Cream is not only budget-friendly, with close to 8000 reviews and a nearly perfect 5 star rating, purchasing one was not a tough choice.

So is O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream worthy of it’s perfect reviews and as good as the hand cream?

We reviewed first to test it out so you wouldn’t have to.

Review: O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream is a highly concentrated and deeply nourishing cream that relives your feet and toes, even the most dry, rough, cracked, damaged, and in need of “foot therapy.”

Whether it is from working in a certain industry, wearing uncomfortable shoes, standing or walking a lot, the weather, or simply natural dryness that happens to us all, we all need help sometimes in repairing damage with our feet that over time can become quite painful and create tension, redness, calluses, and other unsightly issues.

We may ignore it or try several treatments, some which can be fairly expensive, that simply fail to even work at times. But if it does not go away and you’re still in pain, there is no reason to stay that way.

When I first heard about O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream (and it was the first time I was in need of a product for the feet and toes), it was after doing research on their famed hand cream that soothes and repairs even the most damaged and cracked working hands.

With a reference like that, plus all the reviews and the modest price point, I was sold very easily.

Image Credit: O’Keefe’s

As a bonus, they are sold in packs of different sizes ranging from 1- 12 for value, so if you and/or your whole family love it, you can get an even better value.

My first time trying it out, it was rich in texture without being greasy, sticky, or too heavy on the feet. It did not feel irritating or create any reaction even with very sensitive skin.

It felt extremely soothing and was completely odorless (I see this as a positive with a foot cream), and the best part was after a few minutes, it felt fine to start walking around without any slip, put socks, slippers, or booties on, and no residue came off on any sheets, linens, or surfaces.

You can put it on twice daily and in the morning if you prefer, I personally used it once a day before bedtime and then added socks (exfoliating first for added benefits), and it felt amazing.

Within a few days, my feet felt smoother, softer, and looked visibly more repaired without any redness and no cracks or any scaly texture.

For those with more significant damage, you may have to wait a week or so to start seeing a significant change or final difference in the appearance, but should definitely start noticing relief and healing benefits within only a couple or few days of use.

It not only felt and looked great, the price seemed like a steal in comparison to more expensive pedicure and salon treatments available that either do not work or you have to keep getting every couple of weeks.

Image Credit: O’Keefe’s

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream: Ingredients and Benefits

The main ingredient contained in O’Keefe’s Foot Cream is Allantoin, which deeply nourishes and hydrates the feet and toe area and helps to create a protective barrier to prevent against future damage. The ingredients used are non-toxic and safe for those with even very sensitive skin, and those prone to different allergies. They are mainly designed to help treat and repair any dry, rough patches, scales of skin, irritation and relieve any discomfort on your feet and toes.

With that in mind, here are a couple of key ingredients in the Healthy Feet Foot Cream and their benefits with use:

Allantoin

  • Allantoin is found in high concentrations in O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream, and designed to deeply nourish and repair very dry and rough feet
  • Non-irritating and safe and gentle for even the most sensitive skin types and topical conditions (including eczema)
  • Anti-bacterial for the foot and toe areas: prevents and treats breakouts, blemishes, and infections by fighting acne-causing bacteria
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits: aids in healing wounds, rashes, and any irritation on the skin (should not be applied directly to open blisters)
  • Increases smoothness and helps the overall texture of the toes and foot
  • Removes dead skin and build up on the surface of the skin, exfoliating gently to remove any rough skin or flakes
  • Prevents further and future itchy or flaky skin
  • Very safe for sensitive skin- non toxic and non allergenic ingredient
  • Deeply hydrates the skin on the feet and toes and helps in restoring any depleted hydration, dryness, or rough patches and scales on the skin
  • Soothes and nurtures the skin, creating a protective barrier that helps protect further damage (i.e. weather, footwear)

Glycerin

  • Treats bacteria, topical skin infections, rough patches, scaly skin, and very dry skin on the feet
  • Safe for all skin types including dry skin, combination skin, sensitive skin, and acne-prone skin, gentle and nourishing for the feet (and body or hands if desired)
  • Helps soothe any redness on the skin and topical irritation during and after application
  • Feels soothing, calming, and nourishing when applied
  • For dry and dehydrated feet: helps to attract moisture to the skin, provide hydration, with a strong hydration hold and help deeply replenish the feet and toes to provide relief
  • Anti-bacterial benefits: helps to treat any bacteria, acne, and kill any potential bacteria that may cause further irritation, itch, dryness, or discomfort
  • Provides relief for foot itch and general discomfort

Image Credit: O’Keefe’s

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream: Pros and Cons

Overall, O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream truly lives up to its name and hype just like its hand cream counterpart and soothes, nourishes, and repairs even the most cracked, damaged, and dehydrated feet for both men and women. Whether you are someone who participates in a lot of heavy sports, wears uncomfortable shoes, or simply suffers from rough and dry feet on a regular basis that seems to resist all other forms of treatment, O’Keefe’s Foot Cream is a budget-friendly solution to cure and repair all the damage.

With that in mind, while it is is hard to find many downsides to using the product, here are a look at some key pros and cons to bear in mind prior to purchase:

Pros

  • The creams are sold in packs in different sizes from 1 to 12 units, so if you love this product, you can really stock up on a discount
  • The texture is creamy and rich without feeling sticky, greasy, or overly heavy on the feet (you can start walking around within a few minutes without any issues)
  • Only a small amount of O’Keefe’s foot cream is needed for use as it is quite rich for the foot, and it can be applied to the toes and toe area as well
  • O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream has the added bonus of working very quickly, so if you are in pain and looking for quick and immediate relief, this is an ideal solution
  • Helps to heal cracks, very dry rough feet, scaly skin, flaky patches, and calluses (can work for even the most dry and damaged feet)
  • Does not contain any scent or fragrance
  • While it is not marketed this way, in a pinch a lot of customers use O’Keefe’s Foot Cream on the hands as well (the ingredients are nearly identical, it is just slightly richer)
  • Creates a protective barrier on the feet to prevent against future damages and irritation
  • If applied after washing and exfoliating the feet, the cream is even more absorbing and penetrates the feet with even more moisture and hydration
  • A great option for those who have seemed to try everything and every option with no success, as both men and women swear by its ability to heal and repair even the most dry, rough, and cracked feet after trying other creams, serums, and even salon treatments and pedicures
  • Perfect for those who live in hot environments or wear heels or irritating footwear often, as it can repair a lot of the damage caused by uncomfortable shoes
  • O’Keefe’s Foot Cream feels soft, silky, and extremely repairing when you apply it and afterwards, and does not create any mess or get on your sheets/linens at night
  • You can apply it every night (or as often as desired) as a treatment solution without worrying about any messes or spills
  • You can wear socks a few minutes after applying the cream, again without worrying about any spills, messes, or damages to the socks (or residue)

Cons

  • The cream will soften corns, but not remove them, and should not be applied to blisters or wound areas
  • If you use this and do not have very dry or dehydrated feet, the cream may just feel greasy or sticky when applied, so it’s important to only use it if there is a specific need

Image Credit: O’Keefe’s

O’Keeffe’s Money Back Guarantee Policy

If you have very sensitive skin or have not used O’Keeffe’s products in the past, the return and exchange policy in this case may be a highly important factor for you.

The manufacturer, O’Keefe’s, has a strong return and exchange policy that honors full refunds upon dissatisfaction or allergy, and this policy favors the consumer, both new and returning.

If you are dissatisfied with the use of O’Keefe’s Happy Feet Foot Cream, or if it does not work for your feet to provide moisturizing, hydrating, or general skincare benefits, or you experience any product allergy or reaction to the formulation, you may elect to return it at any time.

In this case, you will receive a full refund equal to the entire purchase price of the item, if purchased via Amazon (it can’t be guaranteed to apply to individual stores or merchants).

In this case, the formulation of Happy Feet Foot Cream was very gentle, and fine to use even with very sensitive skin and acne-prone skin and did not cause any irritation or breakouts, but spot testing is definitely recommended with any topical skincare product. However, it’s important to note it is extremely gentle and designed for even the most sensitive skin types in mind.

Image Credit: O’Keefe’s

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream: Worth It Winner?

When you are in need of the best foot cream for your money to treat rough, cracked, and extremely dry or red feet, O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream seems to beat all of the competitors, along with working in the fastest amount of time.

Using this was not only extremely gently, nourishing, repairing, and soothing, it was nice to have an odorless cream that felt fine to walk around with or put socks on over after use within only a few minutes.

Even wearing heels quite often and suffering from very cracked, red, dry feet (which tend to get even worse during cold months), and trying different lotions, gels, exfoliating treatments, and pedicure options, I found that for a fraction of the price O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream solved all of these issues within only about a week and provided some some comfort within only a few days of use.

Many other users with even more damaged feet (or those who work in certain industries that can cause more severe damage), have reported- with before and after photos- incredible changes in severely damaged toes and feet, including extremely rough and cracked patches of skin and reporting relief from severe discomfort.

For it’s gentle formula, ability to soothe, heal, repair, and relieve all damage for even the most damaged and rough feet and toes, we give O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream a 5/5, and the best part is it is probably the best of its category for the lowest price possible.

Highly recommended!

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Have you ever heard the expression, “Kick up your heels?” It’s meant to signify something positive, but when you have dry, cracked heels, that’s probably the last thing you’d want to do. You don’t want to kick those dry heels up for everyone to see—you want to hide them and wallow in shame (or at least I do). My feet are always a bit dry, but lately, the dryness has escalated into a huge crack in my right heel. So when Cyber Monday rolled around yesterday, I briefly considered buying a foot cream. But then I thought, what’s the difference between body lotion and foot cream? Couldn’t I just use hand cream on my feet?

That got me thinking about why companies make hand creams and foot creams. Is there merit to it, or is it just another thing they want to sell you? Could hand cream work on your feet, if it was thick and hydrating enough? And could foot cream work on your hands, as long as it wasn’t overly thick and greasy?

I sent my dad the ingredients for O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream and O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet foot cream to see what he thought.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream ingredients

water, glycerin, stearic acid, dimethicone, ceteth-10, laureth-4, paraffin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, allantoin, ammonium hydroxide, octyldodecyl stearate, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, acrylates/acrylamide copolymer, boric acid, mineral oil, polysorbate 85

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet foot cream ingredients

water, glycerin, stearic acid, dimethicone, ceteth-10, laureth-4, allantoin, ammonium hydroxide, paraffin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, octyldodecyl stearate, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, acryaltes/acrylamide copolymer, boric acid, mineral oil, polysorbate 85

My Dad the Chemist’s thoughts on O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream vs. O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet foot cream

Dear Emily, these two formulas should contain the same amount of moisturizer ,the difference is additional “paraffin” (is a moisturizer too)which provides a protective layer for the skin and help retain moisture longer. I’ll use hand cream for as foot cream too (the cost should be close)
Love,
Dad

My dad thinks that O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream and O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet foot cream are largely the same, except that the hand cream also includes an extra ingredient: paraffin. Paraffin is also a moisturizer that protects the skin and helps it retain moisture. Therefore, he recommends using the hand cream as a foot cream, since it contains this extra moisturizing ingredient. Edit: Thanks to a comment from a reader, it appears that my dad was saying that the hand cream contains may contain more/additional paraffin (since paraffin appears higher in the ingredient list) so it may be more moisturizing than the foot cream. Another reader pointed out that the main difference between these two products was allantoin, which appears higher in the ingredient list in the foot cream vs. the hand cream. Read more about the benefits of allantoin here.

Hand cream vs. foot cream: The final verdict

All of this convinced me that I didn’t need to spring for a dedicated foot cream, because I already own O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream. I decided to try applying that to my dry heels at night, instead of buying a foot cream.

I can think of only a few reasons why you might want to opt for a dedicated foot cream or a dedicated hand cream when all you have is one or the other (e.g., you want to apply non-hand-cream to your hands or apply non-foot-cream to your feet):

  • you only own runny body lotion (akin to CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion, not a body or hand cream like O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream. You need something that would be thick enough to soak into the thick skin of your feet.
  • you own a foot cream, and it’s too thick and greasy to use on your hands

In my case, I was able to use O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream on my feet, with good results so far. I actually never noticed that this product contained paraffin until my dad pointed it out. Paraffin always makes me think of melted candle wax. When I rub it into the crack in my heel, it feels like it’s actually filling in the crack, which is nice. After I apply it, I simply slip a sock over it and go to sleep.

I did it last night and it in the morning, I saw marked improvement in the crack in my heel. I’m going to continue using it and seeing how it works out. If it doesn’t continue to improve, I might just have to give the foot cream a go. But for now, I think the hand cream will do just fine.

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O’KEEFFE’S Working Hands Cream has gone down a storm on Amazon, with many hailing it a miracle product.

The jar of O’Keefe’s Working Hands costs only £6.56 on the e-tailer – and has been selling like hot cakes.

5 O’Keeffe’s hand cream has been hailed a miracle worker by reviewersCredit: Amazon

  • O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream 96g, Amazon, £6.56, buy now

The purse-friendly product also comes with free shipping, making it an even more tempting deal for those with hands that are suffering.

The listing describes the cream as having a “high concentration of Glycerin which retains moisture”, and that it contains “Allantoin, an odorless, non-toxic, non-allergenic skin-protectant”.

The Working Hands cream works by creating a “protective barrier on the skin’s surface” and it “improves the health of your skin; instantly boosts moisture levels and helps prevent further moisture loss”.

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Fans of the product have been sharing their before and after pictures – proving how effective the hand cream actually is.

An Instagram user named Mike, who goes by oldhammerwoodwork, shared his transformation after only three days, and the results were instantly noticable.

5 An Amazon reviewer left pictures of his hand prior to using the creamCredit: Amazon 5 The moisturising capabilities of the hand cream is evidentCredit: Amazon

An Amazon reviewer called Mr D Winter left his before and after images under the listing.

He claims he has thrown away all of his other products and “will use this from now on”.

Mr Winter added that it is “BRILLIANT”.

5 Reviewer Pete Hiley was impressed with his hand cream 5 This user claims it is “excellent for dermatitis”Credit: Amazon

The budget cream has also been hailed as excellent for dermatitis, which is good news for sufferers.

O’Keeffee’s cream is available in a value sized tub for £8.99, and there is also a foot cream alternative for those who suffer with cracked feet.

The consistency of the product is quite thick, which means it can be used on other parts of the body such as the elbows, but it has not been tested for the face.

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