Disclosure: I have received a Baby Foot foot peel for purposes of review.
As soon as I became aware of Baby Foot, I wanted to try it! Baby Foot is an exfoliating foot peel that’s wildly popular in Japan. Forget foot baths, pedicures, foot files and pumice stones. Baby Foot promises baby-soft feet with no physical exfoliation. It’s a gentle skin peel made from fruit acids that painlessly and effortlessly peels away dead, dry, and rough skin on your feet.
Does it work? I couldn’t wait to find out.
Read on for my experience and review of Baby Foot!
NOTE: If you are bothered by photos of bare feet or skin peeling, you may not wish to continue. For the rest of you who want to know if it works… read on!
How does Baby Foot work? The Baby Foot kit consists of two plastic booties filled with a clear gel. You put the booties on for one hour, then wash the gel off. Then, you wait. Peeling commences a few days later, and it will continue on its own until the dead skin on your feet sheds itself off. Easy enough.
Before I began, I figured I’d better take some “before” photos. I’m the kind of person who goes barefoot all the time when I’m home, and after a summer of running around barefoot outside, working in my garden, taking martial arts classes, you name it – my feet were dry and in need of some attention:
Day 1 – 9/17/14:
Baby Foot’s instructions recommend soaking your feet in water before you begin. In reading through other reviews online, one hour seemed to be the average time other people were recommending. I set my feet in a bowl of warm water and kicked back on the couch for an hour.
Then, I dried my feet off and put the Baby Foot booties on. The directions instruct you to put a pair of socks on over the booties to hold them in place. It also recommends not walking around with the booties on — this is good advice. Your feet feel like they’re swimming in a slippery bag of jelly, and walking at this point could actually be dangerous. So, I again sat on the couch for another hour. (Good thing I’m a blogger – I worked while Baby Foot worked its magic…)
After the hour was up, I carefully toddled into the bathroom and removed the socks and booties in the bathtub. I rinsed my feet off, and then… I waited.
Days 2 through 4 – 9/17/14-9/20/14: Nothing happened. I wasn’t discouraged yet, because many other reviews I’ve read claim that you won’t see any changes until the fourth or fifth day after the peel. You are recommended to soak your feet each day in water to help loosen the layers of dead skin though, so each day, I’d soak my feet in warm water for an hour. I did this every night until the peel was complete. The directions also recommend not using lotion, as moisturizing your feet can prevent the dead layers from peeling away. They also recommend wearing socks, especially once the peeling begins. I wore socks each day too.
Day 5 – 9/21/14: On the fifth day, I took my socks off and saw that the peeling was beginning:
Excellent. I looked forward to seeing what would happen tomorrow.
Day 6 – 9/22/14
Things really started to happen now. Baby Foot’s instructions advise not peeling pieces of skin off with your fingers, but I can tell you that it’s very tempting to want to do so..! I tried to resist the temptation and let Baby Foot work its magic. It was definitely doing something. To avoid grossing out everyone else in the house, I also wore socks anytime I wasn’t photographing my Baby Foot progress.
Day 7: 9/23/14
This evening, after I did my nightly warm water soaks for an hour, I noticed a lot of skin falling off in the footbath. I was also traveling for work this week, so I had to continue my soaks away from home. I improvised by asking for a clean wastebasket liner and filling the room’s wastebasket with warm water. (Hey, it worked.) This was the day I saw the most peeling. After I soaked, I took a shower. When I ran my hands over the soles of my feet, skin peeled off in enormous, large flakes and sheets. It was morbid and delightful at the same time. I was really happy that I was showering in a hotel room after I saw how much skin had accumulated in the shower drain! I had to clean the drain out afterward, or it’s quite possible that the hotel maid may have thought I skinned a small human being in the tub. This was, by far, the day I shed the most skin.
Day 8: 9/24/14
All day long, I could feel the skin peeling off my feet into my socks when I’d wiggle them inside my shoes. I should add that this process never hurt, tingled, or stung at all – it was comfortable, just a little strange.
Day 9: 9/25/14
On this day, the peeling had really slowed down. My feet were noticeably softer and I was pretty happy with the results.
In the days and weeks since I used Baby Foot, my feet have stayed soft. I took the above photos a couple days ago after taking a shower — this is without lotion or moisturizer. My feet have stayed soft and pink! I’ve ever been able to achieve this level of soft skin with traditional foot treatments like pumice stones or the PedEgg.
I would definitely use this again if my feet returned to their dry state again, but I’m also using lotion regularly now to prolong this new, soft-skin state. At $25, Baby Foot costs less than the cost of a pedicure. And, unlike many dry-foot-skin remedies or solutions, this really works! For these reasons, I have to rate Baby Foot as a pretty good value. After seeing my baby-soft feet, guess who else in my household wants to try this next? My husband.
You can Order a Baby Foot foot peel online from their website. When you visit the site, look for a 10% off pop-up ecoupon too!
If you’re intrigued enough to try it too, you’ll want to enter this week’s blog giveaway! TWO of my readers will each win a Baby Foot exfoliating foot peel! This Baby Foot giveaway begins today, October 30, 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on November 5, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on November 6th, two winners will be chosen via a random number generator.
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! Winners are CouponAl and Chapulin!
Legal: This giveaway is sponsored by Baby Foot. Responding to this post with a comment qualifies readers to enter. Duplicate posts do not increase chances of winning. The contest began at midnight CST on October 30, 2014 and will end at 11:59pm CST on November 5, 2014. Two winners will be chosen via random-number generator on November 6, 2014 and announced the same day. Winners will each receive one Baby Foot foot peel. Prizes, information, and giveaway have been provided by Baby Foot. I have received a Baby Foot foot peel, as well as information to help promote the product as part of this giveaway. Winners will be contacted via the Private Messaging feature of JillCataldo.com and via email. If a winner does not reply to the message within 48 hours of notification, that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen. Fulfillment will be handled by JillCataldo.com. Giveaway is only open to residents of the United States. Odds of winning are determined by number of eligible entries received. Good luck to everyone!