I wish I could recall how I came across foot peels (where have you been all my life?), but I know it was because I was looking for a cheaper version of the brand Baby Foot. After hearing about Baby Foot, which retails for around $18-25/peel, I decided to search for a cheaper alternative. Meet eBay. Now, I do have some hesitations about ordering super cheap alternatives overseas, but there are times I do it and this was one of them.
The Butterfly foot peel was about $3.50 for one peel. I purchased a few of them because I figured if it really worked, I would want to give a couple away to family to try and keep a couple more to have in my stash.
I read a few reviews and based upon some of the more common suggestions, I came up with a routine that would work for me. I washed my feet and then soaked them for an hour prior to using the peel. Then I wore the booties for an hour, with socks over top, and thoroughly rinsed my feet afterwards. From there I used a small amount of lotion and then wore socks. For the next two weeks I continued to put a small amount of lotion on my feet (once a day) and I wore socks. Some reviews suggest you will get better results if you soak your feet nightly, but I really wasn’t that committed.
For those who are curious, the booties came sealed in a silver bag. You unfold the booties, cut along the dotted line, and then put them on. There are two sticker tags included so you can seal the booties around your ankles. I wore socks over the booties and did not walk around, though I did squish my toes in the bag because I like that sloshing feeling and figured it may help distribute the product. Okay, it’s really just because I like that sloshing feeling. I knew I wasn’t making wine, but it’s fun to pretend.
The verdict? Nine days after I wore the booties my feet did begin to peel. My peeling was not the banana-style peeling you see online. I had the annoying, rub-it-until-it-all-comes-off peeling. I had read you aren’t supposed to peel it yourself, but after nine days, I couldn’t wait. The back of my toes peeled, my heel peeled, my arches started to peel, and ultimately, I was left with a peeling mess for well over a week. My feet were in worse shape than when I started. In the end, my feet were baby soft. I was surprised because for a while there, it was sketchy. I continued using my lava rock pumice in the shower and I have worn lotion on my feet nightly, but I did those things before, too. I am really pleased with the results of this product and would highly recommend trying it out. Try it when you aren’t showing your feet, though, because the peeling process was not pretty.
Side Note: I have since learned that I should have worn the booties for two hours, not one. Damn me for not reading more clearly. I wonder if my feet would have peeled better if I had done that. At $3.50, I ended up purchasing a few more pairs.
⌘ Pricing & Availability: I purchased these for $3.50 on eBay. The seller I purchased from is no longer selling this product, but if you do a search, you can find a myriad of similar foot peels on eBay. Pricing and availability are subject to change. This post does not include an affiliate link.