Cracked heels? This fruit acid foot peel is cheaper than a pedicure — and it works!
75 per cent of shoppers would recommend Boscia's $25 Fruit Acid Smoothing Foot Peel to a friend — but does our shopping writer agree?
Have you noticed that your heels get extra dry in the winter? If you answered "yes," you've got to check out the Boscia Fruit Acid Smoothing Foot Peel.
The dry, cold weather can take a toll on delicate skin. It's also easy to neglect to care for parts of us that no one sees in the wintertime, including our heels.
Not only do I have the driest heels known to man (even with regular pedicures), but I'm also guilty of frequently falling off my foot moisturizing routine.
So when this $25 foot peel from Boscia came on my radar, I had to know if it worked.
According to the brand, 75 per cent of users would recommend the product to a friend, but would I? Read on to find out.
(Don't worry, I spared you pictures of my feet or anyone else's, except those on the package.)
Boscia Fruit Acid Smoothing Foot Peel
The details and how it works
Touted as an "intensely effective peeling foot treatment mask," the Fruit Acid Foot Peel is basically a sheet mask for your tootsies and fits up to men's size 12.
How does it "peel" away dead skin? Plant-based alcohol (from corn kernels), glycolic and lactic acid, and fruit extracts from papaya, orange, apple and lemon (naturally high in AHAs), help break down tough layers of skin and cause the peeling effect.
The formula is perfect for softening and smoothing textured feet and imparting moisture back into the skin.
That said, foot masks are always awkward to wear. Before using this peel, you must soak your feet in warm water to soften the skin for at least 15 minutes, and then stay put for at least 90 minutes while the ingredients in the booties work their magic.
My recommendation? Make sure you hit the bathroom before putting them on and grab a good book or magazine to keep you preoccupied while you wait.
What reviewers are saying
On Shoppers' website, the Boscia Fruit Acid Foot Peel has an average of 4.5 stars. That's a solid rating considering everyone's skin is unique and peeling times can vary.
Boscia says that dead skin cells should begin to naturally exfoliate or "peel" in four to five days, but the process could take up to two weeks.
Nevertheless, the large majority of customers seem to be very happy with their results.
"I love this product! For my first foot peel I must rate this 5/5! The application is super easy and after waiting a few days my feet are so soft from the removal of dead skin cells," said one reviewer. "My feet started peeling two days after application and my feet is softer and noticeably brighter. I am highly interested in purchasing this product for later use!"
I'm on the same page. I've used a handful of foot masks I could stand the scent of in the past, and my experience with the Fruit Acid Foot Peel was much better. My heels are rehydrated, although I've been militant about caring for them since using this peel.
I also noticed that my skin appears brighter, which could result from cell turnover and extra moisturization. Another review had a similar outcome:
"Using the little booties was not as awkward as the instructions made it seem. True to the instructions, the rough skin started sloughing off on day 3 or 4," they wrote. "Within about 10 days, my feet were incredibly soft and callus free! I will probably repeat the treatment every 4 to 6 weeks going forward. It is a win!"
Is it worth it?
While I can't say I've seen any significant peeling yet, I've noticed some slight shedding, especially on the tops of my feet. A few days after using the Fruit Acid Foot Peel, I saw the biggest difference in the softness of my feet.
This product is a nice addition to any skincare routine since extending body care to the toes is key.
And, if your idea of a good time is masking up with your bestie or S.O. on the weekend, the Fruit Acid Foot Peel is the perfect thing to tie yourselves down to the couch with.