Review: ShiKai Borage Therapy Foot Cream

These winter months (and strenuous Christmas shopping) leave our feet in need of some serious moisturizing. Four years of retail have led me to search for foot creams that work.

I found a really good one. Here’s my gift to you: an excellent, affordable foot cream.

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From the packaging: “Borage Therapy foot cream was created for people with severely dry and cracked skin on the feet and lower legs. Because it contains therapeutic levels of Borage Oil, it promotes healing at the cellular level and can soothe and relieve even the worst cases- including the dry skin caused by diabetes”.

I have rough and calloused feet (my reward for working in retail) and I usually use a pumice stone to smooth out the skin before I apply foot cream. When I tested out Borage Therapy, I did not use a pumice. I simply applied the cream then put socks on before bedtime.

The results were astonishing. Not only were my feet super soft in the morning, but the calluses were reduced! They were still there, but they were less noticeable and the skin was not so tough.

I was skeptical when I first read the back of the bottle (as I am with all foot creams), but this one really does live up to its claim.

I did notice that it was a little too greasy, but I suspect I put too much on.  You should also take some more time to rub it in. The consistency of this is fairly thick. It is not runny at all.

Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Gel (Certified Organic), Water (Purified), Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Emulsifier), Glycerine, Jojoba Seed Oil, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Vegetable Wax), Vitamin E Acetate (Tocopherol Acetate), Dimethicone, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) (Vitamin C), Phenoxyethanol, L Ergothioneine (Amino Acid), Ethylhexl Glycerin

Pros: Excellent at softening and moisturizing skin, no scent at all, affordable.Cons: A little greasy.

Grade: A

$11.50 for 4.2 fluid ounces at ShiKai

Full Disclosure: Product samples were furnished by the manufacturer for consideration. I do not write paid reviews. All opinions are my own.





About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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