2014 update: I can’t believe people *still* leave me angry comments on this old review calling me all kinds of names. Seriously? I reviewed a product, I didn’t like it, you’re entitled to your opinion, but DO NOT leave me disgusting comments calling me all manner of terrible things because you disagree with me. I have used many of these bootie-skin-peels type of products, and I didn’t like this brand. If I was going to recommend one instead, it would be Kocostar Foot Therapy. The internet is big enough for all of us, and angry anonymous comments don’t do anyone any good. If you’re that offended by my review, close your browser and step outside for 5 minutes. In the scheme of things, is it really that important?
Milky Foot: In a word… shit. But you probably want more than just one word, don’t you.
Milky Foot claims to be the effortless way to exfoliate your feet. You pop the booties on, leave them for an hour, and then over the following week the dead skin on your feet peels off and new, baby-soft skin is revealed. That’s all well and good, except my experience was pretty much the opposite.
First up, the booties are not exactly user-friendly. They made a heck of a mess on my (brand new thousand count) sheets, and there is something a little un-nerving about a gel that eats the skin off your feet being on your bed. There was a late night trip to the washing machine.
The instructions tell you that the peeling will begin five days after you do the treatment, but my skin started coming off after three, and that’s worth noting if you intend to plan the timing of your treatment around other feet-exposing events. By day four my feet looked like they had been hit by a cheese grater but the skin wasn’t actually falling off at all – I had to manually rub to get the skin off. Hot.
The skin was definitely at its worst fresh out of the shower – the heat and water soften all the loose skin and it was like a sticky film every morning. That said, it was also the easiest time to rub all that excess off – a minute of vigorous rubbing with a dry towel did the trick.
I figured after about a week there wasn’t much skin left to come off. I was wrong. I shed for a solid three weeks. It wasn’t so much flaking as patches rolling off. At the three and a half week week mark I learnt the hard way that you can’t use fake tan after you use Milky Foot – to say the result was ugly is an understatement.
It’s now over a month later and my feet are back to what they used to be. Not softer, not silkier, not smoother. My heels are as hard as they ever were and frankly it was a whole lot of anguish for nothing.
Why you need it: Your call, buddy. I know friends have used it with positive results, but I was not impressed.
For those of you who want to be grossed out, I have put two pictures below…