6 Foot Creams To Hydrate Dry, Cracked Heels

We need foot cream more than we'd like to admit. Most of the time, all we give our ashy, dry feet is a pass of leftover body lotion in the morning. By the time we've made it up the subway stairs, our heels are back to looking sad and pasty, which is by no means cute in sandals — or if we're walking around barefoot while quarantined at home, for that matter.

Even though foot cream is an extra step, it'll help keep your toes and heels looking and feeling supple all day, and regular use will ensure that tough, cracked heels don't continue to attack down the line. One caveat, though: Not all foot creams are created equal. Many of them don't penetrate the skin and evaporate as soon as our toes see the light of day.


So to help your toes live their best lives, we rounded up some of our favorite formulas for soft, fresh feet, ahead.

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O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream

Don't let the no-frills exterior fool you — this stuff is like a trip to the spa for tired, dry tootsies. In fact, people love it so much, you can buy in up to a 12-pack (which, in case you were wondering, is just $64, or $5.33 per tub!).
O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream$7.29 Buy

Vaseline Clinical Care Extremely Dry Skin Rescue Cracked Heel Balm

No flowery fragrance or frills here: Just Vaseline's Barrier Repair Technology with glycerin, lipids, and Vaseline jelly, which is like the holy trinity for dry feet. Massage a thin layer into your skin a few minutes before leaving the house to let it sink in before putting your shoes on.
Vaseline Vaseline Clinical Care Extremely Dry Skin Rescue Cracke$3.99 Buy

CeraVe Foot Cream with Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a prime ingredient for our facial skin-care routine, but it also works wonders for feet plagued by dead skin. This tube has essential ceramides, and the beloved BHA to help gently exfoliate without having to endure the harsh tickling sensation from a pumice stone.
CeraVe CeraVe Foot Cream with Salicylic Acid $8.99 Buy

Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream

This Soap & Glory foot cream has macadamia oil, menthol, and orange and lemon extract to soften rough skin. The formula absorbs quickly, so you won't slip and slide around your hardwood floors. The best part? It smells heavenly, and you'll actually look forward to slathering your feet every day.
Soap & Glory Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream $8.99 Buy

L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream

Shea butter is the star ingredient of this cream, which also has lavender essential oil to soothe tired, dehydrated feet. After massaging this in, your feet will feel soft and touchable, but not unbearably slippery.
L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream$29.00 Buy

Rituals The Ritual Of Dao Soothing Night Balm

If your feet require more than a light coating of lotion in the morning, try using this balm at nighttime. It's on the thicker side and has shea butter and white lotus flower. Massage in a generous amount, and layer with socks overnight if you're feeling super committed. Either way, you'll wake up with softer, smoother feet you'll want to show off with open-toed shoes.
Rituals The Ritual Of Dao Soothing Night Balm$12.50 Buy
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