Bare Your Sole
Are the soles of your feet suffering from the hustle and bustle of your busy life? It's time to take them out of your shoes and take good care of them. Baby Foot was developed to specifically care for the dead skin cells on the foot's sole, alleviating problems associated with thickened skin on the bottom of your feet. In a three-step easy process, you can care for your soles to have beautiful feet in the comfort of your home.
By nature, the foot's sole is thicker than other areas of the body's skin. As a result of walking, exercise and daily activities, pressure and friction cause your sole to thicken as dead skin cells quickly accumulate, layer by layer.
Naturally Beautifying Fruit Acid
From Cleopatra's milk baths to French people's use of wine for facial cleansing, human skin has timelessly gained smoothness and suppleness from the nutrients found in Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid and Citrus Acid. Today, we refer to these nutrients collectively as Fruit Acid. As the key component of Baby Foot, Fruit Acid is gentle on the skin and works as a chemical peel to remove damaged skin to unveil smooth, undamaged skin.
Natural Extracts as Moisturizers and Astringents
Baby Foot contains 17 natural extracts that are moisturizers and astringents that smoothen the sole after peeling. The added benefits once the dead skin cells peel are the maintenance of the skin's natural texture and the adding of moisture to the skin.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract
Clematis Vitalba Leaf Extract
Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon) Fruit Extract
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Equisetum Arvense Extract / Nasturtium Officinale Extract / Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract / Arctium Lappa Root Extract / Spiraea Ulmaria Extract / Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract / Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate / Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil / Fucus Vesiculosus Extract / Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract / Houttuynia Cordata Extract
Skin Cells 101
Human skin consists of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutis. In the epidermal layer, there are desmosomes, which are composed of fats and proteins and push up the old epidermis. A key protein in this layer of skin is Keratin, which acts as a barrier to protect the skin from external stimuli as well as a coveter of moisture for the skin. In day-to-day living, the epidermal skin cells are sloughed off layer by layer and are replaced with the new cells beneath. This process is known as turnover or metabolism and takes about 28 days to occur.
In the normal process of skin metabolism, the epidermis naturally peels away to reveal new, smooth skin.
Conversely, as a result of pressure on the skin, dead skin cells accumulate as it aggressively protects the skin from external stimuli. The accumulation of dead skin cells is referred to as corneocytes, which form as a result of friction and pressure being imposed on the foot (e.g., standing for prolonged periods of time, hard sports, tight shoes). The corneocytes naturally attach to the desmosomes, which are decomposed by skin's enzymes such as trypsin. In the normal process, this is when the skin would peel away on its own. But when the skin layers become too thick, the old corneocytes accumulate and causes skin problems such as hardening, dry and rough skin or cracked, scaly or powdery skin.
Healthy Skin = Healthy Feet
Be proactive in the care of your feet. Prevent superfluous layers of dead skin cells, by wearing well-fitted shoes or by inserting insoles to protect feet against unnecessary friction or pressure.
Dead skin cells develop gradually but when the skin cannot metabolize the desmosomes, there will be dead skin build up. Accumulated skin on the feet may have an odor and contribute to poor blood circulation, leading to additional illnesses. It's important to remove dead skin to keep the foot healthy and clean.
Baby Foot vs. Pumice Stone
The most common way to remove dead skin cells is to use a pumice stone or foot file to gently file away dead skin on the foot. The obvious disadvantage of this method is that the pumice stone or foot file concentrates specifically on one or two areas of the entire sole of the foot. So while that area may be gently filed off, the remaining surface of the skin is injured so it will eventually lead to continued symptoms of dryness and cracking. In addition, the friction imposed on the target areas creates a perpetual cycle of gathering and hardening of the skin to protect itself.
Baby Foot is the gentler solution to ridden dead skin. In the 17 natural extracts, the fruit acids work together to peel away the cornified layers of dead cells to reveal your soft baby skin. In this process, an entire layer of skin peels away, unlike using a pumice stone which leaves the unfilled skin behind to dry and crack.
The Baby Foot process is simple with three easy steps: apply, soak and wash. In five to seven days, the dead skin cells will have naturally peeled off.