Bottoms Up! by Tru Sunshine
By Jill Bowling
I am so excited about this first product. I had never tried a
mask on my feet, but love how soft my face feels after
lathering up for a home facial. Bottoms Up! by Tru Sunshine
creates a product for feet called Warm Honeysuckle Foot
Mask-urade. ($16 for 8 oz. at Sephora.com).
Yum! Warm honeysuckle makes you think summer before you even
open the jar. The thick, white mask smells clean and fresh.
You can smell the
natural extracts of vanilla, aloe vera,
chamomile, rosemary and sage when you open the jar. I settled
in for one of my favorite shows and slathered the goop on both
Although it is extremely thick and gooey, it applies
fairly easily to your tired, rough toes and feet. The
packaging claims the product is “not for the faint of heart or
feet” and they are right. I was expecting the mask to get
really tight and somewhat flake off after the recommended time
That was not the case—the feeling was more
like a thick layer of Crisco on your feet. I enjoyed the
feeling of rubbing my feet together with the mask on—the
feeling was quite “warming” as noted in the product's name.
The ingredients are not drying at all. You can feel the
glycerin, china clay and zinc oxide with the other natural
ingredients working their magic. I wiped the mask off with a
towel (this took a little work—they also suggest rinsing with
warm water) after about 15 minutes. WOW!!
My feet felt so soft
and moisturized. Even my heels (a problem area-dryness and
cracking) were sealed with a nice emollient feel, almost like
I had worn socks with Vaseline in them for the night (an old
trick of mine). My feet remained feeling soft and refreshed
even the next morning.
I highly recommend this product. My
sensitive skin was not affected at all by the fragrances or
ingredients. The packaging is adorable too—pastel circles on a
flat round plastic jar in a felt black bag with red
drawstring. A true treat!!