This $10 Foot Peel Mask is a Total Dupe for Baby Foot (at Half the Price)

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I’ve had dry, cracked heels for as long as I can remember. And yes, I’ve tried creams, pumice stones, and regular pedicures, thank you very much. But none of them made a lasting impact. According to my dad, it’s just something that runs in our family. Great!

So when I heard about Baby Foot, the mega popular foot peel mask that’s designed to exfoliate and hydrate dry feet, I was instantly intrigued. And after reading the almost 100 five-star reviews on Dermstore’s site and listening to my coworkers rave about the process (the mask makes dead skin slowly peel off your feet in an oddly satisfying way), I was dying to try it myself. But the $25 price point for just one mask stopped me in my tracks.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to splurge on beauty products (you should see my Summer Fridays collection), but the idea of spending that much on my feet felt ridiculous even if they were in desperate need of some TLC. So I began my quest for a more affordable alternative, which is how I stumbled upon Earth Therapeutics’ Soft & Smooth Gentle Peeling Foot Mask.

The K-Beauty dupe is infused with an alpha hydroxy acid complex to slough away dead skin for the same smoothing effect as Baby Foot at a way more reasonable price—$10 for two masks, to be exact. I promptly added a pack to my Bed Bath and Beyond cart and hoped for the best.

Per the instructions, I washed my feet with warm water then slipped each one into the treatment-filled socks. I have to admit, they felt a little slimy and cold, but the tea tree scent was soothing and after a couple of minutes the sensation wasn’t so bad. I took them off after 30 minutes, rubbed in the excess formula and awaited the hardcore peeling that reviewers promised.

After almost a week, I noticed that the skin on the bottoms of my feet was starting to get flaky. That was the start of a four-day shedding process that was super satisfying, yes, but not pretty. Word to the wise, I definitely wouldn’t recommend wearing sandals during this time. Not. Cute.

Once the peeling subsided, I couldn’t believe how smooth my soles were. The mask had revealed brand new skin, and my feet felt softer than ever. In fact, I was so impressed that I kept forcing my boyfriend to feel how soft they were and showing them off them to my family every chance I got. In hindsight, I may have gone a little overboard but hey, I was excited, OK?

Now almost a month later, my heels are still blissfully crack- and dry patch-free. But once they inevitably return to their natural state, I still have a whole other mask to use, thanks to Earth Therapeutics’ convenient two pack.

My suggestion? Stock up while you can, because once the secret’s out this mask will be out of stock before we know it.

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Assistant Commerce Editor

From 2019 to 2021 Kara Cuzzone held the role of Assistant Commerce Editor covering sales and deals across beauty, fashion, home and wellness.