The Kinda Wacky Beauty Product You'll Love

09/16/2013 at 06:00 AM ET

After Style & Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal tested out the Japanese product called BabyFoot and showed us the results, all the editors immediately went out and got the kit. We could try explaining the satisfaction that comes with using the peel and go on and on about how BabyFoot left our feet softer and smoother and more callus-free than … well, since we were babies. Or we could just let you watch and see for yourselves.

Now you can understand why, after seeing the effects of BabyFoot, all the editors here immediately ordered the product. You can do the same by clicking here. And for those of you who’ve never shopped Joyus.com before, use the code STYLE15 to get an extra 15% off the $25 price tag, bringing it down to $21.25, well below the cost of a pedicure.

And speaking of pedicures, here’s what makes BabyFoot a much better option (or at least a good supplement to your regular pedis). Turns out that when you go to a salon to get a pedicure and they’re scraping and filing at the soles of your feet, they’re actually triggering more dead skin to build up. So, while your feet are softer for a week or two or maybe even three, in the long term they’re just going to get even more callused and rough.

Not only are callouses not cute, but they can make standing on your feet all day (or commuting long distances like many of us do) really uncomfortable. And in fact, if not treated properly, calluses can begin to place unwanted stress on your feet.

PEOPLE editors first test-drove this product before summer and now that open-toe-shoe season has officially ended, we’re breaking it out again. Because here’s the deal: You definitely want to use BabyFoot when you can avoid wearing sandals for a week since your skin is going to be really (like, really) peeling off the bottoms of your feet. And while the final result is worth it, we recommend keeping your tootsies covered up for the few days after using the exfoliating “slippers.”

–ZoĆ« Ruderman

FILED UNDER: Bargains , Beauty , Joyus , Shopping , Skincare

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Helen on

She talks with the “fry”….so annoying!!

bebe on

“Well below than the cost of a pedicure”? Does anybody proofread around here?

Rita on

Buy a bottle of petroleum jelly, rub it on your feet, use socks to sleep (some hate this, I don’t) and bummm baby feet agin! Been doing is for months and I it works!

Cathy on

I bought this, and I’m going to buy it for my son. It works.

LS on

Go to Ebay and by the Chinese version..much cheaper. Just finished using it. Exact same product without the US markup.

CA on

Just soak in Listerine to remove dead skin and then the petroleum jelly trick to soften. Even the dollar store Listerine works.

SHT on

I love Baby Foot! I used it a couple of months ago. It worked like a charm.

Joan on

Thank you all for the tips. I do not want to get a pedi because I do end up with more dry skin and calluses

Andrea on

CA is right about the listerine! Works like a charm.

Kathy on

Does anyone know if it works on cracks on heals too?

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