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For complete dryness relief, pair this cream with Retrospect’s Hand & Nail Reconstructor.

Retrospect

Birchbox Breakdown

We still remember the lyrics to “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” but somehow we always forget to pay attention to our skin from the neck down. Now we’re taking a cue from the old children’s song and turning to this targeted cream, which mends cracked soles, crepey elbows, and dry knees. The key ingredient is a patented keratin protein: the product of over fifteen years of clinical research, this wound-healing active speeds up your skin’s own repair process.

How it Works

Replicine™ Functional Keratin©, the star ingredient in this body cream, goes to work right away to spur healing within cells, leading to less visible, less painful cracks and dry zones. A trio of lanolin, castor, and olive oil deliver lasting moisture, while anti-inflammatory bisabolol and ginger extract relieve soreness. It almost goes without saying that the formula is free of parabens, sulfates, and other controversial ingredients.

How to Use

Massage a quarter-sized amount into trouble spots morning and night. Increase the frequency of your applications if your skin is suffering from chronic dryness.

Water, Urea, Decyl oleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Lanolin, Cetearyl Glucoside and Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Keratin and Hydrolyzed Keratin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate and Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Panthenol, Bisabolol and Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Love this lotion
Purchased

I don't want to spend a lot of time on getting my feet pedicure ready. I just use this lotion once a week before bed and keep baby soft feet for the rest of the week.

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Not the right product for me
Sampled

This product might work for some, but not for me. I'm very particular with my lotions in that I don't like to feel as if I have lotion on after I use it. I don't like the tacky or greasy feel that is left over with many lotions. I also am not a fan of the smell.

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Wowsers
Sampled

This product is deliciously thick and creamy. It's perfect for extra dry elbows and feet during the winter months. I've keep it in my nightstand and have been putting it on before bed. I wake up to smooth skin which is a great way to start your day! I highly recommend this to anyone with extra dry skin.

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Nice for elbows
Sampled

I have really dry elbows and I thought this product was pretty good at moisturizing. However, the price is pretty high.

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Just ok
Sampled

This cream was ok, but a bit tacky and I didn't love the smell. I prefer Bliss or Malin and Goetz body cream.

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Keeps skin smooth
Sampled

I really liked trying out this lotion and I think it did a great job. I just can't justify the price when I already have a product that works just as well.

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The lotion promises a lot...
Sampled

And doesn't really deliver. It felt nice to apply, but there wasn't any discernible difference in the texture of my heels or elbows for it to pique my interest enough to want to buy it. It took quite a while for me to feel like I could put on a long sleeve shirt or socks without having lotion rub into the fabric, which may be part of the point, but it seemed to me that I could get a lot more bang for my buck with coconut oil and vitamin E oil.

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works fine, but smells weird
Sampled

I like the feeling and texture of the lotion, but the smell is a little weird. If they changed the smell I might use it again.

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Phew
Sampled

I want to start with the good - Retrospect Feet, Knees & Elbows is a lovely thick moisturizing lotion that completely dominated my dry skin and taught even my heels who's boss. The moisture lasted a long time....but unfortunately, so did a sharp, almost chemical smell from the lotion. This is how I know it wasn't just me - my cat, the one who loves the smell of bleach and other harsh cleaners, couldn't get enough of it.

Retrospect Feet, Knees & Elbows works great, but I just can't deal with the sharp smell.

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Not For Me
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Like other reviewers said, this smells badly. Reminds me of the hospital, not some place I want to be reminded of. It's a little bit greasy and not too moisturizing. This will sound strange but after being applied, my skin feels rubbery. Not the product for me.

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