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I have had my Ped Egg for over a year now and can honestly say it is one of the best products for getting rid of dry skin I have ever used. The Egg comes with a hard skin remover ( looks like a cheese grater!) and a foot file, both of which attach on to the Ped Egg so all the dry skin is captured in the bottom of the egg. No mess, no fuss! Once you have finished filing or removing dry skin, you just un clip the egg and throw away the debris inside (just don't look!!) it really is as easy and simple as that.
I have tried other similar products and even electric foot files but I have to say the Ped Egg is by far the best for removal of dead skin, because you are manually rubbing it on your foot you know how much pressure to apply and when you are done. Would highly recommend!
I work on my feet all day long 5 days a week so my heals of my feet get really dry and rough. I wanted a quick fix really, something fast and easy to use. I don't like to use creams as I don't like the feel of them. So I decided to buy a ped egg. I bought it for £6 online. It's a great purchase. Only down side is as minging as it sounds I can't get the lid off to empty it! I have to get my boyfriend to do it. It's tough to open!the results though were impressive! Works really well! My feet are not lovely and smooth and soft! For best results use the foot file on the other side of it which is included :) I would recommended but like I said it's very hard to open! Nifty shape to hold easily. Thanks for reading :)
The Ped-Egg from JML is one of those products that you frequently see on the Shopping Channels. I don't know about you, but I always end up wanting whatever they are flogging.
Years ago, I remember seeing the Ped-Egg and thinking it was a useful product, only because the Ped-Egg collects the foot filings. I always used to use a foot-file over a waste bin, but this made it harder to do those hard to reach places on your feet. I can't remember how much the Ped-Egg sold for, but I do remember it being really expensive for what it was - a foot file. It wasn't useful enough for me to want to spend the amount of money that JML were asking for though.
I managed to find a Ped-Egg in a local shop for about £3 so snapped it up. This was about years ago, so I can't remember the exact price, but it was significantly cheaper than JML were selling it for.
The Ped-Egg is so called, because it is shaped like an egg, meaning you can fit it in the palm of your hand to use. The plastic is white and smooth, so its pretty easy to hold. I do have quite small hands and its a little bit too big for my hands, but not uncomfortably so. The bottom of the Ped-Egg has an emery board which you are supposed to use after the main file, although I've never used it. My Ped-Egg came with a spare emery board, which you peel off and stick on the bottom, but I have never used it. The emery board is on the bottom of the base. This is handy, as it means the 'cheese grater' side isn't exposed when you aren't using it. However, this part can't be secured to the main unit, which is a shame, if you want to take it away on holiday or something.
The Ped-Egg looks like a cheese grater (and does a similar job). It does look quite scary, but it doesn't hurt. I remember once leaving my Ped-Egg in the kitchen and my partners friend saw it, picked it up and started to comment about what a 'cute little cheese grater' we had. My partner had to tell him that it was a foot file (much embarrassment from me!!!).
I recently noticed that the poundshops now how their own versions of 'cheese grater style foot files which collects the filings'. I haven't tried them myself, but its such a simple product that I can't see the JML one being worth the extra money.
Its really easy to use, pretty much in the same way you would use a normal foot file, but it collects the foot filings in the dome of the egg and this means you don't have to worry about the fillings. The filings itself are like a fine powder and its amazing how much comes off your feet after a few rubs. I did find that the filings did fall out of the Ped-Egg if I held it on its side, but it was only a small amount. I never found that I could 'over file' and leave my feet sore - that's probably because filing your feet is quite hard work so I would stop well before my feet could get sore.
The only problem I found with my Ped-Egg was that it had a flimsy clip (the part which clips the file to the base and it broke the first time I used it. I bought another one from the same place and the same thing happened again, although I didn't replace it again. I have used it for years with the broken clip, but it does mean I have to be a bit more careful so that I don't drop it.
I will admit that the whole concept of the Ped Egg to me is disgusting! I have always had really tough skin on my feet and need totake good care of them but do iI really need a glorified cheese grater? We'll, short answer, yes I do!
The Ped Egg can be bought from most pharmacies and supermarkets. I originally bought mine from boots for £9.99. It comes in that horrible and really hard to open clear packaging and is made by JML.
Basically, the idea of the Ped Egg is that it helps remove tough, dry skin from the soles of your feet. It has a metal aerated side, very similar to a fine cheese grater, which is attached to a curved plastic container. The idea is that as the grater removes the hard skin is caught in the curved egg. This means there is no mess (in theory!)
I find the product really good at removing hard skin, which as I said is a problem for me. I thought the metal would hurt but it is actually really gentle. The skin comes off easily and leaves feet much smoother, and super soft once you apply some foot cream.The one down side is that the two parts of the egg don't fit together very well and so some pd the skin shavings tend to fall out. I have had two eggs and this has happened with both of them. This means you end up with rather disgusting white marks all over the floor, which isn't very nice!
It's a good product, just could do with being slightly better made to stop leaking!
Looking after my feet is a must as I suffer from dry skin. The Ped Egg is a product made by JML to remove hard skin from the foot to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. I have had mine for quite a few years now and it has definitely been worth the money.
The packaging and product use.
The product is made of plastic and comes in various colours. It has 2 parts that fit together. The top part is a rounded oval half egg shape and it has the Ped Egg logo clearly printed on it. The bottom half is a flatter oval shape and has a metal bottom that looks exactly like a cheese grater. When both parts are fitted together it creates a hollow space inside the egg that catches the shavings of dead skin. It is very simple to use, simply push the two parts together and hold in that position whilst rubbing it against your foot in an upwards motion (just like grating cheese.) I must point out that there is nothing that properly locks in tight to hold the 2 parts together on their own so if you take your hand off the bottom part of the egg it will come off and the loose shavings will fall out. (unless the design has changed as I have had mine for quite some time now.)
Price and availability.
The product is widely available from chemists, supermarkets and online. Prices can very. You can purchase directly from the JML website (www.jmldirect.com) priced at £9.99 however they are currently out of stock. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for mine but I'm sure it was a lot cheaper than that. Amazon currently have it for £7.50 with free P&P.
My verdict and own experience.
I think this is a great product. It removes dead hard skin well and leaves my feet feeling smooth and looking much prettier. The fact that it catches the shavings is great as it means no mess. The only down side I have found is having to hold it together, making sure it doesn't come apart whilst using it. Other than that a great buy.
This product is essentially a very fine cheese grater for the hard skin on your feet. In fact, when you've finished the tub at the bottom of the greater collects the flakes, to save on mess, and it does look a bit like powdered Parmesan cheese...mmmm.
The product does do as asked - you rub it along your foot and it does remove the hard skin. It also comes with a buffer which is a bit like a nail file, for finishing off and making it smoother.
However, I had a few problems with the product, mainly the effort required. It takes much longer than you would think to remove the hard skin, and it seems to return quite quickly. I found it quite awkward to bend in such a way for that length of time, and did find bits of my skin quite tender afterwards, despite still having hard skin present.
I paid about £10 for the product, but I believe they now go for about half of that due to other versions now being available such as an electronic one and one with a handle.
Overall I think I'd just go to the chiropodist for a proper job, but if you're particularly bendy and patient, this may be for you!
JML is generally a company that should be avoided at all costs I have found. That is the rule I have stuck to, normally their products don't work, are expensive, are a complete waste of time and money. I did buy this Ped Egg though as in my old age I have gained the unattractive dry skin on the soles of my feet.
It is a handy shape and easy to hold in use, it is egg shaped and fits in the palm of your hand nicely. The grater side isn't that sharp to the touch, unlike an actual cheese grater for example. However when used on your feet, it does actually work. You don't have to use any great force to get it to work, it isn't harsh on your skin and it doesn't leave red marks afterwards. It is very simple to use, you just move it around your dry skin and it removes it. It also collects the removed skin in the section behind the grater section, which is easy to remove and empty. I like to wipe mine round after use before putting it away just to make sure it is clean.
It wasn't expensive and I am very glad I agreed to give JML another chance.
I have been seeing these Ped Eggs knocking about for a few years but am always a bit wary about buying things that have been advertised on home shopping channels as I have heard stories and seen first hand that certain things don't work as easy as they should.
However with my last set of Amazon vouchers from DooYoo I decided to invest in one as now I am getting older, my feet seem to be my enemy - and I am getting a lot of hardened area's due to being on my feet most of the day at work, and running round after a hyperactive 6 year old at night time!
I purchased mine from a popular seller on Amazon - the Ped Egg was just £5.29 including delivery which is loads cheaper than you see in shops. However the price of this was about the only thing that impressed me about this product as I will explain...
Appearance of the Ped Egg
The Ped Egg arrives through the post in plastic protective packaging with a cardboard packing which gives descriptions and information on the product. The one thing that struck me about the packaging first glance is that it all looked very cheap and nasty - I have since been told I have likely bought a cheap imitation of the Ped Egg which is probably the reason why I don't think very much of the product at all.
The Ped Egg gets its name as strangely it does resemble in some ways, an egg! It is white in colour and has the blue Ped Egg logo in the middle. When you open the egg, you then see the removable grater which is used to rub off the hard skin from your feet.
The "grater" is removable as after the skin is removed from your feet it is then supposed to gather in a dust, locked underneith to stop the flakes spilling - this is what is supposed to happen, please read further to see what actually happens with the Ped Egg.
Does it work?
From the word go, the Ped Egg did not impress me. The packaging was cheap and looked like it was falling to bits when delivered. However the packaging is never the most important part and usually if I am getting a good product for a good price I don't generally mind this... but the product was rubbish too.
The Ped Egg to me was made out of a cheap nasty plastic... The grater which is used to make your skin softer and iliminate the hard bits was very blunt and looked kind of rusty when it arrived?! ... and the adverts always say the Ped Eggs do not suffer flake spillages - but I can tell you it does very easily through the grater holes and the unsecure loose fittings it slots into. This also causes an annoying mess of skin flake (Yack).
As previously mentioned it has been put across to me that I have likely bought a cheap imitation of the Ped Egg so what I can advise is if you want one of these don't always neccessarily buy the cheapest - and be aware of certain Amazon sellers to avoid this.
I decided to buy this simply as I had seen it advertised on numerous occasions on the tv. Its a good idea but to be honest I have stopped using it! Not because its bad just as I don't think I really need it, the skin on my feet isn't hard enough for it to work! So its been money wasted really, the little bit if skin I wanted to get off on my heels wasn't enough for this to work.
However I know its works on rough skin as my partner at the time used it and his feet were really hard and it worked a treat.
The fact that you need something like a grater to work but it doesn't hurt at all is great and the fact that it collects any dead skin in the little container attached is a good idea so no hanging feet over a bin or in the bath etc.
It only cost me £4.99 when I bought it so not a waste of money but I would only suggest using it on really rough skin, looks like my feet were okay without it after all.
I tend to suffer from very dry feet, mostly due to wearing flip flop type shoes for most of the summer and basically having my heel rubbing about on the hard sole and my feet getting covered in dust etc (when it is not raining constantly of course!). At least I assume this is something to do with it as I don't have the same problems in winter when my feet are tucked up in cosy socks & boots!
Having tried using a pumice stone in the past I found it didn't do much so I decided I must try a Ped Egg as it looked a bit more substantial. Mine cost £9.99 from Boots, not sure if prices will vary or if that is just the standard price with it being a JML product.
The egg shaped foot filer basically consists of a metal file (very much like a cheese grater!!) which you can use to file away any hard bits of skin on your feet and it also comes with some fine emery board type bits, which you can stick onto one side of the Ped Egg, to smooth away any dry patches afterwards. The egg is designed to collect all the little flakes of dead skin inside it (gross, I know!) but I have to say that in practice this still ends up going everywhere, so I would recommend you do this over a sheet of newspaper, or over the bath or something. You can then open the egg to empty the rest of the flakes out into the bin afterwards.
I find this product works fine, though I use the emery board bit of it more than the actual file bit. It certainly makes keeping your feet smooth and more pleasant to look at an easier task!
I thought this was a brilliant re-invention of the conventional foot filer! Having something small, fitting to the contours of your hand and not having to worry about catching the dead skin onto a surface and making a mess. This is exactly what I needed!
I've got this in pink and I think it looks right cute. When not in use the file is nicely concealed out of sight and kept hygienic. When in use, it buffs away hard skin effortlessly and the curves of the egg allows you to go back and forth with ease. The fallout accumulates on the other side of the file and after you're done you just pop the file off, dispose of the hard skin in the bin, give the file a quick rinse under the tap and leave it to dry.
I find it really convenient.
The only minor thing I can point out is that because the file has no handle, people with back problems may find it bothersome because you might have to bend lower to reach your foot. Or if you knee or joint problems you may find it bothersome to lift your foot right up to a good position, whereas with a handle, the added length helps in a way.
Other than that, I find this product to be very good indeed and would definitely recommend!
MY FEET ARE MINGING!!
There we are I got your attention....basically I suffer from dry cracked heels and the pads under my big toes crack and become quite sore.
I purchased a ped egg as a last resort. Everyone I know uses them and recommends them so when I saw one for a fiver in Wilkinsons I thought it was about time I gave it a bash.
Well that was last summer and it worked so I have now dug it out again to start and make my feet flip flop friendly!
The ped egg consists of an egg shaped cannister that has an emery board attatched to the underside, this is handy for toe nails and slight rough areas. The bottom section comes away leaving a palm shaped plastic container with a grater attatched. This container hangs on to all the skin n nasty stuff until you remove it to throw it away!
I generally use mine after a bath when my skin is quite soft and white but this can be a bit silly as the skin is delicate when wet it can be easy to make your feet extremly sore. So I reccomend using it on dry skin when you can control how much you remove. Just try not to over do it at first, I am very impatient and usually end up with pretty sore feet.
It really does work and once you get in to a routine of using the pedegg regularly you dont need to worry about the unsightly cracked heels etc just pretty soft smooth feet.
I use mine every other day through the summer this seems to keep my feet in check, during the winter months I tend to neglect them a little.
So basically I would recomend the ped egg to anyone who likes to show their feet off in the summer in those pretty flip flops, just be carefull you dont over do it and make your feet sore.
One more thing, I always put lots of moisturiser on after using, it just seems to help stop the skin building up again.
I've never been the supplest of guys and touching my toes has been a whimsical dream. So when I broke my hip and knee a couple of years ago and had to show off my feet amongst other things to all and sundry I decided that the shrek like growths on the end of my legs needed some attention. Unfortunately for the wife in my metal legged drugged up state post op I was in no condition to do this myself. We started with a pumice stone, which worked rather well. However for the base layers of basalt we needed something more drastic. Enter the Ped egg.
The Ped egg we bought was the same as the wifes, the basic original plain white model as the Dooyoo picture, which came with only the blade that was attached and two replacement 'sandpaper' sticky things, which create a smooth effect after grating your feet.
The contraption is somewhat like a little flat oval cheese grater attached to a mouse (the computer sort not the ones that go eek), the size of grater you use to get fine little worms of cheese, not the rough spiky one to powder parmesan. That is where the similarity ends though the blades on the Pedegg are very sharp, they slice on both sides of the blade so you shave off dead skin with the forward and back stroke.
The instructions inform you to use in a lengthwise motion along the longer axis of the 'egg', this is fairly obvious even to me, as if you rub across the narrower direction you will not be using the blades at all. This also works best on dry skin nor skin that is fresh out of the bath/shower/trainer.
The egg comes in three parts, the removable lid, the removable blades and the base to which it and the scouring pad/sandpaper thing attaches. This base is hollow and is meant to catch the foot shavings. It doesn't unless you are double jointed and can treat your foot in a position which means the base is always facing upwards to catch the 'dust'
While the wife was doing this for me the position of my foot could be controlled somewhat so most of the ick was caught in the base, but even then we did need to use a towel or something else underneath so as not to get the carpet thoroughly seeded with my genetic imprint.
I was surprised at how well this gadget worked, as the missus has had variable results with other brands that claim to do the same thing, entirely variable on a spectrum of cr*p to rubbish. However as she had already succumbed to the allure of the Pedegg we knew it was up to the job. She refused to allow me to use hers which I completely can see the reason for, also it is recommended by the manufacturers that you do not share your blades. It would be a fine way to spread any foot related nastiness, such as verrucas and athlete's foot. The manufacturers also recommend that people with circulatory issues or difficulty healing such as diabetics use a different non blade related skin removal system.
When I first started using the egg I used it about every three days for just over a week, each time I was surprised at how much dead skin was removed. Once the layers of historical me had been dealt with sufficiently we reduced use to about once every three weeks or so during treatment physio, hospital visits etc all seemed to need me to strip off to my skivvies for some reason; so I felt it was important to maintain the pretence that I was a metrosexual.
You do have to be careful when using the Ped Egg as the blades are so sharp that it takes much less pressure and time to hit soft pink skin than you might think, especially when the product is new. So I would advise checking every few strokes how much skin has been removed, and to be honest if you only have minor dry skin rather than actual calluses and problems with dry skin build up I would opt for another treatment method as this may be too drastic for you.. The wife actually made one of her feet quite painful the first time she used hers as she was so used to this sort of item needing quite some welly to work. So it is possible to over do it.
The blades last at their sharpest for about a year taking into account the frenzied grating that may occur in the first month or so then lesser use for maintenance. The "exfoliatating pads" are not so long lasting but pretty good and better than other 'foot smoothers' of this type we've used. We did go through all the replacements though before the blade needed changing. You need to keep the pads dry or it spoils the rather effective smoothing action and you will need to replace the pad if it should get thoroughly wet. It happened to me and despite patting dry and allowing to thoroughly air dry before using it was no longer very effective. I have to admit that I really like the effect the finishing pad has. The blade does the donkey work but the pad makes your feet very smooth.; so smooth in fact that I found the shower rather difficult as my feet weren't gripping the porcelain as they did pre Ped Egg.
I'd never been that bothered about the aesthetics of my feet before my hip disaster and thought they were pretty good anyway. Though when the local nurse was coming to the house every few days then once a week for several weeks she sometimes had to manipulate my leg. This often involved holding my foot so I became very self conscious about what the wife referred to as my carbuncled rhinoceros feet. Pedegg helped give me some modicum of grooming and confidence at what was quite a vulnerable and awkward period. My three weekly use has reduced now that I don't have to expose myself any more (though a further operation on the knee is coming up, so that usage is due to rise again), and even though I don't use as often at the moment my socks still slip on a treat and don't get all snarled up on my heels as they used to. I used to think that it was poor fabric that was causing that, oops!
The price of the Ped Egg hasn't changed much and can be bought on the high street for about £10.20, I have noticed one on Amazon for £7.99. Replacement blades can be bought for the same price as the whole egg! However you do get on average 2 blades for this price. Other pack sizes and colours etc can also be found.
I am currently at college training to be a Nail Technition and have so far been trained to use exfoliating creams, callus removers and foot files to remove hard skin from the feet, when performing pedicures on clients.
While studying late one night, into the early hours of the morning i saw an advert on TV for the PedEgg.
Sceptical at first, I continued to watch the advertisment as it talked about the PedEgg being able to remove calluses as well as hard skin from the foot without being too harsh.
After showing the before and after results of people who had used the product, the PedEgg was then passed over the top of a ballon that did not burst, which i was really impressed by! after whitnessing this i was extremly eagar to try this product for myself.
After doing a little research online I found the JML website where the PedEgg retails at £9.99 and purchased one straight away to try it out.
The first thing i noticed about using this product was how easy it was to hold and how much hard skin it removes without being too harsh on the skin, (unlike the callus remover). This was important to me as i do have sensitive skin.
I was also impressed at how the shavings stayed inside the egg untill you finish your pedicure so there's no mess! and It wasn't necessary to use any exfoliating creams to soften the skin first.
We have been using the JML Ped Egg in our house now for about three months. We each have our own as we both have dry feet with hard skin and callouses due to our martial arts and we both have fungal infections so don't like to share towels, so we thought sharing a Ped Egg might not be such a great idea, either.
This is quite expensive at £9.99 so for both of us it cost almost twenty pounds.
It is a nice light blue in colour and comes in two parts. The fist bit is the plastic moulded bit and the other is the bit with what looks like a cheese grater and is metallic and quite scary looking at first until you start to use it for the first time.
Unless you have a lot of hard skin on your feet to begin with then I suggest you go very easy with the grating motion as you may find that you actually take off more skin than you bargained for and you might injure yourself as my other half did and ended up with a bleeding right heel.
Once you get the hang of this is is really very simple to usei in my opinion and simple to get the hang of. Getting the maneouvre right is the hardest part and getting the grating action is difficult but you will get used to it in time.
We were amazed at just how much hard skin the Ped Egg is able to remove and it has a handy little storage container in which all the hard skin falls into and then you just throw this away.
It is easy and simple to keep clean and I would recommend it as would my other half.
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