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Brand: Flexitol / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Subcategory: Balm / What it does: Restores, regenerates,

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      12.10.2013 12:03
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      An effective treatment for dry and cracked feet

      I like to look after my feet as best as I can and moisturise them on a daily basis because if not my feet get really dry, especially around the heel area. After seeing some positive reviews on this product I decided to try it and purchased it from Amazon quite a while ago.

      The packaging.
      The product is packaged in a blue, red and white cardboard box. (The one I have is a bit different to the picture above, I think because it is a larger size tube.) On the front it tells you that it is Flexitol heel balm for dry and cracked feet. It also shows you 2 different pictures of feet, a before (dry and cracked heel) and after picture (smooth and not cracked) Once out of the box it comes in the for of plastic tube (112g) with a white plastic flip up lid. On the back it gives directions for use, precautions, lists ingredients, tube size shelf life and some brand contact information.

      The product and use.
      The product itself is a thick white balm. It advises that it is used twice daily , morning and night and that it is applied to dry cracked heels and feet. Once the skin is restored continue to use to maintain condition. It does warn that it may cause stinging in deep cracks and that it is only intended for adult use. The balm contains active ingredients designed to deeply penetrate into feet for optimal moisturisation and hydration.

      Price and availability.
      It is widely available both in store and on line. Amazon currently have it priced at £5.29 plus £1.95 for delivery for the 112g size tube.

      My experience and verdict.
      I think this is a good product. I must admit my heels are not cracked and I have never suffered with cracked heels so I can't comment on the results it gives for this but it works great for dry and rough feet which is what I suffer from. I do not have the need to apply religiously twice a day every day, when my heels do start getting a bit rough I apply it daily for a few days until they are soft again. I have had the tube for a couple of months now and still have plenty of product left so it has lasted me quite a while. If you do suffer from dry feet then I would recommend giving this product a go.

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      21.08.2013 19:55
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      A good effective heel cream

      Flexitol Heel Balm - For dry Rough Feet

      This small white and blue plastic tube I bought from Amazon for £5.50 and the tube holds just over 100ml. I bought it because my husband has horrible dry cracked heels and they get worse when he wears sandals, crocs ( which is not often as he hates them) or anything with an open back. I spend half my life buying products for him to try and use on his feet, I also explained that he did actually have to apply the creams as they don't work in the tubes. I think he was hoping that I would do it for him and massage his feet which I did do as a new wife years ago but I have to admit the novelty has worn off.

      Although I did buy this for my husband's feet I do feel I have to try these things our for myself and so did use it for a week before returning to my Lush mint foot cream as I prefer the scent to the need for really moisturising cram for cracked heels as mine are not.

      Now this cream is a medication rather than a luxury foot cream and should only be applied to feet of adults. They also say some stinging may occur if the heels are badly cracked. I can't say how bad the stinging is as my heels are not cracked. My husband certainly didn't wince when he applied it so it can't be too bad as he would have said.

      If you suffer any reaction then you should stop using the cream and obviously if the rash continues then see your doctor. The cream is pretty obviously for external use only. I can't imagine why anyone would even consider using a cream for dry cracked heels anywhere apart from the feet but there are a lot of strange people around.

      This cream is apparently 'Scientifically proven to improve skin hydration' and contains 25% chemically synthesized urea in a very concentrated and moisturising emollient base. This is a great combination for softening and healing skin on the feet such as hard cracked heels. It works by replenishing the moisture deep below the skin's surface.

      The cream is white and pretty thick , the company claim it begins to work in three days. I have to say the results were not that quick with my husband and it took a week or two to really see the results. On my feet of course the effect was moisturising only as mine are not dry and cracked. It did feel nice and soft on my heels though.

      The cream is thick and slightly yellowish brown but is not greasy at all so great for those putting socks on after application. It smells okay but nothing special, not offensive but not one that you would say smells lovely either, almost unscented. It is an enriched cream with Pro -Vitamin B5 and L-Argine and is also enhanced with exfoliating ingredients. I can't say I noticed the exfoliating properties when I used the cream but my idea of exfoliating feet is to use a pumice stone or a really good pumice based exfoliator like Lush's one so maybe I was expecting something more scrubby.



      The cream is free of SLS and but does contain several parabens which is not so good as my husband's problem is allergy./eczema related so the fact this has some of the potentially irritating chemicals is not a good thing for us.

      The cardboard outer pack which we have long since thrown out came with more instructions and information than is on the tube. I do remember reading that it was safe for diabetics to use

      As I have said before this is not just a foot lotion for cosmetic use this is a medically proven treatment but it can also be applied daily as a preventative moisturiser to help keep your feet soft, smooth and supple which is how I was using it. It is quite expensive though so in reality I decided to return to my usual foot cream and leave the medical one to my husband as his feet had greater need.

      The product does need to be stored somewhere dry and kept at a temperature between 10-30 degrees . This is not usually in issue in the UK but recently we made sure it wasn't left out in the sun in the bathroom as we have a velux window in there and the sun does shine through during the day.

      According to the blurb on the packing Flexitol Heel Balm 'can also help prevent blisters and friction during exercise and when "breaking in" new shoes'. I personally think that is a bit of hype from the company as I can't honestly think that applying a cream would help prevent blisters especially when breaking in new shoes. I didn't test the theory but I do feel that is a claim too far.

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      Yes I would say this has really helped with my husband's sore and cracked heels. They now look relatively normal and he is very happy. For years he has these horrid cracked heels and since I have known him I have nagged and bought him products to try and use on his feet. They are now in much better shape and this is one of the better products we have tried on his heels.

      It is not cheap and if you have normal feet with only slightly harder skin this would work but so would other cheaper alternatives. I would say that the price is worthwhile for more intense needs and for very hard, dry, cracked sore feet. It also works well on dry elbows when they are sore and my husband's eczema on his hands after he had been decorating.

      Thanks for reading. This review my be posted on other sites under my same user name.

      ©Catsholiday

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        21.06.2013 14:54
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        They say it works and they're not taking the p...

        When you get to a certain age you might find that the skin on your heels starts to crack. Pregnancy, diabetes, wearing the same shoes or socks for too long, running or walking long distances regularly... all these things can increase your chances of having rough skin on your feet and in really bad cases it may open into sore fissures.

        The Australian company Flexitol aim to solve this problem with their Heel Balm which, they say, is "the medically proven treatment for dry and cracked feet". When I run regularly my heels dry up and crack so I thought I'd give this a go. A 112 gram tube costs somewhere around seven pounds and will last for a month or more, although there are smaller tubes available if you just want to try it out.

        It comes in a soft, plastic tube (imagine a large tube of hand cream) and the packaging claims that you will have visible results in three days. It has a screw-off top and inside that there's one of those little silver paper security things that prove the product is sealed. You have to peel that off before you can use it.

        It doesn't look great, having the consistency of lemon curd when you squeeze it from the tube and a dirty light brown, almost curdled look to it. It's slightly gritty too as if small grains of sand have been mixed into it. As for the smell, well that's not going to be a good selling point either as it's quite acrid and hangs around in the nostrils for some time after. You'll certainly want to wash your hand after rubbing this into your feet.

        I know I'm not making this product sound great but bear with me as the benefits of using it become apparent as soon as you apply it to your damaged feet. I squeezed a piece about the size of a pea onto my heel and then reapplied as necessary. My sore feet began to feel calmer as soon as I began rubbing it in and it softened the rough areas immediately. It says to use it twice a day. I only use it at night but it's had a long lasting effect on my cracked heels. Despite the problems with how it looks and smells this is a great product that really delivers on its promises.

        They say that you should never see either sausages or laws being made or you'll lose your trust in them for life. I think I'd add Flexitol's Heel Balm to that list too, as 25% of its volume is made up of (and there's no nice way to say this)... urine. I know, it's an unpleasant thought, but if you can get past that rather repugnant idea and actually use it then you might find as I did that it's a great product. Even if the smell does take a little getting used to.

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          24.10.2012 10:01
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          Works well and is worth the money, but would be better with a touch of perfume!

          I like to keep my feet in good condition as the amount of walking and time I spend on my feet can take it's toll on them. Until more recently when I've decided to try other heel balms to see what else is out there I had been using Flexitol Heel Balm for at least a few years.

          This heel balm comes in a tube which is mainly white with blue writing and the blue flexitol logo. The tube is packaged inside a box which is mainly blue and shows before and after pictures of feet. The packaging isn't pretty, girly or attractive, I find it quite clinical but this means it would look fine amongst a guy's or girl's toiletries and I do think the packaging fits the product reasonably well.

          The heel balm is thick, a little greasy feeling, has a bit of a yellowy tinge to it and although I can't quite put my finger on what it smells like it's certainly not anything perfumed. I'm not very keen on the smell or the colour of this balm, but the upside is that you can tell there are no unnecessary perfumes and colourings in the product.
          When you apply the balm to your feet it tends to take a while to soak in and I find it best to put socks on afterwards because it does leave your feet feeling a little greasy and feels strange when you walk around if you stay bare foot.

          When first using this balm I found it took a few days to notice a difference in my feet, but it definitely did do what it's supposed to do. You should apply this balm to your feet twice a day and I find that if I do this then my feet stay nice and soft. However, once my feet are in good condition, if I try to drop down to applying this product once a day (which is what they recommend to maintain your nice feet after the initial twice a day applications) then my feet don't stay looking so good.
          If you have very dry or cracked feet then the packaging warns that you may experience some stinging when using the product but I have never had any problems with this, even when I very first began to use the heel balm.

          I usually buy this heel balm in Boots, where it costs £4.95 for a 56g tube or £10.24 for 112g. This isn't cheap but I'm happy to pay it, I think it's good value as the product does work well.

          Overall this heel balm does exactly what it is supposed to and is good value for money, but I would prefer a product with a nicer look and smell to it.

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            23.10.2011 13:06
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            This cream works wonders and clears up the problem of cracked heels.

            I am so enthralled with this substance which is manufactured in Australia. I'm pleased with its performance after only a few days and so wish to recommend it to other sufferers from cracked and ugly and hurting heels.

            It is easy to use - just whop it on your heel where the skin is dry, and rub it gently into the affected areas. It comes out of the tube in an easy to handle firm squirt which you just rub into your skin every night and the following morning until you've got rid of the worst of the problem, then you can ease off.

            I used a file to file off the excess skin every evening before putting on more and there were immediate results changing my foot from a bleeding pitted ugly sole to a smooth, comfortable, normal looking and feeling heel.

            I'll fully admit that I have tried other creams which are more expensive and they haven't worked at all.

            This one has a medicated smell which is quite strong, but it's O.K. It did sting a little, but I had rubbed it into the horrible cracks on my heel which had begun to bleed. This cream truly cleared the cracks up after a day. I'm thrilled with it.

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            30.09.2010 11:49
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            Not a nice product in any way, and I won't bother again

            Feet are not the most attractive of body parts at the best of times, but things can get downright ugly if you are suffering from dry and cracked skin. My feet have been in particularly bad condition this year, and I tracked down this intensive Heel Balm on eBay as it is reported to be extremely effective. You can find this product in most pharmacies and Flexitol also manufacture various other foot care products.

            Flexitol Heel Balm claims to be "the medically proven treatment for dry & cracked feet", and is suitable for use by diabetics as well as general foot care. Flexitol say: "Flexitol Heel Balm is scientifically formulated to hydrate dry, cracked heels and feet. It contains 25% Urea in a highly concentrated, moisturising and emollient base."

            The Heel Balm comes in a rather plain white tube with blue writing printed on it. The has a screw off lid at the base, and this makes it easy to get the stuff out of the tube as it settles at the bottom while it is stood upright. I did had some trouble getting the remains out when I reached the end of the tube, but even when I thought it had been used up there was still a small (but usable) amount left. The tube weighs in at 56g (2 oz).

            Directions for use: Apply twice daily, morning and night to dry, cracked heels and feet. Once the skin is restored continue to use to maintain condition.

            The balm is very thick and has an oily feel to it. It has an unattractive yellow colour to it and an off-putting scent. This is certainly not a pampering treat, it is a medicinal treatment that should be used for real problem skin. I followed the suggested directions for use, and started off by applying this morning and night. The balm feels greasy and can take some time to rub into the skin, and it takes even longer to soak in fully. I covered my feet with socks afterwards and I think this helped the cream to be absorbed a bit better.

            The condition of the skin on my feet is pretty dire at the moment. I have been regularly soaking my feet in hot water and tea tree to clear up a nail infection, and this has had a severely drying effect on my skin. There are dry scuffed marks around the edge of my heel, and the skin is dry and peeling all over the underside of my foot. The tops of my feet seem to have escaped damage so far! It took several weeks of using this Heel Balm before I began to notice that the skin was smoothing out a little. I still had flaky peeling skin, but it felt softer and I felt ready to reduce applications as there were no visible cracks.

            Shortly after decreasing the frequency of applications, my feet returned to their dry and cracked state, especially around the bottom of my heels. I tried applying the cream twice a day again but it has not seemed to repair the damage. I have been using it for the best part of a month after I initially reduced the applications, and I have noticed no long term effects to repair my skin. The condition of my skin is still dry and there are some tough, calloused areas that have not improved at all.

            I think that this balm could possibly work if you don't have severely poor condition skin, but I have been applying it over and over and still it has not given any major benefits. It certainly hasn't lived up to the claims, although it did make my feet feel softer for a short while.

            Aside from the lack of results, one of the major things that has put me off this product is it's key ingredient: Urea. I had a little think to myself as I was sure I recognised the term, and then the realisation struck me. That's p**s that I'm rubbing onto my feet!!! After a frantic search online and feeling quite disgusted, I managed to find this information which put my mind at ease a little... "It's true that the active ingredient in this stuff is chemically synthesized urea, but that's hardly urine. The Urea in Flexitol is synthetically made using ammonia as a base." Hmm ok, but still not an appealing concept.

            All in all, I have not received the results that I would have expected from this product and now that I have finished my tube I will not bother to buy it again. It's unpleasant to use because of the way it feels and smells, and it simply has not worked well enough to repair my skin.

            Ingredients: Aqua, Urea, Lanolin, Petrolatum, Decyl Oleate, Dicocoyl Pentaerythrityl, Distearyl Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Cera Microcristallina, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Oleate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Aluminium Stearate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, BHA, Parfum

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              17.09.2010 13:45
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              Now I have feet to be proud of!

              A few months ago hubby was suffering from severely cracked heels and he tried a product called Flexitol Heel Balm which he found to be very good. Once he had finished with it he passed it on to me as he had read on the front of the tube that it was good for diabetic foot care and, since I have Type 2 Diabetes, he thought I might find it useful.

              The tube that we have is the one containing 112g of the balm and is currently priced at £9.99 in Boots which is where we purchased ours from.

              It comes in a plastic, squeezable tube with a screw cap. The advantages of this are twofold - firstly when you get almost to the end of the product it will be easy to cut along the tube in order to get the last bit out (at £9.99 I am sure that I am going to use every last scrap!) and secondly being plastic it goes in the recycling bag when it is finally empty.

              The writing on the front of the tube tells us this:

              'Trust Flexitol ............. it really works
              The medically proven treatment for dry and cracked feet
              General and diabetic foot care'

              On the back of the tube there is further information about the product including a full list of ingredients, directions for use and details of the manufacturer.

              The balm itself is beige in colour and is very thick and creamy in consistency with very little fragrance. The instructions recommend that you use it twice a day - morning and night - rubbing it onto the dry and cracked areas of your feet. It is suggested that you continue to use it once the problem is cleared to help maintain healthy skin. There are also warnings that the balm may cause stinging if the skin is very badly cracked and it should only be used by adults.

              As I said earlier my husband had very cracked heels but my problem is more the dry skin that collects around the edge of the heel during the summer when I wear sandals most of the time.

              As a diabetic I know that I could suffer from loss of sensation in my feet so I do look after them carefully and check for any problems on a regular basis. I have used the Soap and Glory Heel Genius and the Body Shop Hemp Foot Cream both of which I like and rate highly but I thought I might as well give this one a try since hubby had been kind enough to pass it on!

              The cream itself is thick, smooth and creamy and is very easy to apply to the feet. Just before I got into bed I rubbed in a very small amount (about the size of a pea) onto each foot around the edge of my heels and also on the small patch of hard skin just below the ball of each foot.

              When I looked at my feet after showering the following morning I was very impressed by the fact that the skin was already noticeably smoother. I would expect that it would take longer to work on badly cracked skin but for my dry, hardened skin the balm had begun to work at once.

              I continued to use it morning and evening as directed and within days the skin on my feet was really smooth and I definitely had feet to be proud of - especially as I was heading to the practice nurse for a full diabetic check and she would be looking at my feet!

              So I would recommend this product to any adult with dry, hardened or cracked skin on their feet. The price tag may seem a bit high but you really do get what you pay for with this one!

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                08.04.2010 16:59
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                Use this to sort out your feet for the summer!

                As we are beginning to get towards the possibility of seeing some nicer weather soon its time to start sorting out my feet to make sure they look good for sandals! Heel balm is perfect for the job.

                Heel Balm comes in a small blue cardboard box with 'before' and 'after' pictures on the front to show the amazing difference it can make. In fairness this was one thing that put me off buying it for quite awhile as the picture of the 'before' freaked me out a little as its quite severe cracked, dry heels. However, I overcame my fear of the picture and decided to give it a go - it cost me around £5.00 for a 56g tube from Boots.

                The cream itself is very thick and yellow in colour. The smell isnt paticularly nice as it has a slight antiseptic smell to it but neither is it unpleasent. As the cream is very thick it can be slightly difficult to completley rub in compared to a normal moisturiser. The packaging informs you to use this twice a day, morning and night.

                I was shocked after using this at how quickly it works, I just have very dry heels and within a week they looked so much better. I know this isnt a very sexy thing to do but I think wearing socks in bed after applying this cream definitely helps it work even better. I continued using it twice daily for another couple of weeks to make sure that all the dry skin was completely gone. I then started to use this less frequently, using a normal moisturiser aswell and just using this a couple of days a week instead. Heel balm has meant that my feet have turned from dry to super smooth and lovely!

                I think the most off putting thing with this product is the price for how much product you actually get. However, as it works its more than worth it. Also when you bring your heels to a 'normal' state you can use a normal moisturiser at times instead of this product meaning you wont use up so much. I would recommend this to anyone with dry heels to get ready for the sandal season and for those with really cracked heels I can see this working a treat, though I would suspect it would take longer to see the results.

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                  07.04.2010 00:03

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                  Jury is still out - I will continue to use it and update if a miracle occurs!

                  I purchased this product in an attempt to soften the very hard skin on the soles of my feet and around my heels. With Summer coming up I thought I'd best do something to make my feet sandal-worthy!

                  The cream comes in a box with some particularly strange shots of feet 'before' and 'after'. While my feet are nowhere near as bad as the 'before' picture it didn't put me off!

                  The tube is easy to squeeze and the cream is very thick and has a strange smell. I'm putting this down to the active urea ingredient. Enough said.

                  I massaged it in every night and put socks on while I went to bed to help increase absorbtion.

                  It claims to have a marked difference in days, but I have to say I was expecting it to do more than it actually did. I got a bit fed up after a week and only used it every other day or so, and while there was an improvement in the condition of my feet I had to do a lot of filing and 'grating' with various utensils to remove the hard skin.

                  Overall I am still giving it a go but I did expect more from it.

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                  25.09.2009 17:23
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                  Good for feet needing some TLC

                  This heel balm comes in a small tube and is a very very thick consistancy. The balm is a bit yellow in colour to look at and has quite an anticeptic, medical smell to it.

                  It is designed to treat extremely dry, rough or cracked skin on feet so that with intensive treatment these areas can be healed and softened. It is about £5 for a small tube v=but because it is so rich in texture you do only need a pea sized squeeze for each application. The tube will therefore last you a very long time even with regular morning and evening useage.

                  I bought this product because I had some small areas of dry skin on my heels which I wanted to smooth. Whilst treating these areas I did also use any excess balm I squeezed out as a general foot moisturiser too. I found that it did treat the dry areas well but where I had used the excess on normal skin it was too strong and it actually caused my feet to peel a bit! It wasn't painful though but I think it over treated the normal areas of my skin so I would recommend that it is only used on very dry areas that do need more extensive treatment. If your feet are just a bit dry or you want to just do a normal moisturise stick to a normal lotion!

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                    22.07.2009 00:04
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                    Flexitol Heel Balm

                    Flexitol Heel Balm is a rich moisturising cream that helps heal those sore or cracked heels. The cream contains vitamin E and Urea. Vitamin E will help improve skin generally and Urea is meant to throughrally hydrate the skin with continued use.

                    The cost is £5.49 from Boots and other leading chemists and supermarkets.

                    After a winter of cosy toes and feet wrapped up each day in socks and shoes or toasty warm sheepskin boots, I finally decided in the late spring to expose my fairly good conditioned feet to some fresh air, and popped on my favourite pair of scandals, followed by a few strokes of red nail polish.

                    I do a fair amount of walking and after some weeks noticed a little hard skin had developed on the back of my heels, and after a soak in the bath applied my usual moisturiser, which is dove body cream. It felt ok but a few days later the hard skin had begun to crack. Any of you that have experienced cracked heels will know that it not only looks ugly, but it's mighty painful. I tried the old pumice stone followed by more moisturiser. I tried soaking my feet in a bowl of warm water, whilst watching TV for several hours, using the kettle to top up occasionally. I thought this might soften the skin to help absorb the cream I applied religiously for many nights to follow. I noticed a little improvement but nothing dramatic. I then tried savlon, as I thought perhaps the antiseptic might help (heaven knows now why I thought that). Nothing really worked with any 'Impact'.

                    Weeks followed but with no great improvement I'm afraid. I was at my end tether and the cracks on my heels seemed to be getting worse. I did not want to put on my tights and shoes again, as we all know it takes ages to expose our legs in the early summer, and going backwards - no, the thought of sweaty feet (when the weather is warm).

                    One day whilst out shopping I spotted the above product (Flexitol) on the shelf in Boots. I had never heard of the brand, but it caught my eye.

                    1. Nice bright blue packaging
                    2. Picture of the before and after
                    3. Not too expensive
                    4. Not too cheap

                    Well, I thought why not give it a go. I bought the hand cream also, as I get flare-ups with eczema. The balm is white in colour and has no specific smell, almost like the smell of simple soap.

                    I got home and that evening had a soak in the bath followed by my usual ritual of applying the Flexitol Cream. This routine continued for another two weeks, and FINALLY I noticed an improvement, and my heels started to get better.

                    I am pleased to say that I no longer have cracked heels, but I do apply this cream from time to time as a preventative measure. You need to store this product between 10 - 30 c in a dry place. I don't know if there is an expiry date on it (I can't see one), but as with all creams I suspect this will 'go off' in time.

                    This extra special cream is manufactured for Laderma Trading, which is a firm in Australia. It's a shame us Brits didn't invent this fabulous cream.

                    I would rate this cream top notch, and would persuade anyone to give it a try.

                    p.s. Try Amazon first it's cheaper!

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                      16.07.2009 03:49

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                      This stuff WORKS!! I had the ruffest, tuffest, deeply cracked feet, on the planet! I bought flexitol honestly because, it was cheap and the picture on the box reminded me of my feet on a good day! I came home and went online. After reading the reviews I was glad I bought it but, I was still worried that it might not work because Im a black woman and sometimes things don't work the same on people of color. Well It Worked! In 10 days I was wearing sandles! My feet are lovely! Just start to sand/buff them down in 7-10 days after using the cream. Don't miss a day of using the cream! Use it twice a day and then watch the Magic! I love It! Thank God!! V. P. from Phila Pa

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                      22.06.2009 17:42
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                      Dont spend your money on other sub-standard heel repair products! Buy this one!

                      During last years Christmas party season my tootsies took a bit of a battering with all the extremely high heels and dancing until dawn i'd been doing. It was one night, however, after comming home and removing my killer shoes that i realised the pain i'd been experiencing in my heels was due to the fact that on of myy heels had split and was actually bleeding. This had never happened to me before and it was so painful i booked an appointment with my GP. He prescribed my aqueous cream and i applied it as much as possible every day for a week without imrovment. I could barelty walk by this stage (okay i'm being a drama queen, but it really hurt), so i hobbled my way to boots and scoured their footcare aisle. There were many varieties of lotions and potions to 'cure' cracked heels, so i asked the pharmacist to point my in the direction of the best. Upon which i discovered Flexitol Heel Balm.

                      How much does it cost: A tad pricey at £5- £6 for 2oz lasting up to twelve months. But the packaging was so convincing (a before picture with gnarly beaten up heels and an after picture of sparkling new ones) that i thought its got to be worth a try.

                      Product Performance: The packaging advises using this product twice a day until the skin is restored and afterwards to maintain its condition. Upon first application i found it to be quite thick and slightly greasy. The smell of it isnt the most pleasant but i applied it thickly and set my feet up to rest until it was fully absorbed. ***TIP: Use cotton socks after applying to ensure product is fully absorbed into skin, this will also prevent you transferring the product onto anything else, incurring potential stains. After an hour I could already ntice the difference this product had worked. When i had applied it i could feel a slight tingling in the crack on my heel but that is because this product is actually medicated as opposed to some other creams on the market, which are just a deep moisturiser for the foot. After just one week the crack had dissappeared, (I know i sound like an advert from the TV, but i was actually amazed and highly thankful for the results it produced).

                      Any other information: This product is medically proven for general and diabetic foot care. It contains 25% Urea in a highly concentrated moisturising and emollient base.

                      Recommendation: I would highly recommend this product as it actually worked for me and allowed me to get back into my heels for New Year's!!!

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                      24.05.2009 18:48
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                      If you want a product to get rid of those horrible dry skin patches on your feet, this is it!

                      I was at the counter in Lloyds chemist one day, with a friend, paying for an item when I saw the box for Flexitol Heel Balm.

                      I said to my friend "Look at that." pointing to the box. "Do these companies think we're stupid?" I was referring to the "before" and "after" pictures of a person's feet on the box. "Before" is a pair of very dry, deeply cracked heels. They looked awful. Horrendous, in fact. The "After" picture is of a pair of lovely feet with soft heels. No dry skin and no deep cracks. A different person's feet, if you'd asked me.

                      "Do these people really think we fall for things like that?" I asked my friend. She was pulling a face too and shaking her head in disgust and disbelief, just like me.

                      From behind the counter the assistant spoke, almost apogetically, "Actually, it works!"

                      I looked questioningly at her and she said "Honestly, it works." I looked at my friend, who was looking a bit confused, and then back at the assistant. "Your going to say that though, aren't you? You want to sell it to us."

                      She laughed and told me that it made absolutely no difference to her if I bought it or not, but that it worked. She explained that she and a few of her colleagues had tried it and were all very pleased with it.

                      So, I bought it, fully intending to bring it back for a refund when I found it didn't really work afterall. But, to my absolute amazement I found that......

                      IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE LABEL.

                      I suffer from dry skin in general and I've found that this product, used twice a day, makes your feet look and feet lovely.

                      I've always struggled with sandals in the summer because I put moisturiser on my feet and within a couple of hours the dry patches are back. Not with Flexitol Heel Balm. It's great!!!

                      It's not the cheapest, unfortunately, but I know that when I use it in the mornings, if I'm wearing sandals I know that my heels stay great looking all day.

                      I slap a bit more on at night, before bedtime and put on a pair of socks to make sure that balm doesn't rub off and make my bed clothes soft and moist instead of me.

                      It's a great product and I've even been known to put a tiny bit on my lips if I didn't have my lip balm handy.

                      Flexitol do a range of products from this to lip and hand balm - which I've tried and been very happy with. Also, you don't need to use it for long before you see results, which is a definate plus. I found after 3 or so days my feet, in general, were looking much better.

                      The only downside is it's not cheap - but it is worth the money.

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                      25.07.2007 18:18

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                      Perfect product, highly recommended. Worth every single penny and then some!!!

                      This stuff is so AWESOME!!! My feet were starting to look like my mom's feet so I went on a hunt for something to make my feet look better. My mother had really dry cracked feet. I bought some flexitol for my mother and myself. Within 2 days my feet were softer and noticably healing. Within 10 days both of our feet were completely healed and looked as if they had never had cracks or rough thick skin!!! I can't praise or thank this product enough. It is the ABSOLUTE best thing out there!!

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                    Flexitol Heel Balm for rough, dry feet / Apply to rough, dry and thickened skin on feet / Apply twice daily, morning and night / Once the skin is restored continue to use to maintain condition / Recommended for adult skin only / Stinging may occur in deep cracks / Discontinue use if local irritation or rash occurs during use / Contains 25% chemically synthesized urea in a highly concentrated moisturising and emollient base /