Product Type: Flexitol body care
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Smooth & Soft Heels!
Flexitol Heel Balm
Member Name: blonde_girl774
Flexitol Heel Balm
Advantages: Works really well, lasts a long time.
Disadvantages: A bit smelly and rather messy on carpet.
I unfortunately suffer from cracked and dry heels on my feet, not exactly the most attractive characteristic to boast really! I donít tend to help myself much though and constantly walk around the house and garden with no socks or slippers on which makes my feet even worse. Iíve tried normal moisturisers, intensive moisturisers and even special foot moisturisers from Avon and Boots but nothing has really helped unless Iíve applied it about twice a day. In the summer however my mum came home with a tube of Flexitol heel balm for me to try in a desperate effort to have un-cracked and un-dry feet while on holiday!
The tube itself comes in a cardboard box which shows examples of extremely cracked and dry feet (very off putting to be honest) with an example of what they were supposedly like after using the heel balm for a fortnight. I was a little doubtful to say the least. The tube itself is about 6 inches in height with a circular screw top at the bottom which allows the tube to stand up which is always handy. The tube itself is a clinical white colour with blue and red areas on the front highlighting the brand and name of the product. The balm itself is a fairly thick paste, much thicker than your average moisturiser and verging on something like cream blusher or custard for want of a better comparison! Itís a pale cream/yellow colour and has a smell not totally unlike that of E45 cream mixed with some sort of floral body lotion. The directions for use specify that you should apply to rough, dry and thickened skin on feet and also to apply twice daily, morning and night. You literally need a tiny little blob, about the size of a pea and it has to be thoroughly massaged in to get the best results.
At first I found that it was necessary to apply twice a day but as time went on Iíve now reduced application to once every two or three days as this seems to suffice. For the first few days I didnít really notice a huge amount of change but after about 4 days my heels felt remotely smoother and the cracks were starting to disappear. After just over a week of using it I found that my heels were as soft and smooth as a babyís bottom practically! It basically works by softening the skin, which other moisturisers will do, but itís at a much higher concentration than others hence why it works much quicker. It also contains 25% chemically synthesized urea as well which I always thought was just a part of urine! If you do use this product then be sure to put on socks after youíve applied, not only will the heat make the balm work better but itíll stop you getting sticky patches of a mild cream colour all over your floor!
At the minute there are two sizes available which are 56g and 112g, the former costs £4.99 and the latter costs £9.99 in Boots or can be bought online from several sites including www.auravita.com and www.allcures.com for similar prices. Iím currently on my second tube of the 56g balm and find that when I apply it roughly 3 times a week itíll last me about 3 months in total so itís not a bad price really. Iíd recommend it to anyone who suffers from hard skin anywhere on their feet, finally get those super soft feet!
Thanks for reading!
Summary: A heel balm to reduce cracked heels.