Product Type: Scholl body care
Newest Review: ... you just need to apply a liberal amount to the heels and wait for it to get to work. Scholl recommend that you use the cream for 7 days and... more
Scholl Cracked Heel Repair Cream
Member Name: linzeelou
Scholl Cracked Heel Repair Cream
Advantages: It works
Disadvantages: Heels can become cracked again if you stop using this
For whatever reason, I suffer from really dry heels and the skin tends to crack quite often. I think it may actually be a family thing as I know my mum and sister also suffer with the same problems. I live in sandals during the summer and I hate having my feet on show sometimes because of this. I have tried ped egg type products before but they take quite a lot of doing to make my heels look nice again. On a recent trip to Boots, I noticed that Scholl do a cracked heel repair cream so figured it was at least worth a try.
This cream comes in a blue box which has smaller white and yellow areas which is in keeping with the theme of all other Scholl products. If you have used Scholl before, you will be able to easily notice this product on a shelf. The Scholl logo takes up the majority of the top left hand corner while the bottom right hand corner boasts fast results and this part of the packaging definitely stands out against everything else. Another good aspect of the packaging is that it shows shots of damaged heels in both before and after shots so you can see what kind of results to expect. Inside of the cardboard packaging is a 60ml tube of the actual product. Again, the outside of the tube is the Scholl blue, white and yellow colours with the product information.
This product claims to show visible results in only 3 days and that it works in 7 days. To me, this was a bit silly as they should have just stuck with one length of time instead of making people confused. Does it mean you can see it working in only 3 days and that your problems will be solved in 7? Who knows! After having a long soak in the bath, I got ready to apply the cream to my heels. As my heels were already quite soft from the hot water, I wasn't sure if this was best or not but figured it couldn't hurt. As I applied the cream to my heels, I could see that it wasn't absorbing into my skin very quickly so I had to sit with my feet up for the better part of 10 minutes to leave it to soak in. I did use a fair amount of cream though so maybe I was just using too much. The cream is white without any smell to it. As the cream is white, I didn't want to walk around the house while I could still see it on my heels incase it rubbed off onto my carpets and left a stain.
So could I see results in the 3 days? Actually, yes I could. I applied the cream every night for these 3 days and while the results weren't amazing, I could see that my heels were getting better. After the 7 days, my cracked heels had improved a lot and I could see that if I kept up using the cream, my problems would eventually be gone. Now this is definitely not a miracle cream though. As well as using this product, I was using a pumice stone on my heels so that was helping with any rough skin. Also, as I had to apply this cream every night, it takes a lot of time and effort to make your feet pretty again. If I used this every night for the rest of my life, I think I could safely say that I would have nice, soft heels but I just can't be bothered with that. After I stopped using the cream, my heels did slowly become cracked again so now, each time this happens, I just get the cream out again.
I wouldn't use this product all of the time due to how much it would end up costing. My tube cost around £5 and lasted me nearly a month; 2 weeks using it every day and 2 weeks using it every couple of days. Now, I only use this when I need my feet to look nice for a special occasion and make sure I have some in the house a week beforehand. At £5 it is a good product but I can really see some people needing to use it every day to make it worth while.
Summary: A good foot cream