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Unfortunately I have inherited my mothers' feet. (I don't mean that in a creepy Adams Family way, in that the feet are sat in a jar of formaldehyde going all wrinkly and pale).
I suffer with a build up of hard, dry skin on my heels that will, when left to its own devices, crack and look extremely unsightly. Over the years I have battled my feet with regular soakings, attacks with a pumice stone and foot file and slathering them in moisturiser before putting cotton socks on to aid the absorption of the moisturiser.
A while back I discovered a new ally in my fight with my feet, Scholl Deep Moisturiser. Scholl promises me a cream that is 'specially developed to tackle tough hardened skin on the feet' and that the cream gives '24 hour continuous hydration with natural moisturising factors'. This all sounds very good, and indeed it is.
After soaking me feet and rubbing down the stubborn areas with a Pumice Stone or my Body Shop Foot File I then apply a liberal amount of this florally scented white cream onto the heels and balls of my feet. The cream is quite greasy feeling and takes me a while to thoroughly massage in to my feet. This is quite a labour of love as I dislike touching my own feet and will sit grimacing while doing this task.
Once the cream is rubbed in I lovingly wrap my feet in soft cotton socks so I don't leave a greasy foot trail around the house. Almost immediately after applying the cream I can see a difference in the moisture hungry dry skin on my feet. It looks softer and hydrated, it feel softer too.
Throughout the summer months I will apply Scholl Deep Moisturiser every night before bed as I like my feet to be ready for any opportunity to pop my sandals on and feel the summer sunshine on my perfectly painted pinkies. In the winter I am a little less dedicated to my foot care routine and will only tackle the issue when my Husband cries out 'get your hooves off me'.
Overall I can thoroughly recommend Scholl Deep Moisturiser, it does an excellent job of keeping my feet in tip top condition throughout the Summer and also rescues my neglected feet throughout the Winter.
Scholl Deep Moisturising cream is currently available on amazon.co.uk for £2 + £1.65 postage.
Thank you for reading.
As someone who suffers from dry skin on my feet, I wanted to try something that is specially designed for feet instead of just my ordinary everyday moisturiser. I bought it for £3.99 for a 75ml bottle, but I think it was on offer at the time. I was quite anxious to try this, because someone recommended it to me before. As the summer season approaches, I want to be able to wear flip flops and sandals etc., and not have to worry about unsightly cracked heels and dry skin.
Advantages & Effects - I love the consistency of this cream. It is really creamy and thick, which makes it easier to apply it because it means, when it touches the warm skin on my feet, it doesn't melt and slide around, which would ultimately make a mess. It stands its ground and creates a layer of smoothness on the skin. I really do think it is worth exfoliating before using this cream as I have used it before without exfoliating first, and I think it works better when there is no dead skin on the feet. It seems like it is a lot of money to spend on a small tube of lotion, but actually, because of the thickness it lasts a long time. The scent is deep and rich and not too overpowering. When I had used this a for a while (applying it every other evening and very liberally after a shower) I did notice a huge difference! It's the skin on my heels that I worry about, and actually after using it for a 2 weeks, my feet were noticeably softer and looked so much better. 1 tip I picked up from other foot moisturisers and from articles I have read is that you can apply the cream liberally before going to bed and put a pair of cotton socks on over the cream. This traps the warmth from your feet in the socks and allows the cream to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Disadvantages - There is only one disadvantage of this cream. When I'm not using the cotton socks method, I just rub some of the cream all over my feet. I feel like I have to set aside some time to do this though because the cream does take a long time to sink into my skin. I have a feeling this could be because of the thickness of the cream or maybe because of the thickness of the skin. So while waiting for the cream to sink in, I sometimes find that it leaves a greasy film on my feet, so it needs an extra rub in, and has been known to leave greasy marks on any fabrics that my feet come in contact with.
Overall Thoughts - I really like this cream. I think it gives deep nourishing moisture to my feet and I find that I'm much less self-conscious now that I have started using it. I have seen a huge improvement in the softness of the skin. But I would say that sometimes it is easier to let it do its magic while I'm asleep, so there is no effort involved.
Scholl's Deep Moisturising Cream for dry skin on hard feet is £2.75 from Boots and was on offer until recently with 50p off so we bought a few. We have been buying this for about two years and it's good stuff in my opinion, which can be used by blokes without it seeming too 'feminine'. I am more than happy to be seen using it.
The tube isn't too 'girly and it smells okay, not too perfumed but not an unpleasant smell. It has a gold and white coloured tube with easy instructions on the reverse which anyone can follow.
I always find it absorbs into even very rough and dry hard cracked heels and dries off very quickly without leaving any sticky residue. Wash hands after use as it can leave a bitter taste in the mouth if you eat after using it as I have personally found out to my cost when I ate a sandwich after using this and not washing my hands!
It should be used about two or three times a week for the best results and better still if used with the Scholl rough skin remover or a pumice stone when having a bath or a shower - this is what I do for the best results.
It adds about 80% hydration to the dry areas of the feet and can be used on the top of the feet and between the toe area as well as on the base of the foot.
Skin is improved after around two weeks of use and results are great and it is recommended. We all use it.
Review also poste don Ciao as sorehead
I recently brought this product to give my feet a little love and care! Being at work all day and often being in sandals my feet do get quite rough and I do feel like they need looking after a bit more. I decided to get this particular one because I have used Scholl products before and trust them!
The product comes in a white squeezable tube with a white top and blue on the top of it. The cream itself is white and quite thick, very rich in texture. It doesn't require a lot to cover your foot, so don't go overboard with it or it will take an hour for it to rub in!
I was also taken in by this product because of the promises it makes - and lives up to! For example:
One of the most advanced moisturising creams around for feet
24hour long moisture
Gives 80% increase in hydration
was promised with this product, and it doesn't fail at all!
I use the product about every 2 days (if I remember) and I used it yesterday, and still my feet feel soft and hydrated today. The only thing is, it does take a while for the cream to rub in - so the best thing to do in my opinion is before bed so it has all night to settle in. It can at first feel a little rich for skin, but once it is rubbed in it feels fine. If my feet are still a little wet from the cream then I find I pick up everything on the floor/carpet - so putting socks on is a good option too!
The cost --> For a product that is as effective and good as this one I would expect it to cost about £7-8, but it only costs in the region of £3, depending on where it is purchased from. I would recommend this if you have dry feet and are looking to treat them better!
I love beach holidays for the usual reasons. Sun, sea, sand and relaxation. But I also love how my feet are after a week of walking through white sand. As sand is a natural exfoliator, it makes sense that my feet are almost brand new after my holiday. Soft and fresh, the sand does wonders. But as soon as I am back home, with my feet tormented with dirt, socks and hard floors it's no wonder the rough and tough look creeps back in.
So in order to try and keep my baby soft feet for as long as possible I went on a mission to find a foot cream which actually lasted longer than 24 hours.
I had a good look though the shelves and decided on using the professional looking Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream. With the Scholl name being a well know foot care brand and its basic almost clinical looking tube, I thought this could be a winner.
Scholl say that this cream should make your feet feel 80% more hydrated immediately and leave my feel feeling soft, smooth and conditioned. This is exactly what I want. It also says to massage the cream into your feet 2-3 times a week. So not too much effort required.
The white cream itself is very thick, which is what I expected and it had a very faint smell of peppermint. The cream was very cooling on my feet and was definitely thick enough to leave my feet in a creamy coating. The slight peppermint smell was quite refreshing on my feet and if you do suffer from swollen feet or ankles, this would be great for you as it gives a little instant relief.
The cream was quite thick and did take a long time to sock in. This seems to be usual with foot creams but I still find it quite annoying. I prefer to put my cream on in the morning but because it takes so long to dry I have to put it on before bed, cover with some cotton socks and let it do its magic.
The outcome of using the cream was that my feet were definitely softer and smoother after using the cream. The instant fix did work to create smoother skin but because the cream takes ages to sink in the 'instant' effect will happen once dry. (So no walking or socks and shoes for at least 30 minutes) But the effects do only really last 24 hours. Even though the instructions are to use 2-3 times a week, if you really want super soft feet then you will have to use it every day. I don't think it helps prevent hard or dry skin. It really is a quick fixer rather than a long term preventer.
I will keep this cream as an emergency fix, maybe after hiding my feet throughout winter and then a bit of sunshine pops out and my feet need to be quickly fixed. But as a day to day foot cream, it is a little bit to greasy and does not help prolong the soft skin; it just fixes it for a day or so.
Recommended for your feet first aid kit!
Because I spend most of my time at home, and tend to potter around in bare feet, I find that the skin can become quite hard and dry. And this isn't just on the soles of my feet and around the heel area, but the skin on the tops of my feet sometimes gets dry too. So I have been trying out various moisturisers that would have a lasting effect, and have come up trumps with Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream.
The white, pleasantly-scented cream is fairly quick to absorb. I usually put on a pair of comfy socks for a little while after applying the cream, as the extra warmth seems to help the absorption process.
The information on the back of the tube states that 'Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream is one of the most advanced footcare moisturising systems available, specially created to care for the unique characteristics of the skin on your feet. Its natural moisturising factors penetrate deeply to give an immediate 80% increase in hydration, leaving feet soft, smooth and controlled'.
The directions state: 'Smooth onto feet and massage in until fully absorbed. For best results, use 2-3 times a week after using Scholl Rough Skin Remover, as part of your foot skincare regime'.
I certainly don't need to apply the cream every day, and find that a couple of applications during the week is sufficient. I was amazed by how quickly it worked. When I first got the cream, the soles of my feet were very dry, and the heel area was quite rough. I thought I might need to buy a separate treatment for my heels, but I didn't - although I know that Scholl's Cracked Heel Repair Cream (Active Repair K+) is available if the skin on your heels is badly cracked.
Scholl's Deep Moisturising Cream is available at Boots and Superdrug, for £2.75 for a 75ml tube. There is an offer at Boots (as of 28th April), of 'buy 1 get 2nd half price on selected footcare'. I think that £2.75 is brilliant value for such a good product.
So for anyone out there who wants to get their feet looking and feeling beautiful ready for sandals and flip-flops, I think this is an excellent product, and very good value. It deserves the full five stars.
(This is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
I seem to be completing a spate of foot care reviews recently! This product that I am reviewing is the Scholl Deep Moisturising Foot Cream. I got it when I bought a half-price Scholl gift set from Boots which contained some gel cushions and foot scrub as well as this product. However I didn't get round to using it until the last few months.
Scholl are a well-known and popular foot care brand: as well as the gel cushions and this cream they make a variety of products including foot scrubs, foot files and even some products that are rather more medically-orientated. This foot cream comes in a white tube with the Scholl logo and the name of the product. The packaging is very simple, clean and unisex - there's no reason a man couldn't buy and use this product too. The description on the back of the tube says that the Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream "is one of the most advanced footcare moisturising systems available, specially created to care for the unique characteristics of the skin of the foot". The product claims to give an 80% increase in hydration and to moisturise, soften and condition the feet. "Moisturising system" - now, if that isn't an attempt to use scientific language in order to get men to buy a product, I don't know what is!
The instructions recommend that the product is used 2 or 3 times a week for best results. I normally do use it 2 or 3 times, usually after using my Ped Egg and after a bath or shower.
The cream itself is white in colour, quite thick in texture and smells pleasantly of peppermint. I find I don't need to use too much of it to cover my feet in cream. It is fairly easy to massage in but my feet always seem to be slightly sticky for a couple of minutes after using - I usually sit still or use socks during this time. It isn't a major problem though.
This cream moisturises really well. I find it even makes the hard skin on my heels softer, which is something few creams in the past have managed to do! After using it two or three times a week for two or three months my feet definitely look and feel better. I have only used around half the tube, so it is lasting a good long time.
I can smell the peppermint smell on my feet straight after using the cream, but it does tend to fade throughout the day (unlike, say, the Pied de Pepper foot cream from Lush). This is a shame as a smell would really help to mask any unwanted foot odour! However I do find it tends to reduce bad smells anyway.
I really like this cream and I can't really find much to criticise about it. It is one of the best foot creams I've used, and while I think it would be nice if it was slightly more feminine, I'm not going to mark it down for that - after all I'm sure guys need to moisturise their feet too!
The cream currently costs £2.69 for a 75ml tube, but Boots currently have an offer on which offers 'buy one, get second half price' on selected foot care.
***FEET IN GENERAL***
Feet are probably the most abused, even more than hands. In the winter, we force them into boots and other footwear that is either too tight or unsuited for the shape of our feet. Feet support our weight and sweat in central heating while freezing on the cold pavements and they need regular routine care. Feet should be moisturised at least once a week, and also a full pampering session once a week as well.
I hate feet and think they are just weird looking, and it's a part of the body that most people don't really look after. As everyone will know feet can become prone to hard skin and can end up looking and feeling rough which doesn't look good, especially as it's coming up to summer and us girlies will want to wear our flip flops, pretty sandal's and summer shoes. I have never really looked after my feet in the past but since starting to model I have started to look after my feet more often and try to get them looking as best as I possibly can . . . if that's possible! So off I went to Boots to see what treats I could find for my feet!
Scholl make a large range of products for the feet and are a very well known brand for making products such as Insoles, Foot Spray, Shoe Spray and other products especially to look after and care for your feet. Their products can be found in pharmacies, Superdrug, Good Supermarkets and Boots stores. Prices may vary between stores but very often these products are on offer in Boots and Superdrug.
Some of the other products available to buy in the foot-care range are:
* Foot Smooth Shower Scrub
* Intensive Night Treatment
* Crackling Ice Foot Spray
* Moisturising Mousse
Scholl footwear is also available to buy from their website (www.scholl.co.uk). Their shoes range from Boots, Sandals, Slippers, Clogs and other styles of shoes as well. Their range of shoes is for men as well as woman and have benefits to some of them which can include special support for the heels.
***DEEP MOISTURISING CREAM***
The cream comes in a 75ml white tube with the name of the product on the front. On the back of the tube it has information about the cream and also tells you how to use the product and list's the ingredients. The deep moisturising cream is one of the most advanced moisturising systems available. The cream is specially created to care for the skin on your feet. The moisturising factors penetrate deep into your skin to give an immediate 80% increase in hydration, which leaves feet feeling smooth, soft and conditioned. I noticed the product contains Glycerin which is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. A lot of soaps, lotions and other products contain Glycerin as it's highly moisturising.
This is available to buy from boots for £2.69 and is currently on offer on buy 1 get 2nd half price on selected foot care. You can also buy this from Superdrug as well for the same price but it has no offers with it.
***USING THE PRODUCT***
On the back of the product it suggests that you smooth this onto your feet and massage in until fully absorbed. For best results, use 2-3 times a week after the Scholl Rough Skin Remover, as part of your Foot Skincare regime.
Every-time I have a bath I dry my feet and then use a PedEgg to remove any hard skin. I then put a small amount of cream about the size of a penny onto my hand and massage it into my feet, paying special attention to the area's which suffer from dry, hard skin. If I need more cream I'll simply massage some more in. The cream is white and quite thick as you squeeze it out of the tube. It has a slight scent to it, but I can't really describe it as the smell isn't very strong and it doesn't smell of much. It doesn't smell unpleasant. Once I have rubbed the cream into my feet I wait a few minutes so I know it has been fully absorbed. I normally rub the cream in and then sit down to watch something on TV so I know the cream has absorbed by the time I get up again. The cream doesn't feel greasy and it soaks in quite quickly into my skin, leaving them feeling moisturised.
After using this product once my feet felt moisturised and a lot softer than they did before. I have continued to use this product and my feet look and feel a lot healthier than they did before and now I don't feel embarrassed when wearing flip flops or other shoes which show my feet. Even after using the product once I noticed a difference and I was very impressed with this as other products I have tried can take at least 3-4 tries before it actually works or before you see any results.
I thought this product was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it to others who want to look after and care for their feet. As this product was so good and I was very pleased with the results this would also tempt me to buy other products in this range such as the Scrub and the night treatment and as the products are currently on offer in boots I think I might make the most of it and treat my feet. Obviously it's best to sue this product 2-3 times a week to see fantastic effects of the cream and the way it moisturises and softens the skin on your feet. This is a product I will continue to buy and I highly recommend it!
(review also on ciao)
I do an awful lot of sport and therefore my feet suffer a lot. Being in trainers for a lot of time and being in and out of swimming pools never mind the shower areas mean my feet are ....well generally a bit mank and I dread the summer when it is time to put on nice summery girls sandals as I can have cracked heels and obviously this is not a good look. So in true girly fashion I have decided to try and do something about it and am trying to look after my feet for the time when my feet come out for the summer. In accordance with this I have started using Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream .
Comes in a white tube with a flip lid which is what it stands up on when being stored. The flip lid means that you have to squeeze the tube to get the cream out when being used and when the tube is becoming emptier it can be a slight problem to get all of the cream out and not wasting any. The tube states that it moisturises, softens and conditions and recommends that it is used 2-3 times per week after using the rough skin remover from the same range. The tube is 75ml so is not huge but I find if used regularly as per the instruction it should last you a month.
The cream itself is white and thick and of a consistency that does not drip when brought out of tube and trying to apply to feet. Once the cream is rubbed into your feet it feels lovely. It rubs in and soaks in very quickly and there is no oiliness or wet consistency to it so you are able to put socks on straight away without feel as though your feet are wet. There is no heavy perfume with this product but just smells nice and light and clean.
Does it work?
Yeah I think it does, my feet feel softer and although I do recommend it is used with the skin remover as it advises. I feel that my feet feel smoother, less cracked and noticeably look different. The areas on my heels which looked the worse look much better now and so I will continue with this treatment
I purchased this for approx £2.60 however as it only lasts for approx a month I recommend that you wait for special offers and stock up then.
If you have trouble with rough, dry skin on your feet and often use moisturisers or body butters on them but find the results are not long lasting, then give Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream a try! It is the best moisturiser (for feet) that I have come across. It is easily absorbed and gives instant results making your feet look and feel softer and smoother.
The packaging is now different to the picture above. It is in a white tube, the same size and shape as the picture above, but without the gold. It has the Scholl logo on and the name of the product underneath.
The tube contains 75ml and you don't need to use a lot for each application otherwise it'll never soak in!
In my job I am on my feet all day leading to aching feet and I get terrible dry rough skin in the summer when wearing sandals. This moisturising cream is a great remedy for this; rub it into your feet to leave them feeling soothed and cared for.
I bought the Scholl Rough Skin Remover (which is also fab!) and when I use this moisturiser after using the rough skin remover, it soaks in beautifully and keeps your feet smooth and soft. On the back of the tube it says that your feet will feel 80% more moisturised. I'm not sure how to work out percentages of moisture in my feet but they certainly do feel much more relaxed and the skin is visibly and tangibly softer and smoother.
The main reason I like this cream is how quickly and easily it is absorbed. It doesn't feel greasy and you don't have to wait for ages before you put on your socks or shoes. I think the best results will be gained when using it in conjunction with the rough skin remover to keep your feet in tip top condition. My feet are certainly thanking me for using it!
Another treat for my little feet
There are many reasons why my foot care is important to me. First of all, I do not want my massage therapist to have to touch disgusting feet when I go see her once a month. But more importantly, I simply do not like my feet feeling rough or dry, which they often do because I swim and walk a lot.
***Deep Moisturising Cream***
Scholls Deep Moisturising Cream comes in a white and gold stand-up tube and contains 75 ml of white moisturising cream. The tube promises that the cram will provide 24-hour continuous hydration.
Scholl claims that this cream is one of the most advanced foot care moisturising systems available, having taken into account the unique characteristics of the skin of the feet. The cream is supposed to increase hydration by 80% and leave your feet soft, smooth and conditioned. Scholl recommends using the product 2-3 times a week after treating your feet with Scholl Rough Skin Remover.
I tend to use the Deep Moisturising Cream more often than the Rough Skin Remover simply because it is less complex in its application. There is no need to wash your feet before applying the cream or rinsing them thereafter.
The cream does not have a very strong smell, in fact, the scent is barely detectable. It is slightly flowery but also has a mild undertone of a chlorine smell.
I tend to squeeze about a pea-sized amount of the cream out of the tube and massage it all over my right foot and then work myself upwards from the heel, the top of my foot and then between my toes. The cream feels silky and smooth on my hands and feet and is almost instantly absorbed. I then repeat the procedure on my left foot. On days when I feel like having an extra treat, I do the procedure twice on every foot using another pea-sized amount of cream for each foot.
After application, my feet feel smoother and softer. Between the toes and on top of my feet, the skin feels almost like silk. The texture of my soles, while still slightly rough, also shows a marked difference in smoothness and hydration levels. Whether this is indeed an 80% improvement to previous hydration levels is arguable, however, the difference is undeniable.
The results after application of the moisturising cream differ depending upon whether I used the Rough Skin Remover prior to its application. This is especially so in respect to the underside of the foot generally my feet feel twice as smooth and soft when using the Rough Skin Remover beforehand, which is only expected, considering that some of the thick and dead skin of the feet has been removed.
Usually I apply the cream at night and my feet still feel lovely in the morning. However, after my morning shower, the cream does tend to disappear as does the lovely silky and soft feeling.
I tend to use the moisturising cream 5-6 times a week and the Rough Skin Remover 2-3 times a week. I estimate that the cream will last about 30 applications.
***Price and availability***
The Deep Moisturising Cream is available in places such as Boots and Superdrug and is priced at £4.25.
After having used both products for approximately 4 weeks, I can notice an improvement in the skin of my feet. They no longer feel dry and brittle and I am no longer ashamed to present them to my massage therapist.
Between the two products, I would definitely keep using the Deep Moisturising Cream on a regular basis even at full price. The results are well worth the money and it is so simple to apply that even a lazy person does not have an excuse.
One of the most advanced footcare moisturising creams available, Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream penetrates your skin with powerful, natural moisturisers for an immediate 80% increase in hydration, leaving your feet feeling smooth and conditioned / Scholl Deep Moisturising Cream is a highly concentrated 24 hour moisturiser, penetrating deeply to give an immediate 80% increase in hydration / /