Product Type: Scholl body care
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Scholl Instant Hard Skin Remover
Member Name: cazkins
Scholl Instant Hard Skin Remover
Advantages: Effective yet simple, pain-free, easy to use
Disadvantages: A bit pricey
Scholl is a very popular and good quality brand that specialises in foot care, so I was confident I'd be getting a safe and effective product. There are lots of things out on the market that claim to have similar benefits when it comes to getting soft feet, but this is probably for more of a 'blitz' attack on hard skin rather than simply applying a lotion.
The Scholl Instant Hard Skin Remover comes in a plastic box, which I've kept to store it in. I bought mine from Boots when there was a 3 for 2 offer, so I picked up some Scholl foot creams too. They suggest you use the softening cream after using this, and I'll admit that helps, but it doesn't detract from the instant effectiveness of using the remover.
At first I thought this was ridiculously overpriced, but then I remembered the Ped Egg thing that probably came out costing more than this. I haven't used that so I can't really compare the two, but this one does stand out from the crowd as having something different to offer, and because I find it to be effective, it's actually been worth the pennies.
This is described as a 'revolutionary way to remove thick, hard skin'. What makes it different? It's shaped like a handle with 8 metal bits at the top that protrude with holes in. These are circular blades with rounded tips that are slightly angled so as to be safe and easy to use. It's a simple design but an interesting alternative to a classic foot file.
Using this is really simple as you just scrape it over your foot where there's hard skin using up and down motions. You only need to do it fairly gently, but you'll notice what works when you see the skin coming off (sounds gross, but it does the trick!). Dead skin will accumulate in the blades and this can be washed out quickly by rinsing and shaking under water.
It depends what condition your feet are in, but doing this regularly for just a few minutes should keep your feet smooth. I make my feet slightly damp before using and find that using continuous motions without having to put too much pressure on works well. After one use you notice the difference because it obviously works instantly, getting rid of hard skin visibly without hurting or being uncomfortable. The only thing I've noticed is that some parts of my feet are ticklish, but that's all!
This is suitable for regular use and I'd say that's the best way of using it to keep hard skin minimal. Discontinue use if you notice your skin becoming sore or inflamed, or use without as much pressure. You shouldn't use on broken / bleeding skin, and it should also be noted that it's not suitable for those with poor blood circulation or diabetics. I've not noticed anything; I find this actually quite pleasant to use because it works and it's easy to do. The product itself is easy to hold and to clean afterwards, and I feel reassured that it's definitely safe, despite seeing the word 'blades' on the box!
The box also informs us that 98% agree they noticed 'instant visible improvement' because it 'reveals soft, smooth skin after one use'. I'd agree with this - you may not get perfectly smooth feet first time, but it definitely works and if you use regularly to look after your feet then I would say this is an excellent product. I definitely prefer this over the average foot file or a pumice stone, so for me it's been an investment product for the health of my tootsies.
Sells for around £10.20 (Boots)
Summary: An effective product that does what it claims & leaves feet smooth