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Emjoi Micro Pedi Rapid Hard Skin Remover
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Emjoi Micro Pedi Rapid Hard Skin Remover
Advantages: Easy to use & smooths and softens skin.
Disadvantages: Initial cost is quite high & replacement costs.
In the summer months (not that you could call June a summer month so far of course) I frequently suffer from dry and hard skin on the bottom of my heels. I've used numerous different creams and even considered taking a cheese grater to my heels on several occasions, but never found something that fixes the problem once and for all. On a recent shopping trip to Boots my mum noticed that the Emjoi Micro-Pedi was half price, still at the rather grand price of £19.99 mind you, and decided to invest in one for us both to try. I'd never even heard of the brand or product before but was willing to try anything!
Emjoi is an American brand based in New York who have dedicated themselves to making the little details of personal care as "trouble free and enjoyable as possible." They advertise themselves as being at the forefront of innovative solutions in this field and use the latest technologies to achieve their aims. From what I can gather they operate in four markets; the beauty care line which offers products such as hair styler and lice-removal combs, the hair removal line which offers products such as tweezer action discs and non-invasive alternatives to electrolysis, the wellness line which offers products such as electro acupuncture and waterproof massagers and the oral hygiene line which offers products such as electronic toothbrushes and hygienic storage kits. In my own opinion half the products do sound like gadgets that I'd either quickly tire of or have absolutely no use for after the first time but I was willing to try this new product in Boots to see if it could help... plus my mum was paying so I'd never say no!
The Emjoi Micro-Pedi is advertised as a rapid hard skin remover which offers revolutionary (that word alone would have sold it to me!) salon results instantly using a safe and easy method. To look at it resembles an epilator in many ways although it appears to have a roller with what can only be described as coarse sand paper at the top, this is the bit that comes into contact with your skin. From what I can understand from using it, the idea is very much similar to the principle behind sand paper, the roller part with the "sand paper" on effectively buffs over your feet in a rotating motion to remove the callused and dry skin. It's operated by two AA batteries to give it more power than a manual action would.
Using the Micro-Pedi is really straightforward and the instructions booklet tells you everything you'd need to know. Simply switch it on using the switch located on the front, grip the handle and move it over your heel. The micro-mineral rollers spin three hundred and sixty degrees at thirty times each second to gently remove the hard and rough skin in a painless way. The first time I used it I was initially a little worried about it scraping off my entire heel and by the faint buzzing noise which almost made it sound like an industrial instrument! However the whole process was painless, I could see tiny flecks of skin being removed and landing on my bathroom mat (don't do this on your carpet as you'll then be trampling dead skin into it) and it didn't hurt one bit. The first time I probably spent about a minute on each heel, it does say to be careful not to overdo it and start removing the fresh layers of skin though.
The batteries are not included in the packaging so you will need to buy some (it may be worth getting rechargeable ones) but you do get a pink and blue interchangeable micro-mineral roller. The blue one is labelled as being extra coarse and certainly feels like much harsher sand paper whereas the pink one is labelled as coarse so is a bit less intensive. I started off with the pink one the first time but quickly switched to the blue, now I find the pink one is fine although I do revert back to the blue one if I've got any patches of stubborn hard skin at all. You can clean the rollers under running water which I tend to do after every use, purely because skin can get stuck to the roller or trapped at the sides of it.
If you do wish to purchase one of these they're currently priced at £39.99 in Boots but are also on a three for two offer so you could save money if you want two other, similar priced products. It's also on Amazon at the moment for £33.95 so you could make a saving if you purchase it from there instead. Despite the initial cost I'll no longer be spending money on heel softening creams (which can often be quite expensive) so I do think it's worth investing in one of these, especially if you'll use it regularly like I will. Of course the only other expense is buying replacement rollers which vary in price depending where you go. I've seen two blue ones for £10.45 at Boots although they didn't have any pink ones but I presume you can buy them as I've seen two pink ones on Amazon for £12.95. I've not seen any packs that offer a blue and pink one at the same time though which could be a slight criticism of the company.
Personally I was really impressed with the Emjoi Micro-Pedi as it was both effective at what it promised to do and painless as well. In the past I've used a metal scraper almost which uses small blades to cut the skin and I definitely feel that this is safer and a slightly more pleasant method as well. It's really easy to use and I've found that using it once or twice a week ensures that my feet stay smooth and soft. I've had mine for over a month now and have used it on about six separate occasions, plus my mum has borrowed it a couple of times too. I've not had to change the batteries yet so they're lasting quite well and neither of the rollers shows any signs of needing to be replaced yet. It is recommended that you replace them every four to six months but of course this will vary on how often you want to use the Micro-Pedi. I can honestly say this is the single best thing I've used on my cracked and dry heels!
Thanks for reading.
Summary: An electrical hard skin remover for your feet.
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