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Like most people I tend to neglect my poor wee feet over the long winter months. When they're all wrapped up in woolly tights and furry boots its an easy thing to do. But now the summer months and sandal weather is upon us and it was time to pay them some well needed attention.
I had looked at the Scholl Express Pedi in the local shops but with a thirty pounds price tag I decided it was a little bit out of my budget and then I was invited by BzzAgent to take part in their Express Pedi campaign and was lucky enough to receive this to try for free.
The Scholl express pedi comes packaged in plastic allowing you to get a good look at what exactly you are buying. It has a cardboard backing which contains clear and concise instructions on how to use the device. The design of the device is good and fits easily in the hand. You simply twist the handle to switch it on and off and there is a small plastic cap to cover the roller when not in use.
When I received my express pedi I couldn't wait to get it out of the wrapper and give it a go. As I said above the instructions were straightforward and easy to follow. When I switched it on I did think it was a bit noisy at first but I soon got used to it. You simply switch on and hold gently over the foot, not stopping in the one place for more than a second or two. It was quick ticklish, especially around the side of my foot and my big toe area but I persevered. On my first attempt I probably spent about 2 or 3 minutes on each foot as I didn't want to over do it.
So how did I find it? Truth be told not great at all. I do have to be honest and say that I do not have a huge problem with hard skin on my feet but they are a little rough in parts and I just didn't feel that the Scholl Express Pedi made much of a difference at all. I have used it again a few times but I am still not seeing any great results, I will continue to try however.
Overall I think this product could be a lot better especially when you consider the thirty pound price-tag. Maybe for those who have really bad hard skin it will make a difference but for me a good foot scrub and a pumice stone is just as good and costs far less.
I was so exited when I had seen the advert for this product - I thought what a brilliant idea! A pedicure within minutes a way to save time and effort. When I Recieved the item I was thrilled and have a go straight away, I watched videos on youtube to find out how people used them. A bit self explanatory really but never mind. The item comes as a small handle with a space at the top to click in the roller and batteries to operate. My first thought about this - very bulky! It's quite fiddly to use especially trying to use it in different angles. I found it quite heavy after a while. So after a few mintues of filing I still felt it wasn't enough and I kept going, it was painless but it got boring after a whole it seemed like it was taking forever! I look after my feet and have them in good nick so I defiantly thought it took longer than it should have. I plowed on until my feet felt smooth .. They were great. A few days later whilst washing my feet I noticed they felt quite rough so I found myself going through the same process off using it again. After a few weeks I decided to try a normally foot file and I honestly couldn't believe the difference in my feet - always stick to a hand foot file!! Wish I hadn't wasted £30 but it was worth a try!
This isn''t something I would ever buy myself, but when the opportunity arose to test it for BzzAgent, I was on it.
What is the Express Pedi?
The Express pedi is basically an electric pumice stone, which moves round to help get rid of dry skin. It makes it easier to remove hard skin, by removing the manual element of this and is designed to fit seamlessly into a busy routine, as it does make a difference to feet in minutes.
There are some instructions included in the packaging, but it is fairly straight forward to use. You just turn on the switch in the middle of the handle and using on your feet, applying a gentle pressure. Don't push too hard, as it may cause damage to your skin. If the unit thinks you're pressing too hard on your skin though, it will stop, but it is easy to move this around the same area for slightly too long and file too much skin off.
Understandably, there were some nerves when I first used this as I was worried that it might hurt, so I ran this across my hand. You can really feel the exfoliation from the roller but it wasn't any more painful than running your hand across an emery board. As I am right handed, I found it easier to use this on my left foot, but after a few attempts, I got used to the weight and the angle of the roller and was able to do both feet equally as well. I have a low pain threshold, but I found it tickles more than hurts.
First time I used this, I was left with rather red looking feet, but the next day, all seemed okay. I had applied moisturiser, and my feet felt soft and smooth. I had no pain the following day, and was surprised at how nice my feet felt.
As I started above, I didn't think I had a great deal of hard skin on my feet, and I was actually very surprised when I looked at the roller and there was quite a lot of what looked like sawdust on the roller and on the towel under my feet. My feel felt smoother to the touch, and I found that the following morning, my feet felt lovely and soft and smooth. It is true that I didn't realise how bad the skin on my feet was until I tried this. I have found though that after using this a few times, the roller does look slightly smoother, and I do wonder if I suffered from a lot of dry skin, that after two or three goes, the roller would be smooth.
Price and Availability
These are available in most large chemists, including Superdrug and Boots. They seem to be on offer in most places, and currently cost 29.99 rather than the usual 39.99. Replacement rollers cost around 13 for two.
I always seem to neglect my feet during the winter months and then end up having to sort them out in the spring when the nice weather arrives and I need to wear sandals. I have tried quite a few different creams and pumice stones etc to sort them out and am always looking for new things on the market to give a try.
I saw this in Boots a couple of months ago and thought id get ahead of the game and sort my feet out before the sun came out. I got It when it was on offer but it was still £30 so quite a lot but as I like to have my feet on show I thought it was worth the money.
The information said that it removes hard skin from your feet. The express pedi is fitted with a little roller that works in a similar way to a pumice stone.
It takes 2 aa batteries. I have had this for a few months now and use it once a week and the original batteries are still in there so they seem to last quite a long time. After every time I use it I just rinse it under the tap and this seems to have kept it hygienic and clean.
When I used it for the first time I thought it was really easy to use you just turn it on and roll it over the hard skin on your feet. It is very comfortable to use unlike the usual pumice stones etc it doesn't dig into your hand or become awkward to hold after a while
My feet were in a right state the first time I tried it I had really hard skin which was cracked on the heel and also really hard skin on the ball of my foot.
I was really surprised at the amount of dead skin that it got rid of from my feet it really did work much better than anything I have ever tried before. After I had used it I washed and moisturized my feet and could not believe how lovely and soft they felt.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who suffers with dry skin or needs to get their feet in shape for summer!
***Why I want the product***
I am a person who does neglect my feet, I do not do a lot with them apart from applying nail polish and the manicure when the warmer weather shows up. I have a hand held foot file and do not even use that so my feet are the most neglected part of my body even though they are the hardest working part of anyone's body.
Very lucky for me with the summer *fingers crossed* approaching I was asked to take part in Scholl Express Pedi from BzzAgent, which I received for free for the purpose of this review. Now is the time I can start to look after my feet and I have no excess now.
***About the product***
Express Pedi was specifically developed and designed for the professional removal of hard skin on your feet at the comfort of your own home. The special electrical micro roller surface makes it easy for you to effectively remove hard, dead skin in a safe way without the use of sharp knives. This portal device is the ideal solution to take away with you or use at home.
Scholl Express Pedi comes in a hard sealed plastic container that needs to be opened with scissors. The front of the packaging is eye catching, the device stands out away from the packaging giving it a 3D look and feel. With the bright yellow going down into deep blue's it gives the background a summery/holiday feel.
The back is just as eye catching with the picture of the device, a little about the product and how to use.
Included is also 2 AA batteries, which is a plus for me as a pet hate is products that do not come all ready with batteries, which means more expense.
x1 roller, instruction manual and of course the Express Pedi.
***Applying the product, and how it feels***
Finally getting inside the packaging I am surprised to feel the device is quite light but heavier with the batteries inserted but not so heavy that it is uncomfortable. The battery cover at the back just slides off and the batteries are easy inserted.
The device looks sleek, fresh and simple with shiny white plastic around the parameter of the device and baby blue in the middle with an egg shaped silver push up switch. The bottom writing in silver on the white background says Scholl Express Pedi.
The top sees a clear plastic safely cover with air holes at the top, pulling the safety clip off the blue roller is exposed. To the top right hand side there is a little push down switch that releases the roller; you then simply insert the roller into the desired place until it clicks back into place. Easy.
Getting my un-kept feet out and switching on the device, it is not as loud as I thought I would be, not as loud as an electric toothbrush for example but enough for an electrical device. The roller spins fast continuously until you switch it off again, the roller is a little like sand paper but a lot less rough on the skin but has the same feel and look.
Taking the roller to my foot I was almost expecting it to hurt due to how fast the roller moved and because it felt so rough, but in reality the Express Pedi actually feels soft on the skin, gently rolling the Express Pedi over the soul of my feet back and forth I can see within a matter of seconds white dust flying off from the device and that white dust is my dry skin and it actually felt like it was tickling my feet rather than doing the job it is meant to be doing. Express Pedi say to use this device on an area of skin for 2/3 seconds at a time, anymore and the device could cause sore skin.
After a few seconds on each part of the soul of my feet, removing the Express Pedi I am very surprised to see how much fine white power (dead skin) is actually on the device and on my foot. However, the proof is in my foot and feeling my foot compared to the other I am very amazed at how much softer my foot actually is. Although I am not one of these people that suffer from a great amount of dry skin on my feet I am still amazed at how much dead skin has come off and how soft my foot feels. So much so that my foot actually looks brighter and younger compared to the other foot.
Do not use on very cracked or bloody skin. Keep out of reach of children. If the skin is sore or inflamed, discontinue use of the product. Store in a safe place. Make sure the device does not get wet. Do not use for longer than 20 minutes at a time. This product is Not Suitable for diabetics and those with poor blood circulation.
***Price and availability***
Scholl Express Pedi can be bought from superdrug.com, boots.com and other retail outlets for £39.99
The recommended replacement rollers retail for around £12.49 each.
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
I actually like it a lot and this product as quickly worked its way into my beauty routine that takes a matter of seconds to achieve great looking feet. Now I do not worry about putting my feet on show without worrying what others might think. I now show my feet of proudly with lovely nail polish to go with it.
The only thing I do not like about Express Pedi is I feel the part where you put your foot to the roller I feel it is too small for the average foot to get around the corners and shape of the foot. Other than that a perfect for anyone this summer.
***Would I purchase again?***
If I had to purchase this myself, no I would not fork out nearly £40 for this device, although a great way to keep your feet in shape I just personally feel it is very expensive for what it is when you can get creams, lotions these days that go on the feet and then you rub away to reveal new skin underneath for half of the price of Express Pedi.
I will purchase replacement pads when I feel the time is needed but I will not be paying the recommended retail price of £12.49, I will most certainly be looking elsewhere that is cheaper.
I received a Scholl Express Pedi from Bzz Agent to try for free. I have to admit I was skeptical when I first received it as to how effective it would actually be. My feet were certainly ready for something - they'd been neglected over the winter. During the Spring I usually set to work with a pumice stone to try and get them 'summer ready'.
**Getting it up and running**
I opened the packet and managed to get the device out. I noticed the package was a little heavy and discovered stray batteries, rolling around the bottom of the package.
The batteries were easy to fit and the device easy to use with a simple on off switch. The only other switch removed the head of the device - I could see how easy that would be to change. On being switched on it made the rough roller rotate.
**How do you use it?**
Going through the instructions was a bit of a chore, it was one of those bit information leaflets in tiny print with lots of other languages to plow through. Probably would have been better to print some quick start details on the box in English? I eventually found that it was to be used on dry, clean feet (so as not to spread infection) and not to try and remove all the hard skin at once.
So I used it after my bath, you simply hold the device against the hard skin. It makes very short work of 'problem areas' on the feet. I get bits of hard skin around the backs and side of my big toes. It didn't tickle or hurt or need much pressure to apply it against my feet. It only took a couple of minutes, it would have taken 20 minutes of pumice scrubbing in the bath to achieve the same results.
**A little clean up afterwards needed!**
Quite a lot of skin came off on to the floor. Luckily I used it in the bathroom so it was easy to sweep up. Probably best putting a towel or paper down if using over a carpet. After using I applied some moisturising cream.
**Great results after the first use**
My feet looked notably better just after the first use. I've been using it for four weeks now, I've found it's given a much more even result than the pumice stone I used previously. It only needs a 20 second whizz around my feet now a couple of times a week to maintain the results. I would highly recommend this, it's saved so much time and effort, I'm really pleased with the Scholl Express Pedi. I will certainly be buying the replacement heads when this one wears out.
**Availability and Pricing**
Currently available on Amazon, RRP £39.99 but at the time of writing it's £29.99. Also seen this available in Boots.
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Quick, easy and it's really working! It's really not one of those useless accessories in your bathroom! If you're fighting with really bad, rough and dry skin on feet, Scholl Express Pedi is your must have! It removes hard skin gently but effectively. Even after one use my heels were noticeably smoother and a lot of the dry skin had been easily removed. It's so easy to use as well - just turn it on and run it up and down across the part of your foot you want to exfoliate. No grating, no pain, no tickling! I tried it for free from BzzAgent and I'm very happy, because now I have the best tool to treat my feet! From now Scholl Express Pedi will always have place in my bathroom! I think its a bit pricey but its worth every penny! I would recommed Scholl Express Pedi for everyone!
I tried out this fabulous product (Scholl Express Pedi) with Bzzagent, and WOW!!!
My feet is amazingly smooth after using this wonder product. It's also very simple to use, Scholl Express Pedi is very gentle but very effective. This product works quickly. I can use it after a hot bath or on dry heels as well. It's recommended to use it immediately after wash to avoid infections. By removing rough or hard skin with a product like the Scholl Express Pedi, you'll help stimulate healthy skin growth while cleansing your feet and leaving them smooth and soft.
It retails at £39.99 and I think it's worth every penny as it truly is a fabulous product for feet.
So if you want smooth healthy feet, try this out, it really is simple to use and your wonder how you lived without it.
It is battery operated and only need two AA Batteries (included) the replacement head are £12.99. But worth every penny as they last a long time, so really get your money's worth.
So in all I would highly recommend this product and hope everyone loves it as much as I do.
I am a member of Bzzagent where I get sent products to try free in return for my feedback.
I was sent an Express Pedi which is made by Scholl to try and, it retails at £39.99 and is something I would not have been able to afford myself so I was really keen when they offered it to me because my feet are not in the best condition!
It is a hand held device which has a little roller on it, the roller is rough but not to the extent that it would cause any pain, it rotates and you hold it against the skin on your feet and move it up and down, it then slowly sands away the dead skin on your feet.
The feeling using this is not too bad, I do not like feet and am not keen on having my feet touched which is why I have never been and had a pedicure, so for me this was a good as it gave me a chance to get my feet in shape without the need to have anyone other than me touching them. It tickles only a tiny bit and does not feel rough or uncomfortable.
One thing I am not keen on with this is that the dead skin sticks onto the case of the roller as it comes off the feet and also it falls to the ground and ends up on the floor, it is not very appealing ! I think it would be nice if there was some sort of casing where the skin comes out so it can just be emptied away.
This is battery operated which I think is a down side to this, batteries are not cheap. In addition you need to buy replacement head which are not cheap, the pack in Boots costs over £12. I guess if you are someone who has regular pedicures then this is a cheaper alternative, however it does seem like it could get pretty costly.
Whilst I would not buy this myself, that is based on the fact it is out of my price range, however I do think it is good and would say that anyone who likes to have a pedicure and has the disposable cash for one of these should go ahead, it is very effective, I have hardly any dry skin on my feet having used it for 2 weeks three times each week.
This is a super easy and effective product for your feet.
I am a BzzAgent so received this product free.
I absolutely love this product it's so simple yet so effective at what it does. It's designed to smooth your feet and eliminate hard skin on the soles of your feet. I love giving my feet some attention, but more often then not i would skip the soles of my feet because it took to long to continually scrub them with a foot file or pumice stone. But with this Scholl express pedi it's just so easy, you soak your feet and dry them and then you use the express pedi by rolling it over the problem areas, depending on how bad your feet are(mine were quite bad) keep going over the area, then apply some cream and your done. My feet have never felt so smooth and soft, in fact my whole family love this so much so that I think I'm going to have to buy refills soon! I would recommend his product.
I am a Bzz Agent (yellowrado) and I get sent products for free to review. I was recently sent the Scholl Express Pedi free to try. I had no idea how this even worked when I first read about it before I received it. I have never used anything like it and I was very happy when it arrived and I got to try it out!
The Express Pedi is an electric pedicure device which removes the hard skin from your feet, it uses a special roller which is a little bit like a pumice stone. To use you simply switch it on and roll it backwards and forwards over a hard area of skin for 2-3 seconds at a time. While you do this a very fine powder like substance will fall off(which is your dead skin!).
I was a bit skeptical at first as I have tried many creams/pumice stones over the years and nothing has really helped so I wasn't really expecting much of this to be perfectly honest.
I have quite dry heels which have cracked a little and even from the first use I was amazed at how much dead skin it removed. What was even more amazing though was how smooth my heels felt even after the first use. I certainly never expected such quick results. You do not need to press too hard whilst using it and it has a special safety stop so it stops working if you apply too much pressure. Once I have used it I put a bit of moisturiser on my heels to keep them feeling soft and smooth.
The Express Pedi uses 2 x AA batteries. I have been using it for a couple of weeks and they still seem ok so battery use so far appears to be quite good. You do only use it for around a minute overall for both feet so it shouldn't drain the batteries too much.
Although I think this is a fantastic product I do have a couple of issues with it:
You do have to but replacement rollers, I don't know how long they each last but a pack of 2 currently costs around £9. But I would imagine that once youhave managed to get your feet in a good condition that you would use this product less and therefore not need to replace the rollers alot. But at the moment I am using it quite frequently in order to get my feet ready for flip flops!
Secondly you do have to replace the batteries, so thats two things you have to buy in order to maintain this. It would be helpful if it came with a mains charger that you can unplug and use cordlessly when not being charged.
The Express Pedi is also not water resistant which means you can't just give it a quick rinse under the tap. After each use you need to use a dry cloth to brush off the dead skin. This isn't the end of the world but if it came with a small brush (like you get with electric shavers) it would save time and be very helpful.
The unit itself feels very nice to hold, it fits your hand well and is light and maneuverable. They retail at £39.99, this is alot of money. And I personally just don't have the disposable income to spend that amount on items. However after using it I would definitely say that it is worth the money. I am very happy that I have had the opportunity to review it as it is a great product and works very well.