Scholl Hard Skin Softening Cream
I do sometimes suffer from hard skin on my feet, particularly in the heel area and probably because I wear a lot of backless sandals that might be slapping against the heel just enough to create the problem. I don't know, but I am so prone to rubs on the back of my heals, I tend to go for sling backs or no backs most of the time. Furthermore a while ago I experienced some nasty painful cracks so needed to act. When I spotted this cream on a really good offer, knowing it was from Scholl a brand I trust I decided to give it a go.
I simply squeeze a little out of the toothpaste style container and like toothpaste the amount I use is about the size of a pea. I rub this onto the hard skin area and it absorbs quickly. Actually apart from the smell the cream resembles toothpaste as well, so I strongly urge you not to keep them on the same shelf, especially if you are prone to grappling around in the dark when you clean your teeth.
I apply the cream after drying from my morning shower and apply foot and body lotion afterwards, so as not to weaken the cream by contaminating it with other products.
Does it Work? you ask:
I notice a substantial difference after only two days applications and then after the third day I stop. Since buying my tube more than a year ago, I have only had to use the cream three times, each time for three days. I find the results impressive to say the least.
This specialist cream contains both salicylic and lactic acids to reduce and soften hard skin and calluses. Scholl claim it works within seven days - yes, for me as stated three days use is all I need.
If it is so Good then How Awful Is the Smell?
The fragrance whilst being clinical, as I recall is not overly strong nor is it offensive in any way. Most of my products are chosen for their fragrance, obviously not this one, but it is not too bad at all. Actually, I am just going in for a sniff: Mint - oh no that's the toothpaste; floral - whoops that was the hand cream; OK got it, is this the one oh yes, it says Dr. Scholl on the front and Heel Skin & Softening Cream with the added feature of Active Repair K+. The size is 60ml and the tube is recyclable. Oh the smell? OK here goes - deep breath and ... oh ... I knew it was subtle, but the smell is barely discernible, so no worries about the fragrance offending your delicate little conk.
Price and Availability:
I have just checked and your best bet is Asda at £5.00 also from Tesco, Boots, Superdrug and so on.
Excellent value for money, because you need so little. This is a good quality foot softening cream that does what it says it should.
Thank you for reading & happy foot softening y'all.
I get hard skin on my feet particularly around my heels, and also at the side of my little toes which doesn't look attractive and also itches especially when my feet get warm during the hot weather. Hard skin can build up from being on your feet a lot or from wearing ill fitting shoes so can affect almost anyone. I have been using Scholl products for a long time and have always found them to be very good and they generally do what they say they are going to do. I bought this last from Tesco where they had an offer for three for two on Scholl and other foot products and as I needed some other items I bought the three as it saved me money. You can currently get it tube for £5.00 from Asda, £5.45 from Superdrug and £5.50 from Sainsbury's. The tube is 75ml but is supposed to last for 63 applications which is over two months worth if you are using it once a day so it is good value.
This cream contains salicylic and lactic acid which are supposed to reduce and soften your hard skin and calluses and it claims to work within 7 days to give you visibly softer skin. The cream is white and quite thick so that it does not drip as you are applying it. The directions are to apply it daily onto the areas where the hard skin is and rub in until it the cream is absorbed. It is not suitable for children and should not be used on broken skin, if you are diabetic or have poor circulation.
The smell does reminds me slightly of a kitchen or bathroom cleaner but it soon fades after you have rubbed it in and is not too unpleasant. I will usually apply the cream to the affected areas after having a shower in the evening and then I just assume my usual position of sitting on my chair with the laptop on my legs and my feet on the pouffe so my feet are not really touching anything. Although I don't think that if they were touching anything there would be any residue as the cream does seem to absorb deep into my feet and doesn't leave them feeling greasy or wet.
I do still go to the chiropodist regularly but I think that this cream does help in between and although it doesn't get rid of the hard skin it definitely makes it softer and so my shoes feel more comfortable. I recommend this foot cream as it is a well known brand, good quality and it does work for me.
Ever since I reached my early twenties I have suffered from hard skin and calluses on my feet, particularly the balls of the foot and the heel area. Partly I think it's due to being on my feet a lot but I also believe that it has a lot to do with wearing ill fitting shoes over many years - one of the perils of being a victim of fashion footwear, I suppose. It doesn't look great, especially at this time of the year when I am wearing sandals and flip flops etc., and I do pay a lot of attention at trying to soften the skin of my feet and therefore make it easier to remove.
I have used Scholl products for many years and generally speaking I have been quite pleased with most of them. I paid £5.79 for this quite small tube of cream, which contains 75ml. It was actually reduced by 50p and s I thought I would give it a go and see how it worked. The tube comes in a cardboard box and it professes to give 'visibly softer skin in 7 days'.
Apparently it works so well because it contains something called salicylic and lactic acid, and it is these two active ingredients which are meant to actively soften the hard skin on the foot. It is also especially formulated to work on larger areas of skin. My feet are not particularly large (a pretty standard size five) so I am unsure what Scholl mean by this.
The cream is very easy to dispense from the tube as it's quite soft and pliable and the cream itself is white and medium level consistency. I have been using this cream now for almost three weeks (so two weeks past the seven day cut off for 'visibly softer skin')! Some days I have used it twice a day instead of the recommended once, so I would have thought it might have had a better reaction on my hard skin and calluses.
I am not very impressed with this cream to be honest. Firstly, it stinks to high heaven. The smell is really horrid and I can only compare it to a nasty chemical kind of pong. The smell also seems to last for ages after application and it's really not a pleasant cream to use after you have just stepped out of the shower as you end up smelling all night long.
The cream does sink into the skin well and is absorbed very rapidly but in all honesty I cannot say that it works any better than the Aveeno cream I usually use on my feet. My skin is possibly the tiniest little bit softer now I have been using it for about three weeks but really I had higher expectations for this cram, especially as it cost quite a bit and it has a good name.
I think there are possibly about fifty to sixty applications per tube and I don't use a great deal of it as I don't need to as it spreads out over the whole of the foot, even with a small pea sized blob. Once this tube is finished I won't bother buying more because I really don't think it's worth the cost. I use a pumice stone to try to help matters but I am still looking for something a little more industrial strength, I think, before I hope to see any real difference to the state of my feet.
Scholl Hard Skin Softening Cream with salicylic and lactic acid reduces hard skin and callus in 7 days.