One week into using and my feet are softer. Still have dry places, but I didn't expect a one week cure for a twenty year old problem. I still daily use Desenex powder before I go to work and a rinse with vinegar when I wake up. I am encouraged.
Now one month into using and my right foot has gotten almost back to normal! My left foot still has some dry skin on its side, but this skin is coming off and I am sure that soon the softer, normal, skin will be back. I have bought two more tubes! This stuff is GREAT!
Thank you to all of you and your reviews of this product. I have very thick inherited (as per my podiatrist) callouses on my feet and generally had to go to a podiatrist twice per year to have the excess cut off and that was with gettign biweekly pedicures and using many other expensive creams and scrubs to no avail.
After reading the reviews for this product and the Microplane foot file here at Makeup Alley, I hastily purchased both items. I could barely wait to get home that day. Washed my feet and let them completely dry, used the microplane foot file (the brown one) and then put on my Kerasal with socks and padded around for 20 minutes.
I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised - the results were nothing short of miraculous. My heels were soft and supple for the first time I can ever remember. My husband commented on it when we went to bed later when playing footsies. He commented how soft and smooth they felt - he also had never known me to have such silky smooth heels - usually felt like sandpaper. My pedicurist (???) also was shocked...to no avail she had tried everything to rid me of this horrible callous build up. She now recommends this to all of her clients.
The true test was would it work over the long haul. Well one year later with once weekly treatments, I can honestly say I still have silky smooth heels.
So thank you Makeup Alley for once again pointing me to a product that really works and helping me keep my closet from piling up with unused products that ddon't live up to their claims and my wallet from emptying.
I bought a tube of Kerasal a few weeks ago out of pure desperation. My usual foot saver, Flexitol, was out of stock but my feet were dry as the Sahara so I took a chance. I probably should have waited until Flexitol was back in stock because this ointment was just a waste of time and money for me.
First, ointments are generally icky to me. They remind me of my childhood and the times when my dad would slather a random ointment on whatever owie I had. Even as a child, I couldn't stand the greasy feeling and the fact that ointments attract every piece of fuzz and lint on the planet. Also, they just feel wrong on dry skin to me - kind of like nails on a chalk board. Just cringe inducing. Nonetheless, I slathered this on my dry feet hoping for the best. As this is greasy, I couldn't just wait for it to absorb into my skin and go to bed like I can with Flexitol. I had to wear socks to bed which I hate. I could put up with that annoyance if this worked but after using this for about two weeks, I've noticed no difference. My feet are still pretty dry and still have that skin that catches every conceivable piece of fabric which makes the whole ointment/sock routine a waste of time.
Like another reviewer said, this is also a pain to put on. As soon as you set the tube down to rub the ointment in, it starts oozing from the tube. There's also the must-wash-your-hands-after-applying factor but that's pretty minor in the grand scheme of things if a product works. Since this doesn't, it's annoying. Oddly (or maybe not so oddly if you can get this to work for you), Kerasal is about $5 more than my beloved Flexitol. Call me crazy but I'd rather pay less for something that works than more for something than doesn't do jack.
Most of the reviews here are positive which means this obviously works for some people but for me, this was just a bust. I'd recommend plain ol' Vaseline before this. I still have quite a bit left but, thankfully, my local Wal-Mart finally(!) restocked Flexitol so I'll likely toss the remainder of my tube of Kerasal. It pains me to throw a large amount of product out (even if it's terrible) but I just can't with this junk.
After using a whole tube of this mostly every night before bed and wearing socks, it has not really done much of anything. Disappointing. I thought it would work much better. I also don't like that it's an ointment, which leaves my hands feeling greasy and like I have to wash them after applying this to my feet. Plus, if you don't recap the tube immediately, the ointment starts oozing out, so by the time you get to your second foot, it's already coming out of the tube and it's oily so will stain fabrics. Not worth it. A good cream would be so much better.
If you have dry, cracked feet, don't let the price scare you. I tried everything before Kerasal: pumice stones, scrubs, foot lotions, Vaseline, and nothing worked. My feet remained rough and full of calluses. Kerasal, at night, every night for a week, followed by a week of Bag Balm (socks on after you put either on your feet), and you'll have the most amazing, soft, non-flaky, callus-free feet. After a week, I use Kerasal once a week, and Bag Balm once a week, and my feet stay in fine shape.
This is a great exfoliating/moisturizing foot ointment! I've been using it daily for 2 months and my feet have never been softer. I am on my feet all day, so I develop calluses on my feet when I don't use this product. I use this in conjunction with the Tweezerman Pedro Callus stone in the shower daily and professional pedicures every 6 weeks and my feet have never looked better. The tube seems expensive for the size, but I use just a pea size drop of ointment for each foot, so a tube lasts for a few months.
Amazing - this stuff does wonders for my feet. I am constantly in sandals or bare feet during the summer and I use this at night to keep my feet in "show" quality. This won't help you much if you have peeling scaly feet due to a fungal problem which was my original issue (gross, I know) and why nothing designed to help dry feet would help. Now that that's gone, this stuff is amazing. It's also great to help calm down KP (keratosis pilaris or "chicken skin" on arms/legs). Bonus: Dollar General makes a generic product with the same ingredients, a bigger tube, and at half the price so you can slather it on with reckless abandon!
Is Kerasal still a bit of a secret? I can't believe there are only 18 reviews!
I love this product. Before I started using it, I had cracks in my heels and substantial calluses on my toes. Now, the cracks are gone and the calluses are greatly diminished.
The product contains a mixture of Urea (draws in moisture), salicylic acid (exfoliates), and petrolatum (seals in moisture). The combo has given me lovelier feet than I imagined.
The tube is small, but you only need a bit of it. I also found a BOGO at Walgreens, which cut down on the cost. I would imagine you can find it on sale fairly often.
My feet were so embarrassingly dry before I started using this. I had rough dry patches of peely skin on my heels, and some on the balls of my feet and toes. I wouldn't even let my husband touch my feet. I could feel the dry skin snag on certain kinds of fabrics (eww!). I've tried slathering on plain old body lotion, but it wasn't doing much, so I knew I needed something more intensive.
I heard about this foot ointment on MUA. It got really good reviews, so I decided to give it a try. I got the 15g tube on eBay for only a few dollars.
It is odorless and colorless. The consistency almost reminds me of the Aquaphor ointment. It does feel rich and thick. What I love about this ointment is that it is a combination of both exfoliation and moisturizing therapy. It works as a chemical exfoliant and a moisturizer, so there's really no need for me to scrub my heels that often.
When I started using this, I applied it twice a day; once in the morning and again right before bed. I find that it works best when you put socks on afterward to help lock in moisture. Even more so when you do this at bedtime since the skin is more absorbent when you sleep.
I noticed great results within the first few days of use. I love touching my feet and rubbing them together. I don't get that uncomfortable scratchy sensation anymore. The skin looks so much healthier. HG status for sure. A new staple to my daily routine! Highly recommended.
Must have for winter (and summer) to keep your feet smooth and good-looking. Regular lotions don't work as well. This is very good stuff; your feet will be back to perfection in 2 days. I use this maybe once or twice a month if I am wearing sandals or going barefoot around the house.