This stuff saved my heels! It works a lot better than Vaseline and has made my feet so soft.
Based on the great reviews here, I got some this last week for my husband, and tried it myself. WOW what a difference. I'm throwing out all my other heel and foot creams.
I've been thinking I had chronic athletes foot and was applying Tinactin twice daily, along with moisturizer because the Tinactin alone was too drying but still having trouble. I use a Ped Egg and a pumice to exfoliate which helps a bit.
One application of this at bedtime and again before putting on cotton sox in the morning and my heels are healed! No more itching.
I'm continuing to apply this once a day, and will for some time to come. The cracks are a lot better and the deep scales are less. I will continue the pumice routine and Ped Egg if I need it, but this seems to be fixing the problem nicely.
My husband loves it too. I will update this review since it's only been a week and I trust reviews that include updates, not just initial impressions. But based on our combined experience with this cream this week, it's a keeper!
HG and will be repurchased many times!!!
This brand is not highly recognized (I had no idea it existed until it saved my skinÖ). My sister was the one who got it first and now Iím a Flexitol addict!
2 years ago, during the winter, I was forced to spend a great deal of time outdoors. Winters in Israel arenít harsh, but my sensitive skin gets dry from the slightest breeze. So, after a few days in the ďcoldĒ my lips started bleeding and my hands hurt from the severe dryness. Then, came Flexitol!
The lip balm saved my lips after one application, and Iíve been using it every night before I go to bed- havenít had chapped lips since (and will never have them againÖas long as they keep making this stuff).
Same goes for the hand and heel balms- they are the best things to use before bed time. Most of the time, I wear sandals (it is the Middle East after allÖ) and Iíve never had dry heels since I started using this stuff. As for hands, I work wearing latex gloves (MedÖ) and since discovering Flexitol, havenít had real dryness issues with my hands.
The only CONS: all three balms have a smell, but I donít mind since I only use them before bed time. The packaging isnít attractive (but, itís more of a medical balmÖso thinking it would look like Chanel packaging is stupid). Also, the hand and heel balms donít absorb well- but do a great job of treating dryness, so again- I donít mind.
So, all in all- I would recommend this to everyone (based on numerous hugs from friends who now canít live without this stuff, just like meÖ). If you use this stuff every night- you will never have dry skin again, plus- its dirt cheap.
I believe this product also goes by Eulactol Heel Balm, made in Australia.
It's a great product, a bit gritty and greasy, so you have to let it dry a bit if you want to put it on during the day, so it doesn't stain your leather lined shoes. But it works really well. As advised, do put it on at night and wear some light cotton socks.
A fantastic product, great price. If only I could get my parents to stick with using it daily!!
I've been using this for 5 years now and I've recommended to everyone I know. It really works; my heels were severely dry and used to crack, but since I started using this product that was no longer an issue. My routine now includes using my ped-egg, taking a shower and then slathering this on my feet and wearing socks a few nights a week. It really softens your feet which can be rather painful when they get super dry. Also, because this keep my heels soft and non-flakey I only need to get pedicures once every 2 months as opposed to once a month. The smell....It's pretty bad, but because the product works I'd have to say it's worth it.
This stuff actually does what it says it will do--cures horrible painful cracks, or just plain dry feet. How refreshing.
No hype here--the photos of nasty cracked feet on the box might have come from a dermatology textbook. Don't let that put you off. This product is about substance, not style.
Open it up. Don't waste time smelling or looking at it too closely. The color and scent aren't awful, but it's not that Creme de Mer or whatever it's called. Just massage it into your feet. Let it dry a little bit. It's a tad sticky, but not bad.
Then, put on your socks and prepare to be amazed. I can't remember how quickly it works, but I'm sure you'll feel moisturized within the hour, and healed more quickly than with any other foot product.
There are other products out there that contain urea, the magical ingredient. However, few contain the high concentration of urea found in this product---I think it's 25%. CVS has a generic substitute that works okay, and I think I saw something similar at Sally's, but I'd stick with the real deal. It's not that expensive. Anything this popular that's so unattractive must be good!
Great product! Using this, with my ped egg, it has been the first summer I have not had painful, cracked heels! Living in Phoenix I wear sandals from April to October and have been embarrassed about my heels. Not anymore!
It works, does exactly what is says on the packaging; treats dry, cracked skin on feet to give you softer skin. Fast. One or two applications later you can see and feel the difference; all you have to do is keep on going.
It's readily available in most drugstores, for a fair price (considering it actually works where a lot of others only claim to!) It's worth it. Only gripe is it smells pretty strong, and it leaves feet slippery. But then most foot creams do, and I don't mind as long as it works! Powerful stuff indeed.
I have what I call 'farm girl feet' -- and have searched high and low for a product that can really help 'heal my heels.' This one and this one ONLY, does it. I saw visible results after one days use. AMAZING. The only negative about this little tube of heaven is the smell. It does stink. But I can easily get past that due to the results it provides.
after i use my Checi foot file, i follow up with flexitol and apply some socks...wake up with super soft feet! my feet have been dry lately and i've tried different lotions...but this is by far, my fave!