Review of Flexitol Heel Balm by jiney17
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Thick, creamy balm with a slight medicinal scent. Comes in a squeeze tube with a flip-top cap. Absorbs a bit slowly so you need to put on socks to prevent yourself from slipping on hard floors or leaving balm all over the place.
BACKGROUND: I have always had a problem with callused, rough heels. I can file them down but they get bad if I don't do it regularly (especially since I tend to wear flats with zero padding in them quite often) and I'm lazy. Also, I can never get them to be really soft and smooth because if I file them down too much, I get painful cracks. I moved recently and carrying heavy stuff up and down stairs really killed my feet. I was literally limping around in pain for a few days due to my cracked-out heels.
COST/AVAILABILITY: Very inexpensive. It was about 4 USD at Rite Aid. You can find this at almost any drugstore or mass retailer (e.g. Target).
EFFECT(S): I've been using this on and off for about a week (so it adds up to about 3 or 4 days of actual use). It does work better if you manually exfoliate with a pumice stone or foot file (but don't overdo it). My heels are no longer painfully sore and they've started to soften. The callused parts are very much improved. I'm sure the effects would be more dramatic if I wore this with more regularity, but I hate wearing socks to bed now that the weather is hot.
VERDICT: I've tried other urea-based foot creams like Dr. Scholl's and Kerasal and Flexitol beats the competition, hands down. This is a must for those who regularly abuse their feet but don't want it to show. Would repurchase, definitely.