Reason for purchase
With age every part of me seems to be gradually giving up the ghost. I finally gave in and saw a chiropodist some time ago. The treatment was mostly cosmetic as I have started suffering with increasingly rough skin on my feet, and do find it difficult to get to grips with this. In fact, I could probably sand down a rough piece of wood with the heels of my feet, so I guess you catch my drift.
In the past I have tried Scholl foot cream to treat the cracked skin on my feet but with only a limited success.
The chiropodist recommended that before I visit again I should try Flexitol Heel Balm. He told me that, due to the products oily consistency, it worked much better on troublesome foot skin than the Scholl product. I guess he was hoping his work would be easier next visit.
I purchased a 56g or 2 ounce tube from the nearby chemist and hot-footed it home. Well I had just had my feet lovingly tended and for once they were smooth as silk!
The outer cardboard packaging stated that Flexitol is "The medically proved treatment for dry and cracked feet. Scientifically formulated to improve skin hydration. Suitable for general and diabetic foot care. Number 1 in the UK and Australia".
As diabetics often have foot problems I think this product would be very useful for any such sufferers.
Once out of the box the tube is noticeably small but this makes it convenient to store, and carry with you if necessary.
Flexitol is applied to clean, dry feet for maximum effect. I initially applied mine just before retiring to bed and decided to wear a pair of thin cotton socks, just in case. I was glad that I did as this cream is very oily and would have probably made a mess of the bedding.
However it does work
Flexitol is only recommended for adult use. It works best if applied twice a day, morning and evening. The manufacturer also recommends that you continue to use Flexitol, as a foot maintenance cream, once the dry skin problem is under control. Well, they would say that I hear you say, however, if you have problematic foot skin, then it will be as well to keep using Flexitol.
Personally I had no problems with Flexitol but apparently this product can cause slight stinging, especially if any cracks in your skin are very deep.
The active ingredient in Flexitol is Urea and Flexitol contains 25 percent of this in a highly rich, moisturising base. It is a thick, yellowish cream which squeezes easily out of the plastic tube. For users who have mobility issues the lid is a chunky, screw top cap which opens easily. The product has a slight smell but I cannot discern what it is. It is not an unpleasant fragrance though.
If you want to get your feet nice and smooth for summer, or have a health condition that affects the skin on your feet, then give Flexitol a try. It retails at about four pounds and fifty pence in the UK, is widely available, is easy to use and will do the trick. Once your feet are back in shape you can always revert to the pretty smelling creams such as cocoa butter, if you prefer.
Flexitol is made in Australia for export to the UK.
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