If you know me, you’ll know how grossed out I am by feet so writing about a foot balm might sound crazy but I’ve been so wowed by the Flexitol Heel Balm, I just had to feature it on my blog. I’ve tried many different foot creams over the years and I religiously apply foot cream every night, however I’d noticed that the tops of my toes were looking really dry and my usual Soap & Glory Heel Genius just wasn’t cutting it. The dryness was literally just on the tops of the toes which was caused by the rubbing of my shoes, so I was on the hunt for a foot cream which would be more effective than the Heel Genius.
I had already ordered the Flexitol Hard Skin & Callous Balm, and was thoroughly impressed so when I was gifted the Flexitol Heel Balm £9.64 I was looking forward to trying it to see how it would compare, and if it would help resolve my dry skin issues. I’d never even heard of Flexitol before seeing the Hard Skin & Callous Balm recommended on Amazon under the pedicure section, but the claims had me instantly sold.
The directions are extremely simple in that you apply enough to cover the affected area, twice daily and rinse your hands afterwards. Knowing that the product is called a ‘balm’, I knew it would have a thick consistency and it does. It’s not as thick as I thought it would be, and it squeezes from the plastic tube easily and is easy to spread over the skin with very little effort. It does feel rich, and you can feel it on your hands after application so you definitely need to wash your hands post application.
After applying the balm, I try to leave it on my feet for around ten minutes before walking around to allow it to fully absorb but even though it’s quite rich, it doesn’t make my feet slip and slide over my wooden flooring like some foot creams can. It’s not the kind of balm you can apply and then instantly put your socks on, as it needs a little time to absorb but it’s more of a balm cream than a straight up balm, and it has a pleasant, subtle powdery scent.
I know the box said results would be visible in one days but I couldn’t believe my eyes the very next morning after my first application as my dry patches had 70% disappeared. I have never found a foot cream that works that quickly, especially on dry skin which wouldn’t disappear with any other creams I’d tried. I just can’t believe how effective it is, which I guess is down to the exfoliation action of the 25% Urea, but it’s a miracle worker and I just had to write about it, as it’s something you seriously need to try if you have dry feet as it’s incredible.
The dry patches on my toes and heels have completely disappeared within the three days of use, and now I just use it every few days as more of an maintenance step as my dry patches have gone. I am so wowed by this tube, and I can’t wait to try more from Flexitol range, if the results of these balms are anything to go by. They’re SO so good.
Have you ever tried anything from Flexitol before?