Flexitol Heel Balm

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Written by catsholiday   August 21, 2013  
 
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Flexitol Heel Balm

Summary

Texture
Size
75g
Indicative Price
£5.50
Price per 100 ml/g
£8.00
Discontinued

Description

Flexitol Heel Balm Combines the latest ingredients in skin care clinically proven to have skin nourishing properties. This highly efficacious formulation also contains 25% Urea in addition to active ingredients designed to deeply penetrate into feet for optimal moisturisation and hydration.
deal for cracked heels
siutable for diabetics
Visible results in 3 days
Hydrates dry craked heels ,feet
moisurizes

Directions

Use twice a day on badly cracked heels or daily for less severe cases

Ingredients

Aqua, Urea, Lanolin, Petrolatum, Detcyl Oleate, Dicocoyl Penaerythrityl Distearyl Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Cera Microristallina, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Oleate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Aluminum Stearate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, BHA, Parfum.

User reviews

4 reviews

5 stars
 
(1)
4 stars
 
(2)
3 stars
 
(1)
2 stars
 
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1 star
 
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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Packaging 
 
4.5  (4)
Texture 
 
3.5  (4)
Absorption 
 
3.3  (4)
Effectiveness 
 
4.8  (4)
Ease of use 
 
4.8  (4)
Scent 
 
3.3  (4)
Value for Money 
 
4.8  (4)
I swear by this
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
1.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Heals cracked heels. Keeps rough skin moisturised.
Weakest points
Very tacky and sticky.
Summary
I have gone through many, many tubes of this over the years. I'm not sure about the recentish reformulation but still find it to be the best product on the market. It just works. The skin on my heels can crack, bleed and be very painful and this prevents that and heals it.
I wear it under socks as it is too sticky to be used as a foot cream. A tube lasts quite a long time. Brilliant stuff.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Dermatologist recommended
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Packaging 
 
3.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
2.0
Value for Money 
 
4.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Recommended by dermatologists
Weakest points
You may break your neck after application if you are not careful!
Summary
I purchased this product on the recommendation of my friend who had read that this had been recommended by dermatologists as effective above other designated cracked heel products on the market. The packaging is pharmaceutical in nature and the product has only the fragrance of the cream itself. The product has a waxy consistency which is very slippery, so footwear or socks should be worn after application to guard against accidental injury. This product is very effective if worn under moisturising socks and left overnight.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Heel balm that really works
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

I would recommend this to anyone who wants an effective treatment for dry and cracked heels

User Reviews

Strongest points
Really does help heal dry and cracked skin on my heels.
Weakest points
Texture of cream is rather sticky, I usually wear socks when I am using this product.
Summary
This product is very very effective. It is a thick cream that is rather sticky to apply and also feels sticky when on my heels. I usually wear socks when using this but in the morning my heels look and feel much better. This is the most effective product I have used for dry and cracked heels, its not the most pleasant to use but it certainly is effective.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Stop those cracks
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Absorption 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

This small white and blue plastic tube I bought from Amazon for £5.50 and the tube holds just over 100ml. I bought it because my husband has horrible dry cracked heels and they get worse when he wears sandals, crocs ( which is not often as he hates them) or anything with an open back. I spend half my life buying products for him to try and use on his feet, I also explained that he did actually have to apply the creams as they don't work in the tubes. I think he was hoping that I would do it for him and massage his feet which I did do as a new wife years ago but I have to admit the novelty has worn off.

Although I did buy this for my husband's feet I do feel I have to try these things our for myself and so did use it for a week before returning to my Lush mint foot cream as I prefer the scent to the need for really moisturising cram for cracked heels as mine are not.

Now this cream is a medication rather than a luxury foot cream and should only be applied to feet of adults. They also say some stinging may occur if the heels are badly cracked. I can't say how bad the stinging is as my heels are not cracked. My husband certainly didn't wince when he applied it so it can't be too bad as he would have said.

If you suffer any reaction then you should stop using the cream and obviously if the rash continues then see your doctor. The cream is pretty obviously for external use only. I can't imagine why anyone would even consider using a cream for dry cracked heels anywhere apart from the feet but there are a lot of strange people around.

This cream is apparently 'Scientifically proven to improve skin hydration' and contains 25% chemically synthesized urea in a very concentrated and moisturising emollient base. This is a great combination for softening and healing skin on the feet such as hard cracked heels. It works by replenishing the moisture deep below the skin's surface.

The cream is white and pretty thick , the company claim it begins to work in three days. I have to say the results were not that quick with my husband and it took a week or two to really see the results. On my feet of course the effect was moisturising only as mine are not dry and cracked. It did feel nice and soft on my heels though.

The cream is thick and slightly yellowish brown but is not greasy at all so great for those putting socks on after application. It smells okay but nothing special, not offensive but not one that you would say smells lovely either, almost unscented. It is an enriched cream with Pro -Vitamin B5 and L-Argine and is also enhanced with exfoliating ingredients. I can't say I noticed the exfoliating properties when I used the cream but my idea of exfoliating feet is to use a pumice stone or a really good pumice based exfoliator like Lush's one so maybe I was expecting something more scrubby.



The cream is free of SLS and but does contain several parabens which is not so good as my husband's problem is allergy./eczema related so the fact this has some of the potentially irritating chemicals is not a good thing for us.

The cardboard outer pack which we have long since thrown out came with more instructions and information than is on the tube. I do remember reading that it was safe for diabetics to use

As I have said before this is not just a foot lotion for cosmetic use this is a medically proven treatment but it can also be applied daily as a preventative moisturiser to help keep your feet soft, smooth and supple which is how I was using it. It is quite expensive though so in reality I decided to return to my usual foot cream and leave the medical one to my husband as his feet had greater need.

The product does need to be stored somewhere dry and kept at a temperature between 10-30 degrees . This is not usually in issue in the UK but recently we made sure it wasn't left out in the sun in the bathroom as we have a velux window in there and the sun does shine through during the day.

According to the blurb on the packing Flexitol Heel Balm 'can also help prevent blisters and friction during exercise and when "breaking in" new shoes'. I personally think that is a bit of hype from the company as I can't honestly think that applying a cream would help prevent blisters especially when breaking in new shoes. I didn't test the theory but I do feel that is a claim too far.

RECOMMENDED?

Yes I would say this has really helped with my husband's sore and cracked heels. They now look relatively normal and he is very happy. For years he has these horrid cracked heels and since I have known him I have nagged and bought him products to try and use on his feet. They are now in much better shape and this is one of the better products we have tried on his heels.

It is not cheap and if you have normal feet with only slightly harder skin this would work but so would other cheaper alternatives. I would say that the price is worthwhile for more intense needs and for very hard, dry, cracked sore feet. It also works well on dry elbows when they are sore and my husband's eczema on his hands after he had been decorating.

User Reviews

Strongest points
It works on repairing cracked sore heels and dry hard skin on feet and elbows
Weakest points
None really - not that eco friendly I guess
Summary
An effective balm for sore cracked feet
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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