A month or so ago, I was asked if I'd like to try some products from Flexitol, a recent addition to Clonmel Healthcare's over-the-counter Portfolio. Feet are probably my most neglected body part when it comes to skincare apart from the odd Penneys foot mask - so I accepted and was generously sent a few items from the range. I've been trying them out over the past few weeks and I feel like I can tell you a bit about them now. Don't worry, there are no foot pictures.
Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum
Size: 50g | Price: €8.60
The Heel Balm Platinum promises rapid repair for cracked heels, and visible results in 1 day. Did it deliver? Absolutely. It improved my hobbit-like heels almost upon application - it genuinely surprised me. It contains 30% Urea and provides immediate moisturisation. The cream is thick and unscented, I popped it on my feet and put some socks on before bed and I could see results in the morning. Definitely one to pick up for emergencies.
Flexitol Heel Balm
Size: 56g | Price: €7.27 , 112g for €12.75
The Heel Balm contains 25% Urea and promises an improvement in your feet within 3 days. It's recommended to use it twice a day for 14 days, then once a day if necessary or swap to the Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream. I gave this the two week trial - and while I liked it, I think I was spoiled with the immediate effects of the Platinum balm. Again, it's a thick unscented cream that feels lovely on the feet, and it's great value - but it's not my favourite of the range.
Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream
Size: 85g | Price: €6.84
Containing 10% Urea and Vitamin E, this is a follow-up product to the Heel Balm or could also be used by people with dry skin on their legs. I found this fantastic on my knees - having not seen the light of day since about April, they definitely needed a little injection of moisture and this did the job. It's lovely, and it keeps the dry skin on my feet at bay too.
Flexitol Heel Magic
Size: 70g | Price: €9.41
This is a little star product. Firstly, it's in a stick, so you don't have to touch your own feet (always a good thing). For that reason, if you've got any badly cracked or broken skin, you might want to use one of the other creams first to help repair the skin before using this. It's designed for general everyday use, and I have been absolutely loving it, it has become part of my night routine.
Overall, I'm very impressed with Flexitol. It's not something I'd have ever thought to buy but I'm delighted with how the condition of my feet (and knees) has improved over the past few weeks. There's only one way to show you how good the range is - before and after pictures. I'm not going to put a picture of my gammy feet up here because - ugh - but if you have the stomach for it, and if you want to see the results, then I've uploaded a couple of before and after pictures to Photobucket. There's about two and a half weeks between the before and after, I used the Heel Balm Platinum for a few days, then the Heel Balm for a week and a half, then the Heel Magic.
I'm warning you, the before pictures are gross. GROSS. I'm talking full-on, wandering through Mordor, haven't seen daylight in a whole season GROSS. The results are fantastic - I'll be buying the Heel Magic and the Platinum Heel Balm again for sure.
The Flexitol range is available at Boots and Pharmacies nationwide - the Heel Balm and Platinum Heel Balm are currently on offer at Boots here. There are other products available, including a lip balm and hand cream.
What's your favourite foot care product?