When I started blogging I vowed to avoid sharing photographs of my feet. Although, rather unusually as a runner I’m still waiting to lose my first toenail, an incident involving a dry stone wall when I was 13 has left me with an extremely unphotogenic right foot.
A couple of months ago I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing a Flexitol product. As I had never heard of Flexitol I was intrigued and did some research into the brand (i.e. Googled Flexitol).
Although I can’t run at the moment, I estimate that I walk at least five miles a day. In addition, I recently started a temporary Christmas job working in a storeroom. At the end of each shift my feet were feeling painful and uncared for.
After years of running and neglect, I decided to give my feet a treat by agreeing to review a Flexitol product. A few days later I was the proud owner of some Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream and some Flexitol Heel Magic. I was only expecting to be sent one product so the tub of Heel Magic was a bonus.
Would my feet start to love me again?
Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream
The Moisturising Foot Cream is suitable for everyday use and is described as:
“…light and gentle, and quickly absorbed into your skin. It is the perfect product for use on dry and flaky skin on the heels, feet and legs. Enriched with Vitamin E and a balanced blend of moisturisers, Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream helps your skin to be quickly restored to a healthy, well-nourished condition.” [Source]
After I’d realised that the tube was cunningly sealed, the foot cream passed my strict “sniff test”. If a product has a strong aroma I won’t use it. My feet smell bad enough, and I didn’t want to go to bed smelling of chemicals. After being slightly too generous with the foot cream (I quickly discovered that a small amount goes a long way!) I left the product to work its magic during the night.
After only a few days my feet did feel smoother. A small application of the foot cream at the end of each day definitely left my feet feeling refreshed.
Flexitol Heel Magic
The Flexitol Heel Magic is also suitable for everyday use and is described as:
“…a convenient, easily applied treatment for feet with dry skin or rough heels. Rich moisturising ingredients, including Shea Butter and Olive Oil combine to help provide all the attention your feet need to make them look and feel great…” [Source]
Now my heels were slightly cracked in places, so I was a little concerned when I spotted the warning that stinging might occur if applied to deep or open heel fissures. Stinging!? I decided to use the foot cream for a month before trying out the heel magic. Yes I am a wimp!
After less than a month’s use, the Heel Magic has made such an improvement to the condition of my heels I was almost brave enough to include a foot photograph. Almost!
I’m looking forward to continuing to use both products when I start running again. Hopefully having happier feet will make me a happier runner.
**Full disclosure: I was sent the Flexitol Moisturising Cream and Heel Magic for free in return for a review. I did not receive any payment for this review. As always all opinions are my own**