Awesome Schtuff -- Try with running ankle socks
Reviewed in the United States on 6 February 2020
Although I'm a longtime skincare fanatic, foot creams are usually where I wind up having issues, letdowns and waste the most money. As I get older, this becomes a bigger problem, thanks to my heels becoming dryer, thicker and more cracked. It was, at one point, so bad that I was embarrassed to get a pedicure, much less let my feet see the light of day...or night.
I've managed to tame the severity of my issue in the last few years, thanks to new products and innovations. It's still a lot of effort for half-satisfying results that don't last very long, and the foot creams never really played part of the solution.
I've tried various creams, including this brand's original formula, and only one really did something, but it wasn't what I'd call a standalone treatment. This overnight cream, however, showed me instant results within 24 hours, and I continue to see improvement by using it morning and night and with nothing more than a pair of "running" socks (recommend vs moisturizing). Keep in mind, "instant" results will likely vary on how bad your feet are, how thick calluses happen to be, and what's causing issues to begin with.
I also make sure to wash my feet with a washcloth before applying it at night and slapping running socks on, not just for sake of bacteria and healing but added moisture. I like the running socks as they protect and support the heel better, and I think they hold moisture better than nasty gel socks or regular socks since they're more compression style. At the very least, they keep goo off the floor until it absorbs, keep wounds clean, promote circulation, and keep your heel from spreading out due to pressure as the heal -- the main cause for cracks.
I actually got teary eyed after the first day when I woke up and checked, I was that relieved, happy, and amazed at how soft my feet felt and looked... and with hardly any effort lol. I did have to eventually exfoliate, just less, and I think this, combined with the exfoliating AHA treatment, will help with that more so, which is great since added trauma and friction can exasperate callus issues.
Eventually, I think I'll be able to wind down applying it to a few times a week for maintenance and will continue to use my lighter product (i.e. Heel Chemistry) to repair the skin barrier, or simply use this at night. So far, I'm just applying it after my shower snd prior to bed.
I do think you'll want to really make sure super-thick heels and calluses are taken down as much as possible to get faster results. I prefer callus removers, like Prolinc, after a good soaking, and good foot tools. Worst case, exfoliating socks, even though that's not exactly fast. However, my heels were moderately thick and very cracked from our dry, winter, and this still did great along side just buffing/exfoliating feet a few times a week. In fact, I noticed what calluses remained were more pliable and easier to get at the next day after wearing this cream.
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