Exuviance Heel Repair foot cream ($38)
First time I had an opportunity to try NeoStrata company’s products, I was head over heels in love with their Glycolic Wash for face. And now, in lieu of the fast approaching sandals’ season, I was fortunate to try their 2010 Sheky’s Beauty at its Best Awards Winner Exuviance Heel Repair.
What it does: exfoliates, conditions, repairs, soothes and smooths dry, cracked and calloused feet.
Active ingredients: high strength Alpha and Poly Hydroxy Acids, Pro-Vitamin E and conditioning oils, and Amphoteric formulation to reduce irritation.
Heel Repair comes in a pretty big 3.4 oz. jar – you get a lot of cream for your money. I started to use it as directed, twice a day, and had visible results after very first application. Because of that in 2 days I switched to once a day application (before bedtime). Then in just a week, I was already on twice a week smothering schedule, which seems to be enough to maintain my feet in their presentable condition. I was surprised at how fast this cream showed results on me. I didn’t have any cracks on my heels when I initially started using it, but the dryness and roughness of the skin was enough to feel uncomfortable in public.
I didn’t experience any tingling, possible with the use of AHA products, looks like my skin loves everything that NeoStrata has to offer. I think this product is better than any foot cream I’ve tried before, and it’s been a truckload of them over my lifetime. In spite of its effectiveness and fast results delivery, Heel Repair is a very gentle exfoliator, packed with smoothing, healing and deep moisturizing properties.
I noticed that I get the best results when I put on cotton socks right after the cream application. Not only I get better hydration this way, but it also spares me a lot of trouble when I walk on a hardwood, and I had to learn it the hard way (it contains conditioning oils, duh!). Nevertheless, my heels acquired their initial pink coloring and pleasant, touchable softness that I haven’t seen all winter long. And I didn’t even have to unwrap my newly bought pumice stone. At 38 dollars a jar Heel Repair doesn’t come cheap, but boy, does it work wonders on your feet.