I'm a big fan of foot care products. I hate the thought of putting on a pair of strappy sandals and displaying unsightly cracked heels to the world! Through the summer, of course, our feet are on show more than usual, and I've been doing my best to keep mine in good condition. I've seen the Scholl Express Pedi advertised a few times and was seriously considering getting one, so I jumped at the chance when I was offered one to review, along with a few other Scholl foot care goodies.
It was the Express Pedi I was most excited about, so I ripped that open first.
This was simple to start using straight away. Batteries were included, and the rough-surfaced roller was already attached. When you switch it on, this starts rotating and you roll it gently over any rough skin on the soles of your feet to exfoliate them.
Let me be clear from the start - I LOVE this. I've tried manual foot files and I've tried cream exfoliators, but nothing has made my feet as soft as this little gadget has. I noticed a difference from the very first use, while even a couple of more stubborn areas have all but disappeared after using it every morning for the past week or so.
You can pick one of these up from Boots for £39.99 and if you're considering it I really do recommend getting one. It's fairly expensive for a foot care product, but totally worth the money in my opinion. You can also buy replacement rollers at £12.49 for two.
Once your feet are nicely exfoliated, it's the perfect time to use a good moisturiser on them, and I've been trying out Scholl Dry Skin Instant Recovery Cream.
I like this. It's rich and effective, though not quite as thick as you think it's going to be, if that makes sense. It's a good, no-nonsense cream that does the job and I might well repurchase in the future. I don't think that this is better than Burt's Bees foot creams or The Body Shop peppermint foot cream, but it's certainly comparable in terms of quality and at £5.99 (again from Boots) it's cheaper too.
I was also sent Scholl Fresh Step Shoe Spray.
This is a clever little product for summer. Ever felt your feet getting all sweaty inside your shoes on a hot day, leaving them smelling not quite as fresh as you would like? (Obviously we haven't, because our feet smell like roses at all times, but let's just imagine for a moment what that might be like.) One quick squirt of this inside your shoes eliminates any odours and leaves behind a fresh, subtle scent. A really nice thing to have, especially if you end up living in the same pair of plimsolls all summer, like me.
Finally, I was also sent a pack of Party Feet Gel Cushions.
If you haven't seen these before, they're little pads you can stick inside your shoes to cushion the balls of your feet and supposedly make wearing heels that little bit more comfortable. Now these are great in theory and I know a lot of people swear by them, but I've tried them a few times in the past and unfortunately have never found them to work for me. They still don't. If anything they take up room in my shoes and make me more uncomfortable. I think it's probably one of those things that depends on the shape/sensitivity of your feet and/or the particular shoes you are wearing. Can't win them all, I guess!
All in all I'm really impressed with Scholl's foot care products and the Express Pedi is a definite game changer. Prettier packaging would be nice, but I'd rather have effective products any day of the week, and these are certainly that.
Have you tried anything from Scholl?
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