During the summer, the kind folks at NeoStrata sent me a package with the Exuviance Heel Repair and some samples for me to review. First of all, the idea of having skincare for my heels is both intriguing and repulsive to me at the same time. Intriguing because I've never really paid attention to the area that lifts up my body. Repulsive because I am lazy. Having to put the cream on my feet is not just an effort. It is a habit-forming activity that I'm sure I cannot acquire overnight.
|Exuviance Heel Repair ($38)|
First of all, the only type of heel care product I've used is really simple. It's called a pumice stone. Once in a blue moon, I would give my sole a run over in hope all the dried dead cells on the balls of my feet and the outer edges would go away and never come back. After a vigorous scrubbing, my feet felt soft enough to walk the red carpet in Hollywood. It lasted for about a week because I never follow up until the blue moon shines again, which usually is a month or so later. With all that said, my feet have never been in a terrible state with cracked heels at all. I still consider it a miracle, considering how little I care for my feet. However, knowing some relatives with cracked and calloused heels, walking can be painful. Using a pumice stone is out of the question. The only way to improve that skin condition is to go to a podiatrist and get a therapeutic pedicure to sort things out.
To some level, the Exuviance Heel Repair is the equivalence of the pumice stone. But the catch is: you can use it on cracked and calloused heels. This big jar contains a rich buttery cream with AHA/PHA to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells off your feet. It is also scent-free and does not rub off on your clothes.
|The Heel Repair cream is as thick as butter!|
Since I don't have cracked heels, I cannot testify for the product's effectiveness to this issue. However, I do notice the improvements on my feet when using it more diligently at night. With its price, I won't buy it anytime soon since a little bit of product does go a long way. I like to apply it and put socks on before going to sleep and wake up with wonderfully soft feet.
For those who have cracked and calloused heels, the Exuviance Heel Repair may be the answer to your problems. It will work for those who want smooth feet without using the pumice stone. However, if you don't feel like spending $38 plus shipping and handling for a jar of creme for your feet, the pumice stone and regular lotion are your answers.
Disclaimer: this product was provided by the company for review purposes.