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5.0 out of 5 starsNot baby soft but a huge improvement nonetheless
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on June 12, 2020
tl/dr: Started to peel on day 5 and mostly finished day 8. Soak feet for at least 15 minutes daily before bed and moisturize. Socks are your friend.
I had disgusting thick calluses on my feet. They were embarrassing on a bad day, but, combined with the post winter grossness immediately followed by a lack of effort during social isolation, my feet were desperate for a fresh start. I ordered these part from curiosity and part from reviews and here's my experience
DAY 1: I started with a ridiculously long bath with a bath bomb and enough Epsom salt to not fully dissolve in the water. I attacked my feet with a pumice stone until they resembled what feet should look like (see Day 1 pic).
The instructions were easy enough to follow except it said to cut on a dotted line which didn't exist but wasn't difficult to figure out where I should be cutting. Inside each plastic bootie is a mesh material soaked in the chemicals. I realized on my second bootie that I was supposed to separate these and slide my foot between each piece. It wasn't hard to remove the 1st bootie and fix the issue.
The smell was just meh. Not offensive but not overly pleasant. My skin was tingling after a few minutes but I got used to the feeling pretty quickly. After the hour I removed the booties and rinsed my feet in regular water. The scent after the hour was very chemical smelling, almost alcoholic. It was not pleasant but was gone by the next morning.
DAY 2: I knew from the reviews not to expect anything for a few days. The instructions stated to soak feet daily before bed but didn't specify how long. I only did 5 minutes in the tub with Epsom salt again. The day 2 pic was following the soak.
DAY 3: Some reviewers mentioned seeing signs of peeling starting on the 3rd day so I was nervous when nothing was happening. Did the math a really it was only 48 hours after the booties so I just did the soak and calmed myself.
DAY 4: Still no signs of peeling. I read the reviews again to make sure I was doing everything right. Some reviewers recommended soaking in warm water for 15 minutes so I started to worry that I had messed up the treatment or that my feet were too callused for the full effect. No pic. My feet looked exactly like day 2&3 pics.
DAY 5: Finally started to notice a touch of peeling on the side of my foot where the skin was more delicate. It was really difficult not to peel at it.
Day 6: The more delicate skin is peeling like crazy. I sent my mom a pick and she replied with, "Yuck!" Socks are my friend to keep my skin from flaking off all over the house. Yuck is the right word to describe this day.
DAY 7: Really long bath with the bath bomb and Epsom salt again. I didn't use the pumice stone though. Without peeling the skin off it did remove the excess that was already peeled. The balls of my feet and heels were still pretty much covered in the original skin. I started to question if my calluses were too thick again.
DAY 8: The bottom of my feet are nearly done peeling. The skin on the top of my foot is still attached but the sides look like they may peel. Not sure if this will just fix itself after a few more soaks but I'm calling this done enough to review at least. I did read somewhere to allow up to a month for the full peeling process to be completed.
My heels are still a touch dry but compared to the pics on day 1 through 3 I can tell you there is a huge improvement to the softness and moisture in my heels. They were in really bad shape so I'll probably try the 2nd pair after a month. But possibly longer. I plan on taking better care of them now that I've got this fresh start.