Hello People! The skin on my feet is a little weird – it behaves okay in winters – but in summers, when I want to show off my slinky footwear, I tend to develop crazy cracks and depressing dryness. With the result I have to go in for almost weekly pedicures. I was quite frankly, rather sick of this arrangement, till I walked into Kiehl’s and cried my bag of woes out. I was promptly handed a sample of this magical product and the result prompted me to buy a full-sized version of the Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer for Dry Or Callused Feet. Want to know what it did? Read on…Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment And Moisturizer For Dry Or Callused Areas Review
Claims for Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment & Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas
Kiehl’s claims that this is an extremely thick, emollient treatment for very dry or callused areas that require intensive moisturization. Enriched with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter, this special formulation helps to soften and soothe dry, cracked or parched skin.
• Paraben-free, mineral-oil-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, and suitable for sensitive skin
• It has a refreshing feel on the skin after application
• Not tested on animals
Aqua / Water, Persea Gratissima / Avocado Oil, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii / Shea Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Sweet Almond Oil, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Potassium Cetyl P. Avocado Oil, derived from the fruit of a tropical American tree, is a rich, fatty-acid emollient. Avocado Oil is known to be the most moisturizing of any fruit oil. It is also a natural source of Amino Acid proteins, Vitamins A, D, E, and potassium. Helps to restore the natural moisture of the skin.
Cocoa Butter is a yellowy fat expressed from the roasted seeds of the cocoa plant. It is solid at room temperature but melts at body temperature. It softens and lubricates skin and is used in a variety of skin care formulations. Shea Butter is the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the African Karate tree and is widely used in lotions and cleansing products for its hydrating properties. Protects skin from dehydration, restores skin’s suppleness and improves the appearance of dry skin..
How to Use
Apply a small amount to dry areas and massage in gently. Allow an excess of the cream to remain on skin as long as possible before blotting. To treat severely dry hands or feet, massage a liberal amount of cream into affected areas; cover with cotton gloves or socks.
Rs. 1900/- for 100ml.
In Detail Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment And Moisturizer For Dry Or Callused Areas Review and My Experience
The Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer is fragrance-free, and as such is good for sensitive skin that’s also dry. I like how intense this product is when it comes to hydrating my really dry skin. I have tried what has seemed like a million different foot creams over the years to combat calluses and dry, cracked skin on my feet. This is by far the best and fastest acting treatment I have ever used. After just a few days of use, my feet looked and felt like they do right after a pedicure!
The formula contains some tried-and-true plant oils, all of which are also a source of antioxidants. With a broader range of repairing ingredients and perhaps a cell-communicating ingredient like niacinamide, this would be highly recommended. As is, it’s a good option for those areas where regular body lotion or cream just isn’t doing enough to ease uncomfortably dry skin. This cream is excellent for any rough spots. It is very thick and emollient, therefore it takes time to “sink” in. This is a great moisturizer for those stubborn spots that extreme weather exacerbates…scaly elbows, dry heels, cracked knuckles. It all but makes them disappear.
Kiehl’s sells this product in a tube, which is the version reviewed here, as well as a jar. Although the jar packaging makes this thick product easier to use, it’s also bad news for the plant oils and vitamins this contains. Those ingredients lose potency with repeated exposure to light and air, plus there’s the hygiene issue of dipping your fingers into a water-based moisturizer. For best results, avoid the jar-packaged product and go for the version in the tube!
How I Use it
I just lather it on a little thicker at night and sleep with it on. I do that for 2-3 nights and the cracked skin goes away and leaves my skin softer.
It is THE only moisturizer that will prevent and/ or heal severely dry, even cracked, hands or feet. In fact, it is a mani-pedi in a tube! This really moisturizes elbows and hands as well. Rich and creamy and absorbs quickly. Some might find it a bit greasy, but I am not complaining! It is a miracle cream! It is the only cream I have ever used that has cleared up my dry skin. You may think it is a little pricy, but a little goes a long way and definitely worth the money. After using this for one week the cracks are almost healed and the redness is gone! Great for treating feet overnight. Just slather on, wait a few minutes, then pull on a pair of cotton socks/footies. Your feet will thank you.
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Pros of Intensive Treatment & Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas
• Rich, thick cream definitely improves dry, callused skin.
• Contains some very good, non-fragrant plant oils.
Cons of Intensive Treatment & Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas
• None that I could find!
If you are struggling with calluses (particularly those on the feet) you will see even better results by applying a BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant prior to a rich, thick cream such as this. The moisturizer softens calluses but the BHA exfoliant actually works to dissolve the built-up layers of unattractive dry, scratchy skin.