Summer is here, at least in the northern hemisphere, and many of us will be changing regular shoes for sandals or sliders, and with that may arrive the anxiety of showing off ashy feet. But fret no more; here’s a product that can ease your worries.
This foot cream contains many hydrating ingredients like the good, old glycerine, petrolatum, and the trendy, moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid. I know I’ve said many times before that I’m not fond of mineral oil and its derivatives, but I don’t mind them when it comes to foot creams. And this one doesn’t feel heavy at all. The exfoliating ingredients are a salt derived from lactic acid, ammonium lactate, and salicylic acid – both work outstandingly well on dry and scaling skin. On top of that, we have CeraVe’s signature mix of ceramides, cholesterol, and niacinamide. And as with most of CeraVe’s products, this one also is free of fragrance and suitable for all skin types.
Since the launch of this foot cream in Europe, I have gone through several tubes. The best way to describe it would be by calling it a pedicure in a tube, of course, you need to clip the toenails, but it takes care of the dry, dead layer of skin that clings to your feet. My skin is dry all over my body; to add to that, I am prone to blisters and calluses on my feet, meaning that my feet require exfoliants all the time to be presentable. I’ve tried several foot creams, and only this one makes it worth the struggle of applying a foot cream nightly worth the effort. Within two weeks, your feet will become smooth and baby-soft without any need for skin-irritating filing or chemical burn-conducive exfoliating socks. This emollient-rich, moisturising foot treatment gradually and gently descales dead skin accumulated on your feet. I usually apply this product after showering on slightly damp feet and slip on a pair of cotton socks to get better results – don’t worry, the cream washes off easily. If you struggle with dry feet, give this product a try for a fortnight, and you will be surprised by the transformation. Just remember to apply sunscreen on your feet if you wear open-toed shoes, as this product, or any exfoliating product for the feet, will make your skin more susceptible to the sunlight. Suppose this product proves unsuccessful in the removal of very stubborn calluses. In that case, you can get a five or ten per cent salicylic acid ointment for an on-spot treatment at your local pharmacy. However, such creams are not intended for use on the entire surface of your feet or your face!
This product is simply brilliant; it does what it says on the tin. If you’re in the market for a foot treatment that will deal with your dry and cracked heels, then this is your way to go. It can make a tremendous difference even in the most advanced cases of ashy feet.
Ingredients: WATER, GLYCERIN, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, NIACINAMIDE, CETYL ALCOHOL, AMMONIUM LACTATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, SALICYLIC ACID, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, DISODIUM EDTA, CERAMIDE NP, CERAMIDE AP, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CHOLESTEROL, XANTHAN GUM, CARBOMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CERAMIDE EOP (cerave.co.uk)