Flexitol Heel Balm - Medical Proven Treatment for Dry & Cracked Feet - 500g, 112g, 56g


  • Rich, moisturiser for dry & cracked heels
  • Contains urea to help rehydrate dry skin
  • Suitable for frequent use by adults only
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Description

Flexitol Heel Balm is a rich, moisturising formula for use on dry and cracked heels - a common problem for people in the colder winter months.

Its list of ingredients includes urea, which is produced naturally in the body but is often lacking in people with a dry skin condition.

The urea in Flexitol Heel Balm assists the outer skin to draw more moisture from the deeper skin layers, trapping water and helping to eliminate cracked, fissured, and calloused skin. The emollient base also helps to reduce water loss from the feet, making the skin there look and feel smoother, suppler, and softer.

Designed for regular use, its highly concentrated formula nourishes the skin and helps you see results in as a little as a few days.

This balm is safe for use by people who are prone to the risk of diabetic ulceration. It is also effective in preventing blisters on areas of the feet that are especially prone to blistering.

Ingredients

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Directions

Flexitol Heel Balm should be applied twice a day to rough, dry or thickened areas of the feet. Massage the balm gently into the skin.

Once the skin on the heels has returned to normal, continue moisturising with the balm to maintain a healthy condition.

Precautions

Flexitol Heel Balm is for external use only and care should be taken to avoid contact with the eyes while it is on the hands.

It is suitable for adults only and should be stored out of the reach of children.

When first applied to the heels, you may experience a stinging sensation in deeply cracked skin. This is normal but, if you have further skin irritation, stop using it immediately and consult with a pharmacist or doctor.

In case of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients, do not use this balm.

Side Effects

No reported side effects of Flexitol Heel Balm are known and no interactions with other products have been reported.

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find scientific data on the use of Flexitol Heel Balm on people with psoriasis.

However, the product contains high concentrations of urea. Urea is an important water attracting component in the skin and serves to keep the skin naturally moisturised (1).

Furthermore, topical urea with a concentration of urea of 10% has also been shown to reduce scaling and redness of psoriatic plaques when compared to the same ointment without urea (2).

The product also contains lanolin, which works by forming a water impermeable film on the skin and thereby limits water loss across the skin surface. It should be noted that lanolin may cause contact allergy. However, current extraction and purification methods have lowered this risk of this considerably (3).

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find scientific data on the use of Flexitol Heel Balm in people with atopic dermatitis.

However, the product contains urea. Urea is an important component of the skin where it attracts and binds water, and urea has shown to be effective in improving hydration in eczematous skin (4).

Furthermore, the use of a 5% urea in combination with the use of corticosteroids has been shown to significantly prolong the eczema-free time compared with a control emollient without urea (5).

In a number of other skin conditions topical application of urea has also been shown effective (6).

In dry skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which may be worsening the disease symptoms (7).

The product also contains lanolin. In a study, pure lanolin applied twice daily for four weeks was shown effective in treating moderate to severe foot dryness (8). It should be noted that lanolin may cause contact allergy. However, current extraction and purification methods have lowered this risk of this considerably (9).


References

  1. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 May 1;15(5):633-9
  2. Acta Derm Venereol. 1996 Sep;76(5):353-6
  3. Br J Nurs. 2000 Jan 13-26;9(1):54-7
  4. Acta Dermatol-Kyoto 1989;84(4):581-586
  5. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 May;95(5):587-92
  6. Dermatol Online J. 2013 Nov 15;19(11):20392
  7. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  8. Cutis. 2003 Jan;71(1):78-82
  9. Br J Nurs. 2000 Jan 13-26;9(1):54-7
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