I know winter is supposedly over, but Nova Scotia clearly hasn’t gotten the message and neither has my skin. My hands and feet have definitely been battling some dryness this winter, so I was interested to see how Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion*, Very Dry Skin Cream* and Heel Magic* fared.
Flexitol is an Australian brand, and it is available for sale on the Farley Co website, as well as at Lawtons if you happen to live on the Atlantic coast. If you do, you should say hi! The packaging on these products isn’t very trendy, but they are meant to do one thing– moisturize your skin. I was given three products, Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion, Very Dry Skin Cream and Heel Magic and I’ll be giving two of these away to a Canadian reader later today! First I’ll share my thoughts on each of them.
First up is the Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion. Although I’d prefer if the product didn’t actually show somebody applying lotion on the packaging (I know how it works), I do love that this comes in a pump format. It is really convenient to store on your dresser or beside your sink for when you need some extra hydration. There’s no heavy smell and although it’s not as rich as the next product, it definitely does a great job keeping my skin moisturized. There’s a 24 hour moisture promise and I can’t really say I feel that way, but it does absorb well, not feel greasy and leave my hands feeling nice for hours afterwards. I will definitely still be able to get use out of the Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion as it warms up. I’ve even gotten my boyfriend to use the Flexitol products a bit, and he really needs them!
The second product I tried is the Flexitol Very Dry Skin Cream— it’s pretty obvious what this is intended for from the name. It comes in a tube and is less than half the size of the Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion, however I would say it is twice as rich and creamy. It’s also basically scent-free, and despite being very rich absorbs pretty well. Even the instructions on the tube say “richly formulated so a little goes a long way” which is definitely true. I don’t have any skin I would consider “extremely dry” but I think this makes a great foot cream or elbow cream. Poor neglected elbows.
The final product I tested was a surprise favourite, the Flexitol Heel Magic. I actually love the packaging, it’s so easy to apply in the tube and you don’t have to even get your hands greasy, but I wish the label was different. I am not a feet person and I’d rather not look at a dry heel every time I go to apply a product. That said, I guess I sorta understand where Flexitol is coming from because they want to show you how awesome the Flexitol Heel Magic is, and they’re right. Also basically scent-free, and as I said, very easy to apply, I like to use the Heel Magic before bed and put my socks on afterwards. Make sure you’re applying to clean feet (should be obvious) so it will get dirty, and do put socks on afterwards as it will leave your heels a bit shiny. Don’t limit yourself to your heels though- I use it anywhere that is particularly dry on my feet. The end result is a super-moisturizing overnight treatment, and the claim of “visible results in 3 days” is absolutely true.
I haven’t been to Lawtons recently, but I can’t say that I would have picked up the Flexitol products if I saw them there because I a) assume my skin isn’t that dry b) am swayed by pretty packaging. However the truth is you can’t argue with results and I have been extremely pleased with using the Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion, Very Dry Skin Cream and Heel Magic and easily recommend them to anyone looking for a moisture boost. I also can’t think of anyone who couldn’t benefit from Flexitol Heel Magic– it is almost sandal season (apparently…)
Have you heard of Flexitol before? Check back later today for a giveaway of two of these products along with a bubble bath and ecopouf!
Disclosure: I am part of the Get Ready for Spring Skincare Kit Blogger Campaign with Canadian Beauty Bloggers, and I received the following products for review as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions in this post are my own.