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Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum for cracked heels - visible results in 1 day - 50g

Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum for cracked heels - visible results in 1 day - 50g


  • One or more ingredients have been tested on people with psoriasis and proven beneficial
  • Rapid-action moisturiser for cracked heels
  • Highly concentrated formula for fast skin repair
  • Contains 30% urea
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Description

Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum is part of a range of moisturising and skin repair products for the hands and feet.

A more concentrated and advanced formula than the standard Flexitol heel balm, the Platinum version offers intense moisturising for dry and cracked skin on the heels and feet. This becomes a problem for many people in the winter months, when the skin often loses elasticity.

The 30% urea content in a rich emollient base works on two levels: first, the urea helps to draw water from the deeper skin layers to the surface, making more moisture available to the outer skin layer. Secondly, its emollient properties help to restore the natural protective barrier that reduces moisture loss from the skin surface, regenerating the skin and making it feels suppler and smoother.

This balm can produce visible results for dry and cracked skin on the heels and feet in as little as one day. It can be used regularly by adults and children over the age of 12.

Ingredients

The ingredients in Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum are:

  • Aqua
  • Urea
  • Cetearyl alcohol
  • Lanolin
  • Paraffinum liquidum
  • PEG-20 stearate
  • Glyceryl stearate
  • Decyl oleate
  • Paraffin
  • Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter)
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Allantoin
  • Sodium PCA
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Panthenol
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Tocopherul acetate
  • Glycerin
  • Pseudoalteromonas ferment extract
  • Xanthan gum
  • Proline
  • Alanine
  • Serine
  • Sodium phosphate
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Caprylyl glycol
  • Fragrance
  • Amyl cinnamal
  • Cinnamyl alcohol
  • Citronellol
  • Coumarin
  • Geraniol
  • Hexyl cinnamaldehyde
  • Linalool

Directions

Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum should be applied once or twice a day to dry, cracked skin on the heels and feet. Massage the balm into the skin.

Once the skin on the feet has been restored to normal hydration levels, maintain skin condition by using Flexitol Heel Balm.

Precautions

When applying this balm, avoid contact with the eyes. If there is accidental contact, rinse well with clean water. It is for external use only and should not be applied to damaged or inflamed skin. It should be kept in a dry place, out of the reach of all small children.

You may experience a little stinging when first applied to deep cracks in the skin. If more prolonged redness or itching is experienced, stop using it and consult with a specialist.

This balm contains a long list of ingredients. If you have an allergy to any of them, do not use.

Side Effects

Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum is not associated with any side effects and there are no known interactions with other products.

Research & Evidence

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find clinical data on the use of Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum in people with psoriasis. However, the product contains urea and paraffin.

Urea is an important component of the epidermis where it serves to keep healthy skin hydrated by attracting and binding water as a part of the skin’s natural moisturising factor (1). As such, topically applied urea has been shown to increase epidermal water content and reduce the loss of water across the skin surface when measured shortly after application (2). Further, a 10%-concentration of urea has been shown to reduce scaling and redness of psoriatic plaques when compared to the same ointment without urea (3).

Paraffin forms a lipid barrier on the skin, which traps water and limits water evaporation from the skin surface.

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts could not find any clinical data on the use of Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains urea, which in atopic dermatitis, has been shown to reduce disease severity by about 20% after 42 days when using emollients containing urea (either 5% or 10%) (4).

Also, in eczematous skin, urea has been shown to improve hydration of the upper skin layer, the water binding capacity and to reduce the water loss across the skin surface (2).

Flexitol Heel Balm Platinum also contains paraffin which is known to limit water evaporation from the skin surface, and thereby help in keeping the skin moist.


References

  1. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 May 1;15(5):633-9
  2. Acta Dermatol-Kyoto 1989;84(4):581-586
  3. Acta Derm Venereol. 1996 Sep;76(5):353-6
  4. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2010 Mar;9(1):16-21
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