I was given the opportunity by Scholl to review some new foot and nail care products!
Because I am on my feet all day, I was really excited! I had a look through their website
http://www.scholl.com.au and found a few goodies to try.
This is what I got
The Velvet smooth Electronic Nail Care System, Velvet smooth with Diamond crystals Express Pedi and the Velvet smooth Nigh Mask
Electronic Nail Care System
My hands needed some TLC so I decided to give this a try on my fingernails.
I was worried that it would be too rough to use on my hands as my fingernails aren't super strong, but the packing states that it is designed for both toenails and fingernails.
It has three individual heads, one for filing the nail (dark blue), one to buff (light blue) and another to add shine (white). It also has 2 speed settings which are easy to switch between
I attached the file head first and set it to the lowest setting.
It felt fine on my nails, it didn't feel to rough to use. You definitely have to apply a light pressure, I found when I pushed down firm it wouldn't work as well (packaging states to gently file).
You can make a nice shape with it, I just found personally that the vibrations of the product made it hard to see what I was doing.
Once I had my desired shape, I changed heads to the buffer.
It states that it evens out ridges and smooths the nail surface.
I do have ridges and my nails tend to flake a lot so I set it to the highest setting as I wanted to give them a really good buff.
The packaging states to use it for a maximum of 15 seconds per nail ever fortnight to avoid overusing.
I glided the buffer over my nail, making sure to cover the entire nail evenly.
As you can see I have bad cuticles, especially on my thumb.
The buffer didn't help much with removing that, however it doesn't state that it removes over grown cuticles, so I removed those myself with a cuticle clipper.
It also didn't help to remove the uneven nail layers that I have due to my nails flaking.
I found that it did smooth them out, but I not as much as I would have hoped. I have buffing blocks that do a better job.
Once my nails were buffed, I changed to the third head to add shine. I set it to the highest setting, as I wanted to se just how shiny they could get. It states to apply a light pressure for best results.
I really liked the way this head made my nails look. It didn't add an over the top shine, just enough to make them look healthy.
After a few days of using it, my nails are still looking shiny and they haven't become weak from using an electronic file.
All in all I was pretty happy with the product, however was a little disappointed with the buffing head.
This product isn't suitable for people with weak, damaged nails. If your nails are in quite good shape then this would definitely work for you.
I have also tested this out on my toes. I used the high setting as the nail are a lot thicker and stronger. Its easy to create a nice squared nail shape on the toes, but I would recommend clipping them down if they are a bit long as it took a while to file them down without clipping them before hand.
Velvet smooth Express Pedi with Diamond crystals
My feet aren't in the worst condition, they get a little dry sometimes but other than that they are ok.
I would be interested to see how this product worms for someone with extremely dry feet.
This was my feet before using it
They ant too bad, just a patch of dry skin on the balls of my feet and a little around the heel.
The instructions state that it buffs away hard skin in an instant and that it is easy to use. Gently rotate over hard skin and see dead skin cells disappear.
Not to be used on wet skin, and no longer then 3-4 seconds in one spot at a time. Do not use on sore or irritated skin and not suitable for people with diabetes or people with poor blood circulation.
So with that all in mind, I turned it on and started from the heel of my foot and gentle glided it in an upwards motion. I did this all over my heel, not taking it too far up as the skin in the mid section of my foot isn't dry.
I then did the same on the balls of my feet, concentrating on the area below my big toe where I had a patch of dry skin.
This is how my feet looked after
It might look like they are still dry, but I believe this is just due to the fact that it is used on dry, not wet skin. They feel a lot smoother and softer. Once you wash off the excess dead skin cells and dry them, they look much better. I just wanted to show you how they looked instantly after using it.
I really liked this product I think it is an excellent hard skin remover. As I said, my feet weren't in a terrible condition so my results may be different to others.
Velvet smooth Night Mask
The night of using the Express Pedi I used the Night Mask to moisturise my feet after buffing away all the dry skin.
It states that you simply apply and massage into dry clean skin before bed. Works like a moisturiser and there is no rinsing required.
I applied an amount the size of two peas to each foot, leaving a small amount of residue on my feet. I put my bed socks on too to keep my feet warm.
When I woke up in the morning my feet did feel lovely and soft. It states that it provides up to 24 hours of hydration, which means that if you had incredibly dry feet you would need to use this every night. I found that I could use it every second or third night as my feet aren't too dry.
I think that over all these three products work really well together. They are the perfect pedicure set.
The only two things I didn't like was the fact that it is a bit hard to see what your doing with the electronic file, and the buffer didn't work too well on my ridges. Other than that i saw no faults with the products and would still recommend them to my family and friends.
Be sure to read the packaging before purchasing these products as there are some contraindications.
I hope this review was helpful to you all!
If you have any questions please leave a comment down below.
Have you ever used any Scholl products?
Id love to hear about them!