I am lucky enough to live in an area where the sun shines for most of the year. My standard footwear is flip flops or open sandals. While this keeps my feet nice and cool it is not without its problems.
I sometimes suffer with dry, cracked skin on my heels. Calluses on my feet1 are also not unheard of. I dare say an after effect of trying to keep those flip flops in place when walking.
Walking barefoot on the beach at the water’s edge provides some exfoliation. It also gives my feet a nice massage. There are times though when intervention from a foot cream is needed.
Footmedix promises to nourish your skin. In fact, it claims that their breakthrough formula starts soothing dry, cracked, and painful feet within just 5 minutes of use.
Wouldn’t it be great if this cream works. Let’s take a look.
What Is Footmedix?
This product is created by Dr David Watts at Dermal Medix.
Dr Watts trained at Jefferson Medical College, University of Rochester and Johns Hopkins University. He is a respected plastic surgeon and president of the AAAASF. (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities).
The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. It has an an A+ rating, with only one complaint lodged in 5 years.
This cream is designed to help restore and protect severely dry, cracked, and painful feet.
This product apparently works by stimulating and fortifying new skin growth.
It may promote increased circulation, eliminate pain, and give you stronger, smoother skin. It also may keep perspiration at bay and prevent fungal infections.
You may be wondering what it is that makes this product different from other foot creams. Lets see what ingredients it contains.
The full ingredients list is:
So which of those ingredients can back up the promises the company makes?
- Soybean Oil & Jojoba Oil: these may have anti inflammatory effects on the skin. They may also help the skin barrier repair2.
- Shea Butter: an anti inflammatory moisturizer3.
- Tea Tree Oil: can have antibacterial and antifungal effects4.
- Clotrimazole: often used in over the counter creams to treat fungal infections.
- Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol & Glyceryls: can form a layer on the skin preventing moisture loss. May help treat or heal dry, rough skin.
- Human Oligopeptide-1: this ingredient is a polypeptide (or molecular chain of amino acids) developed to speed wound recovery. Also called hEGF, it stimulates skin growth at the cellular level. It may also increase collagen production. EGF is a Nobel Prize winning ingredient. It is the one ingredient that sets this cream apart from others. This is what the company calls its “revolutionary” ingredient.
How Does Footmedix Work?
Calluses are hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in color. They are usually found around the heel area or on the skin under the ball of the foot. They are caused by friction or pressure.
Patches of dry skin can form on the soles of the feet or the heels where the thickest layers of dead skin exist.
Dry skin occurs because of sweating and the associated moisture loss from the body. It can also be caused by the pressure of body weight on the feet.
If untreated, cracks may appear in the dry skin. Our skin also becomes drier as we age.
These symptoms may also be caused by underlying medical conditions so it is always advisable to see your doctor.
These areas may itch or may be painful. If the skin is cracked there is the risk of infection.
The moisturizing and humectant properties of this cream may help alleviate the dryness of the skin. In addition there are other ingredients that may help fight infection and inflammation.
The claim on the company website that makes this cream special is the inclusion of:
This Nobel prize-winning ingredient is an exclusive addition to the powerful formula of FootMedix, from DermalMedix. Able to dilate blood vessels to deliver more oxygen and healing nutrients directly to skin cells, hEGF helps repair damaged skin unlike any other ingredient on the market today! Its unique chemical structure penetrates deep inside skin cells, stimulating new growth and leaving you with stronger, smoother skin.
There appear to be no studies or evidence to back up how this would be beneficial to the skin on our feet. There is a suggestion that hEGF may help heal diabetic ulcers on the feet.
There is no independent clinical evidence to substantiate these claims.
Footmedix Side Effects
The only side effect reported appears to be redness in the area where you apply the cream.
It is however worth noting that the cream contains a number of PEGs, which are safe for cosmetic use, but should not be applied to broken skin.
Footmedix Reviews & Complaints
It was difficult to find any negative reviews of this product.
At the time of writing of 297 customer comments on Highya.com only 8 were rated 3* or below.
Debbie Brown has recently started using this cream, she writes:
Thus far, I love this product! Believe me, I have tried many foot creams (and I am not kidding), but this product is awesome. Prior to using Dermal Medix, I used other foot creams in between my pedicures. I still had dry heels and lines. Now, using Dermal Medix, the dryness is IMPROVING. If this product continues to prove itself, I will continue using it. I do not know what is different or what secret ingredient is in this product, but I am satisfied, impressed and happy with the results. Thank you.
Meanwhile, Ramon Vidal, a physician in Puerto Rico reports:
I am a physician and internist, with over 30 years in private practice. My wife has been having a problem of hyperkeratosis in her feet for many years, with frequent visits to her pedicurist for short-term improvement, that only lasts one or at the most two weeks. One day my wife asked me to look for this product on the internet because she would like to try it (I said, here we comes again), but she surely deserves the try. Well, to make a long story short, I received the product and started the treatment on her feet. Day after day I massaged her feet, especially the heels with Dermal Medix, and day after day I got impressed by the improvement, decrease keratotic grosser, improved circulation, as you can appreciate by the change in color from whitish-gray to pink, and was progressively improving the pain associated to the condition. She has only been using Dermal Medix for One month! I can tell you once again that IT WORKS! Thank you!
Matt is seeing some improvement from using this product but wishes it would work faster.
The product appears to be working on my callused feet. My calluses on the heels, balls, and big toes on both my feet are shrinking, but the process is taking much longer than I thought it would based on Dermal Medix information. I have been applying the product twice a day for 5 weeks now, and although the calluses are shrinking, this is a slow process. At this time, I am recommending this product with some reservation, due to the slow process for overall satisfaction.
Meanwhile Justin Swift is disappointed with his experience.
After watching the video, I was convinced their product would work. I’ve had dry feet for many years and have tried most everything that promises to work. I bought the three tubes of this product and used predominantly on one foot. My other foot I had surgery on so I couldn’t put any lotions on the foot. At first, I thought it was working, but over time I found that unless you use it every day, your foot goes right back to its dry self. I’ve gone back to inexpensive products because they work also if used daily.
It is worth mentioning that the company appears to be proactive in dealing with customer issues.
They have responded to the few negative issues I could find and offered full refunds.
Footmedix: Packages, Prices & Where To Buy
This product can be bought from the Dermal Medix website and costs:
There is no size quoted for the tube but one is expected to last 30 days.
The company offers free shipping and handling on all orders.
See below how the official site looks like.
Refunds & Returns
The company offer a one hundred percent 90 day money back guarantee.
Just contact their customer services.
It does appear that they want used or unused product back.
You will also have to pay for shipping and handling.
Footmedix Pros & Cons
Footmedix Review: Final Verdict
Its unusual for me to find a product where so many customer reviews are positive. It would seem, although there is no clinical backup, that this cream works for most.
The price point is quite high. There may be cheaper alternatives on the market that will moisturize and deal with cracked skin and calluses. There were none that I could find with the same ingredients.
The bottom line is if you have the spare cash and want value for money this may be what you are looking for. After all, you have a 90 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
We laid out the facts, will you buy Footmedix? Comment below and tell us what you think!
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