The most important ingredient of a heel moisturiser is Urea. The ideal product will have 25 % to 30 % urea in an aqueous base. We recommend using Pedicare Plus. This product is made by an Australian Podiatrist and at $15 / 100g, is significantly less expensive that pharmacy brands that it out performs.
Some of the most popular products on the market are high in Urea but use a ‘waxy’ base to deliver it. This has a few downsides because the ointment does not rub in well at all. This leads to:
- using the product once then putting it in the cupboard
- needing to wear socks to bed
- staining the carpets
- creating a slip hazard
- not working effectively. If the product is on your skin, it’s not in your skin.