Flexitol is full of chemicals that you may not want. If you’re used to using pure shea butter or coconut oil for your moisturizing needs, this cream may alarm you with its chemical smell. So, I think of it as my foot healer of last resort. I won’t be without it, but it’s not the only tool in my pedicure box.
I use Flexitol when my feet are actually cracked on the bottom, not just dry. It takes three days to heal the cracks, then I resume use of other less chemical-y creams and oils to reduce my overall chemical load. It is fantastic for its purpose, but it works much better in conjunction with ointments that contain salicyclic acid. I wish Flexitol contained that, to skip a step and not have to buy two products. My current routine is if my feet are cracked, I apply Kerasil ointment at night, then Flexitol during the day. Once my feet are healed, I use Flexitol once every couple weeks or so for maintenance. My daily routine uses rich creams and butters to prevent cracks from recurring, but sometimes they do anyway with changes in the weather.
If you find that the two products alone aren’t impacting big areas of peeling skin, I suggest a pumice stone used dry. Then, apply cream. I have to do that a few times per year.