The new design features an ergonomic handle that is much lighter and more comfortable to use, especially when it takes around five minutes to fully buff each foot. The file is a lot more abrasive than the original (which is smooth to the touch,) ensuring it's even more effective at buffing away dry and dead skin from the foot's surface. However, it's still comfortable to use and extremely hard to buff away too much skin - something that is as bad as having too much. The main point of difference for me is that there's a gap between the file and the pedi machine, ensuring the skin that's removed is free to fall directly onto a towel or into the loo (I file my feet over the toilet bowl so there's no mess!) Unlike the previous version, which had a tendency to get a little jammed up with flaky skin, this ensures the device is clean and free from residue.
I love the Scholl Express Pedi machines and truly believe they're a great investment buy - half of the reason I have a pedicurist on speed dial is to help with my dry skin, but with these gadgets I barely need her help at all. Although this is £39.99, it's the equivalent of two emergency foot spa sessions... Something that starts to make sense when you break it down! You can even nab this in Boots with a £10.00 saving currently, making it almost a steal at £29.99.
In addition to this new extension, Scholl have launched a range of foot care products that include a BB Cream, Night Treatment and this Velvet Smooth Intense Serum which provides an intense shot of hydration. Containing hyaluronic acid and green caviar, the formula is really light and can be easily massaged into even the hardest of heels. The instant cooling effect helps to soothe feet and leave them feeling light after a hard day, while the serum absorbs quickly so you don't have to hop around for ages with sticky feet. You can instantly see the impact it has too, providing feet with a smooth quality that looks and feels great. This is great to apply after a long day walking, or before bed so you can get the full benefit of hydration.
Scholl are really pushing the boundaries of foot care and using inspiration from other areas of the beauty market to launch some truly innovative products. I can really appreciate how they treat feet the same way that other brands treat the face, putting as much care and attention into their products as a new anti-ageing face cream. If you're concerned about your feet or just want to get them looking tip top in time for the warmer months, then definitely invest in some of Scholl's handy new products.
The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is available from Boots priced £39.99 (currently on offer for £29.99) and the Intense Serum is £6.99 (currently on offer for £5.24.)