Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Getting Ready for Spring with Flexitol - Review & Giveaway {Closed}

Now that Winter is over, and Spring is slowly making its way across Canada, it's time to get our skin ready for shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. Now, if you're anything like me, as soon as that first Winter breeze blows across Canada you become drier than the Sahara Desert. My elbows, legs, arms, feet, just everywhere gets super dry, flaky, and I even get skin cracks in my driest areas. It's not pretty, and I've got to make sure I am using moisturizing products, starting in the shower, and for use throughout the day.

I was recently sent these products from Farley Co to help and get ready for Spring, and I am in love with them! I wish I had had these for the whole Winter, because they are beyond super moisturizing. I would have saved a lot of money on all of the other sub-par moisturizers I went through trying to find Winter skin relief. Stay tuned to the end of the post where you will have a chance to win your own Winter Skin Rescue Product Pack.

Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion

"Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion is a everyday family lotion for regular moisturization purposes. It provides protection against irritation, chafing, dryness and a wide variety of skin ailments. It also protects and insulates the skin from the environment and agents such as solvents, detergents and other man made products. Leaves your skin feeling silky soft and smooth."

What I like the most about this lotion is how fast it absorbs into the skin. I can slather it on, and get dressed within minutes because it's completely absorbed. The moisture this lotion provides is also extremely long lasting. I like to apply it right after I get out of the shower, and I don't feel like I need to re-apply until the next day. I like to use this mostly on my legs, because they are not as dry as other areas of my body. The smell of this lotion is a bit medicinal/herbal, but it isn't over powering. As soon as it's applied you can't smell it, so it wont clash with any perfumed products you might apply after.

Flexitol Very Dry Skin Cream

"This medically proven treatment for very dry skin conditions including Anhydrotic skin or Xerosis, itchosis and winter itch. Also provides symptomatic relief of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Visible results can be seen in 3 days."

This moisturizer is great for elbows, feet, hands, etc, all of the super dry areas on your body. Working in a hospital is drying, but add in dry space heater air, and constant hand washing, and I am left with dry, and sometimes cracked hands. A little bit of this moisturizer goes a long way and my hands are given instant relief. The texture of this cream is thick like a butter, but absorbs like a lotion. There is no greasiness or drying time. There is relatively no smell to this cream either, which I really like.

Flexitol Heel Magic

"Flexitol Heel Magic is an innovative new way to hydrate dry cracked heels and feet. This easy to use, no mess stick format contains a unique blend of emollients and moisturizers including Urea, Shea Butter, Lanolin and Olive Oil in a highly concentrated moisturizing base."

This product is my saving grace! I don't know how I lived without this! My feet get so dry, regardless of the season, but in the Winter they get to the point where I have painful cracks in my heels. Normal moisturizers just don't do the trick for my heels. I really like the Cake brand foot lotion, but even that isn't enough. The stick format of this lotion is genius and makes it so easy to apply. I just swipe it on, put on my socks and go about my day, letting the product work its magic. After just one use of this product, my heels were almost back to new. I've been using it consistently over the past few weeks and I'm proud to say that my feet are ready for sandal season.

Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Bath Foam

"Relax and rehydrate in a bath filled with our Sweet Mandarin and Grapefruit restful bath foam. Containing natural orange oil with the benefits of vitamin A, B and C to help restore and nourish the skin."

I love moisturizing body washes. There is just something about how a good body wash makes your skin feel in the shower. I was skeptical at first about this body wash because it doesn't look creamy, more liquidy. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be used as a body wash or a bubble bath, but I'm using it as a body wash, and it is working great. The amount of lather you get with this product is amazing, and it is such a soft lather. I don't feel as if I'm stripping the moisture from my body when I use this, and it leaves my skin feeling very clean. The smell is very light compared to other body washes, but the slight orange scent is very invigorating, and it lingers throughout the day. I would definitely repurchase more from this brand in the future.

EcoTools EcoPouf Mini Bath Net Sponge

"EcoTools EcoPouf Mini Bath Sponges create a rich lather, leaving skin feeling smooth and clean. The EcoPouf Netting is 100% Pre Consumer Recycled material that is friendly to the earth. The Mini 25g size is convenient, and comes with an easy hang rope which allows sponge to dry quickly. Using recyclable packaging, you can enjoy a taste of eco-conscious clean with the EcoTools line of bath accessories."

I love using a bath sponge with my body washes because I feel like they help scrub off the dead, dry skin that can accumulate on your body. This sponge isn't too abrasive, but good enough to help sluff off my dry skin.

Don't forget to check out my fellow CBB's reviews and giveaways of these products. There are going to be 15 of these prize packs up for grabs, so make sure to visit each blog to increase your chances of winning!

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Disclosure: I am part of the Get Ready for Spring Skincare Kit Blogger Campaign with Canadian Beauty Bloggers, and I received the following products for review as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions in this post are my own.


  1. The Heel Magic is definitely my favourite of these!

  2. I'm glad these have been working well for you! :D I'm full-blown in spring mode now, so Heel Magic is now becoming a fast favourite.


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