Your luxe foot file is here

Feb 05, 2015, 08:25 IST | Dhara Vora

Your simple foot file just got an electrifying edge, with a new electronic version. Here’s what to expect

Many women cherish time in salons while getting a pedicure. But for those who wish to take things in their own hands, the new Scholl’s Velvet Smooth Express Pedi electronic foot file calls for a try.

It looks like a fat vegetable peeler, and in the space of the blade you get a roller covered with micro abrasive particles (think sandpaper type). This roller rotates when powered with four AA batteries and aims to get dead skin off your feet. The foot file is ergonomic with its rubber-coated handle that is easy to grip and the roller can be easily removed to wash after use.

Scholl’s Velvet Smooth Express Pedi electronic foot file
Scholl’s Velvet Smooth Express Pedi electronic foot file

All one has to do is twist the switch and run the roller on the dry sections of your foot. We tried it on our extremely neglected feet and could actually see the dead skin scrape off. There is no question of hurting your skin because if you apply extra pressure, the roller stops moving. One can see the difference immediately after the first use.

After regular use, our feet were softer than they had ever been these past few months. On extremely dry feet, it’s time consuming, but for those with better cared-for feet, the process is quick. The product can’t be used on wet skin so one needs to wash their feet after use, and finish off with a moisturising cream (Scholl also has a light foot and nail cream for Rs 200).

The electric foot file is easy-to-use and does its job well. A big deterrent, however, is its cost at Rs 2,850. Also, it isn’t a one-time-investment as the roller will need to be replaced after a while, and costs Rs 899. So, we feel, this product is meant for those who are cleanliness freaks, and fear dropping by nail salons in case their skin gets infected, and for those like us who haven’t come across 24-hour salons to head to post work.

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