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9 best cracked heel creams 2022 – picked by an expert

30 Nov 2021 • 4 min read


Are you conscious of the fact your feet, particularly your heels, are looking really dry, so dry, they’re cracking?

Because we don’t closely look at our feet every single day, especially in the winter, it can be easy to neglect our tootsies.

But we should ideally give them a bit of regular TLC, particularly if you’re planning on wearing flip flop or sandals all summer long and want your feet to look nice.

Just like our hands, our feet need to be regularly moisturised, our toe nails clipped and the hard skin that builds up on our heels over time, needs to be sloughed away every now and then.

But that doesn’t mean we get time to do these things or remember to do them, given the fact our feet are usually covered up with socks, boots, slippers or shoes most of the time.

If this is you, and your feet and heels are a little dry and cracking in places, and you’re not sure how to fix them, keep reading.

This article is your guide to heel cracking cream.

It contains everything you need to know about sorting your dry heels out and includes some of our top product picks, which also happen to have been highly rated by our customers too.

9 best cracked heel cream

There are lots of cracked heel creams out there, which can make choosing a heal cream that bit more difficult when deciding which one to buy.

To help you out, here are our top 9 heel cracking cream product recommendations:

  1. Australian Bodycare Foot Repair 50ml (£9.99)

This intensive foot care contains Australian tea tree oil and has been specially developed for itching and sensitive skin between toes.

Key benefits

  • Manages bacteria
  • Stops itching
  • Cleansing properties
  • Vegan friendly
  1. Weleda Skin Food Body Butter 150ml (£19.75)

Weleda’s Skin Food Body Butter combines plant extracts and aromatic oils, providing intensive skin nourishment for dry to very dry skin.

Key benefits

  • Certified natural skincare
  • Formulated without synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants and raw materials derived from mineral oils
  • Suitable for vegans

Customer reviews

Bluebelle – Absolutely fantastic! – 5/5 stars

“This cream is wonderful and smells absolutely gorgeous. It’s not greasy and soon sinks in. The effect on your skin is amazing. It soon healed my very chapped hands. I use it day and night and will continue to buy it. It’s wonderful on legs and feet and anywhere else required.”

  1. Dr Organic Manuka Honey Foot & Heel Cream 125ml (£6.75)

Dr Organic’s Manuka Honey Foot & Heel Cream combines unique Manuka Honey with a complex blend of organic bioactive extracts, to produce an easily absorbed luxurious rescue cream.

Key benefits

  • Softens and eliminates calluses while moisturising cracked and extremely dry feet
  • Suitable for vegetarians

Customer reviews

KIRSTIEMARIE – Amazing range – 5/5 stars

“This range is amazing! The smell is divine and the foot cream works actual wonders! My feet have never looked so good.”

  1. Ambience CBD Infused Foot Care Moisturiser (£5.50)

Enjoy intense nourishing hydration with this foot and heel care cream from Ambience.

Enriched with CBD, this intense foot cream helps control dry skin in an easy-to-use daily formula.

Key benefits

  • Contains premium CBD from natural hemp extract
  • Fights foot dryness
  • Suitable for vegans

Customer reviews

Tracey – Great foot cream – 5/5 stars

“Really nice foot cream. Leaves my feet feeling soothed.”

  1. Bional V-Nal Cream for Legs and Feet 75ml (£10.35)

Bional V-Nal Cream supports beautiful, smooth and soft skin.

Using the cream to regularly massage the legs and feet may help to protect the skin from dryness, discolouring and help the signs of premature ageing.

Key benefits

  • For smooth and healthy legs and feet
  • Contains Horse Chestnut and Butcher’s Broom
  • Designed to help with skin dryness and discolouring

Customer reviews

Jacko65 – Soft, smooth and tiredness alleviated – 5/5 stars

“This cream is so soft. My legs and feet feel amazing!”

  1. Jacob Hooy CBD Foot Cream 75ml (£14.99)

This foot cream is designed to calm, nourish and care for dry skin and help to restore the right balance. With refreshing rosemary, eucalyptus and lavender fragrance.

Key benefits

  • Nourishing foot cream with CBD
  • Added menthol helps feet feel fresh
  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Customer reviews

Savin – Effective foot cream – 5/5 stars

“Very effective for softening skin and feet and making them feel refreshed.”

  1. Weleda Foot Balm 75ml (£11.50)

Weleda Foot Balm refreshes tired feet and keeps skin feeling comfortable, firm and velvety smooth. It’s an easily absorbed balm that cools and softens the toughest feet.

Key benefits

  • Contains myrrh and soothing calendula extract
  • Essential oils of lavender, rosemary and sweet orange help deodorise and refresh skin

Customer reviews

Magicians fire – Genuine foot balm – 5/5 stars

“This cream really does soften hard skin on the feet. It is actually foot balm as it says! Really refreshing and helpful for sore feet.”

  1. Badger Mini Foot Balm 21g (£6.99)

Badger Foot Balm helps revive hard-walking, long-standing feet, thanks to the combination of peppermint, tea tree and rosemary essential oils.

Meanwhile, organic extra virgin olive and jojoba oils provide superior soothing properties.

Key benefits

  • Moisturises and soothes dry, cracked feet and heels
  • Essential oil blend has antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits
  • USDA-certified organic

Customer reviews

Anonymous – Heaven in a tin – 5/5 stars

“This is so good; you can feel your feet tingling.”

  1. Miaderma Lysine Balm (£5.00)

This Miaderma Lysine Balm combines lysine, a main protein found on the skin with a combination of soothing, cleansing and conditioning ingredients.

It’s suitable for use on all skin types, especially delicate areas in need of extra conditioning.

Key benefits

  • Soothes and protects
  • Suitable for all skin types and dry areas
  • Vegan-friendly

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 30 November 2021

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Author: Manisha TaggarSenior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: May 2019

BSc Hons in Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Science

Manisha started her career at a Cosmetics distributor as a Regulatory Technologist followed by a Regulatory Affairs Officer, ensuring the regulatory compliance of cosmetic products from colour cosmetics to skincare.

After 3 and half years in this role, Manisha joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.

Manisha specialises in Cosmetic products, both own-label and branded lines, ensuring that these products and all relating marketing material comply to the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

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