So many callus removers are composed of burning lye; they work, but also usually cause discomfort to our clients. I thought it would be good to review some that pose as nice alternatives. This product uses urea, which is super moisturizing!
Today I’m reviewing VB Cosmetics (Dazzle Dry) Be Silky Callus Remover.
VB Cosmetics (Dazzle Dry) is operated out of Arizona by a woman that is passionate for her product. Their products are made in the USA, They do not use animal products or test on animals for any reason, they are not owned by another company, and they are nut free.
As usual for VB Cosmetics (Dazzle Dry), my questions were answered quickly by the owner herself, a refreshing note to report.
Let’s go down the list of qualifiers
|All made in USA?||Yes|
|MSDS Sheet Available?||Yes via email|
|Price?||$10.00 for 1 0z spray bottle|
|100% Animal Testing Free?||Yes|
|100% Nut Free?||Yes|
|Is it Hypoallergenic?||No, there is citric acid and essential oils|
|Does it Contain Dibutyl Phthalate?||No|
|Does it Contain Toluene?||No|
|Does it Contain Formaldehyde?||No|
|Does it Contain Formaldehyde Resin?||No|
|Does it Contain Camphor?||No|
|Does it Contain Parabens?||No|
|Does it Contain Xylene?||No|
|Type of Prep Needed?||Soak callus, apply to callus only max 2 inches away, wear gloves during application, leave on for 3-5 minutes, file off callus. Wash product off within 10 minutes of applying.|
|Free Returns and Exchanges?||http://dazzledry.com/content/1-return-policy|
Customer Experience: Dazzle dry is a good company to work with. They email quickly and they stay on trend, so it’s never hard to see new items and have questions answered about them quickly and completely. I got a confirmation emails when they got my payment, order, shipped, and delivered.
Product Performance: Their callus spray made my pedicure more efficient during my soak-pedicure days. The same can be accomplished by steaming the legs when you initially clean them before service starts, taking off the old polish, then putting on your cuticle softener and spraying on the callus spray. Tea tree oil and lemongrass are pretty gender neutral, so that was nice to try out on some of my male clients since they’re usually worried about smelling like a “flower arrangement that also has fruit and doughnuts” lol.
If you have a client that is sensitive to essential oils like tea tree oil or lemongrass, I would do a test spot first to make sure. It is supposed to be sprayed only on callused areas, and because it is the 2nd to last ingredient on the bottle, it would be safe to have the opinion that it should be a good product anyway for them. My skin rashes out pretty hot and fast with other products that have lemongrass, and I did fine with it on my product trial on myself. If this was a lotion or massage oil I would have more reservations about using it on sensitive skin clients.
I know one ounce for $10 sounds steep, but it takes not even a half spray to go over most of people’s heel calluses. It will last you quite a while.
Hey anything that makes that foot filing short and sweet while not damaging our clients skin is always a welcome product to consider in my book. Using this with the scrape it tool I reviewed earlier made the old dead skin slide right off. Buffing it off with a disposable pumice worked too.
Are there other callus removers I should try out for my salons waterless pedicures? Let me know in the comments!