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I Tried It… The Ped Egg


Ped Egg Review

There’s nothing I love more than a relaxing pedicure. Being a college student, however, I rarely have the time or money for that luxury, so I have to make do with Maybelline 60-Second Quick Dry Nail Polish and a loofah. That’s why I was excited when this Christmas, my mom graciously got me the Ped Egg to add to my pedicure arsenal.

What is the Ped Egg?

Its makers tout it as “The Ultimate Foot File,” and “the ultimate way to smooth, beautiful feet.” I’m sure you’ve probably seen the commercial on TV more than a few times, but in case you haven’t, here it is:

I recently gave the Ped Egg a try and here is what happened:

My Experience:

Ped Egg on TV

Let me just start by saying I don’t have the prettiest feet- I go barefoot a lot, and, thanks to uncomfortable shoes, I usually have a few blisters and callouses. So that’s why I was psyched to try the Ped Egg. I figured any improvement would be worth the time and effort!

The Ped Egg is as soft as it says it is- you won’t get cut by running your fingers over it. But beware: you need to use the Ped Egg on dry feet- if you don’t, it’ll feel like you’re cutting your feet up. I used the Ped Egg for about 5-10 minutes on each foot. If you do this while watching TV, it’ll probably go by quickly, but I didn’t – and was pretty bored after the first few minutes, especially since it took those full 8-10 minutes to see any results. On the plus side, it truly wasn’t messy, which I liked.

My Results:

The Ped Egg

My feet looked much better after using the Ped Egg- my calluses were pretty close to being gone. My feet didn’t look as good as they do post-pedicure, but I did see a clear improvement. I was scared to try the Ped Egg over my blisters, however, so I can’t really account for how well it would have worked on them.

Cleanup was less pleasant. I really did not like throwing the dead skin away- it doesn’t make a mess, but the skin looks like loose powder. Maybe it’s my queasy stomach, but I thought the dead skin was really, really gross.

My Overall Review:

The Ped Egg packaging

The Ped Egg did make my feet look much better. They didn’t look as good as they would after a pedicure, but I saw a visible improvement.

However, I won’t be using the Ped Egg again. Overall, I thought the process was too time-consuming: if you don’t vigorously rub each foot for upwards of 5 minutes, you won’t see any improvement. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going through all that effort when my feet will just be dirty again in two days. Also, the dead-skin powder was a turn-off in my eyes, but many of you might not feel that way.

For those of you who really want pristine feet and don’t mind putting the time in to get them- purchase this ASAP. The Ped Egg is great for that in-between pedicure time. At $10, it’s not a bad investment, and it’s a fairly useful product. As far as As Seen On TV products go, this is definitely one of the better ones- if you want to put in the time to use it.

What do you guys think of the Ped Egg?

Have any of you tried the Ped Egg? Will you be buying it? What other As Seen On TV products have you tried? Tell me everything and more in the comments!

Posted on on April 6, 2010 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , , ,

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35 Responses to “I Tried It… The Ped Egg”

  1. 1
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I use this after my feet have been soaking in water when I shower it makes the rough spots soft and easily comes off the moment i rub it on the Ped egg. It makes a huge difference! Also when your skin is wet the rough spots on your feet turn white so its easy to see where the dead skin is located. JUST be careful though. It’s easy to over use in the shower since skin is much softer. TRUST me it works much better this way.

  2. 2
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Honestly, I really hate my Ped Egg. It was just a glorified cheese grader to me. Haha, but it may just be because my feet are horrific :P

  3. 3
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I love my ped egg!!! It works so much better after a shower and once you use it on a regular basis, there’s a lot less gross dead skin that comes off. I now only use it for about a minute on each foot, and my feet look and feel pretty decent. I think you should give it another chance

  4. 4
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    omg i tried that thing
    feels wierd
    and the dead skin collects in the egg thingy n its kinda gross

  5. 5
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    My boyfriend has it and he uses it once in a while. I just don’t like the feeling, but my feet aren’t too roughed up in the beginning.

  6. 6
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I have the Dr. Scholls for her version of the ped egg and I absolutely love it! It is a little time consuming (I haven’t tried in/after a shower yet though) and it is a little gross to see skin in it, but it works just as well. The Dr. Scholls version also has a little buffer to use after and it helps smooth out the feet even more!

    My boyfriend thought it was the weirdest thing and then he tried it. He LOVED seeing all the dead skin! I guess that’s a boy for you….

  7. 7
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I just use a cheap metal foot file, it gave me even better results than my PedEgg.

  8. 8
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Ew. I’ll pass on a foot-grater and stick to a regular pedicure… :)

  9. 9
    April 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    i haven’t tried that thing but i’m planning on that, you can get one for less than $5 shipping included in ebay

  10. 10
    April 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Interesting, I have heard nothing but negative reviews from this thing from a lot of my friends…I usually don’t trust anything that is mass televised in 30 second commercials

  11. 11
    April 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    pumice stone works just as well and seems safer too.

  12. 12
    April 6th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I’m so disappointed to hear that you didn’t have a good experience! I see this in the little “As Soon On TV” aisle at Joann Fabric’s every time I go & always wanted to pick one up. I don’t have much money for regular pedicures but I love pampering my feet whenever I can. Maybe I’ll try the eBay route instead.

  13. 13
    April 6th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    dee – really? pumice stones dont work..

  14. 14
    April 6th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    LOVE the Ped Egg. I was skeptical at first (just because it was on an infomercial lol), but I so it on sale somewhere for like 6 bucks and decided to try it. Couple this bad boy up with your regular at-home pedicure & you’ll look like you just got a spa pedicure. At least that’s how it works for me. The first time I used it, I wasn’t impressed…but after I got the hang of it….def. loved it. I’d recommend it too.

  15. 15
    April 6th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I have a pumice stone and it works really well for me when I use it in the shower…and I’m less worried about accidentally hurting myself with it.

  16. 16
    April 6th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Pumice stones never do anything for me. I can’t feel any difference.

  17. 17
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I have used the Ped-Egg for a while now. I DO notice a huge difference, but it just does not last anytime at all. It seems like 2 days later your feet are WORSE than they were before!!! I like to use it really quick if I know I have somewhere special to go and know my feet don’t look that great :) Anyway, for the money you pay, it is an OK product. But it will not replace a good ol’ pedicure :)

  18. 18
    April 6th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Honestly, I find that just applying plain old Vaseline to my feet and wearing socks overnight does the trick. I use a pumice stone in the shower and always moisturize my feet after, putting on slippers immediately after while I do my hair, etc. Vaseline has never failed to make my feet very soft and remain so for at least a couple days. Never used the Ped Egg myself, but it seems to be no better than a pumice stone.

  19. 19
    April 7th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Honestly, I never recommend anyone to use Ped Eg… it is horrible. If you want immediately result, you can use it… but it come back more, and thicker. I rather use the stone, and vaseline! Be patience!!! work much better

  20. 20
    April 7th, 2010 at 5:54 am

    well i wouldn’t try it myself…. that grater-look it has freaks me out! so call me a coward but i’ll never try it..or even look at it!
    i prefer pumice stone. For those who are saying it doesn’t work i think you got the smooth one. if it smooth it won’t do anything.And remember it does a good job if you soak your feet in warm water… and my feet stay soft for a long time

  21. 21
    April 7th, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I’m a dancer and have tough feet. But when I used the ped egg, I ended up with cuts all over the bottoms of my feet, because some of the blades were sticking out at odd angles.

  22. 22
    April 7th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I LOVE my PedEgg. Truly one of the best $10 investments I’ve ever made. I wear flip flops as much as I can and I run…so, seriously, my PedEgg has a special place in my medicine cabinet. The clean up isn’t that bad, c’mon girls…

  23. 23
    April 7th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    This is absolutely perfect timing that this was posted because I seriously just started to use mine yesterday! I thought it was amazing because I have THE grossest feet ever (my friends hold my feet as the lowest reference point of comparison haha), but after using this, my feet look a 100x better! I’ve tried pumice stones and they didn’t do anything at all. I guess the pedegg works especially if you have really bad feet. After I used it, I just made sure to moisturize really well and it’s feeling fine. No cuts or blood or anything… Also, make sure to only gently rub in a direction parallel to your feet, not in circles.

    About the cleanup, it’s not that bad. I think pumice stones were more gross because they’d be damp. At least the skin in the Pedegg is all dry and easily disposable.

  24. 24
    April 8th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I am a fan! I am hesitant to use it sometimes because when I get rid of my calluses they turn into blisters. I like that I can make my feet look cleaner with this tool. I also second whoever said to use this after you shower, it makes a huge difference in how much time to have to spend using it.

    Hey I would love to see one of these articles for the Finishing Touch Hair Trimmer or the Infinity Razor.

  25. 25
    April 10th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I was given the Ped Egg as a gift and used it once. Before going to bed I used it on my heels and applied lotion, and slept with a pair of socks on. In the morning I could see and feel lines where the grater scraped strips of my skin from my heels. Perhaps I wasn’t using it properly, all over and for a long enough time to see a “smooth” finish… but the idea of strips of my skin peeling off like already mentioned, cheese, was a major turn off. I’ll stick to an oversized emery board and a pair of socks & Vaseline thank you.

  26. 26
    April 11th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I’d recommend against using the Ped-Egg. The results initially seem good, but it tends to cause your feet to build up calluses faster then before, since you are doing minor damage to your feet. Invest instead in a decent footfile, which smoothes your calluses rather then removing them.

  27. 27
    April 12th, 2010 at 9:34 am

    My “mother-in-law” gave me a ped-egg as a stocking stuffer for Christmas last year. I absolutely love it! I don’t use it very often, unless my feet are really dry and calloused, and it is SO time consuming. I usually only use it at night time before bed, after my son has gone down for the night.
    My own personal “miracle” foot treatment: Cracked nipple cream! Sounds weird, but I started thinking about the good the cream did for me as a nursing new mom, I decided to give it a try. Laninoh makes an inexpensive cream, and you can get it at Wal-Mart’s and drug stores! I definitely recommend it as a good way to SOFTEN the callouses rather than completely remove them… the callouses are there to protect the skin of your feet, and without them your feet can get super sore.

  28. 28
    April 13th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I have a PedEgg and have used it a couple times. But the skin flakes really disgusted me and my feet felt really vulnerable the next time I wore shoes.

    @Angela – I’m with you on this one. I think just heavy moisturizing and a little buffing is better for feet especially in summer. You just end up making new calluses (and going through the painful process of building them up) when your feet are too soft and delicate.

    I think the PedEgg is a good summer to winter once in a while thing but it’s a little too much for every week.

  29. 29
    April 18th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I bought the Ped Egg based on this review, and I’m really happy I did! I had really, REALLY ugly gross feet. I work in the warehouse, where I literally walk several miles a day and constantly acquire new blisters. When I get home, I’m either barefoot or in sandals 100% of the time. So yeah, I get some pretty heavy duty calluses and dry blisters.

    I read the instructions that came with it, and they do say not to use in/after the shower or after moisturizing. I got really carried away when I started seeing results, so I don’t know how long I spent on my feet, but I just had to tell you how exciting it was for me. I used the little buffing pad after getting most of the calluses off, and that’s what really made the difference in how they felt. Then I put some of that super Vaseline creamy moisture stuff on them, and today they are soooooo soft and smooth.

    Thank you so much for your review, it’s really what got me to buy something I never even would have considered before, and I’m super happy with it. :)

  30. 30
    April 17th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I was recently given the Ped-Egg and I have to say I LOVE IT!! The design of the whole thing is very convenient, and it does great work! I just recommend that you follow up using the ped egg with lotion or some form of cream to keep the smoothness of your feet going :-) Its MUCH cheaper than a pedicure!

  31. 31
    May 14th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I’m sorry but this article annoyed me. Beauty takes time and effort and you just giving up after one use shows the laziness. I have used this product for a week, everyday after a shower and then I apply foot cream and my feet look and feel amazing! As for the dead skin, it’s a good thing, shows you that the product is actually working. You should be please not disgusted.
    Anyway I think this product is brilliant.

  32. 32
    May 27th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Ive used the ped egg for a couple years now and it works great and i use fine sand paper afterwards to smooth out the foot. My feet get bad and crack on the heals so i used the ped egg after getting out of the shower and the skin was white and thick but using the ped egg lightly it worked and took all the skin off that was bad and my feet burn a little now which they always do but a little lotion and im good..

  33. 33
    July 30th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I picked up my sisters ped egg yesterday after her roomed was cleaned, thought I’d give it a go. It felt amazing, but the skin still looked a little rough. My mum handed me scholl exfoliating foot cream, mistaking it for moisturiser, and after squirting some onto my hand I noticed the little exfoliating buds. Anyway, both of these combined have made my feet smooth and soft. I can actually scratch the soles of my feet to relieve an itch instead of waiting for it to pass.

  34. 34
    June 7th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I used the ped egg and it resulted in deep cuts on my heel. I didn’t use it incorrectly and after two days I saw 4 deep openings on my foot.

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