I've been using this lotion on my dry, cracked heel, calloused, alligator feet. First time, seemed to help quite a bit, in penetrating the tough outer layer so it could be sloughed off easier. No longer snagging my heels on my sheets. after the 2nd time, my feet are just dry and a little rough, no longer cracked. I've also been using silicone heel cups to keep my socks from absorbing the lotion the minute I put it on. Love this. The push-up cardboard container means no mess or waste from using my hands to apply (I bought several tubes; one is specifically used for my feet). Very happy so far.