The Emjoi Micro Pedi: My New Fave Tool


You need an Emjoi Micro Pedi. Let me qualify that statement: You need a Micro Pedi if you have callused feet, hard heels, or dry soles AND

  • are scraping at your feet with pumice, files, or a certain egg-shaped grater
  • hate piling on lotion and sleeping in socks and/or
  • are using foot peel products.
Why am I so sure? Well, I have tried the methods listed above and this little guy gives better results than all of them. I’d compare it to the results I got with the most drastic of the approaches that I’ve tried: the Babyfoot peel. For those of you who don’t know what that is, Babyfoot is a popular acid-based foot peel. You place plastic booties lined with gel on your feet, leave them on for about an hour (as I recall), then wait for the magic to happen. After a few days, your feet begin to peel like like molting snakes. It’s revolting and fascinating–Google it if you’re into that sort of thing. Anyway, your feet are not presentable for about a week and a half. After the peeling ends, you are left with soft, smooth “baby feet.” The Emjoi Micro Pedi gives the same result in about 10 minutes total. A Babyfoot treatment costs $25. The Micro Pedi costs about the same and you can use it multiple times. You can even buy replacement rollers. (You should shop around for the best price as it is carried in lots of places such as Amazon, Target, QVC and others.)In the interest of candor, I received one for review. A couple of days after I got it, I saw that one of my favorite British beauty bloggers, Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends, gave it a great review (she purchased hers). So I was feeling really lucky to have received one to test. Right after I read Ruth’s very favorable review, I tore into the package and gave it a go. I completely concur with her take on it. Its great. Like her, I didn’t take a picture before using it so I apologize for the dead skin you see on the roller photo above. What can I say? The excitement got the best of me. (Trust, it’s not near as gross and the bits of skin you find all over your bed and floor when you do a foot peel.)

So what is it like? Well, I noticed some of the readers of Ruth’s post commenting that it looked scary. I think those pedi egg graters and the razor blade thingy some salons use are much scarier (don’t do it)! The roller isn’t super coarse or rough. It doesn’t hurt at all and there’s no danger of cutting yourself. You use this tool on dry feet, so no soaking time needed. It travels smoothly over the skin and makes quick work of exfoliating. It does create lots of “powder” or “dust” or “dead skin cloud formations” as you go, so you may want to do it over the tub or some newspaper. I used it on my heels, soles, and the sides of my feet. I also carefully used it on top of a couple of toes where the skin on the knuckle was a bit thick. In minutes,  my dry, rough, abused-by-flip-flops feet were baby soft. In terms of how the skin looks and feels, I can get better results than a professional pedicure with this. Note, that I didn’t say in terms of nails because I am not great at polishing my toes, so I will still rely on getting a pedi when I want dark polish. But, today, I exfoliated with the Micro Pedi; soaked my feet; pushed my cuticles back; and applied a light color polish. You wouldn’t know it wasn’t a profesh job. Seriously, your feet will look so good Quentin Tarantino will cast them in a movie. (You know, because he has a thing with feet. Look it up.)