Skoother Skin Smoother from Harvard Direct promises their handheld device is the fast, easy, and pain-free way to get softer feet, hands, elbows, and knees.
Skoother Skin Smoother touts their product is tough, yet gentle on sensitive skin, allowing you to remove dry, cracked, and flaky skin in seconds.
Who Created the Skoother Skin Smoother Callus-Removing Tool?
Skoother Skin Smoother is a new product created by The Invention Brothers, aka Scott and Kurt Comstock, who live in Glendale, California. The Comstocks say they grew up with a knack for inventing things and have been working together professionally for 25 years.
Skoother Skin Smoother began life on Kickstarter, where the brothers say they often pre-market their products, and successfully raised $8709. They began shipping Skoother Skin Smoother to backers and launched an advertising campaign with Harvard Direct, an “As Seen On TV” company in December 2015.
What do they say is so awesome about Skoother Skin Smoother that makes it work so great on my dry, flaky skin?
Skoother Skin Smoother is a round device with a mesh face and kind of looks like a shower head; it fits into the palm of your hand. What they claim makes Skoother Skin Smoother different from other callus removing devices is it doesn’t use a metal grater (like the Ped Egg from Telebrands) or a have a spinning battery-powered mineral board (like Personal Pedi).
Instead, they boast Skoother Skin Smoother has a micro abrasion silicon screen that is gentle enough for skin surfaces like your elbows or knees, but tough enough to get rid of dead skin on the heel of the feet. Skoother Skin Smoother touts that this screen is flexible and waterproof and its mesh allows the particles to easily pass without clogging it.
Skoother Skin Smoother states that the product has been medically tested and proven safe and effective by a study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System; however, they do not provide a link to the actual test.
How Much Are They Charging for a Skoother Skin Smoother Exfoliating Device?
Skoother Skin Smoother is selling the skin care device for $10, which they tout includes a special 2 for 1 offer and gives you 2 extra screens, plus a certificate for a lifetime replacement of screens.
However, the fine print reveals that they charge you $6.95 in shipping and handling fees for each Skoother Skin Smoother, so the true total before taxes is $23.90 for 2.
Is There a Money Back Guarantee for Skoother Skin Smoother?
Yes. Skoother Skin Smoother comes with a 30-day money back guarantee – BUT this is minus those shipping and handling fees and what it costs you to send them back. Since the total for shipping and handling is $13.90 and it will probably cost you $5 or more to ship it with tracking, you are still potentially out almost $20 even if you return it.
Skoother Skin Smoother customer service can be reached at: (781) 763-7333
Bottom Line: Skoother Skin Smoother Is a Nice Idea but Wait for Retail to Buy It
We appreciate The Inventor Brother’s zest for creating and marketing new gadgets and we wish them luck. The Kickstarter backers have begun receiving their Skoothers and many seem pleased with the product.
The Skoother Skin Smoother is trying to capture a segment of the lucrative foot care market – as illustrated by sales of the Ped Egg, Telebrands’ most popular product ever with more than 45 million sold.
The key to Ped Egg may be its simplicity – just a simple oval-shaped grater tool that never needs replacing. While Skoother Skin Smoother may have a softer face, giving it more places you can use it, you do have to periodically replace the mesh (Skoother Skin Smoother says the mesh will last for “several” heavy uses on rough feet but don’t get more specific).
We appreciate that they are offering free replacement mesh, but given that the product becomes more than twice as expensive with the hidden fees, we’re not so sure it’s worth it.
We suggest looking for Skoother Skin Smoother in your local Bed Bath and Beyond or other retailer that carries As Seen On TV products. If it’s there, that means Skoother Skin Smoother is a hit, which will ensure you’ll be able to get replacement screens when you need them (and save you on shipping fees).
Let us know your experience with Skoother Skin Smoother below!