Official website: MySkineez.com
What is Skineez
According to the Skineez infomercial – standing all day, running, walking, exercising and sitting often decreases blood circulation to your legs causing pain. Skineez claims to increase the circulation, hydrate and energize your tired legs. Skineez claims to be better than compression socks which according to Skineez are itchy and uncomfortable to wear and do not work most of the times.
So what’s special about Skineez
According the manufacturer of Skineez, unlike other compression socks which are dry, feel coarse and hard to put on – Skineez’s soft, supple and patented fabric lines on your foot and instantly helps improve blood circulation. The Skineez also claims to hydrate your skin. It supposedly infuses your skin with cosmetic nutrients (like shea butter, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, rose hip oil and retinol) thanks to the millions of nutrient filled micro-spheres embedded in the fabric of the Skineez Socks. Skineez makes some exorbitant claims like “users feel relieved and energized after just one hour of Skineez use”. In the Skineez commercial there is no shortage of high-sounding claims. One lady claims in her review that she is pregnant with her 3rd daughter and she likes the feel of the Skineez socks are they are silky, smooth and feel fantastic.
Here are the features of the Skineez Compression Socks
- FDA Approved
- Compression (Mild) 8-15 mmHg
- Compression (Moderate) 15-20 mmHg
- Reciprocated toe pocket to help keep toes unrestricted
- Flat Seam for more comfort
- Material: 91% Nylon 9% Spandex
Now its time to test the high-sounding claims made by the Skineez Compression Socks.
Compression – Reviews have confirmed that the socks do offer mild to moderate compression as claimed. Some people have complained that the compression offered by Skineez is in-even. Infact the compression at the calf is so high that it causes discomfort. Many users in their review mention that it feels like Skineez is cutting the circulation instead of promoting it.
Comfort – This is where the Skineez fails – people have complained in their reviews that if you have bigger calves its going to hurt. They are also somewhat difficult to put on.
Sizes – People have complained about the Skineez socks not fitting them in-spite of ordering the correct size. It is hard to get them on – they mention in their reviews.
Hydration – Skineez provide good skin hydration as promised. Many users have confirmed that the skin feels smooth and soft thanks to the embedded nutrients. But there is a downside to this. With regular washing the Skineez compression sock will loose its hydrating properties very soon.
Relieves Pain – Just like all other compression socks they do relieve pain. Many users feel the hydration features of the Skineez compression sock is a vanity. It does not play any role in curing venous disorders by improving blood circulation – which is the main purpose of any compression socks. There are users who mention in their reviews that hydrating socks are useful only for dry and cracked feet and they see no reason why the whole socks should be infused with the moisturizers.
Price – Skineez are priced at $25 per pair which is very high. Tried and Tested Compression socks are available for much lesser price on Amazon.com. To give you an idea of how expensive the Skineez socks are here are the prices of some of the tried and tested compression socks.
CHARMKING Compression Socks (7 Pairs) – $18.99
Laite Hebe Compression Socks (7 Pairs) – $18.98
SB SOX Compression Socks (1 pair) – $9.94
Where to buy? Skineez is available at the official website MySkineez.com, Amazon.com and HSN.com.
Skineez are unique Compression Socks because they provide the skin hydration. The question you should ask is do you need skin hydration? the purpose of a compression sock is to improve blood circulation and not skin hydration. We do not recommend the Skineez compression socks given the fact that some reviews have mentioned that they are hard to wear and are not comfortable on “strong” calves.