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Thursday, January 14, 2010

CLOSED ~ Skin MD Shielding Lotion Review and Giveaway

Winter is the worst time of year for my skin. It gets dry and scaly and itchy. I have to always slather myself up with lotions and creams. It's not pretty.

So when I was contacted to review a bottle of Skin MD, I agreed. I had actually tried a sample of Skin MD Shielding lotion last year at the Type-A-Mom conference. It was a little sample so I used it on my hands and liked it. I pulled some info from their site because it explains what this lotion is all about better than I can. I think it's important information for people to know.

From the Skin MD website:
Everyday contact with soaps, cleansers, shampoos, household chemistry and other substances that strip away skin's own protective layer (a thin film made of natural fats, lipids), leaves the skin's deeper layers unprotected. Without this protection in place oils and the natural moisture of the skin evaporates and absorption of irritants is no longer prevented.

Conventional lotions only add artificial moisture to the skin temporarily alleviating the dryness or itching, but these moisturizers don't actually solve the problem, they only treat symptoms without eliminating the cause. Dry skin is unable to absorb the newly added moisture to allow repair – it does not get "locked" into the skin. It gets lost easily. That’s why we keep applying more and more of the conventional lotions. Even so, skin easily gets addicted and may even suspend production of it's own moisture, relying on added moisturizer.

Skin MD Natural is a shielding lotion, a very special type of lotion helping the skin restore its integrity, enhance its protective functions so that the skin is able to heal naturally and regain its youthful appearance. Skin MD Natural works by bonding with cells of the skin's outermost layer to form what works as an invisible shield. This layer of protection prevents environmental irritants and pollutants from penetrating the skin, while sealing in the skin's own natural oils and moisture, helping resolve the dry skin condition.

Skin MD Natural uses only the finest natural ingredients, and is focused on urging the skin to be active, and to use its own moisture to effectively heal itself. It is not oily or sticky, doesn't sit on top of your skin leaving a greasy residue on everything you touch, it doesn't rub or wash off easily, is hypoallergenic, fragrance, colorant and paraben free and dermatology tested.


The bottom line, in my opinion, is the lotion is really good. When you put it on it is neither thick nor watery. It almost feels like it might be greasy but it isn't. It goes on smoothly and it is absorbed immediately. And a dab will do ya! I didn't have to use tons of lotion to my skin. Plus, because it is absorbed quickly, I didn't have to worry about leaving lotion fingerprints everywhere.

After a few days of using the Skin MD Shielding lotion, I noticed my skin was not as dry as it used to be. It felt good. The lotion is odorless and hubby loves that. He tried it and it really worked for him as well. My skin feels moist and hydrated now and I love that.

The only downside I see is that a bottle will cost you $18. That might be a little steep for most. As much as I like this lotion, I am not sure I would pay this much. But it works so well, that it is worth it.

And if you want to try Skin MD, then read the rules and enter. Skin MD is going to send one of my lucky readers a bottle for you to try as well. WOO! Good Luck!


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Disclosure: As part of my review, I received the product I discussed in this review. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. My opinions have not been influenced by the product given.

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  1. It's a "shielding lotion." I MUST have this for my hands! They are so dry that they crack! And I've tried all other lotions!

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  77. The artificial moisturizers in conventional creams and lotions can send a signal to the moisture producing parts of your skin that enough moisture is present. Your skin then makes less of the natural moisture needed to resolve a dry skin problem. With a shielding lotion you protect your own natural oils and moisture in the skin, so it heals faster, This might help with my eczema that bothers me during the winter months

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