Monday, January 11, 2010

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion review and giveaway

I was contacted by Skin MD Natural to review their Shielding Lotion and host a giveaway. Since I am a total dry skin girl in the winter, I gladly agreed to try out the lotion.

I didn't really know what a shielding lotion was before I received the sample in the mail. According to the company:

"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."

Ever since I was pregnant and started to pay attention to ingredients, I've attempted to avoid parabens. So, the fact that the Shielding Lotion is paraben free is a plus in my book. I also really liked that the lotion was fragrance and color free.

The first time I used the lotion, I was surprised by how thin it was. It went on smoothly and dried quickly. It was never sticky or tacky at all. Once it dried, it felt like I hadn't put anything on my skin at all. I used the lotion on my body and hands, but not on my face. So, I won't be able to tell you how it works on the face -- sorry! But I can tell you about the body and hands.

I found the lotion to be great for my body. I get really itchy, dry skin in the winter and the lotion helped with that. My shoulders tend to itch the most (weird, I know) and after using the lotion, they just didn't. This stuff definitely worked for my shoulders! And, it felt nice on the rest of my body. I noticed a distinct improvement on my elbows, too. That's an area that can get so dry and gross. The lotion helped.

Now, the hands. I don't know . . . it just didn't work as well as I expected. My hands are still dry and will probably remain so until April. Maybe May. We'll see.

I used the lotion on my hands a lot but it didn't seem to make an improvement there. More accurately, it was only as good as any other regular lotion (worked about as well as Cetaphil, but not as well as my Eucerin hand lotion). I wash my hands a lot so they are just dry. For me, I think the Shielding Lotion wasn't the best.

Overall, I liked the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion for my body and would recommend it. For hands, though, I plan to stick with Eucerin.

The giveaway:

Skin MD has offered to send one lucky reader a full size bottle of the Shielding Lotion.
To enter:

Leave me a comment to let me know you need this lotion.

Additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog or my other blog, or let me know that you already do
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog
  • Leave me a comment and tell me what you normally do to combat dry skin
The giveaway runs through 11:59pm EST, Thursday, January 14, 2010. One winner will be selected using random.org and that winner will be announced on Friday so be sure to check back!

Good luck and have a great week!

Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received samples of the Shielding Lotion and other Skin MD lotions to review. I was not compensated for this review/giveaway. The winner will receive the lotion directly from Skin MD.

50 comments:

  1. I need this lotion, because I am SO dry! Regular lotion helps for a little while, but doesn't last very long. From running in the cold, to sitting in the heat; my skin is taking a beating from Winter!

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  2. I really need this lotion, my skin is so dry in the winter that it peels. I'm still learning how to live in a dry climate (I'm originally from Houston, the opposite of dry) and I have to make sure my lotion is heavy duty.

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  3. Normally, I use vaseline moisture locking lotion and Eucerin cream when I'm really dry.

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  4. I use all kinds of lotions - whatever is on hand. Mostly, Bath and Body Works or some perfumey lotion that came in a gift set. I have tons of both from Christmas and such. BUT, I would love, love, love to have something that is scent free! I keep reminding myself to look for something when I go to the store, but yet forget every time!

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  5. Oh, I have the worst dry skin. I'm constantly scratching because it's so dry. I need this stuff! :-)

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  6. I would love to try this, I have run a humidifier in my room because of my dry skin!

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  7. normally I try to use thick creams, and the humidifier!

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  8. I need this lotion because I am dry and flaky...my skin that is.

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  9. I try to prevent winter dryness by moisturizing before i am all the way dry after a shower. I use Eucerin or Aquaphor on really dry areas

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  10. This lotion would be perfect for our family. Having 2 small children, we do a ton of hand washing!

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  11. To combat dry skin, I put on lotion every day, immediately after i get out of the shower.

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  12. I certainly need this lotion, 8 mile run in 22mph cold wind yesterday left my skin parched!

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  13. Does it count to say ADP (also a runner) NEEDS this lotion? He has seriously dry skin and his hands crack all winter long. My arms are dry all winter and would love another lotion to try.

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  14. I'm a follower of both blogs.

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  15. I've added your giveaway to my blog.

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  16. I have chapped shins and feet, so yes, I need it! Those smartwool socks pull every ounce of moisture out of me. I had no idea that socks could do this to me!

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  17. I live in Wisconsin. Nuff said! :)

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  18. I have tried every lotion, cream etc on the market. Well, at least everyone that I know of! So far most of them are just marginal and the best one I've found at least keeps the cracks, yes cracks, on my hands to a minimum!

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  19. Usually for dry skin I put on jergens lotion but it doesnt always keep my skin from being dry. I am always looking for new lotions that will work.

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  20. Ooh, what a great winter giveaway! I have really dry feet and would love to try a new lotion.

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  21. My usual dry foot treatment involves lathering my feet with lotion and then putting on aloe booties. They socks are so comfortable and wearing them with lotion seems to make my feet softer.

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  22. I am a follower of the original Happy Runner blog

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  23. I have used Eucerine lotion and Amlyctin (sp?) lotion but both are extremely expensive for something I have to slather on every day. These days, I use a lot of plain old Vaseline. A little greasy and requiring some toweling off, but cheap!

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  24. my sister in law works in a drs office and has such trouble w/ dry skin!

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  25. i faithfully use neutrogena hand cream!

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  26. i tweeted http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/7708526787

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  27. I want, I want!! I am a follower and will link you this week!!!

    I typically use Jergens, because I have super sensitive skin and a lot of lotions actually break me out. Jergens is also Paraben free :)

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  28. I use Cetaphil and Eucerin for dry skin but I'd love to try something new!

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  29. I need this lotion because my usual creams aren't quite cutting it (esp. on the backs of my hands)!

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  30. i need it. really, my son needs it.

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  31. i follow this blog.
    and your other blog, too!

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  32. my poor boy is getting coated in aquafor right now. it's a bit too much on his legs and arms, but i can't seem to find a lotion that works well enough and we've tried at least 8 different lotions.

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  33. I NEED THIS LOTION! I just came back from Florida and my skin is scaley like a crocodile!

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  34. I follow both of your happy blogs. :)

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  35. Last night I was so desperate to moisturize that I slathered myself in that icky green aloe vera after-sun gel before bed!

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  36. I linked to you from my site: www.postyourgiveaway.com
    Thanks!

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