Home-Ec 101 Reviews: Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion

retrochick.JPGIvy says:

I love using lotion, but all too often, I end up with lotion that makes my hands feel sticky, has a cloying scent, or both. I normally use Lubriderm Unscented, and it works okay. Nothing special.

We were sent a generous sample of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion to try. I was skeptical, because it came with a ton of literature about how fabulous it is. I don’t know why, but literature about how fabulous your product is always makes me skeptical.

I tried the lotion and found it had a very, very light scent and didn’t make my hands feel sticky. So far, so good. But what I noticed that was even more interesting was the fact that it made my hands appear less wrinkly. Ever since I was a teenager I have lamented my wrinkly looking hands. Something about this lotion makes your wrinkles less noticeable, and just for that, I’d buy it.

I noticed it said for face, hand, and body. So I tried it in place of my usual moisturizer. Now, this is during my usual breakout time of the month, and I was concerned that it would make my breakout worse. No need to have worried, I had one pimple, which is about the same as my usual breakout when using the Clinique moisturizer. As far as how well it worked, I’d say it was better in reducing the crow’s feet around my eyes than the Clinique, but Clinique moisturizer seems to work a bit better in controlling my oiliness. If one had dry skin, the Skin MD Natural might be better, however, with oily skin, I’d stick to what I generally use.

I have excessively dry legs and feet, and the Skin MD did such a good job I was able to skip a day when I had to drive to Indiana and my legs and feet didn’t get ashy on me like they normally would.

To sum it up: Skin MD Natural is a great product. A little goes a very long way, so a bottle would last a long time. It’s great for anyone on body and hands, but is better for people with dry skin as a facial moisturizer.

Heather says:

Being a fair skinned redhead, I’ve always had the aggravation of extremely sensitive skin. I was a little nervous about trying out Skin MD Shielding Lotion as I was worried I might get to spend the day blotchy. Thankfully, my concerns were groundless and I’m definitely a fan. The lotion is very light and leaves only a soft, not greasy feeling. I’ve also been pleased with it as a facial moisturizer and am happy to report it didn’t cause any breakouts. I do tend toward drier skin.

With a newborn in the house I am constantly changing diapers and washing my hands. I’ve noticed I do not have to reapply this lotion after each washing. Who has time for that, anyhow?

I passed some of the sample packets along to an acquaintance with eczema who also favorably reviewed the Shielding Lotion saying she would purchase it in the future if she found it for a reasonable price. A 4oz bottle is $25.00, but the directions aren’t kidding when they say apply small amount, a little goes a long way.

Finally, where can Skin MD Shielding Lotion be found? Their website has a store locator or you can ask your local pharmacist to order it for you*.

I’ve had to do this with sunblock for my ridiculously sensitive son, it’s not nearly as complicated as it sounds.