Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: SkinMD Shielding Lotion

My son has eczema so I'm constantly on the lookout for skin care products that will keep his skin moisturized. Now that it's getting hot he's starting to have real trouble with dry skin. Luckily, his case of Eczema is mild so it is rarely visible. However, when I check out his legs and arms in the morning they sometimes feel scaley and dry and can sometimes be itchy for him. I normally just lotion him up throughout the day but that can become tiring for me and annoying for him. I'm happy that a company like SkinMD has created the perfect solution for people who suffer from super dry skin.


Introducing the SkinMd shielding lotion.



Shielding lotion is a new scientific approach to dry skin care based on improving the skin's natural functions. Shampoos, antibacterial soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, colorants and other irritants bombard and penetrate the skin. These harsh chemicals and irritants can break down the skin's natural protective ability. Some strip away moisture, while others lodge in the pores where they cause irritation and other negative reactions.
Skin MD Natural™ is a state-of-the-art shielding lotion designed to duplicate the skin's own protective barrier helping to protect skin against damaging irritants while providing hours of non-greasy moisture. This makes Skin MD Natural the ideal choice for dry skin treatment over other lotions for dry skin.



How does it work? 
First, it assists the inner layers of skin to absorb moisture. The humectant (an ingredient that attracts moisture) used in Skin MD Natural is unique to it and has been laboratory tested to be 6 times more effective than any other you will find in common creams.

Second, a shielding lotion enhances the power of the top layer of the skin to resist environmental irritants while protecting the inner natural moisture.

My take: I must say that I was a little skeptical for this one. I mean, it was just another lotion. How could it be any different than the other thick creams that I was putting on my son. Well, when I first opened it, I was disappointed. It was a runny liquid inside. I just knew it was either going to be greasy or immediately absorb into his skin and not do anything. =(
Boy was I wrong. The lotion wasn't greasy at all. It all took a little bit and it went right onto his skin easily. I immediately noticed a difference. It was quickly absorbed but it left his skin smooth and soft instead of scaley feeling. BUT being the skeptical mom that I am I wanted to make sure that it lasted. I checked a few hours later and was prepared to apply more but his skin was still smooth! YES! This stuff works. I only had to apply it three times in 24 hours on the first day and every day since then I only apply it once or twice, depending on the weather. 

My family loves this lotion so much that we are all using it. I also have super dry skin and I love that I can put this lotion on and it will last all day! I was worried about the small test bottle I received lasting for long enough but it honestly doesn't take that much. I noticed the first few times you use more but the healthier and more moisturized your skin becomes the less you have to use. Thanks, SkinMD for making a product that seriously benefits my whole family! I'm also happy to note: Skin MD Natural is hypoallergenic, free of fragrances, parabens and colorants. It is made with more than 90% natural ingredients and 100% food-grade ingredients that are on the FDA's "most safe" list. 

Buy it: The SkinMD shielding lotion skin care products can be purchased online. A 4oz bottle that last for 1-2 months is $18 and an 8oz bottle that lasts for 3-4 months is $27. SkinMD can also be purchased in stores. check out the store locator to find a retailer near you. I was pleased to see that the Walgreens down the street from me carries it!

Win it: I have a bottle of the 4oz SkinMD shielding lotion to giveaway to one lucky reader. This giveaway will begin on May 11 and end on May 26. It is open to the US only. The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. They will then have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Just leave a comment to enter. 

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Disclosure: This item was provided to me by SkinMD at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. All ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.

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