Apr 17, 2011

Skin MD Natural™ Review & Giveaway

A shielding lotion does the real work to prevent dry skin in two ways.

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.

This can be a big benefit for those who cook, wash dishes and garden because Skin MD Natural helps skin retain its natural moisture and oils in the face of all those irritating soaps and chemicals.

The manufacturer's website http://www.skinmdnatural.com/ has hundreds of dermatologist and user reviews including many addressing severe dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. People with sensitive skin -- and those of us who like to live as naturally as possible -- will appreciate that 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.

I've tried many body lotions, hand creams, body butters, etc., in an effort to rid myself of dry, itchy skin. Most of the products I've tried have been a disappointment.  Some left my skin feeling greasy, others seemed to disappear after only a short while.  SO...when I was contacted by Katya about reviewing Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion, I was skeptical, but willing to give it a try. 

The first thing I noticed when I looked at the label on the bottle was that the lotion can be used not only on the body and hands, but also on the face!  I checked the fine print on the back of the bottle, and it said that the lotion is non-comedogenic (this means it won't block pores).  Now, I was intrigued.  What I could use just 1 lotion to moisturize my body and face?  My tiny bathroom would be less cluttered, my "beauty routine" would be simpler, and I'd save time. 

I began by using Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion on my problem areas - the dry patches of skin, especially on my hands and fingers, that tend to flake and sometimes even crack and bleed.   I liked that the lotion only took a minute or so to soak into my hands, leaving no greasy residue.  I was able to use the keyboard and mouse without any slipperiness or smudges.  The fragrance was very mild and hardly even noticeable.  After a few uses, my skin felt and appeared softer and moister than before.  I think my hands looked younger, too!   If you want softer skin, I recommend you try Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion.

A few more facts from the Skin MD Natural™ site:

Why Skin MD is "Natural"?

Currently the FDA has no regulations concerning the labeling of beauty or skin care products as natural. Products containing toxic, even potentially carcinogenic, ingredients can label and market themselves as natural. Skin MD Natural is over 93% "natural" and the ingredients that are not "natural" are of food or medical grade quality and on the FDA's most safe list.

Our lotions are made to be free of parabens, petrochemicals, dyes, and other irritating ingredients. They are also vegan, cruelty free, and eco-friendly. We don't participate in animal testing or use any animal products in our lotions and Skin MD Natural is formulated in the United States in a facility that uses 100% solar power.

Eco Friendly, Cruelty Free and Vegan Skin Care

Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing.

You can purchase Skin MD Natural™ products online at http://www.skinmdnatural.com/, or check out their store locator.


Thanks to Katya and Skin MD Natural™, One winner will receive a 4 oz bottle of Skin MD Natural™ Shielding Lotion!

Go to http://www.skinmdnatural.com/ and tell me something you learned, that isn't already mentioned in this post.  Please don't copy other people's answers, as duplicates will be deleted.

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Disclaimer/Disclosure: The sponsor provided the product as described above in exchange for my review, and will provide the prize to the winner.  I received no monetary compensation.