Skin MD Natural™ Face, Hand & Body Shielding Lotion Review

March 11, 2010

If you don't know about them, fret not! Coz I'm going to tell you about Skin MD today. But I'm no dermatologist, I can only tell you what I think of them as a user. =)

I actually got this product from them sometime back in February.

And they were packed very nicely which makes people feels nice. =) Don't pretty packaging makes you happy?

Look what they have gotten me?!

Generous can?! Plus little samples that is very useful for me especially when I'm traveling. =)

Here's the Shielding Lotion that you may have seen them around. =)

BTW, please visit SkinMD's website. They have lots of cool animations and explanation there! (You'll learn a lot even by looking at their little pictures, serious!)

Here's the description from the bottle.

And the back.

With it's ingredients.

The packaging that makes me want to bring it everywhere! :D Now it's sitting nicely on top of my office table. =D

Here comes the interesting part. The product.

See how smooth and light it is? I don't like those thick vit E creams/lotions as it always make me feel "oily" and "slippery/sticky". Especially I live in a super hot and humid weather country. =) This arrives at the right time!

See how smooth and light this is!

Before I tell you how the lotion works on me, let me show you some facts from them.

*taken from SkinMD's website*

This is an entirely new concept in skin care requiring a new classification: "Shielding Lotion". A shielding lotion keeps moisture-robbing irritants away from the skin while the proprietary "super" humectants hydrate the skin throughout the day.

Skin MD Natural™ is promptly absorbed, without the slightest hint of any greasy or oily feeling or residue, transforming the outer layer of skin into a hydrating invisible shield.

Glycerin has been the standard against which all humectants are measured. Until now no other humectant drew in as much moisture from the air as glycerin. But the proprietary formulation in Skin MD Natural has a moisturizing factor of at least 6 times greater than glycerin. Combined with its protective properties and natural ingredients, this makes Skin MD Natural a truly unique product.

An accumulated effect of Skin MD Natural is fully realized after only a few days of daily use. Depending on how dry your skin is the first few days may require reapplications after only a few hours. Usually, after a few days of continuous use, only one or two daily applications are necessary to see the improvement.
Sounds good right? This one below is even better! (this really tempts me to stock them up, ah!! )
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.
So, are you sold to them? Maybe my experience may help you with the answer??

Note: Original means bare skin. Without any shielding lotion applied. Applied means I've applied the shielding lotion on the hands. =)

This is the back of my hand. The result is not so obvious. This one below might help you see the effect more (I hoped!).

See the slight difference? I only use consecutively for 3 days. I applied every one hour for the first day and every 2 hours for the second day.

Price: $18 for 4oz or you can check out HERE.

My thoughts:
I loved it!

For the first time I saw it, I actually thought this product wouldn't work much for me since the texture looked so "light".So I thought I brought this to the office to try them since the office air-con always dries up my lips and my fingers (I actually did put a cup of water beside me everyday but still the dry air seems to like my body moisture instead of the water -_-).

At the first few applications, my palms felt "normal" but I can felt it was less drier than before. Because of my patience level is low (haha!) , so I decided to go for a more intensive application by applying them every 50-60 minutes.

By the end of day 1, I could see my palms has lesser "harsh" palm wrinkles (or people call it lines?). My skin felt softer and smoother too! I did this "intensive application" for day 2 as well and I could see a little more difference than before -- the skin felt smooth and it felt as if there's some moisture locked underneath! So after day 2, I applied for every 2-3 hours instead since it doesn't felt so drying as before. I believed if this Shielding lotion is used for some time, the skin will "restore" it's moisture level without needing to apply them so frequently as before. So ... save money and more soft & smooth skin! =D

BTW, do you know SkinMD Shielding Lotion also works as a moisturizer for the face? I did try them as my "night" lotion but it did felt a little oily when I woke up in the morning. I think this shielding lotion would work better for those who has dry skin though. :)

Overall, I still love their Shielding lotion even though it's a little expensive compared to the conventional moisturizing lotions. I believed a little goes a long way. ;)

Oh btw, they don't have a strong fragrance too! A big thumbs up for this as I dislike products with a strong perfume scent. Also, I haven't tried their SPF version but I'll review them once I've tried them. =)

PS: You can buy this off from their website too as they do ship WORLDWIDE ($9.95 for shipping). PLUS if you order 5 or more bottles and you'll receive a bottle of the SPF formula for FREE ($25 value).

Hmm.. tell me how to resist the temptation of this please! =P


plue said...

mine went missing :( suppose to get last month or at least early this month, but no sign.

and i was so looking forward to try lo! :(

i see u n connie rave i oso want it liao :P

lyn said...

Sue, thanks for sharing the review! I need to go check this stuff out, been reading so much about it. I have mild eczema on my body and have been looking for a good lotion to try.