Those are the words I would use to describe the feel of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion.
Those are NOT words I used to use to describe my hands.
In fact, if you'd met me in person a few weeks ago you might have noticed me hesitating to shake your hand. I have been self-conscious about the condition of my hands for years. I carry hand lotion absolutely everywhere I go, and I use it liberally. As wheelchair pushers, my hands suffer abuse most folks' hands can't imagine. Dust and dirt, friction and contact with rubber tires, road salt in the winter, even certain medications I take...they all just suck the moisture right out of my skin. At their worst, my hands crack and split. I keep hand lotion in my office, at my desk, beside my bed, in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom and even in the car. I use it like crazy! I have even tried covering my hands with Vaseline or some other goopy concoction and wearing gloves to bed. All these things have helped for a short while, but the effect has always been...er...skin deep.
That's why I'm figuratively jumping for joy about Skin MD Natural!
If you've been around the blogosphere a bit you've probably heard of this product. I know I kept seeing reviews for it and it all sounded really good. I couldn't wait to try it!
It just glides onto my hands. It's actually a pleasure to use!
I've used lotions in the past that felt good going on. The real test of this stuff would be whether or not there was a noticeable improvement in my hands later, a few hours after using it. And guess what? There was! It even lasted through several hand washings! And here's where Skin MD Natural really stands apart from the other products out there. Skin MD Natural is a Shielding Lotion. It actually forms a protective barrier between your skin and environmental moisture-suckers. And you can really feel the difference! Some other lotions might cover the surface of your skin, and might eventually be absorbed by your skin, but the moisture doesn't last. They need to be reapplied frequently--and they might even make your skin worse! That's right...according to Dr. Lisa Benest, a board-certified dermatologist, "most moisturizers on the market actually increase the trans-epidermal water loss." Sheesh! If only I'd known! But the protective barrier of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion reduces the amount of water loss, AND it actually enables your skin to moisturize itself more efficiently!
But wait...there's more! Skin MD Natural uses all natural ingredients. Aloe vera is widely known to soothe inflammation and encourage healing, Arnica montana helps prevent bruising and other damage, chamomile is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, and Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant that protects the structural integrity of skin cells.
Recently The Girl developed a mysterious rash over her chest, neck and face. We tried to figure out what was causing it, but couldn't identify the culprit. In the meantime, she was crazy itchy! I suggested she try some Skin MD Natural. We were both impressed. The Shielding Lotion calmed her rash so she wasn't scratching all the time, and over the course of about four days (she applied it once each day), it has completely disappeared!
She's not the only one who's benefited from Skin MD's healing effects. It's great for all kinds of skin conditions! Skin MD Natural can help heal or reduce itching and irritation associated with eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, latex sensitivity, and allergies, as well as occasional scratches and other skin damage. It's also a great weapon in your beauty arsenal! Skin MD Natural can be used everywhere! It's great for your face because it's non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog pores! I've been using mine as a facial moisturizer. It feels so silky on my skin! I use it alone or under my makeup, and I think it works well as a primer, too. My makeup lasts throughout the day, and my face doesn't feel oily or shiny. And I really think my skin has a more youthful appearance since I've been using it.
Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is a pretty amazing product! It can be used all over--hands, face and body. It is unscented and made from completely natural ingredients. It uses NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS and IS NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS (other than humans, of course!). And it can be purchased at most major drugstore chains and many grocery stores. You can even purchase it online--WORLDWIDE!! That is a major plus for me! If you've been thinking about trying it, go for it! You'll be pleasantly surprised at how great this stuff is, and you might just find a product you can't live without.
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Disclosure: I was given a sample of this product for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation, and the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are mine.