Friday, October 30, 2009

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

I have two daughters, so I have lofty dreams of the three of us doing girly things together in the future. We'll do lunch and then go shopping and then to the spa and have manicures and pedicures and all those fun things (sad to say, but I've never had a pedicure before, so I'm counting on my girls to change that someday).

Here's some sand. How about you just stick your toes in it and call that a pedicure?

Until then, I try to keep my nails and skin in good condition on my own and I do a... decent job of it. Lately, however, with the dry winter air coming in and the amount of times that I've been washing my hands due to all the germs floating around, my hands are starting to show the wear and tear of it all. I won't even get started on the dryness of my feet.

My problem is that I don't like a lot of the lotions available in stores because of two things: the scent and the greasiness. After I have applied lotion, I don't want to smell like a flower shop and I don't want to be shiny and have to wait around for a while for my hands to dry (who has time for that?). To top it off, I want a lotion to do something. I don't want to feel like I've added a layer of slime to my skin that, as soon as it is gone, didn't actually get rid of the dryness. Is that too much to ask?

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is different from conventional lotions in that instead of adding moisture to the surface, it bonds to the outer layer of your skin to strengthen its natural barrier against toxins and irritants and lock in your skin's natural oils. Something that protects my skin and helps it heal itself? Sounds good to me.

Over 90% natural, Skin MD Natural is free of harmful fragrances and colorants, something that I definitely appreciate. After putting Skin MD Natural on, my hands just smell clean. Not like flowers or fruit or aftershave, just clean. Plus, it is gentle enough that not only can Skin MD Natural be used on your hands but all over your body and face as well. For summer months, Skin MD Natural also has a Shielding Lotion with SPF 15 so your skin can be protected from the sun's rays as well.

What I really think is great about this Shielding Lotion though, is that it rubs in easily (without being thick and gooey) and leaves my skin instantly feeling soft and smooth. In fact, after applying the shielding lotion, I almost have a hard time stopping running one hand over the other to relish the touch.

When I do manage to tear my hands away from each other, I am pleased to see that not only does the Skin MD Natural website list each and every ingredient in their Shielding Lotion, they also give in-depth descriptions of them. Seeing as I am not someone who would know offhand what Dimethicone, Achillea Millefolium Extract and Caprylyl Glycol are, I was impressed with the amount of disclosure from Skin MD Natural and definitely had no need to worry about any hidden ingredients.

As the weather gets colder and dryer outside, I'm looking forward to having this lotion around to keep my family's skin soft and hydrated. Whether you are like me and looking for a way to maintain healthy, moisturized skin or you suffer from a skin condition such as eczema, Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is a lightweight, natural solution for all skin types. Want to give it a try?

One lucky person will win a full-size bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion!

To enter to win your bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion: Tell me why you would like to try Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion and what part of your body needs it the most. Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.

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Giveaway will end on November 11th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open worldwide - if you're reading this, you can enter.

A big thank you to Amber at Skin MD Natural for providing me with a bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion for review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

160 comments:

mar said...

I would like to try Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion because of the fine ingredients. I would like to use this on my arms where they tend to be dry. thank you for the chance!

Amber said...

I would love to try Skin MD because it is formulated by doctors and I think it would really help me rough and dry elbows, which get cracked in the winter!
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JenniferB said...

I would like to try this because it locks in moisture once you put it on which I really need on my legs, knees and feet. They get so dry in the winter time especially

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Pat said...

I would like to try this because my skin is dry. I would like to use it on my face.
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Alison said...

I'm always looking for lotions that are as natural as possible to help me to keep hydrated.

My feet need it most, but I'd slather it everywhere!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would love this lotion for my poor, dried-out feet! Thanks!

cowboyswife said...

I like this because Aloe had healing powers and I would probaly use it on my feet the most

etirv said...

I have ultra sensitive skin and have suffered from eczema so this Skin MD lotion is perfect for me, especially for my legs and feet!

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Anonymous said...

I like it because it is all natural - and I would use it on my elbows.

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if it has aloe in it it has to be good, my legs need it the worst.
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Dawn said...

I would like to try Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion because I ama nurse and was my hands countless times a day. I need something to keep my hands from drying out but not leave my hands greasy.

chromiumman said...

i need a good product for my dry over-washed hands

Anonymous said...

I need this because winter is coming up and my hands get really really dry!

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clc408 said...

My feet get especially dry in the winter months and require a very good moisturizer. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am a diabetic who doesn't wound heal well. I would love the extra protection. Thanks.

Rachel said...

I live in the driest part of the nation, in Southern California (a land man was not meant to inhabit). I could use the lotion everywhere, but mostly on my elbows and knees and my cuticles.

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Ruby said...

I would like this lotion because I live in the desert and my skin gets really dry here so much that I can't sleep at night sometimes... My hands need this the most!

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Damla said...

I need it, because my face is very very dry.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

My elbows and knees get really dry, I'd love to try this on them, thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to try it because it's from natural products. I really need it on my elbows.

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vboackle said...

i would love this on dry,itchy skin,my elbows need this.

llinda29 said...

My rough legs are in need of help

Terri said...

Oddly enought, my back needs this. I get extremely dry skin in the cold weather and my back is always itchy. I'd like to try this because it shields skin in addition to moisturizing it.

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flowerchild said...

I would like to try Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion because i get really dry hands in the winter months and it sounds like a great product..
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Roxy said...

i live in a very dry city, my skin needs it. I'd put this all over my body!

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chlorinebrain said...

I don't want to win this for myself but for my daughters. They are competitive swimmers (who swim year round) and their skin gets SO DRY & CHAPPED in the winter because of the constant contact with chlorine. They really need a lotion that "keeps moisture-robbing irritants away from the skin while the proprietary "super" humectants hydrate the skin throughout the day." Their arms and legs need it the most!

stephland3 said...

I would love to win this. My hands are so dry all the time from washing them constantly they could use some extra tlc.
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Kym said...

I would love it for my dry legs throughout winter, they really need some lovin and I think this could give it to me.
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msrodeobrat said...

my lower legs need this because they are super dry and itchy in the winter, i usually end up scratching them until they are raw and bleeding

dor said...

I want to try it because I have been hearing such good things about it from everywhere. I would use it on my hands, arms and especially ...my elbows.

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I would love use this because its all natural. I would use this on my elbows and knees the most.
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Pamela said...

I would like to try this as a moisturizer before I go out on my early morning run. It's cold & dry where I live, this may do the trick!

freebiescout said...

I would like to use Skin MD Natural on my dry hands.

Amanda said...

I would like to try it on my feet where I need to lock in moisture the most.
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heaventrees said...

I wash my hands quite frequently and that can really rob them of their natural oils and moisture. I would like to try Skin MD on them.

idahomom said...

My legs are scaly.

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Carolyn said...

I'd like to try this for my 12 year old, she has dreadful eczema and no other lotions seem to help.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

Good review. I would like to try it as I also don't like the lotions that are heavily scented and I have very dry feet that sometimes crack. I would use it on my feet, hands and elbows.

mlswin@neo.rr.com said...

I'm in my mid 50s, need I say more. I have always tried to take care of my skin -all over

erma said...

I'd like to win this cause winter is coming and my skin could use this exspecially the elbows.
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missdenise said...

My skin becomes so dry in the winter. I hate flaking off all over the office.

karen said...

I'm a gardener and my hands get really dry.
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elkaye said...

I was born with dry skin, especially around my knees and elbows, so I'd like to have Skin MD for those areas as well as the rest of my body.


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I would like to try this product because it locks in moisture after you have put it on. I would mostly use this on my legs and feet. Thanks - vitanuova1@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

I would love to try this because my skin is already cracking and winter isn't even here yet. I would use it on my hands, elbows, and knees, and anywhere else I get flakey.

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Auriette said...

I would like to try Skin MD because my husband is allergic to scented products, which limits what I can use. My hands, feet, knees and elbows get really dry and itchy, so I use lotion every day. I've been looking for Skin MD but can't find it in stores, and hubby really needs to sniff it before I order online.

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My daughter has clinically dry skin, and the lotion her doctor recommended is very greasy. I'd love to try this instead.
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I would like to try this because it's natural. I would try it on my arms which tend to get dry.

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I love in the midwest, land of cold winters, and in the winter my hands, feet, and elbows get dry and cracked.

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Kristy said...

I want to try it because I hope that it would help my very dry skin! It would be for my face!

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I would use it on my hands because my hands get extremely dry and sore in the winter.

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I have a dry patch on my leg that I would love to use this on. It appeared out of the blue and I'd like it gone immediately :)

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I'm always very dry. I would use this oon my face and hands.

kimbly said...

I would love to try Skin MD on my legs. I had an injury to my leg and the skin gets very dry and splits and cracks. It's very painful but I can't use conventional lotion - too greasy and perfumed - makes my skin unhappy. I think Skin MD could really make a difference in my quality of life. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I would like to try the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion because it looks very useful! My elbows need it the most.

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