Name: Shielding Lotion
Brand: Skin MD Natural
From Skin MD Natural’s website:
Skin MD Natural is a shielding 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.
What I liked:
- makes skin soft
- no greasy residue
- can be used all over your body
- the packaging
What I didn’t like:
- a bit pricey if you consider shipping too
Everyday, I use several moisturizers: one for my face, one for my body, another one for my hands and obviously sunscreen too. So, I’m always on the lookout for a multi-tasking product to save me both time and space in my beauty cabinet.
And Skin MD Natural Shielding lotion does just that as it can be used everywhere on the body, face and hands included! And if you like sunscreen in your skincare products, this Shielding Lotion also comes in a version with SPF 15. But today, I’ll talk about the basic version, without sunscreen, which I truly loved.
The lotion has a very light, gel-like consistency that spreads effortlessly onto the skin, sinking in immediately without leaving any greasy residue behind. Upon application, it gives skin a pleasant soothing and refreshing feeling.
I’ve used it for a whole month on hands, face and body and it leaves my skin silky soft and smooth, like that of a baby, and hydrated for hours. It didn’t irritate or cause breakouts and it worked particularly well on my hands.
I wash them about 50 times a day, so the skin there is often red, cracked and sometimes, bleeding, esp in these cold winter months. But after only a couple of days the lotion soothed and healed my skin, leaving it hydrated and moisturized.
I also like the product is fragrance-free. The lotion still has a light and subtle scent but that’s because each ingredient used in a product has its own odor, so that’s what you are smelling. But no synthetic fragrance was added to the lotion to make it smell in a certain way.
The lotion is water-based and the main ingredient is Aloe Vera which has several benefits for the skin. It has antioxidant and moisturizing properties, improving hydration and binding water in. In addition, it also soothes skin and provides a refreshing feeling when applied.
The product also contains Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone, two silicones that create a protective barrier on the skin, sealing in moisture and preventing water loss. Vitamin E, which is considered a powerful antioxidant, is also present in the formula.
Those who don’t like parabens will be happy to know this lotion is free of them. Instead, it contains a preservative called Phenoxyethanol, which is considered to be mild and doesn’t release formaldehyde.
The packaging is really simple and not particularly appealing but I love that it comes in a bottle, which is more hygienic. And because you only need the tiniest amount the bottle will last for ages. After 1 month of use my bottle is still more than halfway full.
You can purchase the lotion online on Skin MD Natural website for $18.00 plus shipping. They ship worldwide and, for the holidays, you can get up to 30% off on selected purchases.
Overall, I’m loving this lotion, which can be used on face, body and hands. It is lightweight, not greasy and absorbs really fast. It soothes skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated for ages. However, some people may think it is a bit expensive, especially if you buy it online and add shipping charges.