Saturday, January 9, 2010

Review and Giveaway (!!!) of Skin MD Natural's Shielding Lotion

Be sure to read through the entire post to know how to enter a giveaway to win a full-size bottle of Skin MD's Shielding Lotion! Now for the review:

I'll get right to it: I've found an amazing moisturizer in Skin MD Natural's Shielding Lotion:
I have been looking for a moisturizer for a long time that is deeply moisturizing and yet doesn't make me feel like I have Vaseline smeared all over my face. I've tried Burt's Bees day cream before, and although it worked well for me at first, it soon landed on my regrets list after breaking me out and the formula getting shady. On the other end of the spectrum was Biore's Dual Fusion moisturizer, whose light formula was nice to put on, but too light to really moisturize my skin.

Enter Skin MD's Shielding Lotion. This moisturizer works by forming "a protective barrier on the skin [that] keeps out irritants and chemicals. It also allows the natural oils and moisture to remain in the skin so it can heal better. It is a big advantage that shielding lotions are light and go on without a greasy mess," Dr. Brian Zogg, dermatologist (quote from Skin MD's website).

What I love about it

1. Formula: ohh man, this stuff is so lightweight that it goes on like silk and absorbs quickly. As I put it on, it feels cool and refreshing. The first time I used it, I was so happy with the sensation that I ran out of the bathroom and put it on the hubby's face too!

2. No Scent: Nose snobs, take note. I cannot pick up on any scent on this lotion, which tells me it doesn't contain anything it doesn't really need to moisturize your skin. Props for parsimony!

3. It works! I wouldn't be raving about this lotion if it didn't work so beautifully. My favorite time to put this on is at night after I've done my skincare routine. The shielding lotion allows my acne treatment to be much more effective because it's acting like a bodyguard against new toxins entering my skin. The SkinMD brochure also recommends that if you use anti-wrinkle treatments at night, try putting on this lotion at the end to help the treatment work better.

Not just for the face: This lotion can be applied anywhere on the body as well. I tend to dab it on my hands, which are perpetually dry due to the weather. My hands literally look younger when I put this on. (BTW, a lotta women take really great care of their face so you can't tell their age, but they totally neglect their hands! Hands are a total giveaway of your age! Take care of them!!!)

The But: The one drawback of this lotion is that it doesn't contain SPF. Happily, Skin MD does carry an SPF formula on their website. I plan to get the Shielding Lotion for night use, and the SPF formula for day use.

Overall, I give this lotion an A+. I will definitely be repurchasing it and am so happy I was introduced to it!

The GIVEAWAY!

Hey, everyone's skin is different, so don't just take my word for it. The folks at Skin MD are letting me hold a giveaway contest where one lucky winner will get a full size bottle of their Shielding Lotion! Here's what you need to do to enter:

1. Comment below saying "enter me"
2. Be a follower
3. For an extra entry, spread the word by providing a link to this post on your blog. That's all!

The contest will close on Sunday, January 17th. Hope you all enter and best of luck!!

FTC Disclaimer: The Shielding Lotion was sent to me courtesy of Skin MD. I was not paid to review this product, and this post reflects my honest opinion.

20 comments:

Laura Loo said...

Enter me! Woo hoo for being first! :P

Katy Wilko said...

enter me please :)

Carrsky said...

Enter Me :) xx

Zoe said...

Thanks for the review, I guess everyone is loving this product, "Enter me"..thank u^^

tris1978ton said...

Ooooh, I'm game for entering! Love a good moisturizer!

Kittenish said...

Enter me, please.

kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

Kittenish said...

I blogged about this giveaway:
http://kittenishcutie.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaways-for-new-year.html

Linda Phuong Tran said...

Enter me sweetie =D.
I've tried the sample size of the SPF 15 one of the shielding lotion and it is white and a little bit greasy and smells disgusting xD. I don't think I like it as much as this one =). Lovely review hun! X

Ashwini said...

Thanks for entering everyone. Kittenish: thanks a bunch for posting on your blog! Linda, thanks for the heads up on the SPF formula. :)

Angela said...

Im a follower and please enter me.

sparklemidori09@gmail.com

Angela said...

I blogged about the giveaway here
http://free4beauty.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaways-alert-33.html

sparklemidori09@gmail.com

~Lisa said...

Enter Me =]

xmaterialgirlsx@hotmail.com

~Lisa said...

Blogged:
http://xmaterialgirlsx.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways.html

xmaterialgirlsx@hotmail.com

Ana Rita said...

Enter me!
I'm spreading the word in my blog's sidebar: http://lets-talk-about-beauty.blogspot.com/

Thank you! =) *

aninhax[@]gmail[.]com

Lu said...

Enter me please! I'm a follower:)

lucianita[@]sapo[.]pt

Grace Wong said...

enter me!
I'm a follower!
shou.milk@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

blogged!
http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/01/5-great-giveaways.html
shou.milk@gmail.com

kuxy said...

Enter me please! I am a follower but i don't have a blog! :( kuxy@sapo.pt

Joana said...

Enter me

i'm a follower (Joana :D)

araujo.jcr@gmail.com

Isabelle Greens said...

Wow! love this moisturizer....

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