Apart from my face, I have always found the rest of my skin to suffer from a bit of dryness and those little pimples/bumps on the backs of my arms. Add to that the fact that it is winter in the UK and my skin felt like it was in serious need of some TLC!
Photo off http://www.skinmdnatural.com
What Skin MD Natural say:
"If you've been looking for a skin care product that can heal dry skin and keep the ravages of time at bay, take a look at a breakthrough based on years of research by doctors and chemists - shielding lotion.
A Shielding Lotion is far more effective as a dry skin treatment than conventional moisturizing lotions or protective creams. If you suffer from dry skin, you know that just using a moisturizing lotion doesn't solve the problem."
They claim this product helps lock natural moisture and oils inside your skin, helping ease lots of skin problems like eczema, dry skin and psoriasis. Their website has a lot of information on these claims, backed up my some medical studies.
What I say:
I have been using this product since before Christmas and have been quite suprised by the results. Firstly there is no overpowering weird smell. There is a light natural fragrance, but nothing too odd. Whenever I have used a shielding lotion or intense moisturiser, I have found the product to be really thick and gloopy- resulting in my skin feeling greasy for ages afterwards. This product is quite light in consistancy, but boy does it soak in and soften my skin. Even the boy randomly commented on how soft my hands are (and we all know that boys dont normally spot subtle things!!) What I also like is the fact that it keeps working- even 24 hours after applications, my skin is soft and smooth. It really helped my pimples on the back of my arms. I didn use it every 8 hours as mentioned, but it worked well with less frequent application.
Prevention is better than cure, and this lotion trys to stop moisture escaping from your skin, rather than replace it.
It is expensive for a small bottle, however I would consider buying it in the future. I think it could really help my chapped winter hands, or soften my knees and heels in the summer. I perhaps wouldnt have picked up the product (because of the price) but have been suprised by its effects. I would be interested to see what british skin doctors say on the matter.
Skin MD Natural is available internationally- but those in the UK can pick it up for around £15 from Lloyds Chemist. They also do a version with SPF added.
Have you tried this product? Do you use another sheilding lotion? Any thoughts?
Now on to the fun part! Do you want to try some of this lotion for yourself? Skin MD have offered me a full sized bottle to give away to oe of you lucky readers. It will be send directly to your address. The best bit? They will send internationally!
How to enter:
Just comment below telling me one of the ingredients in Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. You can find this information on their website. Don't all go for the same one!! Alternatively you can tell me what one skin cure you REALLY want to see in your lifetime!
For an extra entry then post a dedicated blog post on your personal blog with a link to here. Dont forget to link the post in the comments below so I can check!)
Competition will close 10th March 2010 at 20:00GMT. Winner picked by random! Winner to respond within 3 days or a new winner will be picked!
I was sent this product for review purposes. I found it did improve my skin, however this is just my opioion and not based on medical tests.