Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Skin MD Shielding Lotion

I'm a true believer in natural products. We're on a planet with such a lush vegetation that gives us plenty of elements and nutrients we need both internally, and externally. Caring for your skin is just as important as caring for any other part of your body and putting harsh chemicals which could give you quick results, may in fact cause harm in the long run. That's why natural products are such a charm.

The claim on their website:

"Shielding Lotions are a new type of skin care product based on years of research into how skin heals. They form a protective shield with the outer layer of skin and help keep out irritants. They allow the natural oils and moisture to remain in the skin so it can heal better and they're light in texture so they go on without a greasy mess. Your skin needs help to keep out these moisture-robbing irritants.

A fundamental difference between Shielding Lotions and traditional skin care lotions is that Shielding Lotions enhance the skin's own natural protective abilities by turning the outer layer of skin into what could be described as a hydrating invisible shield making them many times more effective than mere protective lotions and moisturizing creams."

- Dr. Brian Zogg

Skin MD comes very close to being my perfect facial moisturizer.

When I first tried it, I thought it felt very light. I didn't know if it would do the job since it wasn't thick but I always hated the greasiness of most moisturizers so I definitely liked the texture and quick absorbency of this Shielding lotion.

Just to let you know; I have normal skin. Some days its dry, others it's oily. Just a confused bunch of cells sitting ear to ear. It's kind of tough to guess what my skin will decide to be on a certain day, so I need a lotion that is compatible with all skin types.

I like lotions that absorb quickly. This lotion does just that and extra. It absobrs quickly but continues to moisturize your skin through humectants; which are substances that promotes retention of moisture. Some of these humectants actually draw the moisture from the air into your skin to keep it moisturized. This lets the lotion do exactly what your skin needs without leaving you annoyed at the greasiness. Can't you tell that the grease-factor is a big deal with me? I really hate it...

Jerrid's with me on this. He has very oily skin and steers clear of a lot of products because they just add onto the greasiness and break his face out. He can't stand greasy lotions. He actually tried the Skin MD lotion before I did and walked out of the bathroom with it in his hand telling me how much he loved it.

I have no skin ailments or allergies, so I have no personal input from that stand point, but this stuff is said to be great for eczema an psoriasis. I went around the internet reading reviews on Skin MD's Shieling lotion and the only con I found was the price. A 4 oz. bottle runs for $18 - $25 and can be found at some drug stores or on the Skin MD website.

You really have to give it up to the formulators and chemists who came up with this stuff. They really found a sweet spot with this formula. They came out with a perfect consistency, texture, and effects. This lotion would satisfy any buyer...if of course they are willing to pay the price. Of course it's a much fairer price to pay than for La Mer creams.

Product : 5 out of 5
Price : $18 - $25
Packaging : 5 out of 5
Overall : 4 out of 5
Where to buy : Skin MD Website or participating drug stores.

Pros :
  • Absorbs quickly.
  • Great for all skin types including sensitive skin.
  • Creates a protective barrier against many harmful elements from everyday life.
  • Moisturizes skin even thought it absorbs quickly.
  • Leaves skin smooth without the grease that may clog pores and cause break outs.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons :
  • Price.
I would have to agree with most and say that the price is a bit steep. Of course we have all paid probably five times as much for other products, but this is something I would love to use everyday and not have to worry about running out of product and having to splurge for another.


Win a FREE 4 oz. bottle of Skin MD for yourself!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to try this product. Be sure to leave your e-mail in the comment or any way for me to contact you in the case that you win.

Follow me on Twitter and be a Subscriber/Blog Follower.

That's it! Spread the word!

Contest ends February 1st so hurry!

Good luck!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me complimentary of the company by a PR representative of Skin MD. The 4 oz. Skin Md Shielding lotion giveaway is sponsored by Skin MD and is only hosted on my blog.


  1. Hey Katrina! I absolutely love you blog and your posts! They help me out soo much I even follow u on facebook! I struggle finding skin care lines that work and after reading the review on Skin MD I would love to try it out because I trust your opinion. Thanks so much for being a reliable beauty source!
    Love ya beautiful doll!

  2. i've read about this product on the internet before but the steep price tag was holding me back. i really wanna try it out if you are saying good things about it too. thanks katrina.

  3. Hi Katrina!
    I would love to try out the Skin Md! I'm a single mom who loves anything beauty related! But being that I am a single mom.. im not able to splurge on things for myself! Thanks!

  4. Heey!
    I've always heard about this product being exceptionally good and have never tried it. I have probably, the weirdest skin ever. It's oily most of the time but when I use oil control products, my skin gets extremely dry and I'm allergic to most moisturizers (they make me break out and itch, ew lol) so I'm all for new moisturizers that are sensitive skin friendly and doesn't clog pores!
    I'd love to try this product!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  6. My forehead is oily, but my cheeks are dry. I'd like to see if this product can create some balance for my skin! Thanks Katrina!

  7. i want to try the product because i have sensitive skin,i have been always on the lookout for a moisturizer that will suit me best. I followed you on twitter as barbiejef =D

  8. I wanna try it because I suffer from all over body eczema. I need it mainly for that, especially in this wet weather - it's like hell on my body :(

  9. Ive been searching for a great non- greasy moisturizer, i have dry skin and living in a humid/ dry country is not helping.

    Since you recommend this, im desperate to try this product!

    I can't buy this product, since i live in Brunei (far away from US) - and the only way for me to be able to try this product is via U. It would mean so0oooo much to me if i can at least have the chance to try a product u reviewed =)

    im such a huge fan of urs.

  10. Pick me, pick me, pick me! Lol. My daughter has eczema and I want to see if this SkinMD will work...I've tried every lotion, cream and gel you can think of. Doctor's always prescribe creams with topical steroids in it and that's a no-go for me. Hopefully this SkinMD will work.

    Anyways, thanks for the review doll!

  11. i would love to try the skinMD because i am very picky about moistruizers and i wonder if this will work for me :)

  12. I would love to try it, just because I cant buy it where I live and also would be great to have a thing which you reccomend, cuz I believe it must be really good!!

    Gosia :)

  13. Hey girl, love your blog! I would love to win because my skin is VERY finicky and this lotion seems like it would balance my skin out. I'm also a big fan of natural products. Thanks!

  14. I'm still in search of the perfect moisturizer. I would love to be able to try this product. Yay!

  15. I always love your reviews, they couldn't be more detailed and written in my language.

    Anyways, please enter me, I can never seem to find a moisturizer that works for me.


    aPetiteDiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. I have sensitive skin and they discontinued my dove sensitive lotion, I would love to try this stuff!! My skin type varies from being oily or flakey and dry, acne rosacea and allergy prone.
    I always believed a good skin protectant is the key to healing.. That's why I love wearing sunblocks with zinc oxide in it!! I'm super excited to hear about "shielding lotion!" It's great that it has no fragrance and it's oil free!

  17. Hi Katrina, love your blog.
    Why I want to try this product:
    I'm 16 years old, and although I am very confident I feel as if my skin makes me feel less confident sometimes.
    When I was 14, my skin broke out and now, my face is darker than the rest of my body and I have so many spots; which makes me hate looking in the mirror sometimes!
    I've tried so many things for my skin and the only thing that has worked is Witch Skincare - which has gone up in price and isn't available in my area anymore.

  18. what a great idea - a giveaway for skin care :)

    i'd like to win because i have oily skin but it is dehydrated - smart like us know the difference between dry and dehydrated - it stinks and i dont know what to do so i'm reaching out to you for help. Thank you thank you!

    <3 Liz @

  19. Please enter me in this giveaway! I am from a small town and I don't have a car yet to buy things from other big cities and I would LOVE to try this out!!!

    My email is

    Thanks for having such a nice giveaway K!

  20. Enter me please!

    I follow your blog and I follow you on Twitter.

    My email is

    I need a quick absorbing lotion that won't make my skin all oily and gross like my skin usually is. I would LOVE to try this! Thank you for having this giveaway!

  21. i follow both your twitter and your giveaway :)

    i've heard so many raves about this moisturizer and i'm still looking for my HG moisturizer so would love to try this


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