Monday, 15 February 2010

Review: Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion

Hello lovelies!

Back at the beginning of January, I was contacted by Skin MD Natural to ask if I'd review a bottle of their Shielding Lotion. I was incredibly surprised that I was contacted, but grateful nonetheless. A little over a week later, I received the Shielding Lotion. And I let the testing begin! Obviously, it's been a while since I received it, but I wanted to get a lot of usage out of it so I could give a proper review for you. If you'd like to know what I thought, read on :)

The product

Skin MD Natural saySkin MD Natural is a shielding lotion, a very special type of 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.
Skin MD Natural uses only the finest natural ingredients, and is focused on urging the skin to be active, and to use its own moisture to effectively heal itself. It is not oily or sticky, doesn't sit on top of your skin leaving a greasy residue on everything you touch, it doesn't rub or wash off easily, is hypoallergenic, fragrance, colorant and paraben free and dermatologically tested.
It's for Moms, Dads and Kids of all ages.
It's an easy, safe and natural way to care for your skin throughout the day.
Every day.

I say: First off, congratulations to Skin MD Natural for explaining how their Shielding Lotion works without overloading the consumer with a load of scientific information. The website is incredibly user friendly if you want to find out more and you don't leave feeling like you've just had a chemistry lesson.

If you've been following me on Twitter over Winter, then you'll know that I had been complaining of having dry hands despite moisturizing all the time. Well, those days are long gone, thanks to this Shielding Lotion! The moisture level has definitely improved and I don't have to reapply every few hours like I do with other moisturizers. Needless to say, they've all been relegated to the back of the shelf.

Gladly, I can also verify the claims that the Shielding Lotion is not oily or sticky, it isn't at all greasy, and it doesn't rub or wash off. This is brilliant. There's nothing worse than moisturizing then feeling like you need to wash your hands. It defeats the object, right? I can apply this lotion and run straight out the door because it sinks into my skin effortlessly leaving it feeling baby soft.

The fact that it's hypoallergenic means that it should be fine if you have sensitive skin. I don't have particularly sensitive skin, but I find that some moisturizers can irritate it, particularly when it was dry, but I don't get this with the Shielding Lotion at all. A definite thumbs up for me. I honestly have nothing bad to say about this product!


Skin MD Natural sayApply small amount, initially every 2-8 hours until moisture level improves, then just once every 12-24 hours

I say: I followed the directions above and it certainly didn't take long for the moisture level of the skin on my hands to improve. I've used this once or twice a day since, usually first thing in a morning and late at night, particularly after using nail polish remover as it tends to dry my skin out a bit. I can honestly say that my skin has never been in such a great condition! It's soft and silky smooth, and it stays like that, unlike with other moisturizers. A huge bonus as it means I don't have to carry a travel sized moisturizer in my handbag.

Price: £14.85 - £15.35
Size: 120ml
Available from: Beauty Naturals, Lloyds Pharmacy, Pharmacy2u

Product: 10/10
Price: 7/10
Packaging: 9/10
Overall: 8/10
Repurchase: Despite the price tag (my student overdraft will hate me), yes I would

Have you tried Skin MD Natural? Do you want to? Let me know :)
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DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free for review purposes from Skin MD Natural. I was not asked to give a positive review, nor was I paid to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.


  1. shame about the price, my skin is so desperatley dry right now but my budget wont stretch this far!

  2. That's the only thing that's put me off really. If my bank account wasn't so ridiculously in the red, I'd buy some more. Hurry up pay day!