Sunday, March 21, 2010

Skin MD Shielding Lotion Review

I got this lotion waaaaaaay back and I really took my time to test it. =) My review for Skin MD Shielding Lotion is finally here.

What is a Shielding Lotion? Click HERE.
How does it work? Click HERE.
For list of ingredients click HERE.

At first I thought this was a hand lotion and I was surprised to see that it can be used for hands, body *and* face. Since I'd never use a lotion that costs 18 USD for 120 mL just for my hands, I used it for my face too. Yeah, I'm that cheap. XD

Hands: It really is a lotion and not a cream. That means it's super light and it absorbs in a matter of seconds, leaving your hands soft and moisturized, but not greasy. Great for use at work or at home when you don't want to leave fingerprints and greasy marks all over the place. My hands weren't that dry to start with, so I didn't notice any special difference on my skin.

Face: The skin on my face is normal but it needs special care in the winter because the air is so dry indoors. I used Skin MD Shielding Lotion to moisturize my face before going to bed (after my evening routine - baby soap & facial tonic). I don't know why, but it stang on my face. That's why I didn't want to use it every couple of hours, so I only used it once a day. It did help my dry skin a bit, but it wasn't enough. Not for my ''winter'' skin.

This lotion is fragrance free, but when I used it on my face the scent of it reminded me of hospital... It's not strong and I don't think it would bother anyone though (I actually kind of like it). =)

Conclusion: I'd definitely recommend you to try this lotion, 'cause you never know how it might work for you. I think it's a great alternative to those greasy creams we're used to...but I'm not sure how it would work on someone with really dry skin. Maybe if you'd follow the instructions and apply it every 2-8 hours until your moisture level improves... and then use it every 12-24 hours.
I personally don't think I'd pay 18 USD for this and use it only for my hands. I'm a cheap hand cream person. =) I'm not to fond of the stinging sensation on my that wouldn't be my first choice either. But who knows...I might be worshipping this product in summer. =)

+ light texture
+ absorbs quickly
+ don't have to use large amounts to see the results
+ fragrance & colorant free
+ not tested on animals

- stings (on my face)
- expensive

P.S. : I used the version without SPF!

Skin MD is giving a free bottle of Shielding Lotion to one of my readers. All you have to do, is leave your e-mail address in the comment section and if you're the winner, you have to contact me with your shipping address within 24 hours or I'll have to pick a new winner. You can enter until March 28th (midnight, CET). Giveaway is international. Good luck! =)

Thanks for looking!


  1. 21, 2010 at 3:27 PM


  2. i would love to try this out! mail is :D

  3. ~Elizabeth aka Lacquered LizardMarch 21, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Awww too bad it stung on your face. Maybe it didn't go well with the tonic...or your skin is just too dry. I didn't used to get so dry in the winter, I do now though. Looking forward to summer!
    I would love to try this stuff too! elizabethallbright(at)

  4. cupcakes_doughnutsMarch 21, 2010 at 4:35 PM




  6. Thanks for your review. I'm always trying some new lotion. I do prefer body butters but I'd be willing to try this out. Thanks sweetie for the chance to win.

  7. I would love to try it out!

  8. heavennrj (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Hello!

    I'm from Brazil and I love your blog! (I love nails and cats too lol!)

    Do you have twitter? If yes, follow me and send yours please! @JosieSakura

    :) Tks

  10. Hmm.. I'll give it a shot! :D

  11. Maša Močnik-RonerMarch 21, 2010 at 11:57 PM


  12. I've read a lot of nice things about this product.

  13. I've been dying to try this. But the $18 cost has kept me from going for it.


    Good luck to everyone!

  14. Ooh, I'd like to try this - I hate greasy hand creams as it puts me right off using them and I've read good reviews about how quickly this absorbs. Plus I never win giveaways, so here's hoping! :D

    My email's jennys1983(at)hotmail(dot)com


  15. I would like to try out this lotion. Their website also says it is great for eczema and with the hot stick summer months coming up, I know mine is gonna flair up REALLY BADLY.

  16. I would love to try this lotion, and it's not available in Australia :(
    my email is: madhaus(at)iinet(dot)net(dot)au


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