Thursday, October 22, 2009

SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion Review & Giveaway

Product: SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion, 4 oz.
Approximate Retail Price: $18/4 oz.
Available Formulas: Natural Shielding Lotion and Natural Shielding Lotion + SPF 15

Alright hand crafters.. how many times have you reached into your knitting/sewing/scrapbooking bag for some lotion only to be disappointed with the lotion you use on your hands? Too greasy or not moisturizing enough? No crafter likes a lotion that will take forever to penetrate her skin. And every knitter I know likes to keep her/his hands supple as not to snag delicate yarns.

So when I was approached to review SkinMD's Shielding Lotion, I thought why not? I was skeptical that I would LOVE it as so many testimonials asserted. But I gave it a whirl. I tested this product over 2+ weeks and even took samples of it to knitting group. The consensus? We all really liked it. It penetrates quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. There was no greasy feel on my hands like with other lotions I've tried. - Therefore it didn't transfer to my yarn! And as someone with sensitive skin, I found it's fragrance-free, colorant-free, and paraben-free formula to be especially nice. Nothing is worse than having a reaction to a lotion.

I was also thrilled to read about the benefits of SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion:

"Everyday contact with soaps, cleansers, shampoos, household chemistry and other substances that strip away skin's own protective layer (a thin film made of natural fats, lipids), leaves the skin's deeper layers unprotected. Without this protection in place oils and the natural moisture of the skin evaporates and absorption of irritants is no longer prevented.

Conventional lotions only add artificial moisture to the skin temporarily alleviating the dryness or itching, but these moisturizers don't actually solve the problem, they only treat symptoms without eliminating the cause. Dry skin is unable to absorb the newly added moisture to allow repair – it does not get "locked" into the skin. It gets lost easily. That’s why we keep applying more and more of the conventional lotions. Even so, skin easily gets addicted and may even suspend production of it's own moisture, relying on added moisturizer.

Skin 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."

But don't take this knitter's word for it! Enter to win a full-sized bottle of SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion of your very own!

Giveaway Details:
  • Giveaway will run Oct. 22, 2009 - Nov. 5, 2009, 11:59p EST
  • ONE winner will be chosen via random number generator and announced on Nov. 6, 2009
  • You must include your email with your entry or your profile must link to your email address. (Your email will not be used for solicitation.) If there is no email address provided, another winner will be selected.
Required Entry:
  • Visit the SkinMD site and find at least one thing you like about their products. Come back here and comment for your required entry.
Optional Additional Entries: (You may chose to do as many of these as you like - these are optional entries. Please leave a comment for each entry.)
  • Follow SkinMD on Twitter. Come back and let me know for an additional entry.
  • Follow my blog. Leave a comment letting me know you follow for an additional entry.
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  • Tweet about it! You may tweet about it as many times as you like. Come back and leave a link to your tweet for an additional entry. (Be sure to leave a comment each time you tweet about it so that every entry is counted.)
  • Blog about it for FIVE additional entries! Make sure to link to this post in your blog post. Come back and leave me a comment with the link to your blog post post in it. Leave one comment for each of your five entries.
I was fortunate to review this product courtesy of SkinMD. KnitPurlGurl Disclosure Policy applies.



  1. I LOVE SkinMD products! My favorite thing about them is that they aren't slimy like other similar products. They absorb into the skin to actually moisturize from the inside out!

  2. I love that it is not only unscented, but that it does not cause hands to be greasy - huge for knitting. Thanks for the opportunity. My poor hands are already dry and it isn't even winter.

  3. Follow skinmdnatural on Twitter @TheAngelForeversu

  4. Follow you on Twitter as well @TheAngelForever

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  6. I love that it is not greasy and also offers sun protection. I also love that it is made from Natural Ingredients!

  7. I follow you on Twitter! Thank you.

  8. I like that it's fragrance free and made with natural ingredients. I have sensitive skin so that is really important for me.

  9. It has a moisturizing factor 6x greater than glycerin

  10. Tweeted about it

  11. I just happened to come across you blog and love it! I will add you to my follower list! What a great contest!


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