I'm sure a lot of you have read reviews on this shielding lotion. So I won't go into too much detail about how it works. I'll briefly tell you what it is and mostly concentrate on what it did for my skin and other thoughts on the product.
Basically, "a shielding lotion keeps moisture-robbing irritants away from the skin while the proprietary "super" humectants hydrate the skin throughout the day."
It can be used all over the body and even face. It is very light and absorbs quickly into your skin. I used it most before going into the pool at my gym. I noticed right away that my skin wasn't tight and itchy, like normal, after an hour of water aerobics.
The directions on the bottle say to use every two to eight hours until you see an improvement of moisture levels in your skin. That doesn't seem difficult at all---unless you are me and often get busy with my daily tasks and forgot about my skin! Eeeks!! I put it on in the morning and in the evening. I did see an improvement to my very dry skin, but I think I should have used it more often.
When I was told I'd be receiving a full sized bottle I was surprised to see it was only 4 ounces. This retails for $9.95. I would like to see this available in a larger size. And I'm not talking about buying it buy the gallon, for $294.14!! How about something in the 15-20 ounce range?
There's really not much of a scent to this, if any. Which I like and dislike at the same time! Oh how fickle I can be! I love to slather on lovely scented lotions!! I like the thick, creamy feeling of ones I've used in the past. I suppose after years and years of this habit, it's just hard to break! In my head, I can see that this shielding lotion is better for my skin, but I can help to yearn for old my friends!
Also, on a superficial note--I don't like the bottle design. It's not pretty at all! I suppose it is trying to appeal to both sexes and all ages, but I just want something pretty!! Maybe they could package it in several different bottles and open up their market! Anyone else agree? Am I just being too demanding?
The particular bottle I was sent did not have SPF, which is also a problem for me. But, they do have a lotion with SPF 15 available in a 4 ounce bottle for $25. To me, this a little pricey, but if it works for you and delivers amazing results, why not right?
If you are interested in knowing what is in this lotion, click here!! You will find a very descriptive and informative list of ingredients. I have never seen such detail on a lotion before.
All and all, I think this is a nice product and would be worth buying. My only hurdles, like I said before, is my strong addiction to traditional lotions that don't really solve my dry skin problem! Also, the price for me is a bit high. If they were to offer larger bottles for a more "drug store" price, I think I'd be all over that.
Amber over at SkinMD as agreed to sponor a give-a-way! They usually try to keep giveaways to US and Canada due to some recent difficulties with shipments, but after learning that many of my readers live outside these areas, they have agreed to make it international!! How great is that? Also, be on the lookout for 20% to NV Beauty readers on this amazing lotion!
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FTC Disclosure: Products were sent from company for review. I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write the review. These are my honest thoughts.