Monday, January 24, 2011

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion | Review & Giveaway

I have had friends, clients, just about anyone tell me about some amazing cream, or ointment that changed their lives, or “cured” their eczema. I've learned to take these recommendations with a grain of salt as I have rarely had one of these miracle 'creams' work as well for me as it has for them. I always wonder what his or her eczema is like, as everyone’s is different. Who am I to say that theirs isn’t as bad as mine, as it is a very damning disease regardless of how severe their condition is.

That being said, I am fully aware that another person's cure could one day be mine, so I was very excited to try Skin MD Natural as their website showed many pictures of people who have used the product and had it clear up their eczema/psoriasis tremendously. Personally, I have severe and sensitive eczema on my hands, and many milder patches all over my body.

Here are some facts about Skin MD Natural – Face, Hand & Body Shielding Lotion
  • Exceptionally enhances the skins hydration and protective abilities
  • Far more effective that conventional moisturizers
  • Promptly absorbs, transforming the outer layer of skin in a hydrating invisible shield
  • Finest natural ingredients together with a quantum advance in skin hydration
  • Regeneration is fully realized within a few days
The product directions read as follows: "apply a small amount, initially every 2-8 hours until moisture level improves, then just once every 12-24 hours”.

Following the instructions, I initially tried the cream on a fairly severe rash that had popped up on my arm, due to a high dairy intake a few days before. I applied a very small amount of Skin MD and then forgot all about it until the next day when I woke up and realized that the rash had decreased in both size and inflammation. When I told Amber about these results, I jumped at the chance to review the shielding lotion and try it out on my hands.

When you apply the cream, you only need a very small amount, a little goes a long way. It is not greasy at all and absorbs into the skin right away and feels almost as if there was nothing there. When I applied the lotion to my hands, which are red, sensitive and itchy the majority of the time, it did not burn or sting at all. In fact, the lotion was very soothing and immediately brought down the inflammation, and reduced my urge to scratch. That evening I applied the cream to all of my mild patches (arms, underarms, neck legs, and torso) before bed and applied it on top of my nightly cortisone cream regiment.

In the morning the mild patches on my body were barely noticeable; though the skin was still slightly raised and bumpy, there was no redness or itchiness present. Over the week I reviewed the product, the rashes on my body seem to be keeping in check with just a little bit of the Skin MD applied on a daily basis.

My hands are considered a very severe case of eczema and there are many factors that contribute to this. Due to the nature of my job as a stylist, my hands don’t get too much of a chance to heal, so its rare to find any product that I can even use on a regular basis. Skin MD was very soothing and effective at reducing redness and it did not irritate my hands at all. However, on the whole I did not feel that the product actually improved the eczema on my hands; as promised, my hands are less dry than usual, but as the week progressed, I felt the need to add back in a layer of Aquaphor in the evening to help provide a barrier and help heal the cracks on my hands.

I will continue to use Skin MD Shielding Lotion as it effectivley took away the itch in a way that I have never experienced without the use of a corticosteroid cream, which is absolutley amazing. I would highly recommend this product for someone who his mild to moderate eczema or for a child, because it did not sting, even on open wounds, had little to no smell at all, helped stop the itch and brought down the redness. I will be keeping a bottle in my purse and would absolutley purchase this product again.

Review by: Courtney

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33 comments:

  1. I would love to win a bottle of the cream. my son has bad eczema. sfawnsatshawdotca

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  6. My skin has been horribly dry this winter season so I'd like to win this lotion.

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  10. I would love to win! I have had very dry and sensitive skin all my life and nothing seems to work, this sounds perfect :)

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  13. I'd love to win this for my son who was born with eczema. It is really hard to find something for his skin that really works at keeping his skin clear and itch free.
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  18. My entire family suffers from eczema. I would love to win to yep our dry itchy skin.
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  22. I would like to win a bottle for my mom,she has some nasty dry skin on her arm and her leg..

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