Skin MD Natural: Review and Giveaway CONTEST CLOSED

The weather here in Southeast Louisiana has been absolutely crazy the past few weeks: below freezing temps, above average temps, rain, humidity, and even SNOW! The extreme changes in temperature have wreaked havoc on my skin (is that my hand or a glove made out of alligator skin? LOL!).

Being a lab technician, I wash my hands multiple times a day. I like to keep a bottle of hand cream at my desk at all times and since I have been at my job for 14 years now, I have tried just about EVERY hand cream on the market! So, I was delighted to give Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion a try!

My first question: What exactly is a Shielding Lotion?

I found the answer on the Skin MD Natural website:

“Shielding lotion is a lotion that forms a protective barrier on the skin and keeps out irritants and chemicals. It also allows the natural oils and moisture to remain in the skin so it can heal better. It is a big advantage that shielding lotions are light and go on without a greasy mess,” says Dr. Brian Zogg, a dermatologist in Albert Lea, MN.

Next: Why is a Shielding lotion better than Conventional lotions?

“By using a shielding lotion that bonds with the outer layer of your skin you can keep irritants out and moisture in. Because most moisturizers do not seal in the body’s own moisture, they artificially lubricate the outer layers of skin. When they wear off, the lubrication is gone and the original dryness remains. Sometimes this process will draw out the body’s natural moisture and contribute to the dehydration process,” writes Dr. Peter Helton, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology.

This all sounds wonderful, but how does it work for ME? Skin MD was nice enough to send me a bottle to test and see how it suits my needs and lifestyle. The first thing I noticed was that the Shielding lotion contains sunscreen SPF 15 and can be used on the face, body and hands making it a very versatile product!

Scent is a big point for me when choosing a lotion. I do not like heavy or floral scents, and I was quite pleased with the fragrance of the Shielding Lotion. It has a light scent that disappears quickly. The consistency of the lotion was similar to that of sunscreen and less like your average hand moisturizer. I was concerned that it would leave my hands feeling greasy, but I was very happy to find that the Shielding Lotion was quickly absorbed by the skin and did not feel greasy at all! I am happy to have a product that will protect my skin from the harshness of the crazy weather and the physical demands of my job.

Want to try it out for yourself? Skin MD Natural is offering one lucky Not-So-Blog reader a bottle of their Shielding Lotion!

How to enter:
1. Visit Skin MD Natural and tell me one reason you would like to give it a try!

Additional entries (please leave each entry in a separate comment):
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3. Favorite me in Technorati.
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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on January 31st. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.


  1. Nuts To You! says:

    My husband has really dry skin. He actually has eczema, but he won’t try the cream from the doctor so it would be great to see if this worked!

  2. I need this like water!Living in upstate NY wow…this winter has been so crazy! All these below zero days have killed my skin..
    mchakir2008 at hotmail dot com

  3. gahome2mom says:

    Hi, The winter is upon us and our skin is dry because the heat comes on more often. Thanks.


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  5. mom2anutball says:

    It sounds great, I would like to try it because my husband and I both has horrible dry skin, and itchy this time of year! Thanks for the chance!!

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  8. I would SO LOVE to have a bottle of this stuff. I too live in the south and the weather here is horrible on hands! Plus the fact that I work in a hospital and wash my hands all day everyday. Like yourself, I have tried numerous hand lotions and just cant find one that I really like! Thanks for sharing…

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  10. And I follow your blog! Just started the ‘Think Thin Thursdays’ and am enjoying it! Oh, gosh thats tomorrow, I guess that means I have to jump on the ol scale again! Wish me luck! Until tomorrow…

  11. I love the fact that this is a shielding lotion, and that it has SPF15. I always have dry skin, so I’m constantly on the lookout for good skin care products.

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

  12. I follow you on twitter (thrftycraftmama)

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  14. valerie2350 says:

    my skin gets really dry in the winter

  15. valerie2350 says:
  16. I have tried so many products for my dry skin. Even with humid weather my skin cannot get enough moisture and this sounds like a great product.

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  18. Tylerpants says:

    Would love to try this as this pregnancy is wreaking havoc on my poor skin!

  19. Tylerpants says:

    I’m also a follower.

  20. I’d like to try it on my dry skin because no matter what I use, the skin on my thumbs crack and bleed. This sounds like something that might really help! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  21. I am a subscriber

  22. I have horribly dry skin in the winter and lotions just don’t do the trick. I’d like to try something that helps retain moisture instead of just slathering on something that wears off right away.

  23. I subscribe.

  24. Shelley Slider says:

    My skin is pretty dry this winter. I would love to try this to see how it would do for my skin.

  25. I would like to give this a try because this winter I have been plahued with dry skin and it is driving me mad!

    madamerkf at aol dot com


    good for your skin..and wind and icy cold is picking at my skin

  27. I like the fact that it bonds with your outer layer of skin to protect you. I work in a climate controlled environment and my skin stays dry.
    1bmore @ gmail . com

  28. I could use an invisible hydrating barrier on my skin. This harsh weather has taken its toll. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. agordon10 says:

    My son ahs really bad cracked dry skin, i’d love this for him.

  30. Its not greasy or oily and has SPF, which I always try to use

  31. I would love to try this to see how it would work on my dry/cracked skin.

    🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  32. Hi I like the fact that it is promptly absorbed, without the slightest hint of any greasy or oily feeling or residue. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  33. My skin is so bad this winter, I could really use it!

  34. laurieahigh says:

    I would like to try it since it is natural, hypoallergenic, and paraben free. Maybe it would not cause a rash on my sensitive skin. My hands are really rough and terrible looking right now.

    laurieahigh at yahoo dot com

  35. i have dry itch skin.

  36. Dry winter skin, need help! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. I would love to try it because I have eczema really bad on my hands.

  38. I get dry skin in the winter

  39. My skin is usually dry but gets worse during the winter.

  40. It doesn’t wash off immediately like most hand creams!

  41. Sunnyvale says:

    I like the added sun protection, might encourage me to use this daily.

  42. I’d like to try it for me and my son because both of us get terribly chapped hands in the winter!

  43. My son has horrible dry skin on his feet and I am always in search of a better lotion for him.

  44. Jill Knapp says:

    You have a great blog!
    I have been blog surfing today and wanted to compliment you on your blog!!


  45. I have been told by me dermatolgist to use a cream daily however I can’t find one that isn’t greasy would love to try this one

    sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  46. we have tough winters in maine this would be good for my dry skin

  47. cstironkat says:

    It protects and hydrates your skin that we unconditionally guarantee it. I like the guarantee.

  48. angelacisco says:

    I would like to try it because my skin has became very dry and itchy.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)
    angelacisco at

  49. chromiumman says:

    my hands get really bad this time of year

  50. deedleweedle says:

    My hands and feet are especially bad right now and my daughter is prone to eczema.

  51. My hands are always feeling dry in the winter, this would be wonderful to try.

  52. Danielle M. says:

    My daughter, husband, and I all suffer from eczema. We are also all lotion junkies. I would love to try this and see if it works. Thanks!

  53. The first thing I like to do for dry skin is find a great creme. I am looking for something that really works. I would love to win this.

  54. I would like to try this to alleviate my winter skin dryness. Thanks.

  55. Carol Lawrence says:

    The skin on my leg is dry and scaly and this might help.

  56. toughturtles says:

    my really dry winter skin

  57. I live in New York…my husband and my skin becomes very dry in the winter from the heat indoors. We haven’t found a good moisturizer yet to help…my husband is really bad!

  58. Sharon Harmon says:

    I have very dry skin and live in a cold climate, so I think Skin MD would be a great cure-all for my thirsty skin!! Thank you for the contest!

  59. I have dry and sensitive skin – a hard mix to find skincare products for. I think SkinMD might be just what I need.

    Thanks for the giveaway and please enter me!


  60. I have really dry skin, I could really use this 🙂

    ktgonyea at

  61. janehixon says:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this product recently…..I think the winter is taking it’s toll on our skin….I know the below zero temperatures have been really hard on mine! Would love to see if this would help!

  62. I’m diabetic and it’s the middle of winter. My hands and feet are so very dry…

  63. Bonnie in FL says:

    Like you the weather plays havoc with my skin My ezema seems to flare up and I look like I have one huge rash THe perscriptions from the doctor are so exspensive that I no longer can aford it This seems like it may work great for me

  64. shielding lotion is good for the skin

  65. Shelley K. says:

    I have such dry skin sensitive skin and I am allergic to EVERYTHING so I would be really interested in giving this a try. It really sounds wonderful.

    Thanks as always for a great giveaway.


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  67. Shelley K. says:

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  68. I have dry winter skin and Skin MD will help because it is absorbed.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  69. I follow this blog.

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  70. I would like to try this because it absorbs fast. That is one problem I always have with lotions – they just lay there on my skin.

  71. it will help with my eczema

  72. heaventrees says:

    One reason I would like to try Skin MD is because it leaves behind no greasy or oily residue. That’s important if you are working on a keyboard or other electronics.

  73. I would like to try Skin MD because I have rosacea and it is starting to spread to my neck, I have to find something that is not prescription expensive that will work for me. I like that this is non-greasy.
    I also get ready scaly/flaky arms, especially in the winter. I have upped my water intake so much I am floating, lol, but it doesn’t seem to be helping as much. Vaseline is just too greasy but it helps some.

    Thank you for the chance, have a wonderful weekend 🙂



  76. My daughter has clinically dry skin, and this seems less greasy than what we use now.
    jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  77. I’d love to try this. My skin gets so dry and itchy, expecially in the cold winters here in Illinois.

  78. I would like it for my chapped and cracked hands. Our winters are cold and dry.

  79. imaclutz89 says:

    This lotion seems like it might cure my mother’s dry and cracked skin.

  80. LIDARKSIDE says:

    I have problem with cracking skin.

  81. I really like that it is not supposed to be greasy. And of course the SPF protection is a total bonus!!


  82. Use it for very dry winter skin

  83. I would love to try this. I have very dry skin during the winter months so this would be great.

  84. I have more than one reason I want to win a bottle of Skin MD:
    1. my husband is allergic to the scent of most lotions
    2. we both have dry skin
    3. I also have mild psoriasis
    4. The Skin MD site says their product is available at Kmart, but my neighborhood store doesn’t have it

  85. As a preschool teacher, I wash my hands several times a day. With the weather here, my hands have become so dry that they are cracking and starting to bleed. I need something that will keep the natural moisture I already have and irritants out.


  86. I subscribed. Thank you


  87. I'd love to try this as my skin gets really dry & itchy in the winter.

  88. the long harsh winters in vt leave my skin so dry, i would like to try the skin md natural to see if it works.

  89. Bakersdozen says:

    I have dry skin. I like the shielding aspect of this lotion and would love to give it a try. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  90. We have been having a lot of the crazy Santa Ana winds here in SoCal and my skin has become so dry because of it, so I would love to try this lotion. Plus, it’s always fun to try new products. Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

  91. My husband and I both have really dry itchy skin and applying lotion a few times a day doesn’t seem to be helping! Thanks for the giveaway!


  92. i’d like to try and see if it absorbs as well as they say and it is supposed to not leave a greay residue

  93. My skin is really dry

  94. The cold weather of winter has made my skin quite dry.

  95. I looks like exactly what I need to seal in moisture on my hands.

  96. I am a subscriber.

  97. I put your mardi gras button on my blog.

  98. My dry skin drives me crazy and I would love to try this out!

  99. Would love to try this lotion because you can use it on your face as well as your body. Thank you!

  100. I’m a follower

  101. I haved you faved on technorati

  102. I follow on twitter (nanja46)

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