Saturday, 27 February 2010

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion

I, like many other beauty bloggers was contacted by Skin MD Natural to sample their shielding lotion. As I have reactive skin my initial thought was to decline the offer, however after looking at the ingredients I thought it would be ok. The lotion is marketed as a “dry skin care solution that keeps out irritants and chemicals. It also allows the natural oils and moisture to remain in the skin so it can heal better”

The requirements I seek in a moisturiser is that it does not irritate nor break me out (most fall at this first hurdle), does not sit on the skin and moisturises without being heavy.
The texture of this is almost gel like and once applied it has quite a silicon feel to it. It makes a good base for foundation, almost acting as a primer. I did’t get a reaction from it nor a break out, the downside for me is that there was not enough moisture for my dry skin, although it felt smooth on, when I took my makeup off my skin did not feel hydrated.
Where it worked for me was as a hand lotion.My hands have been incredibly dry lately, so much so that one of my knuckles has cracked and bleed (too much detail, I know) I found this lotion a good barrier cream to use when out and about and I do feel like it protected my hands.
Overall I think this is more suited for combination or normal skin if you are going to use it on your face. I do agree that it’s a good barrier cream but cannot attest for its hydrating qualities. I actually think this may be more suitable if you have been having a hard time finding something that does not break you or irritate your skin, when I was suffering from severe cystic acne I know I was looking for something with a light texture and a simple ingredient formulation unfortunately I was not aware of this brand back then.

I used this product for just over three weeks. This is their site, it cost £14.99 for 120ml

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for free for review purposes.

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