Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion and garden tulips

Hello ladies,

I have been using Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion over the past few weeks. My dry, sensitive skin requires daily moisturizing with quality, emollient ingredients to remain smooth and supple. What impressed me the most about this shielding lotion is it's ability to help improve minor skin conditions as well as moisturize.

Several years ago, I had a strong allergic reaction to Lush products. I was so excited when Lush opened a Philadelphia location that I purchased shampoo, conditioner, various soaps, bath bombs and massage bars. I ended up with weeping eczema on my legs and hands. It took many months for the skin on my calves to heal. I was left with a small oval of redness that would not respond to any treatment. There was only discoloration and no dry skin texture. I assumed this was scarring from the eczema.

I used Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion and my skin showed visible signs of healing in three days. After a few weeks of use, the discoloration has faded so much that it is barely noticeable. I showed a friend of mine and she was so impressed she is looking into purchasing Skin MD Shielding Lotion for her husband, who suffers from occasional outbreaks of eczema. I am very grateful for this product.

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion also helped heal dry skin on my upper arms. When I was a teenager, I had an issue with Keratosis Pilaris, a skin condition that causes tiny bumps on the upper arms. I still have a slight appearance of this condition. I noticed the shielding lotion helped soften the skin and seemed to minimize Keratosis Pilaris. I really wish Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion had been available when I was a teenager. I will definitely recommend it to my sisters for their teenage girls.

I didn't find the shielding lotion moisturizing enough as a nighttime facial treatment. I did use the SPF 15 formula for a protective daytime lotion and was pleased with the results. Normal, combination or oily skins may have better results for evening use. I need a thicker creme for overnight.

Similarly, I prefer a body butter for treating dry patches. As much as I loved the shielding lotion for help with skin conditions, it doesn't seem to heal a dry patch as quickly as a thicker formulated cream. That said, I would love it if Skin MD produced a cream formula to add to their skin shielding product line.

Skin MD sent their shielding lotion for my consideration. To purchase a bottle of shielding lotion, please visit For a chance to win a bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion, stop by the Smooth and Polished Giveaway.

The community garden is beginning to show signs of growth and beauty. Tulips create a wave of silky red. Nearby, tiny leaves emerge from first plantings. There will be many more flower pictures in the months to come.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. Need to try that lotion and get some for my dad. He is a diabetic and has some skin problems! I want to try the spf 15. Those tulips are gorgeous!

  2. Ugh I really need this now - I have eczema patches on a couple of fingers which are very stubborn

  3. Great review and gorgeous tulips<3

  4. I'm always looking for a really great lotion so thanks for the post :)

  5. Beautiful tulips. Thank you for always including the flowers in the garden. My favorite Spring blooms are the tulips and daffodils. I guess because my Mother planted such huge amount of many varieties. I loved choosing them out of the catalog with her. I really love a body butter best. I think I may try this lotion. Right now I'm on my second week with cellulitis on the bottom of my shin. I've had it several times. I hate that it's changed the color of my skin and also the patch is also a bit thicker. Maybe this lotion would help. Thanks for your review.

  6. Wizards of Bling: Sylvia, thank you! I really think it would be worth looking into a SkinMD order for your Dad. There are some testimonials on the site about using SkinMD for healing skin conditions. The SPF formula is quite useful for facial care. I've worn it every day since the bottle arrived!

    Silhouette Screams: You should definitely try it! I was planning to review Skin MD simply as a moisturizing product. Having the last signs of eczema eliminated was a major bonus!

    KONADomania: Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed the review. Many varieties of bulb flowers have been blooming here. I am happy to share the visuals with you. <3

    VenusInVirgo: Wonderful! Skin MD is so versatile. It's a useful product to have on hand.

    Lucy: I hope you are feeling better. I did some searches on cellulitis and it looks painful. I am sorry you are dealing with that. It may be worth asking your doctor is SkinMD would help your condition.

    I always enjoy hearing about your Mother's garden. I feel like I travel back in time with you when I read your lovely descriptions. <3


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