A few weeks ago, I was approached by Skin MD Natural to test out their Face, Hand & Body Shielding Lotion. I have face creams for day and night, body lotions for day and night, and creams just for my hands and feet. To me, there is no one-lotion-fits-all when it comes to moisturizing. So when I learned that Skin MD Natural is for ALL of your body parts, including your face, I thought it might be worth a shot to check it out.
I tried the lotion for exactly 2 weeks straight. The only problem was that I could only use the product at night. The lotion I received to test did not include SPF, which I believe is absolutely essential to wear everyday, rain or shine. Please note that they do carry the lotion with SPF, but I was only able to sample a small packet of it which was not enough to give a valid review.
I found the lotion to be somewhat sticky and tacky. It doesn’t absorb right away, which I suppose is why it’s called a “shielding” lotion. One thing I did like was that had a cooling effect on my skin, which might be nice during hot weather. There is also a slight scent of aloe and floral upon application, but I found it very subtle and pleasant. Once the lotion was absorbed, I didn’t smell anything at all.
Although I wasn’t too keen on the texture of the lotion, I did notice a difference with my skin in only two weeks. After my evening shower, I would apply the lotion everywhere, including my face. In the mornings, the dry and patchy areas of my skin felt much more smooth. I was even more impressed with how the lotion worked on my face. I have combination oily and dry skin and am prone to breakouts, so I was very concerned about using the product on my face. Surprisingly, my skin seemed less oily and my breakouts have decreased in the past week. I’m going to keep using the product to confirm whether or not that was some hormonal coincidence or the lotion actually works really well for me as night-time face moisturizer.
A few things that I really appreciated about Skin MD Natural is that it is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, dermatology tested, fragrance and colorant free, made in the U.S., vegan, gluten-free, 90% natural, and is not tested on animals.
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