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Monday, February 1, 2010

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion - Review & Giveaway! [ENDED]

"Skin MD Natural is a shielding lotion that helps the skin restore its integrity and enhance its protective functions so that the skin is able to heal naturally and regain its youthful appearance. Skin MD Natural works by bonding with cells of the skin's outermost layer to form an invisible shield. This layer of protection prevents environmental irritants and pollutants from penetrating the skin, while locking in the skin's own natural oils and moisture, helping heal dry skin, leaving skin feeling silky and smooth. It is dermatologist recommended and hypo-allergenic. It is also fragrance, colorant and paraben free, so it is safe to use for the whole family."

I have eczema, and those of you with similar skin conditions can vouch for the fact that it's really hard to find a lotion that doesn't make it WORSE, let alone helps much at all! I personally have to really be careful of what my skin comes into contact with. Regular dish detergent, if in contact with my skin for multiple or prolonged time, causes my skin to blister, ooze, and scab. Many lotions make me itch so bad it could drive a person insane. When I was in my late teens/early twenties, I worked in food service. My tender wrists became so damaged from the cleaning substances used to keep the place sanitary that I wound up wearing extensive bandaging on my wrists with rubber gloves over top and customers began to wonder what I'd done to myself. The boss forbade me from washing dishes to limit my exposure to the dish detergent, and I was using a prescription steroid cream to try to reverse the damage to my skin. To this day I have a faint oval scar on one wrist and the other has a large patch of skin that looks about 5 years older and wrinklier than the skin around it.
When I was contacted to try out and review Skin MD Natural's Shielding Lotion, I was skeptical at first. After reading through more of the plethora of information on their website, my curiousity was piqued! I really wanted to know if this lotion was as different as it claims to be. Having tried hundreds of lotions over the years, I think I would have settled for a lotion that didn't make me itch. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Shielding Lotion works so well, beyond what I had imagined, that I don't want to ever use regular lotion again! My face is really weird. It has patches of dry flaking skin and patches so oily it's gross, all on the same face at the same time right next to each other. It drives me INSANE because face lotions either make the greasy spots greasier, or the dry patches peel, or both, or makes me break out... Face lotion is such a nightmare. So I got this new lotion and put it on after a shower and left it on for several days without soaping it. I wanted to know how long it would take before my skin got so oily I couldn't stand it or I started breaking out. To my complete shock, my dry patches were smooth and non-flakey, my oily places stayed non-greasy, and my face stayed looking amazingly smooth and blemish-free for 3 days. It was the freakiest thing I've ever seen! No kidding! So now I'm totally sold on this stuff. Like I don't think I could ever go back. It's AWESOME. :D

I am completely sold on this lotion! And anyone who knows me knows that I'm a real skeptic when it comes to lotions. And facial lotions are a nightmare, trying to find something that balances the oily spots and the dry spots without breakouts... I literally am still in shock when I see how well this lotion works. I'm like, "This has to be some optical illusion becuase it can't possibly really work this well!" Lol! And it isn't even specifically a lotion FOR the face! It's for hands, face, body... everywhere. After putting it on my hands and the old-eczema-skin patches on my wrists my skin feels sooo soft! I am putting it on my belly over my Stretch Oil to help seal in the moisture and prevent stretch marks. :) Then my 3 year old wants to pet mama's soft belly skin... which is kinda weird but sweet. And lets me know my moisturizing routine is working!
WIN IT!
Skin MD Natural has generously offered a giveaway! One lucky entrant will win a bottle of Skin MD Natural's Shielding Lotion to fall in love with for themselves.

TO ENTER:
You must do entry #1 before you qualify for any other entries. All entries after that are optional; you may do some, none, or all. You MUST leave your email address in your primary entry AND in each of your daily Tweet link comments so I don't have to hunt too hard for it if you win. If you make a mistake, don't add-on an extra comment to fix; Delete your mistake comment and then replace it with the corrected version so I do not think you are trying to cheat! Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on Wednesday, the 17th of February 2010, at NOON Mountain Standard Time. Winner will be emailed, has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked, and will be announced in a post on here as soon as they are confirmed. By entering this or any of my giveaways, you acknowlege that you have read and agree with my Giveaway Rules and Liability Policy /Disclosure(as updated 1/9/10) . Please read each entry qualification carefully;

#1. Primary entry, READ CAREFULLY: Visit Skin MD Natural's website, then come back here and tell me something you learned that I did not mention in my review. Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment.

#2. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of the most recent 7 posts on my main blog Every Precious Joy and then come back here and tell me which post you commented.
#4. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of my reviews on this blog, then comment on this post saying which review you commented.
#4. Bonus entry: Tweet (up to once a day if you wish) and then comment here with the tweet link and your email again. Don't forget to comment here afterward so it counts! You may make up your own tweet or use my suggestion below, but make sure it contains @MamaMirage so I can see it, and the link to this giveaway.
       #Giveaway Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion @MamaMirage Ends 2/17 http://bit.ly/aKksMM
#5. Bonus entry: Snag one of my buttons (you'll see them in the sidebar) and put it on your blog, then leave me a link letting me know where to see it!
#6. Bonus entry: Blog about this giveaway with a link to this giveaway and to Skin MD Natural in your post, and then come back here and leave me the link to where you blogged it so I can see! {worth 3 entries-comment here 3 times}

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The opinions expressed in this review are my own. Results may vary for others. I was provided a free product to try out for my review, and the opportunity to host a giveaway. No other form of compensation was received.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found out that Skin MD is great for skin problems resulting from thyroid issues!
jeenabeena(at)ymail(dot)com

Gretta said...

product was researched & developed for more than 5 years

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Zach & Hannah Parris said...

I love finding out that it is not tested on animals and won't clog pores. I also have eczema outbreaks so I would love to try this out!

Henria said...
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Henria said...

I found out that this lotion has a moisturizing factor greater than 6 time that of glycerine. My skin cracks with the use of regular dish soap. I'm sure this would help me immensely. Awesome!

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Henria said...

I left a comment on your post regarding this giveaway at everypreciousejoy.blogspot.com. Thanks!

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Henria said...

Commented on a post on this blog about the "This is your brain in love" book review. Thanks!

Henria said...

Tweeted at: http://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/statuses/8673982187

Thanks!

Kelly L Boots said...

I found out that Skin MD Natural has a moisturizing factor of at least 6 times greater than glycerin.
Kelly_lynn1998@yahoo.com

Kelly L Boots said...

I posted a comment on "Good Morning"

bison61 said...

shielding lotions help prevent damage to the skin by bonding with and protecting the skin. They not only add moisture, but also help stop the loss of your natural moisture.

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They call me CAT said...

Love the fact that they have taken their time to find the right solution and it isn't tested on our furry friends. :)

Alex said...

I discovered that no other humectant drew in as much moisture from the air as glycerin.

Alex said...

Bonus #2 -- Posted on "Good Morning"

Alex said...

Bonus #3 -- Posted on "This is your brain in love" review.

Alex said...

Bonus #4 -- I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/alexcruey

writerchick_76@hotmail.com

Tami said...

they don't test on animals
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Tami said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/agodlyhomemaker/status/8713355372

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Tami said...

i blogged it http://giveawaybuttonblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/skin-md-giveaway.html

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Tami said...

2 blogged it http://giveawaybuttonblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/skin-md-giveaway.html

michaels_crown@yahoo dot com

Tami said...

3 blogged it http://giveawaybuttonblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/skin-md-giveaway.html

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Henria O. said...

I tweeted again!

http://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/statuses/8818814899

EmmettFerret said...

There are no stores that sell it in Idaho :( ... why not?

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*Mirage* said...

@ EmmettFerret: Actually, there are stores in Idaho that carry it. I take it none near where you live though; Bummer! Good thing they sell it online! :)
If you live up North, there's a store in Lewiston that carries it, Rosaurs in Moscow is listed, and over the border in Spokane is another option. If you're in the Southwest parts, there are 2 stores in Caldwell. If you're Eastern Idaho, Twin Falls came up with 5 stores. Don't know if that helps you at all. :)

CanCan said...

I like that it was deve1oped by the same makers of Gloves in a Bottle, another lotion I love to use on my face. Shielding lotions rule!

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Stephanie said...
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Abby said...

The proprietary formulation in Skin MD Natural has a moisturizing factor of at least 6 times greater than glycerin! Say wow!

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Abby said...

Bonus entry #2

Good morning... post is the one I commented on!

Thanks!

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Abby said...

Bonus entry #4

Commented on the post, Review: "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf!

Nice

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Selene said...

The product doesn’t clog pores. Perfect for those with oily skin!

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Selene said...

I let a comment on the post called Good Morning in your other blog

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Selene said...

Also left a comment on "Little Mommy" Children's Book by Sharon Kane. What a sweet book!

Thanks for the giveaway and sweet book reviews.

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

It allows your skin to breath, because it doesn't clog your pores.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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