Review: Skin MD Natural

I was contacted by Skin MD Natural to review their shielding lotion.  I must admit I was a little worried about trying a skin care product at first.  I tend to be very critical of lotions since I have a hard time finding one that meets all of my requirements.  I took a chance and they sent me 10 sample packets of each of their shielding lotions.


First, let me tell you a little about the company and the products.  Once thing that really impressed me about this company is that their products are made right here in the USA!  I love companies that keep their manufacturing where they are located.  Another plus is that they use 100% solar power.  I think that is a huge plus.  I am trying to be as Eco friendly as I can be in my daily practices as I can be.  Here is one more product that I can use that brings this into their business.  Their products contain no fragrances, colorants, parabens, toxic ingredients or gluten.  Now that I am in love with their practices, I want to look a little closer at the products.

Ninety-three percent of the ingredients in Skin MD Natural are all natural and/or plant-based natural ingredients. The balance are food grade or medical grade products that are on the Food & Drug Administration’s most safe list.

Please visit their page for the breakdown of all of their ingredients.  I don’t think that I can do it justice.  They really take the time to go into the detail about each ingredient.

Full product description:

A shielding lotion does the real work to prevent dry skin in two ways.

First, it assists the inner layers of skin to absorb moisture. The humectant (an ingredient that attracts moisture) used in Skin MD Natural is unique to it and has been laboratory tested to be 6 times more effective than any other you will find in common creams.

Second, a shielding lotion enhances the power of the top layer of the skin to resist environmental irritants while protecting the inner natural moisture.

This can be a big benefit for those who cook, wash dishes and garden because Skin MD Natural helps skin retain its natural moisture and oils in the face of all those irritating soaps and chemicals.

The manufacturer’s website has hundreds of dermatologist and user reviews including many addressing severe dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. People with sensitive skin — and those of us who like to live as naturally as possible — will appreciate that Skin MD Natural is hypoallergenic, free of fragrances, parabens and colorants. It is made with more than 90% natural ingredients and 100% food-grade ingredients that are on the FDA’s “most safe” list.

First, I tried Skin MD Natural + SPF 15.  It is hard to sell me on products with sunscreen in them.  I don’t like the smell of it and my husband cannot stand the smell of it.  I have been through a few lotions with sunscreen and haven’t been a fan of them due to the grease factor.  There is always that slim that you work really hard to get rid of.  When I tried this, I was expecting to have to rub and rub and rub to get it to the point that I felt it was safe to touch things.  Most electronics now have touch screens.  And there is nothing I hate more than smudges on my iPod or phone.  There will be some no matter what you do, but I don’t want to help them along with a lotion residue.  I am happy to announce that this product passed the grease test.

I waited a few days before I used them to somewhat let my hands return to their natural state.  I wanted as clean a slate as possible before I started to test the next product.  I then moved onto the Skin MD Natural Original Formula.  Let me just say WOW!  When I put this on I felt like I was putting on silk.  I have had other lotions that were the same at first though.  They give you the instant feeling that you want and then a few minutes later you are back to square one.  This time, that was not the case.  I didn’t need to reapply until I had washed my hands a few times.  They really do feel as smooth as silk after use.  Again, there is no grease feeling at all. There is no residue and you really don’t need to use much on your hands.

As of right now, these lotions are #1 on my list once I am done going through lotion reviews.  I do not have another on my list at this time.  It is going to be hard to beat.  I am truly in love with the original formula.  I will be trying it on my daughter next and plan to do a follow up review in the future.  I will remember to take before and after shots with her.  I did not do that with myself since I was skeptical about how fast it would work.  I really didn’t think there would be a noticeable change in just a few days.  There were others that did take before and after shots for you to look at here.  I also love that there is a cloth diapered baby with excellent results!

Links to find out more information about Skin MD Natural:
Main Page

Please let me know what you think and if you have or plan to try one or both of these products yourself.  They do have sample sizes for sale.