Recently I was contacted by a company called Skin MD Natural to review some samples of their Skin Care products. Now I am not a big lotion user. In fact, if I do use lotion, it’s generally for the scent. Not for the moisturizing. I guess you can say that the teenage acne I dealt with also blessed me with skin that is hardly ever dry. So when I received the packets of Skin MD Natural in the mail and smelled them, I wasn’t impressed. No vanilla scent, no peach scent, just plain old lotion scent. Being the good blogger I am though, I put them to the test and used them faithfully for a few weeks.
I received a good handful worth of samples. The Shielding Lotion with SPF 15 and one without the SPF 15. Despite my reluctance to use lotions, I have been thinking recently about my age and what that means for my skin. I am 28 years old and I am just now starting to become concerned with the youthfulness of my skin. I know that sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature aging, so wearing some kind of a lotion with SPF has been starting to become more important to me.
The problem is, the majority of SPF lotions I have tried on my face made my face oilier. I already have oily, acne prone skin so I found myself making a tough decision. Look like a teenager with breakouts to avoid premature skin aging? Or have clear skin now and watch my skin age rapidly due to excessive sun exposure? I started wearing the Shielding Lotion with SPF 15 under my makeup daily and was immediately impressed from the very first application. Each sample size has 3-5 applications in it, so a packet lasted me almost a week each time. The lotion glided on easily and immediately felt light on my face. Within a few moments, it would dry and I no longer felt as if I had just applied it. Except, when I would put my makeup on it would glide on with ease. I noticed my complexion looked much nicer and much more clear (a welcome change for me).
This lotion not only protected my skin from the elements of nature, it also made my face feel healthier and look more vibrant. I used the other lotion without SPF on my hands and on the kids a few times. It glides on just as easily as the one with SPF and it smells better (the one with SPF obviously has a sunblock smell to it. It fades really quickly though).
My final review? I like it a lot. The lotion has made my makeup glide on easier and improved my complexion. I know I’m protecting my skin from further aging when I go out in the sun and a little goes a long way. The package I received had over a dozen samples in it and I’m not even halfway through them. I recommend this product without hesitation.
Here is some info from the site:
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 www.skinmdnatural.com 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
I would say that Skin MD Natural delivers on its promises!
Would you like to try Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion? Skin MD has generously offered to provide one of my readers with the same packet of samples that I received. This packet has the potential to last you for several months and I promise you’ll be impressed by the quality.
Here is how to enter:
There will be one mandatory entry required for this giveaway and several optional entries. Please leave a comment for EACH entry method you complete (and if you get extra entries for a specific task, enter those seperately as well). VERY IMPORTANT: Please leave me a way of getting in contact with you if you are the winner. I suggest typing out your email address like this: heather @ familyfriendlyfrugality dot com
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- Make a blog post about the giveaway (5 entries)
- Tweet or post on facebook about the giveaway (5 entries per social media outlet. For example: If you tweet AND post on facebook, you will have 10 entries). On twitter be sure to include @familyfrugal in your tweet. Here is an example tweet: Head over to Family Friendly Frugality and enter to #win #Free Lotion From Skin MD Naturals http://tinyurl.com/4w38tsw @familyfrugal On Facebook be sure to @Family Friendly Frugality in your post as well. Here is an example post: Head over to @Family Friendly Frugality and enter to win Free Lotion From Skin MD Naturals http://tinyurl.com/4w38tsw
This giveaway will be open until 8pm CST February 11th 2011. I will close the giveaway to new entries and announce the winner soon after. The giveaway is only open to residents from the US/Canada who are over 18 years of age.
Skin MD Naturals provided me with their lotion to review at no cost to me. They are sponsoring this giveaway 100% and I have not received any compensation for holding this giveaway.