Skin MD Natural Product Review and #GIVEAWAY

As I get older, I am finding more and more that my skin is drying out and I need to pay better attention to it, so when I was offered the opportunity to try Skin MD Natural, I jumped at the chance.

From the manufacturer:

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 MDNatural 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.
My review:

I am fortunate that I've never had any major skin problems and have really never used moisturizer on a regular basis, but when I turned 35, something happened ... my skin is starting to get drier and harder to keep moisturized.  I changed my soap and some of my washing habits, but it wasn't enough - so when I was asked to try out Skin MD Natural face, hand and body lotion, I jumped at the chance.

What I noticed first is what wasn't there - there really was no fragrance, no colorant and no waxy feeling, and just how creamy and non-greasy it was when I first put it on.

I've now used Skin MD Natural skin care on my face, hands, and dry elbows and I have to say that all parts of my body are yearning to try Skin MD, but I'm hoarding it for those spots that really need the TLC.

The other place I have used it is on Erik - he doesn't get diaper rash very often, but last week I was trying to use up a few size 3 diapers that were left around the house, and lo and behold, he chafed (insert bad mommy award here), so to make his little bum heal faster I used some Skin MD Natural Shielding lotion on it and lo and behold, it helped clear up his skin quickly, so that I could stop lashing myself with a wet noodle.  I really love that the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is versatile enough for our entire family to use!  

I really like that the Shielding Lotion that I tried doesn't have sunscreen in it, which makes it great for the whole family, but moving forward I will probably also buy the Skin MD Natural with SPF 15 for myself, since I am forever running out of the house without putting sunscreen on myself, even as I lather up Robyn and Liam.  

I really appreciate the work and science that has gone into creating Skin MD, so I was curious about their ingredients and a quick trip to their website had me reading about how water and aloe vera are the two main ingredients - and they take the time to explain out what each ingredient really is and how it works in the product!  

Skin MD is reasonably priced at $18 US for the 4 oz bottle of Shielding Lotion and $25 for the Shielding Lotion with Sunscreen. You can order Skin MD Natural directly from their website, or use their convenient store locator page to find a store near you!  If you order 3 or more bottles in the US, than your shipping is free!  And they'll ship worldwide for a reasonable shipping cost!

If you aren't sold by my review, you can also check out their Rave Reviews page which includes before and after pics and testimonials.

One lucky Acting Balanced Reader will also win their own bottle of Skin MD Natural (ARV $18)!

The Rules:
All entries must be received by April 5th, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.  
Contest is open to US/CANADA.
Winner will be chosen from all entries by and verified before announcing.  Winner will be notified on this blog and by email and will have 48 hours to confirm their acceptance of the prize as awarded.

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