Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Once Upon a Time, Skin MD Was in the House: Product Review and Giveaway

Let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time, long, long, long, lo..(That is ENOUGH Longs )ago, I was born. I had the most fair and delicate skin. It was incredibly soft and almost velvety to the touch.

Time passed and this skin was exposed to the harsh realities of life - wind, cold, chemicals, heat. This skin that before was as velvet, often resembled a dry, cracked riverbed for it could no longer keep the right moisture balance.

One day, a new product arrived via special delivery, a product I had never before tried. It was not another cream. It was not another salve. It was Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion, designed to keep the harsh irritants out and moisture in. It was perfect for all parts of my body - face, hands, and body without leaving behind any sticky residue. Before long, great smoothness and softness had returned to my skin and there was rejoicing in the land.


Okay, enough of the nonsense,

Here is what I found:

While the above tale may seem silly, it is entirely true. The product is a white, nearly odorless lotion, designed for use on all parts of the body. It is fragrance and colorant free, Dermatology tested, Non-comedogenic, Hypoallergenic, Paraben free and is involved with no animal products or testing. Natural products are used to create it, including Chamomile, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E. It comes packaged in 4 oz. bottles, which is a 1 to 2 month supply with daily use.

Here is what I did like:

There were about a million things I liked about this product. When I put it on my hands, it readily absorbed into my skin, leaving behind no trail of greasy little fingerprints. It was basically odorless, meaning I could use it anytime, anywhere and use it on anyone, including my man (yes, you honey!)
Since it is a skin shielding lotion, it is perfect for my youngest with her dry Asian skin and winter-time eczema. I liked that when I used it on my face, I did not breakout, as I am prone to do. It provided a nice barrier of protection to put on make up over. And I really liked that a little dab'll do ya. Seriously,
a dime-sized amount was more than enough for my entire arm. And my last and personal favorite? Instant gratification. (How sad is that?!) I can purchase it online or from any of a number of pharmacies near me, as I choose. Love it!

Here is what I didn't like:

I really have very little to say about what I did not like. It stood up to my rough, dish-pan hands and softened them and met all of my other requests at the same time. The only question that remains is if it is tough enough to take on my feet...but that is a topic for another time, trust me! lol

Here is what I say:

I am so glad that I tried Skin MD. Some of you know that I have really been concentrating on making myself feel better this summer and an all natural skin care product falls right in line with my new way of living. My skin is the largest organ I have and I probably give it the worst overall care but no more.

Take a minute and check out their website at It is sure to answer any possible questions you may have regarding this product. A 4 oz. bottle retails at about $18, however...

One lucky winner is going to be sent a 4 oz bottle, compliments of Skin MD and 3 P's Mama Says... so you can find out for yourself!

Here's How To Win:


To enter and win a 4 ounce bottle of Skin MD, please comment on this post with the ingredient found in Skin MD that most interests you. US readers are eligible.

The Giveaway Closes:
Tuesday, July 29th at Midnight (CST). I'll pick the winner using as soon as possible after that.

After the Giveaway:
Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! Or, you may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

Good Luck!!


Don't forget to check out my other blog, 3 P's in a Pod!


Style Epiphany said...

Haha! You are such a fabulous writer. I love this writeup. Much better than my Skin MD writeup (which was dry like that 2nd photo)! You're funny! :) Anyone who can make me laugh today is good! :)

windycindy said...

Greetings! I am interested in the
"Yarrow" plant ingredient. I grow Yarrow in my garden. Please enter me in your fantastic Skin MD contest. I appreciate it.....Cindi

Anonymous said...

Great review! You made me laugh!

Since this ends on my birthday and I am a HUGE fan of Skin MD I think I should win...hehe

The most interesting ingredient to me is actually the Deionized water. I'm not sure I've seen a lotion that actually had water in it.

Miss Spoken said...

Looks great! Dimethicone.... not sure what that is.

Salty Gal said...

I love this product, I can't wait to try it out. I love the Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera) Aloe Vera is so good for the summer.

Maude Lynn said...

Arnica Montana
Flower Extract. I'm interested in the healing!

Anonymous said...

I like the Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera) because I bet it would heal my weathered skin!


CanCan said...

Sheilding lotions are the best! I came over for inspiration on my Skin MD write up, which should have happened a long time ago (bad reviewer!).

bevsclark said...

Good thing I have copy and paste skills, because I could never spell Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria) Extract (Chamomile) on my own!

Anonymous said...

Deionized water because it just makes me think of hydration. Also, I didn't know what most of the ingredients were. lol

Unknown said...

It's interesting that it contains Arnica. Reading about Skin MD, it seems that it's something that I should try! My mother and I both have the same problems with dry hands...not the usual dry hands but some weird thing! Usually it gets to the point where people always say "What's the matter with your hands?!?" It's embarrassing that it's that noticable! So maybe if I win this and try it and it works, I can stick with it! =)

Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

I love that it has Aloe Vera in it. I would love to try this.

Anonymous said...

Arnica has helped me with my aches and pains. It's proven. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Jean at

Anonymous said...

SKIN SHIELDING...makes sense!

I did look up the ingredients, but can't remember their about the ion water...water that has gone thru a process to remove harmful chemicals that may change when mixed with other properties.

Honestly, I would love to try this product. Is it sold in stores?

These expensive creams you see in salons are probobly not as good as this! Glenda K

Anonymous said...

I love that this giveaway was under "Home & Garden" My sister used to mow her big lawn with nothing to protect her skin and the poor thing...lots of wrinkles)

I am starting to get them, especially around my lips, HATE THAT! Methyl Gluceth 20- for water retention...mmmm, maybe will plump up my dehydrated skin a bit.

Glenda K

bison61 said...

I like the Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. I have an Aloe Vera plant that I have used for skin burns

tiramisu392 (at)

Kelly said...


Anonymous said...

Water and aloe vera are both good

Eryn said...

I love that vitamin E is very high up on the ingredients list for this lotion. I find that that's the real miracle worker in the lotions I've tried.

Anonymous said...

I liked your story! I think the most intriguing ingredient is the chamomile extract.

urchiken AT gmail

Anonymous said...

I like the yarrow plant, it sounds cool!

cmartin0055 @ aol . com

tiajones said...

Hi There,

Allow me to quickly introduce myself. My name’s Tia and I’m the Community Manager at Skin MD Natural. On July 16, 2008 you wrote a wonderful review on Skin MD and I never had a chance to thank you.

Thanks so much for contributing your opinion on how great Skin MD shielding lotion feels and works on your skin. Your blog, along with a few others, really enable and empower people with truths.

So again, Thanks-A-Bunch for showin’ Skin MD Natural L.o.V.e.!
Keep It Up!!


Oh yeah, if you're on Facebook, please become a Fan of Skin MD Natural

my2boyz said...

I LOVE the idea that it is natural and not tested on animals! If I don;t win I am going to buy this. Thanks for the post

Giulianna @ Family Blueprint said...

Okay, so my pick is the Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera). Topically, aloe vera has helped me so much over the years. When I was younger I used it as my facial moisturizer and it made my face just nice enough, without making it oily and seemed to keep the pimples down to a minimum.

Thank you for this opportunity!


Unknown said...

Thank you for participating in my first giveaway here on this blog.

This contest is now closed. Watch for my next post regarding the winner!!