January 20, 2011

Review: Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion + Sunscreen SPF 15


Price: $25 for 4 oz.

The claims:
  • Finest natural ingredients together with a quantum advance in skin hydration
  • Promptly absorbs, transforming the outer layer of skin into a hydrating invisible shield
How to use:
Apply liberally before sun exposure. Reapply after towel drying, swimming or perspiring. 

Ingredients: Octinoxate, Octisalate, Homosalate, Deionized water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Methyl Gluceth-20, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Arnica Montana Flower Extract (Arnica), Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract (Chamomile), Achillea Millefolium Extract (Yarrow), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, 1,2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol

  • eco friendly, cruelty free and vegan
  • paraben free
  • fragrance free
  • hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic
  • can be used on face, hand and body
  • natural ingredients
  • great for eczema prone skin
  • a little goes a long way
  • promply absorbed into skin
  • doesn't leave a greasy residue

  • doesn't moisturize immediately
  • the formula is a little too light and watery
  • expensive 

What I think:
I didn't use this lotion all over my body as I wanted to target problematic area (dry patches of skin, and eczema-prone areas). I took pictures of my forehead and the area around my mouth to show you the difference this lotion makes:


I was struggling with dry patches of red and itchy skin and eczema on my forehead.

 The area below my nose and around my mouth is prone to dry skin and eczema.


My forehead is significantly less dry, and the eczema is almost all gone.

The targeted areas are less dry skin and the eczema is almost gone.

I'm also struggling with eczema on various parts of my body like behind the knees, on my arms, and the worse is on my right hand, but the lotion didn't do anything for it because it's infected and really stubborn. Nothing can completely gets rid of it, no even the strongest prescription cream.
I used the shielding lotion on my face twice a day religiously until the moisture level improves, then just once every 12-24 hours. The eczema is almost gone and my face is significantly drier. It did a great job, but I don't think it can get rid of eczema alone, without prescription cream.

Recommend? yes

Rating: ★★★

Read my review on the original formula here.

Want to try this lotion for yourself? Click the icon to get your free samples: 


Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am affiliated with this company and the fact that the product was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. It looks like this does wonders for eczema prone areas! I wonder if it would work on my boyfriend's skin... Thanks for the review! Really helpful :)

  2. Sorry about the eczema! Maybe you should switch and use Dermatologist recommended ones? Cetaphil works for me and it's a thicker formula that's non-greasy.

  3. Great review,I really need to try this XOXO

  4. Hi Gaby! Great review - especially with the before and after pictures. I didn't know you have eczema on more than just your right hand and lip....but it seemed to work very well for your face. I know how stubborn this skin condition can be :( It's too bad it didn't help you for your right hand which has the most stubborn form of eczema (like myself). But how is the Cetaphil Restoraderm working for you? I believe you said you picked it up?

  5. This lotion looks like it really helps, and the best part is that it has spf :) You can really see the difference. Yep, $1.10 is a pretty great deal, even though it's the smallest size!

  6. Wow ça fonctionne vraiment bien!
    Je n'avais jamais vu ce produit avant.
    Ça pourrait être intéressant pour mon copain qui fait de l'eczéma également.
    Merci pour le review!

  7. Thanks for reviewing this! I recently tried the sample and I didn't think it was that moisturizing as everyone said... hehe~ :X

  8. Wow, it did work!

    Thanks for the review and pictures, I've been wanting to try this lotion -- huge thanks for the link! ;D

    Happy Friday, Gaby!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  9. What a great review, thanks for sharing!

  10. @Susalie: Yes, even if it hasn't cured my eczema, it definitely helped it.

    @Toni Tralala: Yes, I'm waiting for my coupons to arrive in the mail to go buy a Cetaphil lotion. Everybody keep raving about them!

    @Venus In Virgo: It's great!

    @Karen : No I haven't picked up Cetaphil Restoradem as of yet, I was waiting for my $5 coupon to arrive in the mail. I got them yesterday, so I can't wait to go buy it (=

    @Amaris: yes, ti has helped a lot! I will definitely continue to use it (=

    @luckiebeauty: Il ne se vend pas ici, il faut le commander sur le site de la compagnie, et ça coûte assez cher, mais vu les résultats, ça vaut la peine! Tu peux commander des échantillons pour essayer (=

    @Ahleessa: That's what I thought at first, but you really have to be consistent with it to really see a difference.

    @Marie : Hope you enjoy the samples (=

    @"L": Thanks! =D

  11. hey hun seen your comment about the palmers cocoa butter. If you want to do a swap i can send you some palmers.


  12. @lil miss giggles: Aww thanks a lot for the offer honey but right now I can't afford a swap, and I have way too much products I need to use up first. But I'll let you know if I change my mind!