In November, I was battling a case of horribly chapped hands. I hadn’t started using the Dove products yet nor the Vaseline Clinical Therapy. As part of my normal everyday routine, I wash my hands more times than I can count. I could go on for a while listing the various events but you would get bored, leave and miss a great review. Basically, I wash my hands a lot. To top it off, I was using alcohol-based unsoaps at the gym and elsewhere. And my hands reflected it. They totally protested it. They wanted to run away. Yes, my hands wanted to run away. Well, not literally. But they were completely dry, cracked and bleeding.Then on a trip to the local grocery store, I noticed bottles of Skin MD Natural on the counter by the pharmacy window. There was a testing bottle sitting there just calling my name So I tried it. That’s what it’s there for, right? Good products know to put out a sample bottle because they know you’ll get hooked once you try it.
Guess what happened? My hands loved it. It’s silky and doesn’t feel at all greasy. I’m not an impulse buyer so I wanted to research it at home before making a purchase. I wasn’t familiar with this particular brand nor with the terminology of shielding lotion as opposed to just lotion.
Low and behold, within days of that visit, I was contacted and asked if I wanted to test out to a bottle of Skin MD to review on my blog. Well, since I was thinking of researching it anyhow and possibly buying it ummm, let me think… yeah. Duh. Of course!
As part of the campaign, I received a bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion plus Sunscreen in the mail a week or so ago. Sunscreen in the summer makes total sense but how many people think about applying it when they aren’t wearing a swimsuit? You probably think you don’t need sunscreen in the winter, but your skin is constantly exposed to UV rays. Your face gets a double dose of UV rays in the winter as the sun is reflected off the snow.
I recall my MIL talking about how she used glycerin on chapped hands when she was a kid. I’ve heard that from other people too. Skin MD has a proprietary formulation that has a moisturizing factor of at least 6 times greater than glycerin. It only takes a little dab to cover your entire hands so make sure you pay attention while you’re dispensing it. I made the mistake of trying to put some on my hands while being distracted by the kids. What a mess. I had to rub my hands on Miss M’s hands and arms just to get rid of the excess. A little goes a long way.
If this lotion sounds like something you might like to try then check out the store locator for a test bottle near you. They also offer a guarantee and samples. When you’re done checking the store locator, the guarantee and the information about the free samples, read on for how to enter my giveaway.
One bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion plus Suncreen SPF 15.
…must provide a US mailing address.
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.
Sometime on January 31, 2009, a winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all comments left. Winner will be posted on PRIZEYWinners.
How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)