User post: Shielding Lotions – for real or just another skin care product?

In the last few years a new skin care product called shielding lotions has emerged. This new type of product is a lotion specially formulated to protect the skin's outer layers from irritants, whether it is in skin care products or environmental factors. They are also formulated to restore moisture and allow the skin to moisturize itself.

Shielding lotions are not your typical moisturizer cream or lotion. A moisturizer only provides moisture to the top layers of the skin and once the moisturizer wears off it is back to the dry skin problem. A shielding lotion however bonds with the skin thus protecting the skin for long periods of time and holds the skin's natural moisture in the deep layers of the skin.

How many times have you used a moisturizer to alleviate the dry chapped skin on your face or your hands to no avail? Application of moisturizers only provide a temporary solution, thus application after application is needed to relieve the dryness. A shielding lotion will actually protect the hands and face and retain moisture. Dry itchy skin is nature's way of telling you that the outer layers of the skin have been damaged and stripped of its natural oils. Again, a shielding lotion will restore and strengthen the skin and prevent toxins and irritants from damaging the skin and robbing the much needed moisture it needs.

The skin reacts to every ingredient you use. For instance if you have oily skin and you are overly drying the skin with cleansers and such, the skin will react by producing more oil to alleviate the overly dry and tight skin. The same applies to moisturizers, when you put on a moisturizer the skin reacts and does not produce any more moisture therefore once the moisturizer wears off the hands or face are dry again. A shielding lotion will protect and hold in the skin's natural moisture and does not send mixed messages.

I did a little research and found two products worth mentioning, they are Skin MD and Gloves in a Bottle

Skin MD Shielding Lotion
Product Features:

Face, Hand and Body Shielding Lotion
Promptly absorbs, transforms the outer layer of skin in a hydrating visible shield
Finest natural ingredients together with a quantum advance in skin hydration
Regenerations is fully realized within a few days
No animal products or testing. Dermatology tested, fragrance & colorant free, hypoallergenic

Gloves in a Bottle
Product Features - hands need protection!

Rapidly absorbs, protects the skin and retains its natural moisture.

Waterproof, comes off naturally with skin exfoliation.

Used and recommended daily by over 9500 dermatologists and general practitioners for dry skin on hands, feet, elbows and knees.

Alleviates eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, skin allergies, sunburn, handles cracked skin, snagging cuticles.

Greaseless, non-sticky, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, completely safe and non-toxic. A little goes a long way.

So have you ever tried a shielding lotion? Would you consider one?

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