Cooking Reviews

“I have also been using the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion™ on my hands and elbows. I do a lot of cooking and cleaning, and I am constantly washing my hands with anti-bacterial soap, which really causes my hands to become dry and cracked, especially around my knuckles. I’ve always used “bath and body” scented lotions, but they can sting and leave my hands feeling very greasy. Within a few uses of the lotion, my hands felt so soft and healthy again!”

Shelly Langmead

Shellys Swag Blog

“I’m not sure about you, but just before Thanksgiving to just after Christmas, my hands are busy cooking and baking and cooking and baking. My hands are also the only dishwasher in my house, and all of that cooking and baking creates sinkload after sinkload of dishes!
My hands then turn into icky hands! Dry, cracked, and painful!
When Skin MD Natural asked me to review their Shielding Lotion™, I was more than willing!
The first thing I noticed when applying Skin MD Natural was the smell… or lack thereof! You can occasionally smell a slight aloe scent, but it is so minimal, I’d call it unscented. Unscented, for me, is a GOOD thing!
The next thing I noticed about Skin MD’s Shielding Lotion™ was how light and non-greasy it was. The lotion absorbed into my skin almost immediately and a very small amount went a long ways!
Skin MD Natural is not an ordinary lotion.”

Stephanie Peck

The Creative Side Blog

“Now I don’t know about you all, but I am rather obsessive when it comes to washing/rinsing my hands while I’m cooking. I don’t know if it’s just a personal thing but I HATE feeling sticky, greasy, grainy, doughy, or anything other than skin-like on a regular basis. When you’re with me in the kitchen I probably spend more of my time rinsing my hands than using them in the cooking process (it’s kind of annoying, actually; I can never seem to get anything done). So when the lovely folks at SkinMD contacted me about checking out their product, which they dubbed a “skin shield”, I was all over that like you wouldn’t believe. I mean, c’mon… a hand lotion that’ll actually shield your skin as opposed to just temporarily moisturize it? I was definitely curious.

As a moisturizer junkie I like to try whatever’s out there, particularly if it makes me smell super feminine or – especially during the holidays – like a baked good (c’mon, I’m a food blogger; smelling like pecan pie or chocolate cake is awesome). I have almost as many lotions & creams as I do lip glosses (my addiction to lip gloss is far worse), but sadly, I’ve had to put these on hold because the new job has a “scent free” policy that will not allow employees to wear anything scented. As luck would have it, I got my SkinMD sample in the mail and was quite stoked to find out it was completely fragrance free. Still, I was skeptical that it would be THAT much better than anything else. I thought this would be just another one to add to my collection, but no… this actually surpassed my expectations.

First of all, you don’t need to use much; a pea-sized amount really is more than enough (unless you have ginormous hands). This really helps considering that the price is nowhere near what something like Suave will offer you, so the value is simply incredible. It’s fragrance free and made with natural ingredients so you can feel good about using it. It absorbs quickly and you can feel the difference in the smoothness of your skin almost immediately. You’re never greasy or sticky or impatiently waiting for anything to either evaporate or absorb into your skin, so for those of us who are always pressed for time, this is quite a perk. What really got to me was how young my hands looked afterwards! And it’s not like I have wrinkly skin or anything (thank GOD for good genes in that department!), but I could actually see a difference even after the first application. I’ve been using it for about 5 days now and I’m obsessed. With all the paper handling I do at work and the excessive hand washing in the kitchen, I’m glad that my hands are starting to feel a little more normal as a result of this great little lotion.”

Kimberly Morales

Poor Girl Eats Well Blog

“As most of y’all know, I have this little cooking blog over at Deep South Dish which means despite the fact that I do have a dishwasher – as in the machine, not a spare human person who washes all of my dirty dishes for me – I still seem to do a lot of hand washing. The larger pots, my good knives, measuring cups and spoons, and plastic storage bowls and kitchen tools. As soon as I finish cleaning the kitchen, seems I’m right back in there cooking again, so there are always dishes to do. While I try to use gloves, I often don’t, and that means my hands are in hot water a lot.

I was delighted when I was contacted by Skin MD Natural to see if I would be interested in trying their product, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Besides being in soapy water a lot, my skin also tends to be on the sensitive side which means cold and windy weather can nearly instantaneously chap my face and hands and makes my hands horribly scratchy and dry. This also causes the skin to crack around my cuticles and knuckles. When the lotion arrived it was timely, because my hands were in pretty rough shape from this unusual southern winter. I was already testing a different regime with my face, so hands, arms and elbows was where my focus was with this product.

I received a full sized, 4 ounce bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion™, for use on the face, body and hands, in addition to some samples, including one that contains an SPF 15 sunscreen, plus some basic literature.

The very first thing that I noticed with Skin MD Natural was that it was a very light, non-greasy lotion, and that was an immediate plus for me. I hate lotions that make you feel, well… slimy. Second, while it is free of any specific fragrance, it does have a nice, clean and fresh scent to it that I love.

Admittedly, the bottle seems small in comparison to the gargantuan drugstore lotions we are all used to, but it only takes the tiniest dab to apply. What really sets it apart though, is the amazing transformation your skin undergoes with that little dab, and near immediately. Skin MD Natural lotion absorbs right into your skin, and I can only liken it to one thing really. It’s like slipping on a pair of silk gloves. I’d be willing to bet you’ll find yourself rubbing your fingers together, because it feels like you are holding a swatch of silk between them! So soft and silky – just fantastic. I can’t wait for you to try it! And it lasts – so you don’t have to reapply it multiple times.

As I mentioned, when the lotion arrived, it was great timing for a trial run since my hands were a bit weather beaten – chapped and red and the skin around the cuticles of my thumbs was horribly cracked and splitting. My elbows were also very rough and dry. Both of these areas have typically been problem areas for me for years and like most women, I have spent a literal fortune on lotions and potions that, for the most part, weren’t any better than the one before it, only working to temporarily ease the dryness.

This lotion really was different. It acted different. It felt different. And, in less than 2 weeks time the jagged rawness around both of my thumbs had completely healed and the rough patches of skin on my elbows… gone. Usually that takes weeks of constant moisturizing, bandaids on my fingers and time consuming attention to get them back to normal. I literally just used the lotion and didn’t think about it.”


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