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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Product Review: SkinMD Natural Face, Hand, & Body Shielding Lotion

I've had this product for almost a month now. And that's also how long I have been using it every single day. I want to be able to fully test this product before giving it a review. I have researched about it and I see my fellow bloggers rave about it. The only reason why I waited for almost a month before doing this product review is I want to know if the positive reviews they gave are true for me and if not, be able to tell why I feel otherwise. I feel lucky to have been contacted by someone from 21st Century Formulations and offered to have me try this. Before I agreed, I did a little research and read positive reviews and upon reading them, that's the time I decided to give it a shot. But I did not rush myself in giving it a review and I wanted to have enough time to observe the changes on my skin and how it works for me. I want to give an honest review about it.

So here's what I received from them.

To start off, let me give you a brief background on my skin. I have oily and sensitive facial skin. But the rest of my body is really dry. So dry that I sometimes look like I have scales if I forgot to slab lotion on my arms and legs. I use Neutrogena Body Oil on days that my skin is super dry and on regular days when they're just simply dry, I use Vanilla & Co.'s Fresh Vanilla Milk Whipped Buttercream. On my face, I did not use this as I've had bad experiences on trying different products. The most recent was with the African Black Soap. Let me share to you guys what I think of this product. Oh, there are two formulas. A regular one and one with SPF15. I got the regular variant with 2 samples of the regular formula and 1 with the SPF15.

What I like:
- The scent is very mild and does not trigger any sneezing for me.
- It is not too creamy nor greasy. It is not too watery or runny. It's just right.
- It feels so light on the skin like you did not put anything at all.
- It keeps my skin moisturized. And the best thing about it is that I do not have to reapply every hour or two. It stays moisturized for hours and I mean hours. It really does keep my skin hydrated. No more yucky scales.
- My hands are dry. I love that my hands feel smooth and hydrated when I use it.
- I love that this is paraben-free and natural.
- I did not have any allergic reactions while using it. In fact, my skin looks and feels healthy with it.
- No animal products or testing.
- As I've mentioned, I have been using it for almost a month and I still have around 75-80% of the product left. You don't need to slather a lot of this on your skin.
- I like the packaging. It is minimalist and very practical and you get to have control on the amount of product you get.
- On the picture, I see alove vera and vitamin E gel capsules so I assume it has both.

What I do not like:
- The fact that this product is not locally available here in the Philippines. I would have to order from them and wait for 2 weeks to receive it. I hate the waiting game. :(

How much is it? $18 for 120ml bottle

Overall rating: 5/5
Will I buy again? Hmmm... 21st Century Formulations, is there any way you can have these items sold in the Philippine market? Pretty pretty please? I'm sure it will be a big hit here. S'il vous plait? :D

In this review, I decided not to use prolific and flowery words, I want to keep it simple yet concise and direct to the point. Now here's the list of ingredients from their website:

Deionized water (Aqua)
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera)
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

I hope you do get to try this amazing product as well. :)

By the way, do you think I should try this on my face as well? For those who would like to know more about this product, click HERE to go to their website.

Happy weekend, everyone! :P


  1. i just did a review on this one too,great moisturizer,im using this one on my face,as well as my feet...hehe way up there and way down there..its great the feeling is similar to smashbox photo finish primer but this one is on the fresh side..yeah i hope they do sell this here,im trying to make tipid na eh sa pag gamit hehe

  2. A great product, right? :P I am really loving it. :)

  3. Agree!! Super love mine too. Haven't done a review yet but I will soon! :)

  4. Caby, I hope they decide to market this in the PH. :P

  5. it's sad if a product works but it's not available locally no? Happy V day and happy Chinese New Year :)

  6. Nikki, so true. Happy Puso day and Happy Chinese New Year too. :P

  7. Perhaps theyre doing a study on how this product will market in the Philippines? hehe i hope so! ive read so much good stuff about it, cant wait to get mine =)

  8. I just finished reading SHOBE's Skin MD product review. Glad that it worked for you and didn't trigger any allergic reactions on your skin. I haven't read a blog complaining on this product. It really must be that great. Too bad 'coz it's not available here in the Philippines.

    Lots of love,

  9. Sush, I hope so. I've been seeing reviews about this among local bloggers so I hope that is exactly what they are doing. :P

    Golden, I'm glad it works for me. It soothes, actually. I really do hope it becomes locally available. :P

  10. Hi Pam, I'm sooo happy you also like Skin MD. I really think you should try it on your face, it's really gentle ;). It's a lotion but I find it the gentlest moisturizer I've tried. ^_^

  11. Emily, I finally decided to give it a try yesterday and this morning. SO far so good. :P

  12. Been using this as a day & night facial moisturizer for a week now and my skin looks and feels better. It looks healthy too. :)


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