A new state of the art “Shielding Lotion”
Perfect for those working with their hands because it greatly enhances the skin’s own natural protective factor by many times while extraordinarily hydrating the skin. Very effective in helping to prevent damage caused when working around the office, working with common cleaning products, chemicals, soaps, paints, and solvents — as well as food preparation, exposure to harsh weather, and the hundreds of other irritants we are often exposed to.
Is Working With Your Hands Destroying Them?
Skin MD Natural is not your typical hand or body lotion. It is, in fact, a completely new category of product that looks like a lotion – but acts very differently on the skin. Most lotions only attempt to artificially add moisture to the skin. Shielding lotions instead are designed to create an invisible, protective barrier that helps keep harmful chemicals out and keeps natural moisture in, letting Mother Nature provide the necessary healing to repair skin at its deepest levels.
“Your skin wasn’t designed to deal with soap, with paints, solvents, adhesives and thousands of other everyday chemicals,” explains Dr. Peter Helton, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology. “Nearly everyone’s skin is exposed to harmful chemicals on and off the job. That is why ‘Shielding Lotions’ are so important.”
Unfortunately, traditional lotions have one basic goal – to simply make up for the moisture that our bodies are losing by adding an external source of moisture. Many common workplace and household chemicals, adhesives, fertilizers, pesticides, paints, solvents and even soaps are absorbed directly into your skin, causing skin disorders or just plain dry cracked skin. Also, when participating in other activities from gardening to cooking, arts & crafts to sports, decorating to exposure to harsh weather, you are further drying and irritating your skin.
According to Dr. Helton, shielding lotions help prevent this by bonding with and protecting the skin. “They not only add moisture to your skin, but also stop the loss of your natural moisture.”
“We have developed a formula that can duplicate the natural action of the skin and help to heal the dry, damaged skin,” says Enrique (Ike) Alabata, the director of research and development for 21st Century Formulations in Beverly Hills, CA.
Alabata spent almost 20 years as director of research and development for Raffaello Research Labs where he developed personal care products for companies like Sebastian International, Dermalogica and Murad.
“The formula for this shielding lotion, Skin MD Natural, is a result of cutting edge chemistry and new products only recently available on the market. While we were researching and testing the formulation one of the most exciting new ingredients to come out in years was released to the cosmetic industry,” explains Alabata. “Glycerin has been the standard against which all humectants are measured (no other humectant pulls in as mush moisture as glycerin.) This new substance, in addition to a very effective combination of natural ingredients, has a moisturizing factor 10 times higher than glycerin and we were able to include it in Skin MD Natural.”
“Most lotions are oil-based or lanolin-based and just sit on top of the skin,” Dr. Helton explains. “They don’t reach into the crucial underlying layers. Trying to replace the lost oil with other oils doesn’t always work very well; you don’t know if you are replacing the right oil and even then you are just putting a patch on the problem. It is much better to protect the skin from the environment and then your body will take care of itself.”
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Largo, FL upholsterer of 35 years
Like many professional and career oriented women, Linda had a job that was wreaking havoc on her hands. Here, the culprit was fabric samples, which often contain formaldehyde. Her condition was so serious that she was forced to retire after suffering from anaphylactic shock caused by exposure to the chemical.
It’s also becoming clear that dry and cracked skin and hands have ramifications beyond physical pain and discomfort. There is also often an emotional toll, with women talking about “intense embarrassment” or low self-esteem as a result of their condition.
Linda, who has since returned to the upholstery business, credits shielding lotions for “getting me back to work and giving me back my life.” “I couldn’t work for 9 years. Now (after using Skin MD Natural) I can and I’m telling everybody why”
Licensed/Certified Athletic Trainer; PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) Certified Ski Instructor; part time police officer
“That I live up at almost 10,000 feet where the air is extremely dry and harsh on my hands is bad enough, but when you add in my 18 month old son and a job that requires me to wash my hands constantly, these lead to dry and painfully chapped hands. As I have been using Skin MD Natural for the past month I have not had these problems.
“Skin MD Natural works great! I will be strongly suggesting to all my colleagues who suffer from chapped and painful hands that they should be using Skin MD Natural! Once they try it they will also be convinced of its benefits.”
“All my life, I’ve had dry hands. For the most part, I don’t mind it but sometimes my hands are so dry, they are as rough as sandpaper and snag my clothes. When they get like that, they really bother me. I then put lotion on them to try to soothe them.”
“Over the years, I’ve tried at least 30 different lotions and creams, probably more. None of them worked to moisten my hands for more than 2 minutes. That is, until I tried Skin MD Natural. On the first application, my hands stayed moist for 90 minutes. On the second application, it was 4 hours. After that, it was a day, then 3 days. When I work a lot with paper, which just sucks the moisture right out of my hands, I need to use it twice or three times a day but otherwise, I hardly need to use it at all and my hands stay just how I like them. Now, that is truly a miracle! I also really like the fact that it is fragrance free and contains mostly ‘natural and organic’ ingredients”.