“I had high expectations for Skin MD Natural. They were probably even set a little too high going in to the review. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed using this lotion on my face and body. What I liked best, was that it was not oily to me AT ALL! It was very light and felt only slightly thicker than water. I was extremely pleased with how easily it was applied and absorbed into my skin. It does a great job of moisturizing without creating a heavy or oily feel. I cannot tell you that all of my dryness has magically disappeared, but it has improved. It is definitely one of the lotions I will continue to use on my face before applying makeup. It is perfect for a primer before applying foundation.”
“I have very dry skin (especially in these Indiana winters) and I always fell like I need more moisture in my moisturizer. So this product made a GREAT day moisturizer/make-up primer. I feel my skin is protected while wearing my Shielding Lotion™.”
“Skin MD Naturals Shielding Lotion™ is good for your face, body, hands, feet… anywhere. So, to my face it went. It literally absorbed within seconds and made for the perfect primer. Normally moisturizers ‘peel’ off when you apply makeup over them, not here. I was very pleased with the softness of my face that I decided to try it on my crusty-old, glazed doughnut-looking heels – you know the ones?”
“I tried this product over several days. Initially, I used the Shielding Lotion™ > Moisturizer > foundation. The product worked okay as in ‘I am not sure what this primer is doing, but it does not look like much difference from the ones that I do not like.’ But when I used Moisturizer > Shielding Lotion™ > Foundation, my foundation still looked fresh after 6 hours. When I use certain corrective primers like Makeup For Ever, my skin tingles a bit. When I used the Shielding Lotion™ before the corrective color primer, the tingling feeling diminished a lot. I was quite pleased with that. Overall, I think the Shielding Lotion™ is worth the purchase.”
“Right before I received the lotion, my brain was turning into a lazy lump of nerves or the cold weather was shrinking my brain cells making me forget the application of primer. And, to make it worse, my skin was turning dry due to the change in weather and indoor heating. I wanted something that was a primer AND moisturizer in one BUT I didn’t want to feel that extra layer of product. I also wanted a lotion that was reasonably priced ($18USD for 4oz.) and could easily be mixed with other cosmetic items without interfering with the formulation of the cosmetic product. Skin MD Natural is the product! It does come in two formulations: regular and sunscreen. (The sunscreen version contains octinoxate, octisalate, and homosalate as the sunscreen.)
When I read the ingredients listing, I thought to myself it reads like a foundation primer yet it contains aloe which makes a nice non greasy moisturizer. But the rest of the ingredients like cyclopentasiloxane and dimethicone can make it sound really slippery. It isn’t at all. It provides that perfectly smooth surface like a primer and the right amount of moisture for all skin types including oily skin. Nothing oily, greasy, slippery, thick, or sticky which is why it also makes a great companion to many makeup products including foundation and loose color pigments.
Mixing moisturizer with foundation sometimes isn’t easy since some moisturizers don’t mix well due to the ingredients. It can leave some lumps of separated moisturizer and foundation in the mix. Some moisturizers are so greasy that it just feels like an extra layer of oil on the face that has to be powdered down to keep the color. Skin MD easily mixes with the foundation providing a tinted moisturizer that feels like any of the high end brands sold at cosmetic counters. The mixture spreads evenly and smoothly over the face without feeling greasy. Depending on your skin, an application of powder isn’t necessary since it dries onto the skin yet never feels dry. It never looks too matte either, provides a slight dewiness to the mix which is really nice for mature skin.
Sometimes, you want to mix your loose color pigments into a cream for easier application. You might want to apply it on your shoulders, arms, and legs. Or you might have a nice red or pink one that makes the perfect blush yet you don’t like how the looseness of it can get all over the face. Take the Skin MD lotion and mix it with any of your pigments and you will have shimmery lotion that can be applied all over the body or in a concentrated area like the cheeks and with no fallout! Never greasy or dry and provides a smooth glowy sheen.
If you are a makeup artist, I suggest having a bottle of this handy in your kit. Kill two birds with one stone; moisturize and prime the face at the same time. Use it to mix with other cosmetics quickly and easily. And, don’t forget to keep one for yourself.”
“I applied Skin MD Natural to my face before putting on my makeup and my skin felt so smooth. I felt like I didn’t need a primer anymore. I’ve also mixed this with my foundation to make a tinted moisturizer.”
“Skin MD Natural contains dimethicone, which is also in many of the popular face primers. From what I can gather, it’s what gives the silky, velvety effect to skin. With that in mind, I have also used this as a face primer/moisturiser combo and have to say it held up pretty well! Plus, combining 2 steps in my morning routine is always a winner!”
“I say that its the best makeup base because:
It containes Dimethicone, an ingredient often used in makeup primers that help reduce the look of pores and creates a barrier for your skin which evens out your skins surface.
It absorbs quickly into the skin.
Unlike other moisturizers that i’ve tried this doesnt “peel off” once you start applying foundation.
Not only does it help calm dry and flaky patches, its actually good for your skin!
It’s light and made with natural ingredients which is good for people who have sensitive skin.
Leaves your skin hydrated without the sticky feel!
Skin MD is a wonderful product! Sometimes I am faced with having to do makeup on someone who has really dry skin. I actually do prefer doing makeup on someone with oily skin rather than dry because I find that makeup and foundation doesnt quite ‘adhere’ very well on dry skin. This is where Skin MD has saved me a number of times.”
“I have been using this lotion for about a month now and the first thing that I must say is that I love the texture. It is very thin and lightweight. Not greasy at all. Since I planned to use this lotion mainly for my face, this came as a big plus. A dime sized amount covers my entire face and the lotion absorbs quickly. Although I have already been using my bottle for a month, I still have at least 3/4 bottle left.
I have been using this lotion twice a day on my face, once in the morning and again at night. I have to admit that during my first few days of using the lotion, I was a bit skeptical. The lotion absorbed well overall, but I had to go back and apply extra to my dry patches as they were still a bit dry. After the first week I no longer had to do this. My dry patches had pretty much diminished. My face now feels very smooth. I owe this improvement to the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion™ along with very good exfoliation.
My makeup also applies smoother and looks more flawless, even without the use of a primer. Every artist needs a good canvas to work with, and the same applies to our face. When your skin is in great condition it will show in your makeup application. When you have dry patches and such this will be visible under your makeup. That is why it is extremely important to use a very good moisturizer (and exfoliate.) Overall, I am very impressed with this product.”
“Skin MD Natural leaves my skin super smooth and flake free; therefore it works ideally as a makeup primer. It does not cause breakouts or additional greasies on my oily, acne prone skin. Since using Skin MD Natural, I have no longer had the need to use my Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Gel, so I am led to believe that it is helping control the amount of oil my skin produces. What a wonderful bonus. My results from using this product regularly have been fantastic.”
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