Have you ever heard of shielding lotions? I hadn’t until Gloves in a Bottle reached out to me and asked if I’d be interesting in trying their shielding lotion out. So what is a shielding lotion? Unlike regular moisturizers, shielding lotions create an “invisible shield” to keep out irritants and toxins that can be harmful to our skin. According to the brand, “it bonds with the outer layer of skin cells to create an ‘invisible shield’. This now-enhanced outer layer of skin is far more effective at keeping out irritants and toxins that strip out natural moisture while helping to retain the natural oils and moisture needed to resolve dry, cracked or irritated skin.”
This lotion is made for the relief of dry, cracked, and irritated skin. It also claims to provide eczema & psoriasis relief and relief from dry skin due to hand sanitizers & surgical scrubs, frequent hand-washing, and home & workplace irritants. What’s cool about this lotion is that it’s fast absorbing and is supposed to last through multiple washings.
Ever since I was little I’ve struggled with dry skin. Luckily, I don’t have dry skin all over, but I do get patches of dry skin – mostly on my legs. And when these patches occur they’re usually not the kind of dry that can easily be remedied with some lotion; it’s more like eczema type dry. I currently have a small quarter sized patch of eczema on my shin so I thought that this would be the perfect way to try out this shielding lotion. I’ve been trying it out for the past week and I’m loving it so far! The patch hasn’t disappeared, though I wasn’t expecting it to magically disappear, but it hasn’t gotten worse and the lotion provides instant itch relief. It also has kept it from itching for pretty much the whole day which is amazing!
You can reapply this lotion every 4 hours for continued protection, which I haven’t done just because I either forget or I’m at work. Also, it’s easy to forget about it since after applying it in the morning it doesn’t itch again all day.
You can browse the brand’s products and pick up your own lotion on Amazon!
*I received this product complimentary, but all opinions are my own.*