Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dreaming of Summer (product review)

A few weeks ago the folks over at Skin MD sent over a bottle of their new Shielding Lotion + Sunscreen for me to try, and for the past few weeks that's exactly what I've done:
As a lotion it goes on lightly and absorbs quickly and completely, so that you don't end up feeling greasy and at risk of having your coffee mug slip right out of your hands (or is it just me that that sort of thing happens to?). It left my skin feeling soft and smooth and smelling slightly of summertime. I'm not sure why exactly it reminds me of summertime, but it does. It probably has something to do with a faint aroma of sunscreen lotion and since it's so subtle it's actually quite pleasant. In fact, as a sunscreen would probably be my preferred use for Skin MD. Other than my hands, which are horribly dry and cracked most of the winter and need very intensive treatment, I don't tend to moisturize daily (yes yes, I know, I'm getting older blah blah blah). I am however careful about using sunscreen in the summer - it's a must with our strong Israeli sun - and I like the way Skin MD goes on without feeling all gloppy and greasy like other sunscreens. Because it's thinner it's easier to spread out too, you don't end up feeling like it's all just staying where it landed on one narrow strip of thigh.
Now if it would just stop raining long enough for the sun to come out... (yes, yes, we're in a drought, desperately need the rain, spring will be here soon enough and with it the dry season, etc etc, but really, couldn't we have had our winter's rain spaced out over the course of say, a WINTER, rather than all concentrated in one wet miserable week, would that have been too much to ask?)
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Flea said...

Summer - *sigh* - I'm actually enjoying the weather right now. Bulbs are coming up all over. :)


Robin said...

Flea! It's great to hear from you again - are you back to blogging?

Dawn Fortune said...

I was in the bank the other day and the teller smelled like summer. She looked at me strangely when I told her so, and pointed to a bottle of hand lotion - it had coconut stuff in it. Always reminds me of summer. And with a foot of snow coming in the next 24 hours, I'll take those warm thoughts in any way I can get them.

Mojo said...

Well think of ti this way. If you get all that winter rain in one miserable week, you can enjoy the rest of the season without having to worry about the weather!

But having recently gone through the worst drought in our history, I doubt anyone here will ever complain about the rain again. It got a little scary there for a while.

Cheryl Pitt said...

Very nice, it's so difficult to find a sunscreen moisurizer that is also lightweight!

Libby's Library said...

I've used this stuff...expensive, but very good!

Gilit Frank said...

I found a solution to get my laundry dry during this rain - I befriended neighbors with a dryer!!!