Product Review: Gloves in a Bottle

by Bionic Beauty on 07.Jul.2008 · 12 comments

Gloves in a Bottle skincare hand lotion
In March I reviewed the Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion; now I’m returning to bring you a review of a very similar product: Gloves in a Bottle.

First off, from here on out, the aforementioned Gloves in a Bottle shall be known as GiaB, just to save some keystrokes, plus it’s sort of fun to say.

GiaB is fragrance and colorant free and is designed to keep the baddies (irritants, pollutants) blocked from your skin while locking in your natural moisture levels. In my testing, the GiaB lotion was much creamier that Skin MD Natural, but upon first application it’s a bit sticky until your skin absorbs it. After absorption, it wears long and kept my hands from drying even while stripping a tile floor and scrubbing wire screens (ah, the joys of renovating a home, but it *was* a good test!). One pleasant surprise was that it really tamed by cuticles. My fingers looked like they’d had a manicure!

I did feel that Skin MD Natural worked a tiny bit better as an overall shielding lotion, but GiaB eclipsed it in the moisturizing category, so both have their place.

Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion is $10.79 at Drugstore.comGloves in a bottle lotion or at for $12.95 for an 8 ounce bottle. International shipping is available, and there are discounts for bulk orders.


1 Alexis Tatiana July 7, 2008 at 1:08 pm

I have this hand lotion and really like it. Uusally where ever I have seen it sold, they also sell a small sample-like bottle. And this is what I usulally use. Very portable!

2 BionicBeauty July 7, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Hi Alexis, First off welcome to Bionic Beauty! 🙂
Glad to hear you enjoy the GiaB as well. And thanks for the tip of the travel/sample size. I’ll keep an eye out for those! Hope to see you around the blog.

3 Denise July 7, 2008 at 8:40 pm

I’ve heard of this. How long did it stay sticky?

4 BionicBeauty July 8, 2008 at 1:45 pm

It was only sticky for about 45 seconds to a minute. Not long at all, just until it soaked in really.
Hope this helps!

5 Matrix Girl July 9, 2008 at 1:50 am

As a stylist, I am curious if this can protect against color stains while doing hair colors?

6 BionicBeauty July 9, 2008 at 6:26 am

Hi Matrix Girl, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! in my previous review of Skin MD Natural, I used it to prevent hair color stains on my head, ears, face and neck with some very staining hair dye and it worked perfect (Manic Panic and Special Effects in case you were wondering).
It does an even better job with regular semi & permanent hair dyes.

The GiaB would work as well I’m sure, but I haven’t tested the hair dye aspect yet.

I hope this helps!

7 Joe Nathan July 14, 2008 at 4:52 am

This GiaB may be very much helpful to my friend. She is searching for a good skin care lotion. It will be fine if you displayed what are the ingredients are used. Anyway thanks for the information.

8 BionicBeauty July 14, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Hi Joe, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! Here is an ingredient list for Gloves in a Bottle:

I hope this helps you and your friend out.
Bionic Beauty

9 Tia July 25, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Hi BionicBeauty,

Allow me to quickly introduce myself. My name’s Tia and I’m the Community Manager at Skin MD Natural. On July 7, 2008 you wrote a wonderful review on Skin MD and I never had a chance to thank you.

Thanks so much for contributing your opinion on how great Skin MD shielding lotion feels and works on your skin. Your blog, along with a few others, really enable and empower people with truths.

So again, Thanks-A-Bunch for showin’ Skin MD Natural L.o.V.e.!
Keep It Up!!


Oh yeah, if you’re on Facebook, please become a Fan of Skin MD Natural

10 BionicBeauty July 25, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Thanks for stopping by Tia! It’s always great to hear from the actual companies and reps. 🙂 I really appreciate your compliments and I added you as a friend on Facebook.

Would love to see you around the blog more often.

11 Lucas December 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I’m looking for a cream like that actually! Could you let me know how fast does it absorb? It’s important for me to not wait for too long as I get really annoyed when the product doesn’t absorb quickly.

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