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.com or at GlovesinaBottle.com for $12.95 for an 8 ounce bottle. International shipping is available, and there are discounts for bulk orders.