Gloves in a Bottle is a shielding lotion, like the SkinMD Shielding Lotion that I reviewed a while back. Except!.. this one proved to be much more to my liking!
First, let's review the concept of a shielding lotion and see how it differs from a regular lotion. Here's what the site tells us:
"Gloves In A Bottle is a shielding lotion that rapidly absorbs into, and bonds with, the outer layer of skin creating a protective layer while retaining the natural moisture from within. This makes it the perfect dry skin care product.It does not wash off, but comes off naturally with exfoliated skin cells. Just reapply every four hours for continued protection.It's greaseless, non-sticky, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, completely safe and non-toxic."
While I gave the other shielding lotion a longer trial run than I initially wrote about, I still wasn't as happy with the runny, thin texture of it. I really wanted to give this new concept (to me at least) of a protective barrier a real shot. I really wanted to like this, as I do suffer from dry, irritated skin.
To my surprise, Gloves in a Bottle was a bit thicker and creamier giving me the protection of a shielding lotion and the feel of a real lotion. To the other shielding lotion's defense, I did try to use it after every hand wash and I started to notice that my dry cracked skin didn't appear after every contact I had with water. Now with Gloves in a Bottle, I can get the best of both worlds. If you want a dry skin treatment, try Gloves in a Bottle! You may be content with it as much as I am!