Gloves in a Bottle: Skin Protection that Works

I wash my hands a lot, especially when I'm at work. I'm not a germophobe, I just have kids and don't have time to be sick. The upside of that is the fact that I rarely get sick. The downside is that I can get some really dry hands, especially cuticles. I use a cuticle treatment every night, but that doesn't always counteract the dryness that accumulates during the day. So when I had the opportunity to try Gloves In A Bottle, I was really excited about it.

Gloves In A Bottle is actually a shielding lotion. Instead of replacing lost moisture to your skin, a shielding lotion bonds with the skin it is applied to and keeps existing moisture from escaping from the epidermis. Shielding lotions don't wash or rub off, they exfoliate off eventually; the effects last much longer and are quite noticible.

I've been using Gloves In A Bottle consistently for two weeks. I actually carry it in my laptop bag so that I don't forget to carry it with me. While I may not bring my purse everywhere, you know my laptop bag goes all the important places.

Anyway, I'm really impressed with the state of my hands since I started using it on a consistent basis. Application is easy, it's not greasy and it absorbs quickly. There is no wait time for it to soak in, it's almost instant. So it's really easy to use, which makes me want to use it often, unlike some skin products. It's certainly helped the state of my cuticles, and I've been told that my hands are much softer than they have been in awhile.

I like to make sure that I put a coat on before I do anything that involves major "wet work" like house cleaning. Not that I do much house cleaning, but occasionally there is a mess to clean up. But I like the idea of protection when dealing with cleaning agents or chemicals.

I'd highly recommend Gloves In A Bottle to anyone who has skin concerns, not just hands. Dry skin, eczema, allergies, dermatitis, all of these would benefit from a shielding lotion as a preventative and a treatment.

You can grab Gloves in a Bottle at,, and Amazon.


Anonymous said...

I've just discovered shielding lotions for my dry skin which are very different from the usual skin protectants and barrier creams. I use Skin MD Natural in the UK. There is also Gloves in a Bottle which is a similar product and the best selling shielding lotion in the States. Both seem to work really well, so give then both a go and see which you prefer!

August 15, 2008 at 6:14 AM

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