No, Gloves In A Bottle binds with the outer layer of skin cells and becomes part of the outer layer of skin itself. Once absorbed, it comes off naturally as dead skin cells get sloughed off. Dead skin cells are constantly exfoliating on a microscopic level; Gloves In A Bottle does not interfere with this natural process.

No, Gloves In A Bottle is bonded with the outer layer of skin, so it comes off naturally with the exfoliation process. In fact, Gloves In A Bottle was made to protect against the drying effects of repeated hand washings or high exposure to water and detergents. Doctors, dentists, nurses and other people who need to wash their hands a lot are protected.

Gloves In A Bottle lasts for up to 4 hours or more. After about 4 hours enough skin cells have sloughed off to cause the barrier to break down; for continued protection just reapply. Wash and dry your hands before re-applying.

The outer layer of skin, if functioning properly acts a one way barrier, preventing irritants from coming in but still allowing it to breathe. Irritants, harsh soaps, antibacterial agents, etc., strip the natural oils and moisture from the skin. As a result the skin becomes much more susceptible to even more irritants penetrating it and thus stripping out even more moisture and oils.

Gloves In A Bottle aids the outer layer of skin to perform its intended function. It does this by restoring its natural balance, turning the outer layer of skin into what could be described as an invisible pair of gloves.

Gloves In A Bottle assists damaged skin in preventing moisture robbing irritants from penetrating and helps reduce moisture loss but does not prevent the skin from breathing . In fact it improves it because it helps keep the skin pores from being clogged by pollutants.

If the manufacturer’s label on a product states that glove use is required, then you must utilize proper safety protection procedures.

No, Gloves In A Bottle is formulated to help protect the skin from irritants. Anti-bacterial agents can be irritating to some people with sensitive skin. Health Care professionals are required to scrub with anti-bacterial soaps, so Gloves In A Bottle® helps protect against the irritating or drying effects of these soaps.

Yes, first apply Gloves In A Bottle and allow it to dry, it will help protect your hands from chemically treated or fibrous gloves and the resulting moisture irritation.

Yes, but avoid contact with the eyes, same as you would with any other lotion or cosmetic.

Yes, Gloves In A Bottle is non-toxic, and completely safe if ingested in the microscopically small amounts that may come off the hands before drying into the outer layer of skin.

Gloves In A Bottle original formula (with the blue and white cap) does not contain sun block. However, due to customer demand, we now also have a version with sun block. Try our newly formulated Gloves In A Bottle with SPF15, which absorbs rapidly, virtually undetectable and really great for the face.

Gloves In A Bottle contains no known irritating substances, including fragrances, since its purpose is to protect against irritation. Gloves In A Bottle was formulated to be completely hypoallergenic and non-toxic.

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Gloves In A Bottle® is great for all skin. We have had a number of swimmers who suffer from chlorine tell us that they apply it all over (head to toe) before they ever go into chlorinated pools and that it works great from them.

In order for Gloves In A Bottle to work properly it needs to be applied to clean dry skin. After it dries, in under a minute when properly applied, you can apply any of those other products.

Gloves In A Bottle is a shielding lotion , which means that it bonds with the skin cells of the outer-most layer of skin, turning the outer layer of skin into what could be described as an invisible shield.

Because it becomes part of the outer-most layer of skin itself, it does not wash off any more than the outer-most layer of skin can be washed off, but comes off naturally as the skin cells of the outer-most layer of skin exfoliate or “slough off”, within 24 hours.

There are two Shielding Lotions, Gloves In A Bottle and Skin MD Natural.

Why use a Shielding Lotion?

A Shielding Lotion bonds with the outermost layer of skin, enhancing the skin’s ability to retain natural oils and moisture and assisting in the skin’s ability to protect against external irritants, soaps and other household and cosmetic products that strip natural moisture and oils out of the skin.

A Shielding Lotion is the best natural skin care treatment because it allows your skin to heal from within by its own oils, lipids and moisture, while simultaneously protecting it.

A Shielding Lotion is used preventatively to protect against dermatitis, skin irritations and allergies, and therapeutically for treatment of dry skin conditions such as cracked skin, psoriasis, eczema, itchy and flaky skin – dry skin anywhere on the body.

Best of all, Shielding Lotions don’t wash off – they come off naturally with exfoliated skin cells – which makes them a very economical and far more effective alternative to ‘moisturizing’ lotions.

What are the differences between Gloves In A Bottle and Skin MD Natural?

Gloves In A Bottle is the original formula shielding lotion. It is the thicker, more concentrated formula. For more information go to

Skin MD Natural is a mostly natural formula that contains Vitamin E, Arnica, Aloe, Chamomile, Comfrey and Yarrow. It was designed specifically or the face but is frequently used all over the body.

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