What Are Barrier Creams?
Barrier Creams first appeared on the market in the early 40s. They are most often very greasy or gritty and sit on the surface of the skin. They wash off and come off easily when touching other surfaces. People who work with their hands mostly find these creams to be as or more intrusive/annoying as gloves. There are a number of these creams still on the market, the same basic formulas keep on showing up under new names and updated packaging with very few substantive changes.
To mask the odor or cheap ingredients, almost all barrier creams have harsh fragrances - an irritant for many people with skin problems - along with other irritating ingredients that frequently cause allergic reactions following several weeks of daily use.
Why Are Shielding Lotions Different?
Shielding lotions are of a completely different category in that they do not sit on the surface of the skin, but actually form with the skin cells of the outer layer of skin, making the outer layer of skin more dense and turning it into what is often described as an invisible shield. The skin will still breathe and perspire normally but they reduce moisture loss and most importantly, effectively prevent most irritants from penetrating past the outer layer of skin. They will not wash off because they become part of the skin itself.
What Makes Gloves In A Bottle so Loved?
Gloves In A Bottle is completely safe and non-irritating and has no added fragrance. It is so safe it can be used daily on a continuous basis by practically everyone. It only contains the far more expensive food and/or medical grade ingredients that actually aid the skin as opposed to irritating it. It is in the form of a luxurious skin lotion that dries rapidly as it bonds to the outer
layer of dead skin cells, is virtually undetectable once dry and it does not wash off, while helping to prevent moisture loss, enabling the skin to moisturize itself from within.
In essence, Gloves In A Bottle is completely free of irritants and is hypoallergenic, while protecting
against most all forms of activity, elements or substances that result in skin problems.