Friday, September 20, 2013

New-Skin Liquid Bandage - Influenster Product Review

**received complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes
Time for a product review!  Today I've got the New-Skin Liquid Bandage to share my thoughts on.  Thanks to giving Kitty some medication that he really didn't want shoved in his mouth, I have a kitty scratch/cut that I was able to test the New-Skin Liquid Bandage product I received in my last Influenster VoxBox.  Without his "help", I have no idea how I would have been able to test this out over cuts.  As for the prevention of blisters, I haven't been able to test it for that (no shoes that rub wrong, haven't had time to start practicing on my golf swing...).
Application and removal:
It's recommended to apply a layer, let dry, then apply a second.  I was able to have full protection with just one layer - maybe I was heavy handed?  It does dry quickly, which I think is convenient to essentially apply and go.  As for after it's been on a while and it's time for removal, the packaging says to apply more product then wipe it all off.  I actually peeled it off like a peel-off masque once it had been on for a day or so and the edges where lifting (so fun if you're a picker regarding sunburns, scabs and masques).

I have a few tips for using the New-Skin Liquid Bandage:
  • wipe the nozzle off after each use, otherwise a skin may build up and prevent the product from coming out
  • keep a tissue handy to wipe off excess product from where you do not want the liquid bandage to be
  • it does sting some when used over fresh cuts, so blow gently or wave your hand to help it dry quicker
  • to protect a cut before showers/swimming I suggest applying about a half hour prior.  I found that an "older" application didn't last through a shower, but freshly applied it did

Any sensitivity issues? 
I have a sensitivity to the adhesive on regular bandages (as in almost rash-like symptoms or even healthy skin getting pulled off when bandages are removed).  I'm happy to report that I did not notice any issues using New-Skin. Yay!  As far as scent goes, there is an odor of cloves (yes, the kitchen spice) upon application, but it does fade away fairly quickly.  It does sting some if the cut is particularly fresh, so blowing or waving after application is helpful to lessen that momentary sting (5-10 seconds).

What did I think overall?
My main issue with using a product like this is that I prefer to have some medicated ointment on cuts to help them heal quicker and hopefully lessen scarring, but this says to apply after cleaning the area, which makes me think that no treatment should be applied.  Other than that, I did like this product.  I see this as being especially useful for protecting cuts when going swimming to keep any bacteria out (especially the case for lake swimming).  This little can will, I think, last quite a while.  I can see myself purchasing this at some point in the future.  I'm also a bit curious about the Anti-Chafing Spray.

From Influenster's site
New-Skin® Liquid Bandage and Liquid Bandage Spray can be used to help prevent bacterial contamination in minor cuts and scrapes. Both dry rapidly to form a tough protective cover that is antiseptic, flexible, waterproof, and lets skin breathe.
Just one stroke or spray protects the wound by keeping out dirt and germs and provides protection against infection with an antiseptic.
How It Works
---The active ingredient in New-Skin® Liquid Bandage and Liquid Bandage Spray is 8- Hydroxyquinoline, a first aid antiseptic.
Available with a brush-on applicator or spray, New-Skin® Liquid Bandage can be used to protect minor cuts, scrapes, blisters and hangnails.
How to Use It
  • Clean affected area
  • Apply small amount on the area one to three times daily
  • Let dry
  • A second coating may be applied for extra protection
  • To remove, apply more New-Skin® Liquid Bandage and quickly wipe off
Who Should Use It
New-Skin® Liquid Bandage and Liquid Bandage Spray are great for runners, golfers, hikers, bikers, musicians, outdoor tradesmen, crafters and more.
Where to Buy It
New-Skin® Liquid Bandage and Liquid Bandage Spray are available over the counter at more than 50,000 drug stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores and convenience stores nationwide. 
For the full product range and more info, click here to go to New-Skin's site.

Here's my "assistant" cutely napping curled around my knee after his vet treatment, which necessitated that medicine he "loves."  So silly looking with his shaved leg.

Have you used any New-Skin products?  Like them or not so much?

**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
**my opinions are my own

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