Unlike conventional moisturizers, Gloves In A Bottle is a Shielding Lotion. It bonds with the outer layer of skin cells to create an "invisible shield". This now-enhanced outer layer of skin is far more effective at keeping out irritants & toxins that strip out natural moisture while helping to retain the natural oils & moisture needed to resolve dry, cracked or irritated skin. Only natural moisture and oils, below the outer layer of skin, can actually resolve a dry skin condition. Gloves In A Bottle restores the protective qualities of the outer layer of skin that allows it to heal from within by its own oils, lipids & moisture.