Much has been written about the ingredient Lanolin (also known as wool grease) over the years, with a percentage of people reporting reactions to products containing the ingredient. Lanolin is basically a yellow waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep, keeping their coats waterproof like a wax jacket. Yum. I must admit I’ve tended to avoid products containing Lanolin in the past purely because it grossed me out a bit.
However, modern complex purification techniques mean that Lanolin as an ingredient can now be 100% pure, in fact, medical grade. These ultra-high purity grades of lanolin are ideally suited to the treatment of dermatological disorders such as eczema and on open wounds, and can even be used on new-born babies.
This brings me to Lanolips 101 Ointment. Created by Kirsten Carriol who rather appropriately grew up on an Australian sheep farm, Lanolips is one of the few completely natural, 100% pure ointments for the lips. In fact you can use it pretty much anywhere that needs it. I overcame my squeamishness about Lanolin after using this product for just one day. It is wonderfully moisturising, fragrance free, you need the tiniest amount, and lips stay supple and glossy for hours. I actually prefer this to the Lucas PawPaw ointment which I previously adored.
And what’s more, it now comes in 5 shades: Rhubarb, Rose, Apples, Sunshine and Dark Honey with the added benefit of SPF 15. I’m going to get them all.
Now available at Boots for £10.99