What is it? An award winning, multipurpose ointment made from ultra pure grade lanolin.
How much is it? $17.95. Go to www.lanolips.com
What does it claim to do? This Aussie ointment has been winning accolades all over the world for its ability to restore moisture to even the driest skin. Lanolin is a natural product of the wool industry and has been used in beauty products for centuries. The oils within lanolin have been found to be remarkably similar to the oils secreted by our own skin.
This non-irritating and dermatologically tested ointment can be used for a myriad of conditions including moisturising chapped lips, nursing nipples, cuticles, dry nasal passages, dry and itchy skin and more. It’s fragrance free, colour free and contains 100 per cent natural ingredients – it’s even gentle enough to use on babies.
What does it actually do? I tried this out for two of the titular 101 uses, as a lip balm and to improve my cuticles. I’m rather fussy about lip balms as I don’t like them to be strongly scented or very glossy – I just want them to restore my lips to pillowy Jolie-esque softness with a minimum of fuss. The ointment makes a great lip balm as it’s easily absorbed and doesn’t have any distracting scents. It also worked wonders on softening my cuticles for presentable hands.
The natural angle of this product is also very welcome. It’s an extremely pleasant surprise to look at the ingredient list on a beauty product and see only two ingredients listed, in this case lanolin and lanolin oil, instead of a twenty plus inventory of polysyllabic chemical names.
The verdict: A fantastic all-natural product that has more uses than a Swiss army knife. 5 stars.