Lanolips is a brand that has been cropping up in my radar quite a lot recently. I first saw it a couple of months ago when it had been nominated for an bucket load of beauty awards so when I was in Boots the other day I decided to pick one up to see what all the fuss is about.
Now I could go on to try and explain why Lanolin is such a wonder product but I feel Lanolips do it perfectly on their website...
The lanolin used in Lanolips™ is Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanolin. To achieve this the lanolin goes through a stringent refining and cleaning process; cleansing the raw lanolin of all external impurities, scent and colour, making it the purest, most natural form of lanolin available.
Numerous beauty products use lanolin. However none of these products can say the following: they are 100% natural, they are 100% pure or they contain nothing other than 100% Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanolin. Lanolips™ can.
The benefits of the Ultra Medical Grade lanolin:
• There are no chemicals
• No additives
• It’s hypoallergenic
• It’s colour free
• Odour free
• It’s so safe it can be used on the mouths of new-born babies
• It is used in hospitals after surgeries to help open wounds heal
• It is 100% pure, cream of the crop, concentrated and refined lanolin
Some of you may be thinking that that's all well and good but what is lanolin exactly? Well, put simply it's a natural substance that is taken from freshly shorn sheeps wool. There's no harm to the sheep at all; it's just like using beeswax or drinking milk etc. Lanolips pride themselves on being animal cruelty free which is a big thumbs up in my book.
On to the product itself...
It's very silky, very smooth and extremely moisturising. I'd even go as far to say it could replace my blistex (I know!) The other great thing about this is the slight colour it has to it. You can get a plain balm but I opted for the 'rhubard' shade for a smidge of colour. It's nothing over powering, it just gives you a slight hint of colour.
When I bought it I thought it might smell a bit weird but it's odourless in my opinion. No synthetic smell or anything like that!
It retails at £8 from larger Boot's stores and online. £8 may seem like a lot for what is essentially a lip balm but the tube is VERY generous and a little goes a long way. I can't see it running out any time soon at all.
Have you ever tried lanolips? What's your favourite lip balm?