Is Lanolin Good for your Lips?
It seems like every few weeks new lip balms and treatments pop up promising to heal and rejuvenate dry, damaged lips for good. But more often than not, the best lip products (and skin products for that matter) use simple, time-tested ingredients like lanolin.
It’s no secret that lanolin is the hero ingredient in all of our natural lip balms and treatments, and for good reason. Read on to learn more about the benefits of lanolin for skin and why we always include it in our hydrating products.
Top 3 Benefits of Lanolin for Lips
Lip balms and treatments containing all-natural lanolin are good for even the most sensitive skin. Lanolin is a naturally-occurring oil found in sheep’s wool and is extremely hydrating. Individuals have used raw lanolin for centuries to help add some much-needed moisture to their chapped skin.
Of course, just because lanolin is natural doesn’t make it automatically good for your skin. Here are a few more reasons why hydrating products made with lanolin are beneficial for all skin types:
• Retain moisture: Studies show that lanolin can hold up to 400% of its weight in moisture and can help reduce water loss through the skin. This means that hydrating products that contain lanolin pack the ultimate hydration boost that rough, dry skin needs to heal.
• Semi-occlusive: Products containing lanolin are hydrating but never suffocate your skin. That’s because lanolin is semi-occlusive, so it hydrates your skin without trapping in moisture and other toxins that your body naturally wants to expel. This also lets damaged skin soak in other ingredients that can help with the healing process.
• Refining process: All lip balms and treatments should undergo a refining process before hitting the shelves. However, some products still contain harmful parabens and chemicals. The lanolin used in The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm is created using a proprietary refining process to produce Ultra-Pure Grade lanolin.
Perhaps best of all is that lanolin is scientifically proven to mimic the hydrating oils of human skin. While everyone’s skin is unique, the structure of this naturally-occurring oil means products containing lanolin are less likely to irritate even the most delicate, sensitive skin on your lips, hands, face, and more.
Find Lanolin Lip Balms and Treatments
Lip balms and treatments with lanolin offer the hydration and healing that your skin craves year-round. Plus, our lip products containing lanolin come in a variety of fun flavours, tints, and treatments that will have your skin looking and feeling its best, regardless of the season.
View our collection of natural skincare products and experience the power of our hero ingredient for yourself.