I was recently challenged by Lanolips to put the Lanolips 101 Ointment to the test, basically they wanted me to try it out overnight on my lips to see if I awoke with softer lips.
As the Lanolip products have been causing a stir in the beauty world for quite some time now I agreed keen to see if this natural product could reign supreme within my make-up bag.
Lanolin which is the the only ingredient within Lanolips 101 Ointment is a byproduct that is found in wool bearing animals (more often than not sheep) within their coat, it acts as a barrier to prevent moisture loss. As Lanolin when found within nature only role is to protect wool and the skin against the harsh conditions of the environment and as it can contain more than 200% of it's weight in moisture it does make sense that it is used within the beauty industry. The extraction of Lanolin is more often than not created by squeezing harvested wool between rollers. Most or all of the lanolin is removed from wool when it is processed into textiles, such as yarn or felt. Now we all know eh!
In my opinion the Lanolips 101 Ointment feels and looks similar like Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream without the medicated scent which I secretly enjoy more than one should, a thick waxy balm that instantly soothes the lips. Some may find the thick texture unbearable as it is not instantaneously absorbed, rather it can take a few hours to complete sink into the lips or skin for that matter. Unsurprisingly the results were similar too, it does indeed intensely moisturise the lips and again much like the 8 Hour Cream offering it can be used all over the body to soothe dry, chapped and irritated skin. It's a great product - scent free, 100% natural and of course a great skin and lip barrier product but if you have tried the Elizabeth Arden version before don't expect to be blown away as like I said apart from the scent they are identical in use, texture and results.
Admittedly I'm not an immediate convert but I am intrigued by the brand and the next time I visit Boots I will pick up the Lemonaide version and perhaps see if that can sway my opinion?
* PR Sample sent for consideration of review.
Random Fact - Lanolin can be used to rust protect various metals.