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The Benefits of Lanolin for Chapped Lips

the Benefits of Lanolin for Chapped Lips

Everyone deals with chapped and split lips at one time or another and we thought we'd share why we think that lanolin is superior when it comes to lip balm ingredients that actually knock out chapping and splits. 

What is lanolin?

Lanolin is a natural, wax-like substance derived from sheep's wool that has been used in skin care for thousands of years. It's what moisturizes wool and gives it it's water repellency. It's extracted from the wool after the sheep has been sheared, making it a perfect cruelty free, animal based, non-toxic natural ingredient. 

Here are the key benefits of using lanolin for chapped, dry lips:

Powerful Moisturizing Properties

  • Lanolin is an excellent emollient that can hold up to 400% of its weight in moisture
  • It forms a protective barrier on the lips to lock in hydration and prevent water loss
  • This makes it highly effective at treating and preventing dry, chapped lips

Accelerates Healing

  • Lanolin's rich, nourishing make up is similar in composition to our skin's own natural lipids (oils) which means our skin can more easily and deeply absorb the moisture. It's a perfect soothing aid in healing cracked, damaged lips.
  • It softens dry, flaky skin and promotes cell regeneration
  • This allows chapped lips to recover quickly and comfortably

Natural and Gentle

  • Lanolin is a 100% natural ingredient derived from sheep's wool
  • The purification process removes impurities and allergens, making it suitable for sensitive skin
  • Unlike synthetic lip products, lanolin is a non-toxic, natural skin care ingredient and free of harmful chemicals

All-Weather Protection

  • Lanolin's thick, emollient texture provides a protective barrier against harsh environmental factors, like dry climates, high altitude, wind burn etc. 
  • This ensures your lips stay soft and hydrated no matter the weather conditions

With its unparalleled moisturizing abilities, natural origins, healing properties, and all-weather protection, lanolin is an exceptional ingredient for soothing and preventing chapped, dry lips. And that's also why lanolin our go-to ingredient for many of our products.


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