As you will know if you read my review of the LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub a few days ago, I often suffer from dry lips. I always like to carry around a lip balm in my bag to beat the dreaded chapped lips. I first discovered Lanolips 101 Ointment about nine months ago while working in beauty PR. A colleague of mine swore by it and kept a tube on her desk at all times. That was enough motivation for me to pop into Boots for a little beauty supply stock up on my way home from work!
I love the packaging of this product, the tube is a really lovely baby pink colour with the cutest little sheep logo. It is the perfect size to pop in your handbag or keep in your pen pot at work (I do both!) I opted for the original version, but they also have tinted versions available in boots if you want to add a splash of colour to your pout.
I find that the consistency of the product changes with the weather, in the winter it goes quite solid and you have to give it a good squeeze to get the product out. If it is more solid you just need to rub the ointment between your fingers before applying. In the summer however, it is quite soft and can be easily applied without needing to warm it first. You only need a small amount of product, it is very thick but applies well to the lips.
Lanonlips 101 Ointment is 100% natural which a know is something that a lot of Beauty Bloggers are conscious about. The product is made from 100% pure ultra medical grade lanolin so it is very safe for the delicate skin on your lips. For those of you wondering what lanolin actually is, a wax secreted from sheep skin. Yes, that does sound a little bit disgusting, but the properties of it are amazing, it can hold 200% of its weight in water, keeping your lips hydrated. I’d also like to point out that despite Lanolips being produced from lanolin, it is a cruelty-free product and it is no different from drinking milk or wearing a woolly jumper. Lanolips is so good simply because it is almost identical to our own natural oils so it can imitate their functions.
With this in mind, you really need to know that his product can be used for more than just the lips! Lanolips is truly a multi-purpose balm, something that is currently all the rage in the beauty industry. You can use it to sooth chapped nipples during pregnancy, relieves a sore nose during a cold, helps with nappy rash, calms eczema, repairs cracked heels and much more!
I really love this lip balm, it keeps my lips from getting dry and I use it in conjunction with my LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub on a daily basis as part of my beauty regime. I have a few of these little beauties (one at work, one in my handbag and one in my make up bag) so that I always have one on hand! If you want to give Lanolips 101 Ointment a try, you can get yours from Boots £11.22.