Lanolips reached out to us touting the benefits of lanolin, I was immediately intrigued.
For the uninitiated, lanolin is a wax-like substance that comes from sheep and plays a role in protecting wool and skin against the climate. And apparently lots of skincare products contain lanolin including Creme de la Mer. With Lanolips, which was developed by Kirsten Carriol, only medical-grade lanolin is used which is safe for babies and is even used on burn victims as the ultimate skin-soother.
I was given the opportunity to try the lip gloss and the 101 ointment. The 101 ointment felt thicker than vaseline and after applying it to my lips at night, I woke up finding my lips deliciously smooth. The 101 ointment is so called because Kirsten claims there's at least 101 ways to use the ointment which contains 100% of the purest medical lanolin that can hold 400% of its own weight in moisture.
The lip glosses are tinted in colour and has an SPF of 15. Not as concentrated as the 101 ointment, these lip glosses contain 60% pure lanolin with the other 40% being pigment (for the colour), vitamin E, spf and oils. One thing to note is that these tubes don't have an applicator which did take me by surprise. The good thing is, these glosses don't leave you with that gross sticky feeling that a lot of other glosses tend to do and that a little goes a long way.
Already a hit in Australia with plenty of fans, Lanolips is now coming to Hong Kong. Expect to see them in Joyce Beauty very very soon. We're still waiting to hear on the pricing in Hong Kong but I suspect they would be similar to the prices overseas.
Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour 12.5ml (AUD13.95)
Lanolips 101 Ointment 17.5ml (AUD17.95)
Lanolips Rose Balm Intense for Very Dry Hands & Nails 50ml (AUD$15.95)
Lanolips Rose Balm Everyday for Dry Hands & Nails 120ml (AUD$22.95)