This Breastfeeding Nipple Cream Works Wonders For Dry Lips!
Meet Lansinoh Lanolin, the new wonder cream that you should keep on your person at all times
Do you have a bad habit of picking on your lips with your nails or your teeth? Or do you wake up with cracked lips that would bleed when you yawn? Maybe you’ve also noticed that constant matte lipstick use has sucked your lips dry.
Suffering from dry and chapped lips is a common problem of many people, young and old. And the sad truth is, we’ve heard so many promises about restoring plump and healthy lips, but not all of them work on everybody. Just like other things that you put on your body or your face, you’ve got to find a product that agrees with what you have.
This writer, for example, have experimented with so many lip products to address perennially dry and cracking lips. It all started with the chapstick, the lip balm that started it all. And then eventually, papaw ointments, the favorite fermented papaya ointment that became popular in Australia. There were also countless of days and months spent hoping products like natural balms, sunflower oil, and petroleum jelly would work—but all of it ended the same way. Dry, sad lips.
And then, there was lanolin.
What is lanolin?
Lanolin is essential a wax secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals like sheep. This naturally occurring substance has been used in personal care, facial cosmetics, and many commercial products for the past hundreds of years.
But just like what Maxwell Lord said in Wonder Woman 1984, “Life is good; but it can be better!” And indeed, lanolin can be better—better extracted and purified better.
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin
So, 35 years ago, Lansinoh created a uniquely purified 100% lanolin that was so safe for use for both breastfeeding moms and babies.
In no time, Lansinoh Lanolin nipple cream became the favorite of many moms and doctors in the US, and shortly all over the world. It became the favorite cream for bruised nipples of breastfeeding mothers, because of its safeness for kids and its moisturizing and healing effect on the nipples. It worked to heal and soothe nipples that were sore from breastfeeding, and since it was safe and naturally occurring, it can be left on even when the baby feeds.
It’s a single-ingredient lanolin cream, contains no medium in which bacteria can grow, has no chemicals, no perfume, no preservatives and additives, and tested for over 40 individual pesticides.
Lansinoh also takes pride in the fact that the Lansinoh HPA lanolin is ethically sourced. They uphold the highest animal welfare standards in the world, to make sure that each item cares not only for the end user, but for the whole environment and ecosystem that produces it.
So, what’s up with lanolin and dry lips?
Even though lanolin was originally made as a nipple cream to soothe breastfeeding mothers, it has become a cult product in makeup junkie circles for years now because its hydrating and healing properties make it the right product for lip care.
Lansinoh lanolin is an emollient—meaning, it helps the skin barrier heal and repair itself because it’s made with lipids that are already present in our skin. As an emollient, it is also able to penetrate the spaces in between flaking skin so the lips are soothed and smoothened after use. It also works as a semi-occlusive, so it can moisturize deeply and create a breathable barrier that prevents moisture loss.
Compared to petroleum jelly, which is derived from crude oil refining, you’re really much better off with something naturally derived like lanolin. Compared to emollients, occlusives like petroleum jelly just sits on top of the skin so it doesn’t penetrate the skin or add moisture.
For optimum results, apply a pea size of Lansinoh lanolin on your lips in the morning and before you sleep. It’s also great to moisturize the lips before putting on lipstick when you’re heading out.
Lanolin as a wonder cream
Honestly, we can’t rave enough about how lanolin has rehabilitated our dry and flaky lips. But its healing properties go way above its credentials as a powerful nipple cream and lip balm.
Lansinoh lanolin is also great for healing abrasions, cracked heels and shoe blisters, small cuts, nappy rash, razor cuts, hot oil burns, insect bites, and so much more. It’s definitely an all-around wonder cream for general healing.
Lansinoh HPA lanolin nipple cream is exclusively available online via BeautyMNL at P399 for a 10-ml tube and P699 for a 40-ml tube.