I’m someone who suffers a lot with dry, cracked lips. This has, over time, turned me into someone who always needs a lip balm on hand. Recently this need became really apparent when my top lip developed a patch of dry skin that just would not smooth out. It was around the same time that I had finished my last lip gloss and was in need of new hydration for my lips. A little research online pulled up this Lanolips 101 Ointment.
It was a well liked lip treatment and I liked the small tube to throw in my handbag or pocket. So I purchased one to try and after spending the past 6 weeks wearing it I’m ready to give a recap of my thoughts.
Lanolips 101 Ointment
The consistency of this does make me think of an ointment. It’s a thick, clear gel that’s a little tacky and sticky until it warms up. At that point it melts down into a much smoother, glossier looking finish.
I used this 101 Ointment as a lip treatment and it wore like a clear gloss which was perfect.
As I mentioned above, my lips were in need of a healing treatment. They were developing dry patches and cracking. So I spent about a month wearing only this as a lip treatment. I think it helped to keep my lips soft while it was on. Unfortunately I don’t think it did any serious healing for my lips.
In the end I applied anther cream at night that I specifically bought from the pharmacy to heal my lips. During the day I would wear this 101 Ointment and I think the combination of them both worked well together and did eventually bring my lips back to normal.
Lanolin, lanolin oil.
How refreshing to see a short ingredient list for a skincare product. Lately my time seems to be spent looking up the long, chemical names of ingredients. Thankfully this 101 Ointment is about as simple as can be.
Lanolin oil is a waxy substance derived from putting sheep’s wool through a centrifuge machine. It separates the oil from other chemicals and debris. The process is performed after the sheep is sheared so the extraction of lanolin causes no harm to sheep. However this also means that people who are allergic to wool should obviously avoid it.
As for its benefits, lanolin is extremely hydrating. It can soften your skin to ease the appearance and the feel of rough, dry, or flaky areas. This Lanolips 101 Ointment is even safer than most as it uses Ultra Medical Grade lanolin that holds 200% of its weight in moisture and is safe for newborns.
I really put this Lanolips 101 Ointment to the test when I used it as, at the time, I was experiencing the worst bout of dry, cracked lips that I can remember having. So with all that considered, I found this 101 Ointment didn’t really heal my very damaged lips (I had to use a medical balm) but when they were eventually healed this was perfect for maintaining healthy and hydrated lips.
I would continue to use this for everyday hydration and healing minor dry patches but I can’t say it properly healed my very dry and patchy lips.