Before I went to Brisbane last April, I’ve done research on what is the must-buy local brands in Australia, and this brand, Lanolips pops up first. When I first saw their Instagram, I immediately hooked, of course. The branding is so minimalist and chic, trendy, something that will hook millennials right away. Naturally, I instantly add their Lanolips 101 Ointment MultiPurpose Superbalm Original to my shopping wish list back then. So is it good? Is it bad?
Kirsten Carriol had to catch a plane and was stuck for lip balm. That long flight became her light bulb moment. Kirsten Carriol was lamenting her chapped lips, when she remembered her father, a DNA scientist, telling her “ lanolin, from wool, is the secret to all skin moisture.” Eager to share this beauty secret with the world, Kirsten created LANO: natural lanolin skin essentials for laid-back, Aussie beauty.
What it is:
A multi-award-winning, natural lip balm that locks hydration with the world’s best lanolin.
What it does:
Unleash the power of this multitasking, hard-working balm. Apply it to your lips every night and wake up to supple lips. Apply it during the day as your daily lip balm or use it as a base before applying your lip colour. Lanolin holds 200% of its weight in moisture.
As its name suggests, it has many uses beyond just lips. Apply it to dry cuticles, cracked heels, or dry nasal passages. Use it to keep eyebrows in place; on windburn and cold-chapped cheeks; on dry, brittle nails; on paper cuts; or on insect bites. Melt it into your own moisturizer to supercharge it. Mix a tiny bit with your foundation for a natural, dewy look.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologically tested, vegetarian and baby friendly, not tested on animals, and free of artificial colours, fragrances, parabens, petrolatum, PEGs, and mineral oil.
-Pure Lanolin: Nature’s Wonder Moisturizer™; its unique molecular structure closely resembles and mimics natural skin lipids.
If you’re familiar with Lucas Papaw Ointment, I personally think that this Lanolips 101 Ointment is like a more escalated version of Lucas Papaw. While Lucas Papaw packaging and branding seems like the old school one, Lanolips have more modern approach with their branding. Though their products is eerily similar with the 101 ointment concept, they have different ingredients based though, Lucas Papaw with its Papaya extract, and Lanolips with the Lanolin.
Texture wise, this Lanolips 101 Ointment is pretty similar to other similar products in the market. But I feel like it is way smoother and not as thick as other product in the market. It would also melt and glides nicely once I put it on my lips. And I’m surprised that this product could make my lips well moisturized for the whole day, which is rare, considering I have very dry lips, and even everyone’s holy grail, the NUXE Rêve de Miel also didn’t make my lips well moisturized for the whole day.
Not just on lips, it would also moisturize your dry body parts really well. However, since I owned their allover ointment (will review it soon!), I only use this Lanolips 101 Ointment for lip balm only. It’s nice, scentless, and if I happened to accidentally licked it, it didn’t taste like chemical or anything at all.
So, overall, this is probably one of the best lip balms that I’ve ever tried and a friend of mine that also purchased this product with me also saying the same thing! Too bad we didn’t buy any backups. 😥
Will I recommend it? Definitely! It works really well, and do I need to say it again? This is probably one of the best lip balms that I’ve ever tried! Not to mention the price is not that expensive, it’s pretty affordable at around $12~$13 in Australia if I’m not mistaken. So, if you happened to visit Australia or found Lanolips on your local Sephora or Boots, I highly recommend you to try this product because it’s *that* good!