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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Lanolin Love | Lano for Lips & Face

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Winter has pretty much freed us from its cold, dry, grasp, Okay, you caught me trying to use an intro originally written in April. Oops? Regardless the season we've ended up in, the onslaught of hand washing has left most of us in need of some major hydration, and if you're like me, you're dealing with the beginning stages of winter dryness (gee, thanks indoor heating.) Even if you're not, can you ever have too many balms in your life? Of course not! Lano is your one stop shop for all things hydrating with options for just about all of your bits.

As the best place to start tends to be the beginning, it only makes sense to start with Lanolips Original 101 Ointment Multupurpose Superbalm. It's a mouthful of a name, sure, but it's oh-so worth it. The balm is thick, and rich (and if in colder temps, requires a lot of squeezing to get out of the tube) with a melting formula that sinks into skin while forming a protective layer. It makes an A+ lip balm, and for those who loved the original Bite balms (pre-vegan reformulation) this is an excellent option, but it does more. As the name suggests, this balm is multi-purpose and works on just about any dry patch you can slather it on (think cuticles, heels, windburn, nasal passages, elbows, etc.) 

The dry patch in question that made my love of this product infinite (and it very much is) happens to be my one perpetually dry elbow. Not both, just the left one. It gets otherworldly dry, to the point where it's physically uncomfortable, and so nicely includes hyper-pigmentation. A wining combo, if ever there was one. What I'm getting at, is that a lot of products have ended up on my elbow and done little in the long run, but this bad boy of a balm has made a major difference. So major that I've already finished this tube, purchased two more (you can haul them in a duo here) and am petitioning Lano to sell it in a gallon drum. 

lano tinted lip balm trio (1) lano tinted lip balm trio (2) lano tinted lip blam trio in rose, nude, rhubarb

If tinted balm is more your speed, or you just like having all the balm options, the Lanoips Tinted Balm Trio is for you. Available all boxed up together in this trio or individually ($13.50 USD  / $19 CAD individually), the range is home to three 'my lips but better' hues that hydrate, add a sheer wash of colour, and the perfect amount of shine. The formula is light feeling, with a creamy texture that is balmy and easy to throw on for the perfect blend of natural colour and care combo. The trio includes the shades Rose (a milky tea-rose), Perfect Nude (neutral pinky-beige brown) and Rhubarb (natural pink) that all work with your natural lip shade. They're all very pretty, but of course it's Perfect Nude that steals my neutral-loving heart.

As someone who is almost perpetually dry skinned, I am always on the hunt for the next best moisturizer. The Lano Face Base Vitamin E Day Cream is, as you probably guessed, formulated with lanolin to create a truly fantastic moisturizing option. It's thick feeling straight from the tube, with an almost paste-like consistency, but doesn't feel heavy on the skin and is pretty customizable depending on how much hydration your skin craves. The only downside I've found with this, is that it does have a naturally derived baby powder-ish scent. I don't hate it, and my skin is okay with it, but it is notable for those with sensitivities. 

I know, you're likely (actually, no you're being smart, you aren't going) anywhere any time soon, but the Lano Jet Set Travel Essentials Trio is an excellent way to sample three of Lano's skincare products in one shot. The trio is home to a cleanser, a mask, and a day cream, all of which are a nice size to give you ample uses of each to really get to know them before committing to the full-size.
  • Face Base Gelcream Glycerin Cleanser: a gel-cream textured cleanser. Simple, non-foaming, but leaves skin feeling completely cleansed and comfortable (aka not tight, or stripped.) It leaves skin feeling perfectly cleansed, but balanced, and is a great option for post-oil cleansing (if that's what you're into.)
  • The Aussie Flyer Leave-On Recovery Mask: a thick, rich, cream mask that gives skin a major dose of hydration with the addition of shea butter to the lanolin formula. You can apply it thickly, leave it for ten, then remove excess, or use as it as an overnight mask. I was incredibly impressed with how well this works in a mere ten minutes, as it made my always dry spots a mere memory.
  • Face Base Vitamin E Day Cream: we just chatted about this a minute ago, you know the deal.

Overall, I have to say I am a definite fan of Lanolips. Since prepping this post (months ago...) I've repurchased the multi-use balm and a tube in the peach scent. I'm hooked, what can I say? I truly didn't expect to love these products as much as I do, and can see them being long time members of my skincare routine. Have you tried anything from Lano, or want to?

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