Why skin loves lanolin
Lanolin, as refer to “wool grease,“ is the only animal-based oil that can be obtained without killing animals and it is very similar to the sebum substance secreted by our skin. This natural oil is extracted from the wool of young sheep and it contains substances that play the role of natural skin lubricants that provide moisture, softening the skin. The reason why sheep can live outdoors even in the cold winter is because lanolin oil protects their skin not only from the severe coldness but also sunrays, wind, water and dirt.
Lanolin was once considered to be a big beauty no-no. Companies would label their product to be 'lanolin-free,' as if the ingredient was an inherently bad thing. Turns out, however, lanolin is one of the most skin-loving ingredients around.
Granted, the ingredient, which is derived from the grease extracted from sheep's wool, doesn't sound pretty. But it offers impressive benefits for the skin. "Its molecular structure most closely resembles that of human skin lipids," says Kirsten Carriol, founder of Lanolips, lanolin-based treatment products. "Also, it's a semi-occlusive breathable barrier, so it protects and absorbs at the same time. And once it penetrates into the skin, it holds up to 400 times its weight in water, so it's a fantastic moisture reservoir for skin." In short, lanolin works double-duty; it both moisturizes skin from the outside, and helps the skin to moisturize itself from within.The result: baby-soft skin.
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KICHO SHEEP OIL CREAM Extracted only from high quality recycled Totara wood and bark, Totaral
contained in cosmetics does not only increase products’ conservative ability, but also helps in improvement of skin trouble, soothing and protecting irritated skin. Totaral’s antimicrobial and anti-cavity components have been scientifically proved that it is also used as a component to make toothpaste.
Refining and processing technologies for oil from sheepskin are among the most important factors that determine the quality of good lanolin. KICHO Sheep Oil Cream only uses lanolin produced with the strict technologies of Germany.