Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips and What is Lanolin?

Ok, so if you’ve never heard of Dr. Lipp it’s a mega cult product, loved my professional make up artists and journalists alike. I love their Twitter page, it made me smile and the girls who are running it are super and deserve an award for doing such a great job.

I also just love the illustrated background that they’ve had made for their social page and press release, it’s fun and make a ordinary product a bit more interesting to me. I love pin up ladies, so this really caught my eye…

The only ingredient in Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips is Medical Grade Lanolin, which means it’s the highest quality lanolin. Here’s the blurb on the back of pack so you can see what they have to say, I love the tone of voice…

Lanolin is a oil that is secreted by sheep, it’s what protects the sheep from the elements. It’s like the oil that we have on our skin and hair. Lanolin is harvested by removing it from wool that has been sheared from sheep. Lanolin is used is lots of cosmetics as well as for other things like lubricants and waterproofing products. One of it’s most popular uses for cosmetics is as a nipple balm, which is what Dr. Lipp was originally formulated for.

Because the product is just Lanolin, it can be used for lots of things, it’s like a natural version of Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) it has a similar texture and consistency and feels the same on. It’s a think yellow tinted clear cream with a slightly glossy finish. I don’t personally like it on my lips but have been using it on my cuticles and on dry skin. I really don’t like Vaseline based lip balms or Carmex (lanolin based lip balm) so it was unlikely that I would like this either.

However, if you are currently using Vaseline and want to try something natural, this is the perfect alternative.

Have you tried Dr. Lipp? What did you think?

What’s your favourite lip balm?

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