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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Review: Lanolips Golden Ointment

I make no bones about the fact that I'm a big fan of Lanolips, I own every shade they have of the coloured balms, and I use the 101 Ointment very regularly too.  I'm not plagued with particularly dry skin on my body (I don't even use body lotion - sorry!), so it's taken me a while to get around to trying the Golden Ointment, which is the latest addition to their body-product range, but I'm glad I finally have tried it, because it's rather wonderful stuff.

Initially I thought this might make a great treat for MrLippie's scarily dry and scaly elbows, but he's taken to using his face moisturiser on those, and it's working pretty well, to be honest (please don't ask about my reaction to the fact that he's been washing his face with his L'Occitane shower gel though), so I've been using it on my cuticles and my exceptionally dry feet.

My cuticles have been dreadful for the last month or so, I've no idea what's been going on with them, but, after the first application of this, the redness, splitting and peeling was soothed, and after 24 hours or so you'd barely know how dreadful they were the day before.  It's practically a miracle worker!  It's not been quite so miraculous on my feet, I must admit (probably because the skin is thicker, now I come to think of it), but it does mean that my feet aren't as scaly this year as MrLippie's elbows usually are!

It's a very thick, very sticky ointment that does take some working into the skin, and you do need to leave yourself a few minutes for it to finish sinking in, but when it does, your skin is left feeling like it has a silky coating, and this can be rather addictive, if you use it, for example, as a handcream or something.  It's not recommended for use as a lip balm, btw, and I can see why.  It doesn't have a strong scent, which is surprising as one of it's main ingredients is manuka honey - known for its healing properties -, and the moisturisation seems to last a good long while.  Its packed full of vitamin E too, so I have a feeling it would work well in helping to heal scars.

I'd use this as a specialised healing treatment for particular patches of dry and irritated skin, as well as a treat for my cuticles and feet, rather than the more multi-purpose uses of the Lanolips 101, but it's highly recommended.

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