Baa baa black sheep. It looks like wool is not the only thing you should be asking from these curly-haired creatures. For those in the know, countries like Australia and New Zealand are pretty famous for purporting the use of lanolin — a fatty substance found on sheep's wool — in skincare. What it does for your skin? It nourishes, moisturises and leaves a glossy sheen — making it a godsend for cold, dry climates and dehydrated, cracking skin.
Lano creator Kirsten Carriol, sought to create ultra-pure, medical-grade lanolin for her skincare range and the resulting products are both comforting and — thanks to the cute packaging — easy on the eyes. The Original 101 Ointment is a multi-purpose superbalm that's great for dry patches like the elbows, knees and even dried-out lips. This multi-award winning balm holds 200 per cent of its weight in moisture and its molecular structure closely resembles and mimics the skin's own oils for optimum performance.
The Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-in-1 is the ultimate lip balm. Creamy and fluffy, this conditions and smoothes while giving a nice sheen to the lips. The banana flavour is also a dose of happy to give you that vacay feeling, even on Mondays. The All-Over Golden Dry Skin Salve, meanwhile, can transform exceptionally dry skin. Packed with a quadruple dose of lanolin, it also contains vitamin E and manuka honey to protect against cold, windy weather, making it the perfect in-flight companion.
From US$15. At Net-a-Porter.com