Sheep's wool is a natural fibre and has many valuable commercial uses. Sheep
are shorn every year. Cleaning or 'scouring' of the wool is
the process of washing the natural grease from the wool. Natural
wool grease protects the sheep from the harsh elements and extreme
The raw wool grease is then refined into many different grades of
The Lanolin used in Lanocrème is of the highest standard and contains less than three parts per million of all impurities.
2. Absence of Cruelty
Lanolin is obtained from the wool of the sheep which is a renewable resource. There is neither animal testing nor cruelty to the sheep.
Lanolin is obtained from wool grease through the process of refining. Pure Lanolin used in the manufacture of Lanocrème contains less than three parts per million of all impurities. It is a unique and complex amalgam of natural waxes. Lanolin is not, and can not be, obtained from the body fat of the sheep.
Refined Lanolin is pesticide free. Any parasitic control agent applied to the sheep to prevent distress or suffering of the animals is completely removed by the process of modern refining. Lanolin used in the production of Lanocrème is guaranteed to be pesticide free. Refined Lanolin is considered more pure than most foods we consume.
Lanolin is entirely safe and probably the most tested of all cosmetic ingredients. It is included in all medical pharmacopoeias and the EEC Cosmetics Directive Second Amendment allowing Lanolin to be used in cosmetics without restriction. Lanolin has been used safely in Cosmetics for over a hundred years.
6. Environment Friendly
Lanolin is completely organic and of natural origin. It is non-toxic, non-hazardous and fully bio-degradable. It is environmentally friendly and a renewable resource.
Lanolin is not a significant allergen. As the incidence of allergies is less than approximately 6 per million then lanolin is less of an allergen than fish, eggs, strawberries, etc. Super-refined lanolin is available recording even lower incidence of allergies which is ideal for the use in hypoallergenic cosmetics such as Lanocrème.
8. Positive Action on the Skin
Lanolin has an unequalled moisturizing and emollient action on the human
skin, which it protects in the same way as the grease on the sheep's
wool protects it from the ravages of severe weather and climatic conditions.
ability to moisturize the skin is related to its water binding capacity.
The benefical properties of Lanolin have been known and utilized since
the time of the ancient Greeks. Lanolin is absorbed by the stratum corneum
it reduces excessive moisture loss, thereby restoring softness and elasticity,
especially to dry or chapped skin. Shepherds and industrial workers who
are in constant contact with wool are renowned for the softness of their
9. Hair Growth
Myth - Lanolin does not cause hair to grow, either on the face or elsewhere.
If it were a hair growth stimulant, demand would outstrip supply.
10. Quality Control
Modern refineries produce Lanolin of the highest standard. The quality of production is controlled by laboratories using sophisticated analytical techniques to meet and exceed worldwide specifications. The Lanolin used in the manufacture of Lanolin is of the highest standard and contains less than three parts per million of all impurities.