Some of you may remember my previous thread (https://www.reddit.com/r/wicked_edge/comments/l0eocb/itchy_neck_only_after_noble_otter_soaps_only/), where I was wondering why my shave soaps from Noble Otter causes allergic reaction, while shave creams do not.
tl;dr of thread above: shave soaps caused severe itchiness on my neck (even if I apply shave soap only to face) and various other parts for a few days, but spot testing on elbow didn't provide me anything like that.
Since then, I've looked into my medical history and found confirmation of allergy to sheep wool (thus, lanolin). I've decided to get a vegan lanolin-free soap from Southern Witchcrafts, which caused me to find out lanolin isn't the only culprit - I got the same allergic reaction, perhaps even stronger, even though it lasts less. I've combined a list of shared ingredients of these soaps and tested each component, such as coconut oil, aloe vera, glycerine etc.
This allowed me to find out I'm most likely allergic to castor oil.
The latest soap I've tried was Wholly Kaw Sans Parfum, and it's the closest I can get to an irritation-free shave - my skin ALMOST feels like itching, but it doesn't really. It's like a phantom itch, which doesn't cause me any problems, but still bothers me psychologically.
The question I want to bring up is - are there any high-quality artisan soaps which are made without lanolin AND castor oil? I know it's possible, as Propaso shave soaps are an example of that, but Propaso are nowhere as slick and good for skincare as everything I've tried so far from artisan section.
I love the Lanolips lip balm (original lemon flavour is my favourite but the strawberry version is a close second) but they are expensive and are currently all sold out at Sephora (I suspect that they might not be sold there much longer because they have been on the sale page for ages). So I've been looking for a replacement. I tried the Lanisoh nipple cream but found it too thick and difficult to spread (when used as a lip balm LOL) but I've found a great alternative for Lanolips at the drug store. Medela. It is clear and has a slight grape smell but not really any taste. It has a texture similar to the Lanolips lip balm (maybe slightly thinner which is a good thing) and it hydrates my lips really well and lasts well too. It is cheaper than the lano lips (currently about $13 for a big tube but I got it on sale for cheaper). If you like a lanolin based lip balm and don't have an issue with using something labeled as a nipple cream - try this.
I saw a YouTube comment that said if you soak a shaving puck that contains lanolin then the lanolin can come out of it.
Is that true?
Edit: I was looking around on a few forums and this seems to be said quite often.
I got a tube of lanolips for my birthday today and I wondered if anyone had tried using it on nails? Said its good for cracking skin so I wondered if it'd moisturise my peeling nails? :)
I've been using Mitchell's Wool Fat and I'm getting very bad irritation from it. My entire face doesn't feel irritated, only specific areas. Could that indicate that I don't have a lanolin allergy, or could it still be the case that I do?
Has anyone tried using some kind of leather cleaner on their phone case? Did it help with the patina? What were people’s experiences?
I’ve heard everyone sing praises about using lanolin on dry chapped lips, so I just bought a tube of pure lanolin to try as a lip balm.
My next line of thought was maybe trying it as a face moisturizer at night? My skin gets super dry in the winter and nothing I’ve tried has been able to help, and I hate buying lots of different products that might not work and either wasting money or having to return a product that will ultimately have to be tossed by the store.
Has anyone tried using lanolin on their face for dry skin? What were your results? I think if it works well for my lips I will patch test it and try it for my face; but I wanted to get others opinions if anyone has tried it before!
I've already searched on this sub for the best thing to treat dry lips, and that's how I discovered lanolin. I bought a bottle a few months ago and have been putting it on my lips every night before I go to bed. Previously I had been using petroleum jelly, but I've noticed an improvement with using lanolin.
However, my lips still get dried out. I put lanolin on every single night and I even apply it throughout the day. But after a while my lips will start flaking. It's like no amount of lanolin I apply can get them to stop. I have to peel the flakes off at this point because they're basically falling off themselves.
And I've been making a very conscious effort to not pick at them at all because I have that bad habit. They just start flaking on their own.
It's a never-ending cycle of this--I'll go two whole days with nice, moisturized lips, and then by day 3 they're flaking again. It's like they have to routinely shed their skin like a snake.
What am I doing wrong, and what do I need to do different?
Looking for a replacement for my beloved bite agave lip mask bc the new one SUCKS. I've tried lanolips and it isn't as moisturizing. The thicker the better! Preferably without coconut oil bc it makes my lips peel.
I smear some on every night before bed and it has helped so much.
Just wondering if there are any resources/chest sheets or rules of thumb for which fragerences/essential oils work well at covering problematic ingredients.
(Lanolin in particular)
Hope everyone is doing well it seems every pomade I've picked up as of lately (Ruezel & Goon Grease) contain Lanolin and my skin is highly allergic. Can anyone recommend some lanolin free pomades? I loved the texture and look of Goon Grease but the lanolin gave me a horrific reaction, thanks!
I was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations on the best wool washes that include lanolin.
I'm currently working on two projects using Lettlopi for the first time and am totally struggling with which wash to use. My current wool/cashmere/alpaca wash is from The Laundress, and I love it for how gentle it is and the cedar essential oils it has, but it lacks lanolin.
I've seen some reviews for Eucalan, KnitIQ no-rinse, and Outback Gold, but since I will need to order online (all our non-essential retailers are closed) I was wondering how strong they smell, if the no-rinse leaves residue (other than lanolin), and any other helpful tidbits experts here might be able to advise on.
Thanks in advance!
I struggled for years with chapped lips. All the products I saw recommended on Reddit (aquaphor, lanolin nipple cream, Burts Bees, etc) were doing nothing for me. Finally I did some research and even tho I’m not sensitive to wool found lanolin is a common irritant. I cut it out of my lip products and am finally healing.
Here’s an older, detailed post from r/skincareaddiction discussing lanolin free lip products
I was wondering, how does lanolin content affect fiber for a felt?, if most of the lanolin has been removed, how will that affect the process and end product vs a wool fiber still containing all of it's lanolin.
Lanolin is so thick it hurts to put on. /: Baby is 12 days old and I am SORE. Any ideas?? I need some relief and I want to continue breastfeeding but one of my nipples is in so much pain that feeding her on that one hurts extremely bad. /:
Ps, make sure if you use a shield that its the correct size!! Realized mine were too small two days ago but already damaged my nipples. ): Hoping they heal soon.
My hands are SUPER dry & painful these days. No lotion has helped, and I was desperate for a solution. I found a tube of lanolin I barely used while nursing and thought I would try it. The next morning, my hands are like new! It's really sticky, so I only put a small amount on the back of my hands. But wow!
Hello! I'm looking to buy lanolin to use as a lip balm. I've been wondering if I should splurge on Lanolips, but I'm really not thrilled at the idea of spending a fortune on customs or buying from an Instagram seller. Are there any good brands of lanolin in India? Thanks a lot!