Looking for Lanolin-free products for sensitive skin?

12/05/2020 — By Hannah Mepham

Looking for Lanolin-free products for sensitive skin?

Allergic to lanolin? Looking for lanolin-free skin care options? Here we explain why we do not use lanolin in any of our organic beauty products.

What is lanolin?

Lanolin is a wax that is found in the fleece coats of animals such as sheep and lambs.

Generally, Lanolin is considered a safe cosmetic ingredient that is well tolerated by the skin but it can also be easily contaminated and is a known skin allergen.

It is thought that as many as 2% of people with eczema or dermatitis have a lanolin allergyi and because the ingredient has the potential to irritate sensitive skin, we err on the side of caution and do not use it in any of our products.

Another reason that we do not use lanolin is because the ingredient is not suitable for vegans.

As a cruelty-free and PETA approved brand we avoid using animal derived ingredients as much as possible and do not believe it is necessary to extract this ingredient from animal coats for cosmetic purposes.

Instead we make our range of cruelty-free and lanolin-free balms, salves and beauty products with natural plant waxes, such as Berry wax and Carnauba wax.

 

All Green People products are lanolin-free

Looking for lanolin-free skin care and make-up options? Save 15% on our entire range of guaranteed lanolin-free products with code LANOLIN15.

Our lanolin-free lipsticks

Love lipstick but need your lipstick to be lanolin-free? Lipstick is largely comprised of wax and while Lanolin is an oily wax that will envelop the lips and lock in moisture, other natural waxes, such as beeswax, have similar benefits.

To make our Berry Nude and Damask Rose lipsticks lanolin-free, we start with a hard wax called Carnauba. This gives our natural lipstick a strong structure and matte texture. So that our lipsticks glide onto the lips we then add soothing Beeswax. A water-repellent wax, Beeswax is a super soft ingredient and in addition to making our lipstick extra easy to apply, it locks in the colour whilst keeping the lips soft and hydrated.

Like lanolin, Beeswax can also be used to hydrate and protect chapped lips and to create our nourishing Enrich and Enhance Lip Primer, we combine beeswax with Carnauba and vitamin E rich- Sunflower Seed oil. Ideal for softening sore skin, this helps the skin to maintain water and is rich in nutrients and antioxidants.

Velvet Matte Lipstick - Berry Nude
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Velvet Matte Lipstick - Berry Nude

Organic matte lipstick in a berry shade suited to all skin tones 

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Velvet Matte Lipstick - Damask Rose
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Velvet Matte Lipstick - Damask Rose

Organic matte lipstick in a nude-rose shade

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Our lanolin-free hand creams

Looking for a way to keep your hands soft and nourished with a lanolin-free hand cream? Instead of using Lanolin in our Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Hand Cream we use eight base oils which work in synergy to reinforce skin barrier function, hydrate the skin and improve skin elasticity.

For added nourishment we combine these oils with a range of natural plant actives including Marshmallow Root extract, an excellent emollient which has anti-inflammatory benefits to reduce the red appearance of irritated skin, along with Aloe Vera.

When the skin is dry and sore it is important to keep it well hydrated and in addition to delivering hydration to the skin, Aloe Vera contains a huge range of nutrients and active enzymes which play an important role in maintaining skin health.

Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Hand Cream 50ml
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Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Hand Cream 50ml

Antibacterial organic hand cream for intense moisture and protection

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Scent Free Hand & Body Lotion 150ml
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Scent Free Hand & Body Lotion 150ml

Ultra-gentle hand & body lotion for sensitive skin

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Our lanolin-free sun creams

Eczema sufferers can be at greater risk of experiencing an allergic reaction to lanolin and may also find that chemical filters used in some sun creams can aggravate their skin.

So that everyone can enjoy the skin safely we make our organic sunscreens without Lanolin, harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrance or pore- clogging ingredients. This makes our natural sun care the ideal choice for sensitive skin and people prone to prickly heat.

Scent Free Sun Cream - SPF30 200ml
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Scent Free Sun Cream - SPF30 200ml

High factor fragrance-free SPF30 sun lotion suitable for sensitive skin

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Organic Children Scent Free Sun Lotion - SPF30 150ml
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Organic Children Scent Free Sun Lotion - SPF30 150ml

High factor scent free SPF30 suitable for children with sensitive skin

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Scent Free Facial Sun Cream - SPF30 50ml
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Scent Free Facial Sun Cream - SPF30 50ml

High factor, scent-free SPF30 facial sun cream for sensitive skin

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Our lanolin-free nipple cream

Cracked nipples can make breastfeeding your baby a painful experience and applying our organic Nipple Balm can help to relieve the discomfort.

100% natural and entirely lanolin-free, our natural Nipple Balm contains calming calendula and nourishing Shea Butter to soothe mum’s sensitive skin and is also free-from parabens, phthalates, paraffin, mineral oil and lanolin. This makes it is safe for babies and young infants to ingest and means that it does not need to be washed off before breastfeeding.

Organic Babies Soothing Nipple Balm - Scent Free 50ml
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Organic Babies Soothing Nipple Balm - Scent Free 50ml

A natural soothing nipple balm for breastfeeding relief

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Discover our range of 100% lanolin-free beauty products, all made with natural and certified organic ingredients. If you have any questions for us, please join the conversation at @GreenPeopleUK or contact us on 01403 740350. 

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