Welcome to Spring, officially! Here at the farm we are getting ready for April showers to bring us May flowers. Dry skin season is thankfully winding down, but you can still feel the benefits of a daily regimen using our skin cream. Here’s what Cindy in Chagrin Falls, OH has to say about it:
High Meadow Skin Cream has proven to be the most effective solution to my daughters’ sensitive skin. On both hands and face this cream has cleared up rashes and rough skin problems she has had since youth.
I am the mother of seven children and highly recommend this quality natural cream as a solution for any skin issues.
This cream has also become my skin cream of choice. I use it daily and am very happy with the results.
And now here’s an interesting scientific take on why our skin loves lanolin, reprinted from Body + Soul:
Lanolin was once considered to be a big beauty no-no. Companies would label their product to be ‘lanolin-free,’ as if the ingredient was an inherently bad thing. Turns out, however, lanolin is one of the most skin-loving ingredients around.
Granted, the ingredient, which is derived from the grease extracted from sheep’s wool, doesn’t sound pretty. But it offers impressive benefits for the skin. “Its molecular structure most closely resembles that of human skin lipids,” says Kirsten Carriol, founder of Lanolips, an award-winning range of lanolin-based treatment products. “Also, it’s a semi-occlusive breathable barrier, so it protects and absorbs at the same time. And once it penetrates into the skin, it holds up to 400 times its weight in water, so it’s a fantastic moisture reservoir for skin.” In short, lanolin works double-duty; it both moisturizes skin from the outside, and helps the skin to moisturize itself from within. The result: baby-soft skin.
Where it all began
Lanolin has been used as a moisturizer since Ancient Greek times. It wasn’t until the 1960s that it began to garner a bad name for itself, with consumers reporting allergies to lanolin. It is now known that the real culprit was modern, pesticide-laden farming practices; if lanolin is not highly processed and purified, traces of such chemicals remain in the lanolin, with the potential to trigger allergic reactions down the line. Changes in these practices, as well as developments in processing technology, have allowed for much purer lanolin to hit the market.
Now that lanolin has been embraced once again by the beauty mainstream (Lanolips won a prestigious Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Award for Britain’s ‘Best new skincare treatment’), look set to see lanolin star in a new generation of beauty buys.
Read the full article on Body + Soul.