Lanolin is the natural oil found in sheep’s wool, which is removed after shearing. It is very similar to the oils produced by the skin, which is why it is such a popular skin care ingredient. It is a great skin smoother and skin hydrator, treating a wide range of skin issues including dry skin, shaving rash and minor burns.
Lanolin creates a barrier on the surface of the skin to help prevent moisture loss. You can find it in everything from lip balms and hand creams to shaving cream and shampoo.