I am SO excited to introduce you to my new favourite, all-natural beauty balm!

Meet LANOLAB: A proudly South African, multi-use balm that’s manufactured locally & works to exfoliate & hydrate the skin, heal & soothe minor burns and wounds, and speed up the healing process for cuts & minor rashes.

I LOVE that LANOLAB (R95 – BUY) is fragrance free (fragrance is the biggest irritant in skincare) and along with Lanolin – a clean, natural ingredient – it contains a papain extract.

Papain is the enzyme extracted from the fruit of the papaya, which works on the surface of the skin to break down dead skin cells. It has excellent exfoliating & hydrating properties – especially when applied topically. It also contains vitamins A & C which both have anti-inflammatory properties & help reduce skin inflammation. Papain is renowned for its ability to speed up the healing process for cuts & minor rashes.

Lanolin oil is a secretion from sheep’s skin. It’s very similar to human sebum – an oil secreted by the sebaceous glands. Because it’s so natural, it’s often found in products such as lip balms & nipple creams.

Lanolin is one of the best non-comedogenic (won’t block pores), natural moisturising agents available because the oils in lanolin are almost identical to ours. Lanolin is commonly found in lip balms & lotions as it works to lock in moisture while restoring & nourishing the skin. It soothes and hydrates very effectively and is great at protecting the skin in harsh weather conditions because it seals in moisture while still allowing the skin to breathe.

LANOLAB is a great choice for those who prefer natural products over more synthetic ones and want to support a locally produced South African product.

If I had to compare LANOLAB to another product, I’d say it’s very similar to Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, except that is has no fragrance, so even the most sensitive, reactive skin can use it.

LANOLAB USES:

Soothes & heals dry, chapped lips

Nourishes dry cuticles

Shapes eyebrows

Tames fly -away hairs

Soothes any redness after waxing

Gives the lips a natural glow

Soothes sunburnt skin

Soothes saddle sore, gravel rash or post-run & surfing chafing

Soothes & heal cracked heels

Soothes nappy rash

Soothes cracked nipples

It’s also important to mention that LANOLAB is free from Parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, colouring agents, silicones, GMO and, as mentioned previously, fragrance.

LANOLAB is a super clean, very natural formula. It’s NOT Vegan because it contains lanolin.

LANOLAB retails for R95 a tube & is available to purchase on the brands website HERE & at various stockists listed HERE

Q&A with LANOLAB owner Maryam Ahmed

What sets LANOLAB apart from other multi-sue balms on the market? 

LANOLAB is locally manufactured & 100% natural with no petro- chemicals or fragrance. Both of the ingredients are of a premium quality – our lanolin is a pharma grade one. There are no other skin repair balms on the market that have as many uses. It’s your gym bag / diaper bag/ tog bag /cosmetic bag necessity.

I LOVE the fact that LANOLAB is fragrance free, however many consumers – who don’t understand how irritating fragrance can be to the skin – may be put off by the products natural smell. What would you say to these consumers?

I love this question! Perhaps 1% of customers have commented that their kids thought the balm had a “funny” smell, but after applying it to dry lips a number of times, they all love using it. I would compare the smell to any other product containing papaya. Personally, I don’t ever purchase lip balms that have fragrance, as I find them too drying for my lips.

By not adding fragrance to LANOLAB, we’ve managed to keep it natural & haven’t needed to add preservatives or additives – this is important to many consumers.

What inspired you to create LANOLAB?

LANOLAB was started in 2014 when my husband was looking for a multi-use balm to assist with chafing, saddle sores, gravel rash and dry lips from harsh weather conditions during multi-day sport events. We could not find anything locally and decided to team up with a pharmacist to formulate the perfect product.

What has been your biggest obstacle in bringing LANOLAB to market?

Distribution is currently the biggest challenge. We have had so many national orders and enquiries from customers, so it would be amazing to have outlets in those provinces. As a start-up / new business, brand awareness is something we are working on 24/7 to get the word out.

GIVEAWAY

I have a lovely LANOLAB / DESRAY hamper valued at R1000 up for grabs.

It contains:

1 x tube of LANOLAB

1 x Cosmetic Purse adorned with images of paw paw’s

1 x silk DESRAY scarf (pictured above)

1 x silk DESRAY carrier bag (pictured above)

To enter this giveaway, follow LANOLAB HERE on Facebook & HERE on Instagram. Then leave a comment below this post naming one ingredient used in the LANOLAB formula.

Please remember to include your email address so I can contact you, should you be the winner.

The winner will be announced next week Friday 12 June on In My Bag’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE)

This giveaway is only open to residents of South Africa.

For more information on LANOLAB check out their website HERE.

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