Radiance Discovery: The 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm by Lanolips
I’ve always had a thing for products with multi-functions. Not only do they have the potential to save me time and money, but I also I get to keep my beauty counter clutter-free. However, it is often a challenge to come across multipurpose beauty products that really perform well in all of the claimed aspects.
Recently, one multitasker that has made an impression on me is the 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm by Lanolips from kangaroo-land, Australia. For several years, I relied on Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 to keep my lips from chapping, but I decided to look for a replacement recently because I noticed sometimes, some of the lip balms I've purchased (although supposedly the same product) have a gasoline-like smell, which I dislike. I tried scented versions too, but I prefer it to be odorless.
So after testing a few lip balms, including the Nourishing Lip Balm by Avene, Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm, and the Vitamin E Lip Care Stick by The Body Shop, I found the 101 Ointment to be my favorite because of several reasons. Firstly, because it does not have any artificial fragrances or harmful ingredients, such as parabens (a common preservative found in cosmetics), mineral oil and sulfates. The lip balm is made of pure medical grade lanolin, also known as “nature’s wonder moisturizer,” a 100% natural substance found on the wool of sheep that helps keep their coat protected. It is the animal-cruelty-free by-product of wool washing after shearing, and one of the most skin-compatible ingredients there is because lanolin’s molecular structure mimics human skin lipids!
One of lanolin’s main features that caught my attention, as explained by Lanolips, is that it is semi-occlusive and semi-permeable, which means it allows our skin to self-hydrate from within. What’s more, the lanolin that Lanolips uses goes through an exclusive cleansing process to ensure their ingredient is the purest and creamiest. In fact, the color-free, odor-free lanolin is so safe it has been used in hospitals to help open wounds heal after surgeries.
I love this product because it is charmingly packaged in a small pink tube that fits comfortably into even my smallest bag. The thick, velvety balm is truly free of any smell. Most importantly, I adore it because of all the tasks it has completed for me. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: they’ve won a ton of beauty awards!
Below, I listed some of the things 101 Ointment has effectively done for me just from the past month, for your reference:
- To save my lips from chapping during the day and throughout the night
- To moisturize a particularly dry patch on my cheek
- To relieve discomfort on the back of my heel caused by a new pair of heels (can’t blame the shoes, of course)
- To nourish my cuticles (and to extend the polished look of my manicures)
- To soothe the irritated skin under my nose after a cold
- To alleviate the sting from a scratch on my neck
- To ease an itchy part of my shin due to dryness
- To add a glossy layer to my eye shadow (I was inspired by Elaine’s Chinese New Year makeup video)
Although the "superpowers" sound amazing already, I am actually very confident that I will soon find myself using the balm for other purposes, too.
If you’re giving it a try, what will you use it for? If you’re already all-too-familiar with the ointment, how do you use it? Leave a comment to let us know; we'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Key To Radiance is not affiliated with Lanolips in any way.