According to the famous trendsetter Coco Chanel, beauty is a formidable weapon, and a woman has the face that she deserves. Be that as it may, it is important for any woman to be beautiful and attractive with smooth, beautiful skin, shiny healthy hair and well-groomed hands. In this she can be helped by an inexpensive and effective product manufactured by Nevskaya Cosmetics - lanolin cream, the composition of which is developed on the basis of lanolin.
A bit of history
The lanolin cream is mentioned in the Bible, as well as in the records of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It was used mainly for dry skin to rid it of cracks. The benefits of this wonderful natural product extracted from the wool of sheep were already known at that time. Very soon, lanolin cream was also known in other countries, and it appeared in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Already in the XIX century, it was noticed that a cream with lanolin has a much better effect than any of its analogues based on paraffin or petroleum jelly. But in the 60s of the XX century, when the lanolin cream was in great demand, doubts arose about its safety. The reason for this was the frequent cases of allergies that arose when using this product.
As it turned out, pesticides were to blame for everything, which farmers decontaminated animal hair from pests. So it turns out that lanolin thus contains and accumulates this substance that causes allergies. As soon as this turned out, the cream manufacturers immediately began to search for a solution to the problem of cleaning the raw materials from pesticide residues. Another 10 years passed, and a refined product appeared on sale.
Today on sale you can find lanolin cream for children and adults, it is safe even for pregnant women.
A modern product has a high degree of purification and only positive reviews from its users.
The cream has a softening effect on the skin, relieves it of peeling, the absorption process occurs very quickly, and biologically active components are perfectly absorbed by the skin.
However, one should not be overly keen on using lanolin cream in areas of the body where increased hair growth is undesirable.
A composition with a non-greasy texture, vitamin E and lanolin, is able to have an effective emollient effect and penetrate quite deeply into the skin. This is nutrition for the skin, its hydration and stimulation of blood supply in it. The skin becomes soft and supple. Recommended for those who have dry and combination skin. Hands, elbows, knees can also be lubricated with cream, and men can use it instead of aftershave cream.
This product can retain all its healing qualities for two years if stored in a dark and dry place.
Lanolin, extracted from sheep’s wool, is able to protect our skin in the same way as it protects lambs from the harsh effects of nature. This ingredient is the product of the work of the sheep’s sebaceous glands associated with hair follicles. It has good absorbency and excellent emollient properties.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals. It normalizes the blood coagulation process, relieves burns and wounds, and makes scars invisible. With vitamin E, the skin ages more slowly. On the recommendation of cosmetologists, a cream with vitamin E can be used for itching, ulcerative lesions of the skin, burns, wounds and stretch marks.
Moisturizing and nourishing dry skin. It is possible to use in children if, for one reason or another, dryness occurs on areas of the skin.
Apply a small amount of cream, it is recommended to do this twice a day.
About the benefits
The main cosmetic properties of this product include:
- ease of penetration into the skin;
- ability to soften its dry areas;
- the ability to deliver cosmetic and medicinal ingredients deep into the skin;
Lanolin contained in the composition of the product from Nevsky Cosmetics is similar to those substances that make up human sebum. It is this substance that contributes to the rapid impregnation of the stratum corneum of the skin and its less penetration for moisture evaporation. Thus, the skin loses moisture much less. In addition, the skin acquires the ability to additionally absorb moisture and ambient air, so that the elasticity and youth of the skin remain for a long time.
Animal fat based lanolin cream is recommended for use:
- with very dry, cracked, weathered and roughened skin;
- with withered, dehydrated skin on the face and neck;
- with age-related skin changes in the eye area;
- with itching and the presence of corns;
- for healing of cracks on the lips, as well as if cracks appeared on the nipples due to breastfeeding.
This product will be most useful for those women whose skin on the face and neck is very dry and dehydrated. Powerful moisturizing qualities of the cream perfectly restore the properties of the skin, giving it smoothness and elasticity. In addition, this cosmetic product applied to the face will protect it from negative ultraviolet exposure, thus preserving the youth of the skin.
More on the main uses:
- to soften the skin of rough and calloused hands;
- if the hands are coarse and cracked, because they have been in water, clay or earth for a long time, then there is no better way than lanolin cream to be found - it is he who will be able to restore his hands natural softness and elasticity in the shortest possible time;
- an indispensable tool for coarse layers of the skin. Thanks to the transdermal barrier in its deepest layers, water balance is restored, softness and smoothness return to the hands;
- when rubbing the product into the cuticle of the nails, their health is restored.
To achieve the effect, you just need to buy a lanolin cream and do not forget to apply it to problem areas every day - it is best before bedtime.
In this case, a cream based on lanolin will also come to the rescue. He will be able to rid your legs of cracks, corns, from the rough crusts on the heels that arise, as a result of prolonged wear of shoes, in which the legs are very uncomfortable.
To solve the problem, you should first steam the feet before bedtime, and then grease them densely with a lanolin cream. The effect will be even better if, after rubbing into the feet of the cream, put cotton socks on your feet.
Do this procedure with your feet only a few days - you will be surprised at the result, because the heels will be like a baby.
Unfortunately, this is a fairly common problem with breastfeeding, and mothers have to endure severe pain when they put the baby on their breasts. But the problem can be easily helped, you just have to get the same miracle cure - lanolin cream.
Just lubricate between the feedings the rough and cracked nipples with this product, and the skin will quickly heal and will no longer crack in the future. A two-millimeter layer of cream and several days of such procedures are enough to forget about cracking and irritation on the surface of the nipples forever.
But for greater certainty, before you start using lanolin cream, consult your doctor about this.
Men cannot get away from a razor, with the rare exception when they wear a magnificent beard all their lives, like, for example, the Old Believers. But most still have to shave every day and from drying out of the skin, which is inevitable in this case, they again save the lanolin cream.
After shaving, apply a sufficiently thick layer of the product on the surface of the skin, wait a couple of minutes until the product is absorbed, and then gently remove the residue with a soft cloth.
How to apply
Before applying lanolin cream, thoroughly clean the skin with soap and warm water, and then wipe it dry until completely absorbed. The tool is rubbed into the skin with the fingertips using circular massaging movements. You need to perform them until the cream is completely absorbed, and it is advisable to do this 3-4 times a day.
Although the cost of this product is small and you can buy it without any problems at each pharmacy, you can also make it yourself if you wish.
Do it yourself
Homemade lanolin cream consists of:
- vegetable oil;
- ylang-ylang essential oil.
- Melt a couple of lanolin, adding beeswax (a tablespoon) and 50 ml of vegetable oil to it. Everything should melt and become a homogeneous mass.
- We fill the prepared container with the obtained composition and add the essential oil to it - a few drops.
- Mix everything carefully and wait until it hardens. The cream is ready, it can be used to soften the skin on the hands, feet and even the face.
About contraindications and side effects
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to wool, then most likely it can also occur on lanolin cream, because it is obtained by processing the wool of sheep. Although, judging by user reviews, this phenomenon is extremely rare.
Be that as it may, it is better to do a trial test before first applying the lanolin cream, rubbing a small amount of the product on the elbow and keeping it there for several minutes. If no reaction follows, everything is in order, and itching or redness in this area of the skin will let you know that this product, unfortunately, is not for you.
You should also be aware that an accidentally lanolin cream inside the body can lead to severe poisoning.
In the video below, an overview of the creams of the manufacturer Nevskaya Cosmetics is presented.