I don’t like winter, I’m sorry but I don’t! Snow, Christmas and spending time at home in the warm is nice and all that but I despise being cold and one of the reasons why os because my skin feels the effects as soon as the temperature drops. This means I am always on the look out for product to help my inevitable battle with dull and dry skin and the devil which is chapped and cracked lips.
I was sent all of these products from Lanolips a while back and while I have been using them a while I wanted to give them a real test and hold off on posting until my skin really needed some TLC which thanks to this weather it does! Now face creams are not in this as my Clarins Hydra Quench is my all time go to and nothing has matched up but these three focus on your body with the Triple Buttermilk Body Balm (for very dry skin) £13.99* Your hands with the Intense Hand Balm (for very dry hands and nails) £9.18* and your lips which is my favourite as the name is ‘Lemonaid‘!!! and is the Lemonaid Lip Aid £9.18*
This is literally heavenly this Body Balm is one that is a real winner for me. Even the story behind Kristen making this (the creator of Lanolips) is fantastic. Inspired by her grandmother this award winning product reminded her of mornings spent with her turning milk into fresh butter. Made with pure medical grade Lanolin, a thick wax like substance that is uber uber good for the skin. This creamy, rich balm leaves the targeted area hydrated for hours and acts as a barrier. It does take a little while to work into the skin and I wouldn’t use this on my whole body as its not a butter and as a thick balm you would probably need a whole tube to cover you. On places like your elbows, knees etc. is where this is really powerful. I love this on my ankles especially as I somehow find on me this is where a lot of dryness appears in winter. The smell is a little odd, its milky but kind of soap like when its first applied but once you begin to rub it into your skin it disappears and becomes odourless which is a plus as I wasn’t too keen on the scent originally.
These are now my two winter handbag essentials. If I don’t wear lipstick, I go for a balm but find them a little dull, this however has me written all over it not to mention its called Lemonaid which makes me feel like no matter what I would love it. It is though generally lovely, a long time ago I fell in love with the Lanolips Lip Ointment (with colour) (£8.16) Lemonaid is essentially a clear gloss with gold shimmer throughout which is subtle and gently catches the light. It glides on easily, although it do wish it had an angled applicator but that is personal preference. It gives a healthy sheen while hydrating and gently exfoliating all in one and its not tacky which makes me really appreciate this, as I find long hair and sticky lip gloss and wind are a dreadful combination and any girl with long locks will agree. So a winner on that front!
Another hand bag must all year round for me is hand cream, soap and glory, neom (which my favourite one moroccan rose has been discontinued) i’ve tried them all this though has me. not your usual rose its more of a light rosewater scent in a slimline tube and a good secure cap. Which is a must as my L’Occitane one exploded, which was no fun cleaning up. This is the Intense Hand Balm and that automatically ticks boxes all year round, not just at winter as your hands are always exposed to the elements and are normally the first point of contact and to be honest they take a battering. A five pence piece size will do both just allow it to warm in the palm and rub into the skin and the beds/cuticle of your nails. It sinks in quickly and leaves them feeling soft and silky and you know when its on its working and not just sat on your skin which can leave you needing to use a lot and that means getting that ‘ooo can’t touch that’ for a good five minutes.
What do you think of Lanolips? Have you ever tried anything or what is your favourite?