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101 ointment

The 100 percent medical-grade lanolin cure-all balm replete with 101 uses.

Written By JAYME CYK


For Lano Lips Hands Allover founder Kirsten Carriol, you could say that lanolin (a 100 percent natural substance found on the wool of sheep that helps keep their coats protected and dry throughout the year) is all in the family. While Carriol was growing up, lanolin was the only formula her parents used on her skin. The Australia-based entrepreneur vividly remembers the extraordinary feel of lanolin on the sheep’s wool from her childhood spent on her grandparents’ sheep farm. And her professor father (an award-winning research pioneer in the science of DNA) told her the molecular structure of lanolin is the secret to skin moisturization because it mimics human skin lipids.

But it wasn’t until later (specifically 2009) that Carriol realized her childhood memory could turn into a full-fledged business. Her first product and rightful hero is the 101 Ointment, a 100 percent medical-grade, cruelty-free, all-purpose lanolin balm. The formula is so safe (it contains no residual pesticide chemicals or additives, and it is hypoallergenic and free of color and odor) that it can be used on the mouths of newborn babies and is used in hospitals after surgeries to help open wounds heal. Basically, it’s the perfect product for the whole family.


“I keep this in my kit because it works really well and doesn’t get sticky. I like to use it on lips because of its slippery texture. I also use it to highlight the skin.”—Jo Strettell, makeup artist

“This is a great item to have for lips, cuticles, or chapped skin. I also like that the texture isn’t too greasy.”—Denika Bedrossian, makeup artist


Apply on lips, cuticles, dry heels, insect bites, and elbows. The list goes on and on and on.  

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