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A fatty substance found naturally on sheep's wool. It is extracted as a yellowish viscous mixture of esters and used as a base for ointments.
- ‘I'd remind them how he'd come in from the shearing shed for morning tea, smelling of oil and lanolin, teasing and annoying my grandmother as he ate his Sao's.’
- ‘These creams usually contain lanolin, wheat germ and cocoa butter.’
- ‘Two weeks after application of lanolin, only 24% of fruit treated with lanolin alone remained attached.’
- ‘Common allergens include topical antibiotics, lanolin in topical moisturizers, chemicals in dressings, preservatives, and fragrances.’
- ‘A natural, undyed wool cover can be re-waterproofed with lanolin every few weeks, or as needed.’
- ‘They contained no artificial colours, drying alcohol, synthetic fragrances, oily lanolin or mineral oil - all staple ingredients in many leading brands.’
- ‘There are currently two main commercial routes to obtain cholesterol: extracting it from the spinal cords of cattle; and from lanolin, the natural grease found on wool.’
- ‘Lip balm containing beeswax, lanolin, coconut oil or other natural moisturizers is an alternative.’
- ‘Lipids (eg, petroleum, lanolin, mineral oil) block moisture from leaving the skin by using occlusive or semiocclusive materials to form a barrier for the skin to better restore itself.’
- ‘I do not use paraffin, Vaseline, lanolin or petroleum based by-products in my range because these ingredients are barrier products in my view.’
- ‘Although wool can be damaged by moths, it contains lanolin, a naturally occurring oil that protects it from these insects.’
- ‘The oil component of ointments is typically petrolatum; creams tend to contain lanolin.’
- ‘We sometimes suggest a product containing lanolin, beeswax or coconut oil to moisturize the lips and discourage licking.’
- ‘When the season's over, their wool, meat, and lanolin can be sold for profit.’
- ‘Moisturizers contain humectants, such as glycerin, methyl glucose esters, lanolin, or mineral oil, that replace oils in the skin and promote its effectiveness as a moisture barrier.’
- ‘And it will include research into additional medical uses for sheep products such as lanolin and keratin.’
- ‘The young émigré began by packaging and peddling lanolin - sheep oil - disguising the odor with extracts of lavender, pine bark, and water lilies.’
- ‘He makes a marvellous, naturally scented cream from an old English recipe using only natural products - lanolin, bees wax, almond oil and aloe vera that he grows himself.’
- ‘For example, creams that contain lanolin - a wax derivative of sheep's wool - can cause allergic reactions and are comedogenic (tending to aggravate or cause acne).’
- ‘Vitamin D3 from sheep's wool, lanolin, is acceptable as halal.’
Late 19th century: coined in German from Latin lana ‘wool’ + oleum ‘oil’ + -in.
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