Lansinoh HPA Lanolin: A Review


Lansinoh HPA Lanolin is a described as a cream that nursing mothers can use to soothe their aching, extremely dry and maybe even chapped nipples. It’s meant to not only soothe but also to protect the nipple area by forming a protective barrier on the skin around that area. Many of those who have had babies will probably be able to relate to this problem, but I’ve yet to have a baby, so I don’t know how effective this product is on sore and cracked nipples. If it’s good for them, I know Lansinoh HPA Lanolin would be a Godsend because I remember seeing my mum on the verge of tears with this condition.

So what am I doing writing a review on the product, I hear you ask! Well, that’s because I suffer badly with very dry and cracked heels as well as very dry lips, and I reckoned if this product could help soothe and bring much needed relief to cracked nipples by deeply moisturizing the area, surely it would work on my chapped lips and cracked heels? So I went right ahead and bought it to see if it would be any good.

So What Is Lansinoh HPA Lanolin?

Although described as a cream, it’s a product that’s very similar to petroleum jelly type products such as the commonly known Vaseline. The makers claim it’s 100% natural, made from a single natural ingredient. This was one of the facts that made it very appealing to me. It was designed specifically for the relief of extremely dry, sore skin, in particular nipples.

 What The product Boast

·      Recommended by lactation consultants and US doctors

·      Soothes and protects sore, dry and cracked nipples

·      Contains 1 natural ingredient; no preservatives and additives

·      Hypoallergenic

·      Safe for mum and baby

Did it Work on My Lips and Cracked Heels?

This product is thicker than petroleum jelly, so it’s not nearly as easy to spread around.

What I would recommend is you take a small pea sized amount and work it in the palm of your hand before applying, because it then loosens up and becomes easier to spread.

A little goes a long, long way. However, I wonder if not containing preservatives means it has a very short shelf life. Mine went a weird colour and seemed to harden further, so I’ve not used it since just to play it safe.

I tried it at night before bed to give it time to work overnight. I put some on my very dry lips and cracked heels, and wow, this thing works like magic! By morning, both my lips and heels were soft and supple! Regular use brought even better results. 

I also have to say it works really well on cuticles. All you need is a tiny little bit to gently massage into your cuticles and nailbed.

As good as I found it, the novelty soon wore off and I found having to work it to make it more spreadable a little tedious, so in the end I left mine in the corner, collecting dust until it turned a weird colour.

Those who are patient with these sorts of things will be ok, but if like me, you tend to be a little lazy, you may lose patience with it. BUT it’s sure worth a try if you have extremely, uncomfortably dry skin.

All in all, I’d give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars.

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Lotions Or Creams


We’ve all been there, ladies….walking into a store looking for a suitable product for your skin, can present a mammoth headache and I know I have experienced that in the past. What with all the beauty houses coming up with all the different options; oils, creams, lotions, serums and all that! Today more than ever before, women are spoilt for choice in terms of beauty products. How many times have you stood in front of many a beauty counter, scratching your head, asking yourself what does what?

Well today you’re in luck, as I’ve picked two of the most commonly used products, lotions and creams, to help you in distinguishing between the two and thus make it easier for you to decide which is best for you, based on your skin type. These potions are similar in that they are designed to soften and moisturise your skin, while some can even go one further and soothe and nourish. Besides the additives, they all differ when it comes to their oil liquid ratio.

So What’s What?

Creams are thicker and richer and are ideal for people with dry to very dry skin, or even combination skin types. They are a blend of oils and liquid, and contain a high proportion of oils, making them soft and easier to absorb than oils. Creams are made up of drops of water and a high percentage of oils. Overall, creams are recommended for the colder months.

Lotions just like creams are a blend of oils and liquids, except they are thinner and have a higher liquid content. Lotions use only droplets of oil, and are therefore very low on oil content. They also absorb very quickly into your skin, quicker than creams. Lotions are recommended for use in the hotter months.

Creams, compared to lotions, have moisturizing properties that last longer.

While lotions are not greasy and are ideal for people with oily skin, creams function in the opposite fashion. Because they are thicker and heavier, they are more suited to people with dry skin, like those who suffer the devastating effects of eczma.

Most lotions are made popular because of their cooling effect, making them ideal for use in the warmer months. Creams being heavier and more moisturising, are better used in the winter, as they’re good at creating a barrier against the elements, thus reducing damage to your skin.

Creams are harder to apply on dry skin, and are best applied straight after a shower or bath while skin is still damp. This will create a layer of oil, sealing in the moisture. When the water evaporates, it leaves your skin moisturized, soft and supple.

Having said that, choosing the right product can be very complex and will depend on the individual. It certainly can’t be summed up within the confines of a 500-word document, but I do hope this article goes some way in helping you choose the right product for you, whether it’s a cream or lotion.

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