The Blogger’s Fave Lip Balm: Cult Classic Lanolips Gets A New Look For A New Year

Whenever I’m asked to provide a list of my absolute must-have products for an interview or feature, a tube of Lanolips inevitably features. I’ll never forget speaking at a panel event with Jane from British Beauty Blogger and Jen from Beauty Junkie London, and us all simultaneously pulling out a tube of our favourite Lanolips balm to apply before we walked on stage; if that’s not a sign of being a beauty blogger favourite, then I don’t know what is. If you’re not familiar with the brand, then this essential lip balm contains 100% pure ultra medical grade Lanolin
(a wax secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals, including sheep) which literally melts between your fingers, providing a super smooth and
soothing result on the lips. The original ointment formula features 100% natural
ingredients, is 100% fragrance free, contains SPF30 and holds up to 200% of its weight
in moisture – so what’s not to love? But even better, this March Lanolips is getting a bit of a retro makeover while adding a few more products to their already expansive line-up.

The retro and clean design replaces a very busy tube that did start to look a little bit dated, keeping the focus very much on the beautiful tones of the product within. I’m not sure if I love it or not, or whether it’s actually an improvement on the pre-existing tubes – but it’s definitely breathing fresh air into a brand that really is a must-have. (I don’t say that lightly.) If you’re already a firm fan of the brand then you’ll be pleased to know that fan favourites remain, while a few additional shades are being added to the collection to help provide a tint and relief simultaneously. I’m obsessed with the Lemonaid and Banana Balm, but the tinted treats below really are a delight for the senses too; when you want a touch of colour but don’t want to compromise on comfort, these provide the perfect solution.

I do like the look of the new classic Ointment, which is in a far more handbag appropriate size and tube – although it does rather look like a hand cream! This classic tint/flavour/fragrance free formula can be used for anything from soothing nipples (if you’re a breastfeeding mother, obvs!) and cuticles, to helping burns and sores to heal faster; it’s a great little product to have in your bag or take away with you, as it tackles more dilemmas than I could ever list in a blog post. It’s like a cheaper and richer version of Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream (which I also love FYI. Multi-functioning products are my life.) If you’re a fan of the brand then you’ll no doubt see these popping up in the following weeks, but if you’re new to it – get yourself over to Boots and break your Lanolips virginity right now!

The new look Lanolips tubes will be rolling out from next week, but you can still grab the originals online for around the £10.99 mark. Find out more on their website here:

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  1. sassy
    February 25, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Everything from lanolips is amazing but this new packaging is not something I like…I'll stock up on older versions (they are cuter)

    • Hayley Carr
      March 2, 2016 / 9:50 pm

      I think it's one of those 'can't make my mind up if it's better' designs for a lot of people. But the product inside is awesome so I'm not that fussed either way!

  2. Kathryn Williams
    February 25, 2016 / 11:19 am

    I haven't actually used Lanolips before but the tinted ones look fab! Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  3. Pam Scalfi
    February 25, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I adore lanolips, this design is soooo cute! Wanting one of each!Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Katina Lindaa
    February 25, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    I absolutely love Lanolips! Nothing works as good for me, I love the strawberry one 🙂 This packaging is super cute, not sure id like a tinted one though cause I feel like its too sticky for the day so I only use it overnight xKatina |

    • Hayley Carr
      March 2, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      Ahh that's interesting – maybe just use the tiniest amount in the day? I don't find it sticky if I only use a little. Great as an overnight treatment though.

    • Laura
      February 20, 2020 / 3:28 pm

      Hello, I appreciate this is an old thread so chances are no one will see this , but I’m just wondering whether you think there is much of a difference in the different formulations of lanolips? If you’ve tried them of course! I’m just trying to decide which one to buy and I can’t test out the scent/formulation so I just have to go off the website description. Thank you for any help! ☺️

      • hayleyhalluk
        February 20, 2020 / 4:44 pm

        They’re all very similar – the only one that’s noticeably different is the lemonaid one which is a bit thinner and grittier.

  5. Vivian Yuen
    February 25, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Love the new design! Great move!Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE ~

  6. Beautylymin
    February 25, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    The Lemonaid version is my favourite lip balm ever! It knocks the socks off Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask! xxBeautylymin

  7. Shell
    February 26, 2016 / 12:06 am

    I've become addicted to Lanolips in the last 6 months or so – the original is where its at for me. I just love the stuff! They've got a rose hand cream out that I tried yesterday & that's nice too.

  8. Yiotou_La
    February 26, 2016 / 6:03 am

    These look great! :)Yiota /

  9. Bridget Dean
    February 26, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Loved this post! Will definitely have to try those lip balms out! xxx

  10. La Coco Noire
    February 29, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I am heeding your advice and getting myself down to Boots tomorrow in my lunch hour. I'm a total lip balm junkie…I have an entire draw full of them and will not leave my house without one. Not heard of these before (how I don't know) and am literally itching to add something fresh to my ever growing collection. LOVE the packaging too.xx

    • Hayley Carr
      March 2, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      Let me know if you like it!

  11. Anonymous
    March 9, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Love Lanolips – its an every day essential for me and the only balm I will use on my daughter when she gets dry lips. Although I have a weakness for ByTerry's Baume De Rose, I could literally buy 4-5 of these for the price of that, and so use this a lot more often! I can't say I'm that fussed about the new packaging – it's nice, don't get me wrong, but is it really nicer than the old design? I don't know, but with a product that wonderful inside it really doesn't matter to me!Kara xx

  12. Leanne Marshall
    March 15, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I love Lanolips, I use it every single day!!! The best tenner I spent on beauty i think!! 🙂 Leanne @leanne_g5

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