Know Your Ingredients: Isopropyl Lanolate

by Gio

What it is
Isopropyl Lanolate is a fatty material derived from lanolin (a substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep to make wool waterproof ).

What it does
Isopropyl Lanolate is an emollient that makes skin soft and smooth.
It also used to hold together the ingredients of powder products.

Side effects
Isopropyl Lanolate is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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Janessa August 12, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Yesterday at my mall, I went to draw people and then shopping afterwards. This lady gave us samples in tiny packets and then drew us in for this “treat” where she applied this “miracle gel” on her wrist and underside of her arm. She was telling me of all the good stuff like green tea and vitamins and how it exfoliates but does a mask as well. It protects one from then sun too.
What a load of crap! I read the ingredients and there was vitamin E (quite near the end) and some bark ingredient. Nothing else?! Haha. No active ingredients either and thank you, Gio! I would never have been able to do that without you.

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beautifulwithbrains August 15, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Janessa, oops, I can’t believe I’ve missed this comment, I’m so sorry. 😳 And well done for seeing through her nonsense! I’m glad if I could help you doing that, and you’re a very smart girl! People like that really irritate me. I know they’re just repeating what the brand’s rep told them to to entice customers to buy, but when you know it’s a load of crap, it’s hard not to say so, you know? You don’t wanna be rude, but don’t wanna listen to it either so you just end up thinking “stop talking, will you, so I can politely say goodbye and go away”.. lol. 🙂

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Janessa August 15, 2012 - 10:04 pm

Aw, Giorgia. I don’t mind! :] You’re always so wonderful to give such amazing replies. Thanks 😀 and yup. Sorry I’m taking so long to send your package. I will send it before August ends.

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beautifulwithbrains August 16, 2012 - 5:50 am

No need to apologize hun, and thank you! You are spoiling me! But I appreciate all you do for me and if there’s something I can do for you, just let me know. 🙂

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