Let’s Talk Nipple Cream: The Discovery of my Holy Grail Lip Balm

 It wasn’t until my second baby that I heard of another use for the fabulous nipple cream. LIP BALM! Lansinoh is now my holy grail lip balm. Since switching too it 2 years ago I have not had chapped lips since. No lie! No chapping, cracking, peeling, nothing! It was a little different to get used to at first as it is quite a thick, tacky texture. I only ever used it at night in the beginning because I wasn’t used to it. The great thing was I would wake up in the middle of the night with the balm still going strong on my lips. I’ve always had dry lips and been a bit of a “lypsylholic” as my friends would call me. It was normal for me to reapply lip balm on my nightly trips to tinkle. There is no longer a need to reapply. It lasts and lasts. I have no issues with the texture anymore either. It softens and melds into your lips and I now carry a little MAC sample pot in my handbag that is filled with Lansinoh Lanolin for during the day if I need it.

From the Lansinoh website
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin, the leading product in its category, soothes, heals and protects sore cracked nipples. It is the only topical nipple cream endorsed in the US by La Leche League International*, considered the foremost experts on breastfeeding.
  • Soothes, heals and protects sore cracked nipples
  • Safe for mom & baby
  • 100% natural – world’s purest lanolin
  • Does not need to be removed prior to breastfeeding
  • Contains no preservatives or additives of any kind
  • #1 treatment for breastfeeding moms
Other great uses for this wonder ointment is on chapped hands, heels or any other area you are experiencing issues with dry skin. You need to use your bodies heat to soften and massage it into the area and when you wake in the morning your troubles are gone.
Bonus! This is so affordable. It comes in 2 oz tubes so you get a lot of bang for your buck. You can find this in the breastfeeding section of most drug, grocery and baby stores. I’m long done breastfeeding but I will never be without this in my household again.

*Please note there is a small percentage of the population that experiences a Lanolin allergy. Lansinoh is supposed to hypoallergenic though and safe even for those with a lanolin allergy.

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  • Suzanne
    July 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    I imagine this is why Amolin is MY HG lipbalm! (nappy rash cream). I’d imagine they have very similar ingredient lists.
    (I’m assuming you’re american…) In Australia we have a baby teething gel called Bonjela which is amazing for the huge, throbbing, under-the-skin pimples, numbs the whole area. I have so many beauty products from the baby aisle 🙂

  • Kristie
    July 30, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Thanks for the review. Unfortunately I am the very small percentage of people out there who have an allergic reaction to lanolin. This sounds like such a winner though. Bummer.

  • Anonymous
    July 30, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Really you liked Lansinoh? I used the other one (pinkish bottle right next to the lansinoh brand at shoppers LOL) don’t remember the name. I tried to forget this painful time (i’m talking about the first month of breasfeeding GOD It HURTS!!!) I taught Lansinoh was to gelee and hard, the other one was more creamy, but hey now we are talking about lip balm so I can use what left over for something else!!
    PS you are still breasfeeding and working??? How do you do it!???

  • Anonymous
    July 30, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    oups forget the last question LOL I read to fast the last part!!!

  • Makeup Chic, Literary Geek
    July 30, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    I had to pump full-time for 10 months with my first because he was a preemie, so let’s just say I had every type of nipple-helping product under the sun 😉 Lanolin was definitely up there with Soothies gel pads (also by the Lansinoh company), which are of course none other than glycerin pads (lips and nipples seem to have a lot of the same needs apparently). The only issue I personally have with lanolin is where it’s derived from. It’s totally humane as long as the sheep are well-cared for obviously, but I’m one of those strange people that can’t help but think about where things come from. So thinking about where lanolin comes from grosses me out when I think about putting it on my mouth. I was the same when I pumped and used to wipe it off (even though you don’t have to) because I didn’t want it in my son’s milk. I’m so weird! However, lanolin is AMAZING stuff. It really and truly is. Great post! Moms are so resourceful 😉

  • Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup
    July 31, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    I have an allergy to lanolin too so I couldn’t use it on my lips, but I just had to laugh because I just threw my Lansinoh tube away like two days ago even though I stopped breastfeeding over a year ago! Not quite sure why I was hanging onto it???

  • Daly Beauty
    August 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Omg I love you. This is too funny. Love it. Thankfully those breastfeeding days are WAAAAYYY behind me.


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