Merino Lanolin Skin care
If for some reason in the near future you happen to be on a sheep farm or station, ask a sheep shearer to show you his/her hands. You will find that they will be soft and supple. The reason for their fortune lies in their job, each day of the shearing season they have their hands immersed in sheep's wool and because skin nourishing lanolin is found in sheep's wool the sheep shearers hands become soft like a baby's.
Sheep's wool contains a natural oil called Lanolin. In New Zealand there are approx 10 sheep for every person, many of these sheep can be found in the harsh landscapes of the south islands high country. The breed of sheep most suitable to these conditions are the Merino sheep. Merino sheep produce some of the finest wool and is sought after throughout the world however they also produce, in their wool, one of nature's best moisturising and protective barriers to harsh weather conditions and that is Lanolin.
Every year the merino wool is harvested from the sheep. This harvesting involves skilled shearers clipping the wool from the merino sheep. Once the wool has been harvested the precious lanolin oil is then extracted, refine and then used to as the base in the unique Merino range of skin care and beauty products.
The lanolin oil which is used in the Merino range of skin care provides your skin with an amazing barrier, which protects from the loss of moisture and natural oils from the skin. Other benefits of natural lanolin is that it guards the skin pores from the penetration of dirt and grime. Ideally one should apply lanolin creams to the skin before beginning work and also after work once the skin has been cleansed, this will help the skin retain it's natural elasticity and suppleness.