Q.) Where does Lanolin come from?
A.) Lanolin is a skin secretion of sheep and is extracted in the processing of wool.
Q) Are animals harmed by extracting Lanolin?
A) No. Lanolin is removed from the wool which has previously been shorn from sheep. Simply put, they get a hair cut and Lanolin is removed from the hair. The sheep are fine.
Q) I have heard Lanolin contains pesticides?
A) Merino Lanolin contains no pesticide or pesticide residue. First it comes from New Zealand where pristine environment is highly renowned and zealously guarded. Second, through the use of stringent testing and quality control only the purest form of Lanolin is used in the manufacture of Merino. To be honest the pesticide rumor is a Lanolin myth that may once have had some basis in fact but today has little merit. Companies and consumers are mindful of the perceived harmful effects of pesticides, such that their use is much restricted and continual testing is performed to prevent residual unwanted chemicals in products sold to the consumer.
Q) If Lanolin is what makes Merino so good why not use just pure Lanolin?
A) Pure Lanolin has been called wool grease and not without reason. It is greasy and difficult to use. It might be likened to putting Vaseline on you skin. It might work if you could keep it applied but not particularly pleasant or realistic as we go about our daily routine. Further, Merino contains other ingredients that help make the Lanolin even more effective on your skin.
Q) How does Merino help to heal my skin?
A) Merino helps by creating a healing environment. When your skin is dry, cuts and cracks have a difficult time healing because they loose elasticity due to loss of moisture. The Lanolin in Merino acts as an emollient, softening and soothing the skin and adding and retaining moisture. Due to its similarity to our own oils Lanolin can penetrate the skin better than most other oils.
Q) Why is Merino good for Diabetics?
A) As a direct result of the disease, diabetics frequently have poor circulation cracking and very dry skin, particularly in the feet. Once started the cracking is very difficult to heal. Merino softens and promotes a healing environment on the skin and once healed maintains a much healthier skin in the areas applied. An added benefit is that by applying the Merino circulation is stimulated to those areas. Diabetic professionals such as Sunnie Bell have endorsed Merino for diabetes sufferers.
Q) I think I am allergic to Lanolin?
A) Allergies to Lanolin have been greatly exaggerated in years past. While some people are allergic to Lanolin many more are actually allergic to other ingredients in products being used. Almost all reactions are confined to mild redness and itching. Merino uses fractions of Lanolin to further reduce the possible reactions of users.
Q) How much do I apply at once?
A) Remember, frequent small applications are much preferred to infrequent heavy applications. It is not necessary to use a large quantity of product at a time.
Q) Arenít all Hand Creams pretty much alike?
A) First off, Merino is a SKIN CREAM. Use it wherever you have skin. No all creams are not alike. The single most important ingredient in Merino is Lanolin. Once you use Merino you will immediately feel the difference. Here is a test. Work in the garden or work your hands in dirt without gloves. When you wash your hand they still feel rough and chapped and quite uncomfortable. Then apply Merino Skin Cream to your hands in several small applications. Your hands will feel great. In fact you will quickly forget your former discomfort.