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Definition of Lanolin

  1. Also called wool fat, lanolin is a greasy wax that has moisturizing properties and high water-absorption capabilities. It comes from the secretion of wool-bearing animals. Considered hypoallergenic and to limit the growth of bacteria, lanolin can be used as a cream to soothe skin. Lanolin cream can be used by breastfeeding mothers, to treat chapped lips, diaper rash, dry or itchy skin, rough feet, and minor cuts and burns.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 14, 2016

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