What is lanolin?

This greasy, yellow substance is extracted from sheep’s wool. When purified, it is used as a base for ointments and creams. It is also used for preserving leather and as an ingredient in varnishes and paints.

Lanolin is a comedogenic or pore blocking substance. Research has shown traces of animal pesticides in lower non-pharmaceutical grades of lanolin.

Check the label of any of your existing products to see if they contain lanolin or wool based ingredients

Lanolin Skin hypersensitivity – What the experts say:

“Recommendations include avoidance of irritants such as detergents, solvents, and lanolin.”
Rudikoff D. ‘The Lancet’ 1998

a swirl of greasy or waxy looking yellow lanolin on a white background

Why exederm does not contain lanolin

We believe that there are better less irritant ingredients. We do not use lanolin in our products. All exederm products are non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging)

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