lanolin : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
- n an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
- I wore a wetsuit with lanolin and Vaseline to block them out.
- Six of these ingredientsdecyl oleate, lanolin oil, propylene glycol, isostearic acid, acetylated lanolin alcohol and ceteareth-5are moisturizers and emollients.
- It has the brash irrelevancies of Steve Allen, the late late movies, the fast-talking pitchman promising a better, lanolin-coated world for $1 down and $1 a week.
News & Articles
- Sheep are ‘great pets’ that have various uses
The next time you use hand lotion, thank a sheep. Today’s Animal of the Day at the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show secretes a grease, called lanolin, that collects in its wool coat. Lanolin is used in certain types of hand lotion and soap as a moisturizer.
Aug. 7, 2013 - New Jersey Herald