The Benefits of Lanolin and Zinc Oxide

Posted on July 19, 2022 at 1:23 PM by Tom Swegle

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When it comes to skin creams, more ingredients don't always equal better results. Barrier Balm is an effective multi-use skincare solution that is made of simpler and better ingredients. With just two proven ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Lanolin, Barrier Balm can provide a myriad of benefits for your skin.

What is Zinc Oxide?

Zinc Oxide is a topical skin protectant that can be found in many skincare products, ointments, skin protectants, and more. Zinc Oxide is most commonly known as a primary ingredient in sunscreen as it protects your skin from harmful UV rays. However, Zinc Oxide has many other skin benefits in addition to protecting your skin from the sun.

  • Healing Properties: Zinc Oxide can help facilitate the growth of new tissues and reduce inflammation which is why it is so commonly found in products such as diaper rash creams, skin irritation treatments, and more.

  • Infection Prevention: In addition to its inherent antibacterial properties, Zinc Oxide also helps create a skin barrier that helps keep out bacteria that can lead to an infection. 

  • Moisture Locking: Zinc Oxide helps lock in moisture and prevent moisture loss that can lead to dry skin, chaffing, and more.

Skin Conditions Zinc Oxide Helps Treat

Zinc Oxide is found in a wide variety of skincare products and skin treatments. Some of the most common skin conditions that Zinc Oxide can help treat include:

  • Diaper Rash

  • Acne 

  • Dry Skin

  • Cuts and Scrapes 

  • Wrinkles and Fine Lines

  • And More!

What is Lanolin?

Lanolin is a waxy substance that is commonly derived from the wool of sheep. Lanolin is often used in a wide variety of skincare products, skin protectants, and skin treatments. Lanolin is a powerful emollient making it ideal for protecting, moisturizing, and lubricating skin. The skin care benefits of Lanolin include:

  • Natural Yet Effective: Since Lanolin comes from sheep's wool, it’s an all-natural ingredient free from any harsh chemicals or additives. This makes it safe and effective for all ages, skin types, and most skin sensitivities. 

  • Moisture: Similar to Zinc Oxide, Lanolin forms a skin-protecting barrier that locks in moisture, protecting and hydrating the skin. 

  • Deep Penetrating and Long Lasting: Lanolin is known for its ability to penetrate deep into the skin to provide effective and long-lasting results. 

Skin Conditions Lanolin Helps Treat

  • Dry, Scaly, and/or Patchy Skin

  • Dry and Sore Nipples Due to Breastfeeding

  • Diaper Rash 

  • Skin Irritation

  • And More!

The Combination of Lanolin and Zinc Oxide

When you combine Zinc Oxide and Lanolin, the result is a powerful, versatile, and long-lasting skin protectant and skin treatment. These ingredients work together to soothe and heal skin while also protecting it from further irritation. 

Another benefit of these ingredients lies in the variety of conditions they can treat. One jar can provide diaper rash relief for babies, prevent chafing for young athletes, and promote healthy skin for mom and dad! 

Start Seeing the Benefits for Yourself

Whether you’re looking for a skin solution for athletes, a diaper rash cream, or the best skin moisturizer, Barrier Balm can do it all. See for yourself why Barrier Balm is doctor and pharmacist recommended!