Dry skin saviors I’m obsessing over

Or… in other words, my Accutane journey continues.

I just started my second month, and still can’t get used to the fact that my face does not look like it’s been submerged in a bucket full of oil, at the end of my work-day.

If your dry skin could use a new BFF, this post is for you.

Here’s what we have: The Rose Hand Cream, Everywhere Multi-Cream, All-Over Skin Salve and 101 Ointment from Lano- Australian skincare brand, winner of over 50 global awards.

Ah, so where do I start? I already talked about the Everywhere Multi-Cream few posts ago, where I told you that very few products impress me this quickly. It’s a rich, all-over moisturizer that leaves your skin feeling so quenched and healthy. You can use it as a face cream, hand cream, eye cream- wherever you do use, your skin will feel silky smooth. Chances are, you already know that I’m loving this stuff.

Extremely dry skin? You’ll love the super intense Golden Dry Skin Salve. It’s much thicker- it’s actually a bit difficult to squeeze out of the tube and needs some warming up before applying, but it’s very effective at treating those exceptionally dry patches. This salve is perfect for elbows, heels, arms, knees- all those places where your skin gets super dry during colder months.

Lanolips 101 Ointment, Rose Hand Cream, Allover Golden Dry Skin Salve and Allover Everywhere Multi-Cream.

Lanolips 101 Ointment is a multi-purpose superbalm that I especially love using on my lips. Guys, I know I’ve been yapping about my dry skin and dry lips non-stop but even though I’ve suffered from chronically dry lips for as long as I can remember, I never had to deal with them being as bad as they are now. Few weeks ago I fell in love with the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, and there’s a new favorite in town. The 101 Ointment gives the same, if not slightly better, effect, without feeling as heavy and sticky. My dermatologist keeps suggesting petrolatum products, but while they do help with “regular” dryness, they’re not much help to me at the moment.

Last, but not least, there’s the Rose Hand Cream– a blend of lanolin and rose oil. I don’t know what it is about rose water and rose oil products, but I used to hate them. Growing up,  one of my least-favorite aunts used to always use that old-school, powder cheek rouge that had an awfully strong rose scent. She used to layer it up as if there was no tomorrow. That strong, rosy scent followed her everywhere she went. And then it just lingered for ages. I could always tell she was over, whenever I was walking up the stairs when coming home from my music classes  Ever since then, I avoided rose products and it wasn’t until few years ago that I fell in love with them (it all started with this facial mist).

Anyway, going back to this hand cream- it’s pretty amazing. I usually like overly-greasy hand creams- the kind where you can’t really touch anything until it absorbs into the skin. This one is different. It’s soothing, nourishing and hydrating, but it absorbs in heartbeat and does not leave a greasy residue. The delicate rose scent is also very pleasant and not offensive or overwhelming at all. Recently, I also developed eczema on my my hands, which I’m told is normal while starting the accutane treatment, and I’ve been loving this hand cream. My hands are also loving the  Skin Food cream and this hand cream from The Body Shop.

As you can see, I really dig these products (they were not gifted to me by the brand, btw). All Lano products contain no artificial colors, fragrances, paragons, petrolatum, mineral oil or sulfates. The secret here is lanolin- something that’s probably best known to breastfeeding mothers.  Lanolin is a wax secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep. While Lano products are said to be cruelty-free (it’s said to be derived from sheered wool) , lanolin (at least in a lot of other products) is often a by-product of meat industry. So, while lanolin is a naturally-occurring substance, don’t let the cruelty-free claim confuse you, if you’re vegan- lanolin is an animal product. It’s actually one of the most commonly used animal-derived ingredients in skincare products.

Have you tried any of these products?

  • Jessica F. Walker

    I have not tried those products, but my dry skin is becoming a real issue. Its really cold where I live, and I legitimately rub my face down with coconut oil before I leave the house. Other wise, the end of my nose splits open. My cheeks have turned super red, too. Because of my new coconut oil regimen, I’ve stopped wearing make up. I’d love to try some of these to see if they help.
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    • I had a really really big problem with dry skin some time ago because of the meds I am on. What I found helped me more than any beauty product was a natural cream made out of… well… made out of snail extracts. I have been promised no snails were hurt in the process and it, ofc, has very little left out of the original substance, just an extract, but it seems to be almost a dry skin miracle.

      • I’ve heard of this! I was a little nervous to try a snail cream, but it’s really interesting that it actually helps! Dry skin is no fun. I’m naturally super oily and my skin would get oily even if it felt dry in the morning, since accutane I’m dry 24/7 and still getting used to it.

    • Definitely try something with lanolin, if you haven’t already! I mean, if it’s good enough for cracked and bleeding nipples from breastfeeding, then it might really help your skin. My meds make my skin super dry and my derm told me to put petrolatum inside my nose to stop it from bleeding, I’ve been using that golden salve instead, and it really helps. I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything with lanolin until these products, but I do know that nothing worked this well for dealing with this dryness I’m experiencing right now and I have A LOT of products. Sorry that you have to deal with such extreme dryness, I know it’s no fun! x

  • I knew Lanolips had lip balm but had no idea their range was so extensive. Love the sound of the Golden Dry Skin Salve, definitely something I could use for my dry skin at the moment x

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  • Joyce Ka Yan Lau

    Need to try the Golden Skin Salve, I get really dry eyelids!

  • I love this, thank you!!! My skin gets so dry in the winter, and it seems like nothing gives it the moisture I need. Can’t wait to try some of these!!!

  • I really am feeling like I’m in need of that hand cream. I don’t know if it’s eczema or just general dryness, but if I don’t keep up on a lotion routine, my knuckles just start to get super patchy and painfully dry. Even if I do keep up on a routine sometimes they just start getting that way. I’ve been really into heavier hand creams lately so this might just need to find a way into my life! Plus the packaging on all of these is so gorgeous. Throw anything pastel pink at me lately and I’m probably buying it.

    And I hear you on the rose scent. I didn’t have any associations with it like you did, but I just always thought it was more of an “old lady” scent. Maybe now I’m an old lady LOL But I don’t mind it as much. It isn’t my favorite by any means but it doesn’t bother me.

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    • Same here, if I don’t use hand cream, my hands get super dry, especially this time of year. Haha yes, the packaging is super cute and it helps that they’re actually great products too :)

      I definitely used to think that rose is an “old lady” scent haha and perhaps I’m kind of an old lady now, like you said maybe that’s why we both don’t mind it now haha :)

  • I was intrigued by the Allover cream when you first posted about it. But now I’m completely sold. I need all of these! xx

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  • Whoa, these look amazing. I’ve been getting into oils lately because my skin has been feeling and getting a bit patchy. I really like how these have no fragrances in it, it’s so difficult to find a face product without it.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

    • I know! I don’t like products with artificial fragrances, especially when it comes to my face. Fragrance does nothing for the skin other than irritate it which is why I hate the fact that so many high-end brands load their products with it.

  • I’m alwayssss looking for a great hand cream because my hands (especially cuticle area.. and I can’t be bothered with cuticle oil at night lol) get so dry. I went back to my Go-To Aveda Hand Relief and it’s been way better than anything I was using from Target. I may have to try the Lano line when I finish it to see how it compares…