Functions and Applications
Wool wax is a naturally occurring substance, designed by nature to soften both skin and wool fibres, and to protect them against adverse outside weather conditions.
Medicinal, cosmetic and skin-care products
The best known uses of refined wool wax products (lanolin and lanolin derivatives) are in the field of medicine, cosmetics and toiletries, which all take advantage of these natural protective qualities.
Lanolin is a key ingredient in some of the world’s most popular cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Without it, they would not have the highly valued emollient qualities that protect and care for our skin and hair.
The use of lanolin is not restricted to topical cosmetic or medicinal purposes. Over the centuries, people have discovered that wool wax can also be used for a variety of technical applications, such as lubricants or protective preparations for ferrous metals.
Indeed, the number of potential uses for lanolin has increased dramatically as a result of its use in important industrial processes.