09-28-2016, 05:08 AM
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Anyone here have a lanolin allergy? I used to read about this from time to time on the boards but it seems to be an ingredient that is finding its way into soaps with increasing frequency. I used to use Musgo Real and Haslinger's Schafmilch, both of which contain lanolin and personally never had a problem. But I'm wondering how common it is to have issues.

Has anyone developed a sensitivity to it over time?

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 09-28-2016, 05:56 AM
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I have never had any issues with it. My skin loves it and I have used pure lanolin, by itself, on my skin a few times.
Works brilliantly, but the smell is quite unique. Shy

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 09-28-2016, 06:07 AM
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I am sensitive to it.

I don't know if it's an allergic reaction. Well surely not a severe one for me. It will give me a less than pleasant feeling of heat and slight redness around my neck.

I try to avoid it. Not strictly prohibited from my shave den though. I happen to love Mike's Natural soap and don't have any issues with them. Which is why I am not sure if lanolin in and of itself is the culprit that sometimes offends me.

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 09-28-2016, 06:18 AM
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  • TheMonk
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No issues at all, I've used many soaps with lanolin.

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 09-28-2016, 06:34 AM
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  • BobH
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No issues with it either and it does leave my skin feeling good.

Bob

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 09-28-2016, 10:52 AM
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Unfortunately, I must be allergic to it because everything I've used with it has been terrible.  Itchy skin, blotchy, red… like wool is scratching my face (especially neck) for a day or more.

Musgo Real, Mike's Natural, Creed hard soaps, Wilkinson Sword stick (blue), Barrister & Mann, others too I'm sure.

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 09-28-2016, 11:11 AM
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  • EricM
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No issues yet.  I love the post shave feel.

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 09-28-2016, 11:58 AM
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  • blzrfn
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I am a big fan of lanolin.  I am NOT a fan of over-the-top glycerine as an additive, which is commonly substituted on vegan soaps, as it leaves my face tacky.  I think the only negative reactions I have had were to certain fragrance additives and the mineral salts in La Toja will make my face tingle a little.

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 09-28-2016, 12:07 PM
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(09-28-2016, 10:52 AM)Nero Wrote: Unfortunately, I must be allergic to it because everything I've used with it has been terrible.  Itchy skin, blotchy, red… like wool is scratching my face (especially neck) for a day or more.

Musgo Real, Mike's Natural, Creed hard soaps, Wilkinson Sword stick (blue), Barrister & Mann, others too I'm sure.

Yes, from what I've read, this is the typical allergic reaction to it. Do you mind if I ask if you are sensitive to any other soap ingredients?

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 09-28-2016, 12:17 PM
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  • evnpar
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I prefer soaps with lanolin. They just seem creamier and are very nurturing to my Hollywood face. I don't know the percentage of people who react poorly to it, but it's frequently mentioned on the forums.

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 09-28-2016, 02:04 PM
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  • Nero
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(09-28-2016, 12:07 PM)scritchnscrub Wrote:
(09-28-2016, 10:52 AM)Nero Wrote: Unfortunately, I must be allergic to it because everything I've used with it has been terrible.  Itchy skin, blotchy, red… like wool is scratching my face (especially neck) for a day or more.

Musgo Real, Mike's Natural, Creed hard soaps, Wilkinson Sword stick (blue), Barrister & Mann, others too I'm sure.

Yes, from what I've read, this is the typical allergic reaction to it. Do you mind if I ask if you are sensitive to any other soap ingredients?


I'm not allergic to anything else, except strong fragrances or wrong fragrance, I suppose.

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 09-28-2016, 07:11 PM
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Love love love soaps with lanolin!

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 09-28-2016, 07:34 PM
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I can do with or without it. It works well on my lips (raw lanolin) in cold, dry weather during winter.

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 09-28-2016, 09:26 PM
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  • kav
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I just read some online articles on the subject. lanolin allergy is comparatively rare @ 6 percent of people who are tested, and probably even less in the general population. Allergy to WOOL is more commonly mechanical irritation by larger fibers and not lanolin. I am, thankfully somehow immune to even scratchy wool in spite of fair irish skin. Thankfully, no incidents of badger allergies have been mentioned.

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 09-28-2016, 09:31 PM
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No problems for me. And all of my favorite soaps contains lanolin. Works great on my dry skin.

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 09-29-2016, 01:08 AM
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No issues for me. I own and use several soaps and creams containing lanolin. Smile

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 09-29-2016, 01:12 AM
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I have no issues with lanolin soaps.


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 09-29-2016, 02:08 PM
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  • e-dub
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no lanolin allergy for me, but i understand your soaps didn't have it? either way, i love the ones i have!

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 09-29-2016, 02:31 PM
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(09-29-2016, 02:08 PM)e-dub Wrote: no lanolin allergy for me, but i understand your soaps didn't have it? either way, i love the ones i have!

Thanks - I'm glad. And you're right - no lanolin - but I've just been playing with it for the first time and quite like it personally. Wanted to see where people stood in general on it.

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 09-29-2016, 03:35 PM
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I'm a fan.  I'm allergic to lots of things, but apparently lanolin isn't one of them.

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