Just as wool protects sheep from changing environmental factors, lanolin protects the skin from excessive moisture. Obtained in the process of washing and degreasing raw sheep wool, this oily mass with a characteristic scent is a complex mixture of sterol esters and fatty acids. Its unique qualities let it absorb up to three times its weight in water. Lanolin is an important raw material in cosmetology, forming a foundation for ointments and creams whose task is to oil and soften the skin. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not an allergen.