by Mark Gray April 18, 2016
We use lanolin extracted from wool. This is sourced from sheep that live a free-range existence in the countryside of New Zealand.
With 22 sheep for every human inhabitant, New Zealand is a society ‘built on the sheep’s back.’ Historically bred for meat and wool, New Zealand sheep are now the foundation of a burgeoning market in skin care formulations. Kiwi scientists played a key role in sequencing the sheep genome, opening the way to new products that make the most of lanolin.
Genome project leader Dr Brian Dalrymple had this to say:
Given the importance of wool production, we focused on which genes were likely to be involved in producing wool. We identified a new pathway for the metabolism of lipid in sheep skin, which may play a role in both the development of wool and in the efficient production of wool grease (lanolin).
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by Mark Gray October 09, 2017
Researchers are looking hard at the untapped potential of natural ingredients in skin care products.
Consumers are driving this trend – but it’s not just about replacing synthetic chemicals with natural alternatives. In today’s world, the natural alternative may actually be more effective.
by Lilly Falcon October 08, 2017
by Lilly Falcon October 03, 2017
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