I first used this on sore, painful cracked nipples when breastfeeding. I cannot tell you the magical relief! This stuff first soothes, then heals and protects and of course is totally safe for baby.
Then I tried it on nappy rash - well - by the very next day it was healed dramatically.
Now I use it on my very raw, cracked hands as I am a mountain sheep farmer, and out in freezing conditions, and always washing my hands in cold water. When I first put it on red, painfully cracked hands, it looks even redder and more angry, but by morning, they are healed! Also soft and no longer dry, just supple. It also is not greasy.
If you are in the slightest doubt about lanolin, look it up on Wikipedia, (as I did) and you will see that totally erroneous information was put out to the public in a badly flawed trial. I know, from sheep shearing, how wonderful lanolin is, and I am allergic to so many hand creams I've ever tried in the past.
The other night I couldn't find my Lansinoh cream and put on Decleor Iris serum instead (£54 for a minute bottle, given as a Christmas present). By next morning my hands were even more dry, more painful and cracked than the day before.
One tip, keep this stuff somewhere warm, like near a radiator ( I keep mine near the Rayburn)as it goes on far better when warm.
There is one thing I don't like about this product - the name. Whenever I try to recommend it to a friend, I can't remember the name as it is a very unfamiliar word.
Don't be put off by the price, a tiny amount goes a very long way and it will last you ages.
I will never bother with any other hand cream, as this does all, and more than I could ever wish for, and no nasty chemical additives like parabens and propylene glycol (which even premium brands like Liz Earle inexplicably contain.