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Is oleyl lanolate vegan?

Oleyl lanolate is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is oleyl lanolate?

Oleyl lanolate is a natural, wax-like ester that is derived from lanolin, a substance found in sheep's wool. It is composed of oleyl alcohol, a fatty alcohol found in vegetable oils, and lanolin acid, a fatty acid derived from lanolin. Oleyl lanolate has a unique ability to act as an emollient, which means it can soften and soothe the skin by forming a protective barrier that locks in moisture. This ingredient is commonly used in cosmetics, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals, where its emollient properties can help alleviate dry, itchy, or irritated skin.

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