Andrew Kawalec

Managing Director LanEsters GmbH and also consultant to wool top making specialists Bremer Wollhandelskontor GmbH in Bremen, educated as a textile technologist in Bradford, England. He is now spending his second period of time living in Germany since 2002. He started his sheep adventure when he was 17 year old in 1978.

Travelling the world for the next 30 years as a wool, speciality fibre specialist (such as Cashmere, Silk, Angora, Mohair, Alpaca and Camelhair, and more recently Lanolin. He has learnt the importance of purity, supply chain partnerships and ethics in the wool industry and and the importance of animal welfare.

His vision is to re-invent lanolin by making it as pure as possible and derived in the most ethical way, therefore documented his processing of lanolin with AllergyCertified toxicologists from Denmark and approved by Vegetarian Society.



Our simple philosophy is that products that are applied to the skin, will enter into the bloodstream and thus will enter the heart unfiltered, therefore must be used in the purest form available!



Main applications for lanolin include: anti-ageing creams, day creams, night creams, baby creams, lotions, cleansers, eye make-up, foundation creams, lipsticks, pressed powders, shaving creams, sunscreens, soaps, hair products, ointments, lip balm for chapped lips and breast creams for breastfeeding mothers. It has been tried and tested and has been making a real difference to skin over generations and should always be the preferred way to deter wrinkles, rather than choosing invasive and desperate skin changing “beauty operations”.

We see increasing mistrust by putting “chemicals” on the skin, and a strong return to natural products that actually do something. My organisation owns recent tests on our flagship lanolin product “Veggilanol Gold” showed up to 55% wrinkle depth reduction in 6 hours and up to 36% wrinkle width reduction in 6 hours. The same report also says that trans-epidermal water loss averaged 28% with a single application. This led the study to conclude that “treatment with VEGGILANOL GOLD preserves skin hydration due to the film-forming ability of lanolin”.

I am passionate about lanolin. I would like to re-invent lanolin design, fit for the future and change to the highest possible standards. To bring back attention again to this wonderful and trusted natural ingredient, that has brought true benefits, and been caring to skin over generations. Lanolin has been used successfully by people for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians were using lanolin on their skin about 8000 years ago and its’ presence can be found in various cultures for the next millennia.

Lanolin is a natural product that is a sustainable resource. It is renewable and biodegradable, sheep live in partnership with people, often living on land that is unsuitable for other forms of farming or use. As a raw material it is truly environmental-friendly, and if people learn to start caring and looking after our planet and ecology, then sheep will continue to be around and in partnership with us for many, many more years to come.


We are the first company in the world to receive vegetarian approval for its anhydrous lanolin, lanolin derivatives and cholesterol range. It is essential for us to emphasize clearly that with ethical treatment and welfare of all animals in the supply chain, processing of lanolin brings only positive aspects for humans and animals alike.
On top of it, we have also first AllergyCertified lanolin as a raw material, COSMOS approved and Natrue certified.
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“Veggilanol Gold” is ideal for natural cosmetic products, lanolin-rich formulations, cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes, a wide variety of skin creams, including breast creams, baby creams, lotions, ointments, as well as lip care, plasters, shampoos, soaps and hair care products. Also, it can be used by end-consumers as a lip balm, nipple oinment for breast-feeding mothers, for atopic dermatitis sufferers, persons with skin allergies and difficult to heal wounds.

LanEsters GmbH 
Auf dem Ralande 10
21465 Wentorf

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