Thursday, 24 November 2011

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

This multitasking balm is a cult classic product used by many make up artists because of its natural ingredients and wide variety of skin benefits. So when the UK suppliers at the Pawpaw shop, London sent me a sample I couldn't wait to try it out and see if it truly was a wonder product. I have had some experience with the product whilst assisting a professional make up artist at workshops in central london however I had not had the chance to really put it to the test. I wanted to try it on many areas of the body and see if it could heal and soothe different skin problems. Papaw is a different name for papaya and the product contains fresh fermented papaya within its petroleum jelly base.

25g handy tube - £4.20

The packaging for this product is simple and to the point. It is the product inside and the benefits of the formula which are most important and therefore well explained on the packaging itself. 25g is the smallest size available but even this will last a good amount of time as the ingredients are so rich and natural that a small amount is needed to achieve results. 

The balm texture of the product is non greasy and non sticky which means you can use it anywhere on the face or body without feeling uncomfortable or worrying about causing breakouts on the skin. Just some of its uses are combatting dry lips, dry elbows, cracked skin, eczema, psoriasis, healing grazes and cuts, sunburn, bites and splinters. Because of its many purposes it is a handbag essential for many women in its country of origin, Australia and has now been taken on by make up artists around the world as a professional kit must have. It is perfect for controlling unruly eyebrows or creating a colourless sheen on the cheekbones. I personally enjoyed using it on my lips before applying lipsticks or on my elbows and other dry skin patches during this cold weather. 
I would definitely recommend this to budding make up artists as a kit essential because I haven't found anything which performs as well and without any sticky texture or unappealing smell. I would also recommend this to ladies who are always on the go and need one product to pop in their bad which performs the task of lip balm, moisturiser and healing balm without the need to pack three separate products!

You can buy two 25g handy tubes for only £8.00 at now!


  1. Oooh this sounds like a cheaper version of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, I wonder how it compares. The fact that it doesn't smell is a plus, as that's the only thing I hate about 8 Hour Cream, will have to give this a go! x

  2. thats exactly what its like! but without the bad smell and horrible texture! go for it, its so handy!

    Hayley x