Yes, excuse the pun but I really have been going balmy with Dr Paw Paw lately, and feel I must share these fab balms and their uses with you.
A bit about the brand : Dr.PawPaw was founded by Pauline and Johnny Paterson as the UK’s first Paw Paw balm and launched in 2013. It is a multi-use balm made with natural ingredients of Papaya, Olive Oil and Aloe leaf juice. Loved by celebs and beauty press, it has won several awards since it hit the beauty market. The main ingredient is fermented Paw Paw, coming from the fruit of the plant Carica Papaya and is mixed along with other natural ingredients. The products are made in the UK and not tested on animals.
Dr PawPaw Original Balm
This is the original and multi-purpose balm that has so many helpful uses. From a lip balm to nappy cream, it helps repair and soothe skin with the its antioxidants, minerals and vitamins C & B from the natural fruit oils, and with no scent. It can be used on the ends of hair to condition, massaged into dry cuticles to feed the nails, and on cracked heels and dry elbows to moisturise. it is also said to help minimise the look of pores on the skin due to the Aloe juice.
Recently, I’ve found it really helpful to apply to my sore nose and lips during a stinking cold that made my skin sore and cracked. It doesn’t take long to work its magic and heal the skin, plus it’s so soothing to use and moisturises any dry bits, plus calms inflammation and redness. This makes it also useful to apply to patches of sunburn or windburn on the skin. I’ve also been rubbing it into my cuticles and find it softens really quickly, so I’m impressed.
As you can see from the below image, it’s clear and has a gel-like texture that melts into the skin upon contact. I find putting a teeny amount on my brows and brushing through with a spoolie, makes them look groomed and sleek. It can also be added to a lipstick to create a glossy look, whilst keeping lips moist and protected. This kind of beauty balm is so handy for handbags, putting on the bedside table and taking on your travels, a really useful product that’s all natural and a total ‘must-have’ in any beauty kit bag.
Dr PawPaw Tinted Balm
This one is a tinted balm of which there are 2 shades available, mine is in Peach Pink and is a lovely colour for lips for spring/summer, swatched in the below image. I’m a real fan of tinted lip balms as I tend to prefer them to many lipsticks as they can be drying. A tinted Paw Paw balm is a fab way to add colour, sheen and protection to the lips for a subtle tint, or built up for more colour. It can also be used as a cheek colour for a moisturising sheen on the skin to match your lips. However, I think I ‘d only tend to use on the cheeks on holiday, when you just want a hint of colour and glow over a tan, but without the full makeup look.
Again with the same main ingredients of healing Papaya (Paw Paw) and Aloe leaf juice, it’s moisturising and healing, plus being tinted, you can enjoy the benefits with a hint of colour on your lips and cheeks too. This peachy-pink variety is definitely coming on holiday and to the beach with me in summer!
Dr Paw Paw balms are available in Original clear, Tinted Peach Pink and Tinted Ultimate Red, in 25ml tubes for £6.95. There is also a larger version of the Original available which would be great for use for the whole family. You can find all the balms at Dr Paw Paw and Look Fantastic.
Have you tried Dr Paw Paw and gone all balmy yet? I’d love to know what uses you’ve found helpful with this all-rounder balm.
*post contains pr samples