Dr PawPaw* are a British made multi-purpose balm with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The main ingredient in their balms is fermented Pawpaw, which is the fruit of the plant Carica Papaya. The Pawpaw has been found to have many soothing properties for our skin and hair, making it a real ‘go to’ product.
Dr PawPaw’s ingredients & benefits are
Carica Papaya (PawPaw)
This nutrient-rich fruit is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamins A and C and acetogenins which, when applied externally, helps in aiding skin repair, adding moisture and smoothing and tightening the skin.
Olive Fruit Oil
Olive oil has a variety of benefits for skin and hair due to its vast amount of antioxidants. Olive Oil contains Vitamin A and E but the most potent compound is Hydroxytyrosol. This rare antioxidant prevents free radical damage on skin cells and is absorbed deeply into the skin. It has many anti-inflammatory properties and is great for dry skin and hair.
Retains and restores moisture to lips, skin and hair. ‘Bathes’ skin cells and helps promote skin regeneration. Helps minimise the appearance of pore size and is an excellent ingredient for skin cleansing and toning.
These balms come in handbag friendly squeezy tubes and are perfect for taking with you on the go. I love the bold colourful packaging and think they’re functional & look cute too. I also like that they’re fragrance-free.
I’ve been using the Original Balm mostly as a lip treatment (as my lips are so dry this Winter) and I also like to massage it into my cuticles at night to help keep them soft. The formula is non-greasy and easily absorbed. It has quickly become a staple in my routine now & sits on my bedside table.
The Tinted Peach Pink* & Tinted Ultimate Red* Balms are pretty worn alone on the lips as they give the lips a subtle wash of colour and they also hydrate, protect and soothe the lips. I do also like to layer these on top of a lipstick to add more colour & a little shine. They’re so good for having in your handbag & applying throughout the day as a treatment & a lip colour. I’m never without mine & in particular, I love the Peach Pink, it’s such an easy colour to wear. I have also read that people use these tinted balms on their cheeks, I will be trying that out & think the peach shade will look cute.
You get 25ml of product in each tube and that will last you a very very long time as a little goes a long way. The original balm is an excellent multi-purpose product & the tinted options are fantastic lip colours, which not only give your lips a fresh glossy colour but they also have the same great formula as the Original Balm which will protect your lips all day long!
These balms are a hit with me & I’m currently trying to keep them out of my mums reach as I know she will pinch one from me.
Dr PawPaw Multi Use Balms £6.95 each & available from www.drpawpaw.com
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.