Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Now, I'm not going to lie.  This tube is really old, like, really old.  I purchased it years ago whilst I was still at school, so at least 3 years.  It's one of those things I used to carry in my bag all the time, and then  resigned it to my make-up box to sit with everything else that was my once 'must have' product.  I used it on everything that needed to be fixed; imagine the consistency of Vaseline with the healing powers of Sudocrem and you're probably about half way there.

I read in some magazine that this was the cheap Australian equivalent to 8 hour cream; therefore, any sane beauty addict would decide 'yes, I definitely need this'.  I think I purchased it from their official Paw Paw shop (here).  The product info on there is also very interesting; Papaw Ointment has been produced from papaya/paw paw by the Lucas family for around 80 years.  It was originally created to cure a disease because of the natural antiseptic qualities from the papaw tree; over the years it's been taken up by many beauty and make-up lovers as a staple product.

Up until recently I'd forgotten about Papaw Ointment, which I'm sure is something experienced by most beauty bloggers; with a cycle of new products being tried, tested and loved all the time, the old lovers are cast aside.  It was only when I was reading the asos magazine that I had a moment of realisation.  They were praising Papaw Ointment and promising to stock it soon... and left me thinking that 1, this product is definitely not new and 2, I'm sure I own this!  

So Papaw came back into my life with its cute name (I say it 'Paw Paw' because I'm northern, and prefer it that way!), faint smell that reminds me of nature and healing powers that rival Madame Pomfrey.  (Harry Potter reference, in case you aren't still a super fan.)

After medication has ruined my skin again, it's Papaw to the rescue.  My eyes are plastered with the stuff, and thankfully, because it's not a cream, it doesn't sting so intensely that I cry (this has happened with my moisturiser for the past two days).  It really can be used to fix anything - I think most people use it as a lip balm - and at only £4.20 for a tube that lasts ages, it's a bargain!



  1. I love this stuff. There's a ton of info on papaw ointment at this site:

  2. Natalie @TheBeautyStash29 February 2012 at 19:34

    It's great isn't it?  I love a good multi-use product.  And thanks for the website, I'll be sure to give it a read! xx