Thursday, 5 December 2013
Dr PawPaw Original Balm
I'd like to introduce you to a brand new product, just launched in the UK: The Dr PawPaw Multi-Purpose Soothing Balm. It is 100% British made and contains natural Pawpaw, aka Carica Papaya, which is heralded as a 'hero ingredient', due to it's many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It helps to repair, moisturise, soothe and smooth parched skin. The balm also contains olive oil and aloe vera, which combine to create a smooth, long lasting product. Sounds like the perfect winter essential to me!
The balm itself is quite similar to Vaseline, in that it has no scent or flavour. I love the squeezy tube as it's much more hygienic than sticking your finger in a Vaseline tub. It is also less sticky, greasy and thicker than Vaseline. As you can see from the list, there are a number of ways in which this balm can be used, a few of which I have tried...
It's great to use on your lips as it really moisturises them. They look and feel really soft after using this. Unlike Vaseline, it last ages- I'm talking hours- on your lips, so you really do feel the benefits. It's not sticky at all and it simply makes my lips look more attractive and soft, as well as adding a teeny bit of shine as you'd expect from a balm. A little bit goes a long way so it is great value for money in this respect. I also tried it on my hair: I put it on the ends after washing it, before blow drying it, like I would a hair oil. This made my hair very soft and seemingly moisturised but it did also make it greasy unfortunately. As a result of this, in the future I will only use it on my hair at night before washing it in the morning, or on lazy Sundays when I'm not leaving the house. Finally, I used it on my hands as a hand cream. It really moisturised them, they were so soft afterwards and the cracked skin almost healed. It is a little bit greasier than a standard hand cream but not as greasy as I thought it might be; it is fine to apply when you're sitting at a computer working.
Overall, I am really impressed with this balm. It is extremely moisturising and has provided lots of areas some much needed TLC in this cold winter weather.
What do you think?
Price: £6.95* (Available to buy here)