Balms, for lips or otherwise aren't usually very exciting to me. That's why two years ago (yeah, you heard me right) when I was sent this to be considered for a review, it just sat in my drawer. But today, I'm going to be telling you why you should use Dr Paw Paw Balm.
The main ingredient, as the name suggests is fermented Pawpaw which is the fruit of the Carica Papaya plant aka the Indian Banana. This nutrient rich fruit is jam packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. But what does this mean? The calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamins A and C and acetogenins aid in repairing skin, adding moisture, smoothing and tightening the skin. On a side note, the Carica Papaya plant is actually highly effective in treating a truck load of conditions. Notably, head lice, fleas, ticks, oral herpes and even certain cancers.
Dr Paw Paw Balm also contains Olea Europaeo Fruit Oil, basically olive oil, known first and foremost as a kitchen basic but really has beneficial skin conditioning agents. This is the ingredient that really helps the balm absorb deeply into the skin and remedies inflammation. Aloe is next up, specifically Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice which does a pretty good damn job of restoring moisture.
The standard job for a balm is lips, Dr Paw Paw Balm certainly lives up to that, I kid you not, you can tell a difference overnight. But this ain't just no lip balm, it's a multi-purpose product. Yeah that's right, pop that in your handbag and be covered. You know that little bit of dry skin of your elbow that just refuses to be moisturised? This balms got your back. How about those fly-aways that will not obey? The eyebrows that cannot be tamed? I've even used the balm to condition my cuticles before bed. Honestly, I've turned to this balm more times than I can remember and tried out every single of these uses. It's somewhat of a staple in my beauty bag, especially for £6.95.
Do you have children? If so, this is set to become your on-the-go holy grail, fuss free, handbag friendly new best friend. Nappy rash, soothing sore and damaged skin, insect bites and stings are just a few uses you'll love it for.
This post features a PR sample.