I decided to try out this organic paw paw lip balm because due to the constant change in weather conditions, my Lucas’ Paw paw ointment tube became all gunky and oily at the same time so I disposed of it. The reason why I did not repurchase it was mainly because of the gunky and oily condition it stayed in even after the weather had cooled down but also I felt like the ointment was a very ‘surface level’ treatment in the sense that oil remaining from the balm just sat on the top of my skin whilst my skin was still dry. I used the ointment mainly for dry skin near elbows or any joints or to remove matte lipstick since it was quite oily. Reportedly, Lucas’ Paw paw ointment has said to contain only 4% paw paw and the rest is comprised of petroleum jelly also known as ‘petrolatum, mineral oil, liquid paraffin or paraffin oil’ but the petroleum jelly used as a base of Lucas’ Paw paw ointment are of a higher, refined quality. [Source]
*Each individual’s experience with Lucas’ Paw paw ointment will differ, this was just my experience with it and unfortunately it was not pleasant and beneficial for my skin’s health as it left an oily film/layer.
Currently, It’s just passed the middle mark of Winter in Sydney right now and it’s still fairly cold (by Sydney standards) so when I first tried to squeeze the balm out, it was a struggle as I was making sure that the tube wouldn’t burst from the force in the squeeze. But after a minute or so (or the warmth in the hands I’m assuming), the balm squeezed out. When applied, it was a dense but creamy balm which applied evenly across the lips. I’m curious to see how the balm will hold up in warmer conditions because the Lucas paw paw ointment had the tendency to become extremely gunky and oily.
25g/ $9.95 AUD from Nourished life – they sell both the coconut and the original honey version.
25g/ $7.99 AUD from Priceline – not sure if they sell the coconut version as well
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Fragrance (Parfum), Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract**, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Tocopherol.
**Certified Organic Raw Materials.
Another plus is that it’s Australian made up of 100% natural ingredients and it’s Vegan-friendly and palm oil free.
I would definitely repurchase but I’m also curious to try out the pawpaw ointment by PURE by Phytocare which was the brand I was going to originally purchase due to its sleek packaging but it was unfortunately out of stock on Nourished Life.
Overall, this balm does what it’s meant to do without the greasy residue – it might feel like a heavy balm for some at first so by no means it’s to be used as a surface moisturiser, it’s more of a treatment balm for target areas of dryness and such.
Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!