This was one of those products that just made me go OOOH. As soon as I noticed this in the parcel I was very curious as to what it does: in terms of skincare. You can tell by looking at the packaging that it’s a skincare product, but it’s nothing I have ever heard of or seen before!
Balm: Papaya Gold PAWPAW c/o
I have never heard of the brand Papaya Gold before but, after some heavy research, I soon realised this was not even a UK born brand but further so, down under, as to speak: Australia. It soon clicked in my mind the amount of beneficial ingredients packed into this little tube, most originate from Australia and New Zealand. Bio active Manuka Honey is the ultimate source of antibacterial properties, in return Manuka Honey slowly releases antiseptic properties to heal and treat infections. Manuka Honey can be consumed or applied neat to the body; I normally take a teaspoon a day, if not a couple of times a week, especially during winter to keep infection and viruses at bay.
Manuka Honey is great for treating blemishes and burns, so applying this to the skin neat can be tricky, and very sticky too! Making this PAWPAW balm the next best thing! This balm contains Manuka Honey 20+ as the second main ingredient and the UMF rating is over 20; meaning this has the optimum therapeutic effects when applied to the skin. The balm contains no parabens or sulphates with natural ingredients, making it a dream to use and carry around in my handbag with the cute travel sized tube. The main ingredient in this balm is pawpaw, “papaya to us”, and this is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and B.
Not only is this super fruit packed with lovely ingredients, it also smells and tastes delicious, very uplifting and fruity just like the tropics and as you all know I love fruity smells. This balm never leaves my lips and I can’t get enough of it! These balms are becoming quite the handy essential and, you might have noticed a similar balm in my last post called “Dr.PAWPAW“, so make sure to check that out too! Definitely a must have balm this winter to keep your lips hydrated and hands moistursed, it has multiple uses and comes in perfect for traveling with.
I will be investing in more of these balms and find it the best thing for keeping my lips hydrated alongside the Epic Blend lip balms and, it’s also great for applying to my hands as a deep treatment hand cream; without the left over greasy residue some creams/balms make. Papaya also contains more super ingredients such as potassium, copper, fiber and minerals, together these ingredients promote health, lower inflammation and improve healing from burns. These really are powerful natural ingredients and something that always makes me smile when applying to my skin, as it’s all natural and it instantly relieves my troublesome areas, such as dry lips; my lips just soak up this balm and they’re left feeling ever so soft, and they also look more plump and feel very hydrated, I just love the effects.
What’s your thoughts on these types of balms for winter?