If you’re wondering what a PaPaw or Paw Paw is, rest your minds – its what we call Papaya. You know that deliciously sweet orange fruit we get in abundance here in the tropics? My Dad loves it and so do I – everytime he comes to KL and I stop by for dinner, he’ll always have a plate of chilled papaya ready and waiting for dessert. Mmm….
But fruits aside, what is the Lucas Papaw Ointment? This is a multi purpose ointment made from fermented papaya which might explain the rather funky smell. Its faint, but its there and if you can get past the faint funky scent, you are in for a treat!
Lucas’ PaPaw Ointment smooths dry chapped lips
I was using pure vitamin E oil on my lips almost every night for the past 2 years or so. As was wont to happen, the oil ran out and I got too lazy to go out and get another bottle. So, I rooted around in my stash and came across a tube of Lucas PaPaw Ointment that I’d been gifted with a while ago.
I slathered it on my lips and went to bed. I did it every night for 3 days straight. By the 3rd day, I’d noticed something odd. My lips, previously rather dry and lined, even with the regular Vitamin E treatment, were now smoothening out. If you are the sort who wears lipstick a lot, it is noticable because lipstick no longer sinks into the lines. In fact, my lips are now more plumped up, smoother and look so much better!
Now, months later, I love the state of my lips. They are relatively smooth and chap free, lipstick applies like a dream and it looks great! Beats any lipbalm hands down and more. I only use it at night before bed, and even then the results are impressive. I believe the properties of the fermented papaya enzymes react to help the skin “peel” and renew. This is also great for dry skin.
Lucas Papaw Ointment helps heal dry chapped skin
I am prone to getting dry chapped skin on my hands especially when I mess around with detergent. I wish I didn’t have to but I don’t have a maid 😛 So I sometimes use this ointment on the dry areas before bed and in a few days, with regular use, the skin would have healed. Relatively so. This isn’t a miracle cream, so it does take a few days, but its all good by the end of it.
I’ve also tried using it on the hard dry skin on my elbows and it helps soften the skin too with regular use.
The texture of the ointment is thick and opaque and for lips, you only really need very little. The Lucas PaPaw Ointment is petroleum based, so if you are sensitive to that, do take note.
It also applies a little oily and tacky, but if you apply before bed as I do, you won’t really care about that. I do find it a bit of hassle as I read before bed, so I risk getting marks on my books. So, I apply it on my hands just before I drop off to sleep.
Lucas’ PaPaw Ointment is from Australia, and mine was a gift so I have no idea how much it costs there. I have seen it in Vitacare pharmacy (MidValley The Gardens LG) where a 25g tube retails for RM18.90 and a 75g tub for RM49.90. Not terribly pricey and it’ll last you a long long time if you’re just using it for a lip treatment or even for dry skin.
Pros: Keeps lips flake free and smoothens lips, Helps heal dry skin, Affordable
Cons: Petroleum based (if it matters to you)
I’m taking this one with me on holiday. I’m horrible with lipbalm (hate carrying it around) so I’ll be depending on this one to sooth my cold chapped skin and cold chapped lips while on holiday 🙂
If you have tried this one, do share any other uses you have for the Lucas Papaw Ointment. Its pretty amazing stuff!
Lucas’ PaPaw Ointment comes in a tube and tub and I saw it retail at RM18.90/25g and RM49.90/75g at Vitacare Pharmacy
To Open the Lucas’ Papaw Ointment Tube: Fit the triangle in the top of the cap over the triangle at the tube opening. Twist off the triangle and its open. In the alternative, get a pair of scissors and cut off the triangle plastic piece that keeps the tube shut.
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I use it on my cuticles and they work a treat! Especially if I’ve been painting my nails a lot. I also slather it on my feet to get rid of those horrible cracked heels. 😛 Sorry, info overload 😛
No, that’s great to know! I don’t have cracked heels, thank goodness but I’m going to try slathering it on my hands too.
OH MY! This can be used on lips? I’ll give this a try ! ASAP …TONIGHT!!!!!!!! Gosh, I only use this on my dry patches, i have to give this a try! Thank you!!!
It works for my lips! Soft lips from the get go!
I’ve used this as a lip balm / treatment and it’s not bad. But the only thing that got rid of my chapped lips was Lanolips, purchased during my trip to Australia. Good stuff! It’s not available locally but I think there are sites where you can buy online.
I’d read a lot about Lanolips. Wanted to get it while on holiday but I didn’t. Maybe I’ll ask a friend to get it for me 😉
jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) says
wow fantasic! I just bought the 2nd tube for my son. (i reviewed this a while ago.) and it is fabulous. a reader told me she found it in malaysia but didn’t say where. i need backup for this product BIG TIME when we go back for good in December. I can’t thank you enough for this post. It’s seriously one of the best product my son’s ever used on his Super Dry and Super Sensitive skin!
Now I know where to stock up when I go back. Hugs!
Yay glad to know it works for you and your son! Now when you get back, you can get it from some of the smaller pharmacies here 😀
jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) says
ps where are you heading for holiday? i am going back to KL from 27/09 to 07/10. ha!
By now I’m back, but I was in Europe 🙂
jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) says
pps: a tube doesn’t last us very long during the winter here. LOL. we ABUSE it. 😛
but it’s great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you need the TUB! LOL
I’m a bit on the fence regarding the smell of this ointment. But it does work, although not immediately. 😛
I might be perverse but I actually like the smell hehe… 😉
I absolutely LOVE this ointment. I also use it on broken skin, and it heals up so quickly too.
Have to try this on some broken skin I have.
do you know it works for just popped pimples as well? after u pop the pimple and it gets all red n crap, u smear a bit of this on and it takes away the redness and makes it heal faster!
That is awesome to know! Now I can pop pimples without fear LOL! 😉
OOOO… I’ve gotta try this! But then again, there’s the allergic skin/eczema thingy to consider…
You know Rinnah has sensitive skin too and it seems to work for her so many you can try just a tube and see? 😉
Hi, Just for the info of all, I’ve seen it sold at Carings Pharmacy in Klang Valley too but not sure if it’s available at all their outlets.
Thanks for the info!
Love this stuff! Use it for my daughter’s insect bites and it stops the itching straight away.
Eeks! I sometimes get mystery bites. I shall try it next time
they’re available online at baby specialty stores also e.g. fabulousmom etc. i got to know this product when i started breastfeeding and it’s great to see how it’s spreading out beyond the breastfeeding community.
Yeah its a product for everyone not just babies! 😉 There’s so many good uses for it.
used if many years ago when i got my tattoo in Australia and the artist gave me this ointment for scars healing purpose. It stated can be use on rashes or something but I tried nothing came out…
Err did you mean nothing came out of the tube?
I bought this due to Jojoba’s recommendation. Very happy with it! No, I do not sell or endorse Lucas PaPaw Ointment! 🙂
Didn’t know there was a large jar sold at Vitacare. I got mine in tube form at Caring Pharmacy for either rm18.90 or rm19.90. Not much difference, only rm1.00 or should we say equivalent to one roti canai? ;-9
I had a hard time opening the tube with the cap. You’re probably going *duh* but, oh well… I almost couldn’t get it open.
Haha! I forgot to mention that. Yes the tube cover is hard to open eh? I fit the cap with the triangle, over the piece inside and twist hard. It pops open then.
I saw this in a tube and jar form at Caring Pharmacy, got mine from there as well. Think Caring is more exp by a dollar.
I didn’t know it can be used on nails and lips as well!
What do you use this for? 🙂 I love how multi use it is and these days RM1 isn’t that much difference eh? 🙂 Just get it wherever is most convenient
Actually a PawPaw is not a papaya, Pawpaws are members of the Custard Apple plant family of tropical fruits. Like custard apples, they have soft custard-like flesh with lots of seeds in it.
Actually the one you refer to is the American Pawpaw which isn’t a papaya so you are right. However, there is another genus of pawpaw or papaw which is a carica papaya http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papaya so we’re both right, just from different sides of the Atlantic 🙂
Kerry LeecH says
Lucas Paw Paw Cream has been in Australia for a very long time, I used it on all my babies and they are in their 30’s now. I noticed at this time how soft my hands were so i used it as a moisturiser for myself, even on my face. It does work and very inexpensive due to large jar and how little you need. Recommend it for all ages
Thanks for sharing! I tried using it on my hands but it was a bit sticky. Maybe I’ll persevere.
I am gonna try on my daughter’s skin.Her skin is alwasy dry and sensitive( sometime may feel itchy) , can’t wait to have a good try on this..
I hope this works for her!
i immediately bought this today in 1U after reading your review. my 2-year old has developed dry chapped lips exactly like mine and Kiehl’s baby lip balm doesn’t seem to give her long-lasting comfort. i saw this product before in many online baby stores and so, i went searching for it in baby shops in 1U. suprisingly, it was so tough to find but I was lucky that Mamours have like 3-4 tubes left, at RM19.90. thanks, paris, for this review… i’m hoping that this will work well on my baby’s lips.
I hope so too! How does a little baby get chapped lips? Does she lick them?
unfortunately, it’s genetics. i have very dry chapped lips since like forever and would always try to peel of the top layer of dry skin on my lips. it would always bleed until i ‘perfected’ the technique for myself over 10 years ;P my baby wasn’t born with dry lips until she got a bad fever at age 1 and all of a sudden developed the same problem as mine. a few weeks ago, i saw her already trying to peel off the chapped part! hey… but the papaw ointment has been working well and it’s so wonderful seeing her wake up in the morning without her middle lower lip bleeding due to her stretching her lips to smile at me 😀
Sucks that poor baby has to have dry lips but glad that the Lucas Papaw ointment is working for her! 🙂 It sounds painful though, poor baby