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.