Dr Paw Paw Multi-Purpose Soothing Balm in Original*, Tinted Peach* and Tinted Red* – £6.95 each (125ml).
When I received an email from the lovely Emma over at Dr Paw Paw in relation to trying out some of their multi-puprose soothing balms, I quite literally jumped at the chance. I was going through my Roaccutane treatment and my skin and lips were as dry as the Sahara desert and I was willing to try anything and everything that might help. My skin was painful and cracked, my lips were starting to split open and it was quite awful. I was lucky enough to receive all three types of the Dr Paw Paw balm which was wonderful – Original, Tinted Peach and Tinted Red. I was unable to wear any of my favourite, go to, lipsticks and I really REALLY missed having colour on my lips so I was happy that I could wear both red and peach tinted lips thanks to these products. The tint was subtle yet noticeable. Dr Paw Paw is a multi-purpose balm that can be used for a whole multitude of skincare woes. I absolutely adore products like this, products that can be used for a wide variety of different things. It’s great to have these kind of products in your skincare arsenal. The original balm can be used for anything from dry skin and burns to cuticle care, your hair and even cuts and bruises. The red and peach tinted balms can be used to add a subtle hint of colour to your cheeks as well as adding colour to your lips. Impressive, eh? I mean, you can still use the coloured balms to add moisture, etc to your skin but I wouldn’t recommend it. You don’t want to cover yourself in red or peach war paint now, do you? The main ingredient of the Dr Paw Paw balms is fermented Paw Paw which is derived from the Carica Papaya Plant, Aloe leat juice, fruit oils and medical grade petroleum – all 100% natural goodness. I have been carrying Dr Paw Paw’s balms in my bag for a few weeks now, giving them all a fair old trial, as you do. I have to admit that the texture did leave a lot to desired as it didn’t feel completely moisturising on my lips and it felt more like a greasy film on top of them (the type you’d associate with Vaseline and I hate that stuff). That said, once the balm had been fully absorbed in to my lips, it did leave my lips feeling nicely hydrated and supple, and the grease dissipated thankfully. I have to admit that it’s been very handy to have around, I’ve reached for it when my elbows have been dry from leaning on my desk in work, as well as on my cuticles. It’s a great all-rounder. I’d definitely recommend adding the original balm to your beauty stash. The red and peach tinted balms I could take or leave really.
Have you tried Dr Paw Paw? What do you use it for?
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