Favourite Skincare – Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

20150322_21394720150322_214000Today I wanted to highlight one of my favourite skincare products – Lucas’ Papaw Ointment. If you live in New Zealand or Australia chances are you already have this in your purse. I’m not sure about it’s saturation outside of these areas but I know you can get it on Amazon so I think it’s safe to say this is something that is popular all over the world.

For those of you who don’t know what it is Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is an ointment that is marketed as a kind of cure-all. On the back of the packaging it says it can be used as ‘A local topical application for boils, burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bites and nappy rash.’

The thing I use it for mostly is my lips, and that is why it is one of my favourite products. It is one of the best things I have ever used for a lip balm. It’s moisturizing and leaves them soft and hydrated. I slather in on when I’m at home watching TV and let it do its work. It is a little bit on the sticky side as it is quite a heavy consistency but if you just put a little bit on then it is fine. A little bit goes a long way. You can also put it on over lipstick for a hydrating gloss finish.

It’s a natural remedy containing fermented papaya and is made in Australia. You can get it in the 25g tube or in a bigger 75g tub. I have to say I have only ever had the tube and it lasts a while. I guess if you were using it for bigger areas then you would need more but if you just use it mostly for lips like I do then the smaller tube is plenty. The smell is quite pleasant, it’s not very powerful or overwhelming at all, just slightly fruity.

The other thing that makes it my favourite is that it is versatile , you can put it on like an ointment if you need to so if you have this in your bag it’s like a mini first-aid kit. While I mainly use it for my lips I have used it on acne, cracked dry skin and sun burn. If you are traveling then pop this in your bag and you know you are covered.

It’s available in most pharmacies in New Zealand and I ususally pick up a couple of tubes when I am visiting home. I’m sure it is the same in Australia and as I mentioned I have seen it on Amazon too.

What about you guys? Do you use Lucas’ regularly, have you tried it or do you want to try it?

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