Many of you must have heard about Lucas’ Papaw Ointment or at least seen this item on drugstore’s shelves. This iconic Australian-owned papaya ointment offers heaps of benefits according to their website. This ointment has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can be used as a local topical application on the following:
- Minor Burns & Scalds
- Gravel Rash, Cuts & Minor Open Wounds
- Nappy Rash & Chafing
- Insect Bites
- Splinters & Thorns
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment contains pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly and wax, Australian grown Carica Papaya 39mg/g fresh fermented fruit, and gum balsam Peru. It comes with a slightly yellowish transparent paste and when you spread it on your skin you can feel it a little bit oily. Since Lucas’ Papaw Ointment does not contain any fragrance or essential oil, you will only smell a slight scent of papaya. Some people might find it annoying, just like myself. But if you use it almost on daily basis, I think you will get used to the smell and pretend it’s not there 😀
Even though the use of pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly is quite debatable amongst skincare experts, many people still find this famous red papaw ointment work effectively in terms of treating skin problems such as rash, boils, and even chapped lips.
Yess chapped lips, especially if you are a fan of matte liquid lipstick like myself! Plus, if you live in a four-seasons country, cold winter and dry summer are definitely not your lips’ best buds.
Although I have never tried it as a topical application, I always have Lucas’ Papaw Ointment in my bedroom and it becomes part of my makeup routine.
The pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly in this product works effectively locking up the moisture in your lips whilst the fermented carica papaya soothes and treats your chapped lips from redness and inflammation.
Whenever I got high fever, my lips tend to be drier than usual and I just couldn’t resist the temptation to pick on my lips, peel the dry skin off and most of the time it will bleed, get inflamed and quite sore. I know it sounds stupid and disgusting but it’s just me and my silly habit.
Wounded lips look so unappealing and feel sore whenever you eat or drink. I have tried to use regular lipbalm and another petroleum-jelly-brand to make it better but it did nothing. Long story short, I finally gave Lucas’ Papaw Ointment a shot to treat my chapped-wounded lips. I applied a small amount of the ointment onto my lips everyday and reapplied it whenever I finished my meal. And in just few days my lips were back to normal.
I wish I had taken a picture of how bad my lips were when it’s wounded and the recovery progress when I applied Lucas’ Papaw Ointment.
Nevertheless, if you are struggling with chapped lips I would suggest you to give this iconic Australian ointment a try. It also works really well as a lipbalm and makes your lip cream or liquid lipstick glides smoothly on your lips.
I bought my Lucas’ Papaw Ointment 25gr for AUD $5.99 at Chemist Warehouse and it lasts me for 6 months. Good deal indeed!