Dr PAWPAW is a multipurpose balm that uses fermented Pawpaw to sooth and nourish. I've heard good things about similar types of balms so was curious to see whether this British-made balm would be as good as it's reputation states!
I'm super picky when it comes to lip balms. They have to be smooth, glide on easily and sink in quite fast. I was a bit worried about the Dr PAWPAW balm because it was so thick and I struggled to get it out of the sample tube.It reminded me a bit of Vaseline which is a product I hate, so I did feel a little apprehensive about this balm.
After I squeezed it out of it's tube, I decided to try it out as a lip balm despite my reservations. Much to my surprise, it glided on really easily and almost melted on to my lips. It felt amazing on and had no taste or scent which I like because it means I won't lick it when it's on haha!
After having the balm on for an hour, my lips already felt much smoother and softer than before. I even started warming to it's thicker texture because it meant it had lasting power and I didn't need to reapply it for a good 3 to 4 hours. This is probably the most moisturising lip product I have found and it's nice that there are some natural ingredients, such as Olive oil, Aloe Vera and Papaya, to care for the skin rather than a load of petroleum jelly (Dr PAWPAW does contain Medicinal Grade Petrolatum though).
I was only sent a sample sized tube which is great for the handbag lip balm but not enough to test it out for some other uses - it claims it makes great lip balm, skin balm, heel balm, nail balm... the list is endless! After a quick browse on the website I saw that it's sold in a 25ml tube and a huge sized 200ml bottle which would be perfect if you want to use it as a skin smoother or heel balm (which is what I want to do).
This just goes to show you can't judge a book by it's cover - not only did I fall in love with this balm after hating the texture, but I think I'll actually be buying the bigger bottles! Thanks Dr PAWPAW!