I wanted to tell you guys about some an amazing brand I have discovered, Dr Paw Paw. Yep, the name may sound like another Dr Dolittle, but Dr Paw Pawa are a British company that have produced some effective and versatile balms that I reach for every single day. Using fermented paw paw, these balms are moisturising and very long lasting. Each tube is 25ml and costs £5.95 from their site but they also do trio package deals which are really cost effective. Their link can be found down at the bottom!
I love the packaging of these balms and do not be put off that they come in tubes – they are extremely thick and can be quite difficult to get out of the tube at first. I’m not complaining though, because as balms they should be thick, nourishing and moisturising. I actually like the fact they come in tubes over being in a pot because it is more hygienic and I don’t mind others borrowing them (I don’t like people sticking their fingers in my lip balm tubs – it is one of my pet hates!). I really like that these balms are fragrance free because of their array of uses too! A little really goes a long way and they are great value for money!
The Original Dr Paw Paw Balm has an overwhelming amount of uses! This clear balm can be used on lips, skin, cuticles, nails and for hair/beauty finishes. The balm itself is so soothing and nourishing that it can also be used on insect bites! The list is endless! I took the advice of Dr Paw Paw and used a little as a primer and I have to say, I was really impressed! I have such dry skin and this really gave my skin some much needed relief!
As well as the original balm, there are two tinted balms available: a red and a peachy pink. Naturally, these do not have the range of uses that the original clear balm does, but they are beautiful lip balms.(Dr Paw Paw mentioned that they can also be used to give your cheeks a wash of colour but I haven’t done this) I’m really impressed by how pigmented they are given that they are balms and I really like the peachy pink – it is a great, every day colour that would suit most skin tones.
The red is lovely but I don’t reach for it as much as the peachy pink. I tend to use the red before I’m applying a red lipstick just to give my lips some much needed moisture and a touch of colour. I’ve also found that it is really good to use a little after applying a red lip colour. For me, some lipsticks can really dry out my lips so this helps and it gives a lovely finish.
I really like these balms and if you have read my guest post over at the lovely Emma’s blog then you will know that for me, these are travel essentials!
If you would like more information or to purchase these click here: Dr Paw Paw
Have you tried them? What do you think? Are there any balms that you think I need to try? Comment below or tweet me @thingsarahloves
Oh, and remember to check out my recent giveaway post! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!