Review: Nature’s Care Paw Paw Lip Balm

Nature's Care Paw Paw Lip Balm

The good:
This has been shouting out at me from the shelves for ages, but I didn’t want to cheat on my Lucas Paw Paw Ointment – I know many of you feel the same way! So I took one for the team and dropped it into my basket, and have been trialling it for a few weeks now.

It’s all-natural and petrochemical-free, and boasts an impressive combination of: castor seed oil, coconut oil, cacao butter, mango butter, macadamia oil, carnauba wax, jojoba esters (wax), rice bran wax, beeswax, and papaya extract (the box that it came in also lists sunflower seed oil and sweet almond oil, so let’s throw these in as well). These create a very sweet smell, which I’m totally ok with (my love for sweet stuff has been made obvious previously), but it could be quite sickly to some people. And the texture is fairly runny, so you don’t need much, making this 10g tube go quite a long way. It doesn’t absorb enough if you have dry or chapped lips, but would be perfect for those who just need some additional moisture.

The bad:
Those ingredients above are listed in the same order as they are on the back of the tube, so I found it odd that the papaya extract came last on the list – until I used it. Although it shouts that it’s Paw Paw Lip Balm, this is just one of many ingredients, and the product feels quite oily and sticky. For anyone who has used Coconut Oil, that was the overwhelming texture to me, and it wasn’t pleasant on my lips. It definitely hydrates them, but only for as long as the product lasts, which isn’t long.

One other aspect I found puzzling was these little – what look like – exfoliating beads. Except they don’t exfoliate, and sometimes they are quite difficult to pop, which means you have to apply this lip balm with a mirror to make sure you don’t end up with little white dots on your lips. Maybe I’m just missing something, but they are not explained or mentioned anywhere on the packaging or the website, so they are a bit confusing.

Nature's Care Paw Paw Lip Balm

And the packaging:
I really love the little tube it comes in, especially the slanted lip applicator. Even the box was appealing, all pink and font-y, so I wish I liked this product more!

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The fine print:
Nature’s Care Paw Paw Lip Balm
RRP $3.29 (purchased at Priceline)

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  • Another paw-paw product to look out for is the one from Designer Brands. It has manuka honey in it too so it’s extra healing and nourishing. They come in the regular tube and a lip-applicator style like this one as well. Thanks for the post, those white beads are weird…! 🙂

    • I’ll have to look into that one then, because I love the lip applicator – and manuka honey is divine, I just hope it doesn’t taste too good or I’ll end up licking it all off!