“Shopping in Boots I saw this for £5.99 for 25g.
I was intrigued, I’m not going to lie the red packaging drew my attention, but upon reading the label I knew I needed to try it!!
What is it? I hear you ask…..
It is a clear moisturising balm that can be used for dry chapped lips. Not only that but irritated skin too!
I used some on my extremely dry elbows and it really works!! You only need the smallest amount.
Soothe Relieve and moisturise
Dry, irritated skin and dry chapped lips.
Enriched with Bio Active Manuka Honey 20+
The 20+ is a similar rating as SPF, only this one indicates it’s therapeutic effects. In this case 20 or above is considered to be therapeutic honey.
Researchers at Cardiff University have hailed Manuka honey a “miracle”.
This is the honey produced from bees that feed on the flowers of the Manuka plant, which is more commonly known as the tea tree!
This honey is said to harnesses the properties of the tea tree thus combining with the antibacterial properties of the Honey.
All honey contains the enzyme Glucose Oxidase, in varying levels. This enzymes slowly releases antiseptic hydrogen peroxide into infections without damaging body tissue.
(Australia’s Paw Paw a.k.a Papayas)
Not only are they the fruit of the tropics but also contain lots of nutrients such as:
Carotenes, Vitamin C & Flavanoids, B Vitamins, Folate, Pantothenic acid.
Minerals, Potassium, copper and magnesium as well as fibre.
In addition the papaya contains the enzyme papain which has been shown to help lower inflammation, soothe cuts and help healing from burns.
No Parabens, sulphates. Can be used on sensitive skin, eczema sufferers, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Ingredients: Pharmaceutical Grade Petrolatum, Carica Papaya (paw paw) fruit extract, Bees Wax, Bio Active Manuka Honey 20+, Potassium Sorbate.
Overall I am very impressed with this little red tube , have found myself constantly re-applying and using for any dry skin I have. Elbows, knees you name it.
Think for all its benefits, this is such a fantastic price.
Reminds me of a slightly lighter version of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream.
Feels smooth but not overly greasy to apply. Slightly thicker than Vaseline but with added benefits.
I highly recommend this as a moisturising balm. It comes in a handy 25g size so great for popping in you bag! When this runs out if I will be repurchasing!! Like I said only need a small amount, goes a long way!”
Full blog with photos can be found at http://acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/papaya-gold-paw-paw-balm-review.html