ReallyRee blog post

Category : News May 7, 2014


PapayaGold Paw Paw Balm Review by ReallyRee

I have been checking out this little number which is dubbed as “Australia’s wonder PAW PAW balm”. Although I have never heard of it until a few weeks ago (where have I been?) it has apparently reached worldwide cult status.  It promises healing and moisturising properties and has now landed in the UK with new packaging and a new name, PapayaGold PAWPAW balm.
So what’s all the fuss with Paw Paw Balm?
This has all the benefits of the original formulation of Australia’s tropical Paw Paw (soothing irritated skin, relieving dryness and conditions like eczema and blemishes), however, it has been enhanced with New Zealand’s bioactive Manuka Honey (grade 20 and above) to deliver even more healing. Manuka Honey of this quality has pretty special healing powers according to researchers at Cardiff University. Well so I am told…
In addition to soothing irritation, people are also using it as an everyday handbag must-have – for dry lips, on dehydrated skin on long-haul flights and even as a primer for makeup, although I think it would be far too greasy for that! Anyway….
It was only when I realised that it was selling like hot cakes online that I started to get properly interested. It seems that people really do love this and its fame does reach further than Australia. I instagram’d a photo of it and people commented saying that they always pick it up when they are Down Under and apparently the tiniest amount on your cheekbones is great as a glow-giver (thanks Mika– Illamasqua makeup artist extraordinaire!).
So I have been trying out this famous PapayaGold PAW PAW Balm and it has to be said, it’s lovely. I have mainly been using it on my lips as a balm and also to prep for lipstick. If my lips are a little flaky I have been popping this on, leaving it for a few minutes and then buffing it off with a tissue. The dry skin just lifts off leaving smooth lips ready for lippy. I have to say it’s been a bit of a godsend because my lips have been unusually dry. And sure enough, it’s great to dab what’s left on your fingertips just over the cheekbones for a really natural looking highlight and luscious juicy skin.
PapayaGold PAW PAW Balm comes in quite a big tube (25g) for just £5.99. I’d actually like a smaller tube so that it’s more clutch-friendly for who am I to start suddenly making demands?! As I type, it is sold out at Boots and Feel Unique, but Superdrug are still showing stock. I suggest checking all the links for updates. Well worth picking one up and parents will be glad to know it’s suitable for kids.
Lighter in feel than both Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream and Vaseline, and with a very subtle smell, this is a definite keeper!



Royal tour: Prince George steals the show as support for monarchy rises

Category : News April 25, 2014

Kate Will and George

As the royal tour draws to a close, there’s no doubt Prince George stole the limelight. But what has the young family’s visit revealed about Australia and New Zealand’s attitudes to the monarchy?

From the moment he was carried down the aircraft steps by his mother on their arrival in New Zealand on Monday 7 April, Prince George was the star of the show.

He has only appeared twice (other than at airports) and even then the settings have been carefully managed – first at a specially convened playgroup in Government House, Wellington and then, memorably, at a new enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

On each occasion the appeal of a nine-month-old future king has upstaged even the glamour of a future queen consort and her husband.


We’re coming to Boots!

Category : News April 15, 2014

Boots PawPaw POS

PapayaGold Paw Paw Moisturising Balm is available in selected Boots stores TODAY!  Check out the lovely new stand and get yours before they are all snapped up!

Four reasons to eat Manuka honey

Category : News March 25, 2014

It’s attributed with health superpowers, so should Manuka honey be a regular part of your diet?

Manuka honey is not your average honey. Not only is it delicious spread on a hot crumpet or used in cooking, it also has some powerful health credentials.

Native to New Zealand’s North Island, Manuka is the honey’s Maori-given name but is known scientifically as Leptospermum scoparium. Maori people used the leaves of the Manuka plant for a medicinal drink that was used to reduce fever-like symptoms, while the oil from the crushed leaves was applied to wounds as a natural antiseptic.

Manuka is an expensive product, mainly because it is a mono-floral honey (made by bees that interact with just one species of flower), derived from blooms which flower for just 2-6 weeks a year.

Each tub of Manuka honey bears its own Unique Manuka Factor  (UMF) – a scale that identifies the level of anti-bacterial potency in that particular supply. A UMF rating of 10+ is the minimum required to gain the UMF rating and thus be considered effective for purpose. Honey that meets this minimum requirement is commonly referred to as Active Manuka Honey. Optimum levels of UMF are 10+ to 15+.

All honeys boast some level of antibacterial powers, but Manuka is accepted to contain properties that are superior to those found in other strains.

So why should you add a regular teaspoonful to your diet?

1. Digestive health:

If you’re feeling bloated and uncomfortable then give Manuka honey can aid a variety of issues, including bloating, acid reflux, indigestion, stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Simply stir into a mug of hot water or tea to soothe your pains.

2. Immunity:

Feeling a cold or sore throat coming on? Stir a teaspoon of Manuka honey into your hot lemon drink to prevent the cold bug taking a grip. Manuka honey is high in antibacterial levels and recommended in the treatment of ulcers, strep throat, cold sores, skin infections, cuts and abrasions.

3. Skin Ailments:

When applied directly, Manuka honey provides excellent treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, insect bites, burns, and surgery wounds. It also helps reduce scarring and healing time and can also be used as a facemask or to soothe sunburn.

Acne and rosacea sufferers can benefit from the use of Manuka honey as a skin cleanser; its anti-inflammatory qualities help skin conditions without removing natural oils.

4. Energy:

Manuka honey is great for a short-term energy boost as it is it made up purely of carbohydrates, such as fructoseand glucose – your body’s primary energy source.

Having a Manuka honey-swirled hot drink in the morning should give you an energy lift for your early commute, but do remember to eat complex carbohydrates such as wholegrain bread and fibre breakfast cereal too, to avoid any potential energy slumps that can occur when consuming Manuka honey by itself.

Be careful of consuming too much honey in general as this is a source of sugar, meaning that an excessive intake can lead to weight gain, regardless of the honey’s source.


Another new stockist!

Category : News, Stockists March 25, 2014

Click Health and Beauty

PapayaGold Paw Paw Moisurising Balm is now available from another new stockist!


Papaya can treat acne!

Category : News March 20, 2014

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Papaya in its green or raw form has been used for centuries as a natural way to treat acne. The effectiveness of papaya for acne is debatable, but many users have experienced positive results after just a few applications. Papaya has an exfoliating capability that sloughs off dead skin cells to clear the way for healthy, unclogged pores. Papain, an enzyme that is found in papaya, has been found to be effective in reducing inflammation and producing softer, smoother skin.

The use of papaya products for medicinal purposes dates back hundreds of years, with the first recorded account of the distribution and cultivation of its seeds occurring in the mid-14th century. Found primarily in South America and Central America, it was then taken to Asia and Europe before ending up on the tropical peninsula of Florida. Using papaya for acne treatment is a popular alternative to costly and chemically derived over-the-counter and prescription remedies.

Using papaya to prevent acne or treat it is a remedy that many people find beneficial. Its preventative power comes from the cleansing nature of its flesh, which can be pressed to the skin to effectively remove dead skin cells and make way for newer, fresher skin. By cleaning out clogged pores, papaya prevents acne from appearing. For acne that has already emerged, papaya’s strong decomposition enzyme, papain, works to eradicate it by breaking down its harmful elements.

Via wiseGEEK.

New online stockist – The Healthcounter

Category : News, Stockists March 6, 2014

We are very happy that The Healthcounter are now stocking our fabulous PapayaGold Paw Paw balm!  Go to and get yours now!

The PapayaGold PAWPAW wonder has arrived

Category : News February 27, 2014


Australia’s wonder PAW PAW balm can be found in the handbags of the glossiest celebrities and has achieved a cult status worldwide thanks to its skin healing and moisturising properties. Sporting a new look and name, Australia’s second best-selling Paw Paw ointment has now finally reached our shores, under the name PapayaGold PAWPAW balm.

The enhanced formulation combines the benefits of Australia’s tropical Paw Paw, further enriched with New Zealand’s bioactive Manuka Honey with a 20+ grade. Farmed at altitude from the nectar, Manuka Honey’s healing properties have been celebrated for centuries. Manuka Honey with a grade of 20 and above is considered therapeutic and has been hailed “miracle” honey by researchers at Cardiff University.

Papaya or Paw Paw as it is known in its native Australia, has been cultivated for centuries and sought after for its skin healing properties when applied topically. It is believed to help soothe irritated skin, relieve dryness and even conditions like eczema or blemishes. It makes an outstanding lip balm to treat dry, chapped lips and can quickly restore moisture to areas like knees, elbows, cuticles and more.

Traditionally used as a topical treatment to soothe sensitive or irritated skin as well as dry, chapped lips, it has become a handbag essential for those in the know. Some use it to keep skin hydrated during long-haul flights. Sporty types like to have one handy when hitting the great outdoors and it can make an excellent primer to prep skin for the perfectionists in us too.