Skin Care: Suvana Certified Organic Paw Paw and Honey Balm

20 June 2012


I already had a post up about this last week, but deleted it by accident (duhhh!) so thought I'd mention it again for anyone who missed it first time round.

First up, paw paw balm is all the rage in Australia - it's from the fruit of the papaya tree. The more popular treatment is by Lucas (it comes in a bright red tube and is available to purchase at the same link as above), but that one contains petroleum, so this is a much more natural version. Paw paw balm is used much like Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream - for any part of the body which needs some loving. I personally like to use this on my lips - although only once a day as it is super moisturising - any any blisters or cracked/dry skin, especially my feet (I know, gross right).

I was a bit weirded out by the consistency of this at first, as it had solidified due to the cold weather. I tried to use it on my lips like this, and it was a bit gritty to be honest. However, after a couple of minutes next to the radiator this felt so so smooth and moisturising, I was just lapping it up. This balm is quite overpoweringly honey scented, which I didn't necessarily love, but c'est la vie. I'd definitely recommend this product if you've been after a cheaper, more natural alternative to the 8 hour cream, or just a petroleum-free lip balm!

6 comments

  1. This looks really nice, and I like the packaging too, it looks very cute! x
    http://rosee-petals.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha I know I love the packaging! And yellow is my favourite colour :D x

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  2. Never heard of this so glad you've written about it. I LOVE honey so this would be so good for me. Thanks! X

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    1. The honey smell is veryyy poignant :) x

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  3. oh wow -- i love anything with honey in it, and i've never heard of paw paw before! i'm a skincare fanatic, though, so i'll have to look into this!
    i wish they were selling this in the united states! (for all they know, they totally could be.) i loooove anything with honey in it!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely look out for it! Maybe of you can find pure papaya ointment you could mix something similar yourself if it's not available near you? x

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