Saving Skin: Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

I was gifted with a bunch of products on my birthday. Makes me feel like the guinea pig. Seriously, this red tube from Ann promises to be a wonder.

I’ve been hearing great reviews about Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, developed by Aussie doctor Thomas Pennington Lucas a century ago. Made with quality fermented Queensland papaws (papayas) and pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly, it’s been used in the land of plenty as an all-around relief for minor skin crisis such as surface cuts, sunburn, nappy rash, splinters, bug/insect bites, scalds, inflammations, and what girls love most, as a lip salve. So, this wonder tube has become a staple in most beauty junkies’ bags.

I grew up around walls and walls of synthetics. Imagine breathing through all the chemicals in the world for years and years, you’d forget about the smell of the earth. There’s this one unforgettable tablet that stood out in my grandma’s pharmacy, however. It’s called Papase, a pill containing papain (carica papaya). It’s supposed to aid in digestion (like when you suffer from impatso lol), but it also works as a natural anti-inflammatory remedy.

At one point in time, didn’t we all  lap up the hype about April Boy Regino’s papaya soap ritual?

Lucas' Papaw OintmentLucas' Papaw Ointment

I just opened my Lucas’ Papaw Ointment. Applied it with a finger on my lips and checked it after an hour. I’m not kidding, the lips have noticeable plumpness, the color looks 2 times redder and healthier as well. It softens to a certain extent. The texture is thinner than actual petroleum jelly. I guess it would be a good lip conditioner under matte lipsticks considering the non-greasy look it leaves after such a time.

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

I’m not sure where else you can purchase the ointment in the Philippines other than Digital Traincase.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

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