Are you using the Lucas Pawpaw ointment correctly?
If beauty and skincare blogs were to tell you, opinions on the Lucas Pawpaw ointment (which now comes in variants that include shea butter) is either a godsend or that it didn’t do anything for them at all.
If you’re one in the latter, Mashable might have the answer to why it isn’t working for you: you’re probably not using it correctly.
For one, it’s not actually meant to moisturize.
“Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is ideal for lips if you want to help heal or sooth inflamed, chapped or broken skin,” said Lucas’ Papaw spokesperson Karyn Lees in an interview with Mashable Australia.
“Over more recent years it has become popular to use Lucas’ Papaw Ointment as a lip gloss. While this type of use will definitely not harm anyone and can give the feeling of moisture, this cosmetic use for beauty outcomes is not something we get involved in as we focus entirely on the healing qualities.”
She added that the company does not promote the ointment as a lip gloss or as something that adds moisture.
“It does help the body maintain its existing moisture due to the qualities of petroleum jelly, and does not dry out your skin,” Lees said.
So there we go! If you’ve been using it to try and breathe life into your dry lips with no result, then this might have just answered your query.
In all fairness to the company, they do have it on the packaging that Lucas Pawpaw is intended to relieve boils, minor cuts, chafing, cracked skin, insect bites, and nappy rash, among others. It’s used the same secret formula developed in 1910 by Dr. Thomas Lucas, a botanist and medical practitioner, who believed pappaw was the finest natural medicine ever discovered.