Hey everyone! Whew, I just had a midsem exam for the absolute worst, most complicated subject ever T_T (networking...cables...IP...idkk lmao) and now it's time to bring myself up again and try to forget the past by divulging myself in a new blog post. Today I bring you a review of the Natralus Australia Paw Paw Moisturiser :) I did a review for their Lip Butters in the past, which was really fun and I liked the range of flavours they offered. In fact, I still have quite a few left (been using them pretty consistently, but they sent me so many!!) so if you know me, just ask me in person and I'll bring them for you hehe. Anyway, you can read THAT review here.
So before we dive straight in, I was thinking, what is the benefit of Paw Paw? Like, why is it so popular? Where did it come from? What is its secret??? Was someone just eating a Paw Paw one day and was suddenly like, oh hey this is really good for my skin? Probably. Haha, nevertheless, let's go down this journey into the secret of Paw Paw.
I think Paw Paw become more prominent, especially in my life, when I noticed girls in high school carrying around the Lucas Paw Paw ointment, distinguishable by its bright red packaging. That's around the time when Paw Paw really became popular. According to this article, Dr Lucas, a Queensland scientist studied botanical specimens in the 1900s and was particularly impressed by paw paw, also known as papaya or custard apple. He called it the 'world's greatest healing agent'. From there, Paw Paw became used as an ingredient for a range of products, from lip balms to ointments to moisturisers etc. It was effective because of its rich nutritional value, being high in protein, antioxidants, vitamins A and C and essential minerals. When eaten, it can help digestion and external application helps skin repair and smooths the skin! What a wonder product! No wonder there is little marketing that needs to be done for it - it indeed sells itself. Kind of one of those holy grail ingredients, like manukka honey or something hahahah
So onto our review....
I was mysteriously sent a blank, white box, with nothing to reveal the wonders it held. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity of moisturiser in there. It was all the same product, but in different sizes: a small, medium and large tube plus some extra samples. This could definitely last me the year lmao. There was also a nice recipe for thai green papaya salad, but like, salad you know? Not for me AHHAHA
Anyway, I like this packaging. Although it's not that cute or pretty, it looks reliable and dependable...you know what I mean? Like it looks like a package where the product knows what it's doing hahaha - that's the only way to explain it...it's trustworthy and professional. The product is Paw Paw 95% Pure Moisturiser, with ingredients like paw paw, aloe vera, shea butter (mmm) and vitamin e to give you smooth, buttery skin. Honestly, I reckon you can apply it anywhere - face or body and it'll give you an injection of moisture and freshness.
When I opened it, it had the most beautiful smell. I really like it! It's like buttery, creamy with a touch of tropical fruityness. Really yummy. Lucas doesn't like it, but I guess it might be a smell that is quite subjective for everyone. It can be overwhelming and strange, but once you get used to it, it's quite addictive.
When I applied the moisturiser, I used it for my hands. I squeezed out quite a little blob onto my hand. The moisturiser is light and cool. It's also pretty watery, in that it has a large spread across my skin. It left my skin feeling a little bit wet for a few seconds, and I really liked the fact that it wasn't just sitting heavily on my skin being uncomfortable and annoying. On the other hand, this might mean its not as long-lasting or effective as thicker creams - but it just means applying more regularly. After applying, I did feel more rejuvenated, however I have yet to experience any noticeable smoother skin effects, which is okay because I haven't been using it for long enough for that.
For the time being, I am really happy with this product and it's easy and unobtrusive to apply, so that's all I can really ask for from it!!
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