Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Lucas Papaw Ointment
I bought it for 10 bucks in a chemist...only to find that other places were chucking it out for 5! So, the first thing I shall say, is get it for a good price!
Moving on...yes, it is very good, however I don't think it's effective for anything other than using it on your lips. It claims to fix everything - burns, boils, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, splinters, gravel rash, open wounds, insect bits and nappy rash! Yep, there is nothing this magic product can't fix (according to the tube). Well, I applied to to insect bites, a paper cut and dry skin and I didn't find that it was all that great. It did help my dry skin, I must admit, however I needed copious amounts to do the job (and I like to use these kind of products sparingly). It didn't do anything to my insect bites, and as for the paper cut, I think it made it worse!
I had read some online reviews where people were saying it was just over priced Vaseline. I have never, ever tried Vaseline (much to my friends' disbelief and disgust!) so I really can't respond to that.
It was good for my lips, and I would buy it solely to have it for my lips. It was bit thick, until I realised I was applying way too much. Get the right amount and it works really well! It also lasts a long time if you use the correct amount. I also know that there are various sizes that it can come in - most people have it in the 'handbag friendly size' (a tube) but I know there are different size tubs.
It makes your lips feel smooth and soft, and is quite glossy which is nice, yet still a natural kind of glossy that is appropriate for wearing everywhere.