One of the absolute banes of my life happens to be dry lips. With working in an office that has air conditioning plus the hot sun of New Zealand, I find myself licking my lips only to find them a little cracked.

Lipstick does nothing by colour in the dry patches and accentuate them. Lip gloss makes them feel sticky and inevitably worse. Lip balms are okkkaaayyyyyyyyy… But tend to not really moisturize those poor little lips.

After whining about this problem for quite a while, one of my friends (We’ll call her Essy) introduced me to Lucas Paw Paw ointment. It’s available in a small tube and also in pots, and is used for everything from rashes, cuts, dry skin to – you guessed it – extremely chapped lips. 

Created by a botanist over 100 years ago, this is one of those old-school remedies that you might have seen your Nan use at one time. It is gentle, nourishing, and makes your sore lips (Or any skin ailments!) feel better and heal super fast. Many of my friends followed suit and bought some (Available from most chemists for about NZD$13.00) only to find their lips never felt better!

So, wonderfully, I found a cheap solution to my lip woes.

Check out their website for more information:

Lucas Paw Paw

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment