I love multi-purpose products like you wouldn’t believe. If there’s a product I can pop in my handbag that will help with a variety of things throughout the day, you can bet it’s in my handbag. The Original Multi-Purpose Balm from Dr. PAWPAW is one of those products. Ever since I tried it about a year ago, I’ve loved it!
The Original Dr. PAWPAW balm is a transparent balm which truly is multi-purpose. The texture is very much like that of Vaseline, but the formula is petroleum free. I’ve used the thick balm on my lips, cuticles, and areas of dry skin. The formula isn’t greasy so I have also been able to use it as a hand cream when my hands get super dry! You are also able to use it on your hair, though this isn’t something I do very often.
I got my hands on some of the tinted versions of the multipurpose balm: the Peach Pink and Limited Edition Red Sparkle. As you would expect, they are the same thing, but with a tint to them. The Red Sparkle also contains a small amount of glitter, but nothing overwhelming.
If you know me, you know I’m never without a lip balm close to hand. I keep one in every bag, by my bed, on my desk at work and wherever else I may possibly need one. That’s the main thing I’ve been using these tinted balms for.
As spring has been starting to appear for the first time this year, I’ve been loving these balms. Applied to the lips they help stave off the dry lips caused by the colder air, but they add a lovely sheen of slightly glossy colour. It’s a subtle injection of colour that warms up the complexion and has that lovely fresh vibe about it.
Whilst tinted, they aren’t super heavily pigmented so you are still able to use the tinted versions of the balms for other things. As a little goes a very long way, I haven’t found that the product has turned any areas peach or red where I’ve applied it.
An extra little use I’ve found for the tinted balms is to apply it to my cheeks as blush. The first time I did this I applied it after my foundation which left my face feeling a bit sticky. The next time I tried applying it first, and as long as you aren’t wearing a full coverage foundation, the colour appears to naturally glow from within. When I travel it’s definitely going to save me packing a blusher in with everything!
All of the balms contain natural papaya, olive oil and aloe vera oil. The extra fantastic news is that recently, all of the multi-purpose balms from Dr. PAWPAW have been awarded the PETA Cruelty-Free and Vegan Logo!
Have you tried these balms?