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Lucas Papaw Ointment, available in TWO convenient sizes, is an ideal addition to any endurance athlete's first aid kit and is designed to be used as a topical treatment to help relive and cleanse skin complaints. It's ideal for using on pretty much everything that can trouble an athlete when out and about - Sunburn, Gravel Rash, Cuts & Minor Open Wounds, Chafing, Insect Bites, and Splinters & Thorns.
Lucas Papaw Ointment, available in TWO convenient sizes, is an ideal addition to any endurance athlete’s first aid kit and is designed to be used as a topical treatment to help relive and cleanse skin complaints. It’s ideal for using on pretty much everything that can trouble an athlete when out and about – Sunburn, Gravel Rash, Cuts & Minor Open Wounds, Chafing, Insect Bites, and Splinters & Thorns. Many users of the ointment also report temporary relief of the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema. It is ideal for lips if you want to help heal or sooth inflamed, chapped or broken skin. Lucas’ Papaw Ointment does not contain any extra moisturisers. It helps skin retain moisture which stops it from drying out and keep its own hydration, but the main benefits are the healing qualities of the product. Lucas’ Papaw Ointment does not contain sun protection factors. With so many uses and applications, it is always great to have a red jar of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment handy in the home. Or, carry some with you on the go in the convenient 25g red tube.
A quality product requires quality ingredients.
• Carica Papaya 39mg/g Fresh Fermented Fruit
The papaya used in Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is Queensland grown fresh fruit.
The fruit is received fresh to our factory in Brisbane where we ferment it under strictly controlled conditions. Every item of fruit we use is hand selected. Once the fruit is fermented to just the right level we can use it to make the ointment. The finished product contains 0.1mg/g of Potassium Sorbate which acts as a preservative.
• Base – Pharmaceutical Grade Petroleum Jelly and Wax
Our product does not contain polyplasdone, polyvinylpyrrolidone, talc, shellac, palm oil, glycerin or sodium lauryl sulphate.
The base used in Lucas’ Papaw Ointment meets the purity and safety standards of the United States FDA and the European Pharmacopeia.
It is a pharmaceutical grade base that is tested and screened for the level of total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Penreco USP grade Petrolatums are not mutagenic or toxic to reproduction.
Every delivery we receive is certified to confirm its safety and quality.
• Gum Balsam Peru
A minute amount of Gum Balsam Peru is used as a perfume in Lucas’ Papaw Ointment.
“Why does there seem like there is only a small amount of papaw in each pack?”
“The fermentation process concentrates the powerful enzymes found in papaws. Hundreds of papaws are used to make one batch of concentrate. The fresh fermented concentrate cannot be applied directly to the skin. The concentrate must be distributed within the carrier (petroleum jelly) to achieve the correct concentration for safe and effective application to the skin. It is the same as a pain relief tablet where a small amount of paracetamol (active ingredient) is contained in each tablet (carrier).”
“Can I use it on my lips?”
“Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is ideal for lips if you want to help heal or sooth inflamed, chapped or broken skin.”
“Is Lucas’ Papaw Ointment a moisturiser?”
“Lucas’ Papaw Ointment helps skin retain its own moisture which stops it from drying out. But the main benefits are the healing qualities of the product. It has no added moisturisers.”
“Is the petroleum jelly safe?’
“Lucas Papaw Ointment only uses pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly that is strictly certified to ensure its safety and quality. USP grade Petrolatums are not mutagenic or toxic.
Petroleum jelly is the “carrier” that supports the active ingredient – fresh fermented papaw. Petroleum jelly does not block pores, is not carcinogenic or toxic. It has been affirmed to be non-comedogenic (does not block pores) and to not cause allergic reactions (American Academy of Dermatology Invitational on Comedogenicity, 1989)
More information and scientific studies about petroleum jelly can be found in many places online. Here are a few links for your further information:
“What is the TGA? Why is this important?”
“The TGA is the Therapeutic Goods Administration. They are the regulators in Australia of all therapeutic goods. When a product is listed with the TGA, as Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is, the product must prove its effectiveness against any health claims made, and it must be audited against the Code of Good Manufacturing Practices. The TGA conducts audits on a regular basis to ensure safety and effectiveness of the product.