Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Review: Lucas Papaw Ointment vs. Coco Island Paw Paw Ointment

Greetings everyone! I haven't posted in a while, mainly because of exams. But now I am free (yay freedom for more than 3 months!) I can freely blog :) Today I will be doing a review on Lucas Papaw Ointment and Coco Island Pawpaw Ointment, and comparing the two.

The two are packaged similarly and are bright and stand out in a messy bag. The Lucas Papaw Ointment and Coco Island Pawpaw Ointment are both are Australian made which is great.  For those who have been living under a rock, they are multi purpose- pawpaw ointments can be used for chapped lips, dry skin, minor burns and wounds, chafing, relieving symptoms of eczema and dermatitis, sunburn, nappy rash (let's hope none of us get that...), cuts and insect bites- something that will be handy to carry around with you!

Lucas Papaw Ointment 25g RRP $5.99
  • contains Carica Papaya 39mg/g Fresh Fermented Fruit
  • antibacterial and antimicrobial properties
  • has a tendency to "bubble" up, not a smooth consistency
  • unique subtle smell (of the pawpaw)
  • when used for dry lips, the ointment doesn't last very long
  • also comes in larger sizes 75g and 200g tubs

Coco Island Pawpaw Ointment 25g RRP $4.99
  • contains Carica Papaya fruit extract and Bioactive Manuka honey 16+
  • tropical treatment that revives, smoothes and moisturises
  • smooth consistency
  • no scent
  • ointment lasts longer than the Lucas Papaw Ointment when used for dry lips
  • also comes in a 100g tube
As I was browsing the shelves of Priceline one day, I stumbled upon the Coco Island's Pawpaw Ointment which I was excited to try- mainly because of the added Manuka honey in the formula (Manuka honey is wonderful, it is an antibacterial too!). Let's say lucky I bought it! I loved the Lucas Papaw and have used it for years as it was so versatile, but the Coco Island has won me over. Its smooth consistency and it's ability to stay on the lips to keep them moisturised for longer definitely gave it an edge over Lucas Papaw. I also nabbed a deal from Priceline where it was $9.99 for the 100g tube and a bonus 25g tube! Definitely a great deal. I remember the days when Lucas Papaw used to be $4, but I guess its popularity has made the price go up! All in all, a pawpaw ointment is definitely an essential with all its uses, it will always be handy :)

Have you tried any of these pawpaw ointments before? 


  1. I currently use the Lucas Papaw Ointment, but I will have to try out the Coco Island Paw Paw Ointment some day! :)

  2. oh i've never heard of the coco one. it must be new hey. i've only recently joined the lucas papaw bandwagon and i'm almost out already! keen to try this new one. thanks for the review :)

  3. Oooh I never really got into papaw ointments cos I can't really stand the smell funnily enough. I was given one in a beauty box (can't remember which) a few mths ago by a random brand in a black tube (can't remember the brand either) and I tried to use it but the smell still put me off. Ended up giving it to my bf cos he had some burns on his hands haha

    1. Aww that sucks! The smell is subtle but can be a little off putting, which is why I quite like the Coco Island one better :)

  4. I didn't know that there's another brand out there that makes Pawpaw ointment apart from Lucas. I have never bought one myself but I have always nipped it from friends.


    1. There actually are quite a few brands out with the pawpaw ointment! It is great though as you can use it for many things :)

  5. I'm curious to try this now after your positive review! I have used the Lucas one for a while but it's not really my favourite - mine was left in the sun for a while and I think it changed the chemical properties LOL

    1. Yes! I left mine in the sun too and it made it runny and turn into a different consistency LOL!

  6. Been using the Lucas Paw Paw Ointment for a while now with no problems! But will try the Coco Island one now since I just found out about it... Thanks to you!
    Thanks for the review :)

  7. These look like great useful products, good prices too x

  8. oOo~ this looks nice<3 I've heard that papaya is really good for the skin so, this def. might be beneficial~

    By the way, love your blog<3 Following~


    1. Yes it is a really versatile product, I love it! :) Thank you!

  9. I used to use the Lucas Paw Paw ointment on my lips as lip balm and really liked it. I think I stopped using it for no apparent reason, more so because I wanted something I didn't have to apply with my fingers! Now I am curious about the Coco Island one!

  10. this is my first time hearing about the cooc island paw paw ointment! definitely something worth checking out! :)



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