A year round staple of my kit is lip balm and this multipurpose little gem is a real favourite and has been in great demand over the past few wintery weeks.
Be it the midst of winter or the height of summer, Paw Paw and Honey balm has many uses; aiding dry, cracked and generally unhappy lips, nappy rash, sunburn and heat rash are just a few of the problems that can benefit from its application. It is particularly useful at this time of year on sore, red noses or as a protective layer on chapped hands. It is also great set-bag emergency product – I have used it as a last minute cuticle cream and for adding shine to a black eye, amongst other things!
Unlike many commonly used lip balms, Paw paw and Honey balm is petroleum free; the key ingredients Paw Paw (or Papaya, as it is otherwise known) and honey have been used for their healing properties for centuries, so the balm will nourish and protect your skin rather than just coating it in a non-absorbable slick. Suvana balm is 100% natural, free from synthetic preservatives, chemicals or fragrances and is cruelty free.
Paw Paw and Honey Balm is packaged in a fun, vibrant yellow tube which is completely recyclable; priced at around £8.50 for 25g, it really is a great value product.
Suvana Beauty is a small Australian organic beauty range. Suvana, meaning ‘The Sun’ in ancient Sanskrit, are Australia’s first EcoCert certified beauty range.
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Multipurpose balms are a product found in pretty much every pro kit and Suvana Paw Paw and honey balm still has a place in mine. Whilst others are turning to some big names to provide the lip conditioning, skin soothing or emergency special effects shine, Suvana proven itself to me as a great clean alternative to conventional petroleum based brands – and it has been a hit with the talent on set too!
(*Denotes certified organic ingredients)
*Ricinus Communis (Caster) Seed Oil, *Beeswax, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Honey, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed OIl, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit OIl, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Dacus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed OIl, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Steam Extract, Tocopherol