What’s so special about papaya?

What’s so special about papaya?

What’s so special about papaya? One of the two special ingredients in Lanolab is papain (the other is lanolin), an enzyme extracted from papaya or paw-paws – which also explains our packaging colour choice – orange you glad?


What makes papain so special? It’s a smooth operator! It works on the surface of the skin to break down dead skin cells, acting as a natural exfoliator and unclogging pores. It also boosts hydration and softens skin, reducing inflammation – it’s a real skin soother.

This means magic results when it comes to assisting with healing minor cuts, scratches, and rashes – even nappy rash! Cuticles love it too, and so do dry and cracked heels. Papain can also be a true friend for anyone suffering from skin irritation, so many of our clients can’t believe how it assists with soothing minor rash outbreaks – just test it on a small patch of skin first.



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What does papaya extract do?

Nourishes. Protects and Sooths. Yes, please!

As a fruit, Papaya isn’t just good for you to eat. It’s also full of nutrients and for this reason, it boasts several health benefits when applied to the skin. Read the full article here: https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/diet/papayas-nutrition-benefits-risks-how-eat-more/

  4 of the many reasons and counting, as to why it’s one of our ingredients


1. Rich in AHA’S 

Did you know that papaya enzymes are rich in AHA’s which are essential for glowing and healthy skin?

AHA’s are also great for dry skin as they are made up of molecules that love the water which improves the skin’s moisture content.

2. Contains Vitamins 

Papayas contain concentrated amounts of both Vitamin A & Vitamin C which have anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants.

These assist in soothing your skin.

The flesh of papaya contains antioxidants, as well as vitamins C and E, which are good for your hair.

3. Reduces inflammation 

These enzymes are known to reduce skin inflammation as well as soothe minor burns and because papaya is a natural anti-inflammatory, it will also assist in repairing your skin after a sunburn.

4. Assists in healing wounds

Fun Fact: Papaya can both be applied to minor burns and wounds to speed up the healing process -without stinging the affected area of skin and keeping bacteria away -how amazing!

Do you need any more convincing that papaya extract is the perfect ingredient in our balm?

Why use L A N O L A B?

Lanolab is 100% natural and therefore the perfect travel size balm to keep handy for those wanting nourished and hydrated lips! Order your tube of Lanolab here, today!


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