Known for its iconic lip care products, Dr. PAWPAW has now created a range of multi-purpose and affordable skincare products. We put them to the test
In a world where we’re all time poor and budgets are being squeezed, it’s more important than ever to have an edit of skincare products that tick lots of complexion issues in one go and don’t break the bank. Step in a new skincare range, YOUR gorgeous SKIN created by Dr. PAWPAW that does all of that and more. This new range of nine multi-purpose products champions science and performance as well as having some pretty impressive eco credentials too.
Running throughout the range is a star ingredient called Papayaluronic™. This combines nourishing and soothing papaya extract with eight types of hyaluronic acid, which absorb into all layers of the skin for instant and long-lasting hydration.
Each product is then teamed with various active ingredients, depending on the product’s purpose, so you will also find glow-inducing vitamin C, calming vitamin E and youth-boosting retinol and bakuchiol in the mix.
Everything is designed to offer multiple skin benefits, meaning you can buy less but still get maximum results.
And the products don’t just look good. All of the packaging is 100 per cent recyclable, has been made from 42 per cent recycled materials, the tubes are all certified reef safe and the sheet masks are completely biodegradable so once you’ve used it you can pop it in your food caddy. Plus every product is under 100ml making them great for travel.
The Get The Gloss team put some of the new products to the test. Here’s how they got on…
Jemma Thompson, Design and Social Media Manager tried Dr. PAWPAW YOUR gorgeous SKIN 3 in 1 Cleansing Balm, £15 for 50ml
Skin type: oily combination
“This highly effective and versatile cleansing balm effortlessly and thoroughly removes SPF, makeup (even waterproof mascara), dirt, and impurities, leaving the skin feeling super soft and clean without stripping the skin's natural moisture. The smooth, buttery texture that’s easy to squeeze out contains nourishing papaya seed oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil, which provide hydration and radiance. I use it as a ‘regular’ cleansing balm, but you can also slather it on as a moisturising mask and wipe it off after ten minutes or leave it on overnight as a more intensive hydrating treatment.”
SJ, Beauty Director tries Dr. PAWPAW YOUR gorgeous SKIN 4 in 1 Face Serum, £15 for 30ml
Skin type: oily combination
“Containing vitamin C to brighten, soothing papaya, bakuchiol - a plant-based alternative to retinol - alongside the hero ingredient, Papayaluronic™ that delivers maximum hydration this serum has been designed to be the equivalent to four serums in one and the only thing you need to put on your face (aside from SPF of course!). It has a slightly creamier texture than you might expect, but that makes it really easy to massage in. It left my skin looking instantly dewy and my makeup glided on over the top effortlessly.”
Amy Rostas, Beauty and Social Media Assistant tried Dr. PAWPAW YOUR gorgeous SKIN SPF 50 Day Cream PA++++, £18 for 45ml
Skin type: sensitive and dry
"When it comes to caring for my sensitive skin, finding the right sunscreen is crucial and this one uses the innovative PA+ rating system from Japan. The more +’s the higher the UVA protection; this contains the highest protection you can get along with UVB protection too. It also works as a great moisturiser that feels lightweight and non-greasy and absorbs quickly leaving a beautiful dewy sheen finish and no white cast. Basically, everything you could want from a daily moisturiser.”
Victoria Woodhall Editorial Director tries Dr. PAWPAW YOUR gorgeous SKIN Rejuvenating Night Cream, £18 for 45ml
Skin type: mature/dry
“If a cream says ‘rejuvenating’ on the packaging then I’m in, and with two wrinkle-fighting ingredients: hyaluronic acid for plumping and retinol plus moisturising shea butter and soothing aloe vera, this covers all the bases of a night cream for mature skin with a subtle calming scent. With a gentle strength of retinol at 0.1 per cent (the same as in the eye cream) this is unlikely to irritate either face or neck, thereby keeping you on the nightly rejuvenating wagon. The 45ml recyclable tube is hand-luggage friendly too.”