This Viral Lip Balm Doubles as a Bug Bite Ointment, and People Can't Stop Raving About It
"It works on scratches, bug bites, scabs, blisters, dry skin, razor burn, everythingggggg."
If you're like me and have perpetually chapped lips, the pain (and dried-out look) can be unbearable at times. But Amazon shoppers and Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink have found a solution. "It’s called Papaw," Sink told me at the 2019 CFDA Awards. "I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but it's Australian. I can only get it on Amazon, so I always stock up."
The balm's full name is actually Lucas' Papaw Ointment ($8; amazon.com), and it has amassed a global cult following. You may have seen beauty bloggers waving the red tube around in their YouTube videos or noticed professional makeup artists — like singer Adele's pro Michael Ashton — adding it to their makeup kits. People use it as an ointment to soothe all types of skin conditions, from eczema to burns.
Shop It: Lucas' Papaw Ointment, $8; amazon.com.
"My first tube of this I got from a friend who brought it back as a gift from Australia," one reviewer explains. "I accepted it with a 'uhh, thanks?' but I did not yet appreciate how amazing this stuff is. It works on scratches, bug bites, scabs, blisters, dry skin, razor burn, everythingggggg. I carry a tube everywhere for that very reason. I have intermittently severe eczema and in a pinch, this will provide relief."
It definitely sounds like an all-around winner. Thanks, Sadie, for putting us on to it.