Can I use Dr. Young’s Pawpaw on my lips?
Dr. Young’s Pawpaw is useful to help heal or sooth inflamed, chapped or broken skin, even on and around the lips.
Why is my pawpaw ointment gives out oil?
If your ointment becomes too warm like from being left in the car in warm weather, the ointment may melt. Simply cool the container down to room temperature before use. It’s ideal if you can store the ointment below 30°C and out of direct sunlight.
Is there a lot of fermented papaya in Dr. Young’s Pawpaw formulation? Why does it seem like there is only a small amount of fermented papaya in most fermented papaya ointments available out there?
Firstly, the fermentation process concentrates the papaya properties. Hundreds and thousands of papaya were used to produce the fermented papaya.
Secondly, there are science, guidelines and sometime regulations for any substances. Some substances, like fermented papaya should not exceed certain activity for topical application. This limit may appear notably low to some people. But any safe product, should not exceed the safe activity limit intended for topical use.
Just like salt and sugar in our lives, our body benefit from it at a right amount. Having too much, will eventually result in undesirable outcomes in our body.
Thirdly, the quality of the fermented papaya also affects the amount required before notable results are observed. So, a product which claims to have more substance, but at lower fermented papaya quality, may not means it is more superior. A product, which uses less amount of fermented papaya, but at higher quality, may achieve a similar outcome if not better.
What is the difference between, Dr Young's Pawpaw ointment and ungraded petrolatum/petroleum jelly?
Petrolatum/petroleum jelly comes in various grades. Low grades of petrolatum can contain cancer-causing substances and may not be as effective as the higher grades. The highly refined grade (medical grade) is proven safe and effective. The medical grade has to be audited by government agency (e.g. FDA in USA) to ensure its safety and efficacy.
Another important thing that you might also want to know is, at the time of writing, there is no regulation or obligation to state on product labels which petrolatum grade is used in a product.
We are aware of this, therefore we use US medical grade petrolatum and we state it clearly on our products.
Fermented papaya is known to have the following properties;
Antibacterial and antimicrobial. These properties can assist in wound healing and help prevent the spread of infection;
Cleansing. This property can assist in removing dead, contaminated, adherent tissue, or foreign material that may promote infection and impede skin healing; and
Conditioning and exfoliating, which may act as skin conditioner, skin softener and mild skin exfoliator.
DR Young’s Pawpaw is fermented papaya ointment on US medical grade (USP) petrolatum.
Thus, the following idioms may illustrate the comparison:
A proper ambulance with its paramedics are compared to
A private car with horn that sounds like ambulance and has no paramedics.
Is medical grade petrolatum safe (also known as pharmaceutical grade petrolatum)?
Medical grade petrolatum means it is proven safe, effective and audited by relevant government agency (e.g. FDA in USA). Pharmaceutical or medical grades are not carcinogenic and not comedogenic. Medical grade is also the grades used safely in medical drugs and food processing.
Why choose Dr. Young’s Pawpaw over other herbal/organic/naturalist pawpaw products?
Our formulation looked for the optimum combination of natural ingredients, efficacy, safety, and cost. We believe our formulation has maximized these parameters to give you quality and value for money. We have assessed and tried different combination of ingredients but we found this formula to be optimal.
DR. Young's Pawpaw ointment has been reported to show notable results within 8 hours of use.