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Lucas' Papaw Ointment - 15g Tube with Lip Applicator

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Fuss free lip and skin care

The Lucas' Papaw Ointment 15g tube has a handy secret - there's a lip applicator hiding under the cap! This special tube means you can apply your favourite ointment directly to your lips, keeping your fingertips free from ointment.


For over 110 years we've been crafting the papaw ointment you love and trust. Based in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, we're passionate about using only the best golden-ripe A-grade papaw to deliver an ointment that cares for your lips.

Carica Papaya (Papaw) is rich in papain, high in antioxidants and contains antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. At Lucas' Papaw Remedies we ferment the ripe Queensland grown papaw in our Brisbane facility under strictly controlled conditions. Our exclusive natural fermentation process results in a potent concentration of healing enzymes.

In Australia, Lucas' Papaw Ointment has been the #1 papaw ointment of choice for generations and has a celebrity cult following.

Active Ingredient

Carica Papaya, Fresh Fruit (Fermented) 39mg/g

Lucas' Papaw Ointment contains no palm oil, glycerin, SLS or SLES. It is non-allergenic and non-comedogenic so it won't block your pores or cause breakouts.

  • Complies with international and Australian safety standards.
  • Listed with Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA).


Lucas' Papaw Ointment is a topical skin application to relieve symptoms of dry lips, cuts, scratches, abrasions and minor wounds, insect bites, heat rash, mild sunburn, skin cracking, nappy rash and chafing.


Apply a thin layer of ointment to the affected area as needed or directed by your health professional.

If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

For external use only.

Contains Potassium Sorbate

Store below 30°C.

Always read the label and follow directions for use.




    We've been passionately crafting Lucas' Papaw Ointment as a family for over 6 generations.


    Every batch is made using fresh a-grade papaw grown in Far North Queensland, Australia


    We're proudly Australian Made and Owned, based in Acacia Ridge, Queensland for over 110 years.


    Lucas' Papaw Ointment is listed with the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (AUST L 13397)


Can I use it on my lips?

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is ideal for lips if you want to help heal or soothe inflamed, chapped or broken skin.

Lucas' Papaw Ointment can be used on wind and sun burned lips, cracked lips, flaky lips, cold sores, or as a general use lip care product.

Is Lucas' Papaw Ointment a moisturiser?

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment isn't classified as a moisturiser - it helps skin retain its own moisture which stops it from drying out. The main benefits are the healing qualities of the product. It has no added moisturisers.

Is the Petroleum Jelly Safe?

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment only uses pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly that is strictly certified to ensure its safety and quality. USP grade Petrolatum is not mutagenic or toxic.

Petroleum jelly is the “carrier” that supports the spread of the active ingredient – fresh fermented papaw. Petroleum jelly is not carcinogenic or toxic. It has been affirmed to be non-comedogenic (does not block pores) and to not cause allergic reactions (American Academy of Dermatology Invitational on Comedogenicity, 1989)

More information and scientific studies about petroleum jelly can be found in many places online. Here are a few links for your further information:

What is the TGA? Why is this important?

The TGA is the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia. They are the regulators in Australia of all therapeutic goods. When a product is listed with the TGA, as Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is, the product must prove it is safe to use, is restricted in any health claims it can make, and it must be audited against the Code of Good Manufacturing Practices. The TGA conducts audits on a regular basis to ensure safety of the product.

All medicines in Australia must be registered with the TGA, if a product does not show an AUST L or AUST R code, they may not be registered as a therapeutic (medicinal) product and are restricted in the claims they can make.

Being registered with the TGA is Australia does not automatically mean our ointment is treated as a medicine in your home country. It is important to read the label of all products to understand the local permissible claims and uses.

Why does there seem like there is only a small amount of Papaw in each pack?

At Lucas' Papaw Remedies, we hand cut and process golden ripe papaws before fermenting them following the specific process developed by Dr T.P. Lucas.

The fermentation process concentrates the powerful enzymes found in papaws making it much stronger than non-fermented, dry or powdered papaw. Following our unique process, hundreds of papaws are used to make one batch of papaw concentrate. The fresh fermented concentrate (active ingredient) is so potent it cannot be applied directly to the skin; the concentrate must be distributed within the carrier (petroleum jelly) to achieve the correct strength for safe and effective application to the skin.

This is similar to a corticosteroid cream or a a pain relief tablet where a small amount of paracetamol (active ingredient) is contained in each tablet (carrier).