Weekly Must-Have: Aden + Anais Soothing Ointment
Before getting into the ointment, you need to be familiar with the ingredient pawpaw. Pawpaw is an Australian fruit that has been used for years as a natural healing ointment. The fruit tastes great and works wonders as a multitasking balm for dry, chapped skin and lips, insect bites, rashes and more.
Aden + Anais, a bath and body line “made for baby but designed for you,” has created the most incredible soothing ointment that can be used on your baby’s diaper rash, but also on your skin. This naturally-derived balm was formulated in conjunction with leading New York dermatologist, Ellen Gendler M.D. It’s free of phytoestrogen, parabens, petroleum oils, phthalates, gluten and soy and made with 50% fresh fermented pawpaw fruit per gram of ointment. Plus, the light vanilla scent smells seriously delicious.
If you haven’t tried pawpaw, now is the time. Here are a few of the wonderful uses of this multitasking balm: Chapped lips, dry, chaffed skin (think heels, knees and elbows), wind burn, insect bites, eczema, minor cuts, and you can use as a beauty product on your face to add sheen to areas like the brow and cheek bones. I also use it on my lashes to nourish and moisturize.
I’m in current beauty love with the Aden + Anais Pawpaw Soothing Ointment because it’s safe enough for a baby which means that I’m not ingesting any toxins when I apply the balm. Natural products are so important to your beauty routine- your skin is the largest organ in your body. Imagine all of the chemicals that soak into your skin on a daily basis? And your lips — why put something harmful on your mouth? You wouldn’t eat chemicals (well, maybe you would but you shouldn’t!).
The Aden + Anais Ultra Gentle Lotion is another favorite. It’s naturally-derived, non-greasy, and is formulated with formula Australian Sandalwood and pawpaw. It almost has a gel-cream texture and leaves my skin hydrated, soft and smooth with the faintest scent of sandalwood. AND, it’s safe for babies too!