Pawpaw and Niacinamide: A Potent Duo for Sun-Damaged Lips

A tube of B3 Lip, a niacinamide and pawpaw ointment for sun-damaged skin, laying on sand with text.

Here at Bernier Pharmaceuticals, we’re forever talking about the benefits of niacinamide. It’s the star player in our SolarCareB3 range, designed specifically for sun-damaged skin. But we don’t stop with niacinamide; we carefully craft our formulations with complementary ingredients to optimise our product’s benefits.


So today, we’re shining a light on B3 Lip – our go-to product to soften and soothe sun-damaged lips. This innovative formula contains research-backed concentrations of niacinamide (5%) as well as 5% Australian pawpaw. But why pawpaw?


If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, you’re probably familiar with pawpaw’s presence in lip products. But it isn’t just used because pawpaw (also known as papaya) is a delicious-tasting tropical fruit. It has myriad benefits – especially when combined with niacinamide.


Here are some of the main benefits of topically applying pawpaw to the lips:


1. Gentle Exfoliation:
Pawpaw contains papain, an enzyme that gently exfoliates lips by dissolving dead skin cells. This action helps to smooth rough patches, leaving lips softer and more supple.


2. Inherent Moisturisation:
With its natural emollient properties, pawpaw acts as a potent moisturiser for dry, chapped lips. It creates a protective barrier that seals in moisture, effectively combating dryness and maintaining lip hydration.


3. Antioxidant Protection:
Rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene, pawpaw shields lips from environmental damage caused by free radicals, particularly those generated by sun exposure and pollution.


4. Soothing and Calming:
Pawpaw’s anti-inflammatory properties provide relief to irritated lips, reducing redness and discomfort associated with sunburn or dryness.


5. Nutrient-Rich:
Loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, pawpaw nourishes and replenishes the delicate skin on the lips, promoting overall lip health and vitality.


So the jury is in: pawpaw has numerous benefits for the sensitive lip area. But did you know that by combining pawpaw with niacinamide – as we’ve done in B3 Lip – you will experience synergistic benefits? These include:


1. Enhanced Hydration and Barrier Function:
Niacinamide fortifies the skin barrier, minimising moisture loss and enhancing hydration. Paired with pawpaw’s moisturising properties, this synergy ensures long-lasting hydration for smoother, healthier lips.


2. Brightening and Evening Skin Tone:
Niacinamide tackles hyperpigmentation and promotes an even skin tone. When combined with pawpaw’s exfoliating effects, it can help fade discolouration and dark spots on the lips.


3. Soothing and Calming Sensation:
Niacinamide’s anti-inflammatory prowess soothes irritated lips, while pawpaw’s gentle exfoliation provides comfort to sun-damaged lips, fostering a rejuvenated feel.


In conclusion, niacinamide and pawpaw make a formidable duo for addressing sun-damaged lips. And here’s a bonus tip – B3 Lip isn’t just for lips! Given its rich, ointment-like texture, customers have reported using it after surgeries, facials, on the soles of the feet, rough skin, cuticles and more. Read about its many uses here. If you want to try B3 Lip, purchase it here or score a great deal with a duo pack.

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