Product Review: Rohr Remedy Gumbi Gumbi Lip Balm
This lip balm is designed for very dry lips. Not only does it hydrate, it contains multiple ingredients which have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. These include castor oil and vitamin E, but most importantly, the little known Gumbi Gumbi. Gumbi Gumbi is a native Australian plant that the indigenous people used to harvest for its potent medicinal components. It has high levels of Pantacyclic Titerpenoid Saponogenins which are associated with anti-tumour, anti-HIV and anti oxidant bioactivities. It’s also claimed to have anti-viral properties.
The cream coloured balm comes in a squeezable tube. It is smooth and quite thick. A little goes a long way. Its smell is very faint and the sensation on your lips is very mild. It’s perfect to store in your hand bag and keep reusing all throughout the whole of Spring and into Summer.
This is your alternative to papaw cream. Some brands of pawpaw cream contain high doses of petroleum jelly. That pleasing sensation you find using petroleum jelly (eg. vaseline) is because it creates a smooth layer on the skin. Really it is coating the skin which can cause irritations and prevent the skin from breathing. (ATURA does not support products containing petroleum jelly. For more information, click here.)
Even if you have found an organic pawpaw cream without any petroleum jelly, Gumbi Gumbi just has so many added benefits that you’re sure to find your lips loving the balm even more.
You should be aware that this is not a vegan product. Rohr Remedy have used lanolin as the substitute for petroleum jelly. Lanolin is derived from sheep wool- it coats their wool to keep it dry. Southern hemisphere mums swear by it for their baby’s sensitive skin. It’s structural make- up is similar to that of human lipids, which is why it feels great and works with the skin, instead of just sitting on top of it. The lanolin used in the lip balm is medical grade and cruelty free.
Rohr Remedy are an Australian company who seek out the useful properties in native Australian plants and, with the backing of dermatological science, have created a unique and luxurious range of skincare. You will be hard pressed to find these amazing ingredients in most skincare available in the UK markets. Check out their page for more information on this independent brand.
Have you tried this balm? How did you find it?