Activity: Lifestyle, Retail
Region: London
Founded: 2013


This proud family-owned British brand launched in 2013 with just £20,000 in response to a direct need of the founders Johnny & Pauline Paterson’s young daughter. Suffering with severe eczema as a baby, the couple turned business partners opted for a more natural alternative to steroid cream – the PAWPAW balm. With a strong demand in the UK for a papaya- based balm, Dr.PAWPAW was born to fill this gap in the market and has since become the number one selling PAWPAW balm in Europe. In 2023, Dr.PAWPAW introduced YOUR gorgeous SKIN to the market and now develops into new categories with this already award-winning, powerful, high performance yet simplified vegan skincare range for all.

Dr.PAWPAW provides multipurpose beauty for families, helping them buy less products that have multiple uses, which are natural, vegan and use ethically sourced ingredients. The multipurpose brand also drives an eco and sustainable pillar through products, packaging and company culture. A truly inclusive brand, this in turn allows families to make smarter, educated purchases and save money without the compromise on quality or origin. Dr.PAWPAW makes donations to multiple small and larger charities, so whilst you benefit from using a Dr.PAWPAW product, you are also benefiting others. 

Dr.PAWPAW now holds over 40 global awards and has a long list of A-list celebrity fans. It is a staple product in the kits of makeup artists, can be found in some of the largest retailers globally and is now available in over 45 countries around the world.