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McArthur Skincare with Papaya(Pawpaw) Extract for Irritated Scalp and Dry Skin Review!!!

McArthur Skincare with Papaya(Pawpaw) Extract for Irritated Scalp and Dry Skin Review!!!

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Hi Girls,

How are you today??? Few days back, I wrote a post on how to take care of your hair in winter, where I mentioned, how my scalp becomes itchy and flaky in winter. I knew most of you might have same trouble dealing with itchy scalp. So, I wanted to find hair products that could solve these problems. That’s when I found about McArthur Skincare who recently refreshed their brand name from McArthur Natural Products.

About the Brand – McArthur Skincare

McArthur Skincare was created when their co-creators found out how people were using natural Papaya extracts for their skin and hair and how well it is benefiting them. Hence, they made these products with more papaya extracts (60%*) and free of all harsh chemicals like sls, parabens, petrochemicals, etc.

What tempted me to try these beauties by McArthur Skincare???

McArthur Skincare has a money back guarantee which made me go for it. If they are so confident that if you don’t like the products they will pay you back, kinda built my confidence in them.

Also, their products are free of harsh chemicals like sls, parabens, it’s not tested on animals** Which you guys know is an extremely important thing for me** plus these products actually contain Papaya Extract which is extremely good for your hair, skin and overall health.

benefits of papaya for hair, skin and body


Lets get started with McArthur Skincare Reviews!!!

As I mentioned earlier, my scalp became flaky and itchy and hence, I wanted something that would soothe my scalp. Also, my skin became dryer and it was the perfect time to try the hydrating facial cream.

The Products I Tried

Although everything looked really promising on their store, I went ahead and chose these

  • McArthur Scalp Care Shampoo for Irritated Scalp
  • McArthur Scalp Care Conditioner for Irritated Scalp
  • McArthur Hydrating Facial Cream

Mc Arthur Pawpaw(papaya) extract products review

McArthur Scalp Care Shampoo for Irritated Scalp Review

The shampoo comes in round bottle which looks really neat and all the necessary details are mentioned on it. It says it contains 30% Papaya extract which is quite good. The shampoo is transparent gel in texture with light pale yellow color. Since, they don’t add any artificial smell to it, it has a natural light but a bit bitter smell. It’s really mild though and goes away in couple of minutes.

To use this shampoo you need to apply it to your scalp and let it stay for round 5 to 10  minutes to let it treat your irritated scalp. Then rinse it off with normal water and condition as usual.

After the first try itself, the itchiness is almost gone but it takes couple of times to completely treat your flakiness depending on its severity.  Since, my itchiness was gone just after one try, I gave the shampoo to a friend of mine who has itchy scalp. For her, the itchiness was in control and  the flakiness is considerably reduced. She is loving this shampoo to the core.

Also Read : Which Shampoo should you use according to your hair type???

McArthur Scalp Care Conditioner for Irritated Scalp Review

Along with the shampoo, I tried the conditioner. The conditioner comes in same bottle with minimalist design and all the details mentioned on the pack. However, the conditioner contains only 2% of Papaya extracts. The conditioner is white and thick conditioner which has light but again bitter smell. The smell again goes as you rinse it off.

The conditioner makes hair soft and bit manageable. But does not fight frizz to a great extent. Since, it’s a conditioner meant for irritated scalp, I didn’t expect it to combat frizziness. The conditioner however, helped in detangling.

McArthur Hydrating Facial Cream Review

Mc Arthur Pawpaw(papaya) extract products review

The hydrating facial cream comes in same bottle with all the details mentioned on the package. It contains 25% Papaya extract. I used this  hydrating facial cream twice a day, once in the morning and once at night during my CTM routine.

The cream is normal white colored facial cream which is neither too thick nor runny. I took little quantity and it was enough to cover my face and neck. The cream took time to show results. After using it religiously for 10-12 days, I started to notice, my skin became soft and my dark circles were reducing. I loved its results.

Mc Arthur Pawpaw(papaya) extract products review

Using this cream, it made me realize that Papaya works great for my skin and since then, I have been trying lots of face masks with papaya and trust me, it’s working super awesome.


You can order these from their online store. Sadly these are not yet available in local stores yet.

Overall Experience with McArthur Skincare

The packaging of these products is super cute and travel friendly. They reached me within 20 days and the products were safe and intact. I didn’t have to pay any customs and I am super happy about it.

Other than the smell of the shampoo and conditioner, I don’t have any complaints. Well, the shampoos and conditioners that are meant for treating irritated scalps actually have bitter smells and these have lighter smell compared to others.


  • You just require little amount for long hair
  • Travel Friendly
  • Contains Papaya (pawpaw) extract
  • Free of Harsh Chemicals like SLS, Parabens, Petrochemicals, etc
  • Not Tested on Animals
  • Gives relief on itchy scalp
  • Reduces split ends
  • Hydrates skin to great extent
  • Dark circles have reduced and skin feels soft


  • Smell is bit off putting
  • Not available in local stores

Overall HCS Rating : 4.5/5

Yay or Nay ???

It’s a Yay for me !! As you know, I am always in favor of the natural products that are free of harsh chemicals and those that are cruelty free. So, if you are someone who is suffering from irritated scalp and tried all the other products, then, you can give this one a try.

Hope this review helped you. See you soon with loads of great posts. Have a lovely day!!!


Friday 14th of September 2018

This shampoo is very effective for dandruff

Nimisha Popat

Tuesday 18th of September 2018



Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

I have terrible dandruff. I will give this a try

Nimisha Popat

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018