My name is Darren McArthur and I am the co-founder of Real Mcarthur Paw Paw Products and wish to expand my knowledge to you about Paw Paw and the effects that it can have on your skin.

Real McArthur Paw Paw Products choose not to use any of the following:

  • NO Parabens or any other synthetic preservatives
  • NO chemical UV-absorbents
  • NO petrochemicals
  • NO artificial fragrances or colors
  • NO synthetic attractants like sodium laurel sulfate
  • NO genetically modified ingredients.


My father, Tom McArthur was deeply passionate about his skincare products. He even dipped his fingers in a frying pan (literally) a couple of times, just to prove how effective these products are.

Tom McArthur went by different titles. To me and my family, he was a loving father. To many, he was The Paw Paw Man, the hardworking man behind the famous Paw Paw Skin Care Products.

The idea behind the original skin care range was inspired by Tom’s time in the armed forces in Malaya where he would try all sorts of fruits and vegetable treatments to relieve the painful fungal infections caused by the long periods spent wearing army boots in the jungle.

On one of his training days, he spotted a monkey using the spit of a chewed-up branch to treat a fellow monkey with a huge sore on his back. That observation kick-started his voyage of experimentation with various naturally sourced products like bamboo shoots, leaves, barks, vegetables, and other shoots. My dad spent many more years working on a way to extract the beneficial enzymes from fruits until he finally got it right.

Tom would also spend countless hours reading the beauty pages of women’s magazines for information on fruit properties, adding to the knowledge he gained from interacting with villagers in Malaya during his time in the armed forces. With the help of my mum, Linda McArthur, my dad formulated a series of skin creams and tonics which has helped a countless number of people over the years.

Monetary gain from the range of skincare products was not my dad’s highest motivation. “I’m really not bothered if it makes me rich,” he once told a newspaper reporter. All he simply wanted to do was give back to the people of Hervey Bay because of the great kindness they showed him when he first moved there and to provide relief to people suffering from various skin conditions.

I Have built my own Company

Tom is now retired and we have developed totally new formulations to manufacture our products.

It was my wish to carry on my dad’s legacy which is why I developed my own formulation in his honor.  Just like my father, I have always been intrigued by the many beneficial properties of fruits, especially as topical skin ointments. Fruit enzymes have the ability to improve the skin’s appearance without being too harsh. Also, you get the peace of mind knowing that you are not exposing yourself to harmful chemicals but instead nourishing your skin using Mother Nature’s ingredients.

Going back to the basics was what my dad was all about, and I have carried on with that tradition as a foundation of what my new formulations and brand stands for.

Real McArthur Paw Paw Products pride ourselves on our top-quality ingredients, working with our product from planting, growing, farming, extraction, and processing to make the best quality products for you to enjoy. Our time and passion go into all our farmed products, which we use in our handmade cold press soaps and creams.

Our farm is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, where the climate is great for producing top quality, handmade paw paw soaps.

Real McArthur Paw Paw Products – Mission Statement

Our pawpaw soaps are made in NT Australia, where the climate is perfect for growing tropical fruit. Products by Darren McArthur – Paw Paw Junior – Son of Tom McArthur – Paw Paw Man make us the premier McArthur paw paw cream stockists in Australia.

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