PAPATUI – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s debut new wellness product for men

“Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?”

No? Well, I hope this line did exactly what is was meant to do – catapult you back to the nineties during the height of WWF wrestling when Dwayne Johnson was formerly known as none other than, ‘The Rock’. A time of staged fights and chaotic theatre. Then, he made the transition into Dwayne the actor, the movie star and now, the Entrepreneur. His debut new wellness product line, PAPATUI is set to make the industry of men’s wellness products even more interesting.

The debut new brand, PAPATUI, is an innovative new personal care brand founded by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Launched this month, the collection will also be available in Target stores.

Born from Johnson’s belief in prioritizing overall wellness and the idea that taking care of oneself is critical, PAPATUI marks a new era of men’s personal care, offering high-quality, hardworking products that are accessibly priced. The innovative line of products are created for men who want to focus on personal care and have an ever-increasing expectation of what their personal care products can and should do.

PAPATUI was meticulously developed for over three years with a team of skincare experts and scientists focused on creating products that have both effective and cleaner ingredients. The line debuts with a collection offering skin, hair, body, and tattoo care.

Source: papatui.com

PAPATUI products are thoughtfully formulated for the male consumer with attributes such as an oil-free face moisturizer with a matte finish (that doesn’t leave you feeling greasy), an antiperspirant clinically proven to protect against sweat and odor for 48 hours, and innovative tattoo care that both moisturizes and brightens ink design. PAPATUI also includes specialty products such as the Rejuvenating Toner, Johnson’s personal “secret weapon” to help with exfoliation, skin hydration, and pore tightening. After many iterations and years of work, research, and development, PAPATUI tested with real consumers to ensure best in class product experience, premium formulations, and most importantly, products that deliver results.

PAPATUI’s formulas include key ingredients such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamides and salicylic acid in the skincare products with nourishing ingredients such as mango butter and coconut oil in body care and tattoo care products. All PAPATUI products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, dyes, alcohol, and PEGs.

In addition to the premium formulations, Johnson wanted the fragrances of his products to rival top global scents. To do this, Johnson and his team collaborated with luxury fragrance house Dsm-Firmenich to enlist Principal Perfumer Frank Voelkl and Principal Perfumer Clement Gavarry both known for creating some of the most iconic scents on the market. The results are PAPATUI body and hair products which are available in three distinct luxury scents – Sandalwood Suede, Lush Coconut and Cedar Sport.

On the inspiration for the brand, Johnson said

“People have asked me about my skin care for years, and people know that I’m a big advocate for all men to take care of themselves, inside and out. Men’s wellness will always be very important to me, and I’ve been lucky enough to have access to some of the best resources and minds when developing PAPATUI. Together with industry experts, we committed to create products that work and deliver the quality and value that all hardworking men deserve. Now all my men out there can trade-up to high-end products without having to pay high-end prices. I believe these products will help men take better care.”

Johnson continued “The name PAPATUI is deeply personal to me. My Samoan grandfather, the High Chief Peter Maivia was the first man who taught me what men’s care was all about. Even though I was just a 5 year old punk kid, my grandfather was one of my heroes. He was strikingly handsome, had beautiful skin, was well groomed, always smelled incredible, he was loved and respected by everyone, and on top of all that – he was also tough as hell – an attribute he clearly did not pass on to me lol. His nickname for me, was “Tui”. And “Papa” , which translates to “Rock” in Samoan, also comes from my most important and protected role, which is father to my three daughters. I wanted to honor these anchors in my life. Thus, PAPATUI.”

Source: papatui.com

The PAPATUI product line includes:

Face Care

  • Hydrating Facial Cleanser
  • Rejuvenating Toner
  • Restoring Face Moisturizer
  • Awakening Eye Gel

Tattoo Care

  • Enhancing Tattoo Balm
  • Enhancing Tattoo Stick

Body and Hair Care

  • 48 Hour Aluminum Free Deodorant
  • 48 Hour Antiperspirant
  • Refreshing Body Wash
  • Enriching Bar Soaps
  • 2-in-1 Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • 24 Hour Body Lotion

“PAPATUI is an amazing brand offered at exceptional prices, and I’m incredibly proud of the partnership that went into this launch,” said Rick Gomez, executive vice president and chief food, essentials and beauty officer, Target. ” Dwayne and the PAPATUI team spent time and worked closely with us at Target to help deliver a range of high-quality, clean products that I think shoppers will absolutely love.”

The collection retails from $7.99 – $9.99 and will be available starting today on PAPATUI.com, and in Target stores and on Target.com/papatui beginning Sunday, March 10.

Written by

  • Lisa Hanley

    Lisa Hanley is both the Founder and Editor of Ankha Azzura Magazine, a media platform that blends her passion in wellness, science, and holistic living. Having spent over a decade working in media, beginning with local radio and print and later transitioning to producing and luxury travel writing, Lisa established Ankha Global in 2022. She attended three universities in the UK to study Journalism and Media studies and currently resides in London with her partner.

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