Papaya in Beauty

Definition: Papaya


Papaya, which grow from tree-like plants in tropical regions, is excellent at easing stomach problems and healing wounds. But did you know that various parts of this sweet-tasting fruit are often used in beauty products?

Papaya contains vitamin A, which helps in the formation of new skin cells, along with another antioxidant, vitamin C, which helps give skin softness. Papian, an enzyme in the fruit, provides exfoliating properties for removal of dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking clarified and smooth. For this reason, it's often found in antiacne and antiaging lines. Due to its conditioning nature, you'll often find papaya in facial products in creams, shampoos, and conditioners.

You like a little papaya in your life? Try Freeman Papaya and Mango Massive Moisture Shampoo ($3), Alba Botanica Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask ($13), or Nature's Cure Anti-Acne Papaya Skin Care System ($19.99). See my review here.

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