The Papaya. It may seem like a humble fruit which is often part of fruit salads but rarely seen in a lunchbox by itself, but this Central American fruit which is also know as the pawpaw is a powerhouse of beauty benefits and can be found in many of the products we sell. The enzymes in the fruit are incredible at dealing with hyperpigmentation, so we thought we’d pull together some of our favourite papaya-containing products to show you just how useful it can be.
We couldn’t start a list of papaya products without first mentioning the one from Elemis which has it right there in the name! This peel is designed for skin which is tired and dull, lacking luminescence and overly textured and will smooth the skin’ surface, improve areas of darkness and reveal fresh skin cells which are smooth, moisturised and remineralised.
As we mentioned above, papaya is a powerful ally against hyperpigmentation, which is why Decleor included it in this cream specifically for combatting dark spots. Papaya extract will improve the skin’s radiance by fading surface pigmentation and sloughing away dead cells for a restorative effect. In fact, Decleor is so confident about their Dark Spot Corrector that it says that this product will have a noticeable effect on your skin in just 14 days!
This facial wash from Elemis is so much more than just a cleanser; it encourages the skins natural cell renewal cycle, actively smoothing and refining whilst gently exfoliating away any dead skin cells that dull the complexion. It uses papain, derived from exotic Papaya, which breaks down proteins into smaller molecules to reveal clearer, more supple skin, all while getting your skin fabulously clean!
This cleansing mousse and cloth is the perfect combination if you have dull, lacklustre skin which feels weighed down by old skin cells as it works together to clear them away, revealing the new, fresh cells below. It utilises papaya extract, as well as grape juice and Japanese white mulberry to exfoliate and gently slough away dead skin cells to leave the skin crystal clear with visible clarity and luminosity after just one use.
This gel mask from Elemis is a powerful post-cleansing treatment which helps to refine pores, wash away dead skin cells, reduce shine and leave skin feeling instantly smoother more radiant. It gives a tingling sensation to the skin when applied, so you can actually feel it working it’s magic, using papaya extract to breakdown the surface of the skin to renew your complexion. It should only be used twice a week and it’s highly recommended that you use a high SPF on your face after use to prevent burning as your new skin will be very sensitive.