We love learning more about the ingredients in our skincare, especially when those ingredients are superfoods that we also eat.聽Papaya, the latest beauty craze, is a superfood that not only tastes amazing but also contains alpha-hydroxy-acids (AHAs), enzymes that act as a natural, gentle exfoliant for your skin. This superfruit is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins B and C and carotenes, which are all absolutely essential to healthy, beautiful skin. Check out the聽amazing products below that contain this powerhouse ingredient.


1. A Summer in Hossegor Facial Oil聽($149):聽This facial oil addresses a number of skin concerns, but the main problem it fights is dark spots. The key ingredient to this wonderful formula is papaya seed oil, which is used to help eliminate brown spots as well as to help dissolve dead skin cells. It will leave your skin with a vibrant, healthy glow.


2. True Nature Botanical鈥檚 Pacific Face Oil ($110):聽Papaya seed oil is a key component of this facial oil and was chosen due to its high omega-6 and -9 content. The oil penetrates and absorbs into your skin quickly, getting to work right away at hydrating and cleansing. The special enzymes within the superfruit also help to dissolve any excess sebum or impurities on your skin鈥檚 surface.


3. One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil ($38):聽This cleansing oil is a top seller for One Love Organics, and for good reason. The natural enzymes in this oil work to gently extract impurities and tone your skin, while the vitamin B deeply cleanses and nourishes. The result is seriously vibrant, glowing skin you won鈥檛 be able to stop staring at.


4. The Little Alchemist Pineapple & Zeolite Micro Polish ($48):聽A combination of papaya, wheatgrass and calendula make up this exfoliating formula. Using the gentle exfoliation of papaya鈥檚 enzymes, this polish works to not only gently wipe away dead skin cells, but also cleanse and hydrate your skin, leaving you looking super refreshed.


5. Stop聽the Water Papaya Fennel Volumizing Shampoo ($26):聽Papaya is used in this shampoo as a volumizing tool. Other ingredients for this hair product include vitamin E and fennel extract, which combine to give your hair shine, gloss and volume all at once.


6.聽Eminence Organics Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel ($46): This formula contains papaya, pineapple, yam and pumpkin, a combo that promises to remove dead skin cells. It聽reduces the appearance of fine lines and sun damage, while the enzymes and other ingredients work to remove dead skin cells to reveal remarkably brighter skin.


7. Vapour Organics Stratus Soft Focus ($56):聽This instant skin perfector comes in three shades that are designed to neutralize any skin concerns. Each product contains that magical papaya extract, which will provide numerous skincare benefits even while you鈥檙e wearing makeup throughout the day.


8. Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Cleanser ($56):聽This cleanser pairs papaya extract with argan oil and willowbank to gently tone and exfoliate while brightening and cleansing your skin. While the enzymes tone your skin, the other ingredients work together to rebuild moisture for a plump and hydrated look.


9. Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask ($60):聽This face mask is made up of a plethora of different ingredients, with papaya front and center, of course. Combined with ingredients such as cocoa powder and organic witch hazel extract, this mask works to remove impurities and stimulate blood flow.聽It鈥檚 the perfect pick for your next spa night in.


10.聽Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Face Mask ($48):聽This face mask promises to brighten, and with the addition of papaya extract it certainly does. Combined with other ingredients that include tourmaline gemstone, rice powder and rose distillate, this all-natural formula is designed to leave you with visibly brighter (and healthier!) skin.


11. ILIA Beauty Lipstick Crayons ($24): The benefits of papaya are not just limited to skincare, as proven by this gorgeous array of lipsticks. Along with giving you a pop of color, the ingredients in this makeup/skincare hybrid will work to smooth your lips of dead skin cells, giving you softer and smoother lips over time so you can rock these gorgeous colors confidently!


12. TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Powder ($65):聽This water-activated enzyme powder contains a mixture of rice bran, papaya and green tea to easily remove any impurities or dead skin cells from your face. Just add a bit of water and rub this formula into your skin in circular motions for softer skin and聽increased blood flow.聽After consistent use, it will give you that enviable flushed complexion you鈥檝e been longing for.

Have you tried any skincare or makeup products with papaya before? Let us know which ones you鈥檝e tried, or would like to, in the comments below!