Used Part: fruit
Action: emollient, protecting, nourishing, stimulating, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory
Indications: dry, sensitive and oily skin.
Papaya fruits are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, calcium, phosphorus and iron. From papaya juice it is produced an enzyme called papain, which is used in cosmetics from the XVII century. It actively softens the skin, eliminates its roughness and roughness, it is an antioxidant and protects against bacteria and inflammation. Its primary function - to break down the protein, keratin and dissolve it. Cosmetic effect of this plant is that papain removes dead skin cells, smoothes the skin, stimulates the exchange of epidermal cells. It works extremely gently, and it is well tolerated even by the most sensitive skin.
Furthermore, it acts as a molecular sponge, retaining moisture in the stratum corneum. Papain is used for oily skin. Panthenol (vitamin B5), improving blood circulation, nourishes the cells, enhances the regeneration of tissues and cells, it is involved in metabolic processes, helping to restore skin structure binds and retains water, moisturizing the skin, it has anti-inflammatory effect and protects the skin from harmful UV rays, preventing aging. In addition, it contains pectin, contributing to lighten freckles, and eventually to their removal.
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