Papaya is beauty's new cure-all!

Tia Williams
Aug, 10, 2011

Papaya and summer just seem to go together! Not only is the juicy, tropical treat the perfect snack on a sweltering day -- the fruit is also one of the most popular beauty ingredients of the moment!

Here's why: papayas are loaded with complexion-perfecting antioxidants like vitamin A, which encourages skin cell turnover, and vitamin C, which softens rough skin. The fruit also happens to have conditioning properties, which makes it perfect for haircare products. All in all, the sexy little fruit is a genius beautifier!

From a skin-polishing body scrub to a leave-in conditioner, check out our favorite papaya-based products on shelves!