It Ingredient: Papaya

It Ingredient: Papaya
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 09, 2011

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

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Pacifica Bali Lime Papaya Body Butter ($14.75, is a lushly tropical, musky-citrus-scented cream that leaves skin baby soft and totally ash-free. We love that its paraben-free!

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Philosophy Papaya Passion Punch Lip Shine ($10, moisturizes, soothes and softens lips, while leaving a high-gloss sheen that lasts for hours. Did we mention the delish scent?

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Blended with papaya and finely ground grains, Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub ($28, naturally removes dead skin cells to reveal a glowing, radiant complexion.

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Alba Mango Moisturizing Hair Wash ($12, contains awapuhi to enhance shine and tropical papaya extracts to help wash away impurities — and the natural mango scent is heavenly!

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TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray ($19.99, helps moisturize and strengthen damaged hair while prevent color fading.

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Cuccio Naturale Papaya Green Tea Cuticle Revitalizer Complex Oil ($5.94, is a yummy blend of papaya extract and vitamin oils to nourish cuticles and encourage nail growth.

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Tocca Brigitte Solid Fragrance ($30, is an utterly intoxicating, totally seductive blend of ginger, papaya and saffron — very Brigitte Bardot swanning through the South of France.

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Okay, so Stila Lip Glaze in Papaya ($22, doesn’t actually contain papaya, but we couldn’t resist including this perfect, go-with-everything pinky-melon gloss.

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Spiked with shea butter, sweet almond oil and papaya, Natures Gate Papaya Velvet Moisture Body Wash ($13, leaves your body smooth, supple and subtly scented.

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Spongelle Papaya Sandalwood Infusion ($8, is an exfoliating shower sponge that comes infused with a luxurious, papaya-sandalwood shower gel. Why didn’t we think of this?

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Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel ($43, is a dream for dry, flaky skin! Chock full of natural fruit enzymes, this creamy exfoliator gently sloughs off dead skin cells in the shower.