It Ingredient: Papaya

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

1 of 12

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

2 of 12

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

3 of 12

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

4 of 12

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

5 of 12

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

6 of 12

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

7 of 12

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

8 of 12

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

9 of 12

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

10 of 12

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

11 of 12

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

12 of 12

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel ($43, beauty.com) 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.