Fenty Beauty, Herbivore, and Glow Recipe are some of the cosmetics brands that have made papaya an essential part of products in their makeup and skincare lines. Indeed, this natural ingredient is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and a very specific enzyme called papain, which can help tackle blemishes, dull complexions and skin aging.

Papain, an enzyme known for its skin and health benefits, is extracted from the latex of the papaya, collected when the fruit is still green. Its anti-inflammatory properties allow it to soothe pain and certain wounds, but not only.

Rich in vitamins and trace elements, papaya is a food that is full of antioxidants, molecules that are well known in the beauty industry for their action on free radicals.