Papaya in Skincare

Papaya in Skincare

If you’re someone who reads the ingredient list on your skin care products (which you should!), you might be surprised to find papaya there. You may probably find yourself feeling a bit confused and wonder what the fruit is doing in your serum or moisturizer. But we’re here to tell you why it makes absolute sense for papaya to be added to skin care, and if you’re currently using a product without it, why you need to make a switch right away!


Papaya is loaded with nutrients and is great for the improvement of your overall health. It helps to speed up the healing of wounds, boosts immunity and also helps to reduce risk of cancer due to oxidative stress. It is rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, C and K. It also contains phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, calcium and fibre. All these minerals and vitamins have resulted in papaya being used for the treatment of a plethora of ailments for centuries. 

When it comes to skincare, papaya can have mind-blowing benefits. Not only is it extremely moisturizing and anti-ageing, it also helps to alleviate several skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, melasma and acne breakouts. For more details about why you should have papaya in your skincare, read on.


Papaya can literally help you to stop time. It’s anti-ageing properties help to not only slow down signs of ageing, it can even reverse them. Topical application of papaya onto the skin can reduce wrinkling and fine lines. It contains an enzyme called papain which stimulates the production of collagen, which lends the skin elasticity and firmness, giving your face a natural lift. 



A boon for those with dry skin, papaya masks make a great way to treat cracked and flaky skin. It makes the skin feel immensely hydrated, soft and supple, improving the skin’s overall texture and complexion. It’s antioxidant properties help to fight free radicals, making the skin radiant and glowy. 

Clears pigmentation

Acne scars can be a sore sight, taking a huge toll on your confidence. But there’s no need to fret, because we have the perfect solution for you. Papaya extract can clear blemishes and pigmentation like a charm. It contains beta-carotene, phytochemicals, alpha-hydroxy acids and papain which act as powerful exfoliants, helping to remove dead skin, leaving you with brighter, lighter and softer skin.


Papaya extract works like a miracle when it comes to inflammation and redness. Applied directly onto the affected area, papaya can help to alleviate the agitation, helping to soothe and calm down the skin. Inflammation post cleansing and scrubbing, even with the most gentle formula, is quite common, hence a moisturizer containing papaya extract following your cleansing routine should keep any inflammation at bay. 

Wound healing

Papaya has been used for centuries as a remedy for healing wounds. It has strong anti-bacterial properties which help to prevent infection and inflammation, leading to quick healing. Topical application of papaya extract at the site of a wound or pus should begin the healing process, helping your skin recover and replenish in no time. 

Paw paw (or papaya) is not only great for the promotion of overall skin health, it has become a star ingredient in many lip care products like lip balms and lip masks. Topical application of papaya on the lips results in beautifully luscious and smooth lips. The enzymes present in the fruit help to get rid of chapped and dry lips, and also promote healing of any cuts and wounds. 

These beneficial properties of papaya extract make it an amazing ingredient for lip filler aftercare products and balms. Not only will the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties help to prevent any infection, it will help to promote quick healing of the wounds with no scarring or inflammation, post op. 

A favourite amongst many cosmetic surgeons and aestheticians, the Leovard Lip Luster owes part of its fame and glory to papaya extract. The wonderful properties of papaya, and its ability to give smooth and soft lips, as well as kickstarting the recovery process post lip fillers, makes it a star ingredient in the Leovard Lip Luster. This miraculous lip balm has been formulated using papaya extract alongside several other fantastic ingredients such as the hydrating hyaluronic acid, hemp seed oil, castor oil and jojoba oil

All these ingredients work together to give you and your patients the best of lip filler aftercare. The combined hydrating, healing and nourishing properties of all these ingredients helps the recently filled lips recover and heal, giving you the lips you desire. 

Because at Leovard, we care and wish for you to be your bold and confident self. 

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