What it is
Papaya Extract is derived from Papaya. Both its properties and side effects derive from its component papain, an enzyme.
What it does
Papaya Extract is an exfoliant: it removes the dead skin cells on the surface, thus revealing the brighter and cleaner skin underneath.
In addition, it also has antibacterial properties.
Papaya Extract can be irritating.
(Sources: Archives of Dermatological Research, November 2001, pages 500–507, and Pubmed)
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