The papaya, or carica papaya, originates from the tropics of the Americas and Mexico.
Also known as paw paw (called ‘fruit of the angels’ by Christopher Columbus), papaya is a member of the Caricaceae family. A large cylindrical or spherical fruit, it’s packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants.
Papaya oil is derived from the seeds of the fruit and is an excellent source of skin-loving vitamins A, C and E, Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, and a unique enzyme called ‘papain’. Perfect for hydrating, cleansing and naturally exfoliating the skin, this light, non-greasy and easily absorbed oil is non-irritating and suitable for both mum and baby.
Moisturising: Hydrating and conditioning, it helps to reduce dryness and flakiness, and promotes skin softness.
Healing: With powerful anti-inflammatories, it helps to reduce itchiness and redness, and brings relief to irritated skin conditions
Purifying: With anti-microbial activity, it inhibits the production of bacteria, discourages acne and promotes wound recovery.
Exfoliating: It gently removes dead skin cells, dissolves excess sebum, unclogs blocked pores and boosts healthy cell renewal.
Brightening: It helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, and gives the skin an even, healthy looking glow.
Anti-oxidant: It helps to neutralise free radicals, prevent skin-cell damage, minimise fine lines and wrinkles, and keep the skin fresh and healthy.
Naturally, at Little Butterfly London, we only use the organic version of this mild, re-balancing oil. You’ll find it in the following products.