Hurraw! Lip Balm Papaya Pineapple 4.3g
The juicy duo of cold pressed papaya seed oil and natural pineapple flavor makes for a tropical treat! The primary ingredient in Hurraw! Balm's papaya pineapple balm is cold pressed papaya seed oil, which has loads of moisturizing essential fatty acids and is great for the skin. Papaya seed oil also contains the enzyme papain, which is keen to quiet inflammation.
So, Papain does what?
Papain is often used topically in cosmetics to "break down" old skin cells (protein) which is why your skin can feel so soft after using a product that contains it (it's also commonly used as a meat tenderizer). Although it's tough to know where the papain in many cosmetics comes from... it is, if papaya based, most likely the green fruit (as opposed to the leaf, root, latex, etc).
But here's the thing. Paw paw leaf extract, paw paw fruit extract, papaya extract, papain, etc... are water based components and not compatible for use in the balms (powders and extracts don't dissolve in oils). Hurraw! Balm could put some green papaya enzyme powder in the balms... but it won't do much for you as it would just be hanging out as an inert element. Tried and tested. What IS great for skin is papaya (paw paw) seed oil, and the balm contains lots of it!
*Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil.
*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil.
**Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax.
*Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter.
*Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
*organic & cold pressed **wildcrafted