I always bring this in my travel bag when abroad; to make sure I can give myself a creamy hand and foot wrap while away. I never know exactly what to expect of a non-tropical climate, so this keeps my skin in optimal condition and makes sure the dewy tropical humidity stays with me no matter where I go!
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Deionized Water, Certified Organic Costa Rican Cocoa Butter, 100x Certified Organic Aloe Concentrate, Organic Tangerine and Orange Hydrosol, Organic Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil (Gluten-Free), Vitamin C Ester, Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin (Soy-Based Non-GMO), (AHA) Mango Fruit Extract, (AHA) Papaya Fruit Extract, USDA Certified Organic Orange, Mandarin Orange, and Grapefruit Essential Oil, Optiphen DP (ECOCERT Certified Preservative).
Luminous Ingredient - Fresh Papaya Extract (Carica papaya)
What fruit is good for you, aids in digestion, makes a great smoothie, and can tenderize meat? If you guessed the papaya, a popular fruit grown throughout Costa Rica, you are right! The papaya plant, which is actually an herb, not a tree, is known as the “star” of Costa Rica farming.
Although the exact origin of the papaya is unknown, it is considered to be native to either Costa Rica or southern Mexico.
The papaya fruit has become so popular that not only is it found growing wild in the rain forests, but also in residential and resort gardens, small neighborhood groves, and as a vital crop throughout Costa Rica.
Stay alert on your next visit to Costa Rica, papaya groves are great places to spot toucans and monkeys because they are attracted to the sweet, juicy fruit of this delicious plant.
The fruit is highly nutritious, containing vitamins A, B, and C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron; it also contains malic and pyruvic acids, two potent alpha hydroxy acids, and the enzyme papain.
We use fresh local Costa Rican papaya extract in our Mango Dream Cream, Papaya Tangerine Body Wash, and our lovely and wondrous Papaya Facial Renewing Polish.
In season, pick up a ripe papaya and eat up!
You can lather up and enjoy any one of our amazing Raw Botanicals products loaded with papaya extract (AHA) on the outside, while you eat the potassium and fiber in your fresh papaya which is a traditional Costa Rican method used to help tighten your tummy.
Size / Amount
4 oz or 118 ml
Shake well. Apply liberally to skin as needed.