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WAS:  (EX. VAT) 50 ml £5.29
Price: (inc. VAT) £6.35

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Price: (inc. VAT) £4.44

Papaya Glycerol Extract

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A hydro glycerine extract of the papaya fruit which has a natural enzymatic effect to gently help the skin to remove the dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking fresher and brighter.

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A clear to pale yellow liquid with very slight aroma.

Glycerine is used as a solvent to extract the beneficial actives from the papaya fruit.

Inci:

Glycerin, Aqua, Carica papaya Fruit Extract
The individual materials that make up Papaya Glycerol Extract are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Skin Care
When used in products, it is excellent as a peeling agent to help remove dead skin cells. This will help stop deep set wrinkles from forming in the first place. This is ideal in a night cream, for example, so the skin looks renewed and fresh.

Unblocks pores, so it can be added to cleansers and cleansing masks for congested skin as well as acne prone skin. All skin types will benefit from this.

Makes skin smoother, brighter and softer.

Assists the renewal of skin on its top layer so use in products for dull and lifeless skin. Ideal when a sun tan has started to fade and is looking brassy.

Reduces visibility of skin discolouration and sun spots. Use in exfoliating gels and scrubs.

Improves the texture of dry, flaky skin. Can be used in pre moisturising gels or water based serums.

Use in everyday foot creams to help reduce hard skin.

Hair Care
Use in a hair pack when you want to clean up a congested scalp, perhaps after a weave has been in place for a long time.

Other
Use at 3% to 6%. It is safe to use at higher amounts but there is a possibility that the end product may feel a little sticky.

Water soluble, so cannot be used with oil only formulations.

Once opened do not leave the cap off the bottle whilst you are working and after use, squeeze some of the air out of the bottle to reduce potential oxidation and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing and direct sunlight.

Suggested Blends
Add to exfoliating gels with Jojoba Peeling Grains to gently freshen up the appearance of the skin.

Cautions/Contraindications
No need to add extra Glycerin or Sorbitol to your formulations as the glycerol extract already acts as an humectant.
Every Day Cleanser
Stage 1: (above 75°C)

9% Sweet Almond Oil
9% Castor Oil
2% Cocoa Butter
3% VE Emulsifier
2% Cetearyl Alcohol

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
5% MF Emulsifier
61% Boiling Spring Water
6% Papaya Glycerol Extract

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
1% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all Stage 1 ingredients into a small stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature over 75°C.

When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, weigh and add the Stage 2 ingredients together in a separate larger stainless steel bowl.

Swap the bowls over so that the larger bowl is in the double boiler.

Pour the Stage 1 (Fat Stage) ingredients into the larger bowl (Stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Make sure the temperature is over 75°C and continue to stir for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove the bowl from the double boiler and put it into a pan of cold water to cool down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream or lotion is under 40°C, add the remaining Stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


Fresh Body Lotion
Stage 1: (above 75°C)

3% Camellia Seed Oil
3% Cocoa Butter
3% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
49% Boiling Spring Water
10% Witch Hazel Water
10% Peppermint Water
10% Lavender Water
5% Papaya Glycerol Extract

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
3% EcoSilk
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice (Lavender and Spearmint is nice!)
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all Stage 1 ingredients into a small stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature over 75°C.

When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, weigh and add the Stage 2 ingredients together in a separate larger stainless steel bowl.

Swap the bowls over so that the larger bowl is in the double boiler.

Pour the Stage 1 (Fat Stage) ingredients into the larger bowl (Stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Make sure the temperature is over 75°C and continue to stir for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove the bowl from the double boiler and put it into a pan of cold water to cool down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream or lotion is under 40°C, add the remaining Stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Historical Information
Papaya flesh contains the papain, which is a protein-dissolving enzyme extracted from the milky white latex from the  unripe papaya fruit. Because of this quality, papaya is often used as a meat tenderiser.
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