Our favourite papaya-infused products to cleanse, soothe, nourish and heal. • A natural multipurpose balm packed with papaya can save your skin in a beauty crisis, soothing and nourishing everything from chapped lips and split cuticles to dry skin on your face or body, while being gentle enough for sensitive skin and babies. Try P’ure Papayacare Papaya Ointment (75g, $18.99), which uses a blend of shea butter, jojoba oil and papaya ferment and is petroleum free. Trilogy Everything Balm (45ml, $20.95) blends sweet almond and rosehip oil with papaya and echinacea. • Clever cleansers utilise papaya’s papain enzyme to give your skin a daily polish. Try Revision Skincare Papaya Enzyme Cleanser (198ml, $59) for all skin types, or Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (125ml, $79), a beautiful balm with clarifying clove and chamomile oils. • Papaya is the perfect exfoliating ingredient to sweep away dry and dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and glowing. Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub (100ml, $44) combines these tropical fruits with corncob meal; massage into the skin for deep exfoliation. Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (60ml, $124) uses papaya, along with lactic and salicylic acid, to purify and exfoliate. • Papaya has a long list of benefits when added to a face mask. It can purify, detox and revitalise the skin, and it’s an essential ingredient in Mukti Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Masque (100g, $74.95) that also uses white clay, chia and carrot seed oils. Or try Caudalíe Instant Detox Mask (75ml, $47) that blends grapes, papaya, pink clay and essential oils to soak up impurities while rejuvenating and rebalancing skin. • Using papaya, Kakadu plum extract and hyaluronic acid to target pigmentation, Ella Baché Neobright Correcting Serum (30ml, $119) helps to create a more even skin tone.