Skin Types
  • Dry Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Oily/Combination Skin
  • Dullness
  • Uneven Texture
  • Dryness

Papaya Enzymes

Known as papain, this gentle exfoliant helps to dissolve and remove dead skin cells, improving skin tone and texture. It helps to soften and smooth the top layer of the skin while soothing and brightening.

Papaya Extract & Seed Oil

Rich in fatty acids, Oleic and Linoleic Acids, in addition to Vitamins A, C, and E, to help keep skin hydrated.

Blueberry Extract

Rich in antioxidants to help fight free radical damage, calm irritation, and brighten skin.

Camellia Japonica Seed Oil

A lightweight, moisturizing oil that’s rich in Oleic Acid, antioxidants, and rich in Vitamins A, D, and E to help keep skin hydrated without weighing your skin down.

Apricot Kernel Oil

An oil high in fatty acids and Vitamin E that deeply nourishes and soothes the skin.

Free Of:

Vegan. Cruelty-free. Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Silicones, Phthalates, Drying Alcohols, Synthetic Dyes, Synthetic Fragrance..

We choose to formulate with fragrance, when needed, to create a sensorial, enjoyable skincare experience. However, some formulas don’t need added fragrance as they already have naturally fragrant extracts. Naturally fragrant extracts are plant-based extracts that inherently possess a potent, pleasant scent.

The polyethylene in Papaya is a safe, cosmetic-grade polymer in liquid form and is different from the polyethylene that makes up common, everyday household plastics or microbeads.

*Please note, the natural formula might experience slight droplets due to higher temperatures. This does not affect the effectiveness or quality of the formula.

Full Ingredient List

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sorbitan Oleate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Polyethylene, Aqua/Water/Eau, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Papain, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract, Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Levulinic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite

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The Scent

A fresh tropical scent that makes you feel like you’re on vacation

The Texture

A smooth sorbet balm-to-milky oil

Makes Skin Feel

Soft and hydrated

Makes Skin Look

Smooth and glowy

To Use As A Makeup Remover:

Scoop a generous amount. On dry skin, gently massage formula in circular motions for up to 1 minute with dry hands, focusing on areas that have more makeup. Add water to emulsify and continue to massage, and then thoroughly splash with lukewarm water to rinse.

Pro Tip:

Massage the formula onto dry skin with dry hands for up to 30 seconds. Add water to emulsify and massage it again for up to 30 seconds for the most effective makeup removal. To double cleanse, use 1-2 pumps of Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser (sold separately) and gently massage onto skin for up to 1 minute, and rinse thoroughly with water. Follow with your usual skincare routine.

How do the different forms of papaya benefit skin?

The 3 forms of Papaya (Papaya Enzymes, Papaya Seed Oil, Papaya Extract) are all rich in Vitamin A, C, E, and fatty acids, but each form has different concentrations. They all help to smooth, brighten, moisturize, and soothe skin but the oil has higher concentrations of fatty acids while the enzyme actively smooths.

How does the formula effectively remove makeup without PEGs?

PEGs (Polyethylene Glycol) are used as effective ingredients for makeup removal and can cause sensitivity when consistently used, especially for sensitive skin. Since face + eyes are such delicate skin, we chose to formulate without any PEGs. Instead, we used Sorbitan Oleate, a solubilizer extracted from olive, and other oils that work together to effectively remove the makeup.

Since it exfoliates, is it safe for everyday (and 2x a day) use?

Yes, it is safe. The formula has many soothing ingredients, papaya enzymes are a gentle smoothing ingredient, and it is tested to be safe for sensitive skin and eyes. Tests results TBD before launch.

What is the optimal environment for this cleanser?

The formula should be in a dry, cool environment. Always close the cap to keep fresh. Do not keep the formula in the shower as this is a damp, wet environment. Avoid getting water into the jar as this can alter the texture.

Do I use this on dry skin or damp skin? Will it remove makeup the same either way?

Apply to dry skin and massage into the skin to stimulate circulation and to allow the natural oils in the formula to latch on to dirt and grime. If used in the shower, please make sure skin is dry when applying.

Why is there polyethylene in the formula?

The polyethylene in Papaya is a safe, cosmetic-grade polymer in liquid form and is different from the polyethylene that makes up common, everyday household plastics or microbeads.

Can I Recycle It?

Yes! Every part of this packaging is recyclable. The glass jar, the inner lid, and the entire carton can be recycled curbside. The plastic cap and spatula can be recycled through our Terracycle program. Please rinse out the jar before recycling!

Our cardboard cartons are made with a blend of PEFC-certified recycled paper, free of acids and heavy metal, printed with soy ink, and are 100% recyclable.

See here for more information on our Recycling Send-Back Program with Terracycle.

Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 1468 reviews
$ 32
2 Free Samples with Every Order

Reveal smooth, glowing skin from the start of your routine and effortlessly dissolve makeup, dirt, and oil with the PEG-free Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm. This balm-to-milky oil harnesses naturally-enzymatic, actively smoothing papaya to satisfy and gently resurface skin, creating the ultimate baby-soft canvas for skincare and makeup. The mix of exfoliating and calming papaya seed oil, papaya enzymes, papaya extract, and antioxidant-packed blueberry, leaves skin clean, bouncy, and glowing.

Inspired by the K-Beauty method of double cleansing, or 1:1 Method, which focuses on massaging the products into the skin for 1 full minute for each cleansing step. This ensures that the multiple layers of skin care, makeup, dirt, and oils are all thoroughly removed. Using the 1:1 Method is the key in achieving hydrated, bouncy, clean skin. 


Safe for Sensitive Eyes & Contact Lens Wearers

Safe for Sensitive Skin

Real Results

After 2 Weeks:

  • 100% agreed their skin had a healthy and glowing radiance after use
  • 100% agreed the cleansing balm removed their longwear and stubborn makeup
  • 100% agreed the cleansing balm doesn't leave their skin feeling stripped or tight
  • 100% agreed their makeup dissolved effortlessly
  • 100% agreed the cleansing balm didn't sting their eyes
  • 97% agreed their skin felt softer and smoother

*Based on a consumer study of 32 subjects

After 1 Night:


Glowing, radiant skin after 1 night of using Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm

average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 1468 reviews
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1468 Reviews
Reviewed by Jennifer F.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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New favorite

I ran out of my previous cleansing balm and wanted to try this one since I love so many of the other products. This works great. It removes all my makeup easily. Or if I use it just to do a double cleanse to help remove all the dirt from my skin, then use the blueberry cleanser. My skin looks so nice and feels nice too.

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Reviewed by Melissa T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great formula

The cleansing balm worked well at dissolving my makeup and sunscreen after a long day of teaching summer camp in Texas. I noticed it was also very gentle. I really like they way it feels both while it’s on which was soft and moisturized and after I take it off which was a fresh and clean feeling.

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Reviewed by Jesenia R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Great addition!

This is such a rich cleanser, it removes everything. I love using this right before my blueberry bounce cleanser and getting squeaky clean.

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Reviewed by TAMERA M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Smells delicious

This is my first cleansing balm I’ve ever tried and I really love it. It melts into a nice consistency and for the most part gets rid of all of my makeup. It leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. My only complaint is it takes off my eyeliner and mascara okay but then it’s left on my face.

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Reviewed by Amanda W.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Makes me look forward to washing my face

I bought this over 6 months ago and I’m kicking myself for not opening it until now. While I enjoy the texture and smell of the product, the way my skin feels after is the best part.

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