I was introduced to Zia Fresh Papaya Enzyme Mask about three months ago. It came highly recommended. And I was really looking forward to some positive radiance and glow after using this mask but sad to say, it didn’t agree with my skin.
The first time I used it, nothing happened. Eager for the results, I applied it a few days later and I had a few bumps on both my cheeks the next day. So I thought it could be because I’ve used it too soon and decided to stick to only once a week. Subsequent weeks were less consistent in the outcome. Some weeks I had bumps but some weeks I had none. But nonetheless, I continued using the product week after week.
Today, I finally decided to stop using it altogether. Why? Because I had a minor breakout on my right cheek, a day after using this mask. In fact, I half suspect that this mask might be the culprit for my enlarged pores of late. Something which I’ve grown increasingly concerned about.
Funny this fresh papaya enzyme mask is suppose to contain nutrient-rich green papaya to gently perfect skin’s surface, dissolving dead skin cells and loosening pore blockage. But I’m not benefitting from it at all. In addition, it is supposed to have antioxidants and hydrating honey to help nourish and repair for the softest, silkiest skin possible. Yet, after many usage, I didn’t see a difference. Maybe a tinge of softness immediately after, but nothing else outstanding.
This is rather disappointing as I had thought natural products would do my skin good. Looks like not all. Maybe not papaya enzyme in particular. I really should have known better than to buy this stuff and use it on my face becase I really hate papayas! As a matter of fact, this product smells quite horrible.
So there goes S$46 down the drain. Maybe to contain the wastage, I can try this mask on my hands and feet instead. Who knows? They could look better than my face in weeks.
Update on Jan ’08: After switching over to mineral makeup, using this peel doesn’t give me anymore breakouts. It softens my skin alright but nothing very exceptional. However, I’m increasing the rating from 0 to 2.5 though.