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Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask, 3 Ounce

Say a’glow’ha to vibrant, seemingly poreless skin. These tropical facial cocktails mix aloe vera, exotic fruit enzymes and pore-refining Hawaiian extracts to cleanse, tone and moisturize so skin is soft, smooth and radiant. Discover pure island beauty. Since 1979, Alba Botanica has offered 100% vegetarian personal care products that do beautiful for you, your friends and the animals and Earth you love. We make a full range of products packed with potent, botanical ingredients that are formulated to nourish the individualized needs of your skin and hair. Because we are committed to the health and happiness of all furry friends, we never test our products, or the ingredients that go into them, on animals. We recognize the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. So we try to do beautiful by reducing our environmental impact in everything we do as a business. With our products, the way that we make them, and how we treat others, we want to inspire and uplift women from head to soul.

Key features

  • Minimizes the appearance of pores for a soft, smooth and radiant complexion
  • Papaya and pineapple enzymes gently loosen and dissolve dull skin cells and impurities
  • 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances

Honest reviews


Best OTC papaya enzyme mask AND it’s affordable!

I had been paying an arm and a leg for a professional strength papaya enzyme mask, so I was so excited to find something over the counter (OTC) at an affordable price. The user reviews for the same product in the single jar were pretty good, but I took the leap of faith by purchasing the 2-pack at a better discount, especially with the 15% off Subscribe-and-Save option.At first, I thought it did not sting at all but when I tried it again, my skin did get the expected tingling feeling. After 2 months of using it religiously 2 +/-1 times per week, Alba’s papaya enzyme mask is now part of my daily beauty regimen. I am about half way through the first jar, so the 2 jars may last 6-7 months (I think closer to 6 months, since I love this stuff). I also bought a large fan brush, which uses a minimal amount without wasting much and effectively spreads a thin layer across my whole face. If you use your fingers, then your consumption rate may be faster. Make sure to wash your face thoroughly and dry with a fresh face towel before applying any mask. Although this mask (feels more like a gel) does not dry (as indicated on the packaging label), I believe the enzymes are effective in softening up the skin and breaking down the oils, dirt and old skin. Every time, I follow up it up with a clay mask, such as mud or mint (different brand), which does dry and pull out the dirt and oils from the pores. Of course, a non-greasy moisturizer is a must as well. Bottom line: I love how this product clears up my pores and helps my skin radiate.These jars with fan brushes would make great personalized beauty gift baskets for girly Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers. With that said, I definitely would recommend this product to family and friends!

Marva Bridger, MT


This is the most amazing beauty product. This is the BEST face mask I have ever used. I used to use gritty scrubs to exfoliate but this mask leaves my skin smoother than anything! It tingles on your face and I feel like its literally eating my dead skin off (sounds gross but when you rinse the mask off your face is so fresh). I’m prone to blemishes around my chin and my sporadic acne has lessened significantly since using this. I’ve never raved about a facial product before but I’m so glad I found this. Bonus: its all vegetarian, no animal ingredients/testing. Alba is awesome!

Margret Shelbyville, TX

Gotta try it!

You will love this product. It leaves your skin radiant, hydrated, and clear. It is so amazing. I thought my skin looked great until trying this product. After using it the first time, I had forgotten that I did (like an hour later) and when I looked in the mirror I was like “Wow, I love the way my skin looks”. I had forgotten for a moment there that I had just used it. You should try it. It won’t disappoint. I absolutely love it!

Lottie Westlake Village, CA

Affordable Papaya enzyme mask

Papaya enzymes are the best natural skin peel. For those of us who don’t have the time or energy to mix actual papayas to make a mask, this is a great option! I did a lot of research before I bought this mask. I’ve been on a look out for affordable papaya enzyme masks and decided to try this. I use it about once a week and use a clay mask about once a week. This product has a gel like consistency and doesn’t dry out your face, It gives a certain glow which makes the delicious smelling mask a must!

Freida Lake Delton, WI

Love this mask, and what a great price!

I’ve used this mask for a while now, and only recently found it on amazon! $20 for 2?! I used to pay $15-18 for one, so this is a great deal!This is a great, gentle relaxing mask. If you’re looking for the peel-off gel type masks, this isn’t it; it never totally dries on your face. I love masks, and peels, and once a week I give my self a spa day at home, and this is one of my favorite masks to use! It’s also great if your skin is being temperamental, because you only leave it on for five minutes! Some of my mud masks take almost 20 minutes to dry, so this is great in a time crunch.I have mildly sensitive skin, and this does sting a bit for the first minute or so, but then it gets much better!

Olivia San Joaquin, CA

so far so good

No excess tingling here. Mild tingling, non-drying, great smelling gel. It seemed to bring a couple of small pimples to the surface which I didn’t expect. After just one use, my skin is softer and brighter.

Rachel Ripley, OK

a nice facial mask

I really love Alba products and have many of them. I trust the brand and their products don’t irritate my skin and they always smell really good! I don’t usually use facial masks but decided to treat myself. I loved it. It leaves my skin really soft and feeling firm and tight but not like dried out tight, really soft. I only use it about once or twice a week. You need to use more than if you were just putting on moisturizer but not too much and so its going to last awhile even though its a small jar. I will purchase it again.

Tamika Canyondam, CA

Best mask for the price!!!

This mask is fantastic, the skin looks dewy, fresh, and completely renewed after a single use. Just like with all other masks, the results will not last you a lifetime, you have to repeat the process. :)The mask will cause slight tingling of the skin when you apply it, but it will stop after a few minutes. I like the feeling because I know it’s working! After rinsing, use a toner and moisturizer, and you’re all set!Very inexpensive way to make your skin look radiant. And much more affordable here on Amazon than it is at Whole Foods.

Marjorie East Brady, PA

I love this.

I use this in the shower for 5 mins while doing something else like shaving or what not. I can tell a difference.

Zelda Stottville, NY

Five Stars

Use it twice monthly

Roslyn Belden, NE

This is one of the best enzyme masks I’ve had

This is one of the best enzyme masks I’ve had. I highly recommend. It really helps exfoliate without irritation. It feels great on too.

Terry Germantown, MD

Nice facial mask

This is a nice facial mask. I would have given it five stars, but I found that it left my face a little dried out.

Vilma Tustin, MI

So great

I found this product on clearance at my local drugstore and I am sooo glad I bought it. I use it a couple times a week. Love that it doesn’t get all dry and crackly on my skin and washes of easy. It definitely tingles and burns a bit, but not painful and I am not red after using. Smells good and skin feels great after.

Bianca Washington, ME

Love this

My skin glows after using this product. Has a wonderful smell. My skin feels geat afterwards. Will definitely continue to use. Awsome for the price!

Marie Winter Park, FL

Try This a Couple of Times Per Week …

… when to keep your skin clear. When your skin is breaking out I use it every night for a week, actually I let it dry and sleep in it. FYI It stings a little and never really dries.

Marion Hilliard, OH

Very nice mask

I try to use primarily natural ingredients on my skin. This product fits in well with my regimen and has had a definite positive impact on my skin.When you first put it on, it definitely tingles (which I don’t mind!). I leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse with warm water, then follow with a moisturizer and eye cream. FYI, my regimen is oil cleansing with sweet almond oil, apply the mask while pores are still open, leave for 10 minutes and rinse, follow with lavender moisturizer and sweet almond oil to seal. My skin is combination and acne-prone.

Lolita Ellenwood, GA

Fab! No sub for Zia’s origina formula

I use this to replace my cleanser when I’ve had a day of a lot of sunscreen/makeup and need a deep clean. It does NOT have the wrinkle reducing effect that Zia’s origina formula had before the company that ought Zia ruined it. keep misting your face with water to keep the enzymes active.

Jasmine Caldwell, AR