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Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask, 3 Ounce

Since 1979, Alba Botanica has offered natural, 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 natural, botanical ingredients that are formulated to nourish the individualized needs of your skin and hair.

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


quality product

This product is amazing. It works great, smells great, is all organic and is about 4x cheaper than any other enzyme peel on the market (because it is half the price and twice the size). You can also get it almost anywhere. It made a huge difference on my skin and I would recommend it to anyone who has acne or a dull, bumpy complexion. The one down side is that it stings quite a bit, but it’s supposed to do that. And afterward it feels great.

Marie Clifford, IN

Great Product

I purchased after reading many reviews. Use on face, chest and hands. The first application was not dramatic as far as results go; but I use daily and the results are fantastic. It took me about a week to get the impressive results. I have very dry skin. My serums and creams were not penetrating into my skin to give me a hydrated look. Now I can easiy tell when the serums and creams are penetrating. My skin is much more even in color, hydrated, healthy looking. I apply the mask work into my skin for a few seconds and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove in shower and use a microdermabrasion product to remove dead skin after I rinse off the mask. I use a heavy cream on my skin after my serums to seal in moisture. The skin on my chest was pebble like and I hated it. This product has removed that look. That took over a week to change, but wow I can wear lower cut tops now and my skin is radiant! My hands were looking rough. My knuckles were so dry even lotion did not help. I use this on my hands every night, remove with a microdermabrasion product then apply a thick lotion. Finally my hands look very nice. I have stocked up on this product, I never want to run out. I also use the eye treatment, spray toner (use throughout the day to freshen up makeup), body polish and body creams. Sometimes I can get lucky and find this product line in stores; but not very often. Finally a product line that works!

Marsha Viola, IL

Burns! Would not buy again.

I’m not sure why, but whenever I use this type of facial mask (one that’s not a mud), I get an intense burning all over my face when I apply it. It’s so bad that I almost can’t stand it. This is the second mask of this type that’s done it. I had higher hopes with this one because it was 100% vegetarian and natural, but I was dissapointed.Regardless, I have used this mask and it’s results were so-so. It left an uncomfortable layered feeling of moisture, like the product was just sitting on top of my skin waiting for me to wash it off without leaving a result. I don’t think it would be good for sensitive skin like mine, though. For that you need something truly gentle and organic, like Yes To Carrots.I’m sure this product would work well on people with skin not as sensitive as mine.

Sheena Pena Blanca, NM

Good product

This mask smells amazing and does clean my face well. I didn’t give it 5 stars because it did dry out some parts of my already dry skin! I don’t think I would purchase this particular one again but definitely would try another Alba mask. I LOVE ALBA!!

Carrie Rhodelia, KY

It does work

I like how mild this is. It works and is much less expensive than most products that work. I wash my face, apply this for five minutes and it leaves my face so soft and clean. After removing, I then putSwisa Beauty Anti-Aging Cream, 1.01 -Ounceon my face. My face is soft and smooth and my skin looks younger.

Gilda Sterling, AK

It smells great!! It’s very mild though so if you have a lot of acne or scarring you may want something else.

I use this product when I want to relax because it smells great but I won’t buy it again because it is too mild for my liking.

Brianna Pleasantville, IA

Like the expensive stuff

Really like this product. Our esthetician uses a expensive enzyme treatment. I looked up the ingredients online and saw the active ingredient was papaya. I found this for $11 and thought it was worth a try. It works great. Mild fragrance and a little tingle. Cleans pores and leaves a glow. Use it several times a week.

Gladys Smithwick, SD

It’s just ok…

I have been using this product all month with very little to say about it. Initially it does make your face feel really soft and hydrated, BUT it does not last.. I won’t be purchasing this again.

Jessie Crown, PA

Softer, smoother skin

After recently having a professional facial, I have been interested in finding an OTC enzyme mask for use at home that isn’t as expensive as the $60/jar product the facial was selling.The scent of this product is quite lovely. After 3 uses I can feel a slight difference in my skin. The only reason I did not give it a full 5 stars is that I wish it were stronger!

Nora Fossil, OR


AMAZING! I love this stuff! Uncovers glowing beautiful skin everytime! I use it once a week for a real ‘treat’ pick me up. Fabulous product!!!

Ester Lyons, TX

texture and smell really good

it only takes five minutes, it doesn’t dry on your face when you have it on, as other masks do, those that are like mud. it’s a new experience, i recomend to try it. i like it very much.

Lucinda Gibsland, LA

Alba Papaya Mask

I gave it 2 stars because it does more harm than good. Has a great smell and made my face glowing, but, it did irritate my skin and I’m a person who doesn’t easily break out to any skin products. It dried out some areas on my cheeks, chin and forehead. It also broke me out in this little red bumps. I only used this product twice – once each week and I don’t know…maybe I was just one of the unlucky ones.

Mattie Dalton, MN

Wonderful…fast results and Refreshing!!!

I mix mine with the Pineapple Enzme mask sold in a powder…also on Amazon… You will see the difference immediately!!!! Plus it feels like going to a Spa…By itself it’s wonderful….I wear it exercising…feels like multitasking… It’s cooling and taken off with a little scrub after…I love how my face glows…I’m 60 and a little moisturizer after using this and it pretty amazing. This and the sugar cane scrub they make are my favorites…

Maritza Atlanta, NY

this stuff is great

it makes your face tingle a little but thats good because you can feel it working. it smells yummy. and you can see the difference after a week of using it. it made my skin brighter and softer.

Lenora Cloverdale, AL


Awesome product and smells delicious. I could see improvement in my skin brightness and texture literally within a week. Could not wish for anything better. And you can’t beat the price.

Juliette Alba, MO

Great.. I actually Luv it

perfect the minute u put the gel on.. doesnt tighting the skin, doesnt over dry the skinrinse of with cold water.. go to sleep wake up with even tone skin.. if u have a dull skin and u want torejuvenate your skin.. this product is for you..

Mina Prairie Creek, IN

papaya facial enzyme mask

This mask is wonderful. It is not drying in the least and leaves your face absolutely glowing. It is remarkable stuff and excellent for someone who cannot withstand a scrub, like me!

Candy Rockwood, PA

Awesome product

I was recommended this type of product by my doctor but in their office they sell it for around $35. This product makes your face feel so smooth and the pores look smaller – it’s going on my “Best of…” list that I share with all my girlfriends and sisters!

Karen Grays River, WA

I dont see no significant difference.

I used it expecting softer skin but my skin instead felt clamy, and I didn’t see much change after continual use. Won’t buy again. The price though is affordable.

Graciela Beckemeyer, IL