Carica papaya Papaya seed oil is extracted from the seed of the papaya fruit (paw paw). It is rich in the omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C and Potassium. It’s oleic acid levels are very similar to that of olive oil so it oil is very stable with a long shelf life (2-3 years). Papaya seed oil is easily absorbed and adds excellent conditioning properties to the skin. It also contains the enzyme papain, which helps dissolve excess sebum and impurities on the skin, gently removes dead skin cells and can be used on oily or problem skin. It has antibiotic properties and may benefit skin irritations.