Are there other ingredients in the Papaya Enzyme Cleanser that help to exfoliate the skin? Yes, Salicylic Acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, also helps to exfoliate the skin. Salicylic Acid is keratolytic meaning it helps break down dead keratin protein on the surface of the skin. Why is it important to use a cleanser with exfoliants? Our skin has a reduced ability to naturally shed dead skin cells as we age. Exfoliants remove dead, dehydrated cells from the surface of the skin to help the skin appear brighter and more vibrant. Does Papaya Enzyme Cleanser contain artificial color? No, Papaya Enzyme Cleanser does not contain artificial color. Bixa Orellana Seed Extract gives the cleanser its natural orange color. Contained in the natural orange color are high amounts of antioxidants to soothe and condition the skin.