Why enzymes are the best way to exfoliate
Enzyme masks make an amazing addition to any beauty regimen because of the incredible list of benefits they possess. With the best enzymes for our skin coming from fruit, enzyme masks are an all-natural skin-nourishing beauty secret used by many. Some of the incredible benefits provided by an enzyme mask are:
- Smoother skin
- Brighter skin complexion
- Clean pores
- No redness
- No blackheads or acne
- No skin irritation
- Removal of dead skin cells
- Luminous and glowing skin
1) WHAT ARE FRUIT ENZYMES?
Fruit enzymes are enzymes that have been derived from fruits. Basically dissolve away the dead skin cells that are sitting on the surface of your skin. This helps to immediately give the skin a smoother and brighter look.
2) ARE FRUIT ENZYMES RIGHT FOR YOU?
Since fruit enzymes have quite calming, anti-inflammatory effects, this makes them suitable for all skin types. Many people with sensitive skin, who find that AHAs and BHAs can be quite irritating, do great when using fruit enzymes for exfoliation.
3) WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT ENZYMES?
Firstly, they work slightly differently from other exfoliants so it gives you another tool that you can use against rough, dull skin. More importantly though, enzyme exfoliants tend to be gentler. The enzyme extracts usually have some anti-inflammatory properties, which can make them particularly good for sensitive skin. Additionally, the enzymes are stable over a wide pH range, which means they don’t need to be as acidic as AHAs and BHAs to work.
4) HOW DO ENZYMES WORK WITH OUR SKIN?
The upper layer of your skin is mostly made up of dead skin cells containing the protein keratin. The enzymes found in fruit are also a type of protein that happens to break down other proteins. In skincare, these powerful fruit enzymes are used to exfoliate and help break down keratin to facilitate the shedding of dead skin cells thus allowing new skin cells to be made!
Some of the most famous fruits with the best exfoliating enzymes are:
A very beneficial enzyme for the skin comes from pineapple and is known as bromelain. Bromelain can reverse free radical damage, smooth and even out skin texture and dissolve dead skin cells! Bromelain will also help to unclog pores and reduce redness.
Papain is a great enzyme found in papaya that is known to lighten red marks and scars due to acne, reduce redness and work on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture. This superfruit also contains high levels of antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B, and seed oil.
Our Enzyme Mask works to recover skin's vitality, 'digest' dulling dead surface skin cells to instantly enhance radiance and refine skin texture.