Although you were probably introduced to enzymes in biology class when learning about digestion, the enzymes we use in skin care are a bit different than those you’re familiar with! In the same way that these proteins are produced by our body to help break down the food we eat, the enzymes found in skin care products help break down old, lingering cells hanging out on the surface of our skin. The enzymes we use in skin care are sourced botanically. The most popular enzymes for complexion curing are bromelain, actinidin, papain, and ficin.
Benefits: Enzymes force cell turnover, which brightens skin and unclogs pores.
Skin Types: Enzymes are a more gentle alternative to AHAs and BHAs for those with sensitive skin. Oily and acne prone skin can also benefit from its degunking work.