What is an enzyme?Enzymes are substances that are used to enhance a chemical process. Essentially enzymes act as catalysts for that particular reaction. Unlike chemical exfoliants that have the potential to damage and weaken your skin’s protective barrier, enzymes are very unlikely to irritate or damage your skin. Enzymes preserve your skin’s healthy bacteria and and don’t strip it of it’s natural makeup.
Why are enzymes useful in skin care products?Enzymes disassemble the keratin protein found in dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin. Which effectively causes skin to exfoliate and shed. And they do this without disrupting your skin’s natural pH balance. Often derived from plants , enzymes masks are equally effective for brightening and smoothing your skin. Make sure to apply our Aloe Enzyme Exfoliator on dry skin with dry hands.
Anti-inflammation and exfoliation are the two main uses for enzymes in skin care products. Enzymes are more gentle on the skin than other exfoliation methods like scrubs and micro-dermabrasion. Which can potentially cause burns, redness, irritation and damage to your skin’s natural barrier.
Unfortunately, enzymes can be very particular about their environmental conditions. They require optimal temperature and pH balance, When enzymes are removed from their natural environment, they can denature and become unstable. Which makes them inactivate, rendering them useless. It can very difficult to maintain these conditions while shipping and storing skincare products containing enzymes.Conditions to avoid while storing your products at home would be to extreme heat and direct sunlight. Unfortunately, there is no way to know if the enzyme has stopped working in your product.
- Fades hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
- Smooths and softens skin
- Increases skin’s natural glow and purges dead skin cells
- Minimizes the appearance of pores
- Nourishes skin and strengthens your natural barrier