Okay, so we’re about to change the way you exfoliate. For some reason, we have this tendency to stick to granular scrubs because we think they’re removing everything from the skins surface.
Okay, so we’re about to change the way you exfoliate. For some reason, we have this tendency to stick to granular scrubs because we think they’re removing everything from the skins surface. However, for some of us, scrubbing can lead to red, sensitised and damaged skin.
That’s why enzyme exfoliants are changing the skincare game. Enzymes are bio-active ingredients often derived from fruits like pineapple and papaya. Suitable for all skin types, enzyme exfoliants are especially suited to sensitive skins that react to granular or acidic exfoliators.
WHY SHOULD I USE AN ENZYME EXFOLIANT?
Enzyme exfoliation is generally better for sensitive skin because you can’t over-exfoliate like you can with other products. Enzymes digest only the dead skin cells attached to the upper layer of the skin, which means that you won’t damage the healthy skin underneath.
If you find granular scrubs or AHA/BHA products too harsh, an enzyme exfoliant might just be the perfect fit for you.
OUR FAVOURITE ENZYME EXFOLIANTS:
The Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is a non-granular exfoliating cream which contains natural fruit enzymes to brighten and clarify the complexion. Perfect for sensitive or mature complexions, it moisturises, repairs and protects the skin. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
A refreshing yet powerful Cranberry Enzyme and Lactic Acid mask. It exfoliates and softens the skin, and is perfect for sun damaged or hyperpigmented skin; dry, scaly skin; normal to problem skin. Detoxifying and antioxidant-rich, this mask is suitable for all skin types except super sensitive (due to the Lactic Acid component).
This gentle exfoliating enzyme mask helps lift dead skin from the surface. Ideal for all skin type including sensitive, reactive and problem skins. The skin is brightened, using natural extracts from Papaya and Pineapple to digest dead skin cells. Also rich in antioxidants and soothing ingredients, this mask provides protection and repairing benefits.
This exfoliant delivers the radiance and smoothness of microdermabrasion treatment without stress to skin. Papaya fruit enzyme combined with pineapple extract and Salicylic Acid break down and remove dull surface skin. Soothing rice bran, oat bran and licorice extract clarify the complexion. Instantly unveils refined, softer and brighter skin. Not suitable for skins sensitive to BHAs.