what are enzymes & how do they benefit your skin?

what are enzymes & how do they benefit your skin?

Want to experience brighter, smoother skin? Add exfoliation to your skincare routine! While there are different methods of exfoliation to choose from — like physical and chemical exfoliation — enzymatic exfoliation has been garnering a lot of buzz in the beauty industry. And, for good reason. It’s the gentlest method out of the three, suitable for ALL skin types, and the enzymes offer your skin unique benefits. To learn more about what enzymes are, and how they help your skin, keep reading below.


What are enzymes in skincare?

Mostly derived from plant sources, enzymes are a type of protein that helps accelerate naturally-occurring reactions. The enzymes used in skincare gently break down keratin proteins, which is what binds together dead skin cells. With enzymes, you can easily slough away dull, dry, and flaky skin to reveal a soft, radiant complexion underneath. You can find enzymes in various fruits like papaya, pineapple, blueberries, and pumpkin.


Why are enzymes good for your skin?

One of the main reasons why many prefer to exfoliate with enzymes, as opposed to physical or chemical exfoliants, is that they’re ultra-gentle on your skin. Whether you have sensitive skin, dry skin, or a compromised skin barrier, enzymatic exfoliation is the ideal method for you. Enzymes won’t change the pH of your skin like an acid can. Plus, you can still use an enzyme exfoliant even if you’re applying other actives to your skin like vitamin C. 

Even though enzymes are gentle, they’re still extremely effective. Enzymes can help smooth texture, purify the skin, brighten skin tone, and open your pores for easier extraction, all while keeping your skin’s natural moisture barrier intact. 


How often should you use enzymes in your skincare routine?

As with any skincare item, it’s recommended to slowly introduce enzyme-enriched products into your regimen. Once you see how your skin reacts, you can increase usage from there. Generally speaking, two to three times a week is the average amount of usage. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to only use it only one day per week. And, if your skin can tolerate it, you may choose to apply an enzyme exfoliant daily. Your skin renews itself overnight, so morning is often the best time to exfoliate.


Does glowoasis formulate skincare with enzymes?

Yes! You can find enzymes in our powderporefect powder-to-foam enzyme cleanser. We infuse natural fruit enzymes from papaya in this product, so you can gently exfoliate dead skin cells on and below the skin’s surface without ever having to scrub. 

Haven’t used an enzyme cleanser before? Don’t worry! For powderporefect, start by combining 3-4 gentle shakes of powder and water in one palm. Then, rub your hands together until a creamy foam is formed. Apply onto wet skin, and let the foam sit for one minute. Once time us up, rinse thoroughly with warm water. With powderporefect, it’s that simple to achieve soft, smooth skin. Shop our enzyme cleanser here.


If you want to say goodbye to dull, dry skin, enzymes are key! This ingredient helps boost radiance while leaving your skin silky-smooth to the touch. Go ahead, opt for enzymes in your skincare and bring out that natural glow.

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