While enzymes might be something you haven’t thought of since your days in science class, it is vital to understand the role these powerful proteins play in achieving a luminous complexion and maintaining age defiant skin.
Essentially, an enzyme is a special type of protein that acts as a biological catalyst. Enzymes speed up responses, making them vital for a number of different functions within the body.
Enzymes are often derived from fruits and other plant sources, making them perfect for utilising in skincare to increase overall product efficacy. Fruit derived skincare ingredients such as papaya provide the enzyme papain, which acts as the perfect catalyst in your skincare routine to speed up your skin’s ability to turn over cells, boost collagen and elastin and increase brightness levels.
The ability of skin desquamation and epidermal cell replacement decreases significantly over time as we age. When applied to the skin, enzymes have the ability to gently break down the keratin and protein linkages holding skin cells together and facilitate the removal of dead skin cells that can accumulate on the skin’s surface. This encourages youthful skin cells to emerge and the skin to reveal itself as brighter and more refined.
Harsh cleansing, aggressive exfoliation and overuse of chemical peels impairs the ability of the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of skin to effectively slough off skin cells, leading to flaking, drying, increased TEWL, decreased hydration and clumping of skin cells. Skin becomes less pliable and stiff and more prone to wrinkling. Enzymes are an intelligent skincare choice that provide a powerful alternative to harsh and abrasive techniques and support the skin in the quest of ageless beauty.
Ecdysis Bio-Ferment Enzyme Cleanse is an innovative formulation, layering the benefits of probiotics, alpha hydroxy acids and papain enzymes in an active cream cleanser that multi-tasks to remove all traces of makeup, while also exfoliating the skin for a more lustrous complexion. For a deeper cleanse, leave this product on for 5-6 minutes to allow the super-fruit derived enzymes to decongest your pores and sweep away dead skin, pollution and other particles that can build up on the skin’s surface causing dryness, inflammation, breakouts and dullness.
Along with delivering impressive exfoliating activity, enzymes are involved in crucial DNA repair and the production of collagen and elastin, encouraging the development of firmer, plumper skin. Enzymes ensure that the skin maintains softness and a youthful glow, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other imperfections.
Our Papaya + Pomegranate Facial Oil is a concentrated complex of cold pressed pomegranate seed oil and papaya fruit extract in our signature botanical oil base of jojoba, rosehip and camellia oils. With naturally occurring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, this delicate plant oil is perfect for restoring and rejuvenating the skin, reducing inflammation and irritations, while also providing deep nourishment and lasting hydration to the skin. Simply use alone or try adding a few drops into your favourite serum or moisturiser.
Enzymes have an array of benefits for your skin and by including these potent bio actives in your routine you will be well on your way to achieving ageless beauty!