Nearly all living organisms rely on biological catalysts to maintain an orderly and healthy metabolism. Enzymes efficiently support key reactions throughout most metabolic pathways by accelerating the rate of the reaction but not altering the equilibrium of the process. The majority of the enzymes used in topical skincare are classified as proteases or proteolytic enzymes; which include but are not limited to, bromelain, papain, ficin and pancreatin. Proteolytic enzymes are a type of protein-cleaving enzyme and are specifically designed to breakdown proteins found in peptides and other molecules throughout the body. When topically applied, proteolytic enzymes use their affinity to proteins to link with dead skin cells attached to the outermost portion of the skin. The enzymatic reaction allows for the dead cells to release from the surface which, in turn, promotes the production of fresh skin cells beneath. Topically applied proteolytic enzymes can be used as a less aggressive, yet competitive alternative to chemical peeling agents. Moreover, their ability to promote new skin cells via desquamation in addition to having a potent anti-inflammatory activity makes them well suited for the consumer who may shy away from traditional peeling agents. Selling points are as follows; improvements in cellular turnover, skin radiance boost, and general skin health can be expected upon using enzyme rich skincare products.
Here are a couple of products we carry that use enzymes.
It’s Zyme to Peel (VLT0.3011):
It’s not your typical enzyme peel. It is packed full of six (6) natural, potent enzymes. However, even with the plethora of enzymes, the pH is still above 3.0. Therefore, It’s Zyme to Peel is the ideal solution for all skin types, including sensitive skins. The six (6) enzymes work harmoniously together to gently hold onto and remove dead cells, while helping to hydrolysis proteins into peptides and amino acids… improving skin health. Why is improving skin health important, besides brightening and softening the skin? As skin health improves, so will the foundation to receive an abundance of anti-aging and mechanism actives… defending the skin against environmental and age stressors long term, in addition to firming and reducing fine lines short term.
Papango Enzyme Mask (VLT03002):
The Papango Enzyme Mask (aka: The Papango) is made from an exquisite blend of tropical fruit extracts, such as Pineapple, Mango, and Papaya, so it appears as a yellow-orange puree with gold beads interspersed. The gold beads are actually Salicylic Acid, which is excellent for problematic skin, as well as it smooths and fights the signs of age surfing over our skin. The Papango is gentle on skin while still proving to be effective as a clarifying and purifying instrument.
Since the purpose of The Papango is to unclog pores, lessen wrinkles, and smooth skin, the CoValence chemists created it with multiple exfoliants… The first is Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the stem of Pineapples, which hydrolyses proteins into Peptides and Amino Acids. The second exfoliant is Papain, an enzyme derived from Papayas that digests keratin proteins to help accelerate exfoliation. Papain is also an antioxidant, anti‐inflammatory, and rich in Vitamins C, E and Beta‐carotene. Salicylic Acid is the third and fourth exfoliant… Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and exfoliates deeply which prevents pore-clogging and also smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, while stimulating new cell growth and reducing inflammation of the skin. Last, but not least, Carica Papaya Fruit, is an antioxidant high in Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, Flavonoids, as well as a prime source of the enzyme Papain, which aids in exfoliation.
Once your skin is gently cleansed and exfoliated, it will be begging for some hydration…Therefore, The Papango is proudly fortified with Mangifera Indica Seed Butter, or Mango Seed Butter, which is extracted from fruit kernels of the Mango Tree. Its high content of fatty acids assists in ideal and lasting moisturization and hydration of the skin.
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