Enzymes use in Skin Care

How are enzymes used in skin care? While there are many types of enzymes, they have two primary uses in skin care-- for exfoliation and anti-inflammation. Certain enzymes are effective exfoliants and can be gentler than other methods like scrubs and microdermabrasion.

The upper layer of your skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. The enzymes work by specifically breaking down the keratin protein, resulting in smoother skin. Look for fruit enzymes like papain (papaya), pineapple or blueberry.

Other enzymes (some found naturally in skin) can function as a scavenger of free radicals and protect skin against oxidative damage. Simply put, enzymes can protect against damage from sun, environmental pollutants and even acne.

Look for phosolipase or lipase. The downside of enzymes So far, enzymes sound pretty great, right? Unfortunately, enzymes are very picky about their environment. They require optimal conditions of temperature and pH, and when enzymes are removed from their natural environment, they have a tendency to become unstable.

This makes them very difficult to work with and challenging for chemists to formulate with. Changes in pH and temperature can denature some enzymes, which makes them inactivate and renders them useless. It is very difficult to maintain consistent shipping and storage conditions for skincare products, which can result in enzymes becoming unstable and therefore not working.

Stable conditions at home would be to avoid heat and direct light - store in a cool, dark place. Bottom Line in Wellness Center Wellness Suites Weston we work in base of Enzymes have a lot of potential in personal care products and advances are constantly being made in enzyme technology with the hope of increasing their stability.

Unfortunately, there is no way to know if the enzyme has stopped working in your product (unless you take it to a lab to test for enzymatic activity). Enzymes can definitely benefit your skin but they are expensive and may or may not work as well as they should. Be careful to store your enzyme products in a consistent environment to get the most benefit. For more science based beauty visit our Wellness Suites Weston Spa.

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