What is enzyme cosmetics and who will suit it
Enzyme cosmetics are gaining popularity, and there is a clear explanation for this – it acts very gently, but at the same time it effectively updates skin cells. We tell in more detail how enzymes work and where to find them.
The second name for enzymes is catalysts. These are protein catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions in the body.
In cosmetics, those enzymes are used that break down the protein ligaments between cells, help the skin say goodbye to those that have already worked out their own.
Such exfoliation helps to get rid of dull skin, restore radiant and fresh appearance, improve complexion and even return a slight glow to it.
Beneficially enzymatic, or peeling affects the skin texture. it becomes smoother and more even, and the pores are less noticeable.
A huge plus of enzyme cosmetics is that it acts very carefully, so even owners of very sensitive and excessively dry skin can use it, that is, those who are contraindicated in scrubs.
It is also suitable for those for whom acid-based products were too aggressive.
As a rule, enzyme peels are released in the form of a mask. you must apply for 5-15 minutes, and then washed off. This is because the exposure time of enzymes should be limited, otherwise, after dealing with dead cells, they will take on younger and needed ones.
That is why the exposure time indicated on the label should be observed.
Enzymes are taken from Plants
There is another type of enzyme-based product – face wash, which can be used almost every day. They really come in the form of a fine powder, which, in contact with water, dissolves and turns into a gentle foam. Such powders exfoliate very gently, and a lasting effect is caused by frequent use.
Such products are being released more and more, since they help maintain the skin in optimal condition without unnecessary fuss. In addition, it is convenient to take them with you on a trip, even if traveling lightly – in hand luggage such powder will not be taken into account as a liquid cosmetic product.
By the way, for those who do not want to exfoliate with such powder gently, but don’t want to switch to more aggressive means, experts advise to wash themselves in a slightly different way once or twice a week – by applying powder to a sponge to massage the skin. The movements should be accurate, and the pressure should be slight.
The vast majority of enzymes used in cosmetics are extracted from plants. For example, papain is taken from unripe papaya fruits – this is one of the most common enzymes in peeling for the skin. Another – ficin – is isolated from fig juice and other ficus plants. Bromelain is found in pineapple stems and the fruits themselves, as well as in other bromeliad plants.
So those who avoid animal ingredients in cosmetics should not worry – enzymes are taken from plants.
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