What are Enzymes in Skincare?

What are Enzymes in Skincare?
Enzymes in skin care are used as a method to exfoliate the skin, and come from fruits (usually pineapple, papaya & pumpkin to name a few).
what are enzymes in skincare - papaya
They contain proteolytic enzymes which essentially means that they break down and digest proteins. They specifically work on the outer layer of the skin and break down the keratin protein that binds the top layer of the epidermis known as the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum is what you can see in the mirror, it is made up of 25-30 rows of flat, dead keratinised cells. Want to know more about the skin structure and functions? Read our handy blog here.
When looking at exfoliants, enzymes are the gentlest on the skin, making them a great option for those with sensitive skin.
 what are enzymes in skincare - pineapple enzyme
Our Moringa & Pineapple Enzyme Face Mask uses pineapple enzymes to exfoliate the skin, it contains the proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which helps to gently break down and digest large proteins that have accumulated.
The addition of pineapple enzyme helps to increase cell renewal, which in turn helps to remove dead skin cells, sebum and dirt on the skin which often causes clogged pores. It helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and brightens dull skin. The enzymes leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.
The Moringa and Pineapple Enzyme Face Mask is also:
  • Unscented 
  • Dermatologically approved for sensitive skin 
  • COSMOS Organic 
  • Vegan 
  • Cruelty Free 
  • 99% Natural 
  • 100% palm oil free (including derivatives)  
  • Made in the UK 
  • Ethical Best Buy   

what are enzyme in skincare with our Pineapple enzyme face mask

Shop our Moringa & Pineapple Enzyme Face Mask here.

About Lucy Bee

Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin.

Any information provided by us is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We always recommend referring your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner.

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