What is enzyme exfoliation?

April 30, 2019





What is enzyme exfoliation?

Enzyme exfoliation is a type of chemical exfoliation that breaks down the "glue" that holds dead, dulling skin cells together. Enzyme exfoliation works more gently than AHA chemical exfoliants to shed skin cells and speed up the skin's natural exfoliation process.

Professional enzyme exfoliation can be used instead of a surface peel to remove aging dead cells, awaken dull skin and target pores. It also facilitates easy penetration of active serums into the skin during the next step of the facial.

EnzymeTherapy, a professional-use-only Bioelements enzyme exfoliator, promotes proteolytic (protein digesting) action. It gently and evenly removes the uppermost layers of the stratum corneum by "digesting" dead skin cells. It increases vasodilation, which in turn improves blood flow and skin tone.

Extra-Strength EnzymeTherapy is double the strength of EnzymeTherapy. It proves a more aggressive exfoliation treatment, but is still gentler than any of the surface peels.


   Who needs enzyme exfoliation?

EnzymeTherapy is for those who have skin that is too sensitive for surface peels, but still experiences one or more of the following issues:

  • Breakouts

  • Clogged pores

  • Dull skin

  • Hyperpigmentation (UV, hormonal, PIH)

Extra-Strength EnzymeTherapy is for those with skin that tolerates EnzymeTherapy well and has these issues:

  • Non-inflamed breakouts

  • Clogged pores

  • Flakiness

  • Dull skin

  • Hyperpigmentation (UV, hormonal, PIH)

Why does it work?

EnzymeTherapy works because it is formulated with active ingredients including papain, papaya, and pineapple enzymes that aid in exfoliation. It also contains comfrey, corn starch, and allantoin that soothe the skin.

Extra-Strength EnzymeTherapy provides stronger exfoliation due to the added cinnamon. This ingredient stimulates and warms the skin while it physically exfoliates



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