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Why You Need Enzymes In Your Skincare

8th January 2019

“After weeks of indulgence and heading straight back into the pollution of the city, my dull skin needs a fresh start.”

You may have heard of enzymes in food, but what about in your skincare? With the launch of our Dynamic Resurfacing Smooth Start collection, featuring ELEMIS’ patented Tri-Enzyme technology, it’s time for a closer look…

What are enzymes?

Enzymes are catalysts acting to bring about a particular reaction. Used in many biological processes, their incredible ability is to create useful reactions at body temperature that would otherwise only occur at very high temperatures. Commonly used in the food industry to ripen fruit and aid in the production of things like cheese and wine, in skincare, enzymes are usually extracted from fruit such as papayas, pineapples and kiwis. Check out our Papaya Enzyme Peel for a crash course in the amazing brightening power of these fruit acids!

How are enzymes used in skincare?

In skincare, enzymes often work by breaking down proteins such as the keratin found in dead skin cells on your complexion surface. Where manual exfoliation—such as in scrubs and traditional peels—can be incredibly abrasive and irritating, enzymes allow for gentle and even resurfacing of the skin, without causing redness and breakouts.

What is ELEMIS’ patented Tri-Enzyme Technology?

Recognizing that lacklustre complexions are so often just vibrant skin hiding beneath dead cells and build up, ELEMIS created this revolutionary formulation, harnessing the exfoliating power of enzymes. Clinically shown to smooth the skin, our Tri-Enzyme formulations from the Dynamic Resurfacing range actively encourage the skin’s natural cell renewal cycle for a smooth and radiant complexion with continued use.

What else is involved?

Powerful anti-oxidants such as Moringa and White Truffle, can also be found in these formulations, helping to soothe, support and protect the skin against environmental damage. As the range works to actively smooth and brighten the skin, it is vital that you shield your complexion with an SPF as usual.

How should I use enzymes?

Think of enzymes as a shortcut to skin radiance. Our Dynamic Resurfacing Smooth Start Collection features four products to help you reveal fresher, brighter skin; rewriting your skin story for a smooth start this new year. So, if your skin appears dull and needs a refresh after weeks of indulgence, or if you’re oily and prone to breakouts, opt for this collection to purify and renew your complexion.

To start, remove your makeup and daily pollutants with a cleansing micellar water, and then follow with Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash. This gentle but potent formulation will work to refine your skin as you cleanse, allowing a smooth and revitalized complexion to be revealed.

Step two, exfoliate day and night with Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads. A real hero product, these pads feature enzymes to exfoliate, Lactic Acid to retexture the skin and act as a humectant; drawing in plumping moisture, plus a unique Pro-Biotic Ferment Complex to support the skin’s microflora and promote faster turnover of cells. Simply take one pad and smooth, texture side down, over the face in a circular motion. One pack of these is ideal for a month-long radiance boosting program.

Step three, refine your skin with Dynamic Resurfacing Serum. Formulated with four flower AHAs from Hibiscus, White Lily, Gardenia and Freesia, to optimise the non-abrasive resurfacing action of Tri-Enzyme, skin appears soft and smooth. Mineral and vitamin-rich SelastinTM helps reduce the appearance of pores, while Vitamin-C helps even skin tone and support pH balance.

Finally, once or twice a week, apply the Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask to freshly cleansed skin to effectively boost the re-texturing of the skin’s surface while balancing sebum levels. Cooling and calming, this amazing mask leaves skin bright and smooth with a refreshing tingle.

Give enzymes a go and shop the Dynamic Resurfacing Smooth Start Collection now.

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