Active Enzyme Peel Mask

Active Enzyme Peel Mask


Enzyme peel is a type of chemical exfoliator, which utilizes natural enzymes that dissolve dead skin cells. To clarify, these enzymes are proteins that accelerate chemical reactions within the body and occur naturally. In fact, there are several different types of enzymes, however most skincare formulations utilize protein-degrading enzymes (protease) that are derived from fruits. For example, these are some of the most commonly used fruit enzymes in skincare products:

  • Papain – enzyme of papaya
  • Bromelain – enzyme found in pineapple
  • Pumpkin pulp – one of the most potent fruit enzymes
  • Actinidin – enzyme found in kiwi, mango, banana, papaya, pineapple

Similarly, fruit enzymes act like AHAs, but are more mild and gentle to the skin. Because enzymes work only on a skin surface level and exfoliate only dead and damaged skin cells, they do NOT cause damage to the healthy living cells and don’t cause skin irritation or peeling like chemical peels do. That is to say, enzymatic peels are ideal for sensitive, delicate, dry, acne prone, irritated and dull skin, or for those who can’t tolerate AHAs.

  However, be aware that even though you might feel light burning or gentle tingling sensation while enzyme product is on your skin, you most likely will not have any skin redness once the product is washed off.

One of the main advantages of enzyme face peel is its ability to gently exfoliate skin without causing irritation while providing immediate visible results. Even though an enzyme peel is more mild and doesn’t exfoliate skin as deep as alpha/beta hydroxy peels do, it still provides many benefits similar to chemical peels. In fact, enzyme peel is mainly known for its superb brightening and rejuvenating properties. Here’s a more extended list of enzyme peel benefits:

  • Reveals brighter complexion
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Improves skin texture
  • Reduces age spots, sun damage and pigmentation
  • Improves appearance of scars
  • Minimizes fine lines & wrinkles
  • Refines pores
  • Improves overall appearance of skin
  • Improves product absorption
  • Safe for sensitive and irritated skin
  • Doesn’t increase sun sensitivity


Papaya Fruit, Bromelain Enzyme, Kiwi Fruit, Lemon Peel, Pumpkin, Tomato, Carrot, Apple, White Willow Bark.

In order to obtain the most benefits from enzyme peels, mix 1/2 tsp with Milk to form a paste. Layer to your clean and dry skin.  Wait for 10 to 15 mins and then apply warm water and gently rub in circular motion.  Clean, Pat dry and Moisturize.   Enzyme exfoliation almost doesn’t have contraindications and side effects and are the most recommended to prevent dryness or allergic reactions.

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