Malaysia’s largest newspaper wrote not long ago about the beneficial effects that plant enzymes have on keeping skin healthy and beautiful. They mentioned that plant enzymes work as a tool to maintain radiant skin, as well as repair adverse skin conditions such blemishes, spots, discolorations and excessive sebum production.
The article confirms why we are using plant enzymes in our products since 2009. We also write about it for several years.
How does papaya work in skincare?
As we age, the glue that binds dead cells to our skin hardens and that make it more difficult for us to get rid of dead skin. Regular skin exfoliation is essential in order to remove dead skin cells allowing the skin to produce new, healthy cells.
Since 2009, we are using various types of plant enzymes mixed with coconut water extract in all Paul Penders skin and body care products because plant enzymes are considered great super cleansers for skin. Plant enzymes’ effects are beyond the effect of a cleanser, as enzymes are gently proteolytic exfoliants that expel the dead cells from the skin.
They also help in regulating the sebaceous flow, following the needs of your skin. Plant enzymes help creating an extraordinary smooth skin and a refreshed, clear and youthful complexion
While most people understand the importance of cleansing, hydration and sunscreen, they often overlook exfoliation in their skin care regimen. Exfoliation can bring a fresh, youthful look to your skin and will help prevent blemishes. The key is to perform the exfoliation properly.
What is exfoliation? Exfoliation is defined as the removal of the oldest dead skin cells or dry skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. There are two types of exfoliation: Chemical exfoliation and Physical exfoliation.
Chemical exfoliator does not necessarily have to be harmful ingredient, it can be made with ingredients such as AHAs (Alpha-hydroxy acids) or enzymes. AHAs are a group of organic carboxylic compounds. AHAs most commonly used in cosmetic applications are typically derived from food products including lactic acid (from sour milk), tartaric acid (from grape wine), glycolic acid (from sugar cane), citric acid (from citrus fruits) and malic acid (from apples). Enzymes are created from fruit such as carica papaya. They work differently to acids; instead of penetrating the dermis, they digest any debris, such as dead proteins or excess sebum, on the surface of the skin.
Physical exfoliators have granules to agitate the surface of the skin and remove dead skin cells. Physical exfoliation is not recommended for the face as the granules in physical scrubs can grind the dirt further into the skin and potentially damage pores. However, it is great on the body, especially for controlling hormonal acne on the chest and back.
We have the Citrus Fruit Exfoliatant in the Paul Penders’ skincare product range. Regular use of this non-abrasive herbal exfoliant will reveal soft, fresh, healthier-looking skin. It is formulated with natural alpha and beta hydroxy acids that gently remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, this all-natural exfoliant will unclog pores and sweep away dead skin cells, leaving the skin softer and clearer than ever before. It is not only specially created to work synergistically with the natural whitening effect of Paul Penders AquaLuna and Intensive Clarifying Therapy, but it is also suitable for all skin types.
The Importance Of Skin Exfoliation